EarthCruiser Launches Overland Tours Division: EarthCruiser Adventure

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Guided tours in global destinations created exclusively for EarthCruiser vehicles

  • A new division of EarthCruiser, EarthCruiser Adventure offers guided overland tours to EarthCruiser customers.
  • Each tour is staffed by EarthCruiser’s professional overland experts, focused on helping owners realize the full potential of their purpose-designed vehicles along stunning expedition routes across the globe.
  • Upcoming EarthCruiser Adventure destinations Include: Central and Eastern Oregon Backcountry Explorer, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Alaska, Montana, and Capetown, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia.

Bend, Oregon — EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles announces the launch of a new division, EarthCruiser Adventure, whose sole purpose is to provide expertly planned overland journeys for EarthCruiser customers. Each trip is planned, staffed, and executed by professional overlanding experts, leaning on years of experience to create unmatched expeditions in destinations across the globe. These trips are an opportunity for EarthCruiser owners to share and build upon their overlanding skills such as driving, navigation, backcountry cooking and much more. 

Each EarthCruiser Adventure explores rarely charted territory and offers one-of-a-kind experiences. These exclusive experiences are led by professional guides and hinge on the extraordinary capabilities of EarthCruiser’s purpose-built vehicles. 

EarthCruiser Adventures are limited to small groups, composed of EarthCruiser owners. The intimate group size enables access to places that can’t support larger groups. This allows trip leaders to provide individual attention and enhance the flexibility to explore.

“EarthCruiser Adventures are designed to capitalize on the self-sufficiency and unique capabilities provided by EarthCruiser vehicles. Both the cab-over EarthCruiser models and the truck-based EarthCruiser Terranova are ideally suited to these unique experiences,” said EarthCruiser Adventure Manager, Ellen Wayte.There’s no better way to get to know an EarthCruiser vehicle than in the environment it was designed for, led by the experts who know it best, in breathtaking destinations across the globe.”

EarthCruiser Adventure guides bring years of experience from overland expeditions across the world. Their specialized knowledge and expertise in driving, navigation, and logistics let participants spend more time exploring.

“EarthCruiser is a travel company that just happens to make vehicles,  it has always been that way since our very beginning. Our customers are those people who collect exceptional stories to tell that and are driven to ring every ounce out of this life. EarthCruiser Adventure simply adds one more avenue for our customers to enjoy places and collect experiences that our trucks are designed and engineered to provide. Our vehicles are unique as our customers and crew, bringing all three together to see and experience as much of this world as we can just makes sense,” said EarthCruiser founder, Lance Gillies.

Earlier this year, EarthCruiser Adventures successfully completed a trial expedition, venturing into the backcountry of Death Valley National Park. This brief mission provided valuable  feedback for the new EarthCruiser Adventure program.

“We’ve got five vehicles, two Terranovas and three EXP EarthCruisers, and most of us did not know each other before we arrived. So, we learned to trust each other and build on each other’s skills. I think everybody learned something new here and learned how to develop their skills. To me, it’s been a great experience about learning and actually feeling a lot more comfortable in my vehicle and more confident for the next trip,” said Richard, an EarthCruiser owner who participated in the trial expedition. 

The first official EarthCruiser Adventure trip will begin at Overland Expo Pacific Northwest in Bend, Oregon in July, 2022. After participating in education courses and driver training at Overland Expo, EarthCruiser Adventure participants will travel through the high desert and central regions of Central Oregon, stopping to explore its natural beauty and archeological sites.

EarthCruiser Adventure Destinations:

  • July 2022 – Central and Eastern Oregon Backcountry Explorer
  • October 2022 – San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • February 2023 – Montana Winter Adventure
  • June 2023 – The Great Alaskan Experience 
  • September 2023 – Capetown, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia
  • September 2023 – Windhoek, Namibia to Livingston, Zambia
  • Additional destinations to be announced at a future date

Each adventure includes a focus on responsible and sustainable travel. Engaging with local partners, EarthCruiser Adventures is dedicated to leaving no trace and ensuring campsites are better upon departure than they were at arrival. Importantly, every EarthCruiser Adventure lives up to the EarthCruiser motto: go further, stay longer.

A video from EarthCruiser Adventure’s Death Valley trial expedition can be viewed at

Trip pricing varies depending on the destination. More information and specific trip details can be found on the EarthCruiser Adventure website.

Special EarthCruiser Adventure Sales Incentive 

To kick off both the new EarthCruiser Adventure division and the summer expedition season, EarthCruiser is offering a premium incentive for anyone who purchases a new EarthCruiser from now until July 11, 2022. New customers will receive a $5,000 travel credit and guaranteed access to an EarthCruiser Adventure trip, which has limited capacity.  Details include:

  • Purchase of new EarthCruiser (signed contract and initial payment received) between now and July 11, 2022
  • $5,000 travel credit to any domestic EarthCruiser Adventure trip
  • Guaranteed access to one of our Spring 2023 domestic EarthCruiser Adventure trips (either Alaska or Southern Oregon/Northern California trip) – trips are limited to 6 total vehicles

Overland Expo Pacific Northwest: 

EarthCruiser is proud to be a title sponsor of Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, taking place next month from July 8-10, in our hometown of Bend, OR. Visitors will find the EarthCruiser booth front and center at the entrance and can explore EC Terranova and EarthCruiser EXP models. Follow on Instagram (@EarthCruiser) and the blog for more details on activities and programming. Newsletter sign-ups can be found at the bottom of the homepage.

Founded in 2009, Overland Expo is the world’s premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts. Leading brands across the adventure travel spacel convene at every Overland Expo. Hundreds of session-hours of classes are also offered, including off-road driving techniques, adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, as well as the Overland Film Festival. 

About EarthCruiser: 

EarthCruiser is a company of designers, engineers, technicians, and most of all, adventurers with hundreds of thousands of miles of collective real world overlanding experience. With its EarthCruiser and Terranova models, EarthCruiser provides the ultimate in self-contained, off-road, four-wheel drive, world exploration vehicles.

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