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Turks & Caicos Tourist Board Partners with Eco-Explorer Mario Rigby for The Caicos Challenge

The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board is proud to partner with eco-explorer and son of the soil Mario Rigby on his upcoming expedition called The Caicos Challenge.

The Caicos Challenge is a grueling expedition over 5-6 days that will cover eight of Turks & Caicos’ main islands. The entire challenge will be done solo by Mario using only human-powered propulsion which includes; swimming, biking, kayaking, running and hiking. This will be an athletic feat that has never been recorded before making Mario the first to ever do so.

As a native of the islands, Mario wants to showcase the beauty, diversity and landscape of Turks and Caicos. He will take his global audience on a journey of sustainability & social impact as he traverses the eight islands. While taking on this extraordinary challenge Mario is committed to giving back to his community and sharing the stories of the people, places and possibilities along his journey.

The Caicos Challenge was officially launched with a press conference on Monday April 26th at Grace Bay Club which was attended by dignitaries, partners and well-wishers. During the event, Director of Tourism Pamela Ewing pledged the support of the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board and expressed how the partnership will assist with promoting our sister islands as well as eco and adventure tourism in the destination.

To find out more information on The Caicos Challenge and to track Mario’s expedition through our sister islands visit

Photo Credit: Grace Bay Club

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