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Fantastic Sunset and Stars in the Desert

Believe the great reviews here, Joe deserves them all. He genuinely wants visitors to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ExpatExplorerUK
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Napa, California
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Great tour! Informative and beautiful!

We had a great desert experience with Joe. We headed out before sunset and saw all the different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauratravels4fun
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Reviewed April 17, 2015

We chose the 2.5 hour tour to badlands. Awesome time and beautiful scenery. Our 4 and 8 year old boys LOVED the truck ride and exploring caves. Our leader was very informative and made some great scenic stops along the way. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Lisa S
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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 made sure that we got every minute worth of sites and information. Don't even hesitate to experience this adventure!

Date of experience: March 2015
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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 imagine is really in CA, much less Earth. Though we missed out on the splendor of most of the wild flowers blooming, Joe pointed out some impressive flowers and plants as well as how they were used in the past. We had a great day, even with the wind blowing sand. I still got some great pictures!

Date of experience: February 2015
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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 flowers in March, after rains. font Point has stunning views of bad lands. Well worth the drive there.

Great excursion. Can't speak to the five hour or overnight outings, although Joes personality leads me to believe they would be well handled.

Tripadvisor list this as an attraction, but it is really a service.

Date of experience: March 2015
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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 from California Overland, and being told our options and what to expect, we opted for the Anza-Borrego Desert overnight excursion in the former military vehicle. Although I am not particularly keen on camping, the boys reluctantly talked me into it. After spending a day and a half with the "crew", all I can say is that our adventure was totally AMAZING. From camping under the stars, to cooking on a grate over a flame, to the excursion the following day to Fonts Point, everything was exactly as described. The guys at California Overland were totally professional and knowledgeable which made for an outstanding adventure. The worst part was leaving and having to head back east. The boys continually talk about our camping excursion. We are already making plans for a return visit next winter however, our boys only trip will now include my wife.

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank Gary P
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