Depending on the trip, we use a wide variety of accommodation varying from hostels, guest houses and hotels to tents and even hammocks in Tayrona National Park. We also include homestays, so you’ll be able to truly gain an insight into the local culture and communities we visit, as well as ensure that the economic benefits of tourism stay with the local people.
If you’ve never camped before, overlanding is a fantastic introduction. All of our overland trucks are fully equipped with dome-shaped or A-frame tents with integrated mosquito nets, as well as cooking and camping equipment. You’ll just need to bring a sleeping bag, sleeping mat and pillow with you. On the first night’s camping, our crew leaders will give you a full briefing about setting up so it can be a quick and easy process. Our campsites range from being fairly basic to those with facilities such as bars, restaurants and swimming pools. We also take the opportunity to wild camp in some of the more remote areas we visit, where we have no access to any toilet or bathroom facilities. Wild camping is a highlight of our trips as it offers the opportunity to truly get off the beaten track and connect with our surrounds.
Whether we’re camping, staying in hostels or hotels, our South America overland trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. We pair up people who are travelling together and we pair solo travellers with a person of the same sex. In some locations, we stay in multi-share dorm accommodation in hostels. This can involve sharing with 3-6 other travellers, including independent travellers on occasion or staying in mixed sex dorms. Please check the inclusions to see the ratio of accommodation on each trip. In some cases, it may be possible to upgrade locally to bungalows, lodges or even tree-houses rather than camp.