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, 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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