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    • machu picchu without tour guide?

      Cuzco Apr 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      can someone tell me when is the cut off date to go to machu picchu without a tour guide?
      thanks

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    • inexpensive lodging

      Barranquilla Apr 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      where can we find, pension type, live in someones home, lodging?

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      what to do travelling with a 2 year old

      Concepción Apr 3, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Hi, I just booked a trip to Concepcion (friday afternoon to sunday afternoon) and i'm travelling with wife and 2 year old son. i've seen that there is a big park with waterfalls within the city, the famous ship Huascar and the university area to visit.
      would you recommend any other place in the city or around that would be worth a visit (with a 2 year old)?
      i can see that the best recommendation to eat is in the marlet or around it.
      any bad areas in concepcion to avoid? any nice areas to book the hotel?
      Thanks!

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    • Safety in Santa Cruz

      Bolivia Mar 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      How safe is it on the streets of Santa Cruz?

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      Madidi ecolodges or Coroico

      Coroico Mar 22, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      I want to do both places but I'm not sur if I want to do 4 days in Madidi & 1 day in Coroico or 3 days in Madidi & 2 days in Coroico... Help!

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      Madidi ecolodges or Coroico

      Rurrenabaque Mar 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      I want to do both places but I'm not sur if I want to do 4 days in Madidi & 1 day in Coroico or 3 days in Madidi & 2 days in Coroico... Help!

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    • Rurrenabaque tour and flight advice?

      South America 4 hours ago

      Hi.
      I´m currently in La Paz, and I want to do a tour in Rurrenabaque, and it would be nice to choose which tour company to use when I am there. However, the guide books imply its difficult to buy the flight back to La Paz in Rurrenabaque. This would mean my time there is limited because I would be buying my return ticket in advance. Is this true? Do the good Pampas Tour companies run a tour every day? What do you advise?

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    • Travel warnings?

      Cuiabá Yesterday

      Are there any safety concerns when visiting Cuiaba?

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    • Buses from Salta to San Pedro

      San Pedro de Atacama Apr 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      Are there any comfortable air conditioned buses with leg room travelling from Salta to San Pedro? I know there is 1 restroom on the bus, but do they make frequent stops to stretch your legs and stop for a bite to eat and use their restrooms? It looks like it take 12- 14 hours? How much do the buses cost and which one would you recommend? Thanks.

      Larra

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    • current info. Website is 2008

      Manaus Apr 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Has anyone made the trip recently from Manaus to guayana city.
      Also any knowledge about flights from Manaus to same or caracus without having to go back to Sao Paulo or Panama city.
      Help would be appreciated.

      more
    • Transportation

      Saint-Laurent du Maroni Apr 8, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      What form of transport are available between Cayenne & Saint-Laurent du Maroni and frequency?

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    • CRUISE TERMINAL

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      IS THE NEW CRUISE TERMINAL COMPLETE AND FUNCTIONING ?

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      What to do in Montevideo on a Sunday afternoon ?

      Montevideo Apr 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      First time ever in Uruguay.
      Arrival at noon from overseas flight, check in latest at 14.00 in Punta Carretas.
      Thereafter ?
      Who has good suggestions where to go and where not to go ?
      Ideally I would walk the streets to enjoy nice local atmospheres.
      Then go for a good local drink, perhaps for apéro time.
      Then for sure have a great meal in the evening in a nice local place.
      Thank you for any useful tip and wish a nice week-end to all VTs.
      Mauro

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      local jewellery shop, artist?

      Punta Arenas Apr 3, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      Hola,
      Is there any special, nice local jeweller, jewelry shop in Punta arenas?

      Please recommend me, I would like to visit and buy something.

      Gracias.

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      Questions, questions....

      Cusco Mar 28, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      1) Which gives a better exchange rate in Cusco, banks or money changers?
      2) What are the areas is Cusco that tourists should stay clear of?
      3) If we need to catch the 11 am train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, what time should we leave Cusco if we take a cab? How much is the current taxi fare between Cusco and Ollantaytambo, one-way? Or is there an alternative to a taxi, like maybe an express bus (same route)?
      4) I understand that food cannot be brought inside Machu Picchu but what about water? Could someone verify that it is allowed provided that it's in refillable containers but not in plastic disposable bottles?
      5) Finally, is it possible for Machu Picchu visitors to enter the Inca Trail in the reverse direction in order to view Winay Wayna? If yes, how much is the cost if any and is a guide still required for this?

      Thanks for any responses!

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      Salvador, is it best to stay in the Pelourinho? Any hostel recommendations?

      Brazil Mar 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm visiting Salvador for 3 nights in April and was wondering if the Pelourinho is the best area to stay in? I am looking to stay in a hostel that is safe and secure, but also sociable where I can meet likeminded solo travellers. Any suggestions??

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      Anyone in Salvador from 7th - 10th April?

      Brazil Mar 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      Hi guys,

      Is anyone in Salvador from 7th - 10th April that would want to meet up and do some sight seeing etc? Get in touch! :)

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    • fast early morning/midday/evening buses Cusco/puno

      Cusco Mar 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      We have found some buses that do Cusco to Puno arriving at 2 pm earliest. Are there any that arrive earlier in the day? We don't really care what sort of bus so long as its cheap and fast. (Local bus...?)

      And wed also like to find a bus from Puno to Cusco that leaves in the afternoon, so arriving around 9 or 10. Just as long as this one doesnt leave in the morning and doesn't drive during the sleepiest hours, we want it.

      Why do the bus companies only have early morning or overnight service?

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    • Bogota tour

      Bogotá Mar 22, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Any of you experts can figure out for me - a 4 1/2 day tour of Bogota?
      Museums, restaurants, major sights, different neighborhoods, some local shopping but not that much artesanias, Leather and some custom jewelry. Art - paintings if not expensive.
      Even a bit out of the city - if time permits.

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    • 1 day city tour with airport transfers

      Brasília Mar 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      Hola
      We are arriving in Brasilia early on June 30 there will be 4 of us
      We need to have a day tour and back at airport by 415 PM for flight out
      I will be also at game at 1300 and rest of people will continue tour.
      can we arrange this with you so we get picked up at airport in the morning start tour and pick me up at stadium and back to airport?
      How much will it be?
      thanks
      hector

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    • Yellow fever

      Puerto Quito 6 hours ago

      Do I need a yellow fever vaccination for Puerto Quito

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    • Getting there from Campo Grande

      Foz do Iguaçu 13 hours ago

      Just wondering what is the quickest and easiest way to get to Foz do Iguacu from Campo Grande Matto Grosso do Sul in Brazil. It all seems very complicated.

      If someone has a simple-ish solution could you please let me know.

      Thanks

      more
    • Skiing in September. Mendoza or Bariloche

      Argentina Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I am planning a ski trip in September around Mendoza and/or Bariloche, but I am not sure how the snow condition and the weather there is. Will ski resort already close in the mid-September? How about the backcountry skiing in September? Hope there is someone could give me some suggestions.
      Thanks in advance!!
      zugi

       

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    • Looking for Hiking mates !!!

      Ecuador Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hi all, I'm a French guy living now in Ibarra.

      My passion: mountaineering, hiking, camping... CLIMBING VOLCANOES ! I need to find people as it is dangerous to climb mountains on its ownno...

       

      And here that's quite hard to find people, as most of people don't see the interest of climbing! ...
      I can't and don't want to pay a guide for climbing volcanoes which do no require a guide and it is much more interesting with friends. smiley Contact me!!

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      Airport Customs and Immigration

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 9, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Flying London Heathrow to Vitoria (VIX) via Rio (GIG) with TAM. Does anyone know if I have to pick up my luggage and clear Customs at Rio or will it be at final destination ?

      more
    • Rurrenabaque tour and flight advice?

      South America 4 hours ago

      Hi.
      I´m currently in La Paz, and I want to do a tour in Rurrenabaque, and it would be nice to choose which tour company to use when I am there. However, the guide books imply its difficult to buy the flight back to La Paz in Rurrenabaque. This would mean my time there is limited because I would be buying my return ticket in advance. Is this true? Do the good Pampas Tour companies run a tour every day? What do you advise?

      1 Answer 4 hours ago
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      Iguazu Falls

      Puerto Iguazú 6 hours ago

      Does anybody know how I would get from Puerto Iguazu to Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side), and also the next day I will be visiting the Brazilian side, where would the best place be to visit next in Brazil? I am planning to travel through all of Brazil so preferably somewhere close to Iguazu Falls to start off with, also would you recommend visiting other places around here such as Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, etc. Thank you!

      3 Answers 2 hours ago
    • Yellow fever

      Puerto Quito 6 hours ago

      Do I need a yellow fever vaccination for Puerto Quito

      2 Answers 5 hours ago
    • Getting there from Campo Grande

      Foz do Iguaçu 13 hours ago

      Just wondering what is the quickest and easiest way to get to Foz do Iguacu from Campo Grande Matto Grosso do Sul in Brazil. It all seems very complicated.

      If someone has a simple-ish solution could you please let me know.

      Thanks

      2 Answers 11 hours ago
    • Cicerones de Buenos Aires

      Buenos Aires Yesterday

      Does somebody know about Cicerones de Buenos Aires? I heard they give free walking tours

      3 Answers Yesterday
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      buses in buenos aires

      Buenos Aires Yesterday

      Does anybody know how and where can you get a luxury coach for travelling from a hotel near Ministro Pistarini International Airport to Iguazu falls? Thanks.

      8 Answers 1 hours ago
    • Travel warnings?

      Cuiabá Yesterday

      Are there any safety concerns when visiting Cuiaba?

      1 Answer Yesterday
    • Skiing in September. Mendoza or Bariloche

      Argentina Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I am planning a ski trip in September around Mendoza and/or Bariloche, but I am not sure how the snow condition and the weather there is. Will ski resort already close in the mid-September? How about the backcountry skiing in September? Hope there is someone could give me some suggestions.
      Thanks in advance!!
      zugi

       

      2 Answers Yesterday
    • Getting TO Baltra airport

      Isla Santa Cruz Apr 15, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      We have a screwy problem that my paranoia (Anything that might go wrong WILL!) causes me to ask a few questions. We are going to fly into Baltra the day before our Celebrity cruise leaves. The hotel has arranged-for 65 bucks- to meet us at the airport, escort us onto the shuttle bus and across on the ferry to a taxi to the hotel. For irritating reasons Celebrity insists that we must return all the way to the airport, the next morning and they "cannot" link up with us anywhere else--(like at the bottom of the hill from the airport).

      So, does the shuttle between the ferry dock and the airport run frequently or intermittently? Is there a problem with us trying to get back from the ferry dock to the airport without escort?? (Celebrity has said it is not LEGAL for us to be unescorted!!) I guess we are confident we can get back from the hotel to the ferry dock on the Santa Cruz side--for a lot less than $65-but is there a problem with us getting across and up to the airport on our own??

      Thanks so much!!

      PS My paranoia is not absurd! I managed to be trying to get to the airport-in Australia the morning the Sydney bridge was suddenly closed by a strike--in Copenhagen the morning the Metro was closed for maintenance with less than 12 hours notice--in Los Angeles when the driver coming to pick us up called at the very time we were expecting him to arrive to say he was an hour away "because of traffic"

      7 Answers 19 hours ago
    • machu picchu without tour guide?

      Cuzco Apr 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      can someone tell me when is the cut off date to go to machu picchu without a tour guide?
      thanks

      7 Answers 16 hours ago
    • machu picchu without tour guide?

      Cuzco Apr 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      can someone tell me when is the cut off date to go to machu picchu without a tour guide?
      thanks

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      Visa's and volunteering (I'm British)

      Brazil Apr 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      I'm hoping to go and volunteer in Rio, working in a youth hostel for a few months. I understand I can do this on a normal 90 day visa, is that right?

      And also, how many days do I need to leave the country before I can return on another 90 day visa?

      8 Answers Yesterday
    • Is isla herschel sefty !?

      Isla Herschel Apr 15, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      Hello everyone :)
      Just I want to ask if its sefty ?
      And is there good places to visit?

      Thank you ..

      3 Answers 10 hours ago
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      What to bring to Peru?

      Peru Apr 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      Any suggestions about what to pack for Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu? I'm not backpacking and only there 1 week in May.

      4 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM
    • Looking for Hiking mates !!!

      Ecuador Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hi all, I'm a French guy living now in Ibarra.

      My passion: mountaineering, hiking, camping... CLIMBING VOLCANOES ! I need to find people as it is dangerous to climb mountains on its ownno...

       

      And here that's quite hard to find people, as most of people don't see the interest of climbing! ...
      I can't and don't want to pay a guide for climbing volcanoes which do no require a guide and it is much more interesting with friends. smiley Contact me!!

      2 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 11:54 PM
    • Buses from Salta to San Pedro

      San Pedro de Atacama Apr 11, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      Are there any comfortable air conditioned buses with leg room travelling from Salta to San Pedro? I know there is 1 restroom on the bus, but do they make frequent stops to stretch your legs and stop for a bite to eat and use their restrooms? It looks like it take 12- 14 hours? How much do the buses cost and which one would you recommend? Thanks.

      Larra

      1 Answer Apr 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM
    • inexpensive lodging

      Barranquilla Apr 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      where can we find, pension type, live in someones home, lodging?

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      Bus from villazon at night?

      Uyuni Apr 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Hi there, we are travelling from Salta via villazon tomorrow. If we get to villazon around 11pm to midnight, will there be a bus at that time to uyuni? A speedy response would really be appreciated!!

      9 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    • Galapagos and Ecuador private tour

      Ecuador Apr 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Hi

      Me and my boyfriend are looking to travel around the Galapagos and Ecuador, we want to take a cruise for 5 days in the Galapagos and a round trip from Quito to Cuenca. Can you help us with some recommendations about good places to stay, nice restaurants and good service? we are looking for a private tour. Any travel agency in ecuador you can recommend?

      thanks

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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      Daily Tours from Rio and return

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Can you advise what i should not miss/thank you. Dave

      6 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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      Airport Customs and Immigration

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 9, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Flying London Heathrow to Vitoria (VIX) via Rio (GIG) with TAM. Does anyone know if I have to pick up my luggage and clear Customs at Rio or will it be at final destination ?

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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      tren crucero?

      Ecuador Apr 9, 2014 at 5:54 AM

      hi,
      has anyone tried this tourist train? worth the value?
      any itinerary advice for 3nweeks? we are thinking of Galapagos, the Amazone, and the coast line...
      thanks!

      8 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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      cruise question for July 2014

      Galápagos Islands Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      hi all,
      I read lots of postings about last minute booking on cruises in Galapagos. I will be in Quito July 6. i will be in Ecuador from july 6-28. Many people say they get amazing last minute deal. I would like advice on what would be a reasonable last minute price ( a range) for tourist superior, for 8days? And in which area of Quito to find these deals? my first day will be about shopping around. Should I book a flight now to the Galapagos, then try to find a last minute cruise on the island? would you also recommend I stay longer in the island (which one) for a couple more days? we are snorkelers.
      I know I will be in peak season, but willing to take the risk of last minute deals. your advice is much appreciated! Mario.baril@hotmail.fr

      9 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    • Travelling Pantanal

      Pantanal Apr 9, 2014 at 3:11 AM

      How can i travel Pantanal without tying myself to a 4-5 day tour? I want to make it flexible and yet be able to do everything. Is it possible to do this independently?

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 8:15 AM
    • current info. Website is 2008

      Manaus Apr 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Has anyone made the trip recently from Manaus to guayana city.
      Also any knowledge about flights from Manaus to same or caracus without having to go back to Sao Paulo or Panama city.
      Help would be appreciated.

      1 Answer Apr 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM
    • Transportation

      Saint-Laurent du Maroni Apr 8, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      What form of transport are available between Cayenne & Saint-Laurent du Maroni and frequency?

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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      Help in itinerary

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 7, 2014 at 4:00 AM

      Hi,

      I am 29 and will be travelling alone from 13 April till 30april.

      I planned to fly into São Paulo and stay for 3 nights, fly into rio for 3 nights, fly into Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 nights, fly into bueno Aries and Iguzzua falls for 4 nights before heading back to São Paulo and back to Singapore.

      Any one can advise me if this will be any problems with my planning ?

      Alternatively I can do it the other way round São Paulo, bueno Aries, cusco, rio and back to São Paulo. I am not sure how different will the trip be if I choose to do this route.

      I will stay in hostel and join local tours for all activities.

      Thank you so much

      4 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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      Help in itinerary

      São Paulo Apr 7, 2014 at 3:59 AM

      Hi,

      I am 29 and will be travelling alone from 13 April till 30april.

      I planned to fly into São Paulo and stay for 3 nights, fly into rio for 3 nights, fly into Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 nights, fly into bueno Aries and Iguzzua falls for 4 nights before heading back to São Paulo and back to Singapore.

      Any one can advise me if this will be any problems with my planning ?

      Alternatively I can do it the other way round São Paulo, bueno Aries, cusco, rio and back to São Paulo. I am not sure how different will the trip be if I choose to do this route.

      I will stay in hostel and join local tours for all activities.

      Thank you so much

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 11:13 AM
    • CRUISE TERMINAL

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      IS THE NEW CRUISE TERMINAL COMPLETE AND FUNCTIONING ?

      1 Answer Apr 6, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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      Museum recommendation

      Lima Apr 5, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      We'll be in Lima on a 12-hour layover and we plan to go around on our own. I've read that there a lot of museums in town but if we had time to visit just one, which would it be?

      Thanks for any replies.

      8 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM