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    • Mikebb's Profile Photo

      Best Monts to Visit South America - Weather

      South America Jul 14, 2015 at 5:15 AM

      Looking at taking a 18 day South America tour during 2016. Destinations included:

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 or 6 nights ( includes 2 days pre tour)
      Iguazu Falls, Argentina 2 nights (arrive by air)
      Buenos Aires 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Lima, Peru 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Cuzco 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Puno 2 nights

      June or July or early August would suit us best, however we can travel any month either side. Will have a round the world ticket (from Perth Australia) and intend to also visit Europe & UK which we have visited many times. The important thing is to visit South America during the better weather

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    • From Iquitos to Pantoja

      Pantoja Jul 31, 2015 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all!
      In the October I'll be in Iquitos. From there I'd like to get to Equador through Pantoja in Peru. So, could anyone tell me how often cargo boats leave from Iquitos to Pantoja? I've heard 3 times per month, but any schedule? And how long is the trip?
      I have also some information about speed boat but the problem is the price, as some resource gave me the price 200$ (Lonely Planet for example) and the other 200 S (sol peruano), so the difference is huge... Any help from anyone? :)
      Cheers,
      Krzysiek

      more
    • How to get to El Chalten from Punta Arenas in March

      Fitz Roy Jul 22, 2015 at 10:59 AM

      Hello,

      Does anyone know how to get to El Chalten from Punta Arenas?
      1. Is there a certain bus company that runs that route?
      2. Does the bus run in March?
      3. How long does it take?
      4. Do you know the bus schedule?
      5. Do you know if I would need to purchase tickets in advance?

      Thank you!
      Elizabeth

      more
    • Posadas - San Ignacio - Puerto Iguazu

      San Ignacio Jul 20, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Hola. Me gustaría conocer las ruinas en mi viaje a Iguazú. Mi idea es salir de Posadas por la tarde y conocer las ruinas tarde/noche con el show de luces, (entiendo que demora 1 hora) y luego partir con dirección a Puerto Iguazú (entiendo que demora 3 horas) para poder visitar las cataratas del lado argentino al día siguiente.

      Alguien me puede indicar si existen buses para hacer este trayecto (considerando que saldría de San Ignacio en la noche). De ser el caso, frecuecias, necesidad de reserva, o cualquier otro dato.

      Muchas gracias anticipadas!

      more
    • Ice Treking Age Restriction

      El Calafate Jul 4, 2015 at 7:11 AM

      Is there any way for an "in-shape" 62 yr old to get into the "big trek" tour of the Moreno glacier? I'm with my two daughters and would love to take the tour with them.

      Thanks,
      John

      more
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      Visita Tarapoto

      Tarapoto Jul 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM

      Hola,
      La proxima semana estoy de visita en Tarapoto, me gustaria saber que restaurantes son buenos para ir a visitar y tambien salir por la noche, muchas gracias

      more
    • clothing to pack for quito september/october

      Quito Jul 26, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      l will be travelling to quito september 18th to 28th September then travelling to galapogos islands for a further 6 days stopping in los angeles on the way home. on th 7th October.
      What clothing to pack?

      more
    • Portuguese language school in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Jul 25, 2015 at 8:13 AM

      Hi Friends,

      does anybody know of a portuguese language school in Fortaleza?

      If anybody has contacts, web site,telefone, email etc... I would be gratefull!!
      Oleg olev@seznam.cz

      more
    • One month in acuador

      Quito Jul 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      I be going to acuador and galabacos island in February and I am into nature and scenery I like to walk but not alot.. can anyone give me some sort of iternary pls.. much appreciated. Thanks

      more
    • Tickets at Maracana

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 18, 2015 at 9:38 PM

      Maybe this is a little specific; but does anyone kmow how to get tickets for the match between Fluminense and Vasco at the Maracana tomorrow?

      Is it better to take a guided tour, any cheap and good? Going with children so want to be safe

      more
    • Santa Marta to El Zaino

      Santa Marta Jul 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Could anyone tell me what time the last buses leave Santa Marta to get to El Zaino?

      more
    • Where to go from Icaoraci

      Belém Jul 17, 2015 at 2:55 AM

      We arrive via ship to Icaoraci. I'm interested in going to either Mangal das Gracas or Museo Emilio Goeldi. Which would be closest to the ship?

      more
    • safe at night?

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      we'll be staying in Cusco for 2-3 days then go to MP; am looking at train sched fr Olla to AQ and back next day; sched I find convenient for us to take are: dep Olla at 18:00, arr AQ at 20:45.... dep next day fr AQ at 18:20, arr Olla 20:15. my question is , is it safe to arrive at those places in that time of the night? I guess I've to make an arrangement w/ a taxi to drive us to Olla and to p/u us at Olla to return to Cusco.

      more
    • hiking in Torres del Paine and luggage

      Torres del Paine Jul 12, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      Hello, I was wondering what you would recommend in terms of luggage at Torres del Paine. I planned a trip from Central Chile to the South and I am using a rental car most of the time, which also makes it easy to store my stuff. At Torres del Paine I wanted to do the 3-4 day hiking circuit. Is there a way to store my duffel bag since I won't have my rental car there (and then just take a small backpack with me)? Or would I need to carry all my belonging while doing this?
      Thank you!

      Peppas

      more
    • Radiation nowadays

      Goiânia Jul 11, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      How safe is it to stay in Goiania because of the incident from 1987?
      How much radiation is left nowadays?

      Thanks for the help!

      more
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      We want to go to Maragogi in November.

      Maragogi Jul 10, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      Hi Guys!
      We are two couples who want to visit Maragogi in November.
      We would like to stay in Pousada Sol e Mar for like 10 days.
      How safe area is?
      Is there enough restaurants around?
      thanks for any help ;)

      more
    • Exact time of sunrise at Tres Cruces

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      Do somebody knows exact time when it necessary to be at Tres Cruces to see sunrise in Julay?

      more
    • Cell Phones in Brazil

      Brazil Jul 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      Hi There! I will be travelling to Brazil for 5 weeks at the end of July and need some information on how to get my cell phone working there. I know I'll have to purchase a SIM card once I land, but I'm looking for recommendations on which carriers and plans would be best.

      I will mostly need to call/text from Brazil to Canada, some local calls/texts, and a high data capacity (a bare minimum of 2 GB). I will be moving around Brazil with stops in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Salvador and the state of Maranhão. If anyone can help me out with some advice and recommendations, I would be very grateful!

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    • How to get to Valparaiso from Santiago

      Valparaíso Yesterday

      I am coming to Chile in March and want to enjoy Santiago and then travel to Valparaiso and take a tour before getting on the boat the next day. What is the best way to get from Santiago to Valparaiso?

      more
    • Van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

      Cusco Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Hola.
      I'm landing in Cusco at 16:10, 30.8
      And would like to take a ride to Ollantaytambo the same day.
      Are ther vans which go there around 17:00-18:00?
      Can I take one direct from the airport or should I go cusco first?
      Where in cusco I should arrive?
      Or maby there are local buses or colectivos at this time?
      How much it cost?
      How much time the ride takes?
      Thanks.

      more
    • Join trip to Tres Cruces sunrise

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      I plan to rent a car for trip to watch Tres Cruces sunrise 7-8 Julay.
      Call me if you may be interested to join and divide costs. Probable departure time about 12 pm.
      992640764

      There is plenty of descriptions of this wonder. For example this one: snobear.colorado.edu/Adina/W...

      more
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      Best time of the month

      Argentina Jul 5, 2015 at 2:43 PM

      when is the best time to visit and for nice weather and climate ?

      more
    • cost for train

      Machu Picchu 8 hours ago

      What is the current one way cost for the Hiram Bingham train?

      more
    • time to drive to olla

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      how long does it takes for taxi to reach olla fr cusco? what is/are there to see in/around/near olla for a couple of hours?

      more
    • Colombian passport vs Canadian

      Colombia Jul 7, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Hello,
      I was born in Colombia to a Canadian father and a Colombian mother. We moved to Canada in 1977. I am thinking of going back to visit and have an aunt there that is adamant that I MUST also have a Colombian passport in order to exit Colombia.
      I am reading two things:
      a. Colombia requires ALL nationals to exit Colombia with a Colombian passport regardless of their current nationality.

      b. The above is true but ONLY if you became a citizen of another country AFTER 1991.

      So, technically I became a Canadian citizen because of my father. I have a Canadian registration of birth abroad and entered Canada in 1977. Why would I need to go and get a Colombian passport to visit Colombia for a few weeks? Could someone please clarify. I am confused. ps. yes, my Canadian passport states I was born in Cali.

      more
    • Transportation

      Santiago 16 hours ago

      We will be arriving in Santiago, Chile airport on January 14 and will need transportation to our hotel. On January 17 we will be transferring to the cruise port in Valparaiso. We will each have 2 suitcases. Any suggestion for means of an economical means of travel.

      5 Answers 12 hours ago
    • How to get to Valparaiso from Santiago

      Valparaíso Yesterday

      I am coming to Chile in March and want to enjoy Santiago and then travel to Valparaiso and take a tour before getting on the boat the next day. What is the best way to get from Santiago to Valparaiso?

      3 Answers Yesterday
    • From Iquitos to Pantoja

      Pantoja Jul 31, 2015 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all!
      In the October I'll be in Iquitos. From there I'd like to get to Equador through Pantoja in Peru. So, could anyone tell me how often cargo boats leave from Iquitos to Pantoja? I've heard 3 times per month, but any schedule? And how long is the trip?
      I have also some information about speed boat but the problem is the price, as some resource gave me the price 200$ (Lonely Planet for example) and the other 200 S (sol peruano), so the difference is huge... Any help from anyone? :)
      Cheers,
      Krzysiek

    • Question title

      São Paulo Jul 29, 2015 at 4:49 PM

      What is the cheapest means of transportation to a beach near Sao Paulo?

      9 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM
    • Van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

      Cusco Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Hola.
      I'm landing in Cusco at 16:10, 30.8
      And would like to take a ride to Ollantaytambo the same day.
      Are ther vans which go there around 17:00-18:00?
      Can I take one direct from the airport or should I go cusco first?
      Where in cusco I should arrive?
      Or maby there are local buses or colectivos at this time?
      How much it cost?
      How much time the ride takes?
      Thanks.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2015 at 5:25 PM
    • clothing to pack for quito september/october

      Quito Jul 26, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      l will be travelling to quito september 18th to 28th September then travelling to galapogos islands for a further 6 days stopping in los angeles on the way home. on th 7th October.
      What clothing to pack?

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2015 at 5:29 AM
    • Portuguese language school in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Jul 25, 2015 at 8:13 AM

      Hi Friends,

      does anybody know of a portuguese language school in Fortaleza?

      If anybody has contacts, web site,telefone, email etc... I would be gratefull!!
      Oleg olev@seznam.cz

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2015 at 10:48 AM
    • How to get to El Chalten from Punta Arenas in March

      Fitz Roy Jul 22, 2015 at 10:59 AM

      Hello,

      Does anyone know how to get to El Chalten from Punta Arenas?
      1. Is there a certain bus company that runs that route?
      2. Does the bus run in March?
      3. How long does it take?
      4. Do you know the bus schedule?
      5. Do you know if I would need to purchase tickets in advance?

      Thank you!
      Elizabeth

      1 Answer Jul 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM
    • One month in acuador

      Quito Jul 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      I be going to acuador and galabacos island in February and I am into nature and scenery I like to walk but not alot.. can anyone give me some sort of iternary pls.. much appreciated. Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM
    • Posadas - San Ignacio - Puerto Iguazu

      San Ignacio Jul 20, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Hola. Me gustaría conocer las ruinas en mi viaje a Iguazú. Mi idea es salir de Posadas por la tarde y conocer las ruinas tarde/noche con el show de luces, (entiendo que demora 1 hora) y luego partir con dirección a Puerto Iguazú (entiendo que demora 3 horas) para poder visitar las cataratas del lado argentino al día siguiente.

      Alguien me puede indicar si existen buses para hacer este trayecto (considerando que saldría de San Ignacio en la noche). De ser el caso, frecuecias, necesidad de reserva, o cualquier otro dato.

      Muchas gracias anticipadas!

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2015 at 12:37 PM
    • Quiet place near Rio

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 19, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      I am looking for a place to stay not to far from Rio. It should be tranquil and relaxing. Would like to lay in a hammock and look at the monkeys... Does anyone know a place like this? Can be a nice pousada in a big garden too.
      Have been to Ihla grande so thats out of the question.

      7 Answers Jul 20, 2015 at 9:01 AM
    • Purchase waterproof jacket

      Quito Jul 19, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Where's the best place to buy a cheap waterproof jacket. My son has been had his rucksack stolen

      6 Answers Jul 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM
    • Tickets at Maracana

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 18, 2015 at 9:38 PM

      Maybe this is a little specific; but does anyone kmow how to get tickets for the match between Fluminense and Vasco at the Maracana tomorrow?

      Is it better to take a guided tour, any cheap and good? Going with children so want to be safe

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2015 at 6:41 AM
    • Santa Marta to El Zaino

      Santa Marta Jul 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Could anyone tell me what time the last buses leave Santa Marta to get to El Zaino?

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2015 at 4:46 AM
    • Where to go from Icaoraci

      Belém Jul 17, 2015 at 2:55 AM

      We arrive via ship to Icaoraci. I'm interested in going to either Mangal das Gracas or Museo Emilio Goeldi. Which would be closest to the ship?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2015 at 5:10 AM
    • time to drive to olla

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      how long does it takes for taxi to reach olla fr cusco? what is/are there to see in/around/near olla for a couple of hours?

      4 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    • safe at night?

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      we'll be staying in Cusco for 2-3 days then go to MP; am looking at train sched fr Olla to AQ and back next day; sched I find convenient for us to take are: dep Olla at 18:00, arr AQ at 20:45.... dep next day fr AQ at 18:20, arr Olla 20:15. my question is , is it safe to arrive at those places in that time of the night? I guess I've to make an arrangement w/ a taxi to drive us to Olla and to p/u us at Olla to return to Cusco.

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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      Best Months for Travel In South America re Weather

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 15, 2015 at 3:24 AM

      Hi

      I put this question on the south America Forum but received no answers. Hopefully greater response via this forum.

      Looking at taking a 18 day South America tour during 2016. Destinations included:

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 or 6 nights ( includes 2 days pre tour)
      Iguazu Falls, Argentina 2 nights (arrive by air)
      Buenos Aires 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Lima, Peru 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Cuzco 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Puno 2 nights

      June or July or early August would suit us best, however we can travel any month either side. Will have a round the world ticket (from Perth Australia) and intend to also visit Europe & UK which we have visited many times. The important thing is to visit South America during the better weather.

      Appreciate all answers.
      Mike

      15 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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      Best Monts to Visit South America - Weather

      South America Jul 14, 2015 at 5:15 AM

      Looking at taking a 18 day South America tour during 2016. Destinations included:

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 or 6 nights ( includes 2 days pre tour)
      Iguazu Falls, Argentina 2 nights (arrive by air)
      Buenos Aires 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Lima, Peru 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Cuzco 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Puno 2 nights

      June or July or early August would suit us best, however we can travel any month either side. Will have a round the world ticket (from Perth Australia) and intend to also visit Europe & UK which we have visited many times. The important thing is to visit South America during the better weather

    • advice on traveling plans needed (4 weeks)

      Brazil Jul 12, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Hi everyone,
      I will be traveling Brazil in September with three friends managing distances by plane, boat and busses.
      We set up a route but are not quite sure if it is "bulletproof" yet.
      I'm looking for some feedback and advice :)

      Travel itinerary:
      day 1: Rio
      day 2-5: Santarém + Alter do Chao + Amazonas
      day 5-7: boat to Belém
      day 7-10: Belém
      day 10-11: Sao Luis
      day 11-16: Lencois Maranhenses, Parnaiba, Jeri
      day 16-17: Fortaleza
      day 18-24: Salvador + Lencois/Chapada Diamantina
      day 25-30: Rio (Ilha Grande, ...)

      What do you think?
      Thank you so much!

      8 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 2:15 PM
    • hiking in Torres del Paine and luggage

      Torres del Paine Jul 12, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      Hello, I was wondering what you would recommend in terms of luggage at Torres del Paine. I planned a trip from Central Chile to the South and I am using a rental car most of the time, which also makes it easy to store my stuff. At Torres del Paine I wanted to do the 3-4 day hiking circuit. Is there a way to store my duffel bag since I won't have my rental car there (and then just take a small backpack with me)? Or would I need to carry all my belonging while doing this?
      Thank you!

      Peppas

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2015 at 8:28 PM
    • Radiation nowadays

      Goiânia Jul 11, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      How safe is it to stay in Goiania because of the incident from 1987?
      How much radiation is left nowadays?

      Thanks for the help!

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2015 at 10:37 AM
    • robertbed's Profile Photo

      We want to go to Maragogi in November.

      Maragogi Jul 10, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      Hi Guys!
      We are two couples who want to visit Maragogi in November.
      We would like to stay in Pousada Sol e Mar for like 10 days.
      How safe area is?
      Is there enough restaurants around?
      thanks for any help ;)

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2015 at 4:01 AM
    • Traveling to Cartagena in Mid July

      Cartagena Jul 9, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Any suggestions for Restaurants, Tour Guide, or Bars?

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2015 at 7:22 PM
    • Colombian passport vs Canadian

      Colombia Jul 7, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Hello,
      I was born in Colombia to a Canadian father and a Colombian mother. We moved to Canada in 1977. I am thinking of going back to visit and have an aunt there that is adamant that I MUST also have a Colombian passport in order to exit Colombia.
      I am reading two things:
      a. Colombia requires ALL nationals to exit Colombia with a Colombian passport regardless of their current nationality.

      b. The above is true but ONLY if you became a citizen of another country AFTER 1991.

      So, technically I became a Canadian citizen because of my father. I have a Canadian registration of birth abroad and entered Canada in 1977. Why would I need to go and get a Colombian passport to visit Colombia for a few weeks? Could someone please clarify. I am confused. ps. yes, my Canadian passport states I was born in Cali.

      4 Answers Jul 8, 2015 at 4:38 AM
    • Join trip to Tres Cruces sunrise

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      I plan to rent a car for trip to watch Tres Cruces sunrise 7-8 Julay.
      Call me if you may be interested to join and divide costs. Probable departure time about 12 pm.
      992640764

      There is plenty of descriptions of this wonder. For example this one: snobear.colorado.edu/Adina/W...

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM
    • Exact time of sunrise at Tres Cruces

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      Do somebody knows exact time when it necessary to be at Tres Cruces to see sunrise in Julay?

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2015 at 9:44 AM
    • Drayman151's Profile Photo

      Best time of the month

      Argentina Jul 5, 2015 at 2:43 PM

      when is the best time to visit and for nice weather and climate ?

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2015 at 5:37 AM
    • Ice Treking Age Restriction

      El Calafate Jul 4, 2015 at 7:11 AM

      Is there any way for an "in-shape" 62 yr old to get into the "big trek" tour of the Moreno glacier? I'm with my two daughters and would love to take the tour with them.

      Thanks,
      John

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2015 at 9:15 AM
    • Salt Lake Tour: San Pedro Atacama (Chile) to Uyuni (Bolivia) - 3D/2N 4WD tour

      South America Jul 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      Need a reliable Tour company with 4 Wheel drive with driver / English guide
      Four of us (family) are planning to book a tour of the salt lakes early November 2015. There a large number of warnings about bad 4 wheel drivers that break down, drunk drivers on Trip advisor. Does anyone know of reliable tour companies that start from San Pedro A. , Chile ending in Uyuni, Bolivia (the other end of the salt lake)?

      Also any suggestions for a nights accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama (the night before we start the trip).
      Almost all on Trip Advisor advise this is a 'must do' trip!

      4 Answers Jul 7, 2015 at 1:54 PM