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The ultimate light adventure trip

Tromso, Norway
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The ultimate light adventure trip

We are a group of 10 men from Norway organized under the name Tromsø Survival & Dance. For 28 years we have been traveling on some kind of expedition every fall..in September. In 2015 we will have our trip number 30 and this we want to celebrate with the best tour or expedition ever. We are kind of adventures even though we all are 50+ and all are in different shapes and different forms. The groups travel philosophy is to do things we never would have done without Survival and Dance and to challenge our selves both physically and mentally. Through the 28 years traveling we have experienced the advantage of getting help from local contacts. This brings us closer and deeper into the local culture and we find places and activities outside the tourist brochure. As a member of the jubilee committee I am searching for people, ideas, contacts, groups and suggestions on where to go and what to do. We are looking for the none mainstream, the odd, the strange, the different, the off track adventures. Any answer, tips, hint or help will be appreciated.

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Oregon Coast
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1. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

Do you want to go somewhere new?

It would help if you list the places you have already visited.

Kathmandu, Nepal
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2. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

Hello EsbenAH,

It sounds interesting. Have you ever come to Nepal? If not research about this country. You might be interested to go to Everest Base Camp.

Good luck!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

Head to Moab, UT and get outfitted for a backcountry jeep excursion through Canyonlands National Park Maze District . This is one of the most remote and rugged areas in the continental United States. Or do a week long semi-self guided rafting trip through Cataract Canyon. With some day trips in places like the Doll House and other rugged side canyons where you can also find Native American relics, petroglyphs, and structures.



Tromso, Norway
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Thanks everybody for your contribution finding the ultimate trip for TS&D.

Yes...we want to go somewhere new, and there is a lot of places we haven't been so finding a new destination is not that difficult. The first 19 years of the Survival & Dance's history we were mostly traveling domestic. This means that we have explored most of Norway. Since 2005 we have been traveling abroad and been to Latvia, Iceland, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Georgia (not USA), Ireland, France. As you can see it is mostly Europa and we are still to concur the other continents. This is basically due to time. We live in the far north of Norway and the travel distances to the rest of the world are long, costly and boring. Every member of the Survival & Dance are fighting with wife and kids on how to spend the given amount of holidays every year and the maximum time given TS&D are 7 days.This is why we try not to spend to much time on traveling to our destination but rather spending time on location doing cool things.

When this is said we have decided to give ourselves a minimum of 14 days for our jubilee tour in 2015 and this will open a new world of exciting destinations. Our many years of experience traveling as a group have thought us to appreciate local help and contacts wherever we go. Our best trips are those where we have had local expertise in both planning and execution. This is why I am on this forum....to find someone that will show us their local playground and take us exploring their place on earth :-)

Edited: 9:04 am, October 08, 2013
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5. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

How about a private camping/rafting trip down the Grand Canyon? You would fly into Las Vegas, which makes a fascinating contrast to the glories of nature. Then you would bus to the canyon. Your tour company would provide all the gear - fating gear, guides, food, tents, sleeping bags, etc. All you would need is clothes. It's a great week or so (depending on the length you choose). There's the water, hiking, history - you can make it as aadventurous or as calm as you like, on a private trip.

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6. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

South Africa? About a 10 hour flight from Europe, same time zone +/- 1-2 hours, and you can safari in Kruger, hike/ dive / cage-dive in Capetown, enjoy great food and wine and its not too expensive.

Florida - Alaska...
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7. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

How about cycling to the Everest basecamp in Tibet? Or perhaps cycling or multisport in Bhutan?

Tehran, Iran
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8. Re: The ultimate light adventure trip

Trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal is one of the most exciting experiences that you will ever have during your lifetime.

Nepal trekking is all about incredible adventures. Trekking in the wonderful natural of the Himalayas is full of excitement. In Nepal trekking, you can enjoy the full range from a day hike to an extreme mountain expedition.

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I would say sometime like Uganda with 12 hours flights and mt. Gorillas, Chimpanzees, White water rafting, kayaking, Hiking ect.

Phoenix, Oregon
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Hiking on Mulanje Mountain,desert sand dune driving in Namibia,Driving through the scottish highlands in the north,the list is endless.Hope you find what you are looking for.

Good Luck

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