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Heading to the Lake District, planning to be in Castro on Christmas and then going to the national park on the 26th or 27th.
I've read about Playa Cole Cole, its a long hike and most likely I will have to overnight somewhere in the park. Are there accommodations near the beach or is it only campgrounds?
Also, if anyone happens to be considering doing the trek around the same time and don't mind some company, feel free to get in touch with me!
Hi! Starting Mid January I will be backpacking for a month and a half from Buenos Aires (where I live) to Chile, Peru, Bolivia. I had wanted to hit Santiago, Atacama, Cusco, Lima, La Paz, Uyuni more or less. I was wondering due to the time of year if I should start with Bolivia (then Peru then Chile then back home to BA), or do the reverse starting in Chile? I had really wanted to start my trip doing the jeep tour starting in (Bolivia) Tupiza and goes Uyuni (heard its better than the jeep trip uyuni to Tupiza)but heard that rains could effect the roads and that kind of excursion in Bolivia that time of year (as opposed to the end of February?). I don't mind a little rain, or a few delays but I would rather deal with that at the start of my trip when I still have time to change my upcoming plans, but if the weather is better at the end of february I would rather end in Bolivia. Its my ... more »
I have been looking at TT for about two years planning this holiday so I am well aware of user's needs for positive posts, and construcctive travel advice.
However to the point:
To make sure you are not dissapointed, think carefully before going with Madness. Reviews on TT show Madness to be pretty good. But having asked the right questions about "will you have a tour tomorrow", and "have you got a group of sufficient size to ensure a tour tomorrow" they cancelled my bike ride at 8:00pm the previous night. It is clear they lied to me in response to my questions so as to get me to sign up - in the hope that others would come along AFTER me to make a group.
Please be carefeul to ensure dissapointmnet, I had planned this for a year, and since my tavel plans see me on a bus the next day, and it is too late to re-organise, I can not ride.
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I am on a TIGHT budget. I'd like to find a hostel with a private room under 10 bucks. I know there's something out there!
My wife & I will be in Colombia for about a month in February, initially doing some wheelchair distributions in the Cucuta area with Canadian/Colombian Rotary clubs. We then have a few months on our own to see Colombia, Equador & Peru. We are quite interested in the Boyaca region and all it has to offer including the guitar making town of Chiquinquira. Has anyone any insight into this town/region and purchased any instruments there? Could not really find much on the web other than the history etc. I'm undecided as to either bringing a small travel guitar or possibly purchasing one there. Any guitar travellers with some insight into the pros and cons would be appreciated. Thanks
I'm looking for a place to stay in between Bogota and Medellin, anybody any suggestion? I'm looking at the map and it seems the only place which seems interesting is Honda but can't find information about hostels there, except for Belle Epoque, which is too expensive (90.000 cop) for me.
Hi, I am looking to travel south America for around six months, there is to of us going we are looking to travel to Argentina,brazil,chillie,Peru,bolivia And Columbia we are firs time travlers and looking to go in a year December time, if any one could help us with tips as in how much money we would need overall we was thinking around 4-5 thousand
I am planning to stay in Cusco for Christmas and wondered if anyone else has this plan? I don't know where the best places to go and see are for Christmas. Is hostels, parties etc. I was also considering doing machu Picchu for Christmas ...does anyone else have this plan?
I am planning a trip to the colca canon and am currently in arequipa. I don't know if the 3 day and 2 night tours of the canyon are far better than just the 2 days and 1 night. I am keen to do some trekking and I was thinking the shorter trip won't allow much time to do this.
I appreciate the advice!
hi i am planning to travel to south america in about 4-5 months for about 6 months give or take.i am all about treking with some city stays inbetween was looking for some info on what countrys to visit and what to skip given the time scale and the fact im on a budget of about 6 grand. also a good starting point given the time of year around april,may.any info will be cool,thanks
I am a single traveler flying into Lima the 21st, spending the night in the airport and flying to Cusco at 6am the 22nd. I have no reservations but do intend to visit MP. Would anyone like to offer any suggestions? I am hoping to just talk to travelers and staff at a hostel and hope they can point me in the right direction...
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