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California Overland Desert Excursions

1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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Hidden Desert Trip

Some friends and I visited Anza Borrego in early June, due a recommendation from a blog. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack A
AMAZING TRIP!

I visited Anza Borrego in late May; it was a location on my list of things to do and see. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sunshinegirl53
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Santa Clarita, California
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Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic, open-air military vehicle and vintage Jeep CJ7. There are also climate-controlled options to adventure with our Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and Off-Road Excursion Van. We are a contracted concessionaire of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a state-licensed passenger carrier.
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“off road” (21 reviews)
“slot canyon” (24 reviews)
“anza borrego” (34 reviews)
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1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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"off road"
in 21 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 24 reviews
"anza borrego"
in 34 reviews
"hour tour"
in 22 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 12 reviews
"dry lake bed"
in 11 reviews
"overnight camping trip"
in 7 reviews
"private tour"
in 15 reviews
"lemon water"
in 6 reviews
"joe knows"
in 5 reviews
"desert experience"
in 3 reviews
"wheel drive"
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"climb a ladder"
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"amazing information"
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"plant and animal life"
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"desert terrain"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends and I visited Anza Borrego in early June, due a recommendation from a blog. The descriptions in the blog failed to accurately capture the stunning nature of this place. Our guide, Joe, did a phenomenal job of being personable and knowledgeable, while giving...More

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Anza Borrego in late May; it was a location on my list of things to do and see. It is a beautiful spot although it is the desert so May probably isn't the best time to come if you're looking to spend lots...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We seriously had the best time with Joe on our tour! He was such a gracious tour guide and was such a wealth of knowledge about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park as well as all of the surrounding areas. We loved learning and hearing about the...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We did a private three hour tour visiting a number of different sites in Anza-Borrego. Our guide Tony was great - friendly, informative and full of suggestions. I'd thoroughly recommend a trip with California Overground to anyone planning a visit to this wonderful park.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Had a great time on the Three-Terrain tour with our guide, Peter. During the five hour tour we were able to see sights that we wouldn't have been able to get to within the short time we were in the area. Always love learning new...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We had always wanted to go see Coyote Canyon. We’re not young anymore so strenuous hikes are now a distant memory. This trip was perfect. We got to see some lovely spots and Joe was a mine of information. We would have loved to do...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Rode in the van and our RV group had an informative and fun adventure. Our guide Carey knows the history and geology of the area that made this an interesting tour. We would do it again. Good shoes a must and bathrooms available at the...More

Thank 392alan
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable experience on a cool and breezy day. Tony did an excellent explaining buttes, mesas, arroyos, and guiding us through a slot canyon hike. His knowledge of the geological formations , wildlife and flora was shared in a way understandable to the varied ages...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Six cousins who enjoy a week’s vacation together every couple of years loved their afternoon with Joe. He tailored the trip to give us a tour of the desert we’d never have seen on our own. Trip culminated in an opportunity to enjoy wine and...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

A most excellent afternoon adventure in a most comfortable van with our most knowledgeable guide Carry. We headed off road to Coyote Canyon for what turned out to be an unexpected array of desert cactus and wildflowers in bloom, then off to view the stunning...More

Thank Donna W
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Kevin F
March 29, 2018|
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Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for looking into us. Yes, Sue is correct that we just have guided excursions in our various vehicles. You can rent ATVs in nearby Ocotillo Wells off road park but you can’t use them in Anza-Borrego. So... More
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pfrede352804
March 20, 2018|
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Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your interest in our adventures! Our public Three-Terrains Tour includes a hike in a beautiful slot canyon (also a dry lake and badlands). That excursion is 5 hours long, includes lunch, and costs $145 per... More
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absolemn
August 10, 2015|
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Hi, If you're camping in the warmer weather, snakes are a possibility, but I come across 1 to 3 rattlesnakes a year. Scorpions come out at night if the temps are above 68º or so, and there is not too much moonlight. You... More
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