About us and Our Company

Trans-Mongolian Lupine Trip
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 trips. 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 home-based business and dealing directly with our guides in our destinations.

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 & Photos

Trans Mongolian:

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D Dowling (England, June 2009)

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T Kilvaer (Norway, July 2011)

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R Mayell (UK, July 2011)

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S Snyder (Australia June 2012)

North Korea:

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S Alcock (Australia, August 2010)

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R Aas (Norway, April 2010)

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T Kilvaer (Norway, August 2011)

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J Finnerty (UK, January 2012)


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D Nisbett (UK, April 2011)

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J Finnerty (UK, April 2012)


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T Hobejogi (Estonia, April 2012)

Financial Cover

In accordance with The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992 all passengers booking with Lupine Travel Limited are fully Insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Lupine Travel Limited.

A certificate detailing this cover will be given to each and every passenger as evidence of cover. Please ensure that you have been given the appropriate certificate(s) at the time of booking.

This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Mapfre Assistance.


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