Americas - South America
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Hey struggling to find cheap safe ways of getting to Colombia, all I can find is 800 flights from
La paz to bogota, if anyone has done this and has advice that would be awesome
Will be traveling solo for two months in Peru and Bolivia from mid June to mid August and I am trying to sort out my Peru itinerary so I can have an approximate date I will arrive in Cuzco so I can book my inca trail now...I know with a month I could see a lot more of Peru than just the gringo trail but I want to take my time and not feel rushed and most importantly not pay for flights..am planning on sticking with bus travel the whole time so with that in mind it seemed like it just made the most sense to stick to the southern peru route..So here are some tenative travel dates/days and just hoping to get some advice as to if i should stay longer/less in certain places as i know this exact route has been done by a million backpackers...as well as how to navigate from arequipa to cuzco without stopping in puno as i will do lake titicaca after the inca trail and on my way... more »
good to finally have the forum back (although a shame I cant see old Colombian threads), we are currently in Bogota and will be heading north to the coast and then onto Panama. The difficulty we have is we want to visit towns on both the east and west of Bogota. We are thinking of heading to the coffee zone and then to Medellin but also want to visit places places like Villa de Levya, San Gil etc - is there a way we can do this without heading back to Bogota? Is it possible to get a bus from Medellin to Tunja (and then VdL)?
Appreciate the thoughts
I know it's short notice, but we're two people (English and Canadian) looking to hire a car for a couple of days to go from Salta to Cafayate. We're hoping to leave Salta on Tuesday 29th January. We're expecting the cost to be $US 40-50. Anyone interested in joining us to drink some wine???
Rachel & Max
Traveling to Brazil as a U.S. citizen requires a Brazilian visa...do I need one just to transfer airports from AEP to EZE?
I imagine I would since I'll be leaving the airport but just wanted to confirm.
I am wondering if anyone would be able to offer any advice about travelling from Myobamba to Bogota. I have approx. 8 days to get up to Botoga. At the minute I am planning on flying from Myobamba to Lima, but then am at a loss as to the best way to travel. Does anybody know how easy it is to travel via bus through Ecuador, and if so where the best places to stop off are? Or would it be more advisable to just spend more time in and around the Lima area and flying up to Botoga directly?
Thanks for your help
Hi, I and my husband are from Hong Kong, holding HKSAR passport.
We are now in South America for 3-4 months. We just arrive SA and now in Santiago.
Bolivia is a country we want to visit, esp for the salt lake and titikaka lake. but we heard about it's hard to apply the tourist visa if we hold HKSAR passport.
anyone has some suggestion where to apply it is easier?
Appreciate any information from you~~
The question is regarding Machu Picchu:
1) Is there any easier way than others to get there ? I have heard it's a long walk of several days, while others say that it's possible to drive ... How much time will I need to get there. Can it be done in a day ?
2) Is it possible to go solo, or do I need to be part of a group ?
3) Is it challenging healthwise ?
Thanx for any answers
Thinking of going to Rio and hopefully some other places in Brazil. A few questions:
1) Is June a good time to visit Rio, weather wise ?
2) Best way to get to Foz do Iguaçu ? By aircraft ? If so what airline ? Can it be done as a daytrip. Do I need more time ?
3) Salvador. Heard much about the architecture and cobbled streets. Any beaches ? What else is there to do ?
4) Best wildlife ... Pantanal or Manaus ?
5) For an itinary that includes Rio, Salvador, Pantanal or Manaus and Foz do Iguaçu, how many days will I need and how many days pr. place ?
Thanx for any recomendations.
Currently in Chiloe and am trying to work out the best way to get to Queulat. I dont have heaps of time to head south deep into Patagonia but want to see some glaciers and this seems like a good choice. I have been trying to research bus/ferry combinations but am really having no luck. Any help, suggestions etc would be greatly appreciated.
I know that this topic has been asked in the forum already but after the "relaunch" of the site after XMAS the search function isn't really searching. My apologies for the repition: For a total of 3,5 weeks - so far - we have settled Rio. I have had friends who have been to the Pantanal area and it really hit us. Their operator was great but to be honest, we can not afford their budget. So I was hoping on the help of this forum
Persons: 2 (35 years)
Nights: 4 or 5
When? End of March
Budget: US $ 250 per night (& both of us together)
I think that we don't have the best season to see all varieties of animals. Nevertheless, I would like to ask you if you have a recommendation on a responsible and good tour operator who will have a tour within the mentioned budget? I know that the budget is - lets say - challenging but any help here is appreciated. Also a hint on where to... more »
I live in Costa Rica and travel often. My most recent trip was in excess of a month, the majority of which was spent in Peru. Delightful. Never felt unsafe. I travel alone with photo equipment so security is always an issue.
I wanted to fly to Cuenca to consider possible relocation. I was staying in a nice hostile and the first morning at breakfast a young man, studying in Ecuador, told me he had been robbed at gunpoint of his cash and his Blackberry. The second day at breakfast an older couple, both of whom were doing volunteer teaching in Ecuador, had each of their MacBook computers stolen while on a bus. The same day I was wasting the mid-day sun away looking in gift shops in the city center. I was advised by two ladies that I should put my camera away "because the boys in the street will put a knife to my neck and steal it." I asked where all these thief's were and I was told, ... more »
Has anyone stayed or done any trekking with the Erratic Rock Hostel in Puerto Natales, Chile? I'm thinking about booking a 6 day guided W trek with them and wanted some reviews.
Thanks so much.
Can anyone with South American travel experience recommend an overland route from Cartagena, Colombia to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
Are their more options for buses by travelling through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia or would it be feasible go through the jungle from Colombia to Manaus, Brazil and then riverboat down the Amazon?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks,
On my last visit to Peru -about 5 years ago - it was possible to get USD or Peruvian Soles from many of the ATM Machines, depending on the selection you made. Can anyone tell me if that is still the case.
I'm asking because I'll be flying directly into Eater Island from Lima, and gather that at time it is easier to change dollars there than to find a working ATM, and I'm not crazy about carrying extra cash around while in Peru.
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