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Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93140
Phone Number: +1 805-685-5788
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Join wildlife photographer and safari guide Charles Aljian on an off-road...

Join wildlife photographer and safari guide Charles Aljian on an off-road safari adventure through the mountains of Santa Barbara for a unique experience into the amazing beauty and scenery of the Los Padres National Forest. Majestic California sunsets and panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Valley and Pacific Ocean, ancient Chumash Indian cave paintings, nature walks and diverse ecosystems of plants, trees and wildlife are all part of the Santa Barbara Safaris experience. Santa Barbara Safaris is the only tour company locally in Santa Barbara to offer private excursions into our remote back country by air-conditioned 6-passenger 4WD SUV. Photography advice will be provided by Charles who is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography -so bring your camera to make the most of this rare opportunity!

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Spectacular Views, Great Conversation, Lots of Fun

Our adventure was the morning of April 3, 2010...Chuck picked us up in a gorgeous Land Rover and off we went to the mountains. We visited Indian Caves, found many animal tracks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2010
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2010

Our adventure was the morning of April 3, 2010...Chuck picked us up in a gorgeous Land Rover and off we went to the mountains. We visited Indian Caves, found many animal tracks, went off roading over hills of dirt and rock with some hefty splashdowns in the mud puddles. We saw the mountains, ocean, valleys and more from several elevations.... More 

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3 Thank SpringBreak48038
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

Great Trip!! You wouldn't guess Santa Barbara had back country wilderness uh?? Took the fam on the all-day back country trip with Chuck (our guide) for a fun day of nature walks, watching deer, following bear tracks, and picnic lunch he picked up for us at some deli before we left. It was a little expensive, but he's the only... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2010

Great tour and beautiful weather. My family has visited Santa Barbara many times going back to the 60's and this is the first time that we have ventured out of the city and into the beautiful back country. Chuck is very knowledgeable about the area and provides a top rate tour.

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2 Thank big2na
santa barbara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2009

This was one of the best quided tour I've been on. Chuck is so enthusiastic about the tour and has an incredible amount of knowledge of the area. We had a great time and the sunset from the top of the mountains was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this to everyone visiting the santa barbara area!

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2 Thank rachsommers216
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

SB Safaris has to be the most scenic of all the Santa Barbara tours my husband and I have done. Our guide Chuck took us all around the backcountry of Santa Barbara to Chumash Indian cave art, a fun and easy short hike overlooking the entire coastline, and a beautiful sunset at the highest peak complete with snacks, champagne and... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2009

After hearing good things, my best friend and I decided to go on a SB safari. Chuck, the tour guide, picked us up from our hotel. He was on time, gave a friendly greeting, and we already felt like we would be in good hands. He had a beautiful car, a pretty new land rover—very comfortable. Chuck was enthusiastic, and... More 

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3 Thank septemberwahine
santa barbara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

My husband, teenagers and I took this trip to the majestic mountains of Santa Barbara. Normally this isn't something we would do but we were feeling adventerous and looking for something new to do so we went for it. It was so wonderful, the scenic views were breathtaking. The drinks and snacks were a nice touch, but the lavender towels... More 

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tianapat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

You do not realize how amazing Santa Barbara is until you take this tour!! Charles is a fabulous guide and takes you into the hills to see all the amazing sights of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. The views are so incredible- impossible to even put into words! He can customize the tour for anyone-- young, old, honeymooners...so many... More 

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Orange County, CA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2009

I took my wife up on a sunset tour and it was a blast. My wife is not fond of heights or off roading, but she enjoyed the trip and would do it again (if she can do it, anyone can). I thought it was an amazing trip. Chuck is a very likable guy and truly enjoys the excursions. He... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2009

My husband and I spent the weekend in Santa Barbara and went on the “Off-Road Nature Safari” with Charles as our guide. We departed very early and watched the sunrise from mountains above SB, a truly awesome sight!! We then went behind the mountains back into the Santa Ynez valley where we had a picnic lunch, saw many deer, and... More 

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