Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM Last Post By: RandA2013
Feb 6, 2013 8:41 AM
Itinerary checkHowdy all,
My fiance and I are backpacking through SA on our 3-4 month honeymoon and was just looking to double check how it's looking. We truly like all aspects of traveling, adventure, culture, architecture, relaxing, beach/party. All of it! We cannot wait to get to the airport!
We will be starting in Peru then to Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and then southern Brazil.
We'll be coming from Peru and then heading down into argentina.
Copacabana - 3 days
La Paz - 3 days (can't wait to bike the death road!)
Rurre- 7 days
La Paz - 1 day (flight back and all)
Sucre - 4 days
Potosi - 2 days
Tupizia/Uyuni - 6 days
2 extra days as insurance for ilness, missed connections/sticking around an area we like
(we will be checking out the falls (both sides) when we are in Brazil)
any feedback would be great,
Thanks for reading!
Feb 6, 2013 8:58 AM
1sorry I can't seem to find the edit button but we'll be in Bolivia in October.
Feb 7, 2013 9:39 AM
2Sounds like a really good itineary for the amount of time you have. I only have two comments.
I would recomend spending time in Isla de Sol rather than just Copacabana. I loved Parte Norte as it is a lot more traditional and less touristy feel. However the downside to the North side is that there are less up market accomadation options if that is what you are after, and less Western food options. Parte Sur is a lot more touristy. The benift of this is reflected in the abundance of accomadation and food varieties comparatively, however if you like eating local cuisine, and dont mind cheap and basic accomadation, then I would recomend Parte Norte. You can walk around the whole island in a day, but we spent a few to soak in the atmosphere. I wouldnt recommend spending any time in Copacobana unless you want non budget accomadation options, however it is very common to stay in Copa and just do day rips to Isla del Sol. To me that doesnt give you the full Isla del Sol experience, but who I am to judge?
Great amount of time for Rurre. If you plan on doing a jungle tour, I would recomend either 3 or 4 nights (or more). We did 4, but the majority do 3d/2n. Considering transport is half a day, and most lodges leave straight after breakfast on the last day it only really gives you 1 full day in the jungle. I recomend Mashaquipe if you want the option of walking in the jungle for a couple of hours, and sleeping in already set up camp sites. They are slightly more expensive, but it is the only option I found that offered this hike/camp option (unless you want a survivor type experience). Being away from the main lodge = more chance of seeing animals. With 7 days you will have time for 4 nights jungle, 2 night pampa if you wanted...
Feb 7, 2013 1:18 PM
3a good plan for near a month in Bolivia....not too rushed and a good amount of time in each place. always good to leave days spare in Bolivia as travel can be unpredictable at times due to bad weather or road block strikes. maybekeep an extra day in La Paz.....i found it to be a great city. i was also in Bolovia in October and the weather was generally very good
Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM
4THanks for the feedback..def planned on seeing Isla del Sol and area while in copacabana. I hadn't really heard much about Norte though which sounds awesome so I'll definitely take a look.
Good to hear about the weather too. Thanks! keep em coming! :)
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