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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…
I want to backpack -- north to south is my guess -- the Sierra Nevada de Cocuy.
Any tips? This looks like a five or six day hike.
To begin with, how do I pronounce "Cocuy"?
I am planning a trip to Peru in one month. I will also stay in Cusco due to acclimatization. Do you have any recommendation or advices for one-two day easy trips in surroundings of Cusco?
Thank you for your replies
As an Australian travelling to Chile and Argentina I know I have to pay reciprocity fees upon entry to the countries. However I can't find any concrete information about when this fee is to be payed. Do I pay when I arrive? Can I pay online before I arrive?
Also, are these fees only to be paid upon entry via air? As I will be entering Argentina via land will I not be required to pay the reciprocity fee then?
me and my gf love to camp - we have done so hundreds of nights all over SEA - South East Asia
I have been to Colombia for 2 months and in Tayrona National Park Colombia Santa Marta for 5 days in 2012
BUT in this video at 2:20 - https://youtu.be/3ezYX4TTYTE?t=140
he says they are in Canaveral area - per this map - it is most eastern part of the park - map http://bkpk.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Mapa-Parque-Tayrona2.jpg
there are also caimans [alligators] living…
I get in to Lima airport at 19:15 on 30th November then don't fly out to Cusco until 03:45 so I have 8.5 hours to kill. I expect I'll be pretty shattered from the flight from Amsterdam, but I've never been to South America so I'd like, maybe, to make the most of it. Is there anything to do at the airport? Anything nearby?
(Written last week)
I absolutely do not recommend En Parapente Andamos or Parapente Paraíso (in Sopo, Colombia) at all, under any circumstances.
From what I’ve seen and experienced with both of these companies, if nothing goes wrong, then you’ll have a great experience. If however something does go wrong, then they will not treat you right.
On Saturday October 15th around 11am, after waiting out bad weather for 2 hours, my girlfriend and I were off on our first paragliding adventure…
This article is to warn you about this tour agency. Over promised packages with bad guides and supplies.
Having spend some time in Iquitos, Peru, the hub for jungle tours you are approached often by tour sellers on the street. There are dozens of agencies of not a hundred. I also wanted to do a tour together with my French friend Henri, who I met on the five day boat to Iquitos before.
So after walking in several offices (about five), asking for information about the tours, we were not…