The unique travel and tourism experience designed for adventurous international competitors to traverse Sri Lanka in trishaws, the ‘Lanka Challenge 2017 TukTuk Rally’ will be flagged off tomorrow (21) in Minuwangoda.
Large Minority (www.largeminority.travel) in partnership with Connaissance de Ceylan and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism announced the 9th edition of the Lanka Challenge, a 10-day TukTuk adventure taking place in Sri Lanka from April 20 to 29.
Enthusiast travelers from all over the world will once again traverse the spicy island of Sri Lanka in one of the most interesting modes of transport invented by man, the Tuk-Tuk (three wheeler or popularly known as trishaw).
Julian Carnall, Co-founder of Large Minority, who along with Juan Paredes conceived the event addressing the media said yesterday, on this edition the event will once again explore the Eastern Province, which was wild, adventurous and less travelled territory where participants can expect even more remote, scenic and challenging roads.
“After the success of the last eight Lanka Challenge events, it is only natural to continue our meaningful adventure with the ninth edition. We hope to once again captivate the world through our responsible tourism initiatives, which will also include the less touristic rural areas” Mr. Carnall said.
Juan Paredes said the self-drive TukTuk Challenge, will give teams of two or three a close up and personal experience of some of the most fascinating historical sites and natural delights of the spice island, while raising money for local charities and environmental organizations.
General Manager Connaissance de Ceylan Anushka Perera said the organizers anticipate a total of 15 teams with 45 international participants for the 2017 edition. Participants from Australia, USA, Denmark, UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, France and Holland are to take part, Mr. Perera said.
The event, which is endorsed and supported by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism is also proud to partner with Sri Lankan Airlines as the main sponsor for the event and Connaissance de Ceylan as the official travel partner.
Juan & Julian invited all the travel enthusiasts to witness the flag off ceremony tomorrow Anchorat 7.30 am at the Tamarind Tree, Minuwangoda. The award ceremony of the Lanka Challenge 2017 will be held on April 28 at the Goldi Sands, Negombo. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)