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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.
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    Reviewed 1 January 2018

    My wife and I just returned from 5 days in Palm Desert during which we did the Desert Adventures Stargazing tour. or tour guide, Lane Romans, picked us up at the Desert Springs Villas and made sure that we were comfortable from start to finish....More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your desert adventure with Lane. Stargazing is a very popular tour!

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