FAQ about the nomad adventure

I have not been involved in such an exploration tour before. How will I know what I am supposed to do during the tour?

We will meet with you and all other participants at the hotel that you will be staying, before we go on our tour. In this meeting, we will talk about the scope, content and theme of the tour, how to use the water closet and shower during the adventure, the food that will be served, what to do and not to do during the whole experience.

Can I keep my luggage with me during the nomadic part of the tour?

You will be perpetually migrating as a novice nomad and keeping your luggage around may tire you time to time. That is why we will keep our luggage in a safe condition and place, meanwhile your belongings will be carried in the nomadic hand-woven bags that will be given to you, your luggage will be given back at the end of the tour.

How long will I have to walk during the migration?

Daily migration is around 15 km (9.5 mi) but please keep in mind that the distance may change due to unpredictable weather or other unforeseen conditions. We will walk this distance in two sessions, as morning and afternoon journeys and we will benefit from the salutary chilling effect in the region early morning and late afternoon.

What will we eat & drink during the day?

We will have our water and snacks during migrations. All of our belongings and other necessary materials will be carried in traditional sacks and on horseback.

Meals to be served are determined and prepared by a nutritionist considering the energy required to cross the daily path and consist of three main courses. Most of them are prepared using natural ingredients such as vegetables, olive oil, butter, wheat flour, legumes and protein sources such as dairy products and meat.

Please consider that, there will be no tables and no chairs to eat your food. As a novice nomad, you will have to sit on a special cloth called “sofra” and eat on the floor to eat your food just like the real nomads do.

What is the daily programme?

Please click on “Adventures” and choose the adventure you wish to attend, to see the detailed program.

Kindly keep in mind that the programs are prepared to exemplify the tour details, and it may change due to unpredictable weather or other unforeseen conditions.

Will there be any breaks or will I have to walk all day long during the migration?

We will take a break twice to cook and eat our food. During these breaks, you will find the opportunity to enjoy the natural environment around us.

I have food allergy / I don’t eat specific ingredients / I am vegan. What should I do?

Kindly contact us and let us know so that we can make alterations or alignments for you.

Will I have clean water to drink?

You mean “not bottled water”, right? You guessed right. We will drink our water from wells, streams and natural resources. Staying loyal to our nomad lifestyle! The water is cristal clear, clean and safe.

Ps. The water is NOT sparkling.

Where will I sleep? In the tent?

Yes, you will be sleeping in the tent during the nights. We will separate the tent in sections via special textiles and there will be mattresses on the ground. For the guests who request to have another separate tent to sleep, we will provide modern camping tents.

What about my personal matters? (Yes, I mean toilet and shower.)

The water closet and the shower will be prepared in each stopping point. We promise to do our best to provide you the maximum comfort and hygiene.

What are the age requirements? I want to bring my children with me.

Participants aged 18 at the date of first travel are considered adults. An adult over the age of 18 can accompany maximum 2 children under the age of 18. The minimum age requirement is 12.  All enquiries with respect to children are subject to review and approval by the Company [Barbarossa Tourism] that reserves the right to restrict the number of travellers under the age of 18 on tours. If the adult accompanying the child is not the child’s parent or the parents are divorced, then a “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed (or other documents provided as requested by the Company) by the parent or legal guardian and received by the Company prior to departure.

I have some physical limitations. Can I join the tour?

Our nomadic tours require considerable walking, often on uneven grounds. Many sites along the itineraries can only be accessed on foot and may involve stairs and inclines. We cannot provide individual assistance to travellers with wheelchairs or other mobility devices or who otherwise require assistance in walking, dining, or attending to other personal matters. If The Black Tent Project tours are not feasible due to your specific physical limitations, please inquire about more accessible tours.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or inquiries by e-mailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]