Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
What type of expeditions do you organise?
Adventures Overland offers two types of Expeditions – Fixed Departures and Customized Tours.
As part of our Fixed Departures, you will be self-driving your (or a rented vehicle) in a convoy of vehicles that is always led by at least one support vehicle and 2 crew members. For a bigger convoy, we provide a lead and a sweep vehicle.
Customized Tours are those where you travel on your own chosen dates and we can customize the route as per your preferences. For such journeys, we make all necessary travel arrangements including hotel bookings, permits, excursions and if required, we can send a support team with the group.
In which parts of the world do you organize expeditions?
We organize expeditions all around the world in 6 continents every year. We organize fly and drive expeditions in Jordan, Russia, Iceland, Alaska, Mongolia, South America, Africa and Australia where you don’t need to bring a vehicle as the vehicle is included as part of the package.
We also organize expeditions within India in places like Ladakh, Spiti Valley, Uttarakhand, North-East, Rajasthan etc. and cross border expeditions such as Road to London, Road to Bangkok, Road to Singapore etc. where you can bring your own vehicle.
What kind of people travel on your expeditions?
Since 2012, we have been proudly putting together off beat and luxury bespoke tours all around the world for solo travellers, families, couples and senior citizens who come from different walks of life and comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals, industrialists, doctors, creative minds etc. mostly aged 35 years & above.
Are your expeditions suitable for solo woman travellers and families?
Our expeditions are ideal for solo travellers (male and female) and families with kids. The average male female ratio on most of our expeditions is 60:40. Families, couples and senior citizens join us frequently in all kinds of expeditions.
Is driving mandatory on these expeditions?
Driving is NOT mandatory on any of our expeditions and you are most welcome to enjoy the journey, sit back and relax while someone else is behind the wheel!
How much driving experience do I need to join an expedition?
Drivers must be a minimum 25 years old. We expect you to be a confident and competent driver, with plenty of driving experience. You should normally have held your driver’s license for a minimum of two years. Please also note that most of our expeditions include sections of gravel or dirt roads, as stated in the Expedition Summary. We never travel off road; it is simply that there are sections where the road is not paved.
Our expeditions call for all participants to be good team players, who are flexible and adaptable when things do not go as planned and will muck in as requested by the Expedition Leader. Self sufficiency is important and being able to manage yourself – your well being, hygiene & health – is vital, together with having a good sense of humour. Overland travel can be challenging and bring up the most unexpected of situations. This means that you will all be expected to work together as a team to resolve any problems we may encounter, but always subject to the authority of the Expedition Leader.