Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour from Palm Springs. 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. Granola snacks, bottled water and a pickup and drop-off from select hotels in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta are included.
This stargazing adventure begins when you board your “Big Red Jeep” and depart on an open-air Jeep ride into the desert. Travel to a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and visit a natural palm oasis. Explore the spectacular box and slot 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. Enjoy a guided journey through the night sky as you view planets, stars, and constellations through the lens of a high powered telescope as your guide shares the mythology of the constellations.