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San Andreas Fault: Land of Wonder in Motion

San Andreas Fault: Land of Wonder in Motion

Come along with us to the most famous fault in the world, where the North American and Pacific Plates touch: the San Andreas Fault.

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Come along with us to the most famous fault in the world, where the North American and Pacific Plates touch: the San Andreas Fault. Visit the Coachella Valley Preserve for an introduction to plate tectonics and info on this amazing landmark, where you'll experience the opportunity to stand right on the fault and see an oasis up close. Here, you'll also enjoy an included picnic lunch amid spectacular views before we continue our journey along the "back" of the fault to reach Box Canyon. View "slickenlines," parallel lines on rocks that have been polished smooth by tectonic movements. Our knowledgeable step-on guide, Isabel Sánchez, will point out obvious signs of upheaval, synclines, anticlines, and more; expect to feel very small! Don't miss this fabulous and fascinating day.

All-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

9:00am - 9:30am

Comfort stop

11:20am - 12:15pm

Picnic lunch at Coachella Valley Preserve; boxed lunches from Boudin Bakery

12:15pm - 3:30pm

San Andreas Fault area exploration

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Comfort stop

5:15pm

Depart for local drop-offs

Tour Manager:  10/26 - Keri Belisle*

 

Activity Level: High

Considerable walking on unpaved, uneven and sandy desert surfaces is involved on this tour. Some portions of the walking tour into the fault include a narrow pathway, inclines, and may require stepping onto or over various-sized rocks or boulders. While much of the tour includes sightseeing from the coach, the walking portions could be challenging for persons with mobility limitations.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from San Diego area pickup locations

  • Professional tour manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Boxed lunch from Boudin Bakery

 

     Boudin Bakery Boxed Picnic Lunch

    Preselected choice of:

    - Turkey & Havarti Cheese - with lettuce, tomatoes, on sliced sourdough

    - Ham & Swiss - with lettuce, tomatoes, on sliced sourdough

    - Pesto Roast Beef - with arugula and tomatoes on sliced sourdough w/pesto mayo on the side

    - Vegetarian & Havarti Cheese - with smashed avocado, red peppers, cucumber, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes on sliced multigrain, w/ sun-dried tomato spread & balsamic

      vinaigrette on the side

    - Spring Salad - with spiced walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries, granny smith apples and balsamic dressing on the side

 

All condiments are on the side. Boxed sandwich lunch includes a bag of chips and a baked cookie.

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

 

*Assigned Tour Manager subject to change without notice

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Escondido Escondido Transit Center
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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