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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; booking trips…

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 it is…

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…

We've all seen the icon photos of the romantic Taj Mahal, the idyllic tropical beaches of Goa and the temples of Kathmandu... but this epic sub-continent has so much more to offer than the usual tourist route. We take a more in-depth look and explore some of the lesser-known sights and facts that you will encounter on a Dragoman journey round Incredible India and our new Nepal loop... River Dolphins The ‘Mother Ganges’ is well known as a sacred river for Hindus who travel from all over India to bathe in its waters, or consecrate their deceased loved ones on the funeral pyres…

Sampling the local cuisine is a great way to immerse yourself in local culture, and you don’t need to head to fancy restaurants to taste the best food a country has to offer. Many of the tastiest, cheapest and safest dishes can often be found on the streets! We explore the weird and wonderful dishes on offer on our Dragoman routes. A – Açai, Brazil This tasty and powerful superfood snack can be found on the beach kiosks and lancherías around Rio de Janeiro. Popular among surfers, athletes and health fanatics, the deep purple iced slush is made from the…

We all know that travel broadens our horizons, pushes us out of our comfort zone, gives us the opportunity for so many new experiences and helps us make new friends… but did you know that it can even make us more creative? Studies show that spending time abroad can affect mental change - creativity is related to neuroplasticity, or in simple terms, how the brain is wired up. These wires are affected by our environment, making them sensitive to change. Therefore all the new sights, sounds, smells and sensations we experience when travelling stimulates these wires and can revitalise the mind, sparking creativity. Over…

Looking for a truly adventurous Overland Journey? Take the road-less-travelled and discover the cultural, historical and natural richness on offer in West Africa.    Discover why this coastal corner of Africa is frequently top of the favourites list of the most well-travelled adventurers. We select a highlight from each one of the countries visited on our full Dakar - Accra route. 1. St Louis, Senegal Founded in 1659 by French traders, Senegal's UNESCO World Heritage listed Island of St. Louis is nestled at the outflow of the Senegal River on the border with Mauritania. As the capital of Senegal and indeed French West Africa it was once one…

There many advantages to overlanding that are often overlooked when considering different travel styles. We've listed some of our favourites;   1. You share your own dedicated transport for the whole trip, so when we are ready to leave there is no hanging around. Travelling by local bus can be great fun but the novelty often wears off after waiting in a stifling bus stations for hours. 2. Added to that, we almost exclusively travel during daylight hours. This gives you the opportunity to see some fantastic sights and landscapes. In many parts of the world, inter city buses run over night.…