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

  • Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    February 9February 27, 2016

    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 11February 21, 2016

    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.

     

  • Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

    February 12March 3, 2016

    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.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2016

    The epitome of wild Africa, Botswana is home to lions, cheetahs and elephants—explore the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta by day, relaxing in classic tented camps in a diversity of landscapes by night.

  • Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

    March 27April 14, 2016

    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. 

  • Tibet & Nepal: Heart of the Himalayas

    April 9April 27, 2016

    With its ethereal ambience, Tibet and Nepal beckon adventurous travelers to wander magical Kathmandu and sky-high Lhasa, meet Bengal tigers in Bardia National Park, and travel to remote Buddhist shrines, tucked into some of the world’s most incredible landscapes.

  • What Exactly IS the Great Migration?

    Gorillas and the Great Migration: Rwanda & Tanzania

    July 12July 27, 2016

    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.  

  • Alaska My Way

    July 21August 4, 2016

    Join former Alaska resident and expedition leader Mike Moore on a very personal Alaska adventure—highlights include exploring Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias parks, rafting amid icebergs, and spotting bald eagles in Prince William Sound.

  • Remote Tanzania

    Remote Tanzania

    August 3August 19, 2016

    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. 

  • Meerkat

    Wild South Africa

    August 26September 11, 2016

    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.

  • Wildlife Along the Zambezi: Zambia & Zimbabwe

    September 23October 9, 2016

    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 Park.

  • Brazil's Pantanal: A Wildlife Adventure

    September 26October 14, 2016

    With its massive numbers of indigenous mammals, birds, and rare primates, Brazil’s Pantanal region is begging your discovery—come meet capybara, jaguars, ocelots, and tapirs in the planet’s largest seasonal wetland area.

  • What is the Silk Road

    Along the Silk Road: Central Asia by Rail

    October 13October 30, 2016

    The lesser-known regions of China and the exotic ’Stans spring to life as you journey by rail through Central Asia along the ancient Silk Road, a land of rugged mountains, desert kingdoms, centuries-old bazaars, fine Islamic architecture, and a friendly people waiting to welcome you.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    October 13October 23, 2016

    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.

  • Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 21November 8, 2016

    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. 

  • The Heart of Cuba

    November 3November 13, 2016

    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.

  • Iran: Wonders of Persia

    November 7November 20, 2016

    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. 

  • Kerala Backwaters, India

    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.

  • Sultanate of Oman

    Oman: Landscapes & Legends of the Arabian Peninsula

    January 26February 10, 2017

    Designed by expedition leader, and Oman resident, Tony Walsh, this expedition offers an insider’s perspective into an incredible destination that very few travelers get to visit.

  • 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. 

  • Northern Lights, Lapland

    Lapland: Home of the Sami People

    March 20April 3, 2017

    The traditional Sami lifestyle is dominated by reindeer herding, hunting, fishing, and trading; stay with a Sami family and learn about their trade, and enjoy a night spent in a traditional Sami lavuu.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

  • Monywa, Myanmar

    The Heart of Myanmar: Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers

    September 16October 4, 2017

    Cruise the upper Irrawaddy and exotic Chindwin Rivers aboard the luxurious 46-guest Anawrahta.

  • Rio Negro, Brazil

    Brazil: Rivers of the Amazonian Rainforest

    September 18October 5, 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia by Land & Sea

    November 2November 15, 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.

  • 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