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California Overland Desert Excursions

1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
+1 760-767-1232
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Super cool adventure with Joe!

My mom and I, from Italy, booked a 5-hour tour of the desert, and even if it was just the two of us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda A
Awesome tour!

Awesome tour today! Carey was great and very informative about the area. We will definitely use... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan R
San Diego, California
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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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1233 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-3100
+1 760-767-1232

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I, from Italy, booked a 5-hour tour of the desert, and even if it was just the two of us and there were no other visitors, Joe kindly guided us anyway as a private tour! We went hiking through a slot canyon,...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome tour today! Carey was great and very informative about the area. We will definitely use California Overland again!

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to a CA desert could not have been more enjoyable. Joe must have a doctorate in geology! We learned so much while admiring the diversity of the desert environment which was an added bonus for us. Everything was taken care of -...More

Thank dendelisle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the desert, very informative. Joe was a very knowledgeable tour guide with flora and geological information.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi We had a plan for 5 hours group tour. We were the only guest who came but our trip was not canceled. We really apreciated. The trip was amazing Great landscapes Wonderfull trip with profesional service Thank You!!!!!!! Artur

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never posted a review online before, however, I had to say California Overland was truly wonderful and unique as we scouted through the Anza Borrego desert we marveled at the rugged desert terrain. The excursion was much more elaborate and fun than we...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Friends and I took the California Overland guided desert tour while visiting the adorable town of Julian, and we are so happy we did! I’m not usually a desert gal, but the day was filled with so much beauty and amazing information that I...More

Thank MeredithNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry to say this is a jeep tour that we regret booking. Our tourguide showed up at our hotel, opened the hood of the jeep, took himself a granola bar and closed it again. Greeted us and sat in the Renegade. I mentioned that we...More

Thank Dutchkathy
deserttourguy, Owner at California Overland Desert Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dutchkathy, I was appalled to read your review and was disappointed that you did not have an excellent experience, especially since you made us an important part of your vacation from the Netherlands. I thought all had gone well because your husband had generously...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife and me made a 5 hour tour and it was georgious. Joe, our guide, showed us spectacular places and hidden palm oases, cared for us with plenty of cold water in the heat of the desert and found a beautiful place for lunch....More

1  Thank rz711
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had an excellent time on this tour. The scenery was beautiful and Joe and Carey were wonderful hosts and guides. We got some excellent night sky pictures also

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10 August 2015|
Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
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
29 May 2015|
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Response from deserttourguy | Property representative |
Hi Jen, Thank you for your interest in our adventures. Yes, we are indeed open year round. In June the high temps can range from the low 90s in the early part of the month to close to 110 towards July. The evenings are... More