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Am in the midst of planning a trip to Antarctica in February 2014.
I have zeroed down on a few dates and excursions and would like some advice on which dates would be ideal for maximum wildlife watching.
3rd - 13th Feb
13th - 22nd Feb
24th Feb - 6th March
I have figured out that whale watching is at its peak in February - later the dates, better. But then again, the penguins and seals may be gone by end February. Right now, I am inclined to finalise 13-22 February as my excursion dates - but would still like to hear from intrepid travellers who have actually managed to there about their opinion.
Any advice to help me decide will be highly appreciated.
I've trawled through the various threads for Arg and Br for accommodation at Iguazu and all the info has fried my brain and left me confused!
Please help me. I'm flying into Rio this Sat for Iguazu but heard that the Arg side is best and cheaper, although I plan to see both sides. I'm a female travelling solo and would like to know if anyone could recommend suitable accommodation, safe, sole use, ensuite/private use and somewhere fairly easy to travel to various sites. I'm planning to stay 2.5 days.
Basically, the initial part of my trip looks like:
9-11 Dec - Iguazu
12-16 Dec - ??
17-18 Dec - Rosario
Any recommendations for 12-16 Dec? I had hoped to take in the Missiones, Wet Lands, Corrientes/Resistencia - thermals and indigenous sites, Santa Fe but I'm not sure this is doable. I'd really welcome suggestions.
19 Dec onwards - itinerary sorted. Will... more »
I have spent a couple of weeks reading the forums and researching. I would like to ask for a bit or help and clarification to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. This is what I have so far:
Day 1 - Tues 26th Feb - fly from BA to El Calafate arrive at 10am. Thinking of leaving our bags at our accommodation and going straight to the glacier. I believe that the last bus from town leaves at 1pm. Is this enough time to see the glacier by boat and do a walk? Last bus back to El Calafate is 4pm? OR would it be best to take our large backpacks with us and carry them around?
Day 2 - Day tour from El Calafate to TDP. Stay in El Calafate another night OR get dropped off at the end of the day tour in El Chalten
DAY 3 - Travel to El Chalten. Day hike in El Chalten
DAY 4 - Day hike in El Chalten
DAY 5 - Travel back to El Calafate. Flight to BA at 16.30
Woul... more »
I'm currently in BA and need some antimalarials for an upcoming trip to SE Asia...
On other LP threads I have read that doxycycline is available over the counter in pharmacies in BA. However, all of the pharmacies I have been to in BA have no idea what doxycycline is and have referred me to clinics/doctors when I tell them I need an antimalarial. Am I doing something wrong here?
It looks like doxy may be sold under the name of Vibramicina in Argentina. If I ask a pharmacy for that drug will they have it over the counter?
Any help would be appreciated!
We'll be flying into Ushuaia Feb 7 and then spending about a month making our way up to El Calafate, stopping in TdP and El Chalten. I was wondering if there is a place along the way to take a boat out and see some whales. I've also heard that there are some places you can see them from the shore, which would be killer! If you have any advice please send it my way! Thanks so much!
I am planning a spontaneous trip to Argentina. My friends will be there for new years eve (Buenos Aires) and I wanted to go earlier and travel for more or less two weeks.
I am a woman travelling alone (speak Spanish) and I am interested in getting to know the local culture, meeting people from all over the world and seeing beautiful landscapes.
I am feeling more comfortable to have other travellers around because of the fact I am travelling alone so maybe you could tell me some of the famous backpacker spots or even have some ideas where to go and what to see starting from Buenos Aires (low budget).
Maybe you could also recommend a nice hostel - I am thankful for any ideas.
Gracias y Saludos!
From el calafate we are debating ...
- Torres Del Paine ???
- flight to Ushuaia ???
We only have 4/5 days and not sure if this is a once in a lifetime what makes more sense?
We are coming from BA-- el calafate to see the glacier (2 days), then plan on heading to el chalten for 1/2 days of more hiking.
Any opinions welcome!
Thank you !!!
Hello Fellow Travellers,
I am asking for helpful advice in order to facilitate plans for our upcoming three week adventure travel to Argentina. We chose to fly to Buenos Aires for the warmth and excitement this location undoubtedly offers, (trip is from Dec. to Jan.).
Information about us:
Man and woman, mid-20's. Very basic understanding of the Spanish language. Extremely active and adventurous, and want to see and experience as much as possible. We also have a great appreciation and love for the arts and cultural avenues. We are not the type to relax and drink wine, we would rather sip on the culture, if you will, and experience both the best and the worst any given place has to offer. For this reason, we have left a lot of the trip open-ended, and would love to see what experienced people recommend for this particular type of travel.
So far we were thinking of staying ... more »
Thinking of going back to Argentina in April or September 2013 and wanted to ask this question..........i have been to the Salta region and the El Calafate region and am now looking for the next "area" to explore. I will have 6 weeks.
Both aforementioned areas were a photographers heaven and now i am looking for a similar area. I am not so much into cities but more into photographing scenery, flora and fauna.
Any suggestions most welcome :}
My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to South America next year, starting off in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
We want to buy a van, 4x4 or SUV in Buenos Aires and then drive around the continent.
Does anyone know how much we'd have to spend on a decent vehicle? And if it's easy to buy one in B.A.?
I've done the same thing in Australia, and over there they had specific places you could buy a car/van off other travellers who had just finished their trips and take it on the road yourself. I'm wondering if such places exist in B.A. or any other city in Argentina.
Or, does anyone have any suggestions for a better country to buy the vehicle in? Our plans are in the early stages so plenty of room for flexibility right now.
Any help would be much appreciated
I am going together with my boyfriend to Buenos Aires in mid february and we want to maybe spend one week there learnings spanish and dance Tango :)
Does anyone know of any good way of combining these two activities, any affordable schools that does both etc? Or anyone that has done anything similar and would like to share their experiences?
We are travelling on a budget, so the tango and spanish lessons have to be affordable.
I googled for vegetarians restaurants in those cities but I´ve found no trustful answers so far.....
Thanks for any tips!
I would like to track the W-track in the middle of December and I don't want to carry a tent with me. That's why I tried to book a tent at the camp sites. Tents seem still to be avaiable at the Torres and Cuernos camp site, but not at Paine Grande. Is it a big risk to start hiking and hope that I still will get a tent at Paine Grande, when I arrive there? If I don't get a tent there, is it possible to return to Puerto Natales the same day from Refugio Paine? My plan ist the following:
day 1: arrive from Puerto Natales with the morning bus, hike to las Torres and sleep at the camp site of refugio Torres
day 2: hike to refugio Cuernos and sleep there at the camp ground
day 3: hike to camp site Britanico and then to Refugio Paine Grande.
day 4: ???? Maybe Refugio Grey, then take boat to Hostería Lago Grey and return to Puerto Natales
Do you have some good advice? more »
Have a draft schedule setup and would love some feedback.
Day 1 - Arrive Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas
Day 2 - 6 W trek already booked with Eco Camp
Day 7 - El Calafate - see Glacier
Day 8 - 11 - el Chalten for more trekking
Day 9 - Fly El Calafate to Bariloche
Day 10-14 - Bariloche
Day 15 - Fly to B.A.
Day 16-19 B.A.
Day 20 - 22 Maybe beaches in Argentina or Uruguay
Day 23 - 26 Mendoza
Day 27 Fly to Santiago and connect flight to Sydney
It feels like its not too rushed but am I missing something thats a must see or does it seem logical.
Any constructive feedback is appreciated.
I am a 26 year old female teacher about to leave on my winter break and I'm hoping to meet some people so I don't spend the whole trip by myself. I have about 15 days (I arrive in BsAs on Dec 17 and leave from there on Jan 2) to spend seeing as much of Argentina as I can. I'm kinda the go with the flow kind of girl, but I have a general idea of where I want to go. I will be traveling alone so I hope to meet some people along the way to share my journey. I like to stay in hostels so I can meet new people, but I would still like to meet up (especially during Christmas and New Years Eve!!) for a coffee or an ice cream if there are any locals reading this!
My general itinerary looks like this:
Buenos Aires: Dec 17-18
Overnight bus: 18
Iguazu Falls: 19-20
Bus to Salta: 21
Overnight bus to Mendoza
Overnight bus to Bariloche
Bariloche:... more »
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