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Overland expertise that began with a pioneering expedition.

We didn’t start out as tour operators but as fearless explorers. It was 1964, a time when plane travel was still prohibitively pricey. A group of inquisitive Melburnians packed their lives into a couple of campervans and set off on a great adventure.

Leaving from Australia, across Asia, all the way to Europe, their careening caravan traversed lands untouched by tourism, witnessing the beauty of vast deserts, dramatic mountains and sparkling waterways. As they travelled through alluring and exotic communities, they felt nourished and warmed by the kindness of cultures far from home.

What began as a coming-of-age road trip transformed into an edifying act of discovery. The group felt compelled to share their discoveries, and help others unlock the hidden wonders of the world. Disembarking in London, it was time to start the next adventure: to share Asia overland with the world and to do it differently.

It’s been over 50 years and that passion for authentic travel is still burning brightly. Fuelled by the metamorphosis of a continent, Sundowners Overland has transcended revolutions to craft captivating journeys for generations of traveller.

We’re proud to offer the most extensive range of extraordinary expeditions across Asia and think you’ll agree, there’s something to enthral every kind of traveller.

The original overlanders