The term “Overlanding” is originally an Australian word for droving of livestock across very long distances either to discover new pastures and/or livestock markets. In modern times, Overlanding has come to mean on-road and off-road adventure or travel through a variety of means, from bicycles to SUVs and customized overland trucks. Overland travels are meant to inculcate values like self-reliance, endurance, resilience, physical exercise, research, team-bonding, enjoyment, etc. Overlanders are lovers of outdoor, recreational and leisure activities, camping experience, exploration of geography as well as the acquisition of more knowledge about the earth through sight-seeing. There is also a strong passion for vehicle/auto mechanics, customization, and the construction of a unique rig that is ideal for the personality and needs of each overlander. Commercial overland travel started evolving in the late 1960s when companies began to offer overland tours to clients in large, customized overland trucks. These tours which were mostly to destinations in Africa could last for months and were organized in such a way that made the paying passengers participate actively in areas like food preparation, food purchasing, and setting up camp. The height of these adventures was the 'trans', or journey from Europe to Cape Town in South Africa. It was also around this period that Overlanding in its most technologically modern form characterized by the use of mechanized transport evolved with the advent of commercially available four-wheel-drive trucks from different manufacturers. The few earlier pioneers before this period travelled in comparatively less sophisticated vehicles. Overlanding is now a worldwide phenomenon whose popularity continues to grow. In 2015 the Overlanding Association was formed to provide help, support, and information to overlanders.
About Exodus Travels
Exodus Travels is a UK based adventure and activity holiday company that claims to specialize in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures aimed at unravelling countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts, and jungles as well as exploring the amazing planet we all live in. The company commenced operations on February 4, 1974, when two friends partnered to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Ghor province of Western Afghanistan. It is headquartered in London, England, and claims to have made over 500 tours across 100 countries.
Services of Exodus Travels
Just like most other travel organizations, Exodus Travels asserts to encourage small group travels with an experienced leader for each group. With more than 40 years of experience under their belt, Exodus Travels boasts of allowing its customers enjoy anything from guided group adventure holidays, family adventure holidays for the whole family to bond over, private group adventure holidays for those that value their privacy, and bespoke adventure holidays for those that want something different from the norm. Their adventure trails see you in any one of the 100 countries they specialize in, and you could be taking a walk to the base of Mount Everest, Cycling in Sicily, or exploring the marine wildlife in the Maldives. With adventures that usually range from a little over half a month to just a week, booking a spot on the adventure trails might be straightforward, and it just involves visiting their website. Adults (those that are 18 years of age, and above) that visit their website can register, and pay the deposit fees for their adventure trails, but minors between the ages of 9 to 17, can only go on an adventure when they are accompanied by an adult.