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California Overland Desert Excursions

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Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
Phone Number: +1 760-767-1232
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Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert...

Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic military vehicles and vintage Jeep CJ7. Also, Wine Tasting Tours featuring a gourmet barbecue in the Julian Back Country. We are a contracted concessionaire of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a state-licensed passenger carrier.

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Excellent Adventure!

We recently did the Celestial Overnight program and it was AWESOME! We had never been to the desert before (we're from Delaware) and wanted to see it for the first time with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
ebarczak
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Bear, Delaware

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently did the Celestial Overnight program and it was AWESOME! We had never been to the desert before (we're from Delaware) and wanted to see it for the first time with people who knew the area and could teach us about what we were seeing. We discovered California Overland on Trip Advisor and, having read all kinds of terrific... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

First I want to thank Joe for a wonderful day, WOW!!!! He knows his stuff and is attentive to everyone's needs in the group. We had loads of Lemonny H2O and the lunch was delicious. He also came prepared with H2O ice packs and when the H2O melted it became a fountain to cool off my wife and daughters. I... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our family loved this tour, even in spite of the 115 degree weather! Joe and Will were so knowledgeable and shared great information about the region, plus really looked out for us with the heat advisory under way. They had lots of water, ice packs, etc, plus a decision to go in the air conditioned vehicles made the journey fun,... More 

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Dublin ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth it. We had an incredible time. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took extra good care of us during a major heat weave. Plenty of water and healthy snacks. This a must do if your in this area.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I had the pleasure of surprising my husband with this great adventure in the Anza Borrego Desert. California Overland is a fantastic way to have an adventure were you will be safe, enjoy the sights, learn a thing or two but above all you will be treated with style. Joe was our guide and his knowledge of the are was... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My girlfriend and I did a full-day (8+ hours) private tour with California Overland Desert Excursions' owner Joe on May 31st, in his faithful yellow open-top CJ7 Jeep, and we had the best of days! Joe was a great guide on so many accounts: he picked an area of the Anza-Borrego State park that was going to be closed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We did the 5hr private tour in a closed (new) Jeep. The owner of Overland Desert Excursions was our guide. The experience was super, seeing unusual sites, with lots of information about landscape, plants and the history of the park. Highly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Highly recommend this trip to everyone. I learned a lot about dessert plants and history of Borrego Springs.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Even if you bring your own off-road four-wheeler you HAVE to do this! Joe is a teacher at heart, and my wife and I learned a LOT about the history, geology, and biology of the area. I HATE bugs, but Joe's description of a Tarantula Wasp we were watching was so engrossing that even I leaned in for a closer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Wonderful 5 hour desert tour with Joe.Learned a lot about desert life including geology and animal life.He brought a delicious lunch as well!

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