Searching for the last of these adventures, Andy L. followed Humboldt’s tracks in 2003, covering 2,600 km through the Rain Forest along the Amazonas using two dinghies with a crew of four each. The particular attraction of these expeditions is exploring the junglescapes, landscapes and animal paradises, which have hardly changed since the pioneers of the 19th century discovered them.
Rib Expedition & Adventure S.L., which has been set up for this kind of expedition, has the aim to use Ribs – these are dinghies with a firm hull – which are well suited to the purpose of exploring river courses and areas, which due to their special nature cannot be reached by normal boats.
Initial explorations during these global river expeditions are carried out by a team possessing significant experiences in expeditions (primarily journalists, who report extensively about the expedition) as well as a small number of guest participants, who have the opportunity of experiencing an expedition adventure at first hand.
Together with Impulse Tourism Co Ltd, Andy Leemann now probably faces one of his toughest challenges – an expedition to the Mekong River, South Asia’s lifeline, at 4,500 km one of the longest rivers in the world, which has hardly been explored to this date.