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California Overland Desert Excursions

1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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Fun trip

Had a great time on the Three-Terrain tour with our guide, Peter. During the five hour tour we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lauriejcrawford
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Port Jefferson, New York
Perfect trip

We had always wanted to go see Coyote Canyon. We’re not young anymore so strenuous hikes are now a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm W
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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 Van. We are a contracted concessionaire of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a state-licensed passenger carrier.
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“off road” (21 reviews)
“slot canyon” (23 reviews)
“anza borrego” (33 reviews)
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1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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"off road"
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"slot canyon"
in 23 reviews
"anza borrego"
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"hour tour"
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"flora and fauna"
in 12 reviews
"dry lake bed"
in 11 reviews
"overnight camping trip"
in 7 reviews
"private tour"
in 15 reviews
"lemon water"
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"joe knows"
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"wheel drive"
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"desert experience"
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"climb a ladder"
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"amazing information"
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"plant and animal life"
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"desert terrain"
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"fonts point"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time on the Three-Terrain tour with our guide, Peter. During the five hour tour we were able to see sights that we wouldn't have been able to get to within the short time we were in the area. Always love learning new...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had always wanted to go see Coyote Canyon. We’re not young anymore so strenuous hikes are now a distant memory. This trip was perfect. We got to see some lovely spots and Joe was a mine of information. We would have loved to do...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode in the van and our RV group had an informative and fun adventure. Our guide Carey knows the history and geology of the area that made this an interesting tour. We would do it again. Good shoes a must and bathrooms available at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable experience on a cool and breezy day. Tony did an excellent explaining buttes, mesas, arroyos, and guiding us through a slot canyon hike. His knowledge of the geological formations , wildlife and flora was shared in a way understandable to the varied ages...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six cousins who enjoy a week’s vacation together every couple of years loved their afternoon with Joe. He tailored the trip to give us a tour of the desert we’d never have seen on our own. Trip culminated in an opportunity to enjoy wine and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A most excellent afternoon adventure in a most comfortable van with our most knowledgeable guide Carry. We headed off road to Coyote Canyon for what turned out to be an unexpected array of desert cactus and wildflowers in bloom, then off to view the stunning...More

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We chose the 5 hour custom tour of Anza Borengo. Tony our guide took us to Coyote Canyon and that was spectacular. I loved the little hike to the waterfall. So pretty. Also we saw Sheep Canyon, Fonts point and the dry lake bed. He...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I've lived in San Diego 25 years and never knew the hidden treasures to be found 80 miles away in Borrego Springs. Joe and Wade led the way as we traveled on an open army truck exposed to the sights and smells of the rain...More

Thank Loraine G
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

You can’t really appreciate Anza Borrego without a 4 wheel drive tour (the place is massive) and the way to,go,is with Joe and Carey’s company. Joe knows Anza backwoods and forwards, knows the geology as well as the history of the park. We took a...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We rarely do the "tourist" thing...but I don't think you can call sitting in the back of an army truck 10 wheeling through the badlands a typical tourist excursion. Joe was extremely knowledgeable on the plant life and geological land formations. Our 5 hour adventure...More

Thank Colleen G
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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
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pfrede352804
20 March 2018|
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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
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absolemn
11 August 2015|
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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
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