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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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Description: 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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Glamping in the Desert

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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

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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llsbsk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a great five hour tour of Anza Borrego including the dried lake bed, slot canyon and Font's Point this past weekend with California Overland Desert Excursions while we were visiting in Borrego Springs. Riding in the back of the truck was bumpy but fun, The hike in the canyon was easy and very enjoyable. Lunch was surprisingly good... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We chose the 2.5 hour tour to badlands. Awesome time and beautiful scenery. Our 4 and 8 year old boys LOVED the truck ride and exploring caves. Our leader was very informative and made some great scenic stops along the way. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to do something different for husband's 60th birthday and this fit the bill. We have visited Borrego many times but this adventure took us to places we had never seen before. Joe was the nicest guy and so full of knowledge. Jeep was very comfortable and provided a fun ride. We took the 2.5 hour private tour and Joe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Joe was very well informed about the past, and present geology. He brought us to places that we could never get to by our car by jeep. We had a nice picnic lunch at a oasis shaded by palm trees. We traversed "Mars" on a sandy road on the way to Fonts Point, an amazing site that is hard to... More 

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Raleigh NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did the 2 hour private jeep tour. Our driver/guide was Joe. I think he is owner or partner. Clark Dry lake and homestead and Font Point. He was knowledgeable on local flowers and general history. Jeep was old but in good repair. Rides like an army jeep. Interesting animals at Clark Homestead - antelope ground squirrel and quail. Nice... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Recently my (2) sons, ages 21 and 16, and I did an impromptu boys only trip from the east coast to California. Flying by the seats of our pants, and after dealing with the madness that L.A. brings, we were looking for some rest and relaxation. By chance, we happened upon California Overland Desert Excursions. In speaking with the guys... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I went on the Font’s Point North: 5-Hour Excursion tour provided by California Overland Desert Excursions out of Borrego Springs. We were taken in an old open air truck with cushioned wooden bench seating and wooden planks against the back. Although it wasn't too bad to start out with the terrain is VERY RUGGED and the suspension... More 

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deserttourguy, Owner at California Overland Desert Excursions, responded to this review

Hi, Mary. I’m sorry your experience with California Overland was less than delightful. Our larger excursion vehicles (former military issue) are well equipped to handle the rugged terrain and though we have installed upholstered seats, as with any other off-road company, we would NEVER suggest to anyone with a bad back that they participate! In fact, it’s on the FAQs... More 

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Address: Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: +1 760-767-1232
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs

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