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San Andreas Fault Nightwatch (Stargazing) Jeep Tour

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Online reservations are accepted until 48 hours prior to departure. Within 48 hours, please call our Reservations Desk at (760) 324-5337 to inquire about availability.

OVERVIEW

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SAN ANDREAS FAULT NIGHTWATCH (STARGAZING) JEEP TOUR

Witness the transition from day to night on this exciting 4WD adventure that adds stargazing to our popular San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour. Travel to a private 800+ acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault where you will learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology, and earthquakes. 

On your journey, you will visit a natural palm oasis, explore spectacular box and slot canyons, and view an ancient fossil bed as your jeep winds its way through the incredible labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone. 

As the sun sets, witness the spectacular transition from day to night as the light casts amazing shadows and colors on the hills.  Desert sunsets are magical, so be sure to bring your camera! 

When the sky darkens, you will be treated to a fascinating stargazing journey through the night sky.

Desert Adventures is the only tour company that can take you to this private location and provide this unique experience.

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THINGS TO BRING:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles (such as tennis shoes or hiking boots). Sandals and shoes with high heels are not recommended.
  • Wear comfortable clothing – we recommend you dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. In the cooler months (November through March), we suggest you bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Don’t forget your camera or video camera – the photo opportunities are amazing!

DETAILS

INCLUSIONS:

  • Jeep eco-tour with an expert naturalist guide
  • Guided nature walk (geared to the abilities of the guests in the jeep)
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • All admission/site fees & taxes

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Guide Gratuities are not included in the tour cost. While gratuities are not required or expected, our guides do appreciate gratuities as an acknowledgement of their excellent service and knowledge. Therefore you might want to bring along cash in case you want to express your appreciation to your guide in this way.  The suggested gratuity is 10-15% of the tour price, or whatever you feel is appropriate.
  • Hotel pickup is available from select locations in La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.  Please call (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour to inquire about and schedule hotel pickup (additional charges may apply).

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • There is a 5% cancellation penalty for cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure. There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for no-shows unless we cancel the tour due to weather or safety issues.

TOUR ADVISORY:

  • Guests with neck, back, or serious injuries and women who are pregnant are advised to consult with their doctor before taking any Jeep Tour.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

RESERVATIONS:

  • Advanced reservations are required for this tour.
  • 48-Hours advance notice is required for online bookings. To make reservations for tours departing within 48 hours, please call Desert Adventures Tour Reservations Desk Toll Free at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 or locally at 1-760-324-5337.

TOUR MINIMUM:

  • This tour has a 2 person minimum. If you are a single traveler, please call our reservation’s desk at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 Toll Free or 1-760-324-5337 locally to inquire about joining an existing tour or you may email us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

This tour departs from the parking lot in front of Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant (78-375 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211) which is conveniently located off the I-10 freeway at Washington Street. There are a number of eateries in the shopping center where you can grab a beverage or meal before or after your tour.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is the Coco’s Restaurant in Palm Desert NOT Palm Springs.  

Complimentary hotel pickup is available for guests staying in Palm Desert and Indian Wells, subject to availability. Pickup from Rancho Mirage or La Quinta is also available for an additional charge of $25 per booking. To request hotel pickup, please call our office at (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour.

Hotel pickup adds approximately 30-60 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pickup location and number of pickups scheduled.

DROP OFF LOCATION:

Same as departure.

TOUR INFO

30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
In honor of our 30th Anniversary, we are offering special rate of just $120 per person for online bookings of our public San Andreas Fault Nightwatch (Stargazing) Jeep Tour departing on or before December 31, 2017.

Blackout Dates: November 23-25 and December 26-31, 2017


REGULAR TOUR PRICES

Departures through 12/31/2017

Adult
Senior (62+)
Child (12 & Under)
Private Tour

$150 USD
$135 USD
$125 USD
$750 USD

Departures beginning 1/1/2018

Adult
Senior (62+)
Child (12 & Under)
Private Tour

$150 USD
$135 USD
$125 USD
$800 USD

PRIVATE TOURS

Private tours are sold by the vehicle. Each Jeep holds up to 7 guests.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Tours depart approximately 1.5 hours before sunset. For current departure times, please call our Reservation’s Desk at (760) 324-5337.

Tours are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, year round.
Please call our office at (760) 324-5337 or email our Reservation’s Desk to inquire about booking a private tour on other nights of the week.

TOUR DURATION

3 hours from Coco’s in Palm Desert
Hotel pickup adds up to 1 hour

DISCOUNTS

Discounts or special offers apply to the adult tour rate only and can not be combined.

 

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Awards + Recognition

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2011 - 2017

Santa Rosa Award for Destination Excellence

Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

"Best of the Best" Award Best Palm Springs Attraction

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Top Attraction in Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

1# Outdoor Activity in California Desert

TripAdvisor