Edge Expeditions was started in 2015 by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Marley Burns after a trip to Tajikistan provided the impetus to start a business doing what they both loved – adventure travel.
After three successful years of taking small groups to places as far-flung as Bolivia, Palestine, Tajikistan and Myanmar, the duo have recently rebranded and re-launched their offerings under the name Silk Road Adventures Ltd. This moniker pretty much describes their mission, to offer interesting, quirky, well-researched and above all, fun adventure travel experiences in up to seventeen countries connected with the ancient Silk Road trade routes.
Adventure Travel Tours with Silk Road Adventures
The new business has a home at www.silkroad-adventures.com and is offering a range of trips, tours and expeditions that is set to grow in the coming months. Some are partner-led whilst others are led by one of the company directors themselves.
The new roster of expeditions includes three specially-developed Silk Road adventures that tie-in with the forthcoming Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventures series on ITV, on which Antonia was a producer. In addition to this, the site offers some world-first adventures including ski-touring in Tajikistan, wintersports and wine tasting by vintage Lada cars in Georgia, motorcycle touring in Jordan, hiking the West Bank in Palestine and learning to cook local foods in Northern Iran.
Providing Safe, Clean Drinking Water for Silk Road Adventures
Edge Expeditions, and now Silk Road Adventures have always given every customer a Water-to-Go filter bottle free of charge and plan to continue this policy.
As Managing Director Marley Burns says, “Water-to-Go allow our customers to sip crystal-clear stream water with total safety. The bottles largely prevent us needing to carry filtered or bottled water, and we think we have saved in excess of 10,000 plastic water bottles as a result. It is such a simple thing for us to do, and we feel that by giving them to customers as part of their package price we are simplifying matters for them”.
He adds “we don’t force anyone to use the bottles but we enable our guests to make a decision and see the results immediately. We love the Water-to-Go bottles and feedback from our customers is that they do too!. We’ve used them in every country we go through and people are often astonished to see us drinking water from unlikely sources!”
Silk Road Adventures’ Director Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent has been using Water-to-Go on her own adventures for years and have been a supportive advocate of the bottles since first using on her trip down the Ho Chi Minh trail in 20xx (subsequently detailed in her book, A Short Ride in the Jungle”). She continues to take a Water to Go everywhere with her.