You probably have many questions as you plan and prepare for your trip with Mandala Adventures. We have assembled a handful of most commonly asked questions. You can ask us additional questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-801-823-1551. We look forward to speaking with you!
Will I get to meet the local people?
Who will be leading the trip?
Some of our scheduled adventures, which reach critical mass, will be lead by seasoned trip leaders in concert with local guide(s)(See trip details for specific information). Mandala Adventure’s trip leaders combine a love and knowledge of Asian culture with an understanding of the logistical quirks to ensure a seamless journey.
Custom trips are usually led by a member of our esteemed panel of local guides. In the event a scheduled trip does not reach “critical mass,” the trip will be led by one of our guides who have received the highest marks.
Mandala Adventure’s emphasizes a relaxed and personal relationship between clients and field staff. The trip is structured to allow you, your guides and any additional support staff the opportunity to get acquainted and to develop greater appreciation and understanding of your similarities and differences between their culture and yours. Many travelers find the relationship they develop with staff members to be among the highlights of the trip, providing an unexpected wealth of insight into the local culture.
Trip leaders and local Guides, who lead our trekking departures, have been trained in mountain safety and first aid procedures.
Can I book a private trip and/or customize an existing, published itinerary?
How big are Mandala Adventure groups?
On our classic departures, we limit group size to a maximum of 15 for overland cultural trips and 12 for most trekking trips. Most trips will run with as few as two members.
Special/Custom group departures may vary from these parameters.