Small-Group Sunset and Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

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Small-Group Sunset and Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Pickup is available for hotels located in Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta or you may check in at the central meeting point which is located in Palm Desert
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Tour departure time varies throughout the season based on sunset. Exact time will be provided upon reconfirmation.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Journey by open-air Jeep from Palm Springs at sunset through the California desert to experience stargazing at its best! Explore the canyons along the San Andreas Fault and watch as the desert sunset creates amazing shadows on the mountains. You'll also enjoy stargazing through a large tracking telescope as your ‘Star Navigator’ guide shares the mythology of the constellations.

This sunset and stargazing Jeep adventure from Palm Springs to the San Andreas Fault takes you on an open-air nocturnal voyage through the surreal shadows and mystical darkness of the cooling desert landscape.

Your journey begins before dark as you explore steep-walled canyons along the San Andreas Fault. As the sun begins to set, grab your camera to capture the spectacular transition from day to night as light casts amazing shadows on the mountains, creating a depth and range of colors unseen during the day.

While you explore the pristine, natural palm oasis of this area, learn how and why the Cahuilla Indians lived on the San Andreas Fault and hear fascinating stories of the valley's pioneer settlers and gold miners. Experience the pure silence and beauty of the desert at twilight away from the lights and noise of the city. This is the best time to spot wildlife as this is when many desert animals are most active.

After sunset, enjoy star- and planet-gazing under the clear desert skies with the help of a ‘Sky Scout’, a hand held which helps point out specific stars, and laser pointers. Your guide will act as a ‘Star Navigator,’ pointing out planets and stars through the ‘Sky-Scout’ and sharing the mythology of the constellations while you enjoy the peaceful desert atmosphere.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)
  • Open-air jeep eco-tour
  • All admissions & fees
  • Granola snacks
  • Bottled water

What isn't included

  • Guide gratuity (optional)
  • Food and drink (unless otherwise specified)