Overland tours holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Worldwide overland tours & holidays from† specialist operators committed to conservation & local communities. With a range of budgets, trip lengths and destinations catered for†thereís an overland tour here to suit any adventurer!
South East Asia tour, Hanoi to Singapore
Discover a multitude of histories and cultures, from £2141 (48 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour
Live and breathe the Latino culture, from £1342 - £1411 (16 days) ex flights
Indochina tours
An awesome adventure Cambodia Laos Thailand & Vietnam, from £2160 - £2330 (30 days) ex flights
South America overland tour
A cross-continental South America adventure, from £3649 - £3949 (45 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £1061 (21 days) ex flights
South America holiday, small group tour
Journey across South America, from £4368 - £4688 (21 days) inc UK flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Small group accommodated safari Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, from Ä2895 (21 days) ex flights
Indochina overland holiday
The ultimate discovery of South East Asia, from £2799 - £3399 (30 days) inc UK flights
Vienna to Budapest tour
Travel five countries for memories to last a lifetime, from £1395 - £1540 (15 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from £2525 - £2725 (25 days) ex flights
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Safaris, beaches, pyramids and rafting, from £2750 (17 weeks) ex flights
China holiday and rail journey across Tibet
Travel along the newly opened Qinghai to Lhasa railway, from £2866 (17 days) inc UK flights
Buenos Aires to Rio holiday, South America
Vibrant Buenos Aires, colonial towns and thermal baths, from £1449 (17 days) ex flights
Los Angeles to Las Vegas tour, USA
Discover California, Arizona and Nevada's best attractions, from £620 - £670 (7 days) ex flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Join game drives in Kenya & a gorilla trek in Uganda, from £495 (19 days) ex flights
Vietnam & Cambodia holiday
See Vietnam & Cambodia in this innovative small group tour, from £2395 - £2990 (21 days) ex flights
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
Travel through Peru Bolivia & Chile, from £2099 - £2299 (22 days) ex flights
South America overland tour, coast to coast
From the Pacific across the Andes to the Atlantic, from £4240 - £4309 (49 days) ex flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
5 week expedition across the Andes, from £2115 - £2530 (36 days) ex flights
Central America tours
Highlights of Central America, from £993 (15 days) ex flights
Southern Africa holiday
Experience game drives & wonder at Victoria Falls, from £1012 - £1399 (21 days) ex flights
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
Hong Kong Yangtze River Boat trip Shanghai & Beijing, from £1049 (18 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Windhoek grand desert tour
A 13 day accommodated journey from Cape Town to Windhoek, from Ä1995 - Ä2075 (13 days) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Nairobi overland tour
Africa truck tour, from £1275 (21 days) ex flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Experience arctic wilderness & the richness of frontier living, from £2999 - £3499 (19 days) ex flights
South America overland expedition, Andino
An incredible journey combining South America's highlights, from £2821 (56 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls overland tour
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group photographic tour, from £1460 (21 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio small group holiday
Amazing discovery tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, from £1395 - £1595 (17 days) ex flights
Beijing to Kathmandu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
A true overland journey, from £2585 - £2790 (18 days) ex flights
South America overland expedition
South America as few others will experience it, from £2595 (12 weeks) ex flights

112 reviews for overland tours holidays4 star overall rating

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Indochina overland holiday
Memorable parts? An excellent way to see Indochina - airport to airport guided tour - with everything taken care of - excursions, hotels, transport, etc. The people are amazingly friendly, the scenery is superb, all very refreshing. Halong Bay and Angkor Wat stick out just a bit above the rest of the places we visited. Tips? There is no hard walking or trekking - but you still need to be reasonably fit to climb mountainside steps, and squat walk thru small tunnels - if you want. Local... (more)Vinod Mehta
From £2799 - £3399 including UK flights
Thailand and Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Indochina tours
Very good...Walking the Fitzroy track in Patagonia was the most memorable part (more)Carol McKearney
Laos is beautiful and the people are gentle and kind. Vietnam is crazy, hectic with stunning beaches and Halong Bay, Wow...Excellent. (more)Anne Honeyball
was one of the best trips I have ever done. We experienced all kinds of travel, visited many amazing sites and learned more in one month than most people do in a lifetime. The most memorable part was the homestay where we experienced what life really is for the locals who were so welcoming and friendly to us. (more)Sarah Beddow
From £2160 - £2330 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
From Ä2895 excluding flights
South America overland tour
Memorable parts? Iguassu Falls the Uyuni salt flats and the Inca Trail. Tips? Donít go with this operator and donít worry about the language barrier. Local benefits? In parts but I think it could have been better in particular on the Brazilian leg (I did the southern cross with this operator) where I donít think there was any effort to interact with the locals. Overall rating? Overall it was an amazing experience I think the trip needs a few tweaks and if Iím honest... (more)Tim Antill
From £3649 - £3949 excluding flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Memorable parts? Inca Trail! Making it and seeing Machu Picchu. Tips? Bring clothing for a variety of weather. Be prepared for early mornings, the possibility of altitude sickness... The more in shape you are, the more you will get out of the trip as well! Local benefits? Yes, I think the homestays were great, and the trip encompassed ecotourism, especially in the Amazon. Overall rating? Great. (more)Rachel Carbonell
From £2525 - £2725 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
For me it was a life long goal to see Machu Picchu, which no picture or video can replace the memories logged in my head of the sheer size and awe of this place. But also whilst travelling through other countries, the beautiful landscapes just amaze you. (more)Michael North
Every day was a wonderful experience during our stay in Brazil and Ecuador but I guess the Galapagos will be the most memorable. (more)Ann Hammersley
There were so many memorable parts! - Rio, Cusco, Iguacu falls, Machu Picchu, the rainforest, etc. Overall a brilliant cross section of South American sights and culture. (more)Brian Wright
From £3738 - £4068 including UK flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
Memorable parts? Trekking the Inca trail was fantastic, it exceeded all my expectations. The porters were superhuman and the tour leaders superb. It is the best experience I have had so far. Tips? Listen to the safety tips of your tour leaders regarding valuables. Things did go missing on public transport with some of my travelling buddies. Local benefits? We visited local communities and bought direct from them. Stayed with families to experience their daily life. Overall... (more)Yuetmui Chung
From £2115 - £2530 excluding flights
South East Asia tour, Hanoi to Singapore
Snorkelling for the first time in Nha Trang (and second time in Ko Phi Phi!) was fantastic, jungle trekking in both Thailand and Malaysia was awesome...Outstanding - varied, educational and stacks of fun. (more)Matt Williams
There were so many highlights to this holiday which covered so many countries... Staying the night in a hilltribe village in northern Thailand, snorkling on the coral reefs around Ko Phi Phi, 4x4 driving, drinking tea in a tea plantation in the Cameron highlands...exploring great cities like KL and Singapore. Fantastic, but tough going at times! (more)Bridie Brittain
From £2142 excluding flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Memorable parts? Imposible to pick one thing as it was 3 weeks of wall to wall fantastic experinces. Etosha NP.... Game drives & waterhole at night/early morning! An elephant suddenly looming from nowhere in the dark & playing in the water. Rhino trekking....7 just 8metres away. Awesome! Elephant encounter right in front of our vehicle! 4 hippos 10 metres in front of us. Okavango mokoro canoes & camp & tracking and amazing helicopter flight over delta (own expense). Climbing dune 45 for... (more)Heather Gratland
From £835 - £1775 excluding flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour
Memorable parts? There were a number of great parts to the holiday and it is impossible to single out one simply due to the diversity of the experiences we had. The whole holiday was amazing, but if I had to name the top three things I would say (in no particular order!) going to Iguazu Falls (especially the boat ride under the falls!), the boat trip we went on in Paraty and just being in Rio. Tips? If you want to see Buenos Aries or Rio (and I suggest they're worth seeing!!) then... (more)Carol Clutton
From £1343 - £1412 excluding flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Most memorable was Pucon- range of activities, accommodation, general situation by lake, mountains and volcano. (more)Richard Hallam
Amazing holiday. Very varied and interesting with a good mix of people of all ages and nationalities. We saw all of the top sights in the area and good trips were organised e.g. horse riding. (more)Frank Sperling
From £1062 excluding flights
Bolivia tour, tailor made
We did not feel that a single moment was wasted, with a good balance of different activities and experiences. I am converted to tailor-made travel. (more)chris fleckney
Excellent. Travelling up from Tupiza past volcanoes and lagoons and over the salt flats was the best part. (more)Janet Balling
The Bolivia salt flats and altiplano were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Jan Stockdale
From Ä2390 - Ä3170 including domestic flights only
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the holiday was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
From £3295 including domestic flights only
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Very good for the adventurous and independent type! (more)Ferry Lubis
Seeing Victoria Falls and all the wildlife in Africa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Fantastic. (more)Andrew Service
From £2750 excluding flights
Indochina small group overland tour
Memorable parts? Gosh! All of it! It was an amazing 40 day adventure but I particularly enjoyed watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, kayaking around Halong Bay in Vietnam and the stunning scenery of Laos and in particular watching the sun set over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. Tips? We were constantly on the move, which was very exhausting and at the end of the Vietnam trip (the 40 day Indochina adventure was actually 3 separate tours which I did not realise and... (more)Lucy Charlotte Brand
From £1830 - £1975 excluding flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Memorable parts? We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great. Tips? Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete... (more)Mary Ellen Ruddell
From £2999 - £3499 excluding flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Memorable parts? Seeing the gorillas. Visiting the Pygmy village. Tips? Bring long trousers and T-shirts to cover up in Uganda. Pack lightly as there is laundry at the campsite. Local benefits? Yes, particularly when visiting the Pygmy village and the Kenyan school. My trip was the first 19 days of a longer 75 day tour. Whilst I did not go on this activity I know that later in the longer tour they go on a lion walk. I would urge you to research the company that runs this... (more)Genevieve Isherwood
From £495 excluding flights
Vienna to Budapest tour
The most memorable for me was waking through the sandstone canyons in the Teplice National Park. (more)David Simpson
I loved the Czech Republic in particular and also walking in the Tatra mountians. I will be telling everyone that if they want to ski they should try Slovakia as a skiing destination. Cesky Krumlov and Prague are the most fascinating cities and I will definitely be returning to visit them again. (more)Helen Spooner
Well thought out - good mix of free time and planned activities. V.good trip notes and information - really useful for planning what to see and how to get there. (more)fenella williams
From £1395 - £1540 excluding flights
Rio to Buenos Aires holiday
We particularly enjoyed the ranch stay and the Iguazu falls. Buenos Aires was also a fantastic city. (more)Rachel Newnes
Hiking for the day in Illha Grande and two dogs coming with us, walking for hours around Paraty, best pedicure ever in Salto were the highlights (more)Karin Keschner
From £760 - £890 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From Ä2195 excluding flights
Overland tour to South America, Andes to the Amazon
Memorable parts? Hiking on a glacier, coming face to face with penguins in Punta Tomba, canyoning down a 40 metre waterfall, meeting all my new friends Tips? We had a great time, and made 21 new friends... but it is quite intense being with other people for such a long time... bring earplugs and ipod and a very very warm sleeping bag. Local benefits? Yes, we always took our rubbish with us, and were careful not to make a mess. Overall rating? Had an amazing time,... (more)Caroline Eccles
From £1645 excluding flights
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
Memorable parts? Machu picchu and the Uyuni salt flats. Tips? Pack well, all types of clothing are necessary and be prepared for the unexpected. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Exciting. (more)Michelle Zammit
From £2099 - £2299 excluding flights
Mexico & Guatemala overland tours
The nicest part was the homestay in a pleasant little village with a lovely family. (more)Laura Palmucci
The homestay at the family at Lake Attitlan, the volcano hiking and the caving were the most memorable parts. (more)Andrea Baumann
From £1440 - £1555 excluding flights
South Africa and Swaziland safari
Memorable parts? I had not expected to enjoy the safari part of my trip as much as I did. I loved seeing the animals in their natural habitat. On day we watched a mother cheetah hunting for her cub - it was thrilling. Everything in South Africa is about Nelson Mandela and I learned more about his life and the struggles of South Africans during the Apartheid era. Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular. Tips? Use your ATM card... (more)Patricia Ruble
From Ä1795 excluding flights
South India by rail holiday
Memorable parts? Staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. Tips? No need to take too many clothes so easy to get things washed. Had thought we would be dressing up for dinner so took clothes to cover this eventuality. Local benefits? It was wonderful to go into people's houses to see craftsmen at work - the potter, weaver, basket. Since returning have told many people about life out there, how people have... (more)Clair Butler
From £1805 excluding flights
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
Memorable parts? The sights and experience was truly magnificient, hard to pinpoint as there were so many. Had the most wonderful travelling companions, and though we got stuck in no man's land between China and Kyrghistan, nobody complained. Tips? To travel as light as possible, to keep an open mind in case something unforeseen happens and to enjoy all the wonderful people you come across everywhere. A smile goes such a long way and gives so much in return ! Local benefits? We... (more)Gunilla Westerlund
From £3490 excluding flights
The Grand Southern Africa safari
Memorable parts? Namib desert including Dune 45 hike and Deadvlei, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Chobe River cruise Tips? Be prepared for the rough road travel in Namibia Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? It was an excellent travel that I will remember for life, with great value. (more)Jeffrey Lee
From £2249 - £2749 excluding flights
Alaska adventure holiday, salmon run
Memorable parts? It's difficult to pinpoint just one moment, as the whole stay in Alaska was wonderful from start to finish. Seeing all the wildlife, in Denali National Park (bears, caribous, wolves...),when on a boat in the Kenai fjords (orcas, sea lions, humpback whales...), but also just when travelling casually on a road, was fantastic: they're just part of everyday life in Alaska. Having the feeling that you are not in an overcrowded holiday spot was also a big "plus" to me, you are... (more)Bettina Bernhardt
From US $2950 excluding flights
South America highlights holiday
Amazing! Completely unforgettable. Everything was nicely organized to the last detail (more)Kiana Askari
Watching 50+ red mackaws gather in the Tambopata National Reserve was the most memorable part of this trip. Everyone who took care of us was local and, apart from being very friendly, they always made clear how important tourisim to their local well-being. (more)COLIN JONES
The most memorable bit was discovering a part of the world so unique and full of natural beauty. (more)Ian and Glenda Kubler
From £4090 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
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Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
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