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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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Great birthday celebration!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you're ever in the Borrego Springs area, try to do one of the desert excursions provided by California Overland Desert Excursions. I did the 5-hour Fonts Point North trip and it was fantastic. We started by exploring the Clark Dry Lake bed where in the late stages of WW II, bombing and artillery practice was held. From there we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed the day with Joe in the desert. The truck is fun. The views are unique and beautiful. Very Easy walks. Good for anyone. Bring good jacket and jeans. You will need it ...

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I had the good fortune to meet Joe, the owner of California Overland, today under unusual circumstances. We weren't initially part of his tour; we were parked out at Font's Point with our Jeep Grand Cherokee. When the sun had set, we were getting ready to drive back into Borrego Springs. Unfortunately, when I turned on the... More 

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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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