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Are you looking for an overland holiday? 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 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. Our overland expeditions are ideal for gap year holidays, career breaks or just for those looking for and adventure holiday across two incredible continents. We have spent years tailoring our exciting overland tours and believe overlanding is all about the journey and amazing experiences along the way. We love what we do and the travellers who join us love the overlanding experience we put together. So if you are looking for an overland expedition company with passion, experience and knowledge have a look at our latest overland expeditions below;
Istanbul to Singapore
** LAST MINUTE AVAILABIITY - TWO SEATS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR APRIL 2013 DEPARTURE **
Join us for an epic overland expedition from Istanbul to Singapore, with so much to see and experience in between! Following on from our popular London to Australia expedition, we are now focussing on the countries that really suit our style of travel, so from 2013 onwards these trips will start in Istanbul and finish in Singapore, allowing us to spend more time exploring as we travel through 17 countries on our 6-month expedition.
From Turkey, the expedition travels through Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and through the wild and wacky countries of the ‘Stans, Central Asia and western China following the ancient Silk Road. The expedition then travels 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.
This is just scratching the surface - have a look at the full itinerary to see how much this trip has to offer.
We specialise in overland tours across this incredible continent which has so much to offer from volcanoes to glaciers, jungle to high altitude grass lands, wildlife and wild Carnival, fascinating cultures and all the adventure activities you could ever want. We offer two overland expeditions in South America: South American Explorer - a 6-month expedition covering Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and with the option to visit Paraguay, Uruguay and the Galapagos Islands; and South American Encounter - a 4-month expedition which offers a more in-depth experience in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Chile. For more information, see the full itineraries.
Don't forget to have a look at the blog for our South American Explorer expedition, which is currently on the road in Brazil.
BEIJINg to istanbul (eastbound or westbound)
We offer a choice of overland tours in Asia and due to the popularity of our expeditions travelling through the Caucasus, the ‘Stans and Silk Road, and China, we are pleased to offer new overland expeditions between Beijing and Istanbul from 2013. Beijing, home to the Forbidden City and Tianenmen Square amongst many other attractions can be your starting or finishing point for this expedition which travels through Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China. For more details, check out the full itinerary.
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 an incredible range of experiences and mix of natural and historical attractions. 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!
Overland tours with Odyssey Overland
We are a specialist overland expedition company with years of experience in delivering the very best overland tours in Asia and South America. We believe in offering a quality experience and operate small groups of 16-22 on our overland tours. We travel at a pace which allows us to appreciate the places we visit and whereever possible we get off the well beaten track that all the others follow and show you the special hidden gems that we have found over the years. If you are looking for an adventure holiday, want to explore the world, looking for a gap year adventure or just want to experience a new way of travelling our overland expeditions are for you. 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 truck with coach seats, a comfortable camp setup to make camping a pleasure, not to mention nice hotels along the way. 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. All of this may make us a bit more expensive, but on a journey of a lifetime it’s worth doing it properly.
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