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My wife and I will be flying down to Patagonia on February 5 and we have a stop off in Buenos Aires, we arrive in BA at around 10:40am and leave the next morning ay 7:40am.... If there was one thing you could do for a day in the city what would it be? I enjoy good music and beer. We're very easy going. Any help would be great!
I have done some research BUT WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP to put together a route for leaving Lima which would include about 10 days in the Machu Pichu area,with the last week in Lima before i return home. About 30 days in total. I prefer nature,mountains,scenery,hiking,walking but can do History,Culture,Monuments etc.
Information about 1 area would also be helpful, gracias Mick.
I have just returned from Venezuela, and spent 3 wonderful days at Hato Pinero. Loads of wildlife, excellent Hato with clean rooms, cold beer, good food and no bugs.
However, several tour operators told me that HP was closed... this is obviously not true, and they need more visitors to show Mr Chavez the importance of these places.
I found it difficult to contact them, and ended up going through Naturetrek (who use HP for their tours), and thay arranged a private booking through their contacts in Caracas (the details of which I was not given).
Im looking for someone to travel with in Suriname and French Guyana. I have 6 weeks of holiday around July 2013. Anybody up for going? Ive travelled Guyana a couple of years ago and looooved it!
Just went on a 3 day trek with Condor Trekkers. Excellent organisation and fantastic trek. Beautiful scenery, tasty food and excellent accomodation. The guide and volunteer were brilliant too.
Thought I would post my story re...
I booked a tour for Salar de Uyuni with Hostal Valle Hermoso (as they grabbed me as i walked passed after jumping off the bus!). The tour was for the 4 days with 4 people, and a guide/driver and cook (which i think is standard). The four of us paid 195 dollars each, however during our briefing the evening before the hostal owner announced there was going to be a fifth person and we would not have a cook, and the driver would do all the cooking! We all made a complaint, but the owner said he had to pay the driver double and that all would be fine etc and nothing for us to worry about (The owner was clearly making an extra 195 dollars from what i could see). It wasn't long into the trip that we could clearly see that the driver/guide could not cook as well, as this was too much work for him and we all suffured because of it. Some meals not up to s... more »
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'm planning on being in Montanita for New Years... I knew the hostels booked up fast, but I didn't know they booked up THIS fast... I was just there a few days ago and saw so many hostels, but on most hostel websites only 3 or 4 are listed, and the rest are outside of Montanita.
Can ANYONE suggest some good hostels that are in Montanita, with their websites for booking? Preferably not over $15/night but I'll take anything at this point. Looking for Dec 29-Jan 2.
Thought I would post my thoughts re...
I used Viacha tours in La Paz as the agent to book a 4 day/ 3 day night with Mashaquipe, it was called the 4 day magic tour which included two back to back nights treking and camping in the jungle, with the first night spent in my cabin.
When i arrived at the main camp in El Bala it was quite clear that the guides knew nothing about my 'magic tour' and it looked like i was going to have the standard 3 day tour with everybody else that had arrived on my boat. We were split up and i was with a guide and a couple who had actually booked their package with another agent and were not advised that they had to spend a night camping in the jungle which is why they booked a private cabin for the two nights! Basically i headed into the jungle to camp for one night (not two) with a couple that didn't want to camp! And because they had to return the fo... more »
This is just to share with you that after my daughter Flora was born we decided to move to Alter do chao. So I am not in Santarem as it is kindly and nicely mentioned on Lonely Planet Brazil.
I am still windsurfing and always eager to provide you an amazing time here. Better, we rented the very best place at Alter do chao where you can choose to stay in a nice and clean room or sling your hammocks in one of the malocas.
We have an amazing private bar offering great drinks made of fruit collected from trees in our beatiful place just for you as well as a book swap and private library oriented to the Amazon environmental issues and other titles that you may want to read en route.
The sunset from here is a dream. Currently and better when the forest gets flooded we offer Stand Up Paddling journey to the local flooded forest.
The tour into pristine rainfores... more »
We have around 4 days to fill in before we start the W trek. Does anyone have any suggestions for activities or things to do in the area or a bus ride away? Unfortunately we can't move the dates of our trek as we are booked in to the refugios.
Thanks in advance :)
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!
I am flying into Santiago early Jan and hope to triavel around South America until mid July can anyone tel me do I have to have exit visa for any country e g do I have to prove I have a ticket out of the country by Bus or Flight ect
I would like to buy a bus ticket with Cruz del Sur from Tumbes to Lima, but stop for an overnight in Huanchaco. This would mean I would need to get off the bus at Trujillo and then hopefully, the next day, use the SAME ticket to get the bus from Trujillo to Lima.
Is this possible?
Has anyone done it?
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 !!!
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