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Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2019

Lonely Planet has revealed its top countries, cities and regions to visit in 2019, no doubt inspiring countless intrepid travellers worldwide for extra entries on their bucket lists. To help you plan your 2019 adventures, we’ve selected some of our favourite Dragoman Overland tours including destinations from the list.

 

Mountain Kingdoms of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is known for its ragged and unspoilt scenery. Ranking as the #5 country to visit in 2019, this Central Asian country sits on the Silk Road connecting China and the Mediterranean. On this 16-day trip, you’ll stay in traditional yurts at the sublime Song Köl Lake, explore the Russian-style town of Karakol, and spend three days overlanding and hiking in the Kyrgyz Fergana Valley.

Mountain Kingdoms of KyrgyzstanBishkek - Tashkent

Through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,600 USD+
KITTY FROM:
380USD
DAYS:
16
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Ecuador & North Peruvian Wanderer

Explore Lonely Planet’s third best region for 2019, Northern Peru, on Dragoman’s 20-day Ecuador & North Peruvian Wanderer tour. You’ll have three nights to trek in the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, a day to explore the ruins of the pre-Columbian city Chan Chan, and two days to relax on the beaches of Punta Sal.

Ecuador & North Peruvian WandererLima - Quito

Through Peru, Ecuador
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,370 USD+
KITTY FROM:
600USD
DAYS:
20
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Ultimate Central American Overland

This tour takes in three of Lonely Planet’s  top destinations for 2019 – Panama, Belize, and Mexico City – so is a great way to make a dent in your bucket list! Over the course of 55 days, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, trek to the 3,478m summit of Volcán Barú, the highest point in Panama, or scuba dive through the coral reefs near the Caribbean island of Caye Caulker, Belize. Covering eight countries and with no shortage of optional activities to customise your trip, this is a great way to see Central America.

Ultimate Central American OverlandPanama City - Mexico City

Through Panama, Nicaragua + 6 more
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$4,850 USD+
KITTY FROM:
1,570USD
DAYS:
55
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Heritage Nepal & Safari

This 13-day trip around Nepal begins and ends in Kathmandu, Lonely Planet’s fifth best city to visit in 2019. You’ll have the chance to soak up the atmosphere of this incredible city, visiting its temples and other historic sites, before heading out on a circular tour of Nepal, visiting its villages, completing easy ridge walks with stunning views of the Annapurna Mountains, and going on safari in Chitwan National Park.

PRICES FROM:
$1,130 USD+
KITTY FROM:
590USD
DAYS:
13
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Zimbabwe and Mozambique Explored

Explore Zimbabwe, Lonely Planet’s #3 country for 2019, as part of Dragoman’s 22-day overland expedition around South Africa.  Beginning and ending at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, your trip will include a walking safari in search of white rhino in Matobo National Park, follow a guided tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, and seeing the sea life at Tofo, including whale sharks and manta rays.

PRICES FROM:
$2,180 USD+
KITTY FROM:
1,360USD
DAYS:
21
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