With the travel industry slowing rebounding exotic travel is also making a comeback and a new twist is being offered to that traveler: ‘danger’ travel.
Babel Travel is just one of several tour companies offering ‘danger’ itineraries that include clearing land mines, meeting warlords in Afghanistan and feared rebel leaders in troubled global locations.
Currently Babel offers tours into Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea and Somalia and in spite of the high price tag ($6,500 to $15,700 without airfare) there is a lot of interest. Could meeting with the infamous Mexican drug lords be next on their list?
The stated goals of danger travel is to learn what’s behind the conflict and see the human side of suffering in those locales.