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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi

My girlfriend and I have 5 weeks in Chile from mid-December 2015 and really want to walk the 'W', I don't really want to take an organised trip because I'd rather not rush round, whereas most organised trips budget on 5 days I'd like to insert a couple of days extra so take 7 days overall. However, when I tried to check availability of the refugios with both Fantastico Sur and...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 14:52 | Thorn Tree

Hello !
I would like to ask the local people or somebody who bought air ticket from Lima to Cuzco (one side) how much will be the good price for that ticket? I'm looking the air ticket for 3.05.2015 r., now on the website the price is 111$ + 30$ taxes and I wonder if it be cheaper when I go at 2.05.2015 r. to travel...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:23 | Thorn Tree

I did find another thread on this but it didn't give me enough information so here is my attempt at asking a similar question.

I'm an owner of a 5yo dog in the US. I am planning on traveling to south america for a year. My dog is my baby (other dog owners will relate with this sentiment I am sure).

I plan on staying in Ecuador for 3 months and then make my way to...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 07:53 | Thorn Tree

Hello to all,
This is a cross-post from the Interests - Bike Forum.

I want to do a South American tour. I intended to do it this year, but last December I got a much better job at a big company and decided to take advantage of that for another year. So 2016 it will be.

I want to go for about 1 month max. or about 2500km. I commute daily with a load in a variety of terrains, so I guess I can start with a reasonable daily mileage from the start.

One important...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:25 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

I am travelling to miraflores, lima for business and want to know how secure is the city. I have heard that there are regular cases of robbery with visitors. Also, how are the natives and places to visit?

Last post at: 2015-04-27 10:56:14 UTC
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 18:47 | Thorn Tree

We looked over the listings in LP's and FootPrint's guides and some of the online listings, and the best seemed to be Dreamers and La Brisa Loca. The Dreamers location in Palomino looked more appealing, mainly because of the beach, but looking closer, it's reviewed as being quite remote with a beach unsafe for a swim. The Dreamers in...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 17:06 | Thorn Tree

Hi Everybody,

I'm traveling to the Galapagos this coming July, and after searching, I came out with the following places for snorkeling in the archipelago. I highlighted the most quoted. The problem is that I came out with too many places, and I can't fit them all in an 8-day cruise, especially because the most quote places happen to be far from each other. I have snorkeled before among sea turtles, white tipped sharks and manta rays, and although I would never get tired of...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 16:51 | Thorn Tree

Hi,
we're planning to go trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash in june. Due to the length and elevation of the trek, we'd like to hire an arriero and donkeys, but we do fine without a guide.
However, I'm not so sure and seeking for experience from others who have been there, about the following:

  1. where is the best place to hire an arriero - already...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 16:36 | Thorn Tree

Hello, we are arriving by plane to the Brazilian side of iguazu at 7pm. We want to immediately go to the Argentinian side and stay in a hotel there. is it a 24 hour border or does the border close at a certain time at night? Thanks!

Last post at: 2015-04-27 14:17:24 UTC
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 16:05 | Thorn Tree

My friend and I, in our 50s, both women, are planning to take a bus to San Javier or San José, we still dont know, from Santa Cruz, and then to Concepcion, to see the missions.
The thing is that we only have twodays/one night, and I think its easier to go to San Javier from Santa Cruz for the...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 14:04 | Thorn Tree

Some friends and I are planning to do the Santa Cruz loop but want to do it in December. I know a lot of people say that the best time to go is May through September but I am wondering if anyone has any experience doing it in late December/early January. Is the weather an issue and what were your experiences? Also, do you really need a guide at all? I did Torres del Paine and Iceland Laugavegur trek without one so I am thinking not but wasn't sure about access to water, etc. Thanks!...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:20 | Thorn Tree

We will spend three weeks in high elevation of Bolivia, trekking in the mountains, Isla del Sol etc., all well above 2200 m . So we do not plan to get a yellow fever shot.
The last couple of days i would like to go to Coroico and relax. The problem is that this area is lower elevation.
I am trying to decide if to skip it, not really keen to get a yellow fever shot because 2 days.

Do you have...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:04 | Thorn Tree

Hi everybody,

I am about to start my travels to South America and just wonder if someone can help me and give advise.

I will be flying to Buenos Aires and from that point I would like to go north including Cordoba and Iguazu Falls with the finish in...

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 04:12 | Thorn Tree

Hey Everyone,
We are heading to Patagoina in November for 10 days.
The plan is to fly into El Calafate (arrive noon) then head straight up to El Chalten.
-3n El Chalten
back to...

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 19:58 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

I have a couple question regarding Venezuela as I will hopefully visit in a couple weeks time.

  1. Do UK citizens need a visa to enter Venezuela by land? - I have read some information which says that we don't but the UK FCO website tells me that I do if I enter the country by land? (What'...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 19:52 | Thorn Tree

I'm finding Galapagos flights now beginning in May that are 140US one way. Can this be true? I can't find anything about you having to be ecuadorian? It's with Avianca! Can it be right?

Last post at: 2015-04-26 00:38:49 UTC
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 15:53 | Thorn Tree

I have a question regarding transportation from Puerto Varas right now. It seems like they will open the road to the border again tomorrow, I want to go to Bariloche since I have a flight booked from there on the 30th. Can anyone confirm? And the bus to...

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 14:03 | Thorn Tree

Has anyone got any comments as to the best direction in which to take this trek, from the point of view of difficulty. altitude gain (should really be properly acclimatised first, but even so), possibly transport, scenery or any other considerations? Hoping to do either this trek or (ideally) Santa Cruz/Ulta Valley trek, starting around 5th May, all being well. There are currently 3 people interested, in anyone wants to join us. Thanks in advance.

Last post at: 2015-04-25 22:06:28 UTC
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 13:50 | Thorn Tree

My computer was stolen at a bus terminal in Santiago about 2 hours before getting on a bus to Iquique.
The security guards were called and basically told me that nothing could be done and my computer is gone. I asked them to call the police so I could know more about what to do. They were reluctant to call the police and just told me that the police would tell me the same thing they told me. But apparently they did call the police to come to the station. But they never did come and I had...

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:34 | Thorn Tree

Hi
I booked a last minute flight to Santiago (will reach there tonight)- staying 5 nights until Friday afternoon. Ive only booked accommodation until Tuesday.
I'd love to do some day hikes around Santiago - e.g El Morado,Cerro Ramon, Cajon del Maipu.

Can anyone recommend wheter its possible for me to stay at a lodge (not to expensive) for one or2 nights where I can hike on my own to somewhere nicnice, and travel there with public transport?
Anyone else planning to do...

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