Did you know… there’s a crater in the moon named after Vasco da Gama? You could be following in his footsteps (here on earth) this summer in an epic voyage of discovery.
Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama, Charles Darwin… through their quests we learned, discovered new lands, tasted new sensations. Today these discoveries are part of our everyday life. The great explorers of the past brought new experiences to millions, they opened our eyes to new possibilities through travel. They travelled us interesting. Today the world has been discovered – every inch has been mapped.
Through satellites and mapping systems we can virtually visit almost anywhere in the world, but the spirit of discovery lives on. This is the spirit of sharing and discovery that we are celebrating through our search for The Modern Explorer.
To celebrate this spirit of sharing and discovery Expedia has been searching for The Modern Explorer who will travel for 6 weeks in the footsteps of Vasco da Gama, recreating his epic journey to India in our modern world – and sharing their experience.
In a trip worth over £10,000, the Modern Explorer will travel from Lisbon, through Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, before rounding the Cape of Good Hope, stopping in Mozambique, Tanzania and up to Goa – and all kitted out with the latest technology for The Modern Explorer. Meet the winner, Expedia’s Modern Explorer and follow her journey on explorer.expedia.co.uk from 24th June