The new year has started and one thing you know for sure: This year you need more adventure and excitement in your life! You've come to the right place at the Travel Scientists, because that's exactly what we do: adventure. But we get that sometimes it can be a little tough to choose the one trip, which is the right for you, hence we've provided a little adventure rally guide, to help you in the decision making process! The Rickshaw Challenge What is it? A crazy rickshaw race across India. Yes, you read correctly! You and your team mates will drive your own rickshaw through the crazy Indian traffic, crossing mega cities and small villages, passing temples, rice fields and coconut palms - with an occasional trip to the beach. We give you a rickshaw, an itinerary and - depending on the package you choose - we also take care of your accommodation. Experience true adventure during the day and relax in the evening with the other teams, sharing crazy stories from the road. And to make exploring even easier for you, we have a luggage truck, which will bring your big suitcases to the next hotel each day , so you don't have to worry about anything while being on the road, except about finding the right one. What makes it special? This is a way to experience India in its most authentic form far from any group tour. In fact, you'll probably go for days without seeing any other travellers. And how many people can claim that they've been driving a rickshaw for thousands of kilometers - and survived? Who should go? Everybody. No matter if your are old or young, Australian or Italian, if you have rally experience or not. This trip is designed for everybody.
The new year has started and one thing you know for sure: This year you need more adventure and excitement in your life! You’ve come to the right place at the Travel Scientists, because that’s exactly what we do: adventure. But we get that sometimes it can be a little tough to choose the one
The year 2019 has seen the inaugural edition of the Grand Moroccan Escapade - the newest desert rally of the Travel Scientists, which takes you in a big circle through Morocco from Marrakesh to the edge of the great Sahara and back to Marrakesh again. We were happy to see some faces familiar from other adventures but also new ones to take on this amazing challenge with us. And we surely can agree that we all had an amazing time during this desert rally, exploring remote parts of Morocco not many people get to see, eating all the food and even switching our rally cars for camels for a while. But see yourself! These pictures should be all the motivation you need to sign up for the Moroccan Escapade 2020! 1. The Teams One of the best things about all Travel Scientists events are, without a doubt, all the amazing people you'll meet. Arrive as strangers, leave as family - as cheesy as it might sound, it is true. Braving the challenges of a car rally traversing the remotest areas of the world brings people together like nothing else. Just like the old saying goes: Petrol is thicker than blood. We hope to meet the extended family, which we made during the Moroccan Escapade 2019, again soon for another great adventure, be it through the deserts of Central Asia or the jungles of India. 2. Driving through the Sahara - duh! It takes some special skills to drive through the ever changing terrain of the desert, but this year everybody handled the challenge perfectly. Even if you get stuck in the sandy dunes of the Sahara, you'll be out in no time with the (moral) support of your new travel companions. And after all, it is an official
The year 2019 has seen the inaugural edition of the Grand Moroccan Escapade – the newest desert rally of the Travel Scientists, which takes you in a big circle through Morocco from Marrakesh to the edge of the great Sahara and back to Marrakesh again. We were happy to see some faces familiar from other
Morocco with its endless coastline, the seemingly insurmountable Atlas Mountains and the endless desert behind them is every adventurer’s dream come true and it’s been high time that the Travel Scientists put their mark on the North African country. Tempting, aren't they? Ready... steady... GO! So we proudly present you the very first Grand Moroccan Escapade, an epic car rally starting in the fairy tale city of Marrakech, crossing the Atlas Mountains and entering the Sahara. From there in a large arc to the west enjoying the off-road possibilities of the desert to the fullest, we’ll drive back to Marrakech along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and drop in on one of Morocco’s most modern cities, Agadir, on our way. Marvel at the mesmerizing Islamic architecture. The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, a fine example of modern Islamic architecture. Come with us and enjoy Morocco's unique, ancient and rich culture, blended together over millennia and consisting of a mixture of indigenous Berber, Arab, African and French as well as Spanish influences. Take the opportunity to brush up your high school French or to learn some Arabic phrases - with Arabic and Amazigh (the national standardized variety of Berber) as the most spoken languages and French having left a strong influence from the colonial period, English wont really get you far - true adventure! Ait Benhaddou, where time stands still. Just another oasis town emerging from the barren land. To develop the rally route, we’ve been working closely with local tourism experts and guides, guaranteeing you the best off the beaten track driving experience while not neglecting some of Morocco's must see sights, like the medieval city of Ait Benhaddou. Having served as shooting location for many major Hollywood movies like Gladiator or The Prince of Persia,
Morocco with its endless coastline, the seemingly insurmountable Atlas Mountains and the endless desert behind them is every adventurer’s dream come true and it’s been high time that the Travel Scientists put their mark on the North African country. Tempting, aren’t they? Ready… steady… GO! So we proudly present you the very