Our Story

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 North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Eritrea, Somaliland, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.


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.


Our tours are small groups that start and finish in the same country and are always run by a local and western 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. Get in touch today and let’s start planning your next unforgettable experience.

Irish born Shane has over 10 years experience in the travel industry and has specialized in lesser visited destinations for half of that time. He holds a MA in International Relations with a focus on so-called “rogue states”. He has led tours into North Korea over 50 times and is also a widely published photographer and blogger.  

“Rocky Road was created for the purpose of going beyond the rhetoric and showing others the true picture. I can’t wait to show you the different side of these countries I have experienced and fallen in love with dozens of times.”