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California Overland Desert Excursions

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Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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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Fun and educational

We spent a great afternoon with Joe touring the desert. He is very knowledgeable regarding the area, history, plant vegetation etc. Not being familiar ourselves with desert life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a great afternoon with Joe touring the desert. He is very knowledgeable regarding the area, history, plant vegetation etc. Not being familiar ourselves with desert life, it was a real eye-opener. We feel we have a whole new appreciation for the desert after our tour with Joe. We made plenty of stops, enjoying lemon water, fresh grapefruit and... More 

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Bedonia, Italy
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is the second time I have gone to California Overland for a desert tour. The first time was a few years ago and I took my 13 year old son and my 83 year old father. Both had a fabulous time. This time I went for a wedding and went with all my siblings and my dad. The desert... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Definitely worth doing! We did a group excursion and had a great time exploring the off-road areas of the desert. So much fun!

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1 Thank Claudia R
Raleigh NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Went for the Perseids Meteor Shower that we enjoyed along with so many other things on this overnight. Had a great tour to Font's Point (what a view) on the way to our campsite. Joe and his staff were wonderful and very informative on Anza Borrego. Food and wine were delicious but the ice cold lemon water hit the spot... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a great time on the Celestial Overnight!!! We loved everything about it! The staff, the other campers, location ... the scorpion hunt was a big hit.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Joe, owner of Overland Desert Excursions, provided us (Arlene, Sasha & Benjie Garcia and Thelma and me) a great adventure. The 104° weather was severe but it didn't stop us! We jumped into Joe's all-terrain military vehicle and first visited a box canyon that needed 4-wheel drive to even approach. It was carved into soft sandstone deposited by the Colorado... More 

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My nieces, my son and I had a fantastic time during our Sunset to Stars tour. Joe was a great guide. He was very friendly, informative and took great pictures. The meal at the end of our tour hit the spot.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For those of you that love to have tents set up for them, a fabulous dinner cooked, and a view of the stars with a knowledgeable astronomer and first class telescope, then this is for you. My girls and I did this and despite the 114 degree temps we all loved it - even the bumpy ride and having to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a 2.5 hour tour with Joe who was very nice and provided a very good and passionate description of the desert and the wild life. We would go back again with an overnight tour / camping they organize!.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Done the late afternoon 2 hour. Great scenery and very informative well prepared guide. A definite must do and we will be back for one of the longer or overnight adventures. Guide provided water and light snacks but the real treat is the overlook to the large canyon. My only regret is having to make the drive back to San... More 

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