Tiger's Nest

Overland Adventures

Our overland adventures celebrate the world’s most intriguing destinations. To thoroughly immerse ourselves in these destinations, from India to Namibia, we rely on several modes of travel, from 4x4 vehicles to local motorcoaches/mini-vans and boats. Our overland adventures typically include iconic regional accommodations and world-class urban hotels. In Africa, the camps we choose combine outstanding wilderness experiences with comfortable lodging – imagine strolling from your room to a deck overlooking a watering hole for elephants and rhinos. In Mongolia, you’ll stay in a traditional ger camp, nomadic-style tents set in remote wilderness. And while searching for tigers in India, we find ourselves at a romantic jungle lodge, with modern amenities and proximity to the wilderness we seek. The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming overland adventures.

Upcoming Overland Adventures

  • Amber Fort, Jaipur

    India by Rail with the Hornbill Festival

    November 20December 4, 2017

    Join this brand-new adventure and travel aboard the luxurious Palace on Wheels, before attending the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland. Showcasing Naga dance, music, costumes, art, ethnic foods, and handicrafts, this expedition truly discovers a unique and local culture.

  • Wild Patagonia

    Wild Patagonia

    December 29, 2017January 5, 2018

    Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

  • Wild Patagonia

    Wild Patagonia

    January 16January 23, 2018

    Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

  • Snow Monkeys of Japan

    Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    January 31February 18, 2018

    Marvel at the sight of nearly 12,000 hooded and white-naped cranes, as they flock to Japan’s exquisite wintertime landscape, Arasaki, Kyushu—later, a boat trip to the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula puts us up close and personal with Steller’s sea eagles.

  • Southern Africa's Diversity

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2018

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Rondon Ridge, Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea: Cultural Connections

    February 17February 26, 2018

    From spectacular lowland rainforests on the coastal plains to 15,000-foot-high peaks, Papua New Guinea is rightly called “the land of the unexpected.” Explore the fascinating culture and villages along the Karawari River, and the spectacular flora, fauna, and unique culture of the highlands

  • Squirrel Monkeys, Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    March 5March 18, 2018

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Elephants, Sri Lanka

    Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

    March 21April 6, 2018

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil leads this immersive exploration of the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” with its bird-watching haven, Sinharaja Nature Reserve; Yala National Park’s Sri Lankan elephants; and the World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 

  • Bungle Bungle National Park, Australia

    Unexplored Australia: Kununurra, Bungle Bungle & Arnhem Land

    May 8May 17, 2018

    Australia’s last frontier is a wild land of remote, spectacular scenery spread over huge distances, with a severe climate, a sparse population, and minimal infrastructure. Traveling here is a true adventure as you view towering escarpments, undulating woodlands, and more.

  • Signature Botswana

    Signature Botswana

    May 15May 27, 2018

    Join this exciting itinerary that reveals the many wonders of one of Africa's premier safari destinations during the beginning of the dry season, when large concentrations of animals gather around the water sources.

  • Dharamsala, India

    Spirit of the Himalayas: Ladakh & Dharamsala

    May 23June 7, 2018

    From soaring Himalayan peaks and deep valleys to rolling hills and dense forests, this overland adventure is a photographer’s dream.

  • Ultimate Iceland

    Ultimate Iceland

    June 17June 25, 2018

    Iceland—a land of hot springs, glaciers, lava fields, and waterfalls—is a nature lover’s paradise, with an unspoiled and truly surreal landscape that has captivated explorers, artists, and photographers alike.

  • Kenya & Tanzania Under Canvas

    Kenya & Tanzania Under Canvas

    June 18July 1, 2018

    This brand-new adventure is designed to give you a classic, yet intimate safari experience, with stays at luxurious tented camps situated in remote wilderness areas. Throughout the expedition, search for black rhinos, chimpanzees, cheetahs, and more, and even witness the Great Migration.

  • Denali National Park, Alaska

    Alaska's National Parks

    July 17July 31, 2018

    Join former Alaska resident and expedition leader Mike Moore on an incredible Alaskan adventure—highlights include exploring Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias parks, hiking glaciers, and spotting bald eagles in Prince William Sound.

  • Papua New Guinea with the Mount Hagen Cultural Show

    Papua New Guinea with the Mount Hagen Cultural Show

    August 7August 20, 2018

    Offered through our sister company, Travcoa, spend two weeks exploring the wilds of Papua New Guinea, including a three-night cruise along the Karawari River.

  • Borneo

    Borneo

    August 8August 23, 2018

    Search for a huge variety of charismatic species, including orangutans, Bornean pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, clouded leopards, great argus pheasants, eight species of hornbills, and the bizarre Bornean bristlehead on this classic expedition led by naturalists Michael Moore and Rich Pagen.

  • Remote Tanzania

    Remote Tanzania

    August 8August 24, 2018

    With one of the Earth’s largest concentrations of wildlife, from lions and elephants to thousands of birds, Tanzania is sublime—roam the country’s lesser-known parks in the company of renowned wildlife photographer Lex Hes. 

  • Samoa & Tonga: Swimming with Humpbacks

    Samoa & Tonga: Swimming with Humpbacks

    August 27September 9, 2018

    Swim and snorkel with humpback whales, on this brand-new expedition through Samoa and Tonga. Led be marine biologist Brad Climpson, you'll also meet with locals to learn about their traditions of song and dance, and search for rare island endemics such as the Samoan fantail, Samoan whistler, Samoan starling, and Tongan whistler.

  • Plains & Primates: Zambia & Rwanda

    Plains to Primates: Zambia & Rwanda

    September 6September 22, 2018

    A brand-new expedition, this overland adventure travels from the vast savannas of Zambia to the dense rainforests of Rwanda. In open 4x4 vehicles, by boat, and on foot, you'll search for the once nearly extinct red lechwe, leopards, and mountain gorillas, as well as over 300 bird species.

  • Best of Brazil

    Wild Brazil: From Atlantic Forest to the Pantanal

    September 16October 4, 2018

    Search for Brazil’s iconic wildlife—caiman, giant anteaters, Brazilian tapirs, maned wolves, capybara, howler monkeys, marmosets, giant river otters, and our ultimate goal, the elusive jaguar—on this overland adventure with Mark Brazil.

  • Victoria Amazonica Water Lilies, Wild Guyana

    Wild Guyana

    October 5October 14, 2018

    Search Guyana’s rainforest, rivers, and savanna for rare and endangered species, such as giant anteaters, black caiman, harpy eagles, giant river otters, and the elusive jaguar. And, witness the awesome power of Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single-drop waterfall.

  • Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island

    Madagascar

    October 6October 23, 2018

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.

  • Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 12October 30, 2018

    This Japan adventure introduces you to everything from Honshu Island’s local residents to Kyoto’s noteworthy temples and Kanazawa’s famous gardens of Kenroku-en—it’s an off-the-beaten-path immersion with incredible personal connections made possible by Japan expert Mark Brazil. 

  • Classic Kenya

    Classic Kenya

    October 13October 21, 2018

    This brand-new adventure is designed to give you a classic, yet intimate safari experience, with stays at luxurious tented camps situated in remote wilderness areas.

  • Asiatic Leopard

    Central India: A Wildlife Safari

    November 16December 1, 2018

    The original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Pench National Park, is just one of the stunning national parks visited on this Indian safari. Also explore Bandhavgarh National Park, formerly a maharajah’s private hunting preserve, as well as Satpura National Parka, a 202-square-mile national park and tiger reserve.

  • Bagan, Myanmar

    Myanmar & Laos: Land of a Thousand Temples

    November 23December 11, 2018

    Journey with us into some of the least-explored regions of Indochina—Myanmar and Laos—where countless regal temples, lovely minority tribes-people, and stunning gardens await. Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, the whitewashed Mon Temple in Bagan, and the floating gardens of Inle Lake.

  • Ultimate Kenya

    Ultimate Kenya

    January 10January 22, 2019

    Stay at some of Kenya’s most exclusive safari camps on this brand-new expedition that takes you to the ultimate of safari destinations. Enjoy a scenic flightseeing tour over the plains of Maasai Mara, discover rare Grevey’s zebras, and enjoy both morning and evening safari drives daily.

  • Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    January 16February 3, 2019

    Marvel at the sight of nearly 12,000 hooded and white-naped cranes, as they flock to Japan’s exquisite wintertime landscape, Arasaki, Kyushu—later, a boat trip to the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula puts us up close and personal with Steller’s sea eagles.

  • Snow Leopard, India

    In Search of Snow Leopards

    February 8February 20, 2019

    Join veteran expedition leader and ornithologist, Mark Brazil, on a brand-new expedition to seek out unique Himalayan wildlife. You'll spend five full days tracking snow leopards, as well as ibex, blue sheep, marmots, and Himalayan wolves, and enjoy the magical scenery of the rugged Himalayas.

  • Southern Africa's Diversity

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2019

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Parks & Palaces of India's Rajasthan

    Parks & Palaces of India's Rajasthan

    February 22March 11, 2019

    On this brand-new adventure, you'll get the bost of both worlds as you search for the rare Asiatic lion in Gir National Park, and spend two nights at the luxurious Mihir Garh Palace Hotel. You'll also have time to tour the bustling city of Mumbai, complete with the Gateway of India, Elephanta Island, the Prince of Whales Museum, and Kamla Nehru Park.

  • Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

    Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

    March 15March 31, 2019

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil leads this immersive exploration of the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” with its bird-watching haven, Sinharaja Nature Reserve; Yala National Park’s Sri Lankan elephants; and the World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

  • Cultural Treasures of North Vietnam & Laos

    Cultural Treasures of Northern Vietnam & Laos

    March 23April 7, 2019

    With social anthropologist Shirley Campbell by your side, you'll enjoy this unique look at the people of Northern Vietnam and Laos. You'll meet with locals from Tai Dam and Tai Kao minority groups, and even join monks for their morning prayers in Luang Prabang.

  • Signature Botswana

    Signature Botswana

    April 23May 5, 2019

    Join this exciting itinerary that reveals the many wonders of one of Africa's premier safari destinations during the beginning of the dry season, when large concentrations of animals gather around the water sources.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    Ultimate Botswana

    April 28May 14, 2019

    Virtually untouched Botswana is the “true” Africa, where you’ll meet all the major wildlife, from elephant and lions to hippos and cheetahs, by land and in traditional mokoros on the Okavango delta. 

  • Iconic Africa

    Iconic Africa: Kenya & Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls

    June 18June 30, 2019

    If it's wildlife you seek, look no further than this brand-new for 2019 adventure to Kenya and Zimbabwe. You'll spend two full days in Hwange National Park, home to 100 mammal and 400 bird species; watch hundreds of elephants and buffalo just outside your elegant safari tent; and search for hippos and crocodiles during a sunsey Zambezi River cruise.

  • Kenya & Tanzania Under Canvas

    Kenya & Tanzania Under Canvas

    June 18July 1, 2019

    This exciting adventure is designed to give you a classic, yet intimate safari experience, with stays at luxurious tented camps situated in remote wilderness areas.

  • Cultural Mongolia

    Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival

    July 2July 16, 2019

    Experience the annual Naadam Festival, held both in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and the further out in the country. Observe the traditional Mongolian sports of wrestling, horse racing, and archery—and enjoy the opportunity to try some out yourself!

  • Gorillas of the Congo

    Gorillas of the Congo

    August 2August 14, 2019

    A list of the wildlife you may spot on this brand-new adventure through the Congo: chimpanzees, pygmy hippos, gray-cheeked mangabeys, putty-nosed monkeys, forest buffalo, bongos—and that's not to mention the western lowland gorillas!

  • Wild South Africa

    Wild South Africa

    August 24September 8, 2019

    The Rainbow Nation summons with its rich cultural diversity—where one can go on a game-viewing safari and wine tasting in the same day—dramatic Kalahari, otherworldly Stone Age rock art, mystical Table Mountain, and the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa.

  • Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    September 16September 29, 2019

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Lemurs, Madagascar

    Madagascar

    September 27October 14, 2019

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.

  • Ultimate Ethiopia

    Ultimate Ethiopia

    October 7October 22, 2019

    Ethiopia is known for its legendary historical sites, including some of the earliest churches known to Christendom in Lalibela and the royal castles of Gondar. You'll explore these sites, as well as Bale Mountains National Park—home to rare Ethiopian wolves and over 300 species of birds—and Simien Mountains National Park, where the engaging gelada baboons reside.

  • Patagonia By Land & Sea

    Patagonia by Land & Sea

    October 11October 25, 2019

    This overland adventure through Patagonia spends four days exploring Torres del Paine National Park, where you will search for guanacos, Andean condors, and the elusive puma.

  • Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan

    Nepal & Bhutan with the Crane Festival

    October 29November 18, 2019

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil accompanies this exciting tour, during which you’ll discover the cultural and natural treasures of Nepal and Bhutan, from the dramatic Tiger’s Nest monastery to the subtropical forests of Chitwan National Park.

  • Wild Guyana

    Wild Guyana

    October 30November 8, 2019

    Search Guyana’s rainforest, rivers, and savanna for rare and endangered species, such as giant anteaters, black caiman, harpy eagles, giant river otters, and the elusive jaguar. And, witness the awesome power of Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single-drop waterfall.

  • Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Oman & Jordan

    November 2November 19, 2019

    Spend star-filled nights at luxe desert camps in Great Wahiba Sands and Wadi Rum; soak in amazing vistas from the “balcony walk” along the edge of Wadi Nakhr, the Grand Canyon of Arabia; and explore the “Red Rose City” of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

  • Central India Wildlife Safari

    Central India: A Wildlife Safari

    November 22December 7, 2019

    The original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Pench National Park, is just one of the stunning national parks visited on this Indian safari.