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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? 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; 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…