Complete Wild Challenges For A Good Cause

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Package holidays are not your cup of tea. You know what you want, wild challenges and adventures. You are already sold on adventurous travel and don’t need any more convincing. That’s all cool, but how about considering an adventure with a twist?

Yes, climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenge all on its own, but what if there was a way to up the ante? Really Wild Challenges, a UKinfo-icon based travel agency has found a way to do exactly that. When traveling with them, you will have to complete a challenge long before you board the plane. To join a team that will trek through the Nepali Himalaya in an attempt to reach the Everest Base Camp, you will have to raise funds for a selected charity. At least half of the money you raise will go to the charity and the rest will go into funding your trip. Long story short, not only are you going on an adventurous trip, but you’re supporting a good cause while doing it.

To help you understand how it works, we will try to explain the process as well as mention some examples. You have a few different options:

  • The first one is doing the Charity Challenge, for which you will have to embark on a mission to raise funds for a selected charity, which in return pays for your trip.
  • Another, more flexible option is the Open Challenge. There is a self-funding option, which means you pay for your own trip, but you can also choose to support one of the charities the agency works with or a charity of your choice.
  • If you like to live dangerously and are in excellent physical condition, Really Wild is all about pushing your limits. Join one of their Expeditions, in other words, the mother of all wild challenges and go on an adventure in one of the most remote and extreme environments on our planet.
  • If on the other hand, you are not so keen on going too far away from home but have already gotten excited by the idea of completing a mission in the name of a good cause, you are in luck. The agency offers challenges within the UK, so you can still go on an adventure and accomplish a noble goal.

What Can They Do for You?

Trekking in Timor Leste
Hiking is a healthy activity that can provide you with views like this one in Timor Leste.

If you decide you are not afraid of wild challenges and go for the minimum sponsorship option, then as you might have guessed, there will be a minimum amount that you will have to raise. This might worry you a little, but don’t stress too much, because the charity has staff that is ready to give you a hand. Of course, you will have to do most of the work to reach the target amount, but it is nice to know some assistance is provided. Apart from the charity staff, the Really Wild Adventures staff has got your back, too. They provide a mandatory pre-departure briefing so you are up to date on all the relevant information before you go. Additionally, they offer some extra, optional services. This includes a Training weekend during which you will meet some of your travel buddies, have a multiple hour trekking or cycling experience to get a taste of what awaits you and will have the chance to pick the staff’s mind with all the questions that come to yours.

Next to sufficiently preparing you for the trip, they will provide you with the ultimate adventure of your travels. You will be conquering Kilimanjaro with a group of like-minded people, who are there for the same reasons you are. Apart from your travel buddies, you will be accompanied by an experienced, local guide. Instead of sending someone from the UK to guide you through this unfamiliar, often extreme territory, you will have the best and safest experience with a native who calls those rough paths home. Don’t worry though, the guides are fluent in English, so there should be no communication issues.

Trekking Volcanoes and Cycling Through Mountains

Mount Bromo
Trekking to Indonesian active volcano called Mount Bromo.

After you have decided to take on this noble challenge, have raised enough money to participate, you are now ready to go. The wild challenges await you. These might include trekking the Spires of Fire in Guatemala where you will not only have the opportunity to visit five volcanos in seven days, but you can add reaching the highest peak in Central America to your list of accomplishments. This blazing adventure will lead you off the beaten path right through the gates of hell. Just kidding, you won’t be facing eternal damnation. The only thing you have to worry about is not burning your marshmallows when you are toasting them over the lava.

If walking up volcanos the whole day is not your thing, perhaps you might want to jump on a bicycle and get a taste of the Tour De Franceinfo-icon. This route is quite unique, and no other tour operator will take you all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean coast in only a week. If you think that sounds tough, you are right. It is only for those who are in great physical condition as the route takes you through many high mountain passes that are usually reserved only for the participants of the Tour De France. However, the sense of accomplishment and awesome memories you will get from this are worth every sweat drop.

Challenge Accepted!

Are you ready to give back to society and are up for a challenge? Don’t wait any longer and visit the Really Wild Challenges website for more detailed information and more offers.

Natasha Car freelance content writer at
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