Endeavour Overland are Silk Road adventure travel experts. Join us on a trip of a lifetime to travel in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the ancient Silk Route. We explore historic cities and awe-inspiring landscapes. Contact us to find out more.
At Endeavour Overland, we specialise in adventurous expeditions through Asia, crossing into China and Mongolia. With a good balance between stunning wild bush camping, comfortable hotels and guest houses, smaller groups and a slower pace our trips are designed to be the ultimate in nomadic experiences.
An Introduction to Endeavour Overland
After careers in agriculture and engineering, I took the bold step in 1999 to embark on a new career in Adventure travel. I trained for 8 months with Encounter Overland, who at the time were regarded within the industry as setting the benchmark in Overland Expeditions. During training I used my engineering skills to help develop and build a new generation of Overland Expedition Vehicle.
What excites me about Overlanding is the lifestyle of living and travelling in a small community, visiting different countries and making friends all over the world. Introducing people of my own culture to people and places of another, often beyond whatâ€™s advertised on websites and published itineraries.
For the last few years I have been working as a freelance tour leader for Oasis Overland and Kumuka as well as working as a consultant on a documentary filming trip of original â€˜Trans Asiaâ€™ route. I worked with Adam in 2002 and share the same overlanding philosophy with a desire for smaller groups, more time and a big enough budget to really deliver the trip of a lifetime, and we feel that Endeavour Overland is our opportunity to deliver exactly that.
My real passion though, is for overland travel. Having worked in the overland industry for over 10 years, there is nothing I like more than taking my groups on life changing expeditions. Having worked for the original overland company â€œEncounter Overlandâ€ where I ran the expeditions on my own, I then worked for Exodus Overland as a Senior Expedition Leader. I had the responsibility of training new leaders on the road. I specialized in long haul trips on all 3 continents but my love has always been for Asia. This is where I met co-founder of Endeavour Overland, Nick Fulford and where we first worked together in China and Nepal. I also worked for Dragoman in their U.K base as the workshop manager, where I was responsible for carrying out full truck rebuilds and getting them ready for departure and also training the new crew in mechanics and all things truck related.
I am excited to be able to channel my skills and passions in to Endeavour Overland and I think you should join us on one of our expeditions because we offer life changing, overland expeditions in small groups taking the road less traveled!
My name is Vicky Birghall, and I make up the last part of the team here at Endeavour Overland.
Come with us on our next Endeavour Overland expedition, and push the boundaries of adventure!!
We specialise in long, truck based overland journeys in Asia. Travelling in a nomadic way, we get to experience the places and meet the people in between all the famous sites and cities. For us Overlanding is a â€˜lifestyleâ€™ that we are inviting you experience. Thereâ€™s a good chance such a journey will change you forever. We donâ€™t aim to be the cheapest, but the best.
At least 60% of nights are spent in comfortable accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, home stays and even boats). This means that when it comes to visiting the towns and cities, then we are already right in the thick of it and ready to make the most of our time.
Group Dynamics are crucial to the whole enjoyment for everyone. We have a huge wealth of experience in leading groups on many successful adventures. We are always looking for ways to improve the expeditions we run and have an open mind to new ideas. We are expert in sniffing out new places and experiences, often beyond the brochures and guidebooks.
Endeavour Overland is a small independent company which specialises in Asian overland adventure travel. We take a slower pace, veering a little off the beaten track with an open mind as to the best route.
We are owner-operated and as such this reflects in the level of care and attention to detail you can expect throughout your journey with us. We love what we do and are looking forward to welcoming you on our next adventure!
Traveling overland allows us the freedom to visit â€œthe places in betweenâ€ some of the most enigmatic cities and sites along the Silk Road. This unique adventure captures the essence of Overlanding with a balanced mix of hotels and some of the most amazing bush camping in breath-taking wildernesses. Weâ€™ll visit all the best sites and still have time to explore the lesser known and harder to reach places. We're also likely to make friends with some amazing people along the way. This is no ordinary Overland Tour. We travel in a nomadic style, with a more relaxed time frame and in many ways similar to that of the original Silk Road travelers.
In 21 days we are able explore the highlights of the Central Asian Silk road.