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California Overland Desert Excursions
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“slot canyon”(24 reviews)
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Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic, open-air military vehicle and vintage Jeep CJ7. There are also climate-controlled options to adventure with our Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and Off-Road Excursion...more
1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
+1 760-767-1232
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Reviewed yesterday

We recently had a family gathering out in Anza-Borrego and wanted to do something different that the whole family could enjoy together. We decided to take a 2-1/2 hour private tour with California Overland Desert Excursions. The age range of our group was from 5...More

Thank kgn210
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow! What can I say about our tour? It was absolutely amazing, informative, interesting, exciting, filled with spectacular scenery and it was definitely a whole lot of fun! This was also the highlight of our recent trip to the San Diego area. A huge thank...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing, we learned so much about about the land formation, the fauna and wildlife, we were disappointed when it ended. Joe's knowledge is quite remarkable. We got a real sense of how much he loves this special place and our need to preserve what we...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 2.5 hour private tour with Joe in the Renegade. EXCELLENT experience! Joe is highly knowledgeable about the area, zoomed us around through the washes and back trails of Anza Borrego (where we would never dare do our own driving) and showed us...More

Thank WineCoResident
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The BEST tour I've been on in a while, and I travel a lot. On a whim I booked this tour specifically because I didn't have a 4x4 vehicle and wanted to see the Malpais badlands of Anza Borrego. Do yourself a favor and BOOK...More

Thank Camille B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Took the 2.5 hr late afternoon tour on a very hot day. The tour was excellent. Joe was a marvellous guide. He brought chilled water and snacks for the heat, nothing was too much trouble and he shared lots of knowledge and interesting facts about...More

Thank familyraters
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We were there last Thursday and Joe the owner took us for the 2.5 hr tour. We had a super nice walk in a tiny canyon and a great tour with the jeep. This group is super organised with plenty of water, snaks and a...More

Thank enjoydivingmexico
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Some friends and I visited Anza Borrego in early June, due a recommendation from a blog. The descriptions in the blog failed to accurately capture the stunning nature of this place. Our guide, Joe, did a phenomenal job of being personable and knowledgeable, while giving...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I visited Anza Borrego in late May; it was a location on my list of things to do and see. It is a beautiful spot although it is the desert so May probably isn't the best time to come if you're looking to spend lots...More

Thank sunshinegirl53
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We seriously had the best time with Joe on our tour! He was such a gracious tour guide and was such a wealth of knowledge about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park as well as all of the surrounding areas. We loved learning and hearing about the...More

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Kevin F
30 March 2018|
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Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for looking into us. Yes, Sue is correct that we just have guided excursions in our various vehicles. You can rent ATVs in nearby Ocotillo Wells off road park but you can’t use them in Anza-Borrego. So... More
20 March 2018|
Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your interest in our adventures! Our public Three-Terrains Tour includes a hike in a beautiful slot canyon (also a dry lake and badlands). That excursion is 5 hours long, includes lunch, and costs $145 per... More
11 August 2015|
Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi, If you're camping in the warmer weather, snakes are a possibility, but I come across 1 to 3 rattlesnakes a year. Scorpions come out at night if the temps are above 68º or so, and there is not too much moonlight. You... More