Intrepid Travel has launched its one-off ‘Uncharted Expedition’ that will see 12 travellers take on a 3500 kilometre, 18-day trip across three borders and four countries.
What’s different about this trip is that those who sign up won’t know exactly where they’re going until the day they set off, apart from being told the journey will link Tehran with Istanbul.
The expedition will depart April 2020 and is part of Intrepid’s Expeditions range, a style of trips that the adventure travel company still uses to discover new destinations and test new trip ideas.
“We have seen an appetite from travellers to be completely surprised. They put their faith in Intrepid delivering the best travel experience, as everything is an unknown on these trips, aside from adventure,” Intrepid Travel co-founder Darrell Wade said.
Intrepid’s inaugural Uncharted Expedition was launched last year from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It sold out within 36 hours, despite offering no itinerary to travellers until the day of arrival.
Wade said the ‘mystery’ trip harks back to the early days of Intrepid Travel where classified ads offered no details, just a call to explore a destination.
“This is our way of returning to the roots of travel, and how our company began 30 years ago, by being on the frontier of destinations and experiences. Some of the best travel experiences are unplanned,” Wade said.
“Travellers have the rare chance to abandon expectations. While we can’t tell you where you’re going, we can tell you that it will be eye opening. You’ll sleep in factories and rock caves, and eat boiled cow hoof soup.”
Travellers can register their contact details from today until July 9 with travellers randomly selected and notified by email in the second week of July.
Intrepid’s Uncharted Expedition is priced at A$4595 (US$3171) per person, excluding flights. One departure only.
To register, visit: https://uncharted.intrepidtravel.com/