Overland Tours & Trips
Overlanding isn't just a trip, it's a lifestyle! Embrace your inner Indiana Jones on an expedition only a few have done before. Camp out under Botswana's impossibly starry skies, play hide-and-seek with Rwanda's elusive primates, and sandboard down the impressive dunes of Namibia - all in one itinerary. Find your home-away-from-home on an Overland truck touring the Australian Outback, South America's mountains or safari reserves in the African sun.
Over 250 Overland Packages With 1,200 Reviews
Cape to Falls - 22 days22 days • (8)"was a great tour the group was very nice and the guide dabby and ben our cook and ..."From $1,805
Alaska Adventure - 20 Days20 days • (45)"We've included the Alaskan 20 days tour in our world travel...and can tell you that ..."From $3,300
Cape to Namibia - 14 days14 days • (12)"Because I've never done an overland safari I was bit nervous about the style of travel ..."From $1,385
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Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives8 days • (16)"Beautiful campsites, a new destination everyday, growing with people, other travelers ..."From $1,249 $999
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Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting15 days • (14)"Outstanding and great organized trip led by professionals who also know how to spoil ..."From $2,949 $2,359
What to Expect on an Overland Adventure
Long drives worth the wait
From the sparkling salt flats of Uyuni to the dry arid plains of Dead Vlei, an Overland itinerary is packed full of unique travel experiences well worth the long drives to get there. With remote locations that only the locals know and a true escape from your day-to-day, the dirty wheels of an Overland truck have been alluring explorers for decades!
A wilderness escape
Do you dream of switching off and just taking some quality time out? With desolate destinations that are not on your typical tourist itinerary, Overlanding is the ultimate wilderness escape. From stays in the heart of game reserves to authentic local experiences, you'll return with captivating stories and an album full of treasured memories.
Plenty of free time
It's not unusual for an Overland adventure to span several weeks or even months! For those looking for a bucket-list itinerary or a way to celebrate a milestone, a cross-continent Overlanding experience is guaranteed to tick all of your boxes - and with ample free time, you won't want to leave!
Get up close to the human-like primates of Rwanda, race down the terracotta dunes of Sossusvlei, set your sights on the Inca ruins of the Andes, or try your hand at catching the waves on Australia's golden coast. With itineraries packed full of adventure, an Overland trip really does have it all!
What is an Overland Truck?
You're about to set off on an adventure spanning several days with an overland truck being your home away from home for a while, so let's learn a little more about the vehicle you will trudging across the continent in.
To put it simply, an overland truck is a purpose-built, all-terrain vehicle that is equipped with everything you need for your adventure. It's generally packed with tents, acts as a source of electricity in remote places, and features large storage spaces where you can store food or luggage, perfect for long journeys and expeditions. As it's an all-terrain vehicle, you can expect long journeys on often bumpy roads in typically remote locations, giving you a true wilderness escape and an unbeatable travel experience that's off-the-beaten-track.
A typical overland truck features
✓ Coach-style seats with large windows, perfect for photographers so that you don't miss the amazing views (and wildlife sightings!) along the way
✓ Onboard plugs or USB ports to charge your devices and share tales of your endeavours
✓ Camping and cooking equipment for those times where there's not a single hotel in sight
✓ A kit for all kinds of emergencies, from little injuries to getting stuck in the mud (literally!)
Depending on your adventure operator, your overland truck could have different features. For more information about the vehicle on your trip please contact your Travel Expert.
Most Popular Destinations for an Overland Trip
Best Continents for Overlanding
A Top-Rated Overland Adventure You’ll Love
✓ Marvel at the breathtaking views of thunderous Victoria Falls
✓ Journey past deep canyons and towering mountains
✓ Witness lions in their natural habitat as kings of the plains
✓ Relax on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River
Age Range: 8 to 99 years
Suitable For: Solo travellers, couples, families
Your Overlanding Questions, Answered
How do I know an Overland tour is right for me?
Overlanding is not just a trip it's a lifestyle, where embracing your sense of adventure and heading off-the-beaten-track offers an exhilarating and exciting travel experience. If you're seeking the very essence of adventure, or just want to witness the Circle of Life in the African wilderness, there's no better way than on an Overland trip.
Do I have to camp on an Overland trip?
As Overlanding is all about embracing the outdoors, most trips will involve camping. More often than not, camping is the only accommodation option available as you'll likely be heading to remote areas, but don't shy away - the starry skies in these desolate destinations need to be seen to be believed!
What's the difference between a Safari and an Overland tour?
As Overlanding is a popular way to travel in Africa, it can be hard to decide between a Safari or an Overland experience. Safari tours typically offer game drives on Jeeps, cover long distances with a coach or minibus, and offer varied accommodation options, such as safari lodges. All Overland tours feature a purpose-built vehicle that serves as your one-stop shop for your adventure - from the accommodation, right down to a make-shift kitchen for your meals!
Do I need to be fit for an Overland trip?
Most Overland trips require you to be moderately active, as most of these tours involve; setting up tents, assisting with food preparation, sitting for long periods of time and driving along bumpy dirt roads, so we recommend that you're physically active to fully enjoy the experience! Of course, if you don't meet these requirements but are eager to head on an Overland adventure, please contact our Travel Experts.
How do I book an Overland trip on TourRadar?
Find your next Overland adventure by searching through our tours until you find one that stands out. Simply choose your dates and fill out your details to secure your trip. If you have any questions along the way, our Travel Experts are standing by 24/7!
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Best Tour Companies for Overland Adventures
It's not easy to choose the best overland company, but these overland adventure operators are much loved by past travellers!