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California Overland Desert Excursions

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Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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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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We just returned from our second outing with California Overland Desert Excursions. We were so pleased with them last year when we were in Borrego Springs that we opted for a... read more

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on a 2 1/2 hour afternoon tour on March 14. The tour made 2 stops. The timing of this tour was during the major super bloom of 2017 so our expectations were high. There must have been many places the guide could have taken the group that would be loaded with flowers. As it turned... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the 2.5 hr early morning excursion. Very easy to find the address, relaxed signup and bathroom available. We were in a van with 10 people including the driver. Unfortunately only the front passengers could hear the information that was being given by the driver due to noise of travel and air conditioning. There were several stops, lots of... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to do something none of us had ever done before and we were lucky with our timing and was able to actually see green plants and beautiful flowers in the desert. California Overland was a good find and we were very happy with the views and the uniqueness of the tour. We were a little disappointed that we... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to Borrego was on my list, & I am glad I did it. Although it was very crowded in town, out in Anza Borrego Park State Park it was not. This is a good way to see the desert, as 4 wheel drive is really necessary. We had a fun time, & enjoyed the day, so here's my input.... More 

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llsbsk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our second outing with California Overland Desert Excursions. We were so pleased with them last year when we were in Borrego Springs that we opted for a different outing this past week. In fact, we have already planned next year's adventure with them. We highly recommend California Overland Desert Excursions for your off-road adventure in Borrego... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had one and a half days in the desert and this excursion was a highlight! Joe (terrible memory??) brought three of us out in a jeep to see part of the park. It's so large you would need to see it in a number of trips. The views were spectacular! His knowledge included the geological history, the plants, personal... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Certainly one of the most awe-inspiring tours I have ever taken in my life. The sheer majesty of the desert and the views it affords will take your breath away. Joe's knowledge of the Anzo-Borrego area, its culture and the wildlife is second to none. Will definitely be making a return trip next time I am in Southern California.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Scheduled an afternoon desert excursion about 48 hours in advance. Left a message and Joe called me right back 10 mins later. It was myself and my teenage daughter and it was a great almost 5 hours with an afternoon lunch after a short hike in an off road canyon. The weather was gorgeous. Joe was super knowledgeable about everything... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our three generation family loved our five hour desert tour. Joe is clearly passionate about The Anza-Berrego desert and very knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. He was very flexible about making adjustments based on the age and endurance of our family members. We were well fed and he made sure we stayed hydrated. The part of... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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