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    • Ingeborga's Profile Photo

      Places to live in Bogota

      Bogotá Feb 15, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      Flying to Bogota with a kid, will stay there for 3 days. What are the safest neighborhoods? How close they are to all the major sights?

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    • Iguazu, both sides in 12 hours

      Puerto Iguazú Feb 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM

      Hi all,
      We will arrive in Puerto Iguazu in the morning(around 11 am) and leave from brazilian side (IGU) next day at noon.

      1. How can we see both argentinian and brasilian side in this time frame? Any advice is more than welcomed.
      2. Where to sleep? Argentina or Brasil?
      3. Any recommendation for a boat trip?

      Many thanks

      more
    • Puno, Copacabana or both

      Puno Jan 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM

      My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

      1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

      2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

      Thank you

      more
    • THings to do in the city

      Guayaquil Jan 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM

      Planning to be there for 5 days, and trying to stay in urban areas with low risk of yellow fever, but also cant go to the mountains due to health condition/altitude risks
      Any suggestions on things to do would be appreciated!!

      more
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      Rental cars in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, Chile

      Chile Jan 25, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Can a car be rented at the airport in Punta Arenas and returned in Puerto Natales? Also can a car be rented in Puerto Natales and returned at the airport in Punta Arenas? We want to rent a car for several day to visit Puerto Natales, then take a cruise, returning to Puerto Natales and rent another car there, returning it at the airport at the Punta Arenas airport several days later. Would it be cheaper to keep the car we rent in Punta Arenas while we are on the cruise (3 days)? Any recommendation for a car rental agency, preferably with a US phone number.

      more
    • Cusco vs Arequipa

      Peru Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      2 Full days Cusco and 2 days Arequipa?
      Or 3 days Cusco and 1 day Arequipa?

      more
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      Rainbow mountain trek

      Peru Feb 4, 2017 at 1:16 AM

      Hello!
      I will do the Inka trail in the end of June, and before that I will spend a week in and around Cusco.
      After the Inka Trail I would like to do a Vinicunca Rainbow mountain trek, not a one day hike but one that is at least two days long, or more.
      How easy is it to find a trek like that, for the beginning of July, while I’m in Cusco?
      If booked directly at a travel agent in Cusco, how much do the treks cost?
      Which agency would you recommend?

      more
    • Ingeborga's Profile Photo

      Places to live in Bogota

      Bogotá Feb 15, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      Flying to Bogota with a kid, will stay there for 3 days. What are the safest neighborhoods? How close they are to all the major sights?

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2017 at 8:23 AM
    • Iguazu, both sides in 12 hours

      Puerto Iguazú Feb 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM

      Hi all,
      We will arrive in Puerto Iguazu in the morning(around 11 am) and leave from brazilian side (IGU) next day at noon.

      1. How can we see both argentinian and brasilian side in this time frame? Any advice is more than welcomed.
      2. Where to sleep? Argentina or Brasil?
      3. Any recommendation for a boat trip?

      Many thanks

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2017 at 3:06 PM
    • Cusco vs Arequipa

      Peru Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      2 Full days Cusco and 2 days Arequipa?
      Or 3 days Cusco and 1 day Arequipa?

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2017 at 12:11 AM
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      Rainbow mountain trek

      Peru Feb 4, 2017 at 1:16 AM

      Hello!
      I will do the Inka trail in the end of June, and before that I will spend a week in and around Cusco.
      After the Inka Trail I would like to do a Vinicunca Rainbow mountain trek, not a one day hike but one that is at least two days long, or more.
      How easy is it to find a trek like that, for the beginning of July, while I’m in Cusco?
      If booked directly at a travel agent in Cusco, how much do the treks cost?
      Which agency would you recommend?

      6 Answers Feb 10, 2017 at 8:26 PM
    • Puno, Copacabana or both

      Puno Jan 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM

      My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

      1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

      2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2017 at 10:48 PM
    • THings to do in the city

      Guayaquil Jan 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM

      Planning to be there for 5 days, and trying to stay in urban areas with low risk of yellow fever, but also cant go to the mountains due to health condition/altitude risks
      Any suggestions on things to do would be appreciated!!

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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      Rental cars in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, Chile

      Chile Jan 25, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Can a car be rented at the airport in Punta Arenas and returned in Puerto Natales? Also can a car be rented in Puerto Natales and returned at the airport in Punta Arenas? We want to rent a car for several day to visit Puerto Natales, then take a cruise, returning to Puerto Natales and rent another car there, returning it at the airport at the Punta Arenas airport several days later. Would it be cheaper to keep the car we rent in Punta Arenas while we are on the cruise (3 days)? Any recommendation for a car rental agency, preferably with a US phone number.

      2 Answers Jan 25, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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      tours to el Calafate

      El Calafate Jan 21, 2017 at 8:58 AM

      Hallo my friends. Pls advice me to the following:
      1. A good tour company to make the Upsala and spegazzini glaciers tour.
      2. Would you suggest to visit also the Estancia Cristina or only the boat tour?
      3. Any other half day tour you would suggest that is worth. Our plane leaves at 17.00 so we have the morning free.
      Many thanks.

    • River Plate Game

      Buenos Aires Jan 20, 2017 at 3:32 AM

      Hi everyone!

      My girlfriend and I are going to Buenos Aires in March, and we'd like to go a to a football game. Since Boca Junior is playing away, we'd like to go to River Plate vs. Sarmiento de Junin (March 19th).

      It seems that tickets are available on Viagogo, but the cheapest are about 65€ / each. Do you know any other way to get tickets (I'd rather avoid buying tickets in the streets before the game, since I've read some of them are fake).

      Thank you very much! Romain

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      PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

      South America Jan 7, 2017 at 7:45 PM

      Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

      Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

      In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

       

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      snow months in ushuaia

      Ushuaia Jan 5, 2017 at 2:20 PM

      we would like to visit ushuaia during some snow period. But we wouldn't like it to be during the heavy winter months. From late April to late May would we have any chance to find snow? Thank you very much.

      2 Answers Jan 5, 2017 at 11:20 PM
    • Itinerary Cuzo to LaPaz in 7 days

      Peru Jan 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM

      Hi all, I'm trying to make an itinerary for a 7 day trip to Peru. We will get to Cusco on 13 March, at noon, and plan to leave Peru on 20 March for La Paz.

      Main stop points are Cusco, Arequipa, Puno and Copacabana. We will travel by bus or by train and would like to see Machu Picchu, Inka Trail, Colca Canyon, Lake Titikaka and Isla del Sol.

      1.What itinerary should I chose, Cusco->Puno->Arequipa->Lake Titikaka, or Cusco->Arequipa->Puno->Lake Titikaka. I've heard that Cusco to Puno is a quite beautiful route, what about Cusco->Arequipa?

      2. Is this doable in 7 days?

      3. Is there something that I missed and should I include it?

      Thank you!

       

      6 Answers Jan 5, 2017 at 2:51 AM
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      Visiting Cape Horn

      Ushuaia Jan 1, 2017 at 3:44 AM

      Hallo and a happy new year to everybody!
      Can you pls tell me if we could sail to cape horn from Ushuaia without having to take a cruise with Australis or any other company that travels for days? Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM
    • Route for Brazil

      South America Dec 29, 2016 at 6:39 AM

      Hello travel friends,
      I just decided to go to Brazil after Argentina. I will cross the border at the Iguazu Falls. I think I have like 3-4 weeks for travelling up to Rio for catching a flight there.
      I dont know much about things in Brazil, because its a spontanious decision now. So it would be really great if you could help me with my travel route and things to do in Brazil.
      I'm on a tight budget and I really want beach time.
      Any ideas are welcome, thank you!

      2 Answers Dec 31, 2016 at 2:56 AM
    • From Iguazu to Peru

      Argentina Dec 26, 2016 at 7:55 AM

      I'm planning a 3 weeks trip in South America next year, in mid March. The itinerary includes Urguay, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. At some point we'll be visiting Iguazu Falls then we need to get to Peru (Lima).

      The problem is that the flights from Iguazu Falls to Lima are very expensive so we tried to find an alternative rout for getting to Lima.
      One route that I have in mind is to fly from Iguazu to Salta, then to go by bus to Calama, where we'll take a flight to Santiago then Lima.
      This way we have a chance to visit some of the Atacama main attractions. This segment was not planned and I don;t want to spend too man days because it will shorten our time allocated for Peru.

      In this case what would be the minimum number of days to spend for getting from Salta to Calama? And what is considered a must to see in this area?

      Are there other viable alternatives for getting from Iguazu Falls to Peru?

      4 Answers Dec 28, 2016 at 2:53 AM
    • 10 Days in Buenos Aires

      Buenos Aires Dec 19, 2016 at 2:47 AM

      Hi everyone!

      My girlfriend and I are going to Argentina next March. We arrive on March 16th AM and leave on March 26th PM, so we have ten days there!

      We have always wanted to visit Buenos Aires, so we would like to spend some of these 10 days there, but do you think we have enough time to visit another place? We were thinking of crossing the Rio de la Plata to go to Colonia for a day or two - any advice/recommandation on that? It seems it would be too short for an excursion to Iguazu falls or Patagonia...!

      Also, please share as many tips as you have on Buenos Aires! :) It's the first time we're going there.

      Thanks a lot,

      Romain

      3 Answers Dec 19, 2016 at 1:53 PM
    • visiting Punta de Vacas

      Punta de Vacas Dec 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM

      thanks there,

      when is an ideal timing to visit the place? i am not okay with the cold weather

      Thanks,
      Bereket

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2016 at 10:00 PM
    • Shopping in Buenos Aires

      Buenos Aires Dec 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM

      What kind of shopping is available in Buenos Aires?

      3 Answers Dec 15, 2016 at 11:15 AM
    • Starbucks Coffee Shops

      Buenos Aires Dec 14, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      Do they have Starbucks Coffee shops in Buenos Aires?

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2016 at 9:44 PM
    • Millennium Mall

      Caracas Dec 14, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      What shops are in the Millennium Mall?

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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      Transport in the north

      Argentina Dec 5, 2016 at 8:07 AM

      We want to explore the following regions in Argentina next year in May: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Talampaya NP, Salta,Puna, Tolar Grande/Salar Rio Grande/ Antofagasta de la Sierra, esteros del Ibera, Iguazu falls. Most agencies advise us to do a self drive due to the fact that private transport (with driver ) is very expensive. Has anyone done self drives in this region? Is this doable as a foreigner?

      4 Answers Dec 23, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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      Skorpio III cruises

      Chile Nov 29, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      Does anyone have a review for this cruise out of Puerto Natales? Good or bad experiences? Where is the best place to book from the US?

      2 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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      Are you still there :-) ? Looking for a VT member in Lima

      Lima Nov 27, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      Several years ago (10 years more or less) I have contacted a VT member in Lima.
      She helped me organising an apèro and dinner for friends of mine traveling in Peru for their honeymoon at the Rosa Nautica.
      I would like to get back in touch with this VT member in Lima if possible, to thank her personally, as I will be traveling to Lima for my first time next week.
      Hope to be lucky enough :-)
      Cheers,
      Mauro

      3 Answers Nov 27, 2016 at 10:04 PM
    • Lima to Caramajca Peru.

      Peru Nov 23, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      Does anyone know what airlne flies this route? How often and the cost? Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2017 at 8:55 AM
    • bus to el calafate

      Isla Magdalena Nov 22, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      1. how manytimes in the last season the boat from p.arenaes to the isghland Magdalena didn't go to the tour?

      1.bus from p.aranea toel calafate in Friday ????

    • Ports recommendations

      South America Nov 19, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Hi everybody!!
      I hope you can help us with the you-can't-miss things of the trip my son and I are about to begin.
      We sail in a cruise on March 27th, but it's the first time we go under the Ecuador!, but our main problem is that we have already reviewed the ports' must-see but most or all of them are about ecotourism, but most of the things we like to do are cultural stuff, e.g. museums, theaters monuments, etc.
      We visit:
      Buzios, Ilha Grande, Ushuaia, Stanley, Punta arenas, Puerto Chacabucho, Puerto Madryn, Punta del Este, Puerto Montt & Valparaíso, also we are staying two nights in Rio, Buenos Aires and Santiago, and we are docking in Santos, so It´s with a visit to Sao Paulo??

      Please help us, because we literally have no clue what to do!!

      Thanks SOO much!!!

      Victoria

      7 Answers Nov 22, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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      cel phone chip upon arrival at airport

      Brasil Nov 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      Even though I myself live in Brazil for 30 years now I don´t know which steps a foreign tourist ( friend of mine from Vienna ) has to take to get a mobile phone chip, register it with the provider and buy credits.... Any quick fix answers asap ? Thx in advance

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2016 at 5:50 PM
    • What Can I do???

      South America Nov 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      Hi everybody!!
      I hope you can help us with the you-can't-miss things of the trip my son and I are about to begin.
      We sail in a cruise on March 27th, but it's the first time we go under the Ecuador!, so we have absolutely no idea what airline should we book, So please help us!!
      But our main problem is that we have already reviewed the ports' must-see but most or all of them are about ecotourism, but most of the things we like to do are cultural stuff, e.g. museums, theaters monuments, etc.
      We visit:
      Buzios, Ilha Grande, Ushuaia, Stanley, Punta arenas, Puerto Chacabucho, Puerto Madryn, Punta del Este, Puerto Montt & Valparaíso, also we are staying two nights in Rio, Buenos Aires and Santiago, and we are docking in Santos, so It´s with a visit to Sao Paulo??

      Please help us, because we literally have no clue what to do!!

      Thanks SOO much!!!

      Victoria

      21 Answers Dec 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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      Best time of year

      Argentina Nov 17, 2016 at 6:29 AM

      Is there a best time of the year to visit Iguazu Falls. We are flexible so can travel anytime. Regards

      5 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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      Best time of year

      Brazil Nov 17, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      Is there a best time of the year to visit Iguazu Falls. We are flexible so can go anytime. Regards

      11 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 8:47 AM