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California Overland Jeep Tours

1233 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-1232
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic military vehicles and vintage Jeep CJ7. Also, Wine Tasting... more » 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. « less
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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

I live in the UK and have done desert camping before in California, but this fantastic 2-night off-road and camping adventure in the Anza Borrego desert was the most fun and least stressful. I went with friends and we were looked after by Joe Raffetto, the owner of California Overland. Joe acted as driver, guide, chef, interpreter of flora, geology,... More

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Vancouver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Although we were disappointed that the jeep was having mechanical problems and therefore was unavailable for our private tour, Tom who was our guide more than made up for this by his expertise as a guide to Anza Borrego! He took us to great places and was very flexible wished accommodating, even honoring my request to be let out of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Joe and Pearl gave our family of 4 an amazing time driving through and hiking parts of Anzo Borrego Desert. It was a lot of fun and Joe was very knowledgable and friendly. He provided us with a filling, delicious lunch! We had a great afternoon and we highly recommend Joe and the Overland tours.

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is becoming our annual spring camp out in Anza Borrego Desert State Park with California Overland Jeep Tours. Once again Joe hosted a great camp out. We have been out on a lot of day trips with Joe, but it's really nice to pull into the Clark Homestead in the late afternoon and spend the night. The camp site... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I had the fortunate experience of joining the Celestial Overnight Adventure on October 22, 2011, and it was an absolutely amazing time! I loved it, and I would recommend this tour and this company to anyone. I love this company, and I had never experienced a camping trip like that before, because I had never really camped before! It could... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We went off Roading with Joe from California Overland Desert Excursions we learned so much history from him and he took extra time on our tour to ensure my husband got the photo opportunities he had hoped for. He went above and beyond and it was the best part of our weekend! We love Borrego Springs, Thanks Joe!!!

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This was one of the best parts of our weekend. Joe is a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. Watching the sunset over the badlands was incredible. This was a much better experience in a military deuce and a half than any I had while in the Army.

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Borrego Springs, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

If you are looking for an amazing experience in the Anza Borrego Desert, I highly recommend California Overland Jeep Tours! Joe Raffetto provides an unbelievable service whether you are just looking for a half day four wheel excursion into the Badlands or a complete overnight experience. Eleven local Park Volunteers met Joe Raffetto and Johnny of California Overland on the... More

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Hi Joe, Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the overnight excursion to CLarks Dry Lake. The dunes and tamarisk trees against the Santa Rosa mountains were awesome. You and Johnny did a great job of making us all comfortable and the food was great.The cozy bonfire with smores and star gazing really was a nice way to... More

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Borrego Springs, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

I have been on 3 or 4 of California Overland Jeep Tours and the experience is always bar none! This month I had the opportunity to go on an overnight camping trip with Joe and his employee, John. They consider every detail of a camper's needs and dreams--nothing left undone. Camp/tent/sleeping bags/mattress/kitchen/latrine/camp fire.... All is set for comfort and ease.... More

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