Peru to Rio in 40 days
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 4:58 PM Last Post By: Don_Don
Oct 20, 2012 10:57 AM
Peru to Rio in 40 daysHey All,
we are a couple, planning a 40 days trip from Lima to Rio from Jan to Feb 2013. we have ~ 40 flexible days,with additional ~4-5 days reserved for Rio.
I browsed through the most common itinerary - Lima-Cuzco- TiT.Lake -LaPaz-Uyuni-SC- Pantanal-SP-Rio.
We are mostly interested in animals and hikes and will be happy to skip the Iguazu falls and the salty lakes in Uyuni.
Are there any other possible routes for that trip?
is it worth spending a few days north of lima to hike in Huaraz?
Since its Jan - wet - where is the best place to see the amazon basin? peru or bolivia?
Is it possible to do Peru-North Chile-Paraguay Rio? or 40 days is really not enough?
finally - is it worht buying some of the camping gear in Peru or better to arrive with all the gear (e.g. tent, sleeping bag)?
we would prefer to move by buses, but if there is no choise we will take a flight to Rio.
thanks for the help
Oct 20, 2012 2:43 PM
1If you aren't interested in the salt flats there is absolutely no point going to Uyuni.
There is no need to bring camping gear, it will be provided if you are trek through an agency. Huaraz is too far out of the way with your time-frame. I would look at trekking around Ausengate, near Cuzco, or Sorata in Bolivia.
I went to the Amazon out of Rurrenbaque in Bolivia, it makes much more sense to fly from La Paz, especially as you are limited by time. You can also do a Yungas trip from Rurre.
It also makes sense to fly to SC from either La Paz or Sucre (after a overnight bus from La Paz) as the bus to SC is uncomfortable at best.
Again a flight from the Pantanal to Rio will be your quickest and cheapest option.
Oct 20, 2012 4:58 PM
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