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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…

Maybe you’re looking for a great trip with a bit of a difference. Or perhaps you’ve been to South America before and seen some of the highlights, but this time you want to explore a country a little deeper? Our Cuzco to La Paz via Boliva In Depth (trip code ZZC) tour could be just the trip for you. Explore the city of Cuzco as your trip begins before moving on to the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, maybe take a boat ride on the lake and even visit the famous reed islands which the Uros people have made their…

There is just so much to see and do in South America that knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We've hand-picked a few of our favourites from our huge selection of trips and combinations, however if you are still not sure or would like something a bit different then just give our sales team a call who will be happy to advise +44 (0)1728 861133

If you are a traveller at heart and dream of making it your life, this is your lucky day!  We are recruiting for new crew members.  We are looking for sociable, fun loving, hard working, and adventurous personalities.  If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a genuine love of travel, we want to hear from you, please visit our crew members recruitment page for more details and to download the application form.     Each Dragoman journey has two crew members, working in tandem covering the driving.  One crew member specialises as the Leader, being responsible for the group;…

  Where: Olympia, London   When: 02-05 February 2017   Everyone has a dream adventure that they have not yet been on, what’s yours?  White water rafting at Victoria Falls, standing face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an or perhaps an evening game drive in the Maasai Mara National Park. Just some of the many amazing sights you can experience on an overland trip. Come and visit us and let one of our experts help answer your questions and build your dream adventure.   Dragoman have been organising adventures since the early 1980s and our team of experts will be on…

Being one of the world’s most ancient and historically important trade routes, the Silk Route connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.  The route is not a single path but rather a network of tributaries spanning over 7,000km.   Once used by traders transporting goods varying from gold to melons, military goods to, of course, silk and the term “Silk Road” was coined in the 19th century by Ferdinand von Richthofen, a German explorer.   The route traverses arguably some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet; covering vast plains and desserts making this a truly venturesome land.  So…

Our crew photo competition has ended and we had many amazing shots. This is a selection of our favourites.  Fantastic shot of a bush camp by Rob Lord. Who wouldn't want to be here and connect with nature?  We don't often get photos of snow covered trucks. This is the true spirit of overlanding and another shot from Rob Lord  Lovely shot of Bettsy, our North American converted school bus, by Louise France. Overlanding the Americas from the tip of Alaska down to South America!  How about waking up to this fabulous setting. Fantastic shot from 'Dutchie' Thanks to all the crew that sent in…

  We will be attending several local and national events throughout the year but the two main events have to be the mega Destinations Travel Show and the Telegraph Travel Show. At both events we will be taking a fully functioning and 'ready-to-go' truck so you can see exactly what it's like inside. Listen to a destination talk, take a truck tour, get privileged access to special offers and plenty more... The Telegraph Travel Show Where: Excel London When: 13th - 15th January 2017 What: Explore destinations, win holidays, speak to impartial industry experts in the Travel Genius Bar, meet your favourite Telegraph travel writers and discover your…

Long drive days are an inevitable part of an overland trip, and are just as much a part of the adventure as the incredible activities and sights that await at the end of the drive. For many years now we have been advised about the dangers of immobility on long haul flights and the need to get up and move around, but what about on long drive days? The World Health Organisation warns that “prolonged immobility, whether by car, bus, train or air, can lead to pooling of the blood in the legs, which in turn may cause swelling, stiffness…