to Dec 31

Custom Training Weekends

  • 45 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ Tucson, AZ United States (map)
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Exploring Overland offers custom training weekends—with no more than six people per weekend. In 2019 these weekends will be made available as enquiries are made. You pick the modules you are interested in, and the number of days of training desired. Modules include:

  • Basic off-pavement driving skills (how four-wheel-drive systems work; how to read terrain; optimizing gearing and traction in all conditions)Vehicle preparation, maintenance, and safety for extended overland travel;

  • Elements of recovery: use of sand mats; Hi-Lift jack use; assisted recovery (using a second vehicle) ;

  • Basic winching (for someone with no or very little hands-on winching experience);

  • Advanced winching (double- and triple-line pulls; redirected pulls);

  • Advanced driving skills (soft terrain; off-camber situations; failed hill climbs; steep descents);

  • Other requests

Dates ranges where trainings are available are:

January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019

November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019

We offer options with breakfast and dinner included, or no meals included.

Training is either at our Ravenrock desert camp (southern Arizona, 45 miles southwest of Tucson) with some modules taught in the backcountry with 1-2 nights off property camping; or at a place of your choosing, provided we can access adequate training trails and areas.

The cost is $400 per day per person for totally custom training, and you can choose any number of days (we will consult with you based on your curriculum desires if it’s enough time). Meals would be an additional $50 per person per day including nice wine and beer.

For a couple, who travel together and are learning together, we would offer a 25% discount on the training fee  (not including the food).

If you are interested, please send us an email and we’ll take it from there!

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to May 19

Overland Expo 2019 WEST

  • Fort Tuthill County Park (map)
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Jonathan and Roseann will be be teaching courses on overland driving skills and art journaling for outdoor adventurers at Overland Expo 2019 WEST. Overland Experience ticket required to participate in these premium classes.

Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, Arizona - USA

For more information, please see OverlandExpo.com

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to Jul 29

Continental Divide Journey X4 2016

Exclusive chance to join RawHyde Adventures and Exploring Overland on an epic journey along the Continental Divide, from New Mexico to Montana—nearly 2000 miles of the continent's most spectacular landscapes, history, and culture. See our Explore photo essay here. Taking reservations now. We have space for limited vehicles. Price will be approx. $6998 per vehicle / up to two occupants. Contact us now.

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to Feb 1

Tanzania – Unique self-drive in classic northern circuit

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE to experience Africa the way you've always dreamed. DRIVE your own Land Rover Defender 110 through the legendary northern circuit in Tanzania: Serengeti. Ngorongoro Crater. Maasailand. Olduvai Gorge. Tarangire. Lake Manyara. Hunter-gather cultures. The Big Five. See it all in 10 spectacular days.

ENJOY the ease and comfort of small, private tented camps, evening "sundowners" as the sun sinks over the Great Rift Valley, delicious hot meals, morning game drives and breakfast in the bush. We provide a support vehicle and local guide. You experience the true adventure and wonder of Africa behind the wheel of your own vehicle, not squashed into a mini-van with ten other people.

Space for six lucky people only (three Land Rovers available).  

$6,998 per person for this exclusive opportunity. Now taking deposits.

CONTACT US FOR DETAILS –space is very limited and will fill quickly.

Our adventure begins and ends in Arusha, Tanzania. Your hosts and leaders will be Roseann and Jonathan Hanson. Our Tanzania partners are Hagai and Emmanuel Kissila and Erika and Paul Sweet (Shaw Safaris).

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