Welcome to the Overland Travel Site, Are you planning a trip or just interested in overland travel. Young and adventurous or just an armchair traveller there is something for you here. Those who have had an overland adventure can re-live the experience, find out what life is like now in those far away places.
Did you know the Mustafa Hotel in Kabul is still open for business? or you haven't lived until you have slept on an Indian railway platform or drunk tea in an Afghan chai house. There is a rumour that the South India - Sri Lanka ferry may be running soon. Start planning your adventure!
This blog was set up as part of a larger site (India Overland) The purpose of the India site is to reconnect those who undertook overland adventures to India, Africa & South America & to make an historical record of expeditions that in some cases are hardly possible today. People often think that traveling overland today is more dangerous than before but this is not the case. Today you have contact in most places, mobile phones work almost anywhere. In the 60's - 70's you could only make contact in the cities and even then you would wait for hours to get a connection. This Blog is an attempt to explore the current overland journeys that appeal to those looking for adventure today.
In the hay days of the Overland during 1960 - 1980 the number of operators that made these journeys is endless, this is just a short list...
Aardvark Expeditions, Anglo Australian Company, Asian Greyhound, Atrek, Capricorn Overland Tours, Budget Bus, CCT, Contiki, Encounter Overland, Exodus Expeditions, Hann Overland, Hughes Overland, Indigo, Inter Trek, Magic Bus, Penn World Overland, Rotel Tours, Safaris Overland, Sherpa Expeditions, Sundowners, Tentrek Expeditions, The Overlanders, Top Deck Travel, Trans African Expeditions, King Kong, Himalayan Tiger, Tangerine Tours, The Silver Express, P.B.K., Crazy Bus, No Sweat Overland Tours & Playmates Camping .
Today there are many companies offering to take you off the beaten track, with your input I hope this blog can find them and help those planning an overland adventure. As in the past there are those who want to undertake a trip on their own, they will need all the help they can get.
The India Overland site and Forum has lots of good reading on the subject and although it is historic, much of it still holds true today. I'm sure it will give you some idea of what overlanding will be like. - Derek Amey