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California Overland Desert Excursions

Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: +1 760-767-1232
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Owner description: 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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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Simply put, Fantastic! I chose to do the 5 hour private jeep tour. I had the distinct pleasure of having Joe as my guide. First off, the Jeep is amazing. Probably the smoothest riding jeep I have ever been in and I have been in a lot. The surrounding area needs know help showing itself off, I mean it is... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a great adventure we had with Joe! He went above and beyond to show us things, explain everything, teach us about the terrain. We had a blast. His love and appreciation for the desert was evident. If you are looking for a fun experience with a unique guy, take a tour! You will love it! We went later in... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The opportunity to view parts of the Anza Borrego State Park in an off road vehicle was the Best! You can't experience the past and present if you do this on your own. Not only was the off road experience fun, there were some roads that quite exciting! The history and all that lives out in this desert.....Joe knows, and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the jeep tour with Joe! Admittedly I'm the kind of person who likes to DIY things like this, (if I wanted to take a Jeep into the badlands, I'd usually just rent one), so I had some hesitation in the beginning, however no less than 10 minutes into the tour the value that Joe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I have stayed in Borrego Springs the past two summers and this time we chose to book with California Overland Jeep Tours since we wanted to get out and actually see Anza Borrego and the badlands from within and not from the highway. When I first called, Joe, the owner let me know that there was a... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I joined a family of 4 for a 2.5 hour tour that included a visit to a mud cave and an amazing view at Font's Point. There are less tours available during the summer (it was 108!) but Joe really made an effort to get us in! Joe was incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of... More

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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic morning with Joe and his Jeep exploring the Anza Borrego Park. The trip was as informative as the scenery was spectacular. Coming from New Zealand we got to experienced the desert like we never would back home. Joe was very friendly, knowledgable and great fun to be with. We highly recommend this adventure to anyone who... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

What an amazing adventure.We had a fantastic time exploring the desert with Joe. It was a down to earth, real experience - not touristy at all. The scenery was breath taking. I highly recommend it. Any Kiwis or Aussies out there -your will love this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of 25 people and they had answers for all the questions. We saw thing we didn't think existed in california ,it really opened up our eyes it was a great experience and I would love to go again. it was a long ride but definitely worth it. 10/10 would recommend.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I came out west from NYC to celebrate my birthday in early April. Joe tailored the tour to my needs, particularly where photography was concerned. Had a great lunch in the canyon followed by a hike and some picture-taking and that was just to get started. Spent the rest of the day in his Super Jeep driving all over the... More

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