Large Minority Travel Kicks-Off 2016 With the Most Exciting Adventure Challenge of the Year – the Philippines Sailing Challenge

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - London - Feb 05, 2016 - ​Large Minority – the adventure travel company that has been providing punters with once-in-a-lifetime tuktuk rallies in both Sri Lanka and Cambodia for eight years – have just finalised the itinerary for their adrenaline-fuelled nine-day Philippines Sailing Challenge.

Taking place in October 2016, teams of plucky travellers will have their insatiable appetite for adventure satiated once and for all, as they embark on a sailing race (which starts and finishes in Boracay) around some of the Philippines most pristine and untouched islands. 

“We’ve had travellers on our tuk-tuk adventure challenges who’ve been to over 50 destinations tell us that ours was the best trip they’ve ever experienced,” continued Carnall. “And the Philippines sailing challenge is going to kick it up another notch, and then maybe even another notch on top of that. It’s going to be the most epic trip of the year!”

Julian Carnall, Co-founder

“It’s basically The Amazing Race minus the video crews and annoying presenters, in the Philippines, on locally-made paraw sailing boats…and it’s open to anyone,” explained Large Minority co-founder Julian Carnall, who runs the adventure challenge company alongside Juan Paredes.

“We’ve had travellers on our tuktuk adventure challenges who’ve been to over 50 destinations tell us that ours was the best trip they’ve ever experienced,” continued Carnall. “And the Philippines sailing challenge is going to kick it up another notch, and then maybe even another notch on top of that. It’s going to be the most epic trip of the year!”

During the trip, 10-15 teams of 2/3 travellers will join a local crew of skilled sailors in a 90-nautical mile race (amounting to 3-4 hours of sailing per day) around a selection of idyllic Philippine islands. On land, an array of challenges through which the teams earn points will be completed – think fishing for dinner, climbing coconut trees, and so forth. The team with the most points in the end, wins.  

The cost of the adventure trip will include all accommodation (a mixture of locally-owned beachside villas, hotels and homestays), boat hire, most food and all logistics. All travellers have to do is turn up, hit the water and have fun on their adventure travel holiday.

As with their Cambodian and Sri Lankan adventure challenges, Large Minority’s travel philosophy – one rooted in sustainable and responsible practices – means a healthy chunk of participant’s entry fees will go straight back into the local communities. In this instance, LM will be focusing on improving and developing facilities at a local primary school.

 “You don’t need to be a sailing expert to come on this trip,” added Carnall. “The local teams of sailors will make sure you’re sailing safe, and you can have as much or as little involvement in the physical sailing as you like.”

But what kind of traveller are Carnall and Paredes hoping to attract on a trip such as this? “Our past passengers have come from all over the world and have ranged dramatically in age, fitness level and ‘adventurousness’. Let’s just say that if you’re reading this and thinking: ‘that sounds fun’, you’re our kind of traveller.”

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The Philippines Sailing Challenge takes place from 21-29 October 2016, with prices from $4500 to $6600 USD per team of two or three. Early bird rates also available. Visit www.largeminority.travel for more information. 

Media contact: Julian Carnall – julian@largeminority.com – +4426167583

About Large Minority: Large Minority is all about making the surreal, real. The adventure challenge company has taken some 350 travellers on life-changing tuktuk charity adventures around Cambodia and Sri Lanka over the past eight years. With a focus on local immersion and sustainability, the nimble company ensure both their destinations and travellers are left in a better state than they found them​

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