Expedition Size, Adding or Splitting Expeditions The â€œidealâ€? expedition size can range from 15 to 30 people, depending on the scope of the expedition planned. As stated in Expedition Policy, Expedition Leaders will be consulted should applications received exceed 30. Under these circumstances, the Expedition Leader will consult with Ascend Travel In-Country Staff to determine if going beyond 30 is acceptable. Factors to be considered include: Experience of the Expedition Leader Viability of managing a larger group Previous participants or newcomers Family groups vs. individuals/couples Expertise which is needed/desired Transportation limitations / expenses Accommodations Sufficient project activities, etc. It is determined that the expedition should not go beyond 30, then consideration may be given to adding a second expedition in back to back weeks. Factors to be considered include: Confirmed interest exceeding 40 Sufficient qualified expedition leadership ready and willing to take a second group In-country staff willing and capable of handling the second group Otherwise the Expedition Leader and Ascend Travel In-Country Staff will have a discussion with potential participants beyond the agreed size to invite them to join another expedition another time, or their deposit will be refunded.
Published on Mar 27, 2012
Ascend Travel's Service Expedition Leadership Manual to Cusco, Peru. All the tools you need to organize a Humanitarian Service Expedition wi...