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Blogs - Dragoman Overland

Our ever-travelling sales consultant Hollie (below pic, right) was lucky enough to head out to this year's Rio Carnival in February and we've quizzed her on the finer points of her experience at the biggest party in the world... Which hotel did you stay in? ​We stayed in the Hotel Argentina (which is the hotel used for the Independent package) located in the chilled out Flamengo district. The rooms are nice and comfy and have AC, fridge and a safe which was handy. The best thing about the place is the incredible buffet breakfast​ they offer. Apparently this breakfast is legendary with Drago crew who…

Jaime has been on the road with us since 2013, we asked a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I wanted to find my true passion and vocation; could not believe something like this existed... a dream come true! What’s your favourite destination and why? I still need to know many parts of the world, but for the moment Mexico is my favorite country! It's full of the most amazing characters, ancient cultures, personality and history, as well as great nature attractions!     What’s the best thing…

There is a time and a place for a selfie, but when you're surrounded by amazing landscapes and nature at its very best then sometimes a picture of your own mug can take a backseat for a bit. One of our passengers on our epic 101 day tour from Usuhaia to Cartagena (LTU) has sent us some of his amazing shots that he's taken whilst on the road with us. Here are just a snippet of them, if you like stunning animal close-ups and seemingly endless scenery shots then this gallery is for you. Check out our favourites...    …

Mike has been on the road with us since mid-2016, we caught up with him to ask a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? Because I love overlanding and life's too short for all work and no play!  What’s your favourite destination and why? Torres del Paine Chille for the worlds most amazing scenery and treks, anywhere in India as the culture is crazy different, east and South Africa the birth place of overlanding for the wildlife and worlds best skies!     What’s the best thing about working as…

Katie has been on the road with us since 2012, we caught up with her to ask a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? It was to travel. I realised I was never going to get to all of the places that I wanted to travel to unless I got involved in the tourism industry as I simply didn't get enough time off.  What’s your favourite destination and why? Difficult question! Argentina. It has everything except an accent I can understand. Good food, good wine, stunning mountains and…

Nick has just got back from our epic Cape town to Cairo route, We caught up with him back at HQ to ask him a few probing questions...        Why did you become Dragoman crew? I love to travel, I love mechanics and it just seemed like the ideal combination.  I had seen Dragoman trucks in Ecuador when I worked there and eventually met another crew, had a chat and the rest is history.  What’s your favourite destination and why? Too difficult!  I love Patagonia because of the fantastic scenery, the people, the wine and the steak and it…

Our Marketing Manager Mike Marlowe has just returned from West Africa where he joined our popular Accra to Accra trip that visits Ghana, Benin and Togo. It’s his second visit to the region and he shares some of his insights on this fascinating and often misunderstood area.   Is it safe? For the foreign tourist, West Africa is perhaps one of the safest and most laid back regions in the world. While crime does exist (as everywhere) it’s is generally never targeted towards tourists. In the 8+ months in 10 countries that I have spent there I have never encountered…

Persian architecture is renowned for its intricate brilliance and splendour. The mosques, palaces and ancient sites are generally in remarkably good condition and are easly accessable for visitors. Persepolis Perhaps the most well known of all the ancient sites in Iran and the 'Gate of All Nations' is easily recognisable. The site dates back over 2,500 years and many of the reliefs and inscriptions are well preserved. Necropolis The nearby Necropolis or Naqsh-e-Rustam are a series of tombs dating back c.3,000 years and include the grand tombs of Darius 1 and Darius 2. Golestan Palace This palace in Tehran is…

Uruguay is the hidden gem of South America - nestled alongside Argentina, Brazil and the Southern Atlantic Ocean, this small country has a population of just 3.5 million, with over half of these living in the capital, Montevideo. So if it’s scenery and escapism you’re after, Uruguay is the one for you!   We’ve come up with our top reasons to make Uruguay your next destination with Dragoman:   1. The unspoilt scenery of central Uruguay, there’s literally nothing but fields, cows and trees!   2. Experience the life of real gauchos. Learn their way of life and even learn some…