Frequently Asked Questions

At Terra Overland, we understand that those who support and serve our communities need to take some time to relax and reconnect, and we are here to help! This gift is designed for First Responders, Teachers, Medical Providers, Nurses, Military and Veterans. When you check out, use the code “wethankyou” to take advantage of this special offer!

Sleet, Ice, Snow is a No-Go! All trips can be rescheduled or refunded day of, due to safety concerns, such as sleet, ice, or snow on the off-road trails. No-Go Days are necessary to ensure the safety of guests as the off-road trails are not maintained and winter weather conditions are dangerous. If there is sleet, ice, or snow in the forecast or on the night before or morning of the day of your trip, it will be rescheduled or refunded due to safety concerns. Your trip is refundable if it is rescheduled due to safety concerns, such as sleet, ice, or snow.
We will be going from 1000 ft above sea level to 4500 ft. The changes in conditions are really quick and can go from T-shirt, jeans to hats and gloves quickly. Be sure to bring layers; a base layer, overlayer (midweight) and an outer layer (heavy or waterproof). If it is predicted that there may be rainwear, a poncho or raincoat! For footwear always bring close toe shoes like boots which will hold up for harsher conditions like mud or trail runners if you would rather not wear hiking boots.

We suggest LEFT OVERS! Enough for everyone to share and cook family style. Each Jeep is equipped with a refrigerator/cooler and SKOTTLE and most need cooking utensils. It’s great to heat up leftovers and all share together!

We also suggest a resupply run on the wait out to the trail and stop at a grocery store in Harrisonburg. They have great taco meal kits, or reheatable meals.

If you want to go all out here is an awesome YouTube channel with recipes for the SKOTTLE!

We thrive on making every adventure unique and tailored for each explorer. Give our office a call or send us an email, and we will do everything in our power to make your adventure your story.

For the safety of our passengers, all guests must have upper body strength with the ability to hold themselves up during the tour. Guests are responsible for getting themselves in and out of our vehicles for their tour, and be able to traverse uneven terrain.

The age requirement for participation varies by tour and is detailed on each individual tour page. However it is advised that children between the ages of 3 and 7 should be in a car seat for their safety and comfort.

  • Please note that bringing children under the age of 3 is not recommended for our tours.

For your convenience and the safety of young travelers, we request you to provide your own car seat. This ensures that the car seat is familiar, comfortable, and meets your child’s specific needs.

Please remember, all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the tour to ensure their safety and well-being. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated as we work together to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our adventurers, no matter their age!

Our guides are permitted to receive and accept tips.  Gratuity is based on individual preference, you may tip the guide in cash. 

We recommend bringing a water canteen or bottle, camera, go-pro or cell phone.

We bring 2 gallons of spring water to refill located in every Jeep to top off your bottle.

For the safety and comfort of our guests, glass bottles are prohibited in the vehicle. 

A purse or standard-sized backpack is acceptable, however, there is no storage space in our vehicles. Anything you bring needs to fit comfortably in your lap throughout the adventure.

Check-in is at 9:30 am

We offer weddings, corporate outings, family reunions, and birthday parties and events for student groups and tour companies. contact for more details

We take safety very seriously. Having said that, we are in the backcountry, hours away from any medical assistance. The first step is our safety is double everything we do before doing it. Try to stay away from unsafe rock climbing, hiking on difficult terrain and remember that we are fragile carbon lifeforms. The second step for backcountry safety is a good First Aid Kit. Each jeep is equipped with a My Medic, First Aid Kit. The third means of help, each Jeep has a Garmin InReach Satellite communicator and SOS Beacon with Search and Rescue and two-way text messaging with loved ones.
Yes. Virginia mud is very unforgiving. Bring clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Terra Overland believes that a great outdoor backcountry adventure should be challenging. This includes roughing it, with the exception of this issue. We’ve tried several different “camping” toilets from fancy compost to a five-gallon bucket over the years, but last year at Overland Expo we found Thunder Box for after that morning coffee when nature calls! The box is not just for show, the Thunderbox in combination with our privacy shelters and bamboo toilet paper will make your trip more bearable.

If you want to take the train, you can get on Amtrak and take it to Charlottesville Virginia Train station. We will pick you up and drop you back off after your adventure.

If you want to fly and drive, we’ll pick you up at CHO Charlottesville Virginia Airport and drop you off after your adventure.

We understand that plans can change, and we are here to assist you with your booking needs. Please be aware that refunds and cancellations are subject to our discretion. We are also more than willing to work with you to reschedule your adventure for a later date. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we work to accommodate your requests while ensuring the smooth operation of our adventures.

While we do not require advance reservations we do have limited tour permits and often sell out. We highly recommend making reservations 24-72 hours in advance for the best availability of our tours and departure times.

Dress for the season in comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe shoes. Layers are best with jackets in winter and light clothing in summer. Hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended. Contact lens wearers may want to switch to eyeglasses to avoid eye irritation. Temperatures can be colder in the early hours or at night; the National Forest it is 10–15 degrees colder than the Valley.

Our tours operate rain or shine. Rainfall is generally very short-lived and may offer the chance for you to see rainbows or waterfalls. [In the case of extreme weather, we reserves the right to modify, shorten or cancel any tour to prevent damage to trails or avoid unsafe conditions.

Our tours take you into remote areas where Internet and cell phone services are not available. We recommend to our guests that they switch their phones to airplane mode during the tour so that they can use the camera functions without draining the battery (due to the phone searching for a signal).

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Our adventures will challenge them, surprise them, and leave them with memories that last forever. 

Our Terra Overland Gift Cards do not expire. Terra Overland is not responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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