This international event is held once a year in a different country with around 500 to 600 participants competing in a week-long multi-sport adventure challenge. In teams of two or three, the participants will compete in challenges such as, Orienteering Cycling; Canoeing; Running and Archery. All the activities designed to test the skill, determination and teamwork of the contestants.
This 100% female event provides an opportunity for women to test their mental and physical endurance, all whilst enjoying the beautiful environment and enthralling culture of the host country.
The events will be spread around the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka showcasing the beauty of the nature and culture of the country and it will bring international media coverage for the event via print, television, radio, internet and social media providing excellent exposure for Sri Lanka.
The event will be organized by French based ZBO and their local partner Connaissance de Ceylan, which has over 40 years of experience within the tourism sector.
Official Sri Lanka Tourism endorsement to facilitate the event was given in Paris during the International & French Travel Market (IFTM) by Prasanna Ranathunga – Minister of Tourism to Alexandre Dabanne – Chairman ZBO in the presence of Chandra Wickramasinghe – Chairman Connaissance De Ceylan (Pvt) Ltd and other officials.
Alexandre Dabanne is in on going discussions with Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Manoj Gunawardena – Regional Head Europe & Americas Sri Lankan Airlines and Saminda Perera – General Manager Marketing of SriLankan Airlines and their team to utilize services of the national carrier for this international event.
The 18th edition of ‘Raid Amazones’ too was organized by ZBO & Connaissance De Ceylan in 2018/19 in and around Passikudha, Thoppigala and Kalkudah.