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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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private jeep trip through Fish Creek and wildflower viewing

We just returned from a private jeep trip with Michael at Calif Overland Adventures. It was an... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
theodora o
Three-Terrains Tour Review

My family booked the Three-Terrains Tour (5 hours) during the super bloom. I was worried that my... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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
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Reviewed 30 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...More

1  Thank theodora o
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank orchid_blossom
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank ohiomurph
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Marfel53
Reviewed 21 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...More

1  Thank pattyperfect9
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great tour saw lots of wildflowers away from the crowds. Would highly recommend this company. Charly was a very knowledgeable tour guide.

Thank RichCa123
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Alan K
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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