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

  • Bandipur National Park

    Wild Southern India

    January 8January 24, 2017

    Expedition Leader Mark Brazil, designed this itinerary that reveals southern India’s amazing wealth of birds and wildlife, plus a good dose of local culture.

  • Ethiopia

    Ethiopia

    January 11January 28, 2017

    Discover five ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, marvel at a three-million-year-old fossil, meet several ethnic groups, stand among the earliest churches known to Christendom, and feel the rush of the mighty Blue Nile Falls as you explore Ethiopia. 

  • Snow Monkeys

    Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    February 7February 25, 2017

    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.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    February 9February 19, 2017

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2017

    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.

  • Iran: Wonders of Persia

    Iran: Wonders of Persia

    February 27March 12, 2017

    From the turbulent to the colorful, art to architecture, ancient cities to magnificent ruins, Middle East expert Gary Wintz guides us on an authentic immersion into Iran, including a Tehran tour and a visit to the Sa’ad Abad Palace-complex. 

  • Hippo

    Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2017

    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. 

  • Sibiu, Romania

    Transylvania: A Journey through Romania & Hungary

    May 6May 23, 2017

    Discover Romania’s time-honored traditions as you explore Transylvania, a region best known to Westerners as the home of Count Dracula.

  • Signature Botswana

    Signature Botswana

    May 16May 28, 2017

    Join this brand-new 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 & Shimla

    May 24June 10, 2017

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

  • Mongolia

    Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival

    July 2July 18, 2017

    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!

  • Namibia

    Ultimate Namibia

    July 24August 8, 2017

    From the zebras and rhinos of Etosha National Park, to the desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland, to a friendly Himba village, this comprehensive Namibia tour reveals the country’s treasured vistas, cultures, and wildlife. 

  • Tanzanian Sunset

    Remote Tanzania

    August 9August 25, 2017

    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. 

  • What Exactly IS the Great Migration?

    Gorillas & the Great Migration: Rwanda & Tanzania

    August 24September 8, 2017

    From Tanzania’s vast Serengeti to Rwanda’s lush, mountain forests, experience the great migration in all its glory, trekking in Virunga National Park and hiking in Nyungwe National Park, with accommodations in East Africa’s finest safari lodges and tented camps.  

  • Yangon, Myanmar

    The Heart of Myanmar: Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers

    September 15October 3, 2017

    Cruise the upper Irrawaddy and exotic Chindwin Rivers aboard the luxurious 46-guest Anawrahta. Enjoy timeless river scenes as you drift past jungles, gorges, and villages; explore the extraordinary Mahar Minkyaung Monastery; and visit the extensive ruins and stunning temples of Bagan.

  • Zambia & Zimbabwe

    Wildlife Along the Zambezi: Zambia & Zimbabwe

    September 18October 4, 2017

    In the company of famed expedition leader Lex Hes, we’ll journey along the mighty Zambezi River and its huge populations of African wildlife—marvel at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall; search for leopards in South Luangwa National Park; and view elephants in Mana Pools National

  • Anavilhanas National Park, Brazil

    Brazil: Rivers of the Amazonian Rainforest

    September 19October 6, 2017

    Mark Brazil, expedition leader and ornithologist, helped create this brand-new itinerary, exploring some of Brazil’s lesser-traveled rivers and pristine Amazonian rainforest.

  • Marrakech, Morocco

    Morocco: Medinas & Minarets

    September 22October 6, 2017

    Casablanca is more than a movie; enjoy Morocco's fabled city by dining at Rick's Cafe, before a trip to the High Atlas Mountains and a two-day tour of Marrakech. Explore medina after medina, visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, and watch the sun set and rise over the Sahara Desert.

  • Samarkand, Uzbekistan

    Route of the Caravans: The Four Stans of Central Asia

    October 6October 23, 2017

    Follow Middle East expert Gary Wintz, as you discover the heart of ancient Samarkand, the timeworn streets of Bukhara, and the ancient city of Khiva, one of the Silk Road's most important trading posts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Machu Picchu, Peru

    Peru Revealed

    October 13October 21, 2017

    Enjoy both birds-eye and up-close views of the phenomenal Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this journey through Peru. Mingle and barter with Quechua-speaking locals at a market, learn about traditional culture in the Valley of the Incas, and spend time in both Lima and Cusco. 

  • Kyoto, Japan

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 13October 31, 2017

    This brand-new 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. 

  • Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island

    Madagascar

    October 14October 31, 2017

    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.

  • South America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile

    South America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile

    October 16October 29, 2017

    From massive, lush waterfalls to metropolitan cities, see everything Brazil, Argentina, and Chile have to offer. Observe the famous Iguaçu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides; explore the cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago, complete with traditional meals and stunning tango performances; and photograph the stunning beauty of Patagonia.

  • Angkor Thom, Cambodia

    Intriguing Indochina

    October 20November 2, 2017

    Explore the timeless scenes of rural life, lush jungles, and golden temples in the fascinating countries of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Enjoy the stunning sunrise scene at Angkor Wat, visit the highlights of Phonm Penh, and attend a traditional Laotian Baci ceremony. 

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia by Land & Sea

    November 3November 17, 2017

    A brand-new expedition, 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.

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar

    November 4November 21, 2017

    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.

  • Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel

    Mystical Israel

    November 5November 17, 2017

    Discover a land as old as time itself in Israel. Explore the important sites of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Galilee, and the Dead Sea; take a walk along the Via Dolorosa, the traditional Path of Jesus; and visit a traditional Bedouin camp in the middle of the Negev Desert.

  • Esfahan, Iran

    Iran by Rail

    November 12November 26, 2017

    From the turbulent to the colorful, art to architecture, ancient cities to magnificent ruins, Middle East expert Gary Wintz guides an authentic immersion into Iran, aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Esfahan, Iran

    Iran: Wonders of Persia

    February 26March 11, 2018

    From the turbulent to the colorful, art to architecture, ancient cities to magnificent ruins, Middle East expert Gary Wintz guides us on an authentic immersion into Iran, including a Tehran tour and a visit to the Sa’ad Abad Palace-complex. 

  • 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. 

  • Signature Botswana

    Signature Botswana

    May 15May 27, 2018

    Join this brand-new 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.

  • 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 16July 30, 2018
  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal

    Best of Brazil: A Wildlife Adventure

    September 11September 27, 2018
  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Central India: A Wildlife Safari

    Central India: A Wildlife Safari

    November 15November 30, 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

    Mynamar & 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.