What's a 'Tag-Along-Tour'?
You'll be independent, but not alone!
On an award-winning Global Gypsies' 4WD tag-alongtour, you'll be part of a small group of private and/or hired vehicles travelling in a small convoy behind an escort vehicle led by an expert guide. You'll explore the outback - independent, but not alone.
The routes we have selected to such remote destinations as the Kimberley, Rudall River, Canning Stock Route, Holland Track, Great Australian Bight, Karijini National Park, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Tracks of Len Beadell & more - combine challenge and adventure with the incomparable rugged beauty of Australia's natural attractions.
We usually cover a maximum of about 300 kms a day on a combination of approved bitumen, sand & dirt tracks with several two-night stops. We carry an EPIRB (electronic positioning indicating radio beacon), HF radio & a sat phone & all participants need to have a vehicle mounted two-way radio in their vehicle.
If you don't have your own 4WD vehicle or two-way radio we can hire one for you at special rates. And you don't need previous off-road experience to join our tours – 4WD practice and guidance is part of the package!
We also run caravan/motor home convoy-style safaris style but they are self-catering & we stay on the bitumen.
On some 4WD tag-along-tours we employ a Safari Hostess, tow our catering trailer and provide quality catering. You'll enjoy three delicious and nutritious meals a day plus morning tea using china, cutlery, glassware and professional catering equipment.
We just ask that you help with food preparation & washing up & bring your own alcoholic beverages. Gathering together for a delicious hot dinner is a great way to end a funfilled day with new friends. It also allows you to relax & really enjoy your outback adventure! Other tours are self-catering in which you plan & prepare your own meals, buy and store your groceries, carry your catering equipment & clean your own dishes.
Accommodation is under the stars in your tent or 4WD camper trailer in a combination of camp grounds, caravan parks & bush camps. Supply your own camping gear or we can hire it for you. Hot showers & toilet facilities are usually available except in 'bush camps' and we have a solar shower & bush loo for these occasions.
On caravan/motorhome safaris we usually stay at caravan parks with powered sites so you can enjoy the comfort of your ‘home on wheels’.
What Kind of Vehicle Do I Need?
On 4WD tours you need a robust 4WD vehicle, two-way radio & camping gear (or a 4WD camper trailer). On caravan safaris you need your own or a hired caravan, motorhome or camper trailer.
Before the Tour
Before each safari, we host a Pre-Departure Workshop to discuss the itinerary, preparation, packing list, answer questions, issue a Pre-Departure Kit and inspect private vehicles. Clients unable to attend receive a Pre-Departure Kit in the post and we phone you to go through it.
Looking after the environment
Global Gypsies has a strict environmental management policy. We use only approved 4WD tracks on our tours & training courses & have a strong environmental focus. We are licensed to operate by the Department of Environment & Conservation and the Department of Transport and have national accreditation from Tourism Council Australia.
What's Included in the Tag-Along Package?
How Do I Book?
Convoy numbers are strictly limited & tours fill quickly. To confirm your place we require a 10% non-refundable deposit. For more details download a booking form, or phone us on (08) 9341 6727.
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GLOBAL GYPSIES PTY. LTD.
P.O. Box 123 Scarborough (Perth)
Western Australia, 6922 Australia
Tel: (Within Australia) 08 9341 6727
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