Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jul 19, 2013 11:17 AM Last Post By: Renavi
Jul 17, 2013 11:41 AM
honeymooningMy husband and i married about a month ago and delayed our honeymoon until January so we both will be able to get away for 4 weeks then. I am just beginning planning and i am looking for some advice on where to go. Originally we wanted to go to Namibia/ Botswana but for 4 weeks its looking like it will be a bit too expensive over there. We both have never been to south America but have traveled quite a lot to other places.
Jul 17, 2013 11:46 AM
Jul 17, 2013 1:38 PM
2Tell us a bit more about your interests, what you like and don't like and we will be able to give you better advice. I might tell you to go hiking in Patagonia, but if you don't like hiking, then that's a useless tip for you.
I don't know anything about price levels in Namibia or Botswana, but please do keep in mind that many countries in South America are not necessarily cheap.
Jul 17, 2013 6:04 PM
Jul 17, 2013 6:17 PM
4Many places in SA America are much cheaper than tourist places in Africa. But I agree w/ the previous poster. There's so much variety, it's impossible to recommend without knowing more. What kinds of things do you like to do? How much of your 4 weeks would you tolerate tied up with bus travel? And in Euros or $$, what would your general budget be? (not including air travel) ?
Jul 17, 2013 10:36 PM
5Brazil also makes a top honeymoon destination. And an exciting honeymoon destination.
Rio de Janeiro and Foz de Iguacu.
Okay. This are not 4 weeks. So add a few other travel destinations.
Belem - Manaus/ a trip on the Amazon River/the Amazonas, and a jungle trip from Manaus. And add Salvador de Bahia.
Even the Pantanal could be a possibility.
Caipirinhas & Pina Coladas = La Dolce Vita.
Again. Happy honeymooning.
Jul 19, 2013 9:03 AM
6Thanks for all the responses. We both really like hiking and are looking for a mix of adventuring/ relaxing on the trip. Our budget is quite flexible willing to spend 7,000 in US $. Right now i am thinking chile/Argentina and spend some time in Patagonia hiking and stuff but still unsure.
Edited by: Renavi
Jul 19, 2013 9:11 AM
Jul 19, 2013 9:31 AM
8If you're into hiking, then Patagonia is definitely the place to go.
Torres del Paine national park (Chile), and the area around El Chalten (Argentina) are both absolutely stunning. In Torres del Paine you can do the famous W-trek (multi day hike), in El Chalten there are loads of day hikes. The Perito Moreno glacier can be visited on a day trip from El Calafate, close to El Chalten. Further north, but still in Patagonia, Pucon (Chile) and Bariloche (Arg) are great to spend a few days and do all sorts of outdoor activities, or drive a car for a few days to drive around the lakes. You could add Mendoza to your itinerary, which itself is nothing special, but has loads of wineries around it. Or, you could consider the area around Salta in northern Argentina, which is stunning and where there are loads of wineries around Cafayate as well. Buenos Aires is worth a few days of course. Most people find Santiago quite boring, but I really liked it, and very close to Santiago there is Valparaiso, which has a lot of character. Hope that helps a little. Please do note Patagonia is not cheap at all, count on around $60 per person per day there.
Jul 19, 2013 9:41 AM
Jul 19, 2013 11:17 AM
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