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    • M1ssL's Profile Photo

      Madidi ecolodges or Coroico

      by M1ssL Online Now 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!

    • Rurrenabaque accommodation

      by Cardy Online Now Feb 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      Hi can anyone who has been to Rurrenabaque recently recommend any reasonably priced accommodation with private bathroom and also good places to eat. We will be travelling in early October.

      Thank you in anticipation.

      1 Answer Jun 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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      Planning 5 unforgettable weeks through South America

      by chbuchie Online Now Oct 22, 2009 at 4:50 AM

      Hola ,

      I’ll be in South America in November and have drafted an impossible itinerary and now I can use all of your help to get it right. I do travel at a fast pace and take countries by storm instead of smelling the roses but transport limits anybody’s options

      This is/was my initial plan
      7/nov Flight Bxl - Rio
      8/nov Rio
      9/nov Rio
      10/nov Iguazu BR
      11/nov Iguazu AR
      12/nov Buenos Aires
      13/nov Buenos Aires
      14/nov BA to PM
      15/nov Perito Moreno
      16/nov Perito Moreno
      17/nov Travel to Atacama
      18/nov Atacama Laguna Miscanti y Miniques & Valle de la luna
      19/nov Atacama Chuquicamata & El Tatio Geyser
      20/nov Atacama Buffer day
      21/nov Chile - Bolivia
      22/nov Uyuni
      23/nov Uyuni
      24/nov Uyuni
      25/nov Uyuni or La Paz
      26/nov La Paz
      27/nov Coroico
      28/nov Fly La Paz - Rurrenabaque
      29/nov Rurrenabaque
      30/nov Rurrenabaque
      1/dec Rurrenabaque
      2/dec Lago Titicaca
      3/dec Copacabana & Isla del Sol
      4/dec Arequipa
      5/dec Colca Canyon
      6/dec Colca Canyon
      7/dec Cuzco
      8/dec Machu Picchu sunset
      9/dec Machu Picchu sunrise - fly Cuzco to Lima
      10/dec Lima
      11/dec Flight Lima - Atlanta
      12/dec Atlanta
      Flight Atlanta - Brussel
      13/dec Back Home

      My draft plan is indeed too tightly scheduled as I find out while booking flights/buses/tours..
      My original plan was to fly between these destinations :
      Rio - Iguazu - Buenos Aires - Perito Moreno - Calama/San Pedro de Atacama
      But Perito Moreno is indeed too remote and takes a lot of time and money to reach, then also difficult to continue to Calama as this seems to be a small airport. Besides I prefer nature to cities and as I only planned to spend 2 days in Buenos Aires that is an expensive flight from Iguazu. So in case I skip BA and PM I can continue from Iguazu to Calama, unless the flight from Rio is a lot cheaper but then I should book an all in tour from Rio to Iguazu (return flight + park entrance + hostel).
      Do you know by chance if there are any interesting offers ? I did some research on the internet but most sites are in Portuguese, difficult for me.
      I'll land in Rio on November 8th , where I will spend 1 or 2 days so I can book a tour to Iguazu starting from November 9th or 10th to spend 2days there as I want to see both the Brazilian as the Argentinian side of the falls and preferably also go as close as possible by boat.
      Do you also know which airline proposes a good connection from Rio (or Iguazu) to Calama (Chile) ?

      If rio-iguazu-rio is not worthwhile then I might still fly to BA and continue by bus through North Argentina towards Atacama. How many days should I foresee for this, with stops in Mendoza and Salta? Can I include nightbuses to win some time?
      Which option would you recommend? 1. Rio - Atacama or 2. Iguazu-BA-Mendoza-Salta-Atacama

      I've been told about corrupt customs agents on the CL-BO border, now you tell me it's AR-CL.... it's all part of the fun I guess

      Do tour operators offer to visit the nice places in Atacama and also drop you off at Uyuni? Do you have a website or email of the tour operator that can do all this?
      Can I book the Salar de Uyuni tour towards La Paz, starting from Uyuni ?
      So far I found there are only 2 buses a week from Atacama to Uyuni , but hope that is not true
      Should I also include a buffer day to cross the Bolivia-Peru border?

      Is it true that the Salar de Uyuni is flooded by rain in nov-dec? Does that not spoil the scenery? Hopefully I can get to see it at sunrise, the best moment of the day to enjoy nature's beauty.

      Can I book an all-in tour from La Paz to Rurrenabaque(flight, safari, accomodation, .. booze?)

      Re Machu Picchu I understood so far that the entrance to the site is unlimited, but they only allow 500p/day on the Inca Trail, which I'm not doing due to lack of time. On the other hand I should be very early there to get a ticket for the Huaynu Picchu on the other side so I can enjoy the sunrise from there. Is all this correct?

      Sorry for this huge bunch of questions, but I'm looking forward to go to South America for the first time and really want to make the best out of it

      feel free to contact me directly on as I read those emails a few times a day

      Muchas gracias para ayudarme
      hasta luego,

      3 Answers Jan 5, 2010 at 4:15 AM
    • boats for hire / sale

      by philadams Online Now Nov 7, 2002 at 10:10 AM

      does anyone out there know of any boatyards where I can hire / buy a boat in rurrenabaque anywhere in

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2003 at 9:01 AM