Africa, Asia, The Middle East, North, Central and South America

Overland Expeditions are for people looking for the journey as much as the destination. Travelling overland immerses you in the landscapes, cultures and communities. Overland trips get you to all the must-see highlights and then beyond the tourist trail. The Overland vehicles have all the camping equipment needed to stay out under the stars in remote unique places. Travelling with an overland group provides the peace of mind and security of travelling with your own secure safe vehicle.

Features of Overland Expeditions
  • Purpose built overland vehicles to get off the beaten track
  • Self contained vehicles with camping equipment (just bring a sleeping bag), comfortable coach seating, card tables, fridge/coolbox, music, charging facilities, secure storage for luggage and safes for valuables.
  • Tours can range from a week to several months
  • All meals provided while camping with breakfast only usually included when staying in a hotel
  • Professional Tour Leader(s)/Driver with local guides
  • Often a “Kitty” or “Local Payment” paid directly to Tour Leader on joining tour
  • Maximum group size varies from 12 to 22. Each trip page will show maximum group size for that particular trip.
Overland Expeditions offer a wide variety of accommodation (See individual trips for more specific details)
  • All camping trips, including bush camping with limited facilities
  • tours with a mix of camping and basic hotels/guesthouses
  • fully accommodated trips in boutique hotels

Overland trips tend to be hands on (but not always), where your participation around the campsite or helping shop for food, for example, is required to help the trip run smoothly. While it sounds like a chore, you may be surprised how it helps you to connect with both your fellow traveller and the local people in markets and stores. On the flip side if this doesn't sound like your cup of tea , we have Overland Expeditions with no "truck chores"

The itineraries tend to be slower paced and there is plenty of time built into the itineraries to explore on your own. The tour leaders will have plenty of suggestions depending on what your interest is. When not camping and eating in town you have the chance to be as adventurous (or as unadventurous) as you feel that day with the local cuisine. The tour leaders know where all the great non touristy local places with local charm are that are tasty and safe to eat at.

Traveling with an Overland group is a great way to meet like minded fellow travellers from all over the world and share travel experiences with. Many life long friendships are formed travelling in the back of a truck with an Overland group.


Check out our range of Overland Expeditions

Ashgabat to Tashkent Overland

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.
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Mumbai to Chennai Overland

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
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Chennai to Kolkata Overland

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.
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Accra to Accra Overland

This epic and challenging trip takes you to off the beaten track destinations in the fascinating countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. West Africa boasts a huge arts and craft scene with colourful vibrant markets, incredible traditional music, fascinating cultures and wonderful people with warm friendly smiles that greet you every day makes a trip here so very special. Join us for this incredible adventure to find out why West Africa is one of our favourite regions!
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Bangkok to Luang Prabang Overland

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!
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Victoria Falls to Capetown Overland

This is a wonderful overland journey between Zimbabwe's adrenaline hotspot of Victoria Falls and South Africa's iconic city of Cape Town. The most comprehensive itinerary through the region, join us for a deep insight into this amazing continent and take you through some of its amazing highlights and hidden gems. With plenty of time built into the itinerary to enjoy the many optional activities on offer we will thoroughly explore Botswana and Namibia.
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Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland

This journey is a comprehensive 4 week itinerary from Nairobi to Victoria Falls (or vice versa) rather than a rushed 20 or 22 day itinerary. This extra time gives you the chance to get deep into some of the best wildlife areas in the world, the Maasai Mara, the stunning plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and the lesser-known gem of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The extra week also gives time to unwind and relax and enjoy activities like canoeing on the Zambezi and lazing on the beautiful beaches of Lake Malawi and Zanzibar.
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Nairobi to Zanzibar Overland

This classic 14 day trip covers the highlights of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. This popular tour into of the world's most scenic and most wildlife-packed regions includes the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park and is topped off by the sand, sea and spice of Zanzibar.
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Nairobi to Nairobi Overland - Gorilla Loop

GORILLAS!! A once in a lifetime experience. Coming face-to-face with the amazing mountain gorillas of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is a truly breathtaking experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Plus an incredible array of other wildlife including chimpanzees, rhino's and thousands of flamingos. Add powerful waterfalls white water rafting at the source of the White Nile in Jinja, Uganda and you have a wonderful and unforgettable African experience!
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Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia Overland

Patagonia is enormous and awesome. This is an epic overland adventure through one of our favourite areas of the world, perfect for those who love the outdoors. Between the sophisticated cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires lies lakes, mountains, wilderness and wildlife. Getting out there with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty there is many opportunities to trek, climb, bike and horse ride through some truly breathtaking scenery. Join us on this incredible and unforgettable overlanding experience!
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Addis Ababa to Nairobi Overland

Africa's Rift Valley is home to some remarkable tribal groups and visiting them is one of the biggest highlights of this adventurous trip. Ethiopia and Northern Kenya can be a challenging region to travel in and overlanding provides us with access to these often isolated communities. Getting deeper into the valleys and villages we get the opportunity to meet local people we may not otherwise get to meet and see wilderness regions very few travellers get to experience. This region is a fascinating part of Africa for the adventure traveller.
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Cairo to Khartoum Overland

This classic overland route between Cairo and Khartoum will take you from the splendours of ancient Egypt to the vast deserts of Sudan. With more Pyramids than Egypt, we will explore Sudan across a vast desert wilderness with so many highlights and hidden gems in between. This journey of stark contrasts is one of the most fantastic and rewarding experiences in Africa, and overlanding is one of the best ways to travel through Sudan!
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Antigua to Panama Overland

Central America is an adventure travellers paradise! This incredible trip will take you some of the continent's best highlights, as well as taking in plenty of hidden gems and unique experiences! This overland adventure takes us through the heartland of Central America from the magic of Antigua, Guatemala to the cosmopolitan of vibe of Panama including the volcanoes of El Salvador, the beaches of Honduras, the colonial history of Nicaragua and the ecological diversity of Costa Rica.
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Mexico City to Antigua Overland

Central America is an adventure travellers paradise! This incredible trip will take you some of the continent's best highlights, as well as taking in plenty of hidden gems and unique experiences! From the buzzling cultural hub of Mexico City to the charming colonial town of Antugua in Guatemala we will explore Mayan and Aztec ruins and the tropical paradise of Belize with its amazing jungles and sparkling blue water. Join us on this unforgettable overlanding experience!
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Santiago to Ushuaia Overland

This is an epic overland adventure through one of our favourite areas of the world - Patagonia. It's perfect for those who love the outdoors, with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty, and the chance to trek, climb, bike, and horse ride through some truly breathtaking scenery. From the elegant Chilean capital of Santiago to the remote Argentinian town of Ushuaia via the spectacular lake district, the wild and desolate north Patagonia to the glaciers, peaks and breathtaking hiking of southern Patagonia, this overland adventure gets you deep into the heart of the wonderful world that
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La Paz to Santiago Overland

From the high Bolivian Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip will takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. La Paz, surrounded by snow capped mountains, the colonial mining town of Potosi and the mesmerizing salt plains of Salar de Uyuni, one of South America's most incredible natural wonders. Cross the surreal wilderness of the high Altiplano before descending into Chile's moon like Atacama Desert. From the sublime to the wine of northwest Argentina and the chance to play gaucho (cowboy) staying at an estancia. This exciting tour of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina explores landscapes
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Cartagena to Quito Overland

Columbia is one of South America's most beautiful countries. From the Caribbean Coast to the equator this tour gives you the chance to explore this often misunderstood country of charming colonial towns, rugged and beautiful beaches, coffee plantations ands rolling mountains. Every adventure activity you can imagine is on offer, hiking, abseiling, caving, white water rafting and more. Cross the border to Ecuador for shopping at the Otavalo markets and put your feet in both hemispheres at the equator on our way the the buzzing capital of Quito. A wonderful adventure through the fascinating county of Columbia.
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Quito to Lima Overland

Ecuador and Peru are the most fascinating and accessible countries in South America. Rich in culture and landscape they are like South America in a nutshell, with terrain that ranges from steaming jungle to coastal desert to the dizzying pinnacles of the high Andes. Bathe under waterfalls, canoe down an Amazon Basin river, walk colonial cobblestoned streets, hike glaciers and discover the ancient cultures of the Moche and Chimu. This tour is a truly unforgettable trip!
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Lima to La Paz Overland

This fantastic itinerary takes in all the highlights between Lima and La Paz. In Peru we explore the Ballestas Islands, the Huacachina Desert, the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco and the Inca Trails to the phenomenal ruins of Machu Picchu. Crossing the border by ferry into Bolivia we discover Lake Titicaca and the Quechua people and the highest capital city in the world, Bolivia's La Pax. So many adventure activities to do, food to try and sights to see. This is a truly special itinerary to see the very best of Peru and get a
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Alaska Kenai Adventure

This short trip focuses on the wonders of Alaska's coastline. Travel along the Turnagain Arm and possibly spot Beluga Whales, come with us on a wildlife cruise in the Kenai Fjord National Park, hike along Exit Glacier with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and relax in our luxury Adventure Camp on a remote beach next to Homer. Add a bear viewing trip to Katmai or Lake Clark to make your adventure complete! This tour offers diverse wildlife from orcas, humpbacks and sea lions to bears and halibut. Beautiful landscapes from calving glaciers and volcanic views. If you want to
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Alaska Denali Expedition

Alaska, often called "The Last Frontier" has been the crown jewel for adventure travelers in North America. The Denali Expedition is focused on the highlights of Inside-Alaska with optional activities of sea kayaking, ice climbing, glacier walks, rafting and scenic flights. The trip will go to some of the more remote places in Alaska, such as the MacLaren River and Glacier along with Wrangell / St. Elias National Park traveling on dirt roads. View glaciers and icebergs from near or from afar, trail blaze through the wilds and maybe even come face-to-face with a grizzly! This is the adventure your
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Alaska Salmon Run Adventure

Alaska, often called "The Last Frontier" has been the crown jewel for adventure travelers in North America. There are many misconceptions of unbearable and impassable weather conditions. This couldn't be further from the truth. During the summers in Alaska, you've got 18-20 hours of sunlight and average daytime temperatures between 58-77 F (14-25 C). Combining the Kenai and Denali Adventures, the Alaska Salmon Run Adventure is focused on the highlights of Alaska with optional activities of halibut/salmon fishing, sea kayaking, ice climbing, glacier walks, rafting and scenic flights. View glaciers and icebergs from near or from afar, trail blaze through
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Freetown to Accra Overland

An exciting adventure between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Accra, Ghana. Experience incredible West African culture, dance ceremonies, vine bridges, wildlife, beaches, traditional architecture and great music on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. A year later they were the the first ever truck-based overland company to go through Liberia. The trip was another huge success with everybody glowing about how wonderful Liberia is. Road conditions will inevitably slow us down so we have built extra time
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Dakar to Freetown Overland

An amazing overland adventure between Dakar, Senegal and Freetown, Sierra Leone, through Senegal, Gambia, Senegal (Casamance), Guinea Bissau, Guinea & Sierra Leone. This amazing trip offers incredible trekking, waterfalls, music, beaches and wildlife mixed with West African traditions and culture on this off the beaten track adventure! The first two weeks of the trip will be pretty easy-going, with relatively short drive days on reasonable roads – but once we cross the border from Guinea Bissau into Guinea, the tarmac ends and we go off road for some fun driving in the Guinean highlands! Though the Chinese have begun to
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Dakar to Marrakesh Overland

A fascinating overland adventure between between Dakar, Senegal and Marrakech, Morocco. A true overland adventure along a route rarely travelled dominated by stunning landscapes and scenery! The first week of the trip will be pretty easy-going, with relatively short drive days on reasonable roads visiting a number of fantastic highlights. The time this trip spends in Mauritania will be limited, we would love to explore more of this little visited and truly fascinating country, security is of the utmost importance, so the trip will be limited to a direct south to north transit through the country over the course of 2 or 3 days.
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Freetown to Dakar Overland

Freetown to Dakar Overland

An awesome overland adventure between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Dakar, Senegal through Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bassau, Senegal (Casamance) Gambia and Senegal. This amazing trip offers incredible trekking, waterfalls, music, beaches and wildlife mixed with West African traditions and culture on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. The first few days of the trip will be spent in the more developed parts of Sierra Leone and Guinea as we journey close to the Atlantic coastline
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Accra to Freetown Overland

This epic trip between Accra, Ghana and Freetown, Sierra Leone is perhaps Overlanding West Africa's most exciting. Experience incredible West African culture, dance ceremonies, trekking, vine bridges, wildlife, beaches, traditional architecture and great music on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. A year later they were the the first ever truck-based overland company to go through Liberia. The trip was another huge success with everybody glowing about how wonderful Liberia is. Road conditions will inevitably slow
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