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I'm looking to hike the Dientes de Navarino sometime early next year, and for the first step I'll have to get from Ushuaia to Puerto Williams.
I've found the following boat options for Ushuaia -> Puerto Williams -> Ushuaia:
Does anyone know if you can book a ticket for these boats ahead of time, or do you just have to show up and buy one in person? Ideally I'd like to organise it beforehand rather than risk there being no space left, since having to wait around Ushuaia for another day or two is a good way to mess up a hiking timetable. more »
There are two options I can see:
1) Santiago - Colchane
2) Santiago -San Pedro de Atacama
And then crossing the border/organising salt flat tour from there?
I am looking to possibly go with a tour for this part of our trip. We are flying into Santiago and need to get up to get the train from Puno and then continuing our trip. We want to see the salt flats and Lake Titicaca. If anyone can let me know the easiest and stress free way of doing this I would be very grateful. We have a week allocated.
Hi! Need some some help finding resorts.I'm planing my summer vacation these days. Does anybody know where to find detailed information with photos of US resorts?
I'm travelling to Sao Paulo in July with an NGO and have been asked to organise the day of sightseeing at the end of our trip. We're going to do an organised tour and then I wanted to find a great Churriscaria restaurant for us to eat a late lunch (2/3pm).
We're staying at the Paulista Ibis (nr the Paulista metro) and I would like the restaurant to be in an area that would be interesting for us to walk around in afterwards. It must also have a metro station.
The final two requisites are that they must be able to cater for 11 people, and be relatively inexpensive. I understand that Sao Paulo is an expensive city, but we're on a low budget and I don't want people to have to pay more than 70 reais each (drinks and food).
Many many thanks
My friends and I are traveling to Peru in July. We will spend a few days in Cusco and then have a 4 day Lares trek planned. We'll finish with the trek and be back to Cusco the night of the 25th. Our flight home leaves Lima at midnight on the 28th.
What should we do with those three days? At one point we had planned on going to Huanchaco but the flights are pretty expensive. Should we go for it? Relax and enjoy Cusco for a few more days? Or is there another destination that is convenient to Cusco or Lima to enjoy? We had hoped for some beach time but want to avoid a hectic travel schedule.
Also, how late can you book a flight from say, Cusco to Huanchaco? Could we just wait to see how we feel and book a flight for the next day?
P.S. While I'm asking questions.. anyone have experience with Llama Path or Alpaca Expedition for the Lares Trek? more »
I am hiking the W trail in Torres del Paine in early December. I am fit. Is it possible to hike from Refugio Chileno to the Mirador Las Torres and then to the Refugio los Cuernos in one day? By the listed times it appears to take 12 hours to do this hike. Or is it not recommended? I am trying to figure if it is worth staying an extra day at Las Torres? Thoughts?
Also - what are folks thoughts on El Calafate? I will be coming from BA so I will have to spend the night but not sure it is worth doing more?
Thanks for your help!
I am a solo traveller who will be in the Galápagos Islands early July. I am spending 6 days doing a scuba diving tour, operating out of San cristobal. I am wanting to spend a couple days after this to see a few of the other islands and things above land... But I'm unsure if there any short one or two day trips. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for things to see or do in a short amount of time? I'm open to any and all advice.
I apologize if the questions sounds naive, but how does it work when there are road blocks in Bolivia? I mean, I assume public transportation won't work, but is it still possible to go with a private car/taxi to the spot where the road block is, walk through it, and get other means of transportation on the other side? Do the people blocking the road allow tourists to pass through the block in search for other means of transportations on the other side?
Thank you for your advice.
Can someone give me thoughts (weather, crowds...whatever will help) on visiting Cusco area & MP the 1st 2 wks in October. If choosing Oct or mid/late April to visit, what would i find different.
The US State Dept site mentioned that you might be able to just fly to Bolivia and when you arrive, show them your itinerary and passport and 135$ and they will give you a tourist visa there.
I am very sketched out about sending 135$ through the mail to Washington DC's Bolivian Embassy and hoping
Got a bad case of scabies when I got friendly with a backpacker from Guayaquil. The Permethrin not only didn't work (twice), but also caused my toes to twitch uncontrollably (it is a neurotoxin) and made my spine hurt in a way that's not quite over yet. The internet says clove oil does the trick better than perm. This is urgent as I said, this travel is a bit of a nightmare until I can get rid of the bugs. At the moment I am in Loja, Ecuador, have been unable to find it anywhere. Neem would be ok I'd try it but I'm really looking to find out where I can buy clove essential oil in Peru or northern Chile. And also if anyone knows a place where I can do my own laundry. Help!
I'm searching for a travelpartner from 15 november till 28 november 2013.
Because I will do a volunteerjob as a nurse I'm already in Cusco. By the end of my period I've been to Machu Picchu and lake Titicaca.
But there's still more to see and to do in Peru.
My route would probable be: Arequipa - Ica and Lima. (The plane leaves in Lima.)
Would you like to join me?
You don't have to follow my route. Just a few days can be nice.
(I can speak English, French, Dutch and by then also Spanish).
I know, I know, before you jump on my back, I've read into it and Lapa isn't safest place to stay. But I found a cool hostel called Books Hostel and it looks like a really interesting place, so I thought I'd throw it in the mix anyways (even though it's probably my last choice).
Anyways, to be brief, found 3 hostels, each located in Ipanema, Leblon, or Lapa. Would love to hear everyone's input about where would be the best place to stay!
Background info: single female traveler in my 20s, staying for 2 nights Friday & Saturday in July
Thanks in advance for all your input!
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