Epic Group adventures from 10 days to 4 weeks.

Come with us if you want to live!

Epic Group adventures from 10 days to 4 weeks.

Come with us if you want to live!

About US



The Overlanders are Barney & Lizzie Vaughan-Knight. We met when Barney was running vintage-style Morocco overland tours back in 2010. The ethos being; take a load of like minded travel lovers, put them in a bus and take to the road. Follow an itinerary but don't be ruled by one. United by a love for this kind of overland travel we teamed up and took the same ethos and began organising adventure road trips all over the world. From the Balkans to the Baltics, from Trans-Africa to Trans-Siberian we will take you anywhere the road goes...and some places it doesn't. 



We specialise in organising and running group

adventure trips and getting you inside the culture of the countries we visit. Meeting the people and sometimes actually living with local families. We run trips for families as well as groups of adults travelling together. We mix up the immersion trips with an intoxicating blend of adventure and action and for those wanting to travel off the beaten track: hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing are just some of the activities we have available on our trips. We like to visit countries and places that are off the main tourist radar and often try out brand new trips on request. But mostly we are all about the journey. We believe the best way to see the world is overland. So come on give us a challenge. We will take you anywhere!


How it all began...

We have our roots back in the 1960s when Barney's mum was pioneering overland trips to India & Nepal from London. 8 weeks of awesome overlanding. This venture lasted over 10 years until she took a 17 year break from being on the road. But once an overlander, always an overlander and it all started up again in the 1990s. This time Morocco was the destination. A little closer but still quite the adventure. Barney took over in 1997 and more overland trips were brought into the mix. Barney met Lizzie in 2010 and she helped create the legendary Balkan Jam & Xtreme through the lesser known parts of Eastern Europe. Still a firm favourite. Between us we have now travelled to over 85 countries. Not all overland admittedly but all with at least a few friends in tow. Hopefully you will soon be one of them. 

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The Overlanders

3 Victoria Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland EH42 1ET, United Kingdom



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