Unique Travel Outfitter Will Provide Adventure Expeditions Led by Explorers Club Members
New York, NY– Wandrian Adventures, a sustainability-driven travel outfitter that hosts small groups of adventurers to international destinations, has announced a partnership with the famed Explorers Club. Wandrian was chosen exclusively to create customized trips for the storied institution, and will soon (this fall) host expeditions with Club members as guides for members of the Club and other interested parties. The partnership will kick off with one-of-a-kind expeditions to four destinations: Morocco, Beijing, the Arctic, and a diving expedition off the U.S. northeast coast. For the Club’s upcoming Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner weekend, Oct. 13-14, Wandrian Adventures has planned a special day trip to Governors Island in New York City Harbor to visit the Oyster Restoration Project led by the New York Harbor School.
“We are very honored to be connected with such an elite institution of international explorers,” says John Ricci, founder of Wandrian Adventures. “We create life-changing travel experiences. To do so with a group of men and women who are celebrated for their discoveries, and for the limits they’ve pushed as explorers, is really exciting.”
Wandrian Adventures runs fully customized trips to dazzling locations. Think a safari in the Tanzanian forest, a hike to the peak of Kilimanjaro, or a visit to Mt. Everest’s basecamp before rafting through the Himalayas (an adventure recognized by Outside Online Top 10 Whitewater Destinations). Providing top of the line—and authentic—accommodations, they combine adventure, education and culture into travel packages with a “give-back” component.
The planned 2013 trips vary from a 16-day Tanzanian Wildlife Safari including “chimping” and Rwandan Gorilla trekking led by an Explorers Club member to an epic diving expedition to the Andrea Doria and SS Carolina wrecks near New York City, which will include field research with Club members.
Wandrian Adventures groups tread lightly—environmentally and culturally. They also contribute. That can mean anything from building schools and distributing medical supplies, to cleaning up a tourist site. The bottom line: Wandrian travelers revere the environment and want to have a positive impact on the destinations they experience.
In The Explorers Club, Wandrian Adventures found a like-minded group of world travelers. The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 to promote scientific exploration, and to support field research and education in the sciences.
“We look forward to this opportunity for The Explorers Club to have our own exploration travel support,” says Club president Alan Nichols. “Wandrian Adventures has promised a unique approach to unusual places with extraordinary opportunities for exploration. We look forward to this relationship and special approach to travel for our member explorers and other interested parties.”
The Explorers Club has 25 chapters in the US and around the world. Its members—including Buzz Aldrin, James Cameron, Sylvia Earle, and Don Walsh, to name a few—represent a diversity of interests and expertise, unified by “the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.”