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About Us

Sylvia Furrer, a Swiss lawyer/economist, and Holger Hoffmann, a psychiatrist, have traveled together on more than 75 trips since 1977 and visited over 60 countries outside Europe. We founded Chaos Tours in 1995. Sylvia is the director, Holger the guide, and we are so far the only costomers, but very satisfied with the self-organizing way of traveling. That keeps us open-minded to the unexpected.

The longer we travel together the more we become fascinated by the customs and the daily life of indigenous peoples who preserve their traditional culture. We developed a profound respect for these people who subsist in remote areas under harsh living conditions such as in the extreme cold of Siberia, the hot desert of the Danakil, the wet jungle in West Papua or the high mountains in the Himalayas. Nomadic people have become a major focus of our recent travels. We are deeply impressed by how they handle the threats of climate change and adapt to the advances and pressures of the modern world.

In 2012 we started to publish some travel reports to share our impressions with a broader community of travelers.

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2020 Iberia Peninsula; Sicily & Southern Italy; Chukotka; 2019 Silk Road & Eastern Europe; 2018 Myanmar (Naga); Mongolia (Khovd); Pakistan (Kalash-Chaumos); 2017 Mongolia (Kazakh-Nomads); Angola; Chad; 2016 Taimyr (Dolgan); Siberia (Yamal); Myanmar (Naga); 2015 Pakistan (Kalash-Joshi) & Dubai; Sudan; Kenya & Ethiopia (Lake Turkana); 2014 Greenland; Colombia (Kogi); Iceland; 2013 Guatemala; Patagonia; Mustang; 2012 Siberia (Yamal); Irian Jaya/West Papua (Stone-Korowai); Chad (Nomads); 2011 Siberia (Yakutia); Chad; 2010 Siberia & Harbin (Transib); Angola & Namibia; 2009 Ethiopia & Djibouti (Danakil); Irian Jaya/West Papua; India (Pushkar Fair, Kinnaur & Spiti); 2008 Irian Jaya/West Papua (Korowai); Bhutan; Western Mongolia (Eagle Festival); Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo & Benin; 2007 India (Naga); Niger (Gerewol); 2006 India (Gujerat); Venezuela (Hoti & Penare); Chile & Bolivia (Atacama); 2005 China (Badain Jaran & Shanghai); 2004 Eritrea (Danakil); China (Guizhou); 2003 Cambodia; Bolivia (Madidi); 2002 Sudan; Tibet (Kham & Yangtse); 2001 India (Orissa & Khumb Mela); Gabon & Congo; Siberia (Kamchatka); 2000 Mauretania & Senegal; Tibet (Amdo & Amnije Machen); 1999 Kenya; USA (Alaska); 1998 Ethiopia & Eritrea; Mongolia & Siberia; 1997 Vietnam, South-Western China & Laos; 1996 India (Assam & Meghalaya) & Bangladesh; Iran, Turkmenistan & Usbekistan; 1995 Myanmar; Marokko; USA (Arizona & California); 1994 Ethiopia; 1993 Tibet (Kailash); 1992 South-Yemen & Cairo; Tunesia; Cameroun; 1991 Zaire & Ruanda; 1990 Tanzania; Algeria & Tunesia (Sahara); 1989 Irian Jaya/West Papua; 1988 Western China & Northern Pakistan; 1987 Irian Jaya (Dani & Yali); 1986 North-Yemen; 1985 Indonesia (Bali, Sulavesi, Lombok, Java); 1984 Philippins, Burma & Thailand; 1982 Mali; 1981 India, Sri Lanka & Nepal; 1978 Irak, Jordan & Syria; 1977 Greece & Turkey;


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