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Dragoman Updates - Dragoman Overland

  The Dragoman team will be at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show at Olympia, London from 30th Jan – 2nd Feb 2020. Come and see us to discuss your next overlanding adventure! We’ll have one of our famous Dragoman trucks with us, so you’ll be able to climb aboard and see what they look like on the inside. We will also have a programme of talks taking place on board where you can hear more about our trips. Destinations, in association with The Times and The Sunday Times, is the UK’s biggest event for travel advice and inspiration. As well as tour…

  Come and visit us at the Adventure Travel Show! Dragoman will be exhibiting at the show at Olympia, London on the 18th - 19th January 2020 - Stand B22. The Adventure Travel Show is the ONLY event dedicated to discovering the world off the beaten track (much like Dragoman!). With loads of free talks by famous speakers such as Reza Pakravan, Kate Rawles and our very own Charlie Hopkinson to name but a few. The show is packed full of seminars on travel writing and filming, travel stories and inspiration for your next adventure. Charlie will be speaking about “Overlanding - the key to…

The festive season is great and we love it here at Dragoman, but we know that whilst many people love spending this time of year at home, others want to get away from it all and see the world! That's exactly why we continue to run trips all over the world throughout the year. If you're looking to get away over the festive season, then we've put together a list of our trips that are running during this period to help give you a few ideas of where you can celebrate Christmas overseas with Dragoman. Check out our Christmas and…

Adventures that truly get you off the beaten trail For nearly 40 years, we’ve been taking curious travellers off the beaten track in countries all over the world. Avoiding the tourist trail is part of our DNA. Our itineraries are carefully designed to offer our passengers a balance between the must-see highlights of a country and unique local experiences and encounters. The journeys below are a hand-picked selection of some of Dragoman’s most off-the-beaten-trail adventures. Among them are a three-week expedition into the wilds of Mongolia, where roads are limited and the people are still mostly nomadic; a three-week journey…

You’ll have to endure some tough conditions and will push your body to the limit, but trekking at altitude is usually a hugely rewarding experience. For treks at high altitude some extra precautions should be taken to prepare you for the risk of altitude sickness. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, or if you’ve ascended before without symptoms, altitude sickness can affect anyone. What is Altitude Sickness Altitude sickness can develop in travellers trekking at altitude who ascend too quickly and fail to acclimatise properly. At altitude, the oxygen pressure in the air drops significantly, making it harder to…

Ben Sims, who leads tours for overland travel specialists Dragoman, has won TourRadar’s top award as Adventure Guide of the Year 2018! Ben, who guides for Dragoman in their iconic orange overland trucks which go all over the Americas, Africa and Asia; taking the road less travelled and getting away from the tourist trail, shares their mantra of "it's the journey, not just the destination". Charlie Hopkinson of Dragoman describes Ben as a perfectionist. "He ensures that every detail of our overland tours that he leads in Africa are amazing. His passion and dedication shines through in every way and we…

Here at Dragoman, we design our overland journeys to take travellers off the well-worn tourist trails and into the heart of the countries and cultures we’re visiting. And as part of our commitment to taking the road less travelled, we’re always looking for new trails to blaze and new experiences to offer our passengers. When one of our tours contains a brand new itinerary, we call this an Exploratory Trip – and if you join us on one of these trips, you’ll be helping to pioneer a new route for Dragoman. Look out for this Exploratory Trip logo at the…

Travelling through the world’s most spectacular landscapes, we know we have a responsibility to help ensure they stay that way. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund in South America, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for Torres del Paine and its surrounding communities. Launched in 2014 in response to challenges posed by rapidly increasing visitation to this iconic yet fragile landscape, the Legacy Fund works with businesses, municipalities, park authorities, residents, and visitors to: Restore and protect ecosystems Improve tourism infrastructure and mitigate visitor impacts Promote community development Diversify recreation & cultural opportunities for…

What do you do when you hear a call to adventure, but none of your friends are available to answer it with you? More and more travellers are embracing the freedom, flexibility, and pure indulgence of travelling at their own speed. As the 19th Century philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready”. If striking out completely on your own is a daunting prospect, then you might consider joining a group overland tour. On a typical Dragoman trip, around 50% of passengers…