Lanka Challenge - rickshaws
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Imagine being able to tell your friends that you travelled 1,000 km around Sri Lanka in a rickshaw. A rickshaw that you drove! That, ladies and gentlemen, is the Lanka Challenge: the ultimate road trip for those who like their travel fully-charged and no-holds-barred.

Each day you’ll wake up, be told where you need to be by sundown, and get handed a list of challenges to complete along the way – the completion of which will see your team accrue points. The September 2017 route takes in all of southern Sri Lanka’s ‘Greatest Hits’, including the tranquil lakeside town of Kandy, buzzing capital Colombo, the rolling green tea estates Nuwara Eliya, the Yala National Park, and the UNESCO-listed rock fortress of Sigiriya.

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Questions you will be forced to ask yourself during the Lanka Challenge include: Who’s going to go and get a photo of that crocodile? Who’s going to get us invited to a local’s place for lunch? Who’s going to take one for the team in the chilli-eating challenge? What day is it? One hell of an amazing time is guaranteed. Life-changing experiences are probable. Navigational stupidity is optional. And what is more, you are guaranteed to be helping local communities along the way. The Lanka Challenge a win-win for everyone.

One lucky winner will join the September 2017 Lanka Challenge — without doubt the ride of your life. Half-board accommodation, welcome pack, travel insurance, logistical support, tuk tuk driving lessons, and a 10% responsible travel donation are included, as is, of course, the hire and use of one genuine, ready-to-roll tuk tuk (complete with third party liability insurance) for the duration of the challenge. All you need to pay for is your flight and e-visa!

To enter, simply fill in the form below, and tweet us with the hashtag #LankaChallenge, being sure to tag @LargeMinority and @TravelMagazine. We’ll draw one lucky winner at random on 3rd June 2017. Good luck!

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This competition has now ended. Congratulations to Michelle who will be going to Sri Lanka in September to join the Lanka Challenge. To be informed of future competitions and prize draws, sign up to our Newsletter:

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Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to residents of all countries aged 18 years or over.
  • The prize is one place on the September 2017 Lanka Challenge (Southern Route).
  • The prize is not transferable.
  • International flights and e-visa are not included.
  • The competition organiser is Large Minority, 8 Heddon Court, Cockfosters Road, EN40DE, London

Large Minority logoLarge Minority creates the wildest adventure challenges around, from the original Lanka Challenge in Sri Lanka, to an equally extraordinary rickshaw race through Cambodia, yacht races in the Philippines, and the brand new Amazon Challenge, the craziest adventure yet. You can follow Large Minority and all their challenges on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and sign up for the newsletter on their website.

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