Frequently asked questions

What is Overlanding?

  • Overlanding can best be described as traveling off the beaten path, where the journey is more important than the destination. The intent is to experience varying natural environments which most people rarely if ever get to encounter.
  • Many of our customers want to find out what it is like to explore the Western deserts by getting off the paved roads and finding canyons, caves and even ancient native tribal sites. In the same trip they can access mountain trails in their overland vehicle, sleeping in the roof top tent and not having to find RV style campsites.
  • In essence, Overlanding is exploring the unknown, but we will make sure you don't get lost!

What Overland Vehicles do you provide?

  • We believe the best Overland vehicle for California is the Jeep Wrangler. It is rugged, easy to drive and as a mid-size SUV, it can easily access remote locations without getting hindered by excessive weight or size.
  • Our Overland Jeeps are equipped with overland equipment such as Roof Top Tents, camp kitchens and camping equipment.

What Overland camping equipment do you provide with each rental?

  • Every rental includes a 2 person Roof Top Tent (4 person available), full camp kitchen, safety equipment, lanterns, camp tables and chairs.
  • All you need to bring is food, clothes and sleeping bags. We can provide items like sleeping bags if that's easier for you.

Do you have additional equipment available?

Yes, additional items can be booked and include:

  • Custom Trip Plan
  • Upgrade from 2 person Roof Top Tent to 4 person Roof Top Tent
  • Ground tent (4 person)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Upgrade from cooler to fridge
  • Battery power pack
  • Solar shower
  • Hammock
  • Bike rack

What insurance coverage is available?

  • You have the option of purchasing a few different levels of insurance during the booking process, depending on your needs and comfort level.
  1. ​Up to $1 million liability insurance in the US is available
  2. Up to $1 million in physical damage protection is available
  • Trip insurance is available in case you have to cancel your trip without losing the deposit and any other funds paid upfront​.
  • You also have the option of assigning your own personal insurance to our vehicle. We can assist with that process.

I live in a foreign country and have a foreign (non US) driver's license. Is that a problem?

  • No, this is not a problem. Assuming you have a full license and are over 25 years old, you can drive our vehicles and also purchase insurance during the booking process.

Where in San Diego do I pick up and drop off my Overland Jeep?

  • We typically arrange for pick up and drop off at Torrey Pines Glider Port (amazing views of the Pacific Ocean) at 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • However, if you want to try some surfing or paddle boarding for example, we can meet you at one of our trusted partner locations. Go surfing, then pick up your Jeep at our partner's surf shop. Then upon return, meet us at our preferred Kayak and Paddleboard shop, give back the Jeep and enjoy a few hours on the water in Mission Bay!

Are dogs allowed on a trip in an Overland Jeep?

  • Yes, we love dogs but also have some restrictions. Any dogs traveling must be under 50 lbs in weight, for safety reasons. Dogs are allowed in the Jeep, but not in the Roof Top Tent. We also charge an additional cleaning fee of $20 per day for dogs. If there is excess hair from shedding, the fee will be assessed at a higher rate, to be calculated upon return of the Jeep.

Can I camp for free anywhere in California or the surrounding states?

  • Absolutely! There are endless dispersed camping spots where camping is free and usually pretty quiet too. these camp sites are usually in more remote locations and therefore may lack some facilities.
  • We aim to create trip plans which bring you to a mixture of dispersed camp locations as well as traditional serviced camp grounds, depending on your preferences.