Americas - South America
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Would it be possible to pay cash for an airline ticket (pesos purchased with blue dollars, of course) -- say at a travel agency or at an airline office -- in order to lower the ridiculous cost of a one-way flight from BA to the USA? What problems might one encounter while attempting to do this transaction?
Also, any other ideas for a one-way ticket from Argentina or Chile to the USA that does not break the bank?
Thanks very much!
My girlfriend and i are traveling to Bonito in 2 weeks time and will be there for about a week.
Can anyone recommend some places and things to check out?
Definitely checking out Rio da Prata and rio sucuri.
Many recommendations for place to stay?
Probably looking at paying up to $80/room per night maximum - not looking to share a dorm this trip.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, cheers!
Tour vs Doing it yourself?
We are traveling through South America from October to January and are looking for some advice. We are all good with traveling until we finish our stay in Buenos Aires in late November. What is the best way to travel between BA and Rio? Should we do it by ourselves or should we go on a tour? Route? We have from the 20th of Nov until the 3rd of Jan to when we are booked in at accommodation in Rio. We are happy to rough it but want a great local experience. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Hi everyone, I will arrive in Colombia (Bogotà) on May 11th and I'll travel through the country for three weeks. I'm a little worried because this seems to be Colombia's rainy season... my question is, how 'bad' is the rainy season? Is it just intermittent rainfall or is it constant? I know that this probably depends on the city in question.. I'm going to go to Bogotà, Villa Leyva, San Gil, Santa Marta (is it advisable to do the ciudad perdida trekking in this period?), Cartagena, Medellin, zona cafetera...
Any advice greatly appreciated.....thanks!
I am starting to plan a trip to peru.
I am staying almost four weeks but will only have around ~ 13 days to travel (with my boyfriend) beginning of September, the first two weeks (i.e. last two weeks of august) I'll be in Huancayo for a project. I'll probably fly out of Lima again, because tickets seem to be much cheaper than for example if I'd fly out from La Paz.
1) What is the best way to get from Huancayo to Cusco / Machu Picchu?
2) After ~ 3 days doing a trail to Machu Picchu - how would you spend the remaining time?
Can you please help me with our itinerary to optimze our time.
We could fly from Quito or from Guayaquil to Gala.
We are arriving on a Saturday. We really want to see the famous markte on Thursday in Saquisilli and in Sigchos is a nice market on Monday.
Thats the reason why I thought to go first south of Quito, come back to Quito, go north of Quito and than take the flight to Gala. It would be of course more efficient to fly to Gala from Guayaquil, but I don`t know how to plan it.
Here is the itinerary with questions:
First we would stay 1 day in Quito. We are very intereseting to trekk parts o... more »
Hello everyone. I'd love some recommendations for language schools or one-on-one tutors in Bolivia. I'll be spending time in La Paz, Sucre, Copacabana, Coroico, and Sorata.
In July, my family of five will need to get a bus from Iguazu Falls (Argentina) to Asuncion, Paraguay. The threads I read about this are a few years old and I'm wondering if anyone (US citizen) has done this recently? It seems to be quite a goat rodeo and with all the visas, stamps and reciprocity fees involved, I want to ensure that we are prepared for whatever is necessary, and that we don't need to do anything in advance.
My understanding is that we can bus from Puerto Iguazu to Ciudad del Este (CDE) - presumably from the local bus station? and during this ride we stop at Argentina immigration for an exit stamp?
However, the bus goes THROUGH Brazil to CDE, so do we need to get a Brasil visa or pay an Brazil entrance fee?
Once at CDE we will need to find Paraguay immigration for an entrance stamp ?....can anyone tell me where and how to find our way to the right place ... more »
I'm looking for a place to rent for two or three months on Isabela, starting mid September. Anybody help?
With all of the news about counterfeit Pesos, has anyone used a counterfeit currency pen. They only cost about USD$10, and that seems like a cheep investment if it will work.
Ok I am flying into lima with one other friend on the 26th June and have a return flight back to the UK at the end of July from Rio.
I have essentially given my self 5 weeks to travel from lima to rio.
I have never been to South America before and I was wondering where any of you would recommend to go. City's?
Sights? Where to avoid? Even possibly a rough route to take anything really. I know this is all very vague but any advice
or recommendations would be much appreciated.
Has anybody visited Parque Nacional Natural Corales Del Rosario Y San Bernardo?
Is it worth visiting and at what time of the year is it best?
Whats the best way to get there? 2hr boat ride from cartrgena or go to Tolu and then 1hr boat ride from there...
Any recommendations on where to stay? Which Isaland?
Do most people go for snorkling/diving and just as a getaway for relaxing?
Ive read its where Colombians go for island holidays but its somewhere not many tourists venture to.
Hi! I´ve been traveling with my girlfriend through Argentina, and are now going to Bolivia and we will probably have some leftover pesos. Does anyone know if it is possible to change those to bolivianos (in Bolivia or near the border)? I dont want to guess on it, because I suspect it is not possible at all or the rate is horrible. But I think I should at least ask:)
Hey guys !
We are actually in Sucre and planning on doing an amazon tour.
Some friends of ours are going from Trinidad and some others from Rurenabaque.
Could you share your experiences with me, with either one or the other ?
I can't decide where to go to,
Can you do a tour that go from tinidad to la paz through the jungle ?
Thanks to let me know
safe travel everyone !
I am currently in Mendoza, lovely city, mr. hugos bike rentals are great!!
However on the 8th of May i am heading to santiago. From there I have no commitments accept to be back in Lima by the 8th of June. This leaves things pretty open although money is tight.. i have only about a 1000 to spend this month. As wonderful as Machu Pichu would be, it is not going to happen this trip. Ideally I would like to got to three great towns and spend about a week in each spot... maybe San Pedro Atacoma so that I can see the Valle de la luna, and then two cities in Peru, suggestions? Also i was planning on traveling this month via bus? is that silly considering my tight budget... i was thinking about hitch-hiking but i am a female traveling sola, and im better off not risking it i think.
Thanks for all the help and advice!
Hana more »
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