Overlanding

Overlanding is a type of adventure travel where in many ways the journey is just as important as the destination. Typically, overland tours are longer journeys undertaken in large, off-road vehicles with passengers sleeping in tented camps as they travel.

Commercial overland adventure tours took off in the late 1960s. At that time, tour companies began offering overland tours to small groups in large, specially equipped trucks. These journeys could, and still do in some cases, take months to complete and rely on the cooperation of their paying passengers for meal preparation, purchasing of produce at local markets and the setting up and breaking of camp.

The original, classic overlanding adventure tour is the complete journey from Europe to Cape Town in South Africa or vice versa. These days, overlanding adventure tours are offered on all the continents with the exception of Antarctica.

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Overlanding Tours

Duration Price

Senegal to Ghana

Guinea — From 28-Nov-2016 to 16-Jan-2017
50 days
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The quintessential West Africa overland trip, this tour from Dakar to Ghana leaves no cultural, natural or historical stone...

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Santiago to Buenos Aires Via Ushuaia

Chile — From 16-Dec-2015 to 06-Feb-2017
34 days
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Visit South America and travel through the windswept beauty of Patagonia on this journey through the stunning scenery of...

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Central American Adventure

Mexico — From 14-Feb-2015 to 10-Jan-2017
32 days
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Explore incredibly colourful worlds - both above and below the water - on an epic journey from the sunny beaches of Mexico,...

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Best of Central America

Mexico — From 14-Feb-2015 to 08-Jan-2017
44 days
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Travel into the heart of some of the most electric countries in Central America. Spot freshwater sharks on Lake Nicaragua, see...

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Lima to Buenos Aires

Peru — From 08-Mar-2015 to 20-May-2017
42 days
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Visit South America and travel through three of the continent's most remarkable countries. Tour through Peru, Bolivia and...

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Gorillas to Vic Falls

Tanzania — From 04-Apr-2015 to 17-Jan-2017
39 days
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This mind-blowing East African adventure tour combines all the region's most unforgettable experiences. Seek out the rare...

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Europe Explorer

France — From 27-Jun-2015 to 24-Oct-2015
36 days
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Saunter through some of Europe’s finest cities and landscapes on this memorable voyage from sultry Spain to ever-alluring Italy....

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Best of Indochina

Vietnam — From 22-Mar-2015 to 05-Jan-2017
40 days
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Breathe in wafting scents of incense as we discover the mysticism, history and ancient traditions of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam...

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Mexico City to Panama City

Mexico — From 08-Feb-2015 to 19-Apr-2017
55 days
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As far as ultimate Central American adventures go, this trip from Mexico to Panama ticks all the boxes. Starting in Mexico City,...

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Spirit of South America

Bolivia — From 20-Mar-2015 to 09-Jan-2017
32 days
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Venture off the tourist track on this extraordinary adventure travel experience through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Visit the...

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Buenos Aires to Santiago Via Ushuaia

Argentina — From 08-Mar-2015 to 21-Apr-2017
34 days
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Venture deep into the frozen heart of Patagonia on an adventure through South America’s most spectacular scenery. Discover the...

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Great Indochina Loop

Vietnam — From 11-Mar-2015 to 05-Jan-2017
30 days
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Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Bangkok, get lost in the chaos of Thailand's capital...

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St Petersburg to Istanbul

Ukraine — From 16-May-2015 to 18-Oct-2016
32 days
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Be captivated by the spirit of Eastern Europe on this journey from history-packed St Petersburg to the colourful city of Istanbul...

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Bishkek to Ashgabat

Kyrgyzstan — From 28-Jun-2015 to 31-Oct-2016
30 days
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Follow the central Silk Road through Turkmenistan’s harshly beautiful deserts, Uzbekistan’s soaring minarets and Kyrgyzstan’s...

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Kathmandu to Mumbai

India — From 06-Sep-2015 to 03-Jan-2017
31 days
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Beginning in Nepal's atmospheric capital, travel overland through the passes of the Himalayas heading for the jungle and going in...

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Kenya to Cape Town

Namibia — From 08-Mar-2015 to 10-Jan-2017
45 days
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Travel from Kenya to Cape Town and uncover some of Africa's greatest sights on a journey from the dramatic Great Rift Valley to...

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Cape Town to Kenya

Namibia — From 19-Feb-2015 to 21-Jan-2017
45 days
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Travel through Africa on an immense journey from Cape Town to Kenya - through African nations rich in natural beauty, history,...

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Africa Encompassed Northbound

Namibia — From 19-Feb-2015 to 25-Dec-2016
60 days
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Get ready for 60 days of action, adventure and authentic experiences full of vast landscapes, incredible wildlife, welcoming...

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India Unplugged

India — From 20-Mar-2015 to 07-Jan-2017
37 days
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Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this trailblazing adventure tour. In the north, ride camels through Jaisalmer's...

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Beijing to Delhi

China — From 08-Apr-2015 to 10-Dec-2016
32 days
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Satisfy your sense of adventure and spiritual curiosity on this true overland odyssey. From the great capital of China, travel...

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Ethiopian Explorer

Ethiopia — From 19-Dec-2015 to 12-Feb-2017
44 days
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Travel to Ethiopia and discover unique and beautiful places on this journey through the heart of the country. Experience a land...

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Ethiopian Explorer Northbound

Ethiopia — From 07-Nov-2015 to 16-Apr-2017
44 days
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Discover fascinating places and beautiful scenery on this journey across the heart of Ethiopia's countryside. Experience a land...

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Central America Encompassed

Mexico — From 14-Feb-2015 to 16-Jan-2017
31 days
from $1,850*

Prepare for a unique Central American adventure from Mexico to Guatemala that's packed full of cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking...

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Central American Journey

Playa Del Carmen — From 01/01/2015 to 29/12/2016
32 days
from $2,499*

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit six countries on this classic adventure and...

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Annapurna & Everest

Nepal — From 14-Feb-2015 to 02-Jan-2017
31 days
from $2,695*

Experience the high mountains of Nepal on this challenging trekking adventure. Conquer Everest's Base Camp, a holy grail for...

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Best of Central America

San Jose, Costa Rica — From 01/01/2015 to 13/12/2016
33 days
from $2,849*

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America—on a shoestring. Make...

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Buenos Aires to Lima Adventure

Buenos Aires — From 01/01/2015 to 30/12/2016
35 days
from $3,200*

South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Lima, it's...

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Kolkata to Kochi by Rail

Kolkata — From 01/01/2015 to 26/12/2016
33 days
from $3,299*

India is the perfect destination if you’re looking to do some long-term travelling that will stay in your memory for years – so...

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Central America Explorer

Mexico — From 28-Feb-2015 to 10-Jan-2017
46 days
from $3,780*

Enjoy a Central American odyssey on this adventure from the chaos of Mexico’s capital to the heady heights of San Jose....

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Peru & Ecuador Adventure

Ecuador — From 13-Mar-2015 to 20-Jan-2017
36 days
from $3,795*

Journey through the heart of Andean South America on this adventure tour that takes you from the cobblestone streets of Quito to...

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