Lupine Travel are a UK tour company, founded in 2007 and specialising in unique destinations and travel ideas but bringing them to you at affordable budget prices.

We specialise in North Korea, Trans-Mongolian, Chernobyl, Iran and Turkmenistan, Iraq and Ethiopia/Somaliland tours.

We doubt you will find tours to these destinations at such low prices, costing up to 50% less than other Western tour operators for similar tours.
We do not however compromise on quality; we use accommodation and guides that we know and trust and have a great working relationship with.

We understand that many travellers like to stay as independent as possible, so we can tailor pick each tour to the individuals needs; giving you the basic level of help right through to a full tour package.

Why book with us?

We believe we provide a high level of honest and personal customer service.

We offer similar tours to other operators but at highly reduced prices.

The only way in the past to book such tours at budget prices was to book all the trip independently, which involves hours of research and several bank/wire transfers to various agents.

We can save you all this time and effort and will give you all the help and advice you need.

We are able to offer tours at lower prices due to being a small business, dealing directly with our guides in each destination.

We also offer full financial protection to anyone booking with us (see bottom of page).

As featured on...

You can find us in the Lonely Planet Korea book (2010 edition) which features our tours to North Korea.

Our North Korean trips and annual golf tournament has 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 more.

In 2013 we have been featured in Time Magazine (USA), Daily Express (UK), Daily Mail (UK), L'Espresso (Italy) and G1 (Brazil).

Our Trans Mongolian tour has previously been featured in the national newspaper for the British Rail industry, Rail News

Blogs & Photo's


Click here | E Fiuza (Brazil, April 2014)

Click here | C Bottle (England, March 2014)

Click here | D Dowling (England, June 2009)

Click here | T Kilvaer (Norway, July 2011)

Click here | R Mayell (UK, July 2011)

Click here | S Snyder (Australia June 2012)

North Korea

Click here | I Patrick (UK, September 2014)

Click here | S Alcock (Australia, August 2010)

Click here | R Aas (Norway, April 2010)

Click here | T Kilvaer (Norway, August 2011)

Click here | J Finnerty (UK, January 2012)


Click here | A Gibson (UK, October 2014)

Click here | D Nisbett (UK, April 2011)

Click here | G Heres (Netherlands, August 2009)

Click here | J Finnerty (UK, April 2012)


Click here | M Baron (UK, March 2015)


Click here | M Baron (UK, October 2014)

Financial Insurance

Lupine Travel (a trading name of Lupine Group Ltd) is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with Lupine Travel are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Lupine Group Ltd. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through HCCI International Insurance Company PLC.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency, you must Inform Claims Settlement Agencies immediately on +44 (0) 1702 427 239 or at You can also write to them by email or by post at 308-314 London Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2DD. Please ensure you retain the booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value.

Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid for Travel Insurance or any claim relating to Air Flights. Please ensure the Company you have booked with has the appropriate CAA / ATOL Bonds in place.