Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:19 | Thorn Tree

Hi guy's!
I plan on moving to South America and I really want to volunteer. It's the best way to really get to know a new culture than by engaging in the local community through community service.
Basically, I've applied to volunteer with E.F. (Education First), but their programs are very expensive. You have to count at least 5000 £ for 8 weeks! It's too expensive for me...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:12 | Thorn Tree

Planning to go to Chile at the beginning of July. Traveling with wife, 1,5 year old girl and a 5 year old girl. Planning to spend 10 days. I would like to bring them to the snow and spend a few days in a skiing, but not the whole period. Some sightseeing/kids stuff/animals/parks will be interesting as well. I am open to suggestions.

About us: My wife and I are experienced backpackers, but we are not...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 14:43 | Thorn Tree

Hello all,

I am looking for some advice on how to get from La Paz to Santiago over the course of 6 days with a stop in Salar de Uyuni. I am a solo female traveler and would appreciate any advice you may have about logistics, safety on buses, etc.?

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:55 | Thorn Tree

A warning has been published regarding the use of synthetic-fibre clothing in the Manu rainforest near Cusco in Peru. Authorities advise travellers to wear only clothes made from natural materials like cotton and leather. Synthetic clothes and other plastic materials are being attacked by a plastic-eating fungus, and they will be...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:36 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys!

As the name says is it possible or better where exactly would be the cheapest place in Colombia to look for if your budget is 500/month. I'm 20 yo and have no problems staying in a really bad apartament-no TV, no hot water-but I do need internet. I also won't be visiting stuff or drinking or anything so I think 500/month is doable I'm just curious in which part is the cheapest...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree

Some questions:

what is this beach like? is the swimming safe? is there somewhere to get lunch?

does anyone have any info about local buses that make the trip from Santa Marta?

Thanks very much

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:47 | Thorn Tree


I'm 26 and I'm going to Cuzco for a trip doing the salkantay trail to Machu pichu, it's a 4night/5day tour. All food and tents are provided and luggage transport, you get picked up from hotel and it's all very organised.
I'm looking to find some people of any age/gender who wish to also do this trip. I have a great deal and the more people I get the less the price! Is...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:30 | Thorn Tree

I will be volunteering in the Galapagos for 5 weeks, and will have another 5 weeks to spend on the mainland. I would love to volunteer with animals or conservation in the Amazon of Ecuador. I am having a hard time finding a placement that is for a budget traveler... Least expensive I have found is $500 for...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 09:01 | Thorn Tree

My partner and I have 16 days to spend in brazil for a mixture of culture and beach time. We are keen on visiting Rio and Salvador, Bahia. We have heard of numerous towns on the coast to the south of Salvador i.e....

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 02:50 | Thorn Tree

we travel for 3,5 weeks to Lima/Cusco/Puno/La Paz/Arequipa. Starting form 30.07.2015. We stay in small guesthouses and hostels (low/middle budget). Do you think it is necessary to bring a Sleepingbag?

We are 5 person. Is it possible to finde a taxi for 5 person around Cusco, Puno....?


Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 23:48 | Thorn Tree

We are thinking of booking a 5d/4n trek with Salkantay Trekking company. They offer two alternatives- either near the Urumamba River or into Llactapata. Does anyone have any experience with these two treks? Suggestions on which to choose? Has anyone had any experience with Salkantay Trekking in general? Thanks so much!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 23:02 | Thorn Tree

Hi there
This seems like such along way away but we are heading to Rio for the 2016 Olympics and have managed to find some accommodation at Fonte de Saudade.
I only have 48 hours to confirm the booking and have not had a chance to do any research as to what sort of area or transport options ..
We are staying for 25 days.
Accomodation seems to be very expensive and I am guessing prices will continue to rise so am anxious to take up this offer..
Can anyone please tell...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 20:40 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

For those of you who wish to visit Capurgana and Zapzurro, I have some new info on boat transport from Capurgana to Cartagena or Medellin: I've just...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 19:51 | Thorn Tree

Hi all!!

I want to do the inca trail in nov and I contacted an agency but the prices were too high (900 usd for 4 days) is that the normal price? Can you suggest me other agencies?
Thanks a lot in advance!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 19:28 | Thorn Tree

It is now 20 US tax - not 10.

We got last minute cruise in May for 6 days in tourist superior class Isabela/Fernandina for 1000 US/pers. You should be able to find for 700-800 around the central closer Islands.

Almuerzo in Puerto Ayora 4US and dinner 5US. You can cut that a bit if eating junk food "uptown". Beware when eating in tourist...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 19:26 | Thorn Tree

First make up your mind about what you want too see. Gigant tortoises? (reserves, Los Galapagos, Volcan Alcedo) Sea lions(everywhere, especially San Cristobal), Colonies of boobies and fregates? (N.Seymour Day trip to get close to nesting...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 18:40 | Thorn Tree

We are hoping to hire a 4x4 from Iquique for 7-10 days. Would anyone be able to recommend a local hire company that doesn't charge a fortune? Any suggestions, recommendations will be much appreciated.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:13 | Thorn Tree

We are planning a trip to South America next year and will be taking several flights between/within Brazil and Peru (5 in total). What is the most economic way of doing this, is it the oneworld South America Pass or are there other options that we should look at? Would we get a better deal going to somewhere like Trailfinders to book the flights TAM and LAM will cover all our flights.


Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:47 | Thorn Tree

would you know how maximum $ i could withdraw from the banks in Ecuador from ATM? i was told $200.00 daily from a local who lives there which is not much. my bank here in florida increased for me the total of $ I could withdraw but but I know that sometimes it does not make any difference. . pls respond. thanks a lot.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:25 | Thorn Tree

I will be spending 2-3 weeks in Argentina from the end of Nov to beginning of Dec, 2015.
I want to hike, but not so much on the "treking". Stay a few nights in a Hostle, B&B, or similar...spending the days exploring the wilderness.

So, I'm looking for recommendations.
Suggestions on day hikes as long as 40K the more rugged and less touristed the better.


Fotel Reina de Enin

A unique experience: On a river boat downstream to the Amazon river.

Berghotel Carolina

Mountain Lodge at the foot of Cerro Tunari (5035m) - Cochabamba

Ruta Tayka

Discover the majestic Salar de Uyuni on the most innovative routes.

Hotel El Puente

Provides for nature lovers and adventurer a wide range of activities.

Hotel search Bolivia: Compare hotel prices with trivago.

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