Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 20:08 | Thorn Tree

I'm just plotting out a rough itinerary for my South American Adventures starting in October.
I'm a little concerned that by the time we get down to Bolivia it will be thoroughly into wet season. - LP suggests October is wet season, but the forums indicate NOvember is more the start of it.

The two top things on this list in...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 18:09 | Thorn Tree

Just a reminder and heads up for anyone going to Lima. There is only one airport and you do not need to transfer airports when going from an international flight to a domestic.

My dad was meeting me in Cusco to hike MP with me (I've been abroad for 2 months traveling) and after getting his bags (between the int'l flight and domestic) he was told he had to change airports. He naively agreed and was shuffled into a taxi. In the course of the 1 hour circle jerk extortion of a taxi ride...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 16:19 | Thorn Tree

We are now in Cusco and are wanting to go to Satipo, but would like to go through the jungle instead of going through Lima. Does anyone know if it is possible of going on boat from Quillabamba to Satipo on Urubamba river?


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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 15:55 | Thorn Tree


I know that Septembers supposed to be the low season in Brazil.
Though I was wondering if there's still some Nightlife going on in Buzios or Puerto Seguro?


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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 15:32 | Thorn Tree

Hey fellow travelers,

I am a U.S. citizen currently in Brazil on a tourist visa, and am planning to fly into Santa Cruz, Bolivia in the next two weeks. I have done a quite a bit of research, but would like to be absolutely sure about my Bolivian Visa situation before booking my flight...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 13:44 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys! My friend and I are coming to visit your beautiful city of Cuzco in August 28 to September 2. We'd like to meet up with some locals while we are in town, sightseeing, grab a drink or try some local cuisines (where locals eat). Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

If you are a traveler and happen to be in town at the same as we are, hit me up too. Maybe we can join you or vise versa, share a taxi, explore the city or paint the town together.

Looking forward to visit...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 13:20 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys,

I'm a 20yr old Canadian female who is planning a backpacking trip through South America starting May 2015 -- I'm looking to be travelling anywhere from 6-12 months. I would like to visit Ecuador, Peru, Chile,...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 12:58 | Thorn Tree

My boyfriend and I are planning on travelling through South America starting in Rio for Carnival in Feb 2015. From there we are hoping to head NE through Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru,...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 10:24 | Thorn Tree

I plan to travail to Santa Cruz in Bolivia and I would like to make a circuit of 3 days in the jesuit missions . Does anyone know a serious agency, not too expensive ?
thank you

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 10:20 | Thorn Tree

Some tips I thought I will share after visiting San Gil with my Lonely Planet guide:
- The swimming pools in Parque Gallineral were closed
- You can go instead to Pozo Azul, 5 minutes in bus from local terminal; the small waterfall forms a natural pool where you can swim but water is brown and cold
- they charged me 7000 pesos to enter Juan Curti waterfalls
- Green food (vegetarian restaurant) is closed
- there is a restaurant just beside Gringo's Mike which is vegetarian...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 09:53 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys! I need some help with getting from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bogota, Colombia. I would like to take buses, I enjoy it more than flying, and it has so far proven to be cheaper. Has anyone done this route before? Have any advice on what bus to catch? Or if I should take multiple buses and hop around? thanks for the help guys! Cheers.


Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 09:15 | Thorn Tree

I came in yesterday and I would like to join others in trekking through the El Cocuy national park. Please text me: 0031631530658!
Of course we could share a guide too.

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 06:38 | Thorn Tree

I lost my underwater camera whilst snorkeling off Galapagos islands, our guide said water was too rough to look for it- but as people are snorkeling there every day, any advice how I can get help to find it? Not valuable in itself but very sad to lose photos. Happy to pay a diver too look.

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 06:00 | Thorn Tree

Hi! We are looking for Russian speaking guide in Buenos-Aires, Santiago, Montevideo , should be young, dynamic, knowledgeable (October 2014). Thanks! Julia

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 05:58 | Thorn Tree

Hi! We are looking for Russian speaking guide in Buenos-Aires, Santiago, Montevideo , should be young, dynamic, knowledgeable (October 2014). Thanks! Julia

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 05:56 | Thorn Tree

Hi! We are looking for Russian speaking guide in Buenos-Aires, Santiago, Montevideo , should be young, dynamic, knowledgeable (October 2014). Thanks! Julia

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 04:11 | Thorn Tree


I will need to travel from Bariloche to Buenos Aires on Aug 4, I was planning on taking a bus. Would you recommend booking online in advance?

The reason I ask is that the fares are not exactly cheap, so maybe it would be worthwhile to buy the ticket once I am there and profit from a possibly better exchange rate … (Assuming of course you can buy the tickets locally with cash.)

Also, when...

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 04:10 | Thorn Tree

I need your help because I can not really decide about my route in Colombia in november. I'll be 4 nights in Bogota and Santa Marta but I do not know what to do in 6 days between those cities. I heard about Villa de Leyva, Tunja, San Gil and Bucaramanga. Where do you recommend to stay and what do you recommend to do?
Thanks in advance

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Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 03:42 | Thorn Tree

Hey :)
I will be in Peru from August 6-28th
Arequipa, colca canyon no guide (if I meet people, if not I'll find something else), misti volcano
Puno, lake titicaca, taquile
Cuzco&MP the cheap way, sacred valleys
Huaraz: llangunaco lake, santa cruz ni guide 4 days (if i find people again as i don't think it's a good idea to go alone), and if possible pisco climb (with guide though)!

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2014 - 00:57 | Thorn Tree

Few quick questions on gear for a 5d/4n Salkantay Trek end of Aug, first of Sep:

What type of hiking boots should I take (waterproof? high-top vs. low?)

Should I rent my sleeping bag from the tour company? If not, what temp rating should I take?

Should I take a day pack or a full back pack, or both? I know most guides let you leave luggage in Cusco.

How cold should I expect to get? I don't want to over/under pack clothing

Any other must takes?

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