• Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour from Palm Desert. Explore a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes in an open-air Jeep. Watch the transition from day to night as the remaining sunlight casts brilliant shadows and colors on the hills. Then examine the dark, starry sky with a hand-held tracking device. Granola snacks, bottled water and a pickup and drop-off from select Palm Desert hotels are included.


  • Desert stargazing tour from Palm Desert
  • Tour the San Andreas Fault area in an open-air Jeep
  • See the stars, planets, and constellations through the lens of a high-powered telescope
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Desert

Stargazing Jeep Tour

This stargazing adventure begins with a hotel pickup in Palm Desert, followed by an open-air Jeep ride into the desert. 

Travel to a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and visit a natural palm oasis. Explore the spectacular box and slot canyons and visit an ancient fossil bed as the Jeep winds through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons along the San Andreas Fault Zone.
Learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes and find out why the Cahuilla people lived on the San Andreas Fault. Hear some of the fascinating stories of the valley's pioneer settlers and gold miners.  

Enjoy a fascinating stargazing journey through the night sky with the a high powered telescope, laser pointer, and tutorial of the night sky. The guide will help to point out the visible planets and stars and sharing the mythology of the constellations.

The tour ends with a return trip to Palm Desert and a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Tuckered Mama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide, Fox Robe was very informative and entertaining about a wide array of topics regarding this area of California. It was definitely more than expected! Shining moment: spotting a coyote and later hearing some!

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour had it all, lots of interesting information and geological formations. The stars at night were amazing. It was so clear. Our guide was professional, friendly and able to answer all the questions thrown his way.

Geri B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Wonderful time. Really learned alot of interesting info. Stars,Faults Plant Life Rocks and a whole lot of fun.

Terry A S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

enjoyable. Guide, Tom, very informative and entertaining

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