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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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Perfect desert experience

I did 2 tours with Joe and Ca. Overland Desert Excursions - both fantastic. The morning wildflower tour was exceptional - it would not be possible for me to locate, find, and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I did 2 tours with Joe and Ca. Overland Desert Excursions - both fantastic. The morning wildflower tour was exceptional - it would not be possible for me to locate, find, and learn so much about plants and the desert on my own. Joe's in-depth knowledge of the desert and ecosystems is immense. I give the same great review for... More 

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California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Supposed to be a great bloom this Spring. Spent 2 1/2 days looking so booked the tour. First stop was really sparse. Second stop much better. Saw some flowers that were pretty rare. Saw some Big Horn which were spectacular. But, never saw the really big bloom.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was an outstanding tour! Far exceeded expectations. I can't believe how knowledgeable Joe was regarding the terrain, history, geology, botany and hidden gems. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the desert and desiring to get as much out of your visit as possible.

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Huntington Beach, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

2.5 hour off-road, guided excursion through the Anza Borrega Desert State Park to view the beutiful array of wildflowers. It was a bumpy ride in a 16 passenger troup vehicle. But it was certainly worth the ride! Joe was our driver and guide. He did an excellent job handling the hugh vehicle over the desert terrain. His knowlege of the... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

As always very enjoyable. The best and only way to see some of the desert if you are not a local with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We live 1.5 hours west.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband and I went on a 2 1/2 hour afternoon tour on March 14. The tour made 2 stops. The timing of this tour was during the major super bloom of 2017 so our expectations were high. There must have been many places the guide could have taken the group that would be loaded with flowers. As it turned... More 

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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We chose the 2.5 hr early morning excursion. Very easy to find the address, relaxed signup and bathroom available. We were in a van with 10 people including the driver. Unfortunately only the front passengers could hear the information that was being given by the driver due to noise of travel and air conditioning. There were several stops, lots of... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We wanted to do something none of us had ever done before and we were lucky with our timing and was able to actually see green plants and beautiful flowers in the desert. California Overland was a good find and we were very happy with the views and the uniqueness of the tour. We were a little disappointed that we... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Getting to Borrego was on my list, & I am glad I did it. Although it was very crowded in town, out in Anza Borrego Park State Park it was not. This is a good way to see the desert, as 4 wheel drive is really necessary. We had a fun time, & enjoyed the day, so here's my input.... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We just returned from our second outing with California Overland Desert Excursions. We were so pleased with them last year when we were in Borrego Springs that we opted for a different outing this past week. In fact, we have already planned next year's adventure with them. We highly recommend California Overland Desert Excursions for your off-road adventure in Borrego... More 

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