Rocky Road Travel is a Berlin-based travel company that provides a gateway to some of the world’s least visited and misunderstood countries.

We specialise in trips to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Socotra, Mauritania, North Korea & Pakistan amongst others.

We are here to disrupt the status quo of typical travel experiences, break down cultural barriers, and challenge your perspective on the world.

Team Socotra!

To open the curtain and shed light on some of the world’s most stigmatized places. Places that are often described as dangerous and inaccessible, we will go beyond the rhetoric and show you the true side to these countries.

We do so by promoting a sustainable way of travelling. We have a climate positive workforce & only work with small local partners in each country. We are aiming to offset all carbon emissions to make our tours climate positive. See our partnership with Ecologi for more info.

We also support non-profits such as Women for Women International by pledging a percentage of our sales towards their life changing programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. 

Our tours are small groups that start and finish in the same country and are always run by both local and foreign English-speaking guides.

Our dates are chosen with specific events in mind so that you’re sure to be in the country during the best time of the year.

We only offer destinations that we have personally conducted research trips. All tours are tried and tested.

All itineraries are designed with safety as a priority as well as an emphasis on genuine local interaction. Every tour is a guaranteed departure.

Be bold, be adventurous. Don’t just see the world, experience it.

Shane Horan, founder of Rocky Road Travel receiving the pin of North Korean leaders
Shane Horan in Pyongyang, North Korea