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San Andreas Fault Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

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    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 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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    78375 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickup is offered from the cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage,

    subject to availability. Additional pickup fees may apply.

    Please contact Desert Adventures after booking to request hotel pickup.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Naturalist guided open-air Jeep eco-tour
    • Granola snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Land Use Fees
    • Entry/Admission - San Andreas Fault
    • Guide gratuity (optional)
    • Food and drink (unless otherwise specified)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 guests per booking is required
    • Closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen are strongly advised
    • As desert temperatures may vary, dressing in layers would be advised
    • Please call the reservation's desk a day or two before your tour to confirm your pickup time and location. Failure to call, however, will NOT result in cancellation of the tour.
    • The departure time of this tour varies with sunset. Tours depart approximately 1.5 hours before sunset.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests with neck or back program or pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester should consult with their doctor before taking a Jeep tour.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    Reviews (21)
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    Reviewed 31 July 2018

    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

    Date of experience: July 2018
    4  Thank Mark R
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 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

    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

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank AmandaSuttonE
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, 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

    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

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    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, 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!

    Reviewed 1 March 2018

    We selected Red Jeep tours as we are unable to hike and the stargazing trip sounded intriguing. From the start of the adventure Red Jeep was very professional, assuring our comfort and providing it. Mike our tour guide and driver was so knowledgeable about the...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank 650Marcia
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Mike.The full moon over the desert is beautiful!

    Reviewed 4 January 2018

    Our family of 4 took the stargazing tour in December 2017. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Learned about desert plants, native history and the geology of the area. The tour ended with a discussion of constellations at the "ranch". This is a really...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank dapers
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

    Thanks for your review. The stargazing tour is a favorite of guests from around the world.

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