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Christmas & New Year Getaways

The festive season is great and we love it here at Dragoman, but we know that whilst many people love spending this time of year at home, others want to get away from it all and see the world! That's exactly why we continue to run trips all over the world throughout the year.

If you're looking to get away over the festive season, then we've put together a list of our trips that are running during this period to help give you a few ideas of where you can celebrate Christmas overseas with Dragoman. Check out our Christmas and New Year departures below...

 

Rhythms & Realms of West Africa

Departing 3rd Dec 2019

Experience tribal culture and raw, wild scenery on this off-the-beaten-track overland expedition in West Africa. Spend 28 days travelling from Freetown to Accra through Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and Ghana. On Christmas Day you’ll explore the hanging bridges of Kakum National Park in Ghana, giving you a unique perspective of the rainforest at canopy level, before travelling to the historic town of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom.

Rhythms & Realms of West AfricaAccra - Freetown

Through Sierra Leone, Guinea + 2 more
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$2,295 USD+
KITTY FROM:
890EUR
DAYS:
28
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Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer

Departing 8th Dec 2019 & 12th Dec 2019

Join us for an overland journey from La Paz to Santiago, taking in the surreal Salar de Uyuni salt flats, the depths of the Atacama desert, and the grasslands of Argentina.

On the 8th December 2019 departure, you’ll spend Christmas in Mendoza, the centre of Argentinean wine production and one of the nine ‘Wine Capitals of the World’.

On the 12th December 2019 departure, you’ll spend the Christmas period at our working Estancia, learning about the lifestyle and culture of the Argentinean Gauchos, and you’ll celebrate the New Year in cosmopolitan Santiago.

Altiplano & Gaucho ExplorerSantiago - La Paz

Through Chile, Bolivia + 1 more
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,347 USD+
KITTY FROM:
760USD
DAYS:
21
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
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India – The Chaos, Charm & Calm

Departing 11th Dec 2019

Spend Christmas in Kathmandu, Nepal’s evocative capital, at the end of this 2-week overland adventure in India and Nepal. This is an easy-going trip, and ideal for those who want to see a different side of the Indian subcontinent to the Taj and temples. Explore the tea plantations surrounding Darjeeling, relax on retreat for three nights at the Karmi Farm charity project, and spot wildlife at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Chitwan National Park.

PRICES FROM:
$1,203 USD+
KITTY FROM:
540USD
DAYS:
16
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Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression

Departing 13th Dec & 16th Dec 2019

This is one of our most popular overland trips in Africa, exploring the seldom-visited Ethiopia. Highlights include the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and a trek in the Simien Mountains, home to many indigenous animals including geladas, Walia ibex, and Ethiopian wolves.

As one of the oldest nations in Arica, Ethiopia still follows the ancient Julian calendar, and Ethiopians actually celebrate Christmas on January 7th – so don’t expect too much festive cheer locally on the following departures.

On the 13th December 2019 departure, spend Christmas travelling through the breathtaking scenery of the Adwa mountains to the ancient town of Axum, and see in the New Year in the ‘Camelot of Africa’, Ethiopia’s capital city Gondar.

Or depart on the 16th December 2019 and enjoy a Christmas at the hottest and most inhospitable place on Earth, the incredible Danakil Depression, and celebrate the New Year in the small town of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil DepressionAddis Ababa - Gondar

Through Ethiopia
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,891 USD+
KITTY FROM:
640USD
DAYS:
21
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Moghuls, Mahel & Mayhem

Departing 15th Dec 2019

If you’ve never visited India before, this is a great place to start. This overland trip features all the highlights of northern India, including Varanasi, the Mogul heartlands around Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Delhi, and a tour of the major sites of Agra on Christmas Day, beginning with the world-famous mausoleum of the Taj Mahal and followed by a visit to the Agra Fort.

PRICES FROM:
$1,190 USD+
KITTY FROM:
610USD
DAYS:
16
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Wilds of Orissa & Kolkata

Departing 19th Dec 2019

Another option for spending Christmas and New Year in India, this tour shows you a side of the country that few western tourists take the time to see, but which is so colourful and full of culture that it really shouldn’t be missed. The Christmas period will be spent travelling through the rarely-visited Odisha Tribal Regions, home to more than 60 different tribal communities, each with their own distinct culture and traditions. This is a remote region which is difficult to visit as a solo traveller, and just the sort of place where overlanding comes into its own.

PRICES FROM:
$1,105 USD+
KITTY FROM:
670USD
DAYS:
14
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
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Best of Peru

Departing 24 Dec 2019

Looking for a tour that takes in the best of Peru in a short time frame? This is the trip for you. You’ll visit Lima, Cuzco, the Nazca Lines, the Colca Canyon, and Arequipa, to name a few. Christmas Day will see you boarding a local boat bound for the Ballestas Islands to view its magnificent range of wildlife and birdlife, while you’ll see in the New Year in the highland town of Chivay. You’ll also set a high bar for your travel experiences in 2020, as in early January you’ll spend 3-4 days trekking the Inca Trail to one of the world’s most iconic sites, the hilltop city of Machu Picchu.

Best of PeruCuzco - Lima

Through Peru
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,105 USD+
KITTY FROM:
1,170USD
DAYS:
17
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
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Zanzibar, Zambezi & The Falls

Departing 25 Dec 2019

As alternative Christmas adventures go, you can’t do much better than a visit to the largest waterfall in the world, the mighty Victoria Falls, where this overland journey begins. From there you’ll go on to explore backwaters of the Lower Zambezi by canoe, kick back on the white beaches at Zanzibar, and celebrate the New Year on safari in the stunning South Luangwa National Park.

Zanzibar, Zambezi & the FallsVictoria Falls - Zanzibar

Through Zimbabwe, Zambia + 2 more
This route runs in both directions
PRICES FROM:
$1,301 USD+
KITTY FROM:
800USD
DAYS:
19
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Voodoo & Vibes of West Africa

Departing 30th Dec 2019

Lacking in tourist infrastructure, but more than making up for it in culture, colour, incredible sights, and curious and welcoming locals, West Africa is overlanding at its finest. Compared to some of other West African countries, travelling in Togo, Benin, and Ghana is relatively easy, and some of the highlights of this tour include great tribal homestays, a guided walk around Butterfly Mountain, Mont Kluto, and a boat trip to the stilt village of Ganvie.

Your New Year celebrations will take place during a bushcamp in Akosombo, next to the River Volta and near to the Akosombo Dam, a colossal 1960s project that provides almost all of Ghana's energy needs.

PRICES FROM:
$1,568 USD+
KITTY FROM:
580EUR
DAYS:
21
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