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California Overland Desert Excursions

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Address: 1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
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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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Our Wonderful Desert Adventure

I wanted to plan an activity for the last weekend of our 9 yr old's spring break. We wanted to go someplace and feel like vacation without leaving the state or getting on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shereen B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to plan an activity for the last weekend of our 9 yr old's spring break. We wanted to go someplace and feel like vacation without leaving the state or getting on a plane. A little research and we found Anza-Borrego State Park. A little more research and I found California Overland. We booked the 5 hr private tour.... More 

Thank Shereen B
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

My daughter and I wanted an "up close and Personal" view of the superbloom. Although we were a bit late for it, thanks to Mike, our guide, we learned that the desert, rather than being dead and dreary as I had thought, is filled with life, and beauty. We took the 2 1/2 hour tour via a Jeep open air... More 

Thank Joyce S
Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

My wife and I went out to Anza Borrego to see the wild flowers bloom and took a 2 /12 hr off road tour. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Font's Point, the badlands and many beautiful wildflowers that you simply can't enjoy from the roadside. Joe was very knowledgeable about the geology and fauna of the area and we learned a... More 

Thank dtaira2014
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We just returned from a private jeep trip with Michael at Calif Overland Adventures. It was an absolutely amazing experience! Worth every cent! How many times in your life can a person go through the desert with a guide like Michael...he inspired us to love the desert, respect it, take care of it, and how to have fun there. He... More 

Thank theodora o
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

My family booked the Three-Terrains Tour (5 hours) during the super bloom. I was worried that my kids (7 & 9) might not have the endurance for such a long tour, but was glad to see that my worries were unfounded. They had a great time! California Overland took us to see some spectacular wildflowers and provided a yummy lunch... More 

Thank orchid_blossom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

had a wonderful tour guide named Michael-learned a great deal re flora and fauna of area-will recommend strongly to friends-good deal all around

Thank Paul M
akron, ohio
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a wonderful tour with Overland Excursions. I had been to Anza Borrego before on my own and highly recommend spending the cash to go the tour. Carrie, our tour guide, took us to areas within the park that we would never have found on our own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to all the wildflower hotspots.... More 

Thank ohiomurph
Orange, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great tour seeing the wildflowers of Anza Borrego. They knew where to go rather than us trying to figure out suggestions from the Visitor Center. Very informative. Joe was a great tour guide giving us information regarding all the different plants as well as history.

Thank 664kennethr
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We did the afternoon wildflower tour on 3/21. The flowers along the public roads were beautiful but this tour took us off-road into areas that were beyond belief. We lost count of the different flower varieties we saw. Joe, our guide (and owner) was very knowledgeable and fun. Easy walking with some hiking. Well worth the price. We'll be back!

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went for the desert bloom and were lucky enough to have our hotel recommend California Overland, we were even more fortunate to get the last 2 seats on the morning tour. In all honesty we had found some areas of bloom the day before so this trip was our ace in the hole and were we lucky! Joe took... More 

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