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2020 was a bad year for travel companies, especially for the ones that got launched that year. The year has officially been declared as the worst year for Global Tourism! The list of travel related companies that shut down is long and the situation seems to be very depressing. But 2020 also saw changes being brought into the tourism industry. More people now want to focus more on offbeat, experiential travel rather than visiting tourist spots. Quality is taking precedence over pricing. And travelers now seem to favor road tripping over taking flights!
Taking note of these new travel trends, a new niche travel startup, Moto Overlanders was launched during the pandemic and looks at delivering experience rich holidays for travelers. Focusing primarily on Indian destination, Moto Overlanders specializes in SUV and Motorcycle tours across North East India, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Spiti and South India.
ABOUT MOTO OVERLANDERS
So, who is behind Moto Overlanders? The boutique travel startup of experienced travel couple Anil and Chaitra and us! The four of us have been traveling across the world since the last 10 years or more and bring to the table a wealth of experience in tour management and route planning. And to kick off 2021 in style, Moto Overlanders is launching the one of its kind North East India tour that takes you through some of the most breathtaking, verdant landscapes across the Northeastern states!
All about the North East India Tour
The North East India tour is a self-drive expedition lasting 18 days and covering more than 3,000 kms. It takes you through Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya and is a highly engaging and adventurous trip. The tour isn’t for the faint hearted! In places like Arunachal Pradesh’s Sela Pass, you will be driving through altitudes of more than 14,000 feet. Through snowy roads covered in black ice. The treacherous terrain required impeccable driving expertise as you maneuver through sharp bends, steep climbs, water crossings and landslide prone roads!
All driving passengers will go through a pre-screening before they book the tour to ensure that they have the requisite amount of driving experience to tackle the roads and terrains in the North East region.
Who can join the North East India tour?
Moto Overlanders welcomes anybody who loves traveling and road tripping. The basic requirement for this trip is that the driving passenger needs to have a valid driver’s license and should be at least 21 years of age as on the trip start date.
Who will lead the tour?
Archana and Vidur from the award-winning travel blog, Travelmynation, will be your tour leaders and tour managers for the North East India tour.
What kind of vehicles will be available for the trip?
Since this is an all-terrain trip, travelers can choose from Mahindra Thar, Isuzu Dmax, Mahindra XUV 500, Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Toyota Innova, Mahindra XUV 300, Mahindra Xylo, Maruti Ertiga, Tata Xenon, Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti Brezza, Kia Seltos, Ford Eco Sport, etc. The bookings will be on a first come first serve basis and availability can’t be guaranteed unless you make advance bookings.
What kind of accommodations will be provided?
The North East India tour is designed to blend in homestays, hotels, and resorts in each destination to balance comfort with the local experiences. All your accommodations will be clean, hygienic, comfortable, and safe.
Itinerary for North East India Tour
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