Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. 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 enjoy a guided journey through the night sky as you gaze at stars and planets and hear fascinating stories about the constellations.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Andreas Fault, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, California- Experience the twisted and tortured landscape of an active earthquake fault system as your guide describes the geology of the area and you explore the skeleton of the earth.- Walk between the steep walls of deep canyons created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time.- Explore a natural palm oasis where crystal clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer.- Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more.- Learn about the plants and animals of the California desert.- Discover the fascinating history of the Coachella Valley.- Enjoy spectacular views as your guide describes the geologic forces and local history that shaped the Coachella Valley.- Witness the amazing colors of a desert sunset.- The tour ends with stargazing under the clear desert skies.Duration: 2 hours