Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 19:31 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

A friend and I are arriving into Bogota on the 30th and would like to get tickets for a concert for the 31st at el Club de Suboficiales Colina Campestre (Calle 138 # 55-38, Bogotá).

Where would you suggest we stay the night of the 30th, considering we are arriving at 11pm and would like...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 19:01 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,
Travelling to South America in a months time, landing in the Buenos Aires International Airport.
We want to go to Iguazu Falls, haven't booked anything, we are waiting til...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 17:14 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I've been searching for some info regarding buses / minibuses / shared taxis from Copacabana to La Paz.
The thing is, we've got a plane to catch in La Paz (going to...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 17:00 | Thorn Tree

I will be in the south of Ecuador at Huaquillas and want to peek into Peru and add another country to my checklist. Silly, I know. I have read that immigration facilities are far apart and a hassle. I have also read the area is a free trade zone. My question is this: if I walk over the bridge and have lunch in...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 16:54 | Thorn Tree

Hi gang!
I am going to be in the south of Ecuador and want to peek into Peru to add another country to my checklist. Silly, I know.
I have heard immigration facilities are far apart and a hassle. I have also heard the border is an open trade zone
My question is this: if I just walk over the footbridge into Peru....have...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 14:43 | Thorn Tree


Is there any way of getting to El Morado from central Santiago without an arranged tour? I.e. via bus or similar.

Big thanks for all answers!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:32 | Thorn Tree

Hi All!
I've gotten some mixed information about obtaining a visa to enter Chile. From what I think I understand, you don't need to apply for one before getting to the country, you just pay an "entry fee" upon arrival. Some of my research is finding that US citizen no longer need to pay this fee. Can any one provide any clarity on this for me?
many thanks!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:53 | Thorn Tree

You want to go to Paradise. But not the one you see on the postcards. The real Paradise. Where is it? Where should I go? you ask yourself desperately . Calm down my friend…

Last post at: 2014-10-21 15:53:29 UTC
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:46 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know of a way to get from the airpot to Cachoeira without going into Salvador to the bus station? Trying to save time/money.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 09:18 | Thorn Tree

HEY friends,
we need help to find a CAMPERVAN/MINIBUS to travel through south america!
we are a group of 4 people from all over and reveive every idea you can give us where to find our new home!

thank you and join us on our travel if you want,

los chimimangueros ( )

Last post at: 2014-10-21 13:18:40 UTC
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:13 | Thorn Tree


First, a quick tutorial on how to access the discounted tickets with the Visit Argentina.
First go to the following page:
Then, select your country next to "To make your coupon booklet reservation, select...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:57 | Thorn Tree

Me (English) and my wife (Indonesian) will be travelling around Ecuador for 3 weeks.
December 30-January 4: Quito Area.
January 4-13: Galapagos.
January 13-20: Andes Mountains & Volcanoes.

On our 3rd week in Ecuador...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:00 | Thorn Tree


I'll be arriving in bariloche from chile in a few weeks time. Since I am from a country that uses the euro I would prefer to access the 'blue' market using the euro, but the question is, do I get a good rate for euro cash in bariloche? Or do I really have to carry USD? Chilean pesos would also be an option for me, I could just get them from the ATM before I cross the border.

Thanks, Edwin

Last post at: 2014-10-21 08:43:46 UTC
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 23:17 | Thorn Tree

I've got 28 days jan 21-feb17 and need help with planning and determining budget.
My interests are day hikes (not treks), mountain biking and kayaking in beautiful natural settings. Not a city fan so prefer to base out of parks or rural /towns. My plans are to fly to el Calafete and bus to/from el chalten and then head to lake district.

Since this is high season:
do I need to book air now?
What about lodging? (I like to stay flexible)
Can I find basic double...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 22:46 | Thorn Tree

Over the past 12 years traveling i have been lucky to see so much of this incredible world from China to Eqypt and many more stunning places but during a recent trip to South America where i became the first person in a wheelchair to travel down the famous Death Road in...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 22:19 | Thorn Tree

Hello ! About 10 days we will go to Brazil and we have booked the flight to Rio de Janeiro. After 1 month around the Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and Paraty we had thought to travel down to the Pantanal and then Iguazu . But since it takes quite a long time in the bus , we thinking of take a domestic flight from...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 21:54 | Thorn Tree

Hello LP Thorn Tree Community.

my wife and I are staying 17 days at the end of November and are travelling with our 2 & 4 yr old. Backpackers at heart, but the game has changed and less improv to the schedule and more desirable stays are a must. So i come asking for your 2 cents to a schedule that could use some opinions. all input will be appreciated!

Arrive in ...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:21 | Thorn Tree

I am headed to the Galapagos in March and am leaning towards a land-based approach, taking the occasional day trip instead of a cruise. For various reasons (cost, flexibility, desire to wander on land rather than be cooped up in a boat), the land-based approach suits me. However, recently I am seeing day trips advertised at MUCH higher prices than my guidebook suggests. I was expecting to pay maybe $80 for a full-day trip like Kicker Rock from San Cristobal. On some websites, I'm now...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:47 | Thorn Tree

I will get to Santiago November the 6th then to Punta Arenas on the 8th where i plan on spending like 10 days. then head by bus through Chile, Salar de Uyuni and...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:35 | Thorn Tree

can some advise me on the easiest way to get from Northern Chile to Salar De Uyuni, for a standard 3 day trip and then head to Cusco for Machu Picchu trip. I go at the end of November So i hope it shouldnt...


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