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2023 Overlander’s Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re an overlander with years of experience or hitting the trail for the first time, this collection of our “Top Ten” lists of overlanding gear and accessories is sure to help improve your kit.

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XOverland’s Next Chapter

XOVERLAND ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING EXPEDITION, ADDITIONAL NEW SERIES, EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, AND 2ND FILM FESTIVAL The highly-experienced team of vehicle-borne explorers seeks new adventures in Africa, adds new categories of content, and will hold the upcoming XOVERLAND Film Festival in fall 2023 Flagstaff, Ariz. (May 18, 2023) – XOVERLAND, the leading [...]

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Tips for Overlanding Through Iceland and Scandinavia

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The Overlanding Couples Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Husband and wife team Graeme and Luisa Bell have put their heads together to come up with a few Valentine’s gifts for all you lovers out there. As a couple who have been together for close…

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2010 Ford E-350 4×4 Sportsmobile :: Featured Classified

I’ve lived in my 1986 Vanagon Syncro for the best part of a decade and often “joked” that the Ford E-350 4×4 is the van it could’ve been. In short, the latter provides many of the…

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Lexus GX 550 Overtrail+ :: First Drive

I’ve always considered the Lexus LX and GX lineup luxury forward vehicles that became popular for adventure travel after the fact. I thought buying a used LX or GX and outfitting it for overlanding was somehow…

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Races to Places With Lyndon Poskitt in Iceland :: Video of the Week

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on social media that I was seriously considering giving in to the urges of my nascent midlife crisis and investing in an adventure motorcycle. A friend suggested, amid the…

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The Winnebago Ekko Sprinter Camper Van Has the Competition Shaking

My friend James drives an old, dually Toyota motorhome with minimal ground clearance, stock tires, 2WD, and an overhang as long as a Greyhound bus. One would think that such a vehicle should be confined to…

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Overland News of the Week

Goose Gear Announces New Products for Ineos Grenadier In this week’s overland news, our very own Scott Brady is Crossing the African Continent in the Ineos Grenadier and has so far reported that it has exceeded…

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The ATC Plā 350 Ultra Lite Travel Trailer Offers the Best of Both Worlds

Is it possible to have your cake and eat it? Do you want to travel light and far but can’t bear the idea of traveling without your T7, ATV, or UTV? The ATC (Aluminum Trailer Company)…

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XOverland Africa Series Trailer Drops February 1

The release of a new XOverland film series is always a widely anticipated event in the overland world, and their latest adventure promises to be their most ambitious to date. Clay and Rachelle Croft, and the…

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The Best Camp Stoves for Overlanding

People tend to fall into two—if you’ll pardon the expression—camps when it comes to cooking on backcountry adventures. There are those of us who see it as the penultimate drudgery, a distraction from what we really…

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1997 Ford F-250 HD 4×4 w/ Bimobil Camper :: Classifieds

If you’re a regular visitor to our classifieds category, then the keen eye amongst you will have recently spotted a very similar 1997 Ford F-250 HD 4×4 topped with an Alaskan camper. Generally speaking, I refrain…

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Michael Clark’s 80 Series Land Cruiser Camper :: Featured Vehicle

For some, converting a perfectly capable and desirable stock-standard overland truck such as an 80 Series Land Cruiser or a classic Land Rover Defender into a live-in camper is sacrilege. While chopping up a vehicle can…

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The Compact Sportcaravan Cube 1 Trailer is Lightweight, Affordable, and Innovative

A problem many long-term travelers face is that a conventional rooftop tent and drawer system eventually becomes uncomfortable for life on the road, especially if you choose to explore as a family. One solution is to…

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Motohansa Tool Kits :: Tools with a Touch of Aussie Grit

Transforming our KTM 500 EXC-Fs into globetrotting beasts was more than a matter of tightening nuts and bolts. Enter Motohansa, born in an Aussie backyard in 1990 and now a global player. From humble garage beginnings,…

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1997 Ford F-250 HD 4×4 w/ Alaskan Camper :: Classifieds

The Ford F-250 4×4 is a firm favorite amongst the overlanding community, with all iterations of this iconic truck being utilized for adventurous travel. A few recent overland-ready builds include a 2022 Lariat with the Tremor…

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F Series BMW GS Models for 2024

BMW’s F series adventure bike line features all new machines for 2024. It includes an F 800 GS, F 900 GS, and F 900 Adventure (GSA). They get a new powerplant and a whole lot more….

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Expedition Portal Staff’s Favorite Trips of 2023

With international tourism reaching over 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year, 2023 marked an enthusiastic and eager return to the travel scene for many of us, both domestically and internationally. Overland…

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2022 Ford F-250 Tremor w/ Mits Flatbed and Supertramp Camper :: Featured Classified

The Ford F-250 Tremor is undoubtedly one of the most desirable full-size platforms for overlanding. In 2022 we awarded it Full-Size Truck of the Year with Expedition Portal and Overland Journal’s Chairman and Publisher Scott Brady…

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison w/ Alu-Cab Canopy Camper :: Featured Classified

The Chevrolet Bison is a long-time favorite with the Expedition Portal and Overland Journal team, with Publisher and Chairman Scott Brady coining it “the ‘Hilux’ we always wanted, only better.” Further still, Joe Bacal, our resident…

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The Ushi Outdoors Ultralight Trailer is a Trail Chef’s Dream

Ushi Outdoors, a company based in Dallas, North Carolina, offers an innovative solution for outdoor enthusiasts with its all-in-one ultralight trailer, called the Ushi Ultralight. This compact trailer is designed to cater to various outdoor activities…

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RealTruck and Matchbox Team Up to Auction One-Off Gladiator for Charity

For those of us who grew up playing most days with die-cast cars and trucks, it’s not unusual to wonder what it would be like to have your own rig immortalized as a Matchbox. Now is…

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Four Wheeled Nomad – 10 Years On The Road | Motorcycle or 4×4, Which Was The Best? :: Video

Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, aka Four Wheeled Nomad, are regular contributors to Expedition Portal and the Overland Journal, and in 2022 were named our Overlanders of the Year. Their resume includes riding 80,000 miles from…

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Battling Tiny Jungle Intruders in Thailand – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

Battling Tiny Jungle Intruders in Thailand – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

Overland Reunion – How Do I Sign Up?

Overland Reunion – How Do I Sign Up?

Meeting Women in Pakistan – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

Meeting Women in Pakistan – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

Iranian Hospitality Culture – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

Iranian Hospitality Culture – Book Sample from ‘Forever Off Track’

All you Need to Know about Shipping your Overland Vehicle – Tips & Tricks

All you Need to Know about Shipping your Overland Vehicle – Tips & Tricks

Camping in Armenia & Georgia, in Good Company (Where are We, Georgia, 2)

Camping in Armenia & Georgia, in Good Company (Where are We, Georgia, 2)

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38 Years and New to Camping – Meet Mijke & Dennis on Their First Overland Adventure

38 Years and New to Camping – Meet Mijke & Dennis on Their First Overland Adventure

Kazakhstan Travel Budget Report – Travel Expenditures on our Road Trip

Kazakhstan Travel Budget Report – Travel Expenditures on our Road Trip

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Car Welding in Brazil – Aluminum Welding of Two Major Cracks

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Recipe: Stir Fry Vegetables for a Quick & Nutritious Meal on the Road

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Mung-bean & Courgette Soup (Zucchini Soup)

Rice with Vegetables in the Pressure Cooker – The Easiest Meal in the World

Rice with Vegetables in the Pressure Cooker – The Easiest Meal in the World

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How to Get a China Visa in Mongolia – The Chinese Embassy in Ulaanbaatar

How to Get a China Visa in Mongolia – The Chinese Embassy in Ulaanbaatar

Car Papers for Bolivia – Temporary Import Document for Overlanders

Car Papers for Bolivia – Temporary Import Document for Overlanders

Overland Travel in Bolivia – Gas Stations & Fuel in Bolivia

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China – Hiking the Great Wall Away From the Crowds

China – Hiking the Great Wall Away From the Crowds

Thru-Hiking, or Long-distance Hiking – an Introduction

Thru-Hiking, or Long-distance Hiking – an Introduction

Long-Distance Hiking Gear List 4.0

Long-Distance Hiking Gear List 4.0

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DIY Awning – How To Build an Inexpensive Rear-door Car Awning

DIY Awning – How To Build an Inexpensive Rear-door Car Awning

What Do We Miss From Home – Gear, Tools and Food for our Overland Journey

What Do We Miss From Home – Gear, Tools and Food for our Overland Journey

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Awesome Overland Adventures and How to Start Your Own

Overland adventures are becoming more commonplace today, but most people do not know that Overlanding adventures have been undertaken since the 40s.

If you’re planning your own Overlanding adventure or are curious how your adventure stacks up against other Overlanders, what better way than to look at other adventures? 

We’ve compiled a list of both past and present overland adventures that inspire us to help you gauge other Overland adventures.

Colonel LeBlanc Overland Adventure

What is considered as one of the first motorized Overlanding expeditions took place in 1949 when Colonol LeBlanc took his then brand new Land Rover Series I 80 inch from England to Abyssinia, which is now known as Ethiopia.

London to Singapore

Not long after Colonel LeBlanc completed his journey, Land Rover was the center of attention again for another daring journey about to get underway.

This time, a group of students convinced Land Rover to provide them with two brand new series I’s to travel almost 10 000 miles from the UK capital to Singapore.

GrizzlyNBear

A more modern take on Overlanding in a Land Rover Defender is being undertaken by Leigh and Steph in their Defender 130 on their journey to Overland the world.

The couple started their journey in their first Defender in France, which was sadly later written off in Portugal after being hit by a truck.

Luckily nobody was injured, and the daring couple soon found themselves behind the wheel of another 130 to continue their journey of Overlanding the world.

After taking their new Defender to the talented team at Newman 4×4 in France to make the vehicle Overland ready, they were soon on the road with quite the Overlanding adventure in front of them.

Their journey sees them cross many countries with breathtaking terrain with many ups and downs along the way. 

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Epic Family Road Trip

If you think Overlanding with your family is not possible, this family of 5 has been on an Overland adventure for over five years and even acquired a new family member in the form of a dog along the way.

Their two trusty Rubicons they like to call home for most of their time are affectionately known as Worsley and Vandi. 

The family has traveled extensively through North America and appear to be particularly fond of British Columbia. Their well-equipped vehicles have taken them to some extremely remote areas and awe-inspiring scenery that not many people will ever see.

Living on the road for as long as this family has, comes with certain challenges, but always the optimists, this family used the road to their advantage and documented their journey.

Learning many skills along the way, from mechanical to video editing, it’s easy to see this crew doesn’t take anything half-hearted and gives everything 100%

To see the exceptional video quality and follow this family’s Overland adventure check them out on Youtube.

The Road Chose Me

The Road Chose Me is the name of Dan Grec’s Overlanding adventures that sees him traveling some of the more extreme places on this earth.

Dan’s first journey took him from Alaska   down to the south of Argentina in nothing but a stock Jeep Wrangler .

After saving for a few years, Dan was at it again, except this time in a land less traveled by Overlanders, Africa.

For this Overland adventure that would circumnavigate Africa, a little more suitable vehicle was required. Dan purchased a Rubicon and added some extras to accommodate for a more comfortable journey.

The addition of a pop-top roof would make it easier to camp in unknown territory. 

From watching Dan’s videos, it seems that this was quite a harrowing journey. From crossing fields with active mines to navigating corruption, it’s not a journey for the faint of heart.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Dan took it all in his stride and bonded quite well with the locals.

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How to start your own Overland Adventure

If these stories have got you eager to take on your own Overland adventure, we’re here to tell you that you can do it.

Find the proper vehicle –  There is no one vehicle suits all. There are many people Overlanding in many different vehicles, and sometimes it comes down to personal taste. Today I Overland in a Land Rover Defender , but I’ve previously traversed Canada in a Toyota 4Runner and a Dodge Ram 1500.

Plan the route – The second step is to plan the route. There are many apps available today to help you do this. You can use Gaia Gps or OnX maps to show you trails that you can travel. They are both fantastic GPS’s and which you choose is a personal preference.

Whichever you choose, you can use it in conjunction with iOverlander, where you can find great locations shared by other Overlanders. You can even find locations shared by the Epic Family Road Trip

Equip your vehicle – Now that you know where you are going to be traveling, you can equip your vehicle for that type of journey and terrain. Ask yourself questions like, do you need 4WD or will 2WD work, or will you need a locker ?

If you are planning on Overlanding for weeks or months, you may need a fridge or solar power .

Recovery gear is always needed, and if you are planning on spending considerable time off-road or are alone, I recommend you equip your vehicle with a winch.

You are now ready to take your Overlanding adventure. Even if your first adventure is just a weekend away, it’s a step in the right direction. We all have our own ideas of the perfect Overland adventures.

Take inspiration from the adventures above and learn from the experts. 

Get out there, enjoy it, and Tread Lightly .

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We love overland trucks.  As in, we *really* love them.  Have pictures of them on our walls.  Had models of overland trucks on the table at our wedding.  You know, that sort of love.  After we had kids we sold off all our old overland trucks and we were truck-free for a couple of years.  But the lure of overland trucks was too much for us to resist and so Pete started building us a very different type of overland truck for us – designed as a home on wheels for our family of 4.

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Why you don’t need a 4×4 Overland Truck – and what you need instead

Can you drive around the world in a two-wheel drive truck? Yes you can!

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Kid-friendly Clarens & Golden Gate National Park

Visiting Clarens and Golden Gate National Park in winter, with kids.

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Winter Camping in Tankwa Karoo National Park

The feeling of space and alone-ness when camping in Tankwa Karoo National Park is quite incomparable. Beautiful scenery adds to the experience. It is truly a place to get away from it all.

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Cheetah Tracking in Mountain Zebra National Park

Why Mountain Zebra National Park should be on your list of must-visit parks, and how I returned from cheetah tracking sunburnt, wind swept and blown away.

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Best Outdoor Activities around Gansbaai with kids

Our list of the top outdoor activities around Gansbaai & De Kelders when you and the kids want to be outside and stretch your legs.

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Hiking in De Mond Nature Reserve with kids

A lovely family day trip to De Mond Nature Reserve, 1.5 hours from Gansbaai. Beaches, fynbos and a lovely hike.

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Our adventure overland tours take in many of their region's cultural, scenic and wildlife highlights, often travelling through several countries to give you a truly in depth experience, seeing many places off the beaten track as well as the highlights you don't want to miss. Many operate in both directions, so please feel free to ask us about extra dates and routings. Although arrangements within each tour vary slightly in principle we offer these tours in two ways, either camping based, or 'accommodated'. The camping tours are the lower budget option, while the accommodated tours use comfortable mid-range local hotels, permanent camps (with beds) and lodges. We want you to enjoy these tours in comfort while still retaining a genuinely adventurous experience.

We travel in comfortable, fully equipped and specially designed expedition vehicles, giving you a great vantage point from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. All have seatbelts, mobile chargers, and carry two or three experienced crew who will drive, guide and cook for you during the tour. We also keep the maximum number of people on each tour relatively low, with maximum numbers on accommodated tours ranging from 12 to 18 people which means plenty of window space as well as plenty of personal contact with your guides. Camping tours may have up to 24 people in the group.

Overall, these overland adventure tours offer great value for money whilst giving you the comfort and security of an organised trip. We're sure they will give you a great opportunity to chance to create lasting memories, which will keep you dreaming of returning for more. These tours are not just for the young and intrepid; our accommodated tours have an average age of around 40, and we regularly carry people in their 60s and 70s, as well as 20s and 30s, making for interesting mixed groups. So as long as you're relatively mobile (there are steps up into the vehicles), and have a 'can-do' attitude, then they'll be fine for you.

With overland tours there is often one main long route that the expedition vehicle will follow (for example, Cape Town to Victoria Falls). You can either do the full trip, or if you have less time available or a particular interest in just some of the countries en-route then you can choose one of our tours that just forms a section of the full route. The group makeup may therefore vary slightly as you go along with some people joining or leaving along the way.

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Victoria Falls, Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Hwange & Matopos National Pa...

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Kenya , Uganda

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Masai Mara Reserve safaris, Masai tribe, Lake Nakuru, the equator, Muchison Falls, chimpanzees, Lake Bunyonyi, mountain gorillas

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Kenya , Malawi , Tanzania , Zambia

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Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Diving & Snorkelling, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park, Ng...

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Botswana , Namibia , South Africa , Zimbabwe

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God's Window, Three Rondavels, Panorama Route, Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Lucia boat trip, Hluhulwe-Imfolozi ...

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Kenya , Tanzania

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Incredible wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater, Endless savannahs of the Serengeti National Park, Coral reefs and beautiful beaches of Zanz...

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Need some travel inspiration or looking for some handy travel tips? Our blog provides excellent insight into our travel destinations - from tour updates to country guides, packing lists to little known things to do, you'll find it all in our travel blog.

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“THOSE WHO SEE A LOT, HAVE A LOT TO TELL”

During an expedition with Overland Travel you not only get to know the cultures, customs and local cuisine of the countries you travel to, but also that of your travel companions. And what is better than sharing your passion with like-minded people?

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South America Expedition | Part 3

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North Cape Expedition

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Morocco rental expedition – trip 2

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Morocco rental expedition – trip 3

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Namibia & Botswana expedition

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Iceland rental expedition – trip 3

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Iceland expedition

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Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi & Tanzania expedition

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Welcome to Adventures Overland!

India’s leading and multiple award-winning “luxury adventure” travel company pioneering in organising self drive road trips around the world..

Ultimate Flexibility

Ultimate Flexibility

Embark on multiple Self-Drive expeditions across the world with flexible dates, Group Size and complete logistic support.

Memorable Experiences

Memorable Experiences

We craft unparalleled and timeless experiences tailored for the Road Trip enthusiast within you who loves hitting the open road.

Quality at our core

Quality at our core

We provide our participants with a world-class experience with top-tier vehicles, Most Luxurious Properties and dedicated crew support.

Award winning Support

Award winning Support

Since 2020, AO has achieved consecutive victories in the prestigious World Travel Awards , in the Best Tour Operator Category.

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Scroll through our list of self-drive expeditions and buckle up for the ride.

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Morocco Overland

Morocco Overland

9 Nights / 10 Days

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Iceland Expedition

7 Nights / 8 Days

Namibia Road Trip

Namibia Road Trip

8 Nights / 9 Days

Road To London 2024

Road To London 2024

64 Nights / 65 Days

South Africa – Garden Route Drive

South Africa Overland

Mongolia Overland

Mongolia Overland

10 Nights / 11 Days

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North East Expedition

15 Nights / 16 Days

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Ladakh Expedition (Via Srinagar)

14 Nights / 15 Days

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Lahaul & Spiti Drive

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Ladakh Expedition (Via Manali)

Fall head over wheels for these six epic tailor-made, supercar drives.

Swiss & French Alsace

Swiss & French Alsace

5 Nights / 6 Days

German & Austrian Alps

German And Austrian Alps

South of France

South of France

6 Nights / 7 Days

Spain And Portugal

Spain And Portugal

Swiss Alps & Black Forest

Swiss Alps & Black Forest

Tuscany and the Valley of Supercars

Tuscany And the Valley of Supercars

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Thank you AO for organizing such a lovely and memorable road trip.. the experiences I

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Iceland Feb 2023

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The attention to detail that the folks over at AO put into every little thing to make

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RTL Aug 2022

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Lahaul & Spiti Sep 2022

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Had a wonderful memorable road trip…. thanks to Sanjay, Prachur, and team AO

Brazil Nov 2022

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Choosing Adventures Overland for the Jordan Expedition is one of my best decisions. W

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Jordan April 2023

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We had been doing very well, and we went on the 4-day trip to a composite where we hu

Giovanni Karl Vaz

Morocco Feb 2023

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Great event guys. Made new friends too. Looking forward to some future road trips onc

Kyrgyzstan Dec 2022

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It was a beautiful and amazing drive. The cars were just out of the world and I felt

Sagar Maheswari

Supercar Drive - July 2023

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Adventures Overland surpassed all expectations with their exceptional organization an

South Africa May 2023

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Adventure Overland shows an entire new dimension of traveling. They provide the best

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Ladakh June 2023

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What a wonderful time we had together, amazing memories were created once again. Ever

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Adventures Overland overturned my inhibitions and ideas on group travel. Their whole

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Morocco April 2023

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South Africa- May 2023

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For those who love driving, and exploring places, and for whom the roads are a “

Rachna Chhatwani

Jordan March 2023

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I am still in that Nostalgic feeling of our trip, adventures, learning, understanding

Kalpana Chitnis

RTL Oct 2023

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Thank you Adventures Overland for introducing us to 1/3 rd of Kyrgyzstan 😍 can’t

Golda Ponraj

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Guys thanks a lot for such a great time and amazing memories. Made some great friends

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Hey guys, It’s been a fun-filled road trip, and going back with lovely memories. Fo

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I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of Adventures Overland. Mr. Sanjay, Mr. Tusha

Lahaul & Spiti June 2022

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One of the most thrilling, challenging, and rewarding journeys I have had so far! Eve

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First time trip with most unknown people and my first time with Adventures Overland.

Deepesh Agarwal

Iceland Mar 2023

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Thank you, Sanjay and the AO team for dishing out an amazing and memorable experience

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I was very excited about the Morocco road trip. I was looking forward to having a nic

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It was a great experience to be there in the middle of the Sahara, especially in that

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Hi, team Adventures Overland 🥂 and all participants @Morocco…It was my pleas

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Ladakh 2023

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What a wonderful way to experience Ladakh! Adventures Overland took care of the minut

Nidhi Luharuwalla

Ladakh Jun 2023

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I traveled with AO in the epic Road to London and drove the Europe belt. It was an am

Swati Saraogi

RTL April 2019

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What an experience it is to travel with team AO. Went to Jordan with them in 2022 and

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Jordan Nov 2022

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This was our first trip to Spiti with AO and feel very confident saying it won’

Lahaul & Spiti June 2023

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Tushar and Sanjay are visionaries in the true travel space. Going on a road trip with

Priyanka Bakhru

Jordan March 2022

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I must say that the group trip to ICELAND I recently went on was simply amazing! I wa

Aaditya Kashyap

Iceland Oct 2023

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I am out of words, I don’t know if my review will do justice, the Ladakh Expedition

Monisha Karnani

Ladakh Sep 2021

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What an Epic trip the Super Car Drive turned out to be!! AO you have surpassed every

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I couldn’t imagine doing it in a better set of cars. And the fact that we got t

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Excellent tour with awesome people. Very much enjoyed the road trip to Jordan differe

Manoj Peshavaria

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Dear friends, Thank you all for a wonderful road trip filled with memories of a lifet

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Thank you Sanjay and Tushar for making this crazy dream of ours come true. Finally, I

Hemang Thakker

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Very a very beautiful and Adventurous journey, I would love to go again with AO to ne

Suman Aggarwal

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The warmth that Tushar & Sanjay give off from the first day itself, rubs off on

Sia Sarvaiya

Lahaul & Spiti July 2022

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Adventures Overland is one of a kind. We were lucky to have Tushar, Sanjay, Shailin,

Anand Lakshmanan

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Changed me from a Tourist to a Traveller!!. The only word I have is “Amazing

Sachin Bansal

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Thanks for Adventures Overland! We went to Iceland in a convoy of 6 cars, and it was

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Amazing experience. The team is not just your friends, they are your Jeannie. Seeing

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My experience with Adventures Overland has been one to remember for life. I was on th

Utkarsh Agarwal

Ladakh July 2021

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When it comes to road trips, it’s Adventure Overland only. This company gives a new

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Ladakh July’21 was a 15-day dream road trip and am still dreaming and driving away�

Anita Patel

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What a stupendous Ladakh trip we had in June, organized by Adventures Overland group.

Dr Ashok Kumar Mathur

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The 2-week driving expedition to Leh Ladakh was an absolute joy from start to finish.

Sunita Varadarajan

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I and my 72-year-old father went to Ladakh with Adventures Overland and were simply b

Ankit Mathur

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Thanks a lot, everyone for your wonderful company and some awesome moments. Catch you

Ranjeet Damodar Thakur

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Thanks, Friends for the lovely company and the amazing journey. Wish to see you all s

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Absolutely fantastic! And we were so comfortable on the roads with the car. So it was

Yogesh Manek

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Hello 👋 we are off on a flight back home… would like to thank you Sanjay and

Zakkir Ahmed

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Speechless!! Excellent. The perfect combination – group travel, excellent organ

Nooruddin Kantawalla

Ladakh 2021

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Why choose adventures overland.

Embarking on a journey with Adventures Overland is like diving into a world of excitement, exploration, and limitless possibilities. We are a community of like-minded people who have one true love; road trips. 

Our services encompass meticulously planned overland expeditions that cater to both the thrill-seekers and the wanderers-at-heart. Whether you're a solo traveler or looking to bond with family and friends, we have something extraordinary for everyone.

Picture this: You're seated in a custom-fitted 4x4 vehicle, wind in your hair, as you journey through the majestic mountains and lush valleys. Our experienced guides, who double up as storytellers and local experts, will take you off the beaten path, unveiling the heart and soul of each destination. No stone goes unturned as we curate self-drive road trips that ensure a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion.

With Adventures Overland , you won't just see the world; you'll live it.

International Road Trips:

  • Road to London: The epic road trip where we drive from India to London by road in a span of 59 days, covering 22 countries. 
  • Super Car Drive: Our Super Car Drives are all about you and the fleet of your dreams i.e. McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more exploring the best of Europe.
  • Jordan Overland: Jordan Overland is a self-drive tour where we conquer desert trails, indulge in adventure activities, and experience the best of Jordan . 
  • Iceland Expedition: The Iceland Expedition is all about conquering icy terrains, witnessing the northern lights, and exploring the breathtaking scenery of Iceland in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. 
  • Brazil Overland: In the tropical escapade that we like to call “ Brazil Overland ”, we traverse the iconic route of emotions, dive into the Amazon rainforest, party with locals, and more.
  • Morocco Overland: The Morocco Overland starting from Merrakesh is all about sand dunes, sunsets, and steering wheels. From the snow-kissed peaks of the High Atlas to the spice-scented souks, this overland drive is your ticket to a whole new world.
  • Kyrgyzstan Overland: A road trip that takes you through the land of nomads and into endless adventures, our Kyrgyzstan Overland drive is full of mystical experiences. Witnesseagle hunters in action, feast on delectable cuisine, and more.

Road Trips in India: 

  • Ladakh Expedition: The Land of High Passes is best explored on 4 wheels and that’s exactly what we do on our Ladakh expeditions as we explore Ladakh via two of the most iconic routes. Ladakh via Manali and Ladakh via Srinagar , both of which have their own charm. From conquering the high-altitude passes to discovering hidden gems, we do it all.
  • Lahaul and Spiti Expedition: Our Lahaul & Spiti Expedition is all about traversing wicked Himalayan trails, ticking off all the attractions, and making sure that by the time the road trip ends, you have an entirely new definition of thrill. 
  • Northeast Expedition: The ultimate adventure in India’s Northeast where you get to traverse winding roads and peel back the curtain to find hidden gems as you explore Ziro Valley, Majuli, Meghalaya, and more in your 4x4 beast.

Here’s what you get: 

  • Guided Expeditions: Adventures Overland's guided self-drive expeditions are the epitome of immersive travel experiences, led by seasoned experts who unravel the hidden gems of each destination, ensuring that every moment becomes a cherished highlight of your adventure.
  • Luxury Road Trips: Adventures Overland sets the gold standard for luxury road trips , providing travelers with top-notch experiences. Picture yourself cruising through the scenic Italian countryside in a sleek sports car or exploring the rugged beauty of Iceland in a luxury 4x4. These journeys combine high-end comfort with breathtaking destinations, creating travel memories like no other.
  • Global Destinations: Adventures Overland offers an array of remarkable global destinations to explore , such as the mystical landscapes of Iceland, where you can chase the Northern Lights, or the rugged terrains of Kyrgyzstan, where you can experience nomadic traditions firsthand. These road trips around the world promise an enriching blend of adventure and cultural discovery.
  • Customer Reviews/Testimonials: Adventures Overland stands out as an exceptional choice for travelers due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from thousands of adventurers. These testimonials highlight our commitment to delivering unforgettable and well-organized self-drive road trips that consistently exceed expectations.
  • The option to choose: Adventures Overland provides travelers with a unique blend of options, allowing them to embark on road trips tailored to their specific desires through customized itineraries, or join fixed departure tours for a convenient and well-organized exploration of diverse destinations, ensuring an unforgettable travel experience.
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  • What are Guided Self-Drive Expeditions? Guided Self-Drive Expeditions with Adventures Overland are meticulously planned journeys where participants explore stunning destinations in their own vehicles while receiving expert guidance. 
  • Are these road trips suitable for beginners? Our road trips cater to all levels of experience, making them suitable for beginners and seasoned travelers alike. 
  • What destinations do you offer? We offer a diverse range of destinations, including but not limited to Iceland, Jordan, Morocco, Brazil, and Kyrgyzstan. We also organize the iconic Road to London trip that covers 22 countries which is epic on its own.
  • What's included in a Luxury Road Trip package? Our Luxury Road Trip packages encompass premium accommodations, gourmet meals, and exclusive experiences, ensuring a comfortable and memorable journey. 
  • Can I customize my expedition or road trip? Yes, you can fully customize your expedition or road trip to meet your preferences and requirements.
  • Do I need to bring my own vehicle? Participants are welcome to bring their vehicles, but we also offer rental options for added convenience.
  • How do I book an expedition or road trip? Booking is easy through our website, where you can choose your desired expedition and follow the booking process.
  • What safety measures are in place during expeditions? Safety is our top priority, and we have comprehensive measures in place, including experienced guides, medical support, and well-equipped vehicles.
  • Can solo travelers join your expeditions? Solo travelers are encouraged to join our expeditions and form lasting connections with like-minded adventurers.
  • How can I get in touch with your team for more information? For more information, reach out to our team through our website contact us via phone at 9911599811, or drop us an email at [email protected]

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Moscow Vibes – Three Day City Escape

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This short Moscow tour will give you a true taste of the history, culture and incomparable urban vibe that define one of the world’s largest metropolises. In just three days, this Moscow itinerary takes in all the most iconic sights of this attraction-packed destination. After two and half days getting acquainted with the city, we’ve set time aside for you to explore Moscow your way and discover your own favourite hang-outs in a city overflowing with hidden treasures

3-Day Moscow Tour Highlights:

  • Panoramic Tour of Moscow: See Moscow beyond the postcard images on a private excursion by car through the city streets including a drive along the banks of the Moskva River. Visit the famous Bolshoi Theatre, pass by Gorky Park and the Novodevichy Convent, and admire the city from on high at the Sparrow Hill observation platform.
  • Moscow Historical City Centre Guided Walking Tour : Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of one of the world’s biggest metropolises and discover local haunts on foot, including the Red Square, the Kremlin and the multi-coloured domes of St Basil’s Cathedral.
  • Armory Chamber tour: Explore the endless treasures of this unique museum, displaying the wealth accumulated by Russian rulers from the 12th century until the October Revolution of 1917. Walking through the exhibition halls is a journey through the centuries.
  • Moscow Metro Tour : Go deep underground on a subway tour of the famous Moscow metro. The world’s deepest metro system is renowned for its palatial, art-adorned stations, complete with marble columns and chandeliers.

On your first day, you’ll be treated to a panoramic, drive-by tour of Moscow to get a feel for the immense scale of one of the world’s most rapidly developing urban centres. The city’s history unfolds in real-time as you pass lavish imperial mansions, solemn Soviet structures and luxurious modern shopping centres.

Day two kicks off exploring Moscow’s historic centre on foot, followed by a tour of the Kremlin, the seat of Russian power and political intrigue for centuries. Stand in the Red Square, surrounded by the stunning architecture as you hear stories of the people and events behind many of Moscow’s most iconic landmarks.

On your final day, we’ll head beneath the city for a tour of the Moscow Metro and its famously ornate underground stations. Art lovers should hit up one of Moscow’s many world-class galleries such as the Tretyakov State Gallery, the Pushkin Museum or Garage, Moscow’s cutting-edge contemporary art museum. History fans can follow a Soviet trail through the city including Stalin’s Bunker, while those seeking a more indulgent experience can browse trendy neighbourhoods like Kitay Gorod or shop for everything from fashion to kitsch souvenirs at the enchanting Izmaylovo Flea Market. Foodies can head to one of the countless speciality stores sampling vodka, caviar and chocolate.

If you only have a few days to spend in Moscow, this tour will ensure you make the most of your time in the city. Let the experts navigate you through this complex and occasionally overwhelming capital, giving you plenty of time to soak up the city’s most unmissable attractions.

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Russia Moscow Tour

Day 1 Panoramic city tour

Welcome to the glorious capital of Russia, Moscow! You’ll be met by your driver at the airport and taken to your centrally located hotel.

After check-in and rest, meet your private guide at the hotel lobby for a comprehensive tour of Moscow by car. Visit the starkly contrasting Theatre Square to see the stunning Bolshoi Theatre, pass Tverskaya Street, the city’s main boulevard and home to the landmark Yeleseyevskiy Grocery Store.

You’ll enjoy a panoramic drive along the Moskva River, where a huge, controversial state of Peter the Great was erected. Pass by the legendary Gorky Park and the White House before a stop at the architecturally stunning Novodevichy Convent, and the observation platform at Sparrow Hills, for a bird’s eye view over this staggering megalopolis.

Day 2 Red Square and Kremlin

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical city centre. Stroll through the Red Square, the hub of cultural life in Moscow, with its elaborate ‘stone flower’ fountain and fantasy-like St Basil’s Cathedral – a postcard-perfect symbol of the nation. Admire the grandiose façade of GUM, the city’s most luxurious shopping centre, and visit Alexander’s Garden, with its eternal flame and the chance to watch a changing of the guards.

Break for lunch before continuing on a tour of the Kremlin and Armoury Chamber, famous of its collection of tsarist fashion, with regalia such as jewel-encrusted crowns, orbs and sceptres as well as arms and armour, exotic gifts from the leaders of faraway lands, and an illustrious case of Imperial Faberge eggs.

As an option* spend an evening on a sumptuous dinner cruise, taking in the stunning sights and city lights of this mesmerising metropolis by night.

Day 3 Metro and Arbat Street

Start a day with a tour of Metro, stopping on the way to marvel at some of the most elaborately decorated stations of the world-famous Moscow subway system. Take a stroll along Old Arbat street - the most famous street in Moscow. Through the centuries Arbat used to be one of the most bohemian places in Moscow. Today Arbat is a promenade full of small cozy cafes and street life.

The afternoon is free for you to either enjoy the rest of the day on your own or choose among optional excursions to explore more of Moscow. Visit the Tretyakov Gallery or Pushkin State Museum to admire Russian art. Join locals for a stroll at the Gorky or VDNH park.

Visit beautiful Kolomeskoye Estate or Izmailovo Kremlin, or spend a day exploring the beautiful city of the Golden Ring (Russian province) - Sergiev Posad. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport for your departure to your next destination.

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All transportation according to the itinerary with a private driver

4* hotel accommodation in the historical city center (twin/double)

Local licensed English-speaking guide

All activities, indicated in the itinerary, except optional

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Russian visa and visa fees. Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for concierge visa service here .

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