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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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Next month I'm planning a trip to Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. I'm an expat in Sao Paulo and will be flying to Foz de Iguacu,then catching a bus from Ciudad del Este to Asuncion. After Asuncion, I will go to Encarnacion and Posadas to see the Jesuit missions.
I'm trying to plan how to go from Posadas to Rio Grande do Sul. Some books suggest taking a bus to San Javier and crossing over by boat to Porto Xavier and from there catching another bus to Santo Ângelo. Others suggest there is a direct bus from Posadas to Santo Ângelo, crossing at Santo Tomé / Sao Borja.
Unfortunately I don't know any Spanish, and despite seemingly being a strong tourist magnet, there isn't that much information on the internet on this region in general. Was wondering if anyone's done this kind of a trip before and how they worked out the logistics.
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I put together some reviews of a few of the many art galleries in Buenos Aires over on my blog, incase anyone's looking for something in particular and/or for advice on what to skip:
I'm planning a trip late this summer.
I am debating between Peru or Bolivia.
Peru mainly for Machu Picchu and Bolivia for the salt lakes.
I only have about two weeks and would want to really experience the country/ies.
I know its a short time, but which one would you recommend?
I booked my Machu Picchu ticket for May 28th on Govt of Peru website and have the reservation code. Now when I try to make payment using my visa card, the website keep crashing. My question is, Can I make payment in Cusco on May 27th? Will my reservation be valid till then? Please help me...Thanks
Howdy. A partner and I are traveling in Peru next month via rental car. We're going from Lima to Cusco, to Puno, to Arequipa, and back to Lima. We want a car because we love veering off the highway onto side roads.
Is that general itinerary suitable for a small rental car? How is gas availability? Should I buy and carry a spare gas can?
We're into sharing the ride. What's the best rideshare service for Peru?
We are planning to do a cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia and want also visit Cape Horn.
We will be there in December 2013.
Does somebody know if Cruceros Australis is the only operator?
Furthermore do we need to purchase a ticket in advanced or is there a possibility to get cheaper tickets on spot?
Could you help me with your Bolivian expertize? I saw some threads on similar questions posted in the past few years but I'm still not very clear.
I'll be finishing my Chile/Argentina trip after Christmas 2013 and fly back to Canada early January 2014 from La Paz.
I have a dillemma: going there through Arica or San Pedro de Atacama? I won't have time to do both Atacama and Putre/Lauca NP. I'd love to do San Pedro to Uyuni 3 day tour but I'm concerned about altitude sickness, I have terrible memories from staying in Cuzco 10 years ago. San Pedro is at about 2400 m. Would a couple days there acclimatize me to continue on the tour? I've read horror stories about people doing tour that way, but maybe they didn't stay long enough in San Pedro? On the other hand Putre is already at 3500 m and going there from Arica's sea level will give me altitude sickness for sure. So what is the lesser... more »
I’m coming to Bogotá in June for a week, before I make my up to Mexico. Being a cycle fan, I would love to explore the city by bike, preferably on a tour as I would have no idea where to go. Does anyone know a good tour operator for that, preferably with local guides? Also, if anyone know sth. about mountain biking anywhere around Bogotá, would be amazing as well.
Thanks in advance!
I am presently in Arequipa for a few more days. I want to see outside the city. Unfortunately, all that is suggested to me involves major heights -Colca Canyon, El Misti etc... I love the outdoors and long walks, villages, flora/fauna, textiles... Any suggestions?
I'm leaving to go Brazil next month and have been putting together an itinerary, has anyone who's been to Brazil know if what i've put together is doable? Or even know a better way of doing things than what I have suggested??
Hi, I will be in Cusco on 3rd-4th June and need to visit MP on 8th (trains booked). Would it be unwise to wait and book when there? I cant book student ticket online and website has been crashing on me!
Hi. I am going to wake up on a Sunday morning in several weeks in Quilotoa. By 10pm on the same day, I have to be at the airport in Quito.
I have several questions.
I am prepared to take a truck to get to Sigchos to Quilotoa if I have to. Once I get to Sigchos is it better for me to catch a bus to Latacunga or would it be possible to go Lasso and get a bus or shared taxi (if they have them) from Lasso to Quito. Do they have buses from Sigchos to Lasso?
Do the buses from Lasso/Latacunga arrive at Carcelen Bus Terminal? From the bus terminal, I will need to go the airport and my friend to his hotel in the old town. Would it be better for us to take a cab together to the old town, and then me take a cab to the airport or should we part ways at the bus station. We prefer to be together for as long as possible unless the old town is far out of the way to the airport.
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Who knows if it is possible to travel down river from Coca in Ecuador to Brazil? Anyone have first hand experience?
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