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Blog - Dragoman Overland

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 is now based at our workshops ensuring the maintenance of all Dragoman's trucks and seeing the new trucks out onto the road. During his time on the road he travelled Dragoman's epic Cape town to Cairo route and we caught up with him when he returned ...        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…

One of our staff members went on 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 any uncomfortable situations let alone felt in anyway…

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…

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 and really get off the beaten path? Dragoman's Inca Heartland (trip code SCZ) 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 are so many must-do routes and activities in South America that knowing where to start can be quite overwhelming. Patagonia has so much to offer anyone that wants to get truly off the beaten track, so we've hand-picked a few of our favourite overland trips to steer you in the right direction. We are here to help though so if you'd like to discuss any ideas or have something a bit different in mind 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…