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Tours in Expeditions Ltd, UK based adventure tour operator is organizing a Horseback expedition from Argentina to Mexico with an aim to set a new world record for the longest Horseback journey by the length of 25,000 + miles over the course of 5+ years. This expedition is has begun in "Dina Huapi" a small town north of Bariloche close to "Neuquen" region border, Patagonia-Argentina on 7th August 2018. The public can participate in this expedition and write the part of this World Record from 5 to 18 days as tour package inclusive of accommodation, gear, meals, and training. We offer an authentic experience like no other horseback tours - a good mix of an authentic way of traveling on horses with the aid of modern-day equipment.
Your accommodation will be in a four-season tent that is sized for up to three individuals if you have chosen not to participate in wilderness Survival theme. Each group will be provided with individual tents. The tent includes an sheep skin and saddle-pad mattress and sleeping bags/duvets.
You can also bring your favorite sleeping bags/mat or tents to the expedition, however, please be mindful of how heavy and spacious they are as they may be not allowed by the expedition leaders if they feel that equipment will compromise safety. You can always email Tours in Expeditions prior to bringing it. In case the clients are unable to find food or make shelter, the support crew will always be on hand to bring food/shelter to the clients on dirt bike. The riding crew accompanying the clients will have radio devices to communicate with the support crew.
Alternative accommodation can be arranged like hotels, guest houses, cabins. This is payable directly with the business
Tours in Expeditions offers full training in Horse-care, horse riding, navigation, search and rescue, etc.
The crew picks up clients from nearest publicly accessible town/ city/ village to the base camp. Clients meet the crew members, mount on our horses and practice for an hour to get comfortable, introduction – to staff members and their roles, health & Safety practices in place, operation of communication devices, emergency signalling, map reading, identification of wild edible and poisonous plants in the region, the challenges in the tour and guidance to tackle them etc. Day 1 will be concluded with traditional food bought from local residents.
The clients will set off on their journey towards their destination along with a staff member on a horse. Riding group will be followed by the paramedic on a dirt bike at a distance. Clients will follow the map and in case they veer off the designed track, the riding staff will advise. The paramedic will arrive only if radioed, otherwise will be taking pictures and videos of the expedition from a distance. The riding staff will also take pictures & Videos of the clients if requested.
If clients have chosen an additional activity, this day would be ideally used for the chosen activity. Depending on geographical location if the chosen activity was climbing or canoeing, it may be exercised in any of the other days. As for these 2 activities, clients will be dropped off in waterfront or base of the cliff with the equipment required for the activity and Tours in Expeditions staff will take the horses to the meeting point which usually will be the camping spot for the night giving enough time to catch up. The paramedic will keep an eye on you whilst you are exercising your additional activity.
Mid-leg break. This day serves as a rest day for the horses and the staff to ensure they are well rested and physically fit for the expedition. This day also serves clients to depart as well as the new clients to join the expedition. The expedition's 4X4 ambulance will come to collect the participants and take them to the nearest town.
This is just sample itinerary. Itinerary is decided by the clients like what time they want to start their day and wrap up. How long to do and which track to take. It's to make sure the clients have the best adventure possible and to their liking and skills. It is possible to request a different duration. For more information please send inquiry.
As you are already aware this adventure tour is led by clients; thus unlike other tour operators, Tours in Expeditions are unable to provide exact details of the pick-up or drop off place, what is best about the location or the difficulty rating. Each leg is led by different groups of individuals who ride or cycle at their convenient pace. Experienced riders may do the leg faster than expected and vice versa. The other factors disabling Tours in Expeditions to provide exact factors are political, geological factors as natural disasters changing the topography from the time of mapping the area to the time of the expedition. The following information is for general guidance and may change.
A member of the Tours in Expeditions staff will contact you to understand more about what you are seeking, your experience, your availability to match one of the legs of the expedition. This is a crucial way to understand and match the rides for health and safety reasons. 45 days prior to your adventure, you will be emailed a detailed description of your route and the map of the route to your email. A sample of the description is as follows for the 1st 5 legs.
The riding crew will consist of up to 3 horses, a chariot, a paramedic and a veterinarian. The support crew will consist of volunteers from various disciplines including cinematographers, photographers, childminders, etc. The doctor is available only on call service. However the expedition paramedic will be physically close to you on the motorbike. The support crew will aid the expedition with a support vehicle - a four-wheel drive ambulance, a dirt bike, and a tent with sufficient sleeping beds, western toilet, and a hot-water shower.
Seeing the roads,Tours in Expeditions Ltd have decided to buy endurance motorbike and not a car. The bike has a 170 cm long trailer with solar panels and rescue equipment.
Tours in Expeditions Ltd offers program in exclusive style. Exclusive style is where you can rent all their horses and the equipment plus 2 support members following you at a distance to provide assistance only when you need, which is requested by the 2 way Communication radio.For more information please send inquiry.
Wilderness Survival theme: Tours in Expeditions hope that every client gets to learn and experience wilderness survival skills so this course is included in the tour free of charge. This includes finding orientation, fire making, shelter building, finding food, SOS signaling, basic outdoor medical skills etc.
Back to Basis: The true challenge in the modern digital world is to survive without any gadgets, this includes mobile-phones, GPS, torch, lighter etc. We offer you such a chance to challenge yourself with no modern equipment and under our guidance, you can try your luck out.
Hiking: If the client would prefer to take a hike to a summit or a lakeside, you can do so by leaving the horses behind with our staff. If this option is selected upon booking,Tours in Expeditions will try to provide you with a map of the area to navigate yourself.
The location for the tour varies from day to day and so is the Pick-up and drop-off places. We have put together a GPX map on our website, where you will be able to see where we are passing through. The highlighted route is for our support vehicle but as a rider, depending on your skills you will riding on open terrains.
Food is sourced from local farmers, markets, foraging, small animal gaming, and fishing. Usually, the foods are prepared and pre-packed into vacuum sealed bags ready to be consumed with minimal cooking. However, with our optional themes and additional activities, Tours in Expeditions also source foods then and there depending on the geographical location. ours in Expeditions aim to offer luxury level food at our camp, by making sure they are well cooked with thermometer heat ranging over 65 C and following the food processing standards of HACCP in the UK. This is a big challenge and follows our social media to see how we make this happen.
You will be provided with the location of the pick-up point which would be a non-confusing landmark in the town as well as our expedition crew's mobile number. our 4X4 ambulance will be marked with logo of Tours in Expeditions as stickers.
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