About The Travel Scientists
So who are we, telling you how to travel and all that?
The Travel Scientists was founded by Mr. Aravind, a young Indian entrepreneur & adventurer living partly in Budapest, Hungary and Chennai, India. While racing through Mauritania many years ago, huddled beneath a rusty Lada in the midst of a massive sandstorm, inspiration struck:
– “Is there anything I could be doing that’s even crazier than this?”
And thus was born, a few short months later, the very first ‘Rickshaw Challenge‘ and the core of what would become The Travel Scientists.
Racing across Southern India in the middle of the monsoon season indeed proved to be much crazier than a desert road rally, and we soon attracted a number of fellow travelers dedicated to the spirit of discovery… and mild insanity! Now our ‘Rickshaw Challenge‘ is much imitated by lesser copycats, but that has only added laurels to our reputation as the best & boldest among modern-day conquistadors.
As our legion of dedicated fanatics has grown, so has our drive to reward them with increasingly exciting excursions. We opened our Budapest office in 2008 to launch several new circuits, including the ‘Caucasian Challenge‘ through the notorious Eastern European conflict zones of the 1990s. Not even the immediate outbreak of the Georgia-Russia War that year could interrupt our exploration of the spectacular Caucasus Mountains!
Following that success, in 2010 we inaugurated our ‘Trans-Sahara Run‘ from the sparkling shores of the Tunisian Mediterranean, across desert expanses untouched by modern explorers, to the Atlantic Ocean at the pristine Bight of Benin.
Due to the high demand from our fellow travelers, we go further East in 2012. The brand new product of our lunatic scientists takes you to the very heart of mystic Central Asia. Driving through fabled medieval cities and remote villages of the Silk Road all the way to the Pamir Mountains (a.k.a the roof of the World) the Central Asia Rally is an extraordinary trip leading you to the perfect place to re-discover real adventure .
Today, our dedicated adventure research staff has expanded into a bona fide team of ‘Travel Scientists’ who have turned their backs on a normal, 9-to-5 life. Instead, we have leaped head-first into the opportunity to live our passion: to study, develop, create, and share opportunities for adventure travel, voyages of discovery, and the chance to participate in experiences that very few men & women even dream of.
Now that doesn’t sound too bad, does it!