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San Andreas Fault Sunset Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

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    What to Expect
    Meet your group and guide at Coco’s Restaurant in Palm Desert. Please note the departure time varies throughout the season based on sunset times. The exact time you should meet will be provided after you reconfirm your tour.

    After you meet with your guide, jump in your 4WD Jeep to get your journey started. Your Jeep has no doors or windows, so you’re in store for quite the riding adventure. Drive by steep-walled canyons along the San Andreas Fault with the open air running through your hair.

    As your tour makes its way through the desert, the sun will begin to set. Keep your camera ready for awesome pictures of the sunset in the valley. As night starts to fall, enjoy the scenery under the moonlight. The wildlife also starts to come out at nighttime, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled as you ride. Along the way, your guide tells you stories about the settlers that came to this area, as well as the Cahuilla Indians who once lived in the valley.
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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.
    Departure Time

    Departure time is approximately 3.0 hours before sunset. 

    Please confirm departure time with local operator after booking.  Tours depart promptly from Coco's Bakery and Restaurant.  Contact local operator to inquire about the availability for hotel pickup (offered from Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage hotels).  Additional fees for pickup may apply.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Open-air Jeep eco-tour
    • Small-group experience
    • Granola snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Land Use Fees
    • Entry/Admission - San Andreas Fault
    • Gratuities
    • Food & Beverage (unless 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 2.5 hours before sunset.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Guests with neck or back problems or pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester should consult with their doctor before taking a Jeep Tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    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 23 April 2019

    My sister's and I took the sunset tour with Phil also known as "Smiling Spirit". The tour was educational and fun. Phil is very knowledgeable about the area and the San Andreas fault. Phil made sure we experienced a desert sunset which was fabulous!!! We...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Cosmopolitan554371
    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

    Thank you for your review! We will pass along the nice words to Phil!

    Reviewed 6 December 2018

    What a joy to learn science, geology, biology and laugh along the way. Travis was extremely knowledgeable and witty. His stories and facts on this incredible area will long amaze and amuse me. We took this tour in the rain and didn’t mind the wet...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Kathy K
    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

    Thank you for such a nice review, Kathy! We enjoy the San Andreas Fault tour in the rain and so glad that you did too! Travis is such a great guide and we are so happy that you had such a good time with him....More

    Reviewed 5 December 2018

    We had Janet as our guide. She was delightful, knowledgeable, and very attentive to our group. She drove us to the San Andres Fault and explained how and when it happened and it was stunning to actually see the layers of the earth displaced upward....More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

    Thank you for your review! We will definitely pass along your kind words to Janet.

    Reviewed 15 November 2018

    Our 10 year old grand daughter LOVED this tour (and so did my husband and I)! So much intriguing and great San Andreas fault information, flora and fauna desert info, and the recreated Cauhuilla Indian village special. Ask for guide Janet. She is so passionate...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Debra H
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

    Thanks for your great 5 star review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Janet!

    Reviewed 15 November 2018

    I wish I had read the poor reviews of this tour before booking it. Whilst the guide was knowledgeable, her presentation was so boring that I spent most of the time looking at my watch to see if it was almost over. Afterward, I was...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

    I wish you had addressed your concerns directly to me as we offer that option in the e mail we sent you after the tour. I could have then been able to understand who the guide was and what in particular was the problem and...More

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    1 January 2019|
    Response from Debra H | Reviewed this property |
    Hi: I have a house in this area and I bet the weather will be great in May-not too hot but probably still "shorts" weather!
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