This is certainly our most scenic and rural tour in San Diego. If you like to go off the beaten path and into the forrest of San Diego County then this is the perfect experience for you. This area of San Diego is not only near and dear to us, but it is actually the inspiration for the company and for the name ...the other side being the beautiful mountains and National Forrest to the east of the city. Come discover this beautiful place and to certainly see Another Side Of San Diego. This tour is 5 hours, $299.00 per guest with a 2 guest minimum.



Approx. 5 Hours

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This area of San Diego was the original inspiration for the tour company and our name "Another Side Of San Diego Tours." San Diego's East County wilderness is one of the most diverse areas in the county featuring rolling hills, majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, deep canyons and desert landscapes.

This tour begins when we meet you at your point of origin to transport you throughout the loveliest and most renowned parts of East San Diego County. These areas include sparkling the awe inspiring Cleveland National Forest, Cuyamaca State Park, The Sunrise Highway, Mt.Laguna, resplendent and beautiful Julian...famous for the Apple Pie, which we include a slice of on this tour.

San Diego is sometimes described as all that California is and much of it is contained here in timeless preservation family friendly wholesomeness, exciting nightlife, gorgeous natural beauty and stunningly crafted architecture too. These attributes combine to create a feel' and an atmosphere that defy easy description, but make themselves intrinsically known to visitors.

Let us show you why this spectacular region beckons Californians and travelers from far abroad alike to visit and sink their souls into the fabric of this vibrant place. We take the most pride in our high level of service and we are The #1 Tour Company in San Diego. Come take The Ultimate East County San Diego Tour with the best tour company in town.

We look forward to having you as our guests and showing off this beautiful area to you with the utmost style and class.

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Tour Details


$299.00 per guest.


Alpine, Pine Valley, Cuyamaca State Park, The Cleveland National Forest, & Julian, California.


Daily & Hourly, Upon Request.


This experience takes place in all weather conditions.


Round-trip transportation from point of origin is included.


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-848-0348.


Approx. 5 Hours


Private Tour.


2 guest minimum for this tour.
Any group size can be accommodated.


Comfortable clothing.


Please bring yourself ready for an awesome time!


No cancellations or refunds within 7 days of your tour date.

The Ultimate Inspiration Tour Includes:

  • Cleveland National Forest

  • Enjoy the scenic drive through the forest, featuring diverse landscapes and mountain views

  • Explore Cuyamaca State Park, known for its oak and pine forests, meadows, and Lake Cuyamaca.

  • Sunrise Highway, a mountainous route offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes

  • Visit Mt. Laguna, the highest point in the county. Enjoy the cooler mountain air and panoramic views.

  • Visit the historic town of Julian, known for its apple orchards and apple pie, charming Main Street, and historic architecture.

  • And much much more...

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