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Tailor-Made Journeys

Create your dream journey and then live the adventure for yourself by creating your own fully customised itinerary. You can modify one of our existing Independent Journeys, follow the route of one of our Fully Escorted Tours or Experience Tours, or create something totally new combining road and rail options not listed in this brochure. Your holiday, your choice. 

Groups & Leaders
Group size depends entirely on your travel party. Local Guides and City Ambassadors can be booked on request.

Accommodation
Choose from a mix of comfortable hotels, guesthouses, homestays and even traditional Mongolian gers or an Indian palace. 

Transport
Train, plane, bus, yak or camel - its completely up to you. 

Sightseeing and Inclusions
You are free to arrange meals and sightseeing locally or if you prefer we can pre-book your sightseeing options in advance. Whichever way you prefer to travel, we can certainly provide suggestions to help get you started.

How does it work?
After creating an itinerary Sundowners Overland then confirm each of the services you have requested and provide you with a detailed day by day itinerary and vouchers for each service you have booked. Your day by day itinerary includes instructions on how to collect your rail tickets as well as information about your hotels, train times and contact details for our local representatives in each of the countries you visit. All you need to do is follow your customised itinerary and enjoy the adventure ahead of you!

You may also request many of the short stay options listed on this map. Many cities and routes not listed in this brochure are also available to you.

What's included?
As much or as little as you like. Transport between cities on local trains, planes and/or buses; some transfers; and accommodation in a mix of comfortable hotels, guesthouses, homestays and occasional traditional ger stays are all possibilities. You are free to arrange meals and sightseeing locally. Additional transfers and sightseeing can also be pre-booked as part of your customised itinerary. 

How flexible are the itineraries?
The only limitations to creating your own itinerary on our standard routes are the rail schedules, however, since all trains depart at least once a week and many depart daily, this opens up a world of possibilities. Of course, you do need to decide on your complete itinerary before booking to meet visa and advance reservation requirements. There are no "hop on, hop off" or open dated rail passes, and visas for Russia and many Central Asian countries are issued only for the dates of pre-booked travel arrangements.

Too many possibilities and not sure what to choose? Our experienced Travel Advisors are more than happy to discuss your personal requirements with you or your travel agent and make suggestions to ensure your journey is an adventure of a lifetime.

Visas?
Sundowners Overland will also provide all required invitation letters (for the dates of our pre-booked services) and full visa support including detailed visa guidelines.