The rickshaw or tuk-tuk like three-wheeled moto taxi is a favorite method of transport for many in South America, but usually for just a few kilometers. Never the continent. A few loco Brits have decided to change that. They official name of their adventure is â€œThe Mototaxi Junket and the Search for the Lost City of Asuncion (But Not Really Because it’s the Capital of Paraguay).â€ Beyond bizarre yes, but downright appealing too
Hereâ€™s their explanation of the route:
â€œStarting in Peru and finishing up in AsunciÃ³n, the difficult side of the Chaco region around 4000km later. The adventure kicks off with a party on the 24th of October and finishes, with another night of fine revelry in AsunciÃ³n the capital of Paraguay on the 7th of November. Is it possible to get so far in such small machines over such completely ridiculous terrain? Who knows, but that is exactly why you need to help us find out.Â As with everything we do this adventure will help to save the world. So every team taking part has to raise a minimum of Â£1000 for our fine charities.â€
The entry Fee for the 2-week journey is Â£750 per team, which includes a mototaxi. Accommodations, gas, and other expenses are yours though.
Visit their website for more info. Spaces are limited.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.