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Road To London 2021

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“I climb behind the steering wheel… I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey, but it leads to freedom.”
Corinne Hofmann.
With a hattrick of leading India to London expeditions, Road to London has become synonymous with Adventures Overland. After receiving an overwhelming response for Road to London 2017, 2018 and 2019, we have yet again launched Road to London 2021. You will be embarking on an epic journey crossing 18 countries, covering a distance of 16000 km in 52 days from India to London via road. This expedition will ensure that you live through some of the most unforgettable experiences like exploring pagodas in Myanmar, hike on the Great Wall of China at Jiayuguan Pass, drive on the ancient Silk Route in China & Central Asia, visit the historic city of Tashkent, drive through the Pamir Glacier region in Kyrgyzstan, crossing four countries in a day and more! Let go of your inhibitions and undertake one of the most challenging road-trip of your life. We promise you some fantastic memories!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Date:
  • 18th Apr 2021 – 8th Jun 2021
  • Duration:
  • 51 Nights / 52 Days
  • Distance:
  • 16,000 km
  • Countries:
  • India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
  • Terrain:
  • Mountains, Forests, Highways, City Driving
  • Time Zones:
  • 8
  • Cost:
  • INR 22,00,000 + 5% GST Per Person
    (EMI Option Available)
WEEK 01
WEEK 02
WEEK 03
WEEK 04
WEEK 05
WEEK 06
WEEK 07

WEEK 01

India, Myanmar, Thailand

Who's ready for a life-transforming journey? The next 52 days are likely to be some of the best of your life. Start driving towards the Tamu-Moreh border, the first of many international border crossings on this epic journey. Myanmar will soon have you swooning over with its ancient pagodas, scenic lakes and incredibly friendly people. Feel the calm as the spiritual vibes of Bagan and Golden Rock take over. After spending five nights in Myanmar, get back on the road towards the Myawaddy - Mae Sot border to reach Thailand. Time for some authentic pad Thai, coconut & lime Panang curries & sticky mango rice as you get a taste of Thailand. Three countries in a week, we are definitely off to a flying start.

WEEK 01 - India, Myanmar, Thailand

WEEK 02

Laos, China

Exit Thailand and cross the bridge on the Mekong river to reach Laos. Drive through the pristine rubber plantations of Laos and enjoy a short night stay in the remote, yet charming town of Luang Namtha, before continuing onwards to China. Get ready to be spellbound by the beauty, magnificence and charms of the 4thlargest country in the world. Eighteen days are yours to feast on Sichuan cuisine, discover the ancient history, explore the Great Wall of China and drive through futuristic roads, tunnels and bridges of China. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Leshan Giant Buddha, carved into the side of Mt. Lingyun, the colossal statue, which is over 1300-years old and considered to be the largest stone Buddha in the world.

WEEK 02 - Laos, China

WEEK 03

China

When someone says Chengdu there are generally two things which come to mind, Pandas, which are native to Sichuan, and the fiery centrepiece of Sichuan cuisine called hotpot. A trip to the Ming Great Wall is also on the cards. Not only do you get to experience the grandeur of The Great Wall of China, but you will also get to escape the crowd. Continuing your drive through some of the most unexplored parts of China, slide or ride an ATV and lose yourself in the vast Gobi Desert. Drive through Xinjiang, the largest region of China and bordered by eight countries. A walk through the winding streets will take you through several mosques, perhaps the finest example of Islamic architecture.

WEEK 03 - China

WEEK 04

China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

After perfecting your chopstick skills and learning about thriving Chinese culture, you will continue onwards to 'Stan' countries. The first will be Kyrgyzstan that will have you driving on the high altitudes of Irkeshtam Pass, negotiating hairpin bends on the Pamir Glacier looking over steep valleys and driving amidst snow-peaked mountains. The long but mesmerizing journey from China to Kyrgyzstan will bring you to Bishkek, gateway into the incredible region of Central Asia. From Bishkek, you head to the 2nd largest city in Kyrgyzstan and home of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. Spend a few days walking around the old bazaars of this historic city before we continue our drive through ancient Silk Route and enter Uzbekistan, the 7th country on our itinerary.

WEEK 04 - China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

WEEK 05

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia

Aptly described as Central Asia’s biggest draw, Uzbekistan is the regions piece de resistance. It arrives replete with welcoming locals, mesmerizing architecture and ancient cities immersed in the incredible history of the Silk Route. From vintage Uzbekistan and witnessing staggering yet underrated mountain ranges, you cross into Kazakhstan, the 8th country on our odyssey. During our three nights stay in Kazakhstan, you will get ample time to soak in the desert air while driving through the pages of history! Get ready to relish the glorious company of the vastKazakh steppes - extensive grasslands that offer a great turf to drive on as you cruise towardsthe largest country in the world, Russia, in your India registered vehicle. Now that surely deserves a pat on your back.

WEEK 05 - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia

WEEK 06

Russia, Latvia, Lithuania

Fairytale castles, straight up vodka, and intriguing culture, driving through sprawling Russia will be nothing less than magical. In a short duration, you will get familiar with Samara, Penza and Moscow. You will get enough time to explore the grandeur of Moscow and to soak in the feeling of having driven all the way from India to Russia. Though it will be hard to leave Russia, the lure of Europe will put you back in the mood. Entering the Schengen Area comes with its benefits. No more border crossings while zipping from one country to another. Get in the celebration mode and enjoy some free time exploring Vilnius's charming old town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Europe's largest baroque capital.

WEEK 06 - Russia, Latvia, Lithuania

WEEK 07

Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom

The last week before the trip culminates, they say, the journey must go on. Take time to explore the bustling and vibrant capital of Warsaw for some quintessential introduction to Polish culture. Next stop is Prague, 'the City of a Hundred Spires', The convoy willmove out of Czech Republic, onto the Autobahn of Germany and on fast-track mode to Belgium. Embark on a short ferry ride from Calais, France to Dover, UK. Soak up your last dose of driving and feel the astonishment of how much you've seen on this expedition as the group comes together for our last and final stop, Westminster bridge with London Eye in the background. You will look back on this epic journey with the fondest of memories and the utmost gratitude.

WEEK 07 - Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom
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Cost

INR 22,00,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)

Trip Inclusions

  • All Hotel stays on twin sharing basis
  • All Meals* (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Route Planning and Research
  • Activities to make the experience truly memorable
  • Local guidance and support from experts
  • All inner line permits for restricted areas
  • Limited stock of chocolates, snacks, water and soft beverages for every vehicle
  • All Permits & permissions according to the norms & regulations applicable in all countries en route
  • All Visas and Visa Fees
  • Carnet de Passage for your vehicle
  • Border crossing assistance
  • Lead vehicle in local countries wherever mandatory
  • Ministry approvals, custom & immigration clearance and all inner line permits for restricted areas
  • Adventures Overland merchandise
  • Back up team with a crew vehicle equipped with GPS, oxygen cylinders, emergency food supplies and first – aid kits
  • Road books, maps and wireless radio sets for every vehicle

Trip Exclusions

  • Vehicle
  • Your own international or domestic passenger flights.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Fuel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance and documentation costs such as travel insurance
  • Vehicle servicing, repairs, traffic fines or parking penalties
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill- health, vehicle breakdown or repairs, damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  • Additional accommodation charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey
  • Any Medical expenses incurred during the trip
  • Any charges for carrying video camera or still camera
  • Any hotel, subsistence or other costs incurred prior to the official start date of an expedition and after the official end date of the expedition
  • Vehicle shipment from UK to India
  • Airfare from UK to India
  • GST

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled any time after confirmation until 31st August 2020
  • 25% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled between 1st September 2020 – 30th November 2020
  • 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled between 1st December 2020 – 31st January 2021
  • 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled post 1st February 2021

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation, the refund will be made in 25-30 working days as per the cancellation policy and subtracting 5% GST on the deposited amount.
  • The refund will be made to the same account/mode through which transfers have been received.

Is the above schedule fixed?

We like to stick to the designed schedule as much as possible. But, all participants must be prepared for changes in route due to uncertain weather conditions, road blockages and any other probabilities.

What kind of Vehicle will I need?

We recommend 4X4 Vehicles as some terrains may have gravel & dirt roads, high altitudes and steep climbing. Such a vehicle will withstand all terrains and give you a comfortable driving experience as well.

Can we take our own car or will you arrange one for us?

You have both options available. All vehicles will need paperwork like Carnet de Passage, which is like a passport for your car. We will assist in procuring the same whether the vehicle is owned by you or rented from us.

Will vegetarian meals be an issue?

Most regions offer vegetarian food, though it may not be lavish. We will also be carrying some meal options with us in case of emergencies.

What about medical assistance in case of any emergency?

Our crew vehicle will be equipped with first aid kits and basic medical supplies. You must carry any prescribed medications that you take with you in abundance, as those may not be readily available in these countries.

Will you help us procure all documents?

Yes, we will help you get all the relevant documents like Visa, Carnet de Passage, permits and permission needed for driving across multiple borders. You will also be briefed about rules and regulations applicable in all the countries we will cross.

What all documents will be needed?

A detailed list will be mailed to you well in advance. We will assist you with each and every step with respect to procuring all the relevant documents both for you and the vehicle.

What driving experience do I need?

As long as you have an International Driving Permit and are comfortable with driving, you are welcome to join the team. No particular driving experience across borders or hilly terrains will hinder you, as we will be there throughout to help and guide you. In case you aren’t comfortable driving an SUV by yourself, you can still join this expedition. We will either club you with other participants or offer you a seat in our vehicle, to ensure that you have a comfortable journey.

What is the average group size?

We would like to limit the group size to a maximum size of 25 people.

What about Vehicle breakdowns and other maintenance

Our crew will always be there to help you with breakdown and emergency situation.

Will fuel be readily available?

Although fuel will be available throughout, but we still recommend everyone to carry Jerry Cans in case of non-availabilty in remote terrains.

Visa and Passport requirement?

We will be processing 10 visas for Indian passport holder to cover the entire journey. The participant must have passport validity until December 2021 and 20 clean pages.

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