Experience the most remote parts of our world on a small group 4WD driving adventure!
While Compass Expeditions has a long history of running extraordinary motorcycle rides around the world, our driving adventure tours are not simply a mirror reflection of what we do on the motorbikes.
Each tour has been carefully researched, in a 4WD, despite us having operated in these regions since 2007 and knowing these regions intimately. Our driving adventure tours are completely different from our motorbike tours. Each tour has been handpicked for their compatibility with awesome small vehicle adventures, awe-inspiring scenery and amazing activities. Our mission is to unlock the best experiences in the world – we extensively research every tour, stay in the hotels, eat in every restaurant and take every excursion – all so we can share it with you. It is this forensic research that sets our tours apart and guarantees the best tour experience possible for our valued guests.
We’re not here to impress you with our motoring skills either – we’re here to furnish you with lifelong memories while experiencing the most incredible remote locations. Our 4WD tours are not extreme and you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join one of our tours. We have access to an extensive range of excellent 4WD vehicles for our driving adventure tours, with vehicles ranging from the Toyota Hilux and Ford Rangers to Nissan Patrols Y61 and Landcruiser series 79 and 100s. These choose these vehicles solely for their ability to venture further off the beaten track than the crowded overland trucks and tour buses. We are going to the most remote locations on earth, but this is not extreme off-roading action adventure – these unique luxury experiences are built around safety and comfort. Likewise, we build our itineraries around short drives and amazing activities – there’s never a dull moment on a Compass tour.
We won’t be fording raging torrents or winching up cliff faces – all our 4WD adventure tours are suitable for families, including children, be it self-drive where you, your family or friends travel in the safety of an organised group, or convoy, or if you prefer participating as a passenger, in our guide-driven vehicles to the best holiday destinations. Not your typical tagalong 4×4 trek!
We stay in quality accommodation each and every night, be that a 5-star hotel in Africa, remote Ger camp in Mongolia or an established camp in the Omani desert. The essence of our tours is to explore and be exposed to the “real” destination we are visiting. Our guests want a more intimate travel experience and being in a small group of 4WD vehicles, either self-driven or driven by a Compass team member, provides the perfect opportunity for this. The days of cramming 60 people into a bus or 30 people into an overland truck are gone – these 4×4 tours are an entirely different experience.
Compass Expeditions Brochure
Download the latest brochure and peruse our Bike & 4WD Adventure Tours in detail – 64 pages of detail on the wonderful tours we offer around this beautiful planet. Whether you’re up for a short jaunt or read to embark on an epic journey, you’re practically guaranteed to find something here that takes your fancy.
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