Embark upon the
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 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.
ISTANBUL to BEIJING (VIA THE SILK ROAD)
Our Istanbul to Beijing (eastbound) and Beijing to Istanbul (westbound) expeditions are fantastic trips offering the opportunity to explore the Silk Road and to experience China's incredible diversity, from cave houses to bustling cities, Buddist temples to Islamic mosques, markets, palaces, museums, the iconic Great Wall, fantastic food and much more.
This expedition covers Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Highlights include the fantastic city of Istanbul, and the wacky landscapes of Cappadocia in Turkey, legendary hospitality, food and wine in Georgia, cutting edge design and art in Armenia, camping in the shadows of mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, an unforgettable ferry journey across the Caspian Sea, the astounding sights of Turkmenistan, the Silk Road history of Uzbekistan, the wilds of Kyrgyzstan and the culture, food and diversity of China. This 13-week expedition has a huge amount to offer! Click here to find out more including the weekly itinerary, and you can also catch up with the adventures of the current Istanbul to Beijing trip on their Trip Blog.
** Dates now released for our 2015 expeditions **
South American explorer
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. 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 keep up to date with the current expedition's adventures through their Trip Blog.
** Due to cancellations, we now have two seats available on our 2014 South American Explorer Expedition. Dates have now also been released for our 2015 South American Explorer Expedition. Click here for more details on how to book on these epic expeditions.**
** Keep an eye on our website for details of a new shorter South American expedition to be available from 2015 onwards **
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 17 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.
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 the most recent expedition's Trip Blog here.
** Dates now released for our 2015 expedition **
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