Lupine Travel was founded in 2008 after its founder Dylan Harris took a life changing overland trip from Europe to North Korea that was to prove the inspiration for launching his own unique travel company.
Our goal has remained the same since we were founded: find secure routes offering once in a lifetime experiences in unique and hard to reach destinations and open them up to our clients at reasonable prices.
From our three original tours of North Korea, Chernobyl and the Trans-Mongolian Railway in 2008, we now offer tours to more than 35 countries and territories throughout the world.
Our clients are a range of ages and from all over the world. To date, we've served clients from over 50 different nations with ages ranging from 18 months to 87 years!
We specialise in providing exciting travel opportunities to unique destinations at affordable prices. We believe we provide a high level of honest and personal customer service, with our customers' wants and needs a priority for us.
Many of the regions we offer tours to are either impossible or very difficult to visit independently. Our group tours bring together like minded people with a passion for travel to off the beaten track destinations. Many of our clients are used to travelling independently so we do our best to give our group tours an independent feel whenever possible.
We also offer full financial protection to anyone booking with us. Lupine Travel is a Member of ABTA with membership number Y6709. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.
Our North Korean trips and annual golf tournament have made worldwide news and featured on BBC, France 24, Fuji TV, Publico, Daily Mail, Fox Sports, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, TBS Japan, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time Magazine and many others.
We have been featured in Time Magazine (USA), The Times (UK), Daily Express (UK), Daily Mail (UK), L'Espresso (Italy), G1 (Brazil), Guardian (UK), Wall Street Journal (USA) and much more.
We have worked on several TV productions including the Chernobyl Top Gear episode on the BBC in 2014.
You can also find us in various Lonely Planet and Bradt guide books.
Lupine Travel has a 100% safety record. We routinely work with risk consultants and local advisors to assess the security situation on the ground, prior to each tour into a new region or into countries experiencing some level of political instability. We carefully monitor all security warnings promulgated by the UK FCO and US State Department among other entities, to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about each destination.
Lupine Travel requires that all customers attend a mandatory safety briefing prior to each of our tours to higher risk destinations. During the briefing, we discuss the current situation in the country, all relevant laws and regulations, expectations of you as a tourist, including proper conduct and etiquette for the region, and implications for inappropriate behaviour. We are sensitive to political, cultural, and religious differences throughout the world and seek to educate our customers so they can make the most of their travel experience.
Security is our foremost concern and we will continue to do everything possible to ensure our customers have a safe, enjoyable, and enriching experience on our tours.