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Sorry for another thread, but I suspect this is a common issue for American visitors to Uyuni from Chile so thought it warranted a separate thread.
Thus far for my visa, I have $150 in nice USA money (some extra just in case; above the $135), a yellow fever certificate, as well as copies of my passport and yellow fever certificate.
I'm lacking the passport photo.
Should I be able to get a passport photo in Uyuni quite easily? The operators in Chile tell me that I can, but of course I just want to be certain as I'm hoping to bus to La Paz the same day.
In a few weeks I'm heading with my girlfriend to Ecuador en the Galapagos islands, and I want to propose to her.
I've just purchased a ring (last minute) and I'm wondering if anyone knows a nice romantic place in Ecuador or maybe on the Gal. Islands where I can ask her. Or has anyone another nice idea?
I'm heading to Buenos Aires at the end of May and intend to work my way northwards towards San Pedro de Atacama. I'm in two minds about whether to cross over to Chile (see the sights in Valaraiso perhaps, before heading up the coast) or instead take a route through central Argentina.
Does anyone have any recommendations for the two routes? I am keen to visit Salta on the way which makes me lean towards going through Argentina. In all I'm thinking I'll give myself about three weeks to get to San Pedro from BA, as I have to be in Cusco for the end of June.
I know the weather will be cold, but my trip to Argentina was delayed due to work and the first week in June is when I'm able to go now. Any advice on how to split up a week between El Calafate, El Chalten and either Ushiaia or Torres Del Paine. I will be taking the bus up to Bariloche following this and I think this is best from El Calafate from what I have seen. I will book perito moreno mini-trek and thinking about estancia cristina outing. I know El Chalten will be dead, but has anyone used a guide for a Fitz Roy hike around lago de los tres in this timeframe? I'll be solo for this portion of the trip so I'd rather have a guide with me/join a group for such a long hike during the winter. All suggestions are welcome!
Me and a friend are thinking of heading to RIo for the carnival in Feb 2014,we want to stay there for roughly a week.
We have an additional 3 weeks of travelling either before or after carnival....my question is we don't know whether to do rio and the Amazon or whether to do rio...Sao paolo....and macchu picchu.however we've heard feb/march isn't a great time to do the inca trail.
I'll be meeting her in SA from Perth and she'll be coming from Dublin.
We don't know which way to go without missing carnival.
Any advice would be appreciated :)
i'm going to Ecuador for work but I am organizing a short 3 days easy trekking in the Quito area. I have an official guide from there. I already did some trekking with him.
we are leaving Quito early in the morning on friday 24th, and coming back in Quito on sunday night the 16th.
here bellow si the description of the guide proposal for the trekking.
the ideau is sharing the Guides salary less than 100 a day.. and enjoy a nice non visited trekking... we would sleep in local hostal, and will buy food everyday in the village we are.
let me know on my mail if you are interested in: firstname.lastname@example.org
el primer día saldríamos de Quito temprano en la mañana para llegar a
Insilivi antes del medio día, y salir en una caminata de 5 hs. hasta llegar a Chugchilan. Aqui hay dos hostales uno es Mama Hilda y el
otro es Cloud Forest,en cualq... more »
I am going to Paraguay from June to August this summer and so a day trip to Igauzu Falls is definitely in order!
What I am trying to figure out is how to get from Asuncion to the falls (onto the Brazilian side) with the least hassle and without a visa as it will be only a daytrip!
I've been doing a lot of reading on different forums for this trip, and from what I can tell, the cheapest/easiest way seems to be to take a bus from Asuncion to CdE...and then the details get a little blurry from here. From what I gathered...I'm guessing that the bus will...drive straight into Brazil without being stopped? But I'm also reading that you must get stamped on your way out? What exactly does this mean? Does this mean that you will have to pay for a Brazilian visa to enter the country as well? Or just get stamped for leaving Paraguay?
(I have a Canadian passport, but will be tra... more »
Help! SO confused about how to get to and from Campe Grande to Panatal and further on to Bonito. Can you fly from somewhere near Bonito to Sao Paulo?
14.9 fly to Rio
18.9 fly to Iguzzu Falls
21.9 fly to Campo Grande ( Organised trip? Panatal)
27.9 fly to Sao Paulo
29.9 fly home UK.
finding this a struggle! Any advise greatfully received!
Can anyone recommend good, reliable and cheap tour operators who do 3 day, 2 night Salt Flat tours that start in Uyuni and end in San Pedro de Atacama please. There's lots around but just want to hear everyones opinions/experiences as there are a few horror stories about!
Also, are there any that can provide a sleeping bag as I'm not planning on taking one with me!
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I'm quite keen to see the salt flats in Bolivia (travel from Chile) and then travel from La Paz to Peru and on to Puno. Some hostel friends here, though, have told me that there are planned road blocks blocking Bolivia to Peru travel? Is this true? Likely? Any information is helpful!
I'm planning a 4 weeks trip to Brazil, July / August.
I have been there 12 years ago (Cuiaba / Pantanal, Salvador (during Carnival), Rio, Florianopolis). Now I will go with my girlfriend, who was never there.
We will visit someone in Sao Paulo and want to include Rio and the Amazonas jungle. We do NOT want to "rush thru" but stay a few days at every place. So we have time left for one or maximum two spots. Large distances we will fly.
My questions are:
(1) Salvador de Bahia was beautiful, but is there an alternative, that I don't know yet?
(2) Is it worth to visit Iguazu Falls? Sounds like a silly question, but we have seen the Niagara Falls and the Victioria Falls in Africa. If Iguazu is not SO much different, we might skip it.
(3) We are considering two or three days at Ilha Grande / Paraty, seems like a nice stop between Sao Paulo and Rio. How is the weather in ... more »
Does anyone know what's wrong with LAN Chile's website? It won't let me look at the South America air passes and it hasn't been working for around 10 days now. I'm using the NZ branch of LAN but seems like most of the other countries' sites aren't working either. I can look up individual flights etc, but just not the Air Pass site.
Will be travelling to the Pantanal in July, the LP suggests using Gil's Pantanal Discovery as a tour.
Does anyone here have any recent experience with this company?
I'm thinking of two weeks in Peru from late September to October - Is this still in the rainy season and will access to main sites like MP be affected
Hi Guys and Gals,
I got really excited looking up potential itineraries around June/ July 2014 in South America and thought it might be a good idea to create a thread that consolidated people's thoughts and travels to South America in 2014!
So here's my draft plan:-
1. Late May – Go to South America somewhere and tour around. I'm thinking do the Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Amazon River, Galapagos and visit the local cities!
2. Mid June – Be in Brazil for the World Cup! Go Rio, watch a couple of group games and enjoy the Country while everyone is in a great mood!
3. Fly back mid tournament went it gets to the business end and the atmosphere is tense and watch safely on my big screen at home. Hahaha!
Anyone else planning to do something similar? Any thoughts regarding the potential pricing, itinerary etc?
Thanks. more »
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