Leading provider of adventure challenges, Large Minority Travel, will be managing the 8th edition of the Lanka Challenge from 20th to 28th August 2016. The Lanka Challenge, a 9-day tuk tuk adventure taking place in Sri Lanka, will see 20 teams/50 adventurists from all over the world exploring more than 1200km of the spice island.
The Lanka Challenge is the ultimate road trip for those who like their travel fully charged. The self-drive adventure charity challenge will give teams of two or three a close up and personal experience of some of the most fascinating historical sites and natural delights of the island, while raising money for local charities and environmental organizations such as the Red Cross Society of Sri Lanka and Land Owners Restore Rainforest In Sri Lanka (LORRIS).
This year, the route will include adventurous territory where participants can expect even more remote, scenic and challenging roads. During the days, teams will be given checkpoints to reach and challenges to complete.
Julian Carnall, co-founder and organizer of Large Minority Travel, who along with Juan Paredes co-founded the Lanka Challenge says, “Our trips are challenges. They’ll challenge you mentally and physically, but there’ll be enough help and support along the way to get you over the line. Checking a map every now and then is encouraged, but ultimately optional. Think The Amazing Race on a tuk tuk.”
The event, which is endorsed and supported by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development, is also proud to partner with Sri Lankan Airlines as the main sponsor for the event and Connaissance de Ceylan as the official ground handler and local event partner.
The Lanka Challenge team will continue to support its local partners, the Red Cross Society of Sri Lanka and Land Owners Restore Rainforest In Sri Lanka (LORRIS). A total of 10% of each team’s entry fee will be allocated towards different charitable projects.
Paredes adds, “Our challenges are designed to benefit the countries we visit. We make sure our trips give more to the locals than they take, and that you can get involved in our projects first-hand. So rest assured that your kickass adventure will have a direct, positive impact on the communities you’ll pass through.”
Contributing members are responsible for the accuracy of content contributed to the Member News section of AdventureTravelNews.