VISION AND MISSION

To support Lithuanians with a sea of flags. 
It will bring so much joy and excitement, not only to us but also to the racers. Our sea of flags even appears in the official Dakar film! And this year, all the teams remembered how many Lithuanians came to support their country compared to the fans of other teams. We were probably the biggest group, and if not the biggest, definitely the most active. Everybody remembered us, especially after Vaidotas Žala and Saulius Jurgelėnas crossed the finish line first!

To experience the adventure of Dakar. 
Dakar can be frustrating, spontaneous, unplanned, disappointing, gratifying, exhausting, and blissful. But in one word – WOW! So we need easy-going, non-stressful travelers. Please be informed that we select our own candidates for the trip, so we apologise if we don’t take you :). 

To feel and experience the spirit, nature, culture of the country and interact with the locals. 
Along the way, we’ll hit all the best tourist attractions. Sometimes we will split up, between Dakar and other interesting places in Saudi Arabia.

We’ll take selfies with Juknevicius, Damage, Hawk, Nasser, Petranseli and other racers – we promise! We have a bunch of selfies from our past rallies with Alonzo, Nasser, the Petranseli family, Laya Sainz, Sunderland, Toby Price, etc… don’t get me started about all our family photo sessions with Lithuanian crews. 🙂 

We’re going to have an awesome time! But sometimes the old saying will apply, “to have fun you don’t have to have fun”.

ATTENTION! Fair warning – you may have to travel 400, 500 km a day, so think carefully about whether you’re up for that. Do you want to stay safely in your comfort zone, or push your limits for your own ‘Dakar’ and savour that finish line with Lithuanian racers?!??!

Grab a flag, camera and let’s go support Lithuanians, see most of Saudi Arabia and, of course, experience your Dakar!

Adventure date and price

January 2-16, 2021
4800€/pp

Down payment

1500 euros, then your place is reserved. Remaining payment no later than two weeks before the trip. Flight reservations will be made by our partners Baltic Clipper, or by you. We will try to buy our tickets as late as possible, so they’re not likely to be cancelled.

Flight

From 600eur. Flight reservations will be made by our partners Baltic Clipper and we will try to make flight payments as late as possible, the reserves will just hang for a long time. If you succeed.

Important information

Unleashed Adventure trips begin and end only in a specific country.

We do not provide a departure service from Lithuania. Flights and other logistics are taken care of either by the adventurers themselves or by our verified partners.

PHOTO JOY

We jump, we fall, we dance, we crawl and climb, we scream and sing – the camera gives freedom. I hear many questions: who else is going, will the trip really take place and many various what ifs… I can tell you one thing – this will definitely be one more crazy adventure for you (or maybe your first)! Everything will be not only just fine but it will be great! Why? – Because I am with You. And yes, there are always unexpected problematic situations but we turn them into photo adventures and solve in a fun way.

SO LET’S GO! Enough with excuses! I will make you do something you’ve never done before in your life! I guarantee great company for you as my previous trip experience proves me that only adventurous photo lovers are keen to come along!

PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

In this training you will learn to shoot in different conditions and various photo genres: portrait photography, street photography, sunrises and sunsets, night shooting, action photography, you will work with reflectors and external lighting sources. And this is just a shortlist of all the photo challenges. This training will enable you to get better at technical part of shooting, manual settings, exposure control, understanding and adjusting to changing circumstances. We will devote lots of attention to composition, I will organize photo reviews and we will stay up all night staring at the big screen and reliving the days.

PHOTO HARDWARE

Take your camera, lenses and let’s go! If you do not own one, I can rent a professional or amateur Canon or Nikon for you. I can also consult if you decide to buy something even last minute!

GAME PLAN

  • 4-5 days for arrival / departure, rest, visiting the capital, meeting celebrities and free time
  • ± 12 speed tracks (like in Dakar 2020)
  • ± 16 participants, each in four 4 × 4 cars. In 2020 we were flying with the new Land Cruisers
  • 3-4 nights in tents in the desert or near the Dakar bivouac. You will be able to see the uninterrupted life of the racers and teams behind the scenes
  • 7/8 nights in hotels
  • 6000 km in 12 days of speed tracks, roughly 400km a day, sometimes more, sometimes we won’t drive at all (for a few nights in the tents).
  • We do not guarantee access to the bivouac! But in 2020, we managed to visit the racers’ bivouac several times and not only get an excursion, but also communicate with the Lithuanian teams, take photos with the wrecked and broken cars, motorcycles, etc., but also have a delicious lunch with all the Dakar people in their canteen. But again, we don’t guarantee access to the bivouac!
  • Not just to see, but to experience! There will definitely be situations where you will have to show the way for the racers, help collapsed ones get back up, wait for the drivers with the journalists, share experiences not only with yourselves but also with different teams
  • We will make it to the tracks. You will become a real part of the Dakar, not just as spectators. During the former expeditions to the Peru and Saudi Dakars, we smoothed in the speed tracks and saw trucks falling down and dozens of racers getting lost.

OUR TEAM

The group will have adventurous travellers, businessmen, lawyers, ralliers, photographers and brave souls from other fields. The trip is appropriate for men and women equally. Get ready to be drivers, co-drivers, fans, vacationers and tourists. In summary, we will visit these Saudi Arabia celebrities and be infected by the passion of Dakar.

Women in Saudi: Lithuanians were welcomed everywhere tolerantly. We ate coffee / tea / dates with the men, even though there were no Arab women there. It’s true that the segregation of women and men can be very strong, but it’s not an inconvenience to newcomers. We were all accepted equally. We respected their culture and they respected ours. There was no need to wear long women’s clothes, but we were almost always with long sleeves anyway – the weather conditions were favorable for long and warm dresses. 🙂

INCLUDED

Dakar know-how, meeting Dakar participants and journalists, insider information about routes, interesting events and orientations. Unique life experiences, fun atmosphere, creativity, stubbornness, surprises, spontaneity, and getting out of your comfort zone. Transportation and accommodations also provided.

Photography classes/advice for those who want it, and photo equipment upon need.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, breakfast during camping, lunch and dinner, additional helicopter tours and other fancy fantasies.
As they say there: “Live your dreams, don’t dream your lifeor in short: let’s have an adventure!

ATTENTION! VISA

Access to Saudi Arabia is only possible with a tourist visa. You can easily and simply fill out the Visa form online. Price: 110 eur. It takes about 10 minutes.The Visa does not need to be printed, it can simply be shown on your phone. They are necessary in many places, like a passport – you can be asked anywhere and anytime. Be prepared. 🙂

IMPORTANT!

WHO CAN TRAVEL?

Adventure Factory waiting for openminded and easy going adventurers! Flexible approach – a must! We do not accept curlers and toddlers into the team. And if you accidentally get involved, which is extremely rare, you usually get out of your old clothes a few days later and ask him to take a picture naked. And if you are already resisting the banishment – let’s leave the sidewalk and so much knowledge, let’s transit to the airport. As you might think, this is also an adventure.

Suitable for creative or crazy adventurous personalities! Suitable for both second and third parties. In a word, it’s suitable for those who just don’t want / are afraid to plan some risky adventure themselves, and regular agencies don’t offer anything more than a story about adventures and celebrities. We are looking for fun adventurers, we do not accept toddlers!

Commit to an adventure.
Now!