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Americas Blogs - Dragoman Overland

Dragoman's Operations Manager Helen walked the Wild Andes Trek to Machu Picchu, Dragoman's alternative to the overcrowded thoroughfares of the Classic Inca Trail. Read all about it below. A visit to the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu is the highlight of most people’s visit to Peru, but with so many travellers visiting the area, sometimes it can be a challenge to get away from the crowds and Dragoman's ethos is to get off the beaten track.  In 2013, together with our local partners, Dragoman designed and launched a new trek travelling on the old Inca trails, through a remote region of the…

Dragoman's first overland trip to head all the way from Cartagena to Rio Carnival departed in October and we thought now was a good time to look at why you might like to head to the biggest party in the world! Carnival is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Witness a whole city come to a complete standstill; see enormous floats and Samba dancers in all their elaborate costumes compete to be the greatest Samba school in the Carnival; dress up in your glitter and sequins, join the locals, dance to Samba beats & just take in the chaos and fun that is Rio…

Overlanding isn’t just for grown-ups! Dragoman's Family Overland trips are more popular now than ever, and this year we're running our first family trip in South America – scroll down for our Marketing Manager Alex’s updates from the road. Our family trips are a great way to introduce your kids to adventure travel. Overlanding isn’t just about seeing the highlights of a country (although there’ll be plenty of time for that) – it’s also about the joy of the journey, and immersing yourself in the landscapes and cultures you travel through.  Our family overlanding itineraries have been carefully designed using…

Three weeks on the road in Yana II with Dragoman's intrepid sales assistant, Phoebe, travelling from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes along the Pacific coastline of Northern Peru, through the cloud forests of Ecuador and on to the jungle of the Amazon Basin, on the 'Ecuador & North Peruvian Wanderer' (ZQL).   Lima (Day 1) Our trip begins in Lima, Peru’s sprawling capital. I roll in a day early after a long layover in Mexico City and quietly thank myself for having the forethought to book an airport transfer as I dodge the taxi queue to meet my driver.…

Dragoman crew Julie and Alex blogged throughout Dragoman's massive 109-day North & Central American Overland tour from Panama City to Anchorage. Travelling in Betsy the Overland School Bus, they've taken in some of the best sights in Central & North America, including national parks such as Yellowstone and Banff, glitzy Las Vegas, the cloud forests of Monteverde Forest Reserve, and the "Big Apple" of the north, Anchorage. Julie and Alex kept us updated from the road - scroll down for the latest updates!    Part One ​ ​ We started our epic journey from Panama by paying a visit to the…

Venture out into “The Last Frontier” on a Dragoman overland journey offered in partnership with our friends at Infinite Adventures. Travel on a converted school bus, exploring the many highlights of Alaska, from the hustle and bustle of Anchorage to the pure and pristine wilderness of the Denali and Wrangell-St Elias National Parks. Although part of the USA, Alaska feels like another world, and the sheer scale of the state is hard to comprehend; but travellers looking to answer the call of the wild need look no further. Read on for our round-up of Alaska’s must-see sights and cities.   Anchorage…

Helen Bateman Dragoman's expert on overlanding in The Americas explains why the W-Walk is now included in all Patagonian itineraries... We’re delighted to now include the famous W Walk as part of all our Patagonia trips.

Hollie, one of our fantastic sales consultants, experienced our Wetlands, Waterfalls & Wonders overland tour recently. Here is her account of what she got up to on the road with Dragoman...

Welcome to French Guiana! The tiny country at the top of Brazil makes up one of the trio that forms the Guianas, along with Suriname and Guyana. An enclave of France, it is still an overseas department and uses the Euro and of course, the official language is French. With a cosmopolitan capital and mix of idyllic beaches and undisturbed rainforest, this is a special place for any avid traveller. You can overland through French Gyiana with Dragoman and truly get off the beaten track taking in these five amazing experiences:- Top 5 Experiences; Sail out to Devil's Island the site…