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Hi could anyone recommend a tour company that operates amazon trips from la paz please.
Balearon a un turista en una galería de la peatonal Florida
El episodio ocurrió ayer minutos después de las cuatro de la tarde en una galería de Florida 520, a metros de Lavalle, en una zona neurálgica de la ciudad de Buenos Aires donde transitan miles de personas diariamente.
Fortunately, a suspect was captured in this case. But it's very disturbing to have such a violent crime against tourists take place so close to a major tourist destination such as Calle Florida. Travelers should be aware.
I am a seasoned traveller,not into hanging out in the gringo cafe scene. Will be arriving in San Pedro de Atacama from Uyuni salt flats so will have seen plenty of Altiplano and volcanic activity already and would love to hear peoples thoughts on San Pedro as I need to choose whether to stay or move on.
I know its touristy but is it worth it ???
Lonely planet book lists things that appeal to me such as Toconao oasis 38 kilometers away, the puritama hot springs, sandboarding for a hoot and sunset on the dunes.
However I am concerned that it is now unreal and tourist hardened and I would be better to take the bus to Permamarca and go up the quebrada to Iruya, Argentina for a more genuine experience even if it doesnt have so much going on. I dont have time to do both.
Any thoughts to help with my decison???? much appreciated, Julie
One more question: I was wondering if anyone has done the hike between El Chalten and Refugio Los Troncos in one day. Are we being way too stupid/optimistic/unrealistic?
So I'll be in BA with my boyfriend next week, and we're hoping to hit both Uruguay and Baroliche both in the 2 weeks we have. Are we spreading too thin? I was thinking 5 days in BA, 3 in Uruguay and the rest for Bariloche, including travel time.
We're heading south to get a taste of some hiking, biking, outdoorsyness, so maybe there's somewhere closer we could do that instead?
We are going to Perito Moreno glacier staying in El Calafate for two nights What outfitter would be good for seeing the glacier.How much time would it take? Would two nights not be sufficient in the area?
I was just wondering what is the best and hopefully cheapest way to get from Medellin Colombia to Quito Ecuador?
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It would be awesome if you can give me some advice here.
I'm going to Peru this December and I'm looking forward to make the 4D Inka Jungle Trek. Searching online, I've found several companies that let me make an online reservation for this tour but require me to send them my credit card among other stuff so they can charge me, but I'm not very sure about doing this.
My question is: is it possible to arrive to Cuzco and search for a company that can make this without waiting a lot of days? Including the entrance to Machu Picchu and everything? Or should I just go ahead and make the reservation online? Also, I'm a bit worried because it'll be holiday season and I don't wanna lose my opportunity to do this.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hi, I´m planning on spending around 4 weeks inArgentina and need some advice on whether it´s worth bringing US dollars in cash or if I´ll be alright using cash machines. I´ve heard different things from different people. Is the situation similar to that in Venezuela where there is a black market for US Dollars or will I get the same rate from a cash machine?
I´m reluctant to carry a large amount of cash but it depends how much money I will save!
If anyone´s got any experience of this and can offer me some advice I would be very grateful.
A couple of random questions in preparation of our trip to Argentina in a couple of weeks:
1) We fly from BA to El Calafate with a scheduled arrival time of 1605h. Barring any delays, is it possible to make it from the airport at El Calafate to the bus terminal to catch the 1800h bus to El Chalten?
2) We are planning to hike around Mount Fitz Roy and were thinking of staying at the Refugios Los Troncos (mid-December) for one night. We are planning at staying at refugios' the entire time we are hiking within Patagonia to lighten our load by not having to carry sleeping bags, tents, etc. I know Los Troncos doesn't accept reservations, but what are the chances that they will be full?
I want to see Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and maybe Brazil.
I want to see the main sites and attractions, I plan on staying in Hostels or couch surfing and eating simply.
My questions are;
How much money should I save for this trip? Not including the flight to South America.
How long do you think it would take me to see all the main attractions of the countries I've listed?
Where should I start my trip? Colombia - Brazil (like above) or Vice versa?
I'll be flying from Heathrow so which is the easiest to fly into at first?
I know these questions tend to be a bit 'how long is a piece of string' but I thought there might some useful advice out there!!
I started off planning to skim the whole of SA in 6/7 weeks but, having read a fair few threads, realise that this would be crazy if not impossible. So are Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands a more realistic itinerary? Probably around 3 in Peru, 2 in Bolivia and 1 in the Galapagos Islands.
I've read a few suggestions that one month per country is ideal, but I'm happy to do a slightly less 'in-depth' trip. However, if you think I really won't be able to experience much of these places in six weeks, where would you focus? Could I do Peru and the Galapagos more realistically?
Any advice would be very much appreciated - TIA.
Hello all! I am taking a group of students to Buenos Aires for a two week trip this summer. Along with homestays with Argentine families we will be supplementing their stay with some great experiences. I would love for them to have a series of tango lessons. Any ideas of instructors/studios who might be okay with a group of 12 American students? Any directions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I'm thinking of upgrading from compact 'point and shoot' to a DSLR.
Is it safe to travel around Argentina with a DSLR as it's going to be much more obvious than compact camera, or am i inviting mugging/theft etc?
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