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Asia is the continent where overlanding all started. This trip is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation through the southern regions of India. We start in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, and then head for a full exploration of the world-famous beaches of Goa! We then head inland to the historic cities of Hampi and Mysore before heading up into the cool hills of Wayanad for a homestay amongst the tea and coffee plantations. Back to the coast, you'll explore the lush waterways of Kerala's backwaters by boat and relax on the stunning beaches of Varkala, before rounding Kanyakumari on the southernmost tip of India and arriving at the colourful temples of Madurai. Finally, travelling through Tamil Nadu state you'll pass through a part of the country many travellers never get to see, with a visit to the former French colony of Pondicherry and the stone carving capital of Mahabalipuram before ending our Indian journey in the bustling city of Chennai. Join us on this wonderful and unforgettable overlanding experience!
From bustling Chennai to the thronging crowds and noise of Kolkata this tour gets off the tourist trail and into the remote hills of Odisha with its ancient temples and traditions, and many different people with their own distinct culture. Visit the Sri Venkatesvara Tirumalai temple, the most visited place of worship anywhere in the world and bike around local villages in the coastal town of Puri. This is an original and unique India trip that shows a different side of India.
This epic trip takes you right to the heart of the magical country of Myanmar – until recently a very reclusive and difficult-to-visit country, Myanmar is slowly beginning to welcome tourism, and this itinerary takes you to some of its most wonderful highlights and hidden gems! We begin in the delightful city of Kunming, and travel through the stunning landscapes of southern China to visit the fantastic town of Dali, famous for its ancient pagodas and unique Naxi culture. Crossing into Myanmar, we will get the opportunity to explore the tribal villages of the remote Shan state, wild camp in some Buddhist monasteries en route and visit the colonial outpost of Pyin U Lwin, before heading to the truly magnificent former royal capital of Mandalay! We'll then journey west past many incredible cave temples and ancient pagodas, and take a spectacular boat trip along the beautiful Ayeyarwady River to the archaeological wonder of Bagan, one of the most phenomenal historical sites on Earth. We'll get the opportunity to trek in the amazing hills of Kalaw and visit the floating markets on the serene Inle Lake, before overlanding through the bizarre official capital of Naypyidaw to the incredible city of Yangon and its iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. Join us for this unforgettable Asian overlanding adventure!
Turkmenistan has some of the remotest scenery on Earth. Most of the country is covered by the inhospitable Karakum Desert. The indigenous people are the Turkmen who mainly live outside the urban centres, many of whom still live a nomadic or semi-nomadic way of life. The rural Turkmen are a hospitable people whose cultureand way of life has altered little in hundreds of years. Uzbekistan is most famous for its incredible historical cities. Samarkand was once home of the mighty warlore Timur, and home of the great Registan Square, where beautiful madrassas are loaded down with ornate majolica and azure mosaics. Bukhara perfectly captures the atmosphere of Central Asia before the Russian domination, and has many spectacular buildings such as the Ark Fortress, the Ismail Samanid Mausoleum and the Kalyan Minaret (Death Tower). The third of the main UNESCO sites is Khiva and is the best preserved Khanate. Its long and bloody history is fascinating, and the walls that used to provide sanctuary for the travellers on the Silk Road are as intact as the old town inside.
Thailand, Cambodia and Laos are the jewels of Southeast Asia. From the buzzing metropolis of Bangkok to Luang Prabang, the laid capital of Laos, this overland adventure gets into the heart of the region. From the magnificent world-famous Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat to lesser known ancient temples, this temple brings out the inner Indiana Jones (or Lara Croft). Waterfalls and falls in the water doing the many optional activities, stunning islands and serene countryside this trip is both relaxing and exhilarating. More recent colonial architecture mixes with ancient cultures and welcoming people for an unforgettable Asian overlanding adventure!