Trans-Amazon 2 / XMen Xtreme Adventure VI

by on May.16, 2010, under XMen Xtreme Adventure 6

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4X4 WE Application form SA3

TA 2 Peru Sector

TA 2 Venezuela & Brazil sector

Dear Adventurer

Thank you for your interest to join us on this TransAmazon 2, an Overland 4×4 Adventure Expedition this coming July.

As with our previous trips, over the last 18 years, this adventure of a lifetime is a no frills expedition, where everybody have to chip in to help the driving to transfer the 8 trucks from Caracas, Venezuela to Lima, Peru over about 6,000 kilometers of the Best of South America.

The trip will start from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, heading south-east to the Cainama National Park, passing through Santa Elena, the gateway to the highest Waterfall in the world, called Angel Falls. We cross into Brazil to drive south into the Province of Amazonas, where the Mighty Amazon Jungle is found to reach Manaus, the heart of the Amazon. Here we cross the biggest river in the world at the confluence of the Amazon, which spans over 15 kilometers by Ferry.

We will be travelling along the famous BR 319 for about 2000 kilometers on a gravel offroad track passing through Humaita, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, before we reach the border of Brazil and Peru.

We cross the Andes Mountains at about 5,000 meters at Maldonado to enter Peru, bringing us to the Inca City of Machu Picchu, where we will stay 3 days visiting the Sacrad Valley of the Incas and Cusco. This is the perfect opportunity to see the Andes in Winter with day temperature between 5 – 10 deg C. After Machu Picchu, we descend down to Nazca to see the mysterious Nazca Lines believed to be made by the Inca for the Gods, as to date, no scientist could explain what they were used for as they could only be visible from the air.

The final leg is along the Pan- Americana Highway along the Pacific Coast to the mega 15 million people, Lima, capital of Peru. Home to the Quechuas, Aymara and Saipans Tribes of more than 1000 years.

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.

The 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 : 23rd July 2010, in Caracas, Venezuela. Final Briefing on the 24th July.

2. Trip start : 25th July 2010

3. Trip end :  16th August 2010,Lima, Peru.

4. Trucks : 5 units Toyota 4×4 Land Cruisers, 1 unit Isuzu D-Max, 1 unit Mitsubishi L400, 1 unit Nissan Safari

5. Seating : 4 persons per vehicle.

6. Countries : Venezuela, Brazil, Peru

7. Camping Nights : 16 nights

8. Hotel Nights : 10 nights

9. Route : See attached map.

The approximate costs for the trip is as follows:

1. Own Air Ticket, Kuala Lumpur – Caracas, Venezuela Return. Price ranging from RM 6,500 – 7,000 on Iberia Airlines. Minimum 1 month between fly-out and fly-back dates.

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

4. RM 9,800 to us to cover total Fuel costs, Overland Permits, Ferry Fares.

6. RM 1,700 for Camping food for Dinners, Breakfast and drinks. (We will pool the funds to have Malaysian favourites !!)

7. USD 300 – 350 per person for Budget Hotel accommodation in major cities like Caracas, Manaus, Machu Picchu

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

9. About USD 200 – 300 pocket money for drinks and snacks.

We will allocate the following per member:

1. 1 Expedition Duffel Bag (60 liters capacity)

2. 6 T-shirts

3. 1 Headlamp

4. 1 Workbook

5. 1 ID Tag

6. 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:

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

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.  Please contact my PA, Ms Bee Heong, beeoutdoor@yahoo.com if you need more info.

Feel free to dropby 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

Expedition Leader, TransAmazon 2010



tel: +60 3 4251 2423 / fax: + 60 3 4251 2878 / cell: +60 19 329 8883

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