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California Overland Desert Excursions

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Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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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Pricey but worth every penny

First I want to thank Joe for a wonderful day, WOW!!!! He knows his stuff and is attentive to everyone's needs in the group. We had loads of Lemonny H2O and the lunch was... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First I want to thank Joe for a wonderful day, WOW!!!! He knows his stuff and is attentive to everyone's needs in the group. We had loads of Lemonny H2O and the lunch was delicious. He also came prepared with H2O ice packs and when the H2O melted it became a fountain to cool off my wife and daughters. I... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our family loved this tour, even in spite of the 115 degree weather! Joe and Will were so knowledgeable and shared great information about the region, plus really looked out for us with the heat advisory under way. They had lots of water, ice packs, etc, plus a decision to go in the air conditioned vehicles made the journey fun,... More 

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Dublin ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Well worth it. We had an incredible time. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took extra good care of us during a major heat weave. Plenty of water and healthy snacks. This a must do if your in this area.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had the pleasure of surprising my husband with this great adventure in the Anza Borrego Desert. California Overland is a fantastic way to have an adventure were you will be safe, enjoy the sights, learn a thing or two but above all you will be treated with style. Joe was our guide and his knowledge of the are was... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My girlfriend and I did a full-day (8+ hours) private tour with California Overland Desert Excursions' owner Joe on May 31st, in his faithful yellow open-top CJ7 Jeep, and we had the best of days! Joe was a great guide on so many accounts: he picked an area of the Anza-Borrego State park that was going to be closed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We did the 5hr private tour in a closed (new) Jeep. The owner of Overland Desert Excursions was our guide. The experience was super, seeing unusual sites, with lots of information about landscape, plants and the history of the park. Highly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Highly recommend this trip to everyone. I learned a lot about dessert plants and history of Borrego Springs.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Even if you bring your own off-road four-wheeler you HAVE to do this! Joe is a teacher at heart, and my wife and I learned a LOT about the history, geology, and biology of the area. I HATE bugs, but Joe's description of a Tarantula Wasp we were watching was so engrossing that even I leaned in for a closer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful 5 hour desert tour with Joe.Learned a lot about desert life including geology and animal life.He brought a delicious lunch as well!

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My friend and I had a tour led by Joe and had a terrific time. We took the 5 hour daytime tour and had a great adventure that included seeing slot canyon and the badlands along with other things. Joe is a very nice man who is very knowledgeable and really cares about providing an amazing experience. We were driven... More 

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