by on Feb.14, 2010, under XMen Extreme Adventure, XMen News

As you have read from New Sunday Times, this adventure of a lifetime is a no frills trip, where everybody have to chip in to do the driving to transfer the 7 trucks from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cartagena, Colombia. However, we also want to experience the Amazon Jungle, so the trip will have time to absorb all the beautiful wonders of God’s creation.

We will be camping most of the journey, and at campsites, everybody will have to chip in to set up camp, do cooking, cleaning and also Night Guard duties on rotation while the other members snore away. Only when we are in developed areas and cities where locating a suitable campsite is not possible will we find a safe budget hotel for the night.

he whole group will be as “1 group” and decisions will be on “one for all & all for one” . Camaradie will be the key to the overall extremely enjoyable experience. Eventhough, the members will be from different age groups, backgrounds and personality, all will have to be totally co-operative and have perfect common sense. The group size will be between 20 – 25 people.

Some Trip Info:

1. Meeting : 17th June 2010, in Buenos Aires. Final Briefing on the 18th June.

2. Trip start : 20th June 2010

3. Trip end : 10th – 15th July, Cartagena, Colombia.

4. Trucks : 4 units Toyota 4×4 Land Cruisers 80 Series, 1 unit 100 Series, 1 unit Toyota Prado, 1 unit Isuzu D-Max.

5. Seating : 4 – 5 per vehicle.

6. Countries : Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia

7. Visas : Paraguay

8. Route : See map above.

The approximate costs for the trip is as follows:

1. Own Air Ticket, Kuala Lumpur – Buenos Aires Return. If booked early enough is ranging from RM 4228 – 6000 on Malaysia Airlines.

2. Compulsory Yellow Fever Vaccination (WHO Booklet to verify this) Can be obtained from BERKAT CLINIC, Ampang Point area, above the Pizza Hut outlet.

3. Optional Vaccination : Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Meningitis, Cholera

3. Purchase Travel Insurance from AXA Travel Insurance. (Costs about RM 200 – 300 for a month).

4. USD 2,500 to us to cover total Fuel costs, Overland Permits, Ferry Fares.

5. Visa Fees for Paraguay USD 30. We will apply in Buenos Aires.

6. A few hundred USD would be sufficient for Camping food for Dinners, Breakfast and drinks. (We will pool the funds to have Malaysian favourites !!)

7. Budget Hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires from the date you fly in to actual trip start. (About 2 – 3 days final preparation)

8. Budget Hotel accommodation in Cartagena, Colombia from the date the trip ends to fly back to Buenos Aires. (1 – 2 days unpacking)

9. Some Camping equipment like Sleeping Bags, Bed rolls, Personal items. (Camping Tents are provided).

We will allocate the following per member:

- 1 Expedition Duffel Bag (60 liters capacity)

- 6 T-shirts

- 1 Headlamp

- 1 Workbook

- 1 ID Tag

- A trip you will treasure forever.

The action items required to join the trip are as follows:

1. Fill up the attached form and return to us, as soon as possible, either scan and email back to us or fax or send back to my office, address as below:

2. Enclose a RM 5,000 Commitment Fee with your Application Form. Only refundable, if the trip is cancel due to some major disasters like H1N1.

As we only have 15 spaces and members joining will be on a first come, first serve basis. I will be in Argentina from next Tuesday for the necessary preparations for the trip. Meanwhile, drop me a line if you need more info.

Please contact myslef or my PA, Ms Bee Heong, beeoutdoor@yahoo.com if you need anything.

Feel free to drop by our shop, Outdoor Centre Sdn Bhd, at the same address above to discuss with Bee.

Cheers and Long Live Adventure, see you in the Amazon

Thomas Foo

4×4 World Explorer Sdn Bhd

242C, Jalan Ampang

50450 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-4251 2423 / 4251 2548

Fax: 03-4251 2878

Email: beeoutdoor@yahoo.com or alynatai@gmail.com

www.4x4worldexplorer and www.xmen4x4.com.

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