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San Andreas Fault Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

Riverside County, United States
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3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided 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. 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
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 preserve on the San Andreas Fault to visit a natural palm oasis. Explore the stunning 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.  
Watch the sun dip below the horizon, casting beautiful colors and shadows all over the Palm Desert. Then, just as the stars come out, discover the mysteries of the night sky with a high powered telescope, laser pointer, and tutorial. The guide will point out the visible planets and stars and share the stories and mythology of the constellations.
The tour ends with a return trip to Palm Desert and a hotel drop-off.


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Julie B Y
, Sep 2018

The gentlemen that give these tour guides live the lifestyle. They are hiking and living with nature during their leisure time. Very knowledgeable and willing to share the history and plant life of the desert. Not to mention, astronomy and scientific advancements. Our tour guide was Mike was charming, sincere, and was very adept to his environment. He was very calming and made us feel safe. Mitch was our star gazer. He was engaging and passionate about the stars and plants. Including, the advancements in the frontier of space. Thanks guys for a great tour!

Terry A S
, Nov 2015

enjoyable. Guide, Tom, very informative and entertaining

Tuckered Mama
, Sep 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
, Jun 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
, Nov 2014

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

Product code: 2335NIGHT

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