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Unusual Expeditions

Unusual trips to exceptional places.

Extraordinary adventurous expeditions.

We take you to uncommon destinations, extreme locations in remote places.

On secret missions and adventurous journeys.


Siberia: Expedition to the Gulag Camps

Siberia, Russia

Please note that we only travel in extremely remote areas of the Arctic.


The gulag camps ( Katorga's* ) on these routes are well preserved, but are deserted and hidden in mountains or forests.

Most of the katorga's* were set up in Siberia, where there was a constant labour shortage.
In addition, the harsh weather conditions and the area's endless icy plains made escape almost impossible.
Many of them were put to work in mining, agriculture or logging. Others were obliged to help with the construction of new infrastructure in Siberia,

6d/5n - Min 6 / max 8 pers
from € 1980.00 pp
8d/7n - Min 8 pers
from € 2100.00 pp

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Crete & abduction of general Kreipe

Crete

Behind enemy lines

In the "Trail of the Kidnappers" is an adventurous expedition that combines history, hiking and culture.

Based on the story of the kidnapping of General Kreipe, we follow the route from Anogia Village to Rodakino beach near Rethminon for 7 days. During this expedition we will climb three large mountains, visit remote Cretan villages and explore the landscape. We immerse ourselves in daily life together with the locals.

8d/7n - Min 2 / max 6
from € 1640.00 pp

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Behind enemy lines

Norway

The heroes of Telemark

Operation "Gunnerside" was the second British plan during World War II to destroy the Vemork heavy-water plant of Norsk Hydro at Rjukan in Norway by means of a secret sabotage attack carried out by the Royal Engineer Commands. After the German invasion of Norway this factory was under the control of the Nazis who started a secret program to design an atomic bomb.

Join us as we follow their story of endurance on the remote Hardangervidda plateau and pay tribute to their bravery and success which ultimately changed the outcome of the war.

This Expedition is completely tailored for novice nordic skiers.

5d/4n - Min 6 / max 8 pers
from € 1510.00 pp

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La Grande Guerra

In the wake of the First World War

The Dolomites are one big open air museum of World War 1. There are numerous museums, but you can still visit real army positions and trenches.

A must for hikers and skiers with an interest in tours along places where the First World War was fought. Not only because of the history, but also because of the beautiful landscape.

Spectacular hiking (ski / winter) and climbing tours along breathtaking landscapes.

La Grande Guerra

Italy

Marmolada (3000m): the tallest museum in Europe, in memory of the many soldiers who fell there.Explore the museum and visit the locations of the Great War on a walk to Punta Serauta.

Discover the sites of the Great War hike along the 'Kaiserjägerweg' (via ferrata) to the top of Mount Piccolo Lagauzoi.

From there visit the trenches of Austrian soldiers. Descend along the famous tunnel (built by Italian soldiers) to Passo Falzarego.

Rifugio Auronzo near Drei Zinnen. Walk to Lavaredo Fork which played an important role during the First World War.

Visit the Bellum Aquilarum exhibition. During the First World War Sesto and the Sesto Dolomites experienced many military conflicts.

6d/5n - Min 8 pers - Guide
from € 1555.00 pp

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CONGO - Extraordinary Expeditions

 Deep in the heart of Africa.

Probably the most fascinating trips ever.

Back to the source, discover a virgin nature, experience the local natives, their way of life and their culture, adventures off the beaten tracks.

Breathtaking encounters with Bonobos and Gorillas,

Climb "Nyiragongo" active volcano.

The Congo river offers a unique experience,
 

Dare to travel the CONGO

The ultimate adventure starts here.

 

Beyond your wildest dreams.

CONGO

Bantu - Pygmy cultures in the rainforest. 10 Days.

Rwanda/Congo: Gorillas, Chimps & Nyiragongo volcano. 10 Days

RD Congo & Congo Brazzaville: Bonobos and Gorillas. 12 Days

The mighty Congo River:
Mbandaka - Kinshasa. 11 Days
Kisangani - Mbandaka, 15 Days.
Kisangani - Kinshasa. 22 Days

Bas Congo: the Congo River at its most powerful, between Kinshasa / Matadi / Boma / Moanda at the ocean. 8 Days.

A unique fishing adventure! Take on a challenge to catch the tiger fish, the dreaded carnivore "Goliath-tigre".8 Days

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