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Would anyone be interested in joining forces to hike El Cocuy? I'm unsure as to whether the full 6-day trek is open to tourists right now, but if not, I would be up for doing a few day treks.
The tentative dates I am thinking of are January 10-16. If anyone is interested, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I have mexican passport and need a visa to go to Suriname. I will spend a couple of days in Port of Spain and was wondering if it is possible to get a Suriname visa there on the same day as it happens in Cayenne and Georgetown, has someone obtained a visa there??? Also, do you have the working hours so I know when to go there?? Thanks a lot in advance, CHEERS!!!!!!
Hello everyone, I'm traveling to Manaus and Rio with a buddy to watch the world cup. Our rough itinerary is listed below. Does anyone have suggestions on how to obtain the best package price for the flights, hotel, and tour? Is it through travel agents, kayak, priceline, or some secret local agents? We are estimating the total to be around $3,000.
- Flight from Miami to Manaus
- 2-3 day group tour of Amazon
- Flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro
- 3-night hotel in Rio
- Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
We are going to South America in late January / early February next year
27 Jan - Depart from home city at sea-level, transfer at Atlanta for Lima
28 Jan - Arrive at Lima at midnight, domestic flight from Lima to Juliaca in the morning, bus from Juliaca to Puno
29 Jan - Day trip to Lake Titicaca
30 Jan - Bus from Puno to La Paz
31 Jan - La Paz
1 Feb - Domestic flight from La Paz to Uyuni
2 Feb - 3D2N tour to Salt Flat
3 Feb - 3D2N tour to Salt Flat
4 Feb - 3D2N tour to Salt Flat
5 Feb - Domestic flight from Uyuni to La Paz
6 Feb - ??
7 Feb - Bus from La Paz to Lima, with short visit to Copacabana (not yet confirmed)
8 Feb - Lima
9 Feb - Lima
10 Feb - Depart from Lima for home at midnight
Here are some questions:
1. What do you think about the itinerary? Is it too packed (having regard to the delay issues in South America and altitude sickness)?
2. Given that ... more »
We are planning on spending a week in the San Gil area with 2 small kids (2 and 4 years old). We would like to stay 3 days in one city and 3 days in another. We would like to see Barichara, San Gil, Chicamocha etc. Where would you recommend staying (city and hotel) and what to go visiting?
Thanks for your help!
Is it possible to travel from Colombia to Panama by canoe? Or is just too long ( or dangerous)
Well, the subject heading pretty much says it all. I'm uninsured and traveling on a shoestring, as usual. It occurred to me that you have to pay a reciprocity fee to get into Chile, and fill out some kind of form, and I didn't know if they asked about/required you to have insurance to enter Chile. I will be there for 3 months. If it's not necessary, it is an expense I would prefer to avoid. N.B. : I didn't ask if it was a good idea to travel without insurance, only if anybody had any idea, be it from experience or credible hearsay, whether or not it was required. Thanks in advance!
Hi, does anyone know of any reputable (but well priced) and reliable tour operators that do single day tours in Cartagena, Colombia? Thanks so much in advance!
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I leave for Chile from Seattle in 2 days. I have 90 minutes in Santiago to transfer from my American Airlines flight to a LAN flight to Temuco. I have 2 checked bags allowed but I'm concerned about transferring through customs and rechecking the bags. AA has told me it is not as tough as going through security but I will have to retrieve my checked baggage to clear customs and then re-check the baggage for my LAN flight. Anyone have experience with this in Santiago? Will this be simple or will I be stressed and panicked trying to make it through?
We fly into Buenos Aires on Fri13th December from Europe and will be staying about 3 weeks in Argentina. We plan to bring about $2000USD in cash - carefully split between two of us, using moneybelts etc and plan to exchange to pesos taking advantage of 'Blue dollar' exchange rate.
We arrive into BA late on Friday night and fly onwards to Ushuaia early on Monday morning - so we have 2 days in Buenos aires - Saturday & Sunday. For the remainder of the 3 weeks we will be in Ushuaia/El Calafate/El Chalten/ Bariloche/ Iguassu
I have a few questions about money exchange if anyone could answer please:
1) Will we be able to exchange dollars on Saturday & Sunday on Calle Florida? Will all 'blue dollar' kiosks be open? Are kiosks open all day or do they have restricted opening hours at weekends?
2) I am conscious of the security risk of carrying this cash around with us - thin... more »
Anybody knows if there is a company that organize week long sailing holidays around Rio de Janeiro such as Ilha Grande.
Any advice - good or otherwise - about traveling to and touring Argentina in September? Have around three weeks and looking to take in Patagonia and Iguazu.
Any comments most welcome.
Hi all , I'm heading to Rio for the month of the world cup then I'm contemplating staying in Brazil for another 4-6 weeks , can anyone suggest a must see itinerary for that time, I've been before to Brazil back in 1983 and spent two months there seeing Foz do Iguacu, then travelling up the coast to Rio, then Salvador, Recife , Belem & the ferry to Manaus .
I'm thinking maybe the Pantanal, then back up to Salvador again & then back to Rio for my return flight, any /all suggestions/advice appreciated, i.e. travel cost, hotels etc
Hi, if you know fine Choco area, I'd like to ask you some info.
We're flying in to Buenos Aires's main airport late in the evening and then have an early flight out of the other airport for Bariloche the next day. Any ideas for a decent cheap hotel close to the second airport so we can get there for an 08.15 flight?
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