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Penguins colonies in Argentina

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:37:35 GMT

Hi, Who can recommend easiest and nearest Penguins colonies from Buenos Aires? Interested in 1 day trip. Does it involve flights? What company is doing trips there? Thank you:) ... [Posted by o.les - Nov 14, 13:37]

Peru Itinerary

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:11:40 GMT

My plans for Peru: April 2018 (80%) or July (20%) Backpacking (Hostels, Budget Hotel & Bed n Breakfast) My goals: - Cusco: Sacsayhuman, Rainbow Mountains & Machu Picchu - Arequipa: Colca Valley - Ica: Desert I will start in Cusco. Leave from Lima, but I won’t stay there for longer than one night. Nights: 4 nights in Cusco (acclimatize; one day) 1 night in Aguas Calientes 1 Bus overnight (Cusco to Arequipa) 1 night Arequipa 1 night somewhere in the near from Colca Valley 1 ... [Posted by AnTraveller007 - Nov 05, 17:11]

Costa Rica to Panama

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:08:47 GMT

Hi, can anyone suggest the best bus company to go from Costa Rica to Panama please. Is David worth going to or am I best to get a bus straight to Panama City? I’ve looked at many and can’t decide! Thanks Izzy ... [Posted by Izzyanna - Oct 24, 07:08]

Machu Picchu Ticket

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:59:59 GMT

I have some difficulties in purchasing the online ticket at the governament website. Do you know which of the online agencies offering this service are trustable? I think to buy the ticket online as I would prefer stopping in Ollataytambo instead of Cusco and it seems I cannot buy the ticket there. Thanks ... [Posted by xaver - Oct 20, 12:59]


Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:28:10 GMT

So we have booked our honeymoon and are off to Peru and Bolivia. So excited :-) I wanted to book accommodation for our first two nights in Lima. Reasonable price, popular with other backpackers. We are going on Peru Hop (If anyone has heard of that) so i guess a well-known place / popular? Has anyone got any recommendations? Also, as its our honeymoon I was thinking about booking something really nice in Cusco for one night before our treck. Is there such thing? ... [Posted by janamanda3 - Oct 17, 11:28]

Visa in Panama

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:39:57 GMT

Hi, I’ve sold my house and am off travelling solo with no return date end of November!! As time is getting very close, panic stations are starting.... Starting in Costa Rica, I’m doing a Spanish course here for 4 weeks. Then will travel the country. I’ve read that it can be very difficult to get across Panama border without a returning home ticket. Is this the case? I plan to take a boat from Panama to Colombia, (guess this will ... [Posted by Izzyanna - Oct 16, 03:39]

6 Day itinerary suggestions - CHILE

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:44:43 GMT

My partner and I will be flying in to Santiago,Chile on February 21st and have 6 days to try and see north, central and south Chile (ideally we'd like to experience the different climates). We depart to fly home on Feb 28th, so we would need to be back in Santiago on the 27th. Can anyone suggest a 6 day itinerary that will give us a bit of a taste of Chile's best regions? We would be happy to do ... [Posted by m.xenos - Oct 15, 16:44]

Search backpackers in Santiago

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:10:40 GMT

Hello guys, me and my friend startet our around the world trip in Santiago and our first mistake was that we havent learned enough spanish and nobody here speaks english. So i wanted to ask if there are any other backpackers in the city and if they want to meet us just to talk and help us eachother. Or if anyone know good places to meet people in santiago who speaks english. Thanks a lot! Cheers Andreas ... [Posted by amorandell - Oct 05, 09:10]

Solo Travelling South / Central America via organised tour?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:25:54 GMT

Hi South / Central America Travel experts, I am going on a solo 12 + months trip around the world (starting from New Zealand to South America, Central America, North America, Europe, to Asia back to NZ - happy to do do it the other way around if needed), in 2018 and I was thinking of starting in July/August leaving from Auckland. For South / Central America I was just wondering if anybody could recommend a Tour operator ... [Posted by Diana1981 - Oct 04, 20:25]

Malaria pills and birth control

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:58:37 GMT

Im going on holiday next week (8th October) and will need to take malaria tablets, chloroquine(avloclor) on sunday. I just wanted to double check but is it the safe to take with birth control (lizinna)? ... [Posted by boocatdog - Sep 27, 08:58]

Brand new traveller. How to start planning my adventure?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:46:07 GMT

I'm brand new to these forums and have never travelled solo before, but I'm looking to begin a Central and South American adventure in January. I just don't know where to begin!! I've started putting together a list of countries and cities/sites I'd like to visit, but am wondering if it's best to pre-plan as much as possible, or have rough dates in mind and work it out along the way. I am thinking around 3 months, but can be ... [Posted by jenifagee - Sep 24, 13:46]

Visiting Buenos Aires for a month from 29 sept to 29 oct

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:22 GMT

Hello fellow travellers. I'm planning to visit Buenos Aires for about a month starting from Sept 29 until Oct 29. I just want to wander around the city and explore and meet the locals. It would be really great if I could get to meet some travelers and explore the city with them. Do let me know if anyone would like to do that. Thanks! ... [Posted by Chandra4656 - Sep 21, 03:30]

Sacred Valley

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:51:44 GMT

Hi all, I will be landing in cuzco next week and was just looking for a little advise in the Sacred Valley. To see all the main sight,s e.g. the salt mines in Maras and all the Inca ruins like Moray for example. Would I need to go through an organised tour or is this something I could easily do on my own through renting a bike for example and following a trail? Regards Aaron ... [Posted by Mckenna1990 - Sep 14, 06:51]

Peru and Argentina

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:47:22 GMT

So planning a trip to Peru to see Machu Pichu. After that wanted to do some fishing in the Amazon but am finding it to be pretty expensive and complicated. Not a fan of being a captive audience where I have to stay at the lodge all the time, even for all of my meals. Ideas? So as part of the trip we are thinking about heading to Argentina. Buenos Aires would be great but what to do after ... [Posted by bulldogtwo - Sep 06, 18:47]

Looking for Backpackers who have been to Venezuela

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:37:32 GMT

Dear people: I'm looking for backpackers who visited Venezuela. I'm writing my master thesis about "Mochileros en Venezuela" and need (international) backpackers who travelled the country and want to help me by answering some questions about their experiences. Anyone here who wants to help? This is the questionary: - snip - Thank you so much!!! Zara Moderator comment: please see Forum Rules ... [Posted by zaravzla - Aug 31, 13:37]

Currency Cards for South America

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:35:16 GMT

Hello, I am going away for a year around South America. The countries I plan to visit are: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. I cannot find a currency card that would be useful for South America. I'm hoping to get advice from anyone who has backpacked their way around the continent who can give me advice on this subject. Thanks, ... [Posted by Jamesp23 - Aug 31, 01:35]