Has anybody been to Chivay / Colca Canyon Area in December?
- How was the weather? Since December is the first month of the rainy season, did it affect your activities there? I realize it's difficult to be specific about weather.
- Do things like tour operators and bus companies shut down as it gets close to December 25?
- Are there any safety considerations, in terms of, is more vigilance required in Chivay / Colca Canyon Area than for, say,...
Help, do any of you helpful folks know an easy way to get to Pucusana from Miraflores please?
Hoping to go there for the day tomorrow.
I am very keen on one of the Antarctica deals but obviously cannot afford it. I plan to go to Ushuaia first week of Jan 2015, 6th Jan to be exact and stroll around to find a last minute deal that is probably cheaper than the original price.
Is this a good idea? Any input would be appreciated. Thank youLast post at: 2014-09-29 22:13:03 UTC
What are the road conditions once the asphalt ends? Is it very unwise to attempt to drive to Atjoni? There seems to be no information on this at all. I know Bradt has a guide coming out next year, but I will be there next week. How long does the drive take? Will it be fine in a rental 4x4? I have driven on lots of dirt roads all over the world in rentals (usually not 4x4s). Any info greatly appreciated.Last post at: 2014-09-29 20:16:50 UTC
Hello, I was wondering if I could get some advice on South America. My boyfriend and I (27 and 23 respectively) are travelling South America and we're wondering what route would be best to take. We land in Rio on 13th January but want to be in Rio for Carnaval (which I believe starts on 15th Feb). We were thinking to travel some of...
Has anyone used Maigon Travel who operate Patagonia Escapes? They are travel agents based in Buenas Aires and they have what looks like a very attractively priced tour of Patagonia. I would like to know if anyone has used them or had any dealings with them before we go ahead.Last post at: 2014-09...
we have the 2012 LP argentina. in purmamarca, we found places listed at 140 pesos going for over 300.
we're now in salta, nice-ish place with private bath for 300/night.
money is a headache--we've used pounds to buy dollars and are now converting those slowly to pesos, so it's hard to keep track of what things cost, and we just left bolivia, so can't really compare the two sets of prices. places on booking.com are generally more expensive than those who don't...
I don't hear many folk praising Guayaquil but surely every city has interesting people and places? I particularly enjoy looking at interesting buildings, urban landscapes, wandering around parks and trying out cool bars or food places. I realise safety is something to consider, are there good (and fairly safe) places to go for a stroll? I'm visiting next week...
Is Cuzco still reachable after the earthquake? Read something about roads destroyed...Last post at: 2014-09-29 05:26:49 UTC
I am coming with strong altitude problems (lung problems) from Huaraz to get away from the altitude. If I am lucky, the problems will be gone just by going down.
But maybe I will have to visit a clinic/hospital in Trujillo. Which one is good/recommendable? The price doesn't matter as I have a good travel health insurance.
Would be great to get fast replys! Thank you very much!
GreetsLast post at: 2014-09-29 01:57:04 UTC
Where to start with this place !!?? It is a true model of sustainability, from the waste water treatment, to making their own electricity, to growing their own food, to the natural beauty of the original land, all done with complete comfort and style. We were met on one side of the Rio Mindo from the lodge by our El Monte guide, Lucia. We shuttled our luggage and ourselves over the river with...