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Frequently asked questions

What is a road trip?

As the name suggests, a road trip is a journey by road using a vehicle. It is the best way to experience different landscapes and terrains and soak in the culture of a place. Meant for those to whom the journey matters more than the destination.

What is an Embarq guided tour?

An Embarq guided road-trip is a premium fixed departure trip with a fixed itinerary. The trip is designed by the co-founders after a detailed recce of the destination and various routes ensuring the best curated experiences & activities are planned along the route. The stays and food are hand picked. The travellers move in a convoy led and tailed by the Embarq crew that provides personalised attention and support throughout the tour.

What are overland journeys/road-trips?

Overland Roadtrips are Self-Drive road trips that one does in his/her own vehicle where you experience the thrill of crossing India’s border and drive to other countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Central Asia, Russia, UK, Europe etc.

These road-trips require a lot of planning, paperwork and permits, visas etc. Our co-founders have done multiple overland road-trips across continents and we can help you plan it all and experience this epic once-in a life time journey!

What are Embarq Bespoke Road-Trips?

Self-Drive Road-Trips that are customized for you at any of our listed destinations including overland journeys, considering your specific requirements.

You could be a solo traveler or group of friends & family, you can choose the dates suitable to you and the budget that makes you smile!

Our expert team will help you put the personalized itinerary together considering the dates, various routes, stay, food and rental car options to suit your needs!

We can also customize luxury road-tripping holidays for you.

What is the difference between your guided and self-guided tours?

Rental Car YES YES
Lead Vehicle & Embarq Team YES NO
Local Guide YES Optional
Back-up/Escort Vehicle YES Optional
Breakdown Assistance YES YES (T&C apply)
Embarq Special Experiences YES Optional
Flexible Dates for Departure NO YES
Group size restriction YES NO
Tour Cost Standard As per individual budget
Planned Itineraries YES YES
Accommodation YES YES
Meals YES NO

What is the distance that we travel every day?

The daily distance we cover depends on the terrain and the scheduled activities. It typically varies between five to seven hours on an average. Please refer to the brochure for detailed itinerary.

What happens if my vehicle breaks down during the trip?

Breakdown assistance is provided on all Embarq tours.

Do all of your road trips have tour leaders?

All guided tours have a tour leader and support crew.

Who are the tour leaders and how experienced are they?

Embarq guided tours are led by our co-founders themselves. They have more than five years of experience in organising road trips and have scouted the routes beforehand.

Do we have to follow the tour leaders on a guided tour?

Yes. To get the best experience on our guided tours, we expect you to follow the group leader/lead vehicle.

What information do I get from Embarq to plan for my road trip?

Based on what kind of road-trip you are signing up for (guided / overland / bespoke), we will provide you with relevant details like travel advisory, itinerary, visa instructions, luggage & spares checklist etc with all the terms and conditions that will help you prep for your trip.