San Diego

San Diego 4x4: Border Wilderness

San Diego, USA
Half Day 4x4 Adventure

From $450.00

per group (up to 5)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get off the beaten path and explore the San Diego-Tijuana border area in a way most travelers miss when you join a four-wheel-drive Jeep tour. Experienced off-roaders will love the adventure and nervous travelers will feel reassured in the presence of expert guides. Trails range from easy to advanced and all offer amazing views, steep ascents and descents, and a lot of fun.
  • This is a private tour just for you and your party
  • The tour lasts for 2-4 hours with stops
  • Be amazed by the views of the Otay Wilderness Area
  • A fun tour that's suitable for most types of traveler

What's Included

  • Guide-led trip lasting 2-4 hours with stops at various way-points
  • Exclusive use of one of our Land Cruisers

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 2018 Crest Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    We had an amazing time and highly recommend the trip. My wife and I had one vehicle and our guide Angelo had his. It was the perfect balance of private, social, and fun. He would radio us when something cool was coming up or point out points of interest. We made stops at beautiful overlooks getting to see San Diego and Tijuana. We took the Intermediate and it was just right for us. The wife wasn't too scared and I got to drive through some awesome terrain.


    65 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    An experience like no other!
    Jennifer_C, Dec 2023
    If you are looking for an adventurous excursion during your time in San Diego, look no further! We've done Jeep tours before, but never found one that you can drive the Jeep yourself...until now! We were able to Lyft out to the meeting point no problem from downtown San Diego. Angelo was out and ready to go when we arrived and we started promptly! We drove out to the Otay Mountain Wilderness Area and did the intermediate level - we have only a small amount of off-roading experience and this was perfect. Angelo guided us on the walkie talkie around each section and we made lots of pitstops to take pictures and see the views. We got great views of San Diego and Tijuana and a thrilling offroading experience. I can't recommend this experience enough - you won't find anything else like it!!!
    Amazing Adventure Up and Down the Mountain
    KYLE_B, Sep 2023
    We had an amazing time and highly recommend the trip. My wife and I had one vehicle and our guide Angelo had his. It was the perfect balance of private, social, and fun. He would radio us when something cool was coming up or point out points of interest. We made stops at beautiful overlooks getting to see San Diego and Tijuana. We took the Intermediate and it was just right for us. The wife wasn't too scared and I got to drive through some awesome terrain.
    Memorable time with my kids!
    Debra_G, Aug 2023
    Fantastic jeep tour through the southern San Diego mountains! Our guide, Angelo couldn’t have provided a better experience! Great family time together. Don’t hesitate to book, it’s a memorable time!
    Great for ALL skill levels!
    Matt_A, Jun 2023
    Such a fun and safe adventure! Angelo, the owner, is a great guide and has awesome Landcruisers that are purpose built for these trips! Angelo was able to tailor the route to our skill level and what we wanted to do and see! Highly recommend this for families and anyone who wants to see a different side of San Diego and Southern California!
    Really awesome...
    Donald_S, Jun 2022
    Really awesome experience!! Operated our own 4x4 during the off road tour. So awesome and my boy had a blast.
    Great day in the mountains!
    jeddurso, May 2022
    We had a great time doing the tour with AK. Very friendly and accommodating. Informative and gave us a great sense of safety throughout the trip. The 4WD vehicles are well maintained and clean. Just an overall great experience! Please book. It’ll be great!
    Great Day up in the Mountains
    Edward_K, Apr 2022
    Great day up in the mountains around San Diego. Beautiful views and amazing scenery. A perfect way to spend some time with family outside of the city and in the beauty of nature. Fantastic hosts and would do it again when we come back to visit.
    We had a wonderful time...
    Juan_V, Apr 2022
    We had a wonderful time along this trip with Angelo. He was awesome. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone and am looking forward to doing it again when we are back in San Diego.
    Great 4x4 experience
    mary, Apr 2022
    I bought the Border Wilderness 4x4 experience as a Christmas gift. We went on February 14, 2022. Our guide, Angelo, was super friendly and knowledgeable. He took his time with us and made sure we were comfortable with the 4x4 that we were driving. He drove at our pace. The tour itself was exhilarating and the views were spectacular. It was such a fun experience, I would recommend it to everyone.
    Try this at least one time!
    Desiree_P, Oct 2021
    Our whole family loved this experience! Very informative and extremely fun. Jeep lovers and people interested in seeing the border I a unique way won’t be disappointed 🤘🏻
    This is an absolute blast.
    Warren_K, Aug 2021
    Very knowledgeable about the trail and also about the history and current conditions of everything going on. Made a few stops on the way for us to be able to explore the local area and get some pretty awesome pictures and learn some pretty cool stuff.
    Jeep tour
    Elaine_A, Aug 2021
    This was such a great time. We were a little nervous when we showed up at Jerry’s house, but once we got out in the trails it was thrilling and beautiful. We would do this again.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thanks Elaine! Yes, we can't wait till next season when our permanent location opens up near the trail... my wife can't wait either (it's been one interesting season) ~Jeremy :)
    4x4 Adventure
    Pedro_P, Aug 2021
    The trip was great! The trails were perfect and the scenic views were awesome. Really fun to do with the entire family. Host was real cool and a great guide. It was fascinating learning so much about the area and the trails.
    Elizabeth_B, Jul 2021
    So much fun! Jeremy picked us up at our hotel and headed out to the mountains. Such a unique experience driving over rocks, seeing a WWII bunker, all with the US-Mexico border as our back drop. Highly recommend!
    Our best experience while on vacation!
    Wesley_R, Jul 2021
    We took the road less traveled and that made all the difference. The adventure was truly better than advertised. We discovered We were filled with extreme excitement throughout the entire tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the terrain and history of the area we toured. The next time we are back in San Diego we will do this tour again!
    Amazing experience
    Deborah_H, Jun 2021
    The 4x4 experience Was absolutely one of the most fun things we have done in a long time. Our guide was amazing and we learned so much. I would recommend us wholeheartedly! The five of us had a blast
    Pure Adrenaline!
    Bibiana_A, Jun 2021
    The entire trip was very enjoyable, the whole family had a blast! Way more exciting and thrilling than any roller-coaster. The views were fantastic and our guide amazing. Something unique and unforgettable. Thank you CampDads for such a fun adventure
    A true adventure
    Dawn_S, May 2021
    A great tour! Jeremy was a great guide and we enjoyed getting a new view of the CA landscape. It was a true adventure!
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    Those views are hard to beat, and sure different perspective than sitting on the beach (that's not so bad either). Happy to hear you had a good time!
    Unforgettable Experience
    MargaritaG, Mar 2021
    We were able to see gorgeous views that we would not have seen otherwise. My husband had a blast driving and the kids loved it. I am usually a nervous passenger and I loved it! Jeremy, our guide, was awesome and gave great guidance and shared lots of information of the area. Unforgettable experience and a definite must do!!!
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    We've had a few nervous passengers (and drivers), thankfully our Jeeps are meant to tackle the trails comfortably so folks can sit back and enjoy the experience. Sounds like mission accomplished!

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