Kitt Peak Nighttime Observing Tour

November 12, 2024

Explore space from nearly 7,000 feet up in the Quinlan Mountains. Kitt Peak National Observatory is the largest concentration of astronomical instruments and offers you the chance to learn more about how to study our night sky. Knowledgeable docents will lead us on this guided tour!


Deluxe Motorcoach


1 day

Activity Level 1



1 meal (1 dinner) included



Tour Highlights

  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • Explore Notable Telescopes
  • Largest Concentration of Astronomical Instruments
  • Knowledgeable Docents Leading the Exploration
  • Learn to Use a Star Wheel
  • Identify Objects, Stars, and Constellations in the Night Sky


  • Roundtrip transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 1 meal (1 dinner) included
  • Admission to listed attractions
  • Coach refreshments
  • Your professional Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Board the motorcoach at our designated locations, for your connivance. We will travel up the Quinlean Mountains, just west of Tucson, reaching the summit at about 7,000 feet at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Kitt Peak is a great spot to visit, not just for it’s fascinating science of astronomy but for the long-range views from the mountaintop. In the observatory, there are over 20 telescopes, the largest concentration of astronomical instruments on one site in the world! Knowledagble and passionate docents will provide a delicious box dinner and presentation before leading us to a viewing of the sunset. We will divide into groups and walk to the famous 4 meter Mayall Telescope, view selected objects through the 2.1 Meter Domed Telescope, and learn how to use a star wheel. Identify stars and constellations while exploring the night sky.

Following, we will return on our motorcoach with designated drop off locations.

Meals included: (D)

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Itinerary is subject to change due to weather. Weather check will occur at 10 am on the day of the tour.

Package Pricing

$210 per person

Complete Experience


Price Includes

• Roundtrip transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• Admission to listed attractions
• 1 meal (1 dinner) included
• Coach refreshments
• Your professional Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items

Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.


The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, or contracting agents.


The activity level for this tour is Easy.

Expectations: Little to no walking. Traveling at a leisurely pace, this itinerary requires a small amount of physical activity. Depending on the itinerary details, guests will need to be prepared to board a plane, bus, boat, ferry or ship. There will be some walking to rooms, cabins or restaurants and general points of interest. This may also include an occasional flight of stairs or some steps during transfers and stops.

Appropriate for: All travelers including those with lower mobility and who are comfortable participating in at least three hours of activity per day.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, present the gratuity to the director at the end of the tour.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


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