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

From USD 150.00
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  • 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
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Small-Group Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Desert
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Small-Group Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Desert
USD 150.00
Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Into the box canyon

Our guide John made it a very interesting journey. Very knowledgeable. Our travel back into the box canyon was my favorite, especially the short hike through narrow rock openings. The star gazing was a little disappointing because the city lights still blocked out most stars...More

Thank John B
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We enjoy seeing five star reviews as do our guides.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip in Palm Desert

Convenient pick up point in Palm Desert to use restroom before boarding Jeep. There are other restroom spots but most are port-a-potties but clean. No noticeable sand blowing in our faces like some reviews said. Did not need jackets in September. Star gazing was the...More

Thank Sandynick
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your tour with Jim.

Reviewed 31 July 2018
An evening with Neil

My wife and I were very hesitant about the cost of the tour but decided that this would be the only time in our lives that we would be able to do this. We were not disappointed in the least. Amazing views. Lots of info....More

3  Thank Mark R
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Glad to hear that the tour met your expectations! All of our guides are really good and yes Neil is going to get a raise! thanks for posting on TA!

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Rest up, and enjoy the night!

Prepare to be windblown in the open air Jeep (and COVERED in dust and sand by the end of the night) ....but what kind of Jeep tour would it be if you left the top on? We had BEAUTIFUL weather, learned a lot about the...More

1  Thank AmandaSuttonE
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your desert adventure. thanks for sharing here on TA!

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Fascinating & Memorable Tour

My husband wanted to book a Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault on our recent trip to Palm Desert. Since he rarely advocates tours on his own, I knew this was important to him so I reluctantly agreed to go. However, I thought the...More

Thank MissMoorea
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Wow! Thanks for your enthusiastic review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour and night sky! Thanks for the recommendation!

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