About Us

Our goal has remained the same since we were founded in 2008: 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!

Why book with us?

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.

SARS-CoV-2 / COVID19 Update

If you would like to get information on specific 2020 tour dates please email us for more details!

Please Note: If you have a booking for any tours -especially to the DPRK- in 2020 we will send you all available option regarding your booking closer to the date of the travel. If we will have to cancell our tour we will let you know about all available options.

The 2022 dates are available for most of our tours. Please email us for more details and we will be happy to provide you the required dates!

Stay safe!

The Team of Special-Destinations.com


We have an excellent 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.

We require 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.