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journey of a lifetime!
Do you have the urge to explore, to experience different cultures, wander through ancient cities and ruins, view amazing wildlife, taste exotic food and explore places seen by only an adventurous few? Then read on because this is what Odyssey Overland’s expeditions are all about. We are an overland expedition company specialising in extended overland adventure holidays in Africa, Central Asia, China, South-East Asia and South America. Our overland expeditions really get out there and explore, heading off the beaten tourist trails whenever we can, and taking the time to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and cultures of the fascinating countries through which we travel. With over 20 years of overlanding experience behind us, we know what makes an expedition work, and we have spent years tailoring our exciting overland tours.
So if you are looking for an overland expedition company with passion, experience and knowledge join us for the journey of a lifetime.
Africa is in many ways the heart of Odyssey as it is where Pete started overlanding over 20 years ago. We are very pleased to announced that we will be back in Africa from 2015! Following on from the success of our previous trans-Africa expeditions, and with lots of interest in joining Odyssey in Africa, we decided to run an expedition from Cairo in Egypt, to Cape Town in South Africa in 2015 and have now launched dates for 2016 as well. In 2016 we will be running both a northbound (Cape Town to Cairo) and southbound (Cairo to Cape Town) expedition. Click here for more information.
These 19-week expeditions will travel the length of Africa through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa. This journey offers a fantastic opportunity to see and experience so much of what Africa has to offer. From the unique wildlife for which the continent is perhaps most famous, to iconic historical ruins, great hiking and horse riding, friendly and diverse cultures, incredible food, beaches and mountains, and all the adventure activities you could ever hope for, this trip has something for everyone.
Istanbul to Singapore
Join us for an epic overland expedition from Istanbul to Singapore, with so much to see and experience in between as we travel through 16 countries on our 6-month expedition.
From Turkey, this expedition travels through Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and through the wild and wacky countries of the ‘Stans (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan) and into western China following the ancient Silk Road. We then travel through south-western China, into the Tibetan Autonomous Region before crossing the mighty Himalayan mountains and entering the sacred city of Lhasa and then across the Friendship Highway and into Nepal and northern India. Just a short hop across to South-East Asia where the fascinating history and cultures of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore await.
South America is an incredible continent which offers a diverse and exotic range of experiences, from volcanoes to glaciers, jungle to high altitude grass lands, wildlife and wild Carnival, fascinating cultures and all the adventure activities and trekking you could ever want.
We have two expeditions in South America. Our South American Explorer is a 6-month expedition covering Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and with the option to visit Paraguay and the Galapagos Islands. For more information, see the full itinerary, and you can see what past and current expeditions have got up to on the Trip Blogs.
And from 2015 you can explore the Heart of South America on our new 11-week expedition travelling through Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. This exciting new trip offers a huge amount, see the full itinerary for more information.
** Limited seats are now remaining on our 2015 South American Explorer expedition**
Kathmandu to Istanbul
Kathmandu and Istanbul are two of the world’s greatest cities – so why not travel overland between them? Our 12-week overland expedition from Kathmandu to Istanbul travels via the Himalayas and the Silk Road offering a fantastic mix of natural and historical attractions and experiences. From funky Kathmandu in Nepal we will travel into Tibet and China, into the wilds of Kyrgyzstan, then via the spectacular and fascinating Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, experience Georgian hospitality, and finally finish up in Istanbul, the meeting place of European and Asian cultures. Check out the full itinerary, and you can also read what the 2014 expedition got up to on their Trip Blog here.
Overland tours with Odyssey Overland
We are a specialist overland expedition company with years of experience in running overland expeditions around the world - a great way to see our track record is through the Trip Blogs that we run on every Odyssey Overland expedition. We believe in offering a quality experience and operate small groups of up to 24 on our overland tours. As everyone joins us for the whole expedition we can travel at a pace which allows us to appreciate the places we visit and whereever possible we get off the well beaten track that others follow and show you the special hidden gems that we have found over the years. We travel in true Overland style, and while we rough it when we need to, we know that the little luxuries can make all the difference; like amazing food, a well-designed comfortable and reliable truck with coach seats, a comfortable camp setup to make camping a pleasure, not to mention nice hotels along the way. On a journey of a lifetime it’s worth doing it properly.
We are an owner operated tour company, and we believe in the personal touch – all our expedition members are part of the Odyssey family, not just another booking. So take the plunge and come on the overland adventure of a lifetime with Odyssey Overland! Our trips book up well in advance, so book early as places are limited. Please contact us if you have any questions as we are always happy to discuss our expeditions!
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain