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For the benefit of everyone dropping by the Brazil branch for the first time, please read this FAQ first. And I hope there can be some sort of way to moderate the thread to keep it updated and clean. I know there are some AWESOME regular contributors here who enjoy giving advice; I feel this thread can really help to condense the information available.

I'll go first, with some general thoughts from the South America FAQ. Many thank to Apollo for starting that thread and for a great idea…

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Hi,

I'm perhaps a little late in my trip planning for Chile in November. Nevertheless, I have my heart set and Chile it is going to be this November. I'm planning on a 2-3 week trip. From the reading I've done so far, I've come up with the following but need some help:

  1. Arrive in Santiago. Spend 1-2 days

  2. Fly to Easter Islands. Spend 2-3 days

  3. Fly back to Santiago or anywhere else more convenient for onward journey to Southern Patagonia
    • any recommendations on…
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Galapagos Day trip advice

Hi! My future wife and I are going to the Galapagos on our honeymoon, staying on Santa Cruz for 4 nights and Isabela for 4 nights. We would like to do day trips to Bartolome and North Seymour from Santa Cruz, do a highlands tour on Santa Cruz, do a volcano tour on isabela, and maybe do the lava tunnels off of isabela.

What is the best way to go about booking these trips. I've tried one "Alternative" travel agency, but they seem a little more expensive than I'd expect on some trips and keep…

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El Festival El Lugar Sin limites in Quito

Hi

I came across this festival on gay quito.

http://www.elugarsinlimites.net/

But I have not found any reviews of this festival. Has anyone ever seen it reviewed?

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Hey all,

does anybody has a recommendation for an accomodation in Arequipa. I know there are a lot - i mean one which is really worth it :-)? Hostel, airbnb, couchsurfing - all is thinkable for me. Not to expensive for sure, i´m backpacking :-)

Cheers
Annika

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I am checking out airfares between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado. There is a lot of variation. There is a cheap fare available through Avianca, but it appears that it is only available to residents. The other fares are much more expensive. I'm looking for tips on how to get the best fare.

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Hi there,

My friend and I are going to Peru, Equador and Columbia at the end of November until January. We are beginning the trip with an organised tour and then are planning on bussing from Lima to Quito using the following route and Cruz del Sur as an agency.
Lima - Mancora
Mancora - Guayaquil
Guayaquil to Quito

I was wondering if people could give any advice regarding safety etc? Once we get to a bus station what is the best way to get to our hostel? I only ask because I have read so many…

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Hi everyone,
do I need to show proof of my yellow fever vaccination flying from Bolivia (or aperu) to Guatemala?
Thank you!