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I am interning in Puyo for a few months, and am realizing that a lot of the tours and activities I would like to do either require, or are a better deal, with more than one person (and probably more fun as well!).
I am hoping to find another traveller or group to do a horseback trip around Chimborazo on July 3-4th (there is a significant discount for 2 or more people). I also would like to do rafting in Tena, paragliding in Banos (any weekend until end of July) and trek part of the Quilotoa loop at some point between July 20th-30th.
If anyone is in those areas around those dates and would like to meet up, let me know!
Kind of a specific question. I've scoured the internet and cannot find the answer. On the top of the Teleferico in Quito there is a small church/chapel. I saw a sign pointed to it with a name, but i cannot find the name anywhere.
What is the name of the small church on the top of the teleferico in Quito?
My wife and I had the unbelievable opportunity to spend almost 5 months backpacking around Peru, Chile and Bolivia. We've been home in Canada for almost a year now, but I finally managed to put together a video that captures some of the awesome experiences we had. If anyone here is thinking about or making plans to travel to these countries in the coming year, I absolutely want to encourage you to go ahead and do it. It was truly an incredible time in life for us.
Give the video a watch. I think it somewhat describes the wonderful trip we had... And if you've already been to these countries I'm sure you'll see plenty of familiar sights.
I am going to Brazil and Venezuela from the start of Aug until the end of Sept and am hoping to do some kind of Amazon tour around Manaus at the end of Aug/start of Sept before heading up to Boa Vista and then on to Santa Elena.
I understand from reading around that Manaus will be the best place to organise everything from. I am looking to do a tour of at least 3 or so days (maybe anything up to a week though) and hope to see the river itself as well as the rainforest. I am a big fan of waterfalls and lagoons etc so any tours that incorporate things like this would be good but I have also read about tree climbing and survival tours which would also be great so I would be open to any of these types of trips (particularly the survival tours).
I will be on a budget so the cheaper the better. I don't mind roughing it and will be able to negotiate when I am there too I guess. I wil... more »
Hi, I'm female travelling on my own and would like to cross the Ecuador - Peru border travelling from Vilcabamba - Zumba - La Balsa - San ignacio, on 13/14/15 June. I would feel more relaxed travelling this part with someone else as I've heard it's quite isolated. Anyone heading that way and wouldn't mind a travel partner for a couple of days, please let me know! (I speak Spanish)
what is good budget for backpacking nothing fancy
I am going to the Easter Island on the 29th July - 2nd Aug....just wonder if anyone is going to be there at that time and want to share a car to get around the island? Unfortunately , I could only drive automatic car and if we are to rent a manual car (which I heard is cheaper than renting a automatic )....you would have to drive most of the time (Sorry!!).
If anyone is interested, please let me know!
could you help me a little.
I am planning to fly straight to Cuzco, only stopover at Lima. My question is, is it too dangerous and foolish to fly straight to Cuzco because of mountain sickness and no time for acclimatization? Cuzco is 3800m above sea-level. Plan is to stay there 2 days before going to Machu Picchu.
(Lima does not interest me and long bus-ride also don´t)
I am thinking also visiting Arequipa, Puno and then going to La Paz. It does not help me if flying to La paz and going the route reverse, because La Paz is higher, I think. And if flying to Arequipa, I have to go around with busses, that is not wise either.
Please help me, is it possible to fly straight to Cuzco??? How to prevent not getting mountain sickness??
Hi All! This is my first post so please forgive me if I ask a question that should be obvious to most people lol. I'm planning a 2 year long WWOOFing adventure starting this fall in Central and South America. I was going to try to visit every country possible in South America, but quickly realized after doing a forum search that it would just not be wise, nor practical in the time frame. I'm going to be staying in Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, and Brazil, in that order starting in September. I will be in each location for probably a month or less and will be leaving Brazil at the end of February/beginning of March and heading for Europe. I have two questions:
1. Are there any entry/exit fees I will have to pay to any of the countries? I've already researched the visa requirements for all four but I did not find anything about fees to be paid upon entry or exit and I want to ma... more »
Hello every body,
I'm looking for cheap and nice places to do scuba diving between Colombia, Panamá and Venezuela. Could some one share with me any recomendations?
Thank you very much :)
Cotahausi is a little covered by LP but I found it more spectacular and interesting than the super touristic Colca. It's not easy to reach and transportation is not a friend of travellers but it's not hard to explore around.
ON THE WAY TO COTAHUASI
It's worth to break your journey in Corire, Aplao or Chuquibamba. From Corire it's easy to visit the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs as LP says. We found Hotel El Molino (double with bathroom from 35 S) the best hostel in the town. Corire is a dusty desert town, Aplao 25 kms further is a better choice. Here the best accomodation is Hotel Willy (s/d with bathroom 35/60 S), a good and clean cheaper option is Hostal Plaza (s/d with bathroom 20/30 S). Both towns have ATM and eateries. 10 kms from Corire in Querulpa on the left side of the road you will see a huge dinosaur. It's a small park with a few dinosaur footprints on the ro... more »
Next week I'll be flying to Foz de Iguacu from Sao Paulo and crossing over the bridge for my Paraguay trip early in the morning. I'm not planning on lingering in CdE, but instead quickly grabbing a bus to Asuncion. From what I've read, there are competing companies of similar prices but varied quality. Has anyone traveled this route recently? Is there a company you would recommend, or avoid?
I'm fine paying say $30 more for an executivo-class direct bus, with air-con etc. After Asuncion I'm going to Encarnacion and then crossing the border into Argentina, so it won't be round trip.
This fall I will be volunteering in Cusco for a few months and then spending a month backpacking around the country..or at least, that's what I planned on doing until the thought came to mind that I can't exactly backpack with everything I would need for 3 months. Solutions..? Has anyone run into this problem before?
I'm female, travelling by myself - I'm in Cuenca in Ecuador at the moment and looking for other people to cross the border from Ecuador to Peru on Thursday 13th June or Friday 14th, via Vilcabamba - Zumba - la Balsa - San Ignacio to Chachapoyas. If anyone is going this way and wouldn't mind me joining you, please let me know!
Otherwise. I would also be grateful to hear from anyone who has already crossed the border at this point. I would rather stay in the mountains than head towards the coast but I've heard mixed reviews about this crossing in terms of safety, conditions of roads etc. I speak Spanish so I'm not worried about finding my way, I'm just more wary about crossing the border at this point on my own. Thanks for any tips/information!
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