How much does all this adventure madness cost?
A puny £300 per team. So feel free to cram in as many of your mates as you want.
What do you get for that cheeky little entrance fee?
Well, obviously you get to take part in the Inca Rally; the mother of all adventures. You get to discover new areas of South America, get lost in others and, more importantly, have enough incredible anecdotes to make you the life of any party for the next few years.
You get to check out some awesome little-known charities and community projects along the way, as well as having the opportunity to stay with them for a couple of days and give them a hand. You know, to keep that sense of fulfilment going throughout the race.
You get to party the nights away in each capital city with your fellow travellers and some of our friendly residents. And we'll make sure that you do it in truly local watering holes. None of that tourist bar malarkey.
You get to celebrate with your fellow travellers at the end in Guyana and have the pride of giving your trusty chariot to a noble Guyanese in person. You personally get credit for all your efforts throughout the adventure.
We will also take care of all the paperwork in Guyana so that you can donate your car.
Finally, we will provide all the latest social media toys you need to keep all your friends back home updated on your adventures and incredibly jealous.
When does it all kick off?
On the 1st of August 2013. Better get cracking!
How long does it last for?
Well, it depends on how much of a detour you want to take. Or whether you are an insomniac and drive through the night. But we estimate just under three weeks all together.
What do I have to sort out for myself?
Flights would be quite useful, as would travel and car insurance. Also the dubious characters that you call friends should be herded together. You might want to check the border regulations beforehand, the jabs that you will need and sort out a mix tape to get you going on the road. Or you can wing it and play it all by ear. But we think those are pretty much essential.
Will the cars be provided?
Part of the adventure is that you test your haggling skills and acquire your fine motor yourself. So we would not want to steal your thunder by getting the car for you. We will leave that up to you because we know that you are very capable and will be fine. Plus, that's also why we're starting in lovely Peru, where there are plenty of top-quality vehicles for you choose from.
Once you register to join us, we'll send you some useful websites to get you started on your search. So you will be fine.
Are there any vehicle restrictions?
No, although we would encourage you to choose vehicles entirely unsuited for the terrain. We don't think that it is much fun to plough through the countries in mighty Range Rovers. That would just be too easy. So feel free to purchase tiny little cars or motorbikes that will earn you more kudos from your fellow travelling nutters.
Is there a set route?
No, part of the fun of the Inca Rally is that you get to choose your own route. You have such a vast range of landscapes and cities that we think it would be crime to restrict you. You are free to frolic in the Amazonian basin, reach Andean heights or cruise through the Caribbean. It's up to you. We figure that you will probably want to check out some of the capital cities though, so that's where we will be organising our little get-togethers along the way. But these are flexible and non compulsory. This is South America after all; time and plans are always flexible.
Will I be helicoptered out if I get stuck?
The Inca Rally is an adventure, not a tour. We do not want to make things too easy. Part of the pride in completing the race is that you have done it yourself and by yourself. If you get stuck we are sure that you will also manage to get yourself unstuck. There will not be a support truck going along with you or somebody to hold your hand once you are en route. You are on your own, with all the freedom and responsibilities that go along with that.
Will I have to do any fundraising before setting off?
Yes, it is all part of our ‘having fun whilst helping others’ philosophy. We know you would feel a bit guilty having such a great time without helping others. So the aim is that you use this cracking adventure to raise a nice little stack of cash for a charity of your choosing.
How will the charity be chosen?
In true democratic fashion, the charity that receives the most votes will get the cash. So, if you feel particularly strongly about one of the causes that we are supporting, you can use your best lobbying skills to spread their message and tell others about it through our blogs and social media tools.
When will the charity funds have to be handed over?
On the 29th July 2013. We know that you will be busy with all the preparations and that some of your mates are always a bit slow to hand over the cash. So we'll give you till the last weekend of July to gather all your cash monies before we donate them to the chosen charity.
Have you got any other questions?
We love how keen you are! If you find that we have not answered all your questions, we would love to hear from you through a beautifully written email sent via our Contact Us form.