So Intrepid Travel just released a 365 days around the world tour!!
Obviously this would just be piecing together several, well many, of their different trips together but wow that’s crazy. You only need around $108,000 AUD ($75k USD) and an entire year off from work or study.
I wonder what kind of relationship you would have with fellow travellers after a year on the road together? The longest tour I’ve ever been with ‘strangers’ in the same tour group was around 56 days during my Mexico and Central America Tour (15/12/2012 to 10/2/2013). Personally I got on well with the 7 people who did the entire 4 tours combined but a year would be whole different matter. I’ve also seen people causing each other major grief after 14 days together, so much so that even a few extra days would have likely lead to emotional and physical breakdowns between these travellers!
I have been also on longer trips with a family member (Andrew 66 days 2009-2010 world trip) and a friend (Jon 121 days 1999-2000 world trip). Again this went fine but there are definitely times when you need a time out from your travelling companion.
I’m not even sure how many people would take up this around the world package, but what an experience, outback in Africa to cold of Antarctica to Asia. I also wonder how you’d be able to return to the ‘real’ world again. It can be a struggle to go back to work after my 4+ month trips.
I guess it must be nice to even have this as a travel option.