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If going to Machu Picchu at the end of september when is the latest i should book train and entrance tickets by?
Also i had heard that the train does not run all the way from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo now? does anyone have a link to the latest thread/instructions on going there from Cuzco for just the day?
Currently in Salta, Argentina. After a frustrating time being completely stuck in Buenos Aires during the bus strikes earlier this month (yes I know there are worse places to be stuck!), I'm now monitoring the situation in other countries along our trip.
Bolivia is next. We are going to work our way towards La Paz shortly.
Conflicting news reports have used terms from "some big disruptions" to the city being "paralysed".
For anyone there (or who knows anyone there) - which is more accurate as to the current situation.
Is it impossible to get in and out at the moment? If so are many restaurants, shops and the like closed? Is if reasonable safe?
I'm monitoring the news daily, but anyone with direct experience and knowledge please let me know what it is actually like for a traveler on the ground there at the moment?
Also if it applies to anywhere else we are ... more »
We fly into Medellin Thursday night and have to catch an onward flight the following morning to San Andres. We'd like to avoid having to travel into the city as taxi fares seem to be quite expensive and in any case it would barely be worth our while. Does anybody know of any budget accommodation near the airport or in Rio Negro? All we've been able to find so far are a couple of really expensive hotels. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance for your reply!
My friend and I are 1992 Toyota Corona in Santiago. We purchased the car in Santiago in January and have been traveling in it since. The car is in great condition and runs very well. The has approximately 260,000km (about 161K in miles). All the paperwork is updated including the revision tecnica, emissions, insurance, padron in my name, etc. It has all the 100,000 mile or equivalent in kilometers maintenance done to it, including a new battery, water pump, head gasket, spark plugs, distributor cap, muffler and more. It is a 5 speed manual with a firm clutch, good tires and good brakes and I am only the second owner of the cars life. We are asking 1.500.000,00 CLP (About $3100 USD) or best offer, and we even have a few nice girls that can do the transfer paperwork. Please contact me with questions and I can send you pictures. Thanks!
We are a couple considering a trip to Peru in late August - early September. If we go, we will be travelling individually (avoiding group travelling) and essentially using public transport/taxis. Our intention is to travel to Cuzco- Macchu Piccu, Nazca, Manu area, and Iquitos region.
We are quite concerned however over security warnings. We have been travelling a lot, so know well the basic security rules, but prefer to avoid placed with a very high security risks. Is Peru indeed one of such places? What is your feeling on this? Is this just petty crime (bag-snatching) or armed robberies that happen often in the places/regions we target?
Many thanks in advance,
Me and my girlfriend are wanting to go to South America next year for 5 weeks, any one got any suggestions of a itinerary and also a rough idea of budget.
We, a married couple 55/60 from the UK - are planning a trip from the UK next May/June which will start with a week in Buenos Aires, then a flight to Salta. From there we will go overland Salta - San Pedro - Uyuni - Potosi - Sucre - Santa Cruz - Corumba - Pantanal - Campo Grande and fly on from there. We will probably take the train from Santa Cruz to Corumba and Miranda to Campo Grande.
We're anticipating spending about 4 weeks on the Salta - Campo Grande part and would welcome any suggestion of things not to miss, things to avoid, length of stay in each place, anything else to consider.
We should be in the Pantanal early June, any suggestion of the best places to go from Corumba with a chance of seeing Jaguars, widest range of wildlife/birds and a worthwhile tour/refugio would be welcome.
Accommodation could be anything from 2- 4 star, depending on value and recommendation... more »
I can't decide whether to go to Central or South America. I have 4 months. So far, people have advised me go to South because it's more diverse, and then to include Panama for the good beaches (San Blas). Any suggestions? thank you
My girlfriend and I will be travelling overland from Bolivia through Paraguay in early July and are looking for an stuff to do for a week and a half to two week trip. We'll be heading to Argentina afterwards to fly out of Buenos Ares in early August. Our budget is up to 50 US a day (not including accomodation.
Cheers guys and gals in advance.
We will be arriving in Argentina this coming Sunday (May 26). Should we try to change dollars to pesos here in the states, at the airport in Buenos Aires (and are the airport exchanges open on Sunday?) or are they so desperate for dollars down there that we're better off just bringing our dollars?
I am planning to travel to SA for the month of November with a possible plan of starting at La Paz then heading towards Santiago Chile, stopping off at a few places en route.
With the altitude of La Paz being so high will going directly there pose a problem health wise? Should I head somewhere lower and work my way there by land to get used to it gradually?
Booking a solo trip flying from sydney to most likely Peru and beginning the trip of a lifetime
Having a real hard time finding information (don't say check the forums because there is a million articles lol)
Basically looking into trekking Patagonia and seeking some recommendations
Even information on trekking the amazon with a small group (non commercial tours)
I've heard Bolivia is the cheapest of the countries over there , what is the availability of couch surfing or if not hostels etc
I've heard SA is a bit more challenging than Asia ( which I've done)
Looking at about $80 australian per day as an average spend but obviously trying to not spend as much
Also looking at jobs? Volunteer and paid
And for the big events ie New Years some party towns
Both unheard of and commercial tourist ones
All help appreciated
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In August 2011 I climbed Cotopaxi with a company from Latacunga. The price for one person (with one guide) was at that time $280 and that included all equipment, sleeping bag and extra clothes that I needed.
I just looked at the webpage of a travel agent in Quito for prices to climb Cayambe. Their price for going alone with a guide is $676 (they have the same price for Cotopaxi) and this price doesn't include sleeping bag, gaiters and any extra clothes that you need.
It is so much more money than what I paid for the climb in 2011.
So now I wonder what you have paid recently for climbing Cayambe, Cotopaxi or Chimborazo (or any other volcano).
HI everyone , I and my wife are going to Rio for 4 days below is our itinerary and all the walking tour I will be taking with http://www.riowalks.com.br/
4th reach at 11:00am
Take the 2:00pm ALONG THE TRACKS OF SANTA TERESA (http://www.riowalks.com.br/Tour/Interna/2)
In the morning visit the Cristo Redentor (Statue of Christ the Redeemer), then take the 2:00pm tour ALONG THE TRACKS OF SANTA TERESA (http://www.riowalks.com.br/Tour/Interna/5)
In the morning take the walking tour http://www.riowalks.com.br/Tour/Interna/1, then visit the Sugarloaf
7th – No plans for the morning , have the flight to Peru at 4:30pm
Please give you suggestion.I am hoping all the 3 walking tour cover all the tourist spots.
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