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    • 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 ????

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      What to do on Christmas Day

      Chile Nov 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      A friend and I are coming to Santiago on Dec 24th on a cruise ship. We will be there until Dec 28th. What should we do on Christmas Day. Probably nothing will be open but hopefully we can find an open restaurant. Also we are being picked up at the terminal and transferred to Santiago with a tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar and at Casablanca Valley, we can visit Kingston Family and/or Matetic Vineyards. Which would be best Any other suggestions between Valparaiso and Santiago.

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      Transport in the north

      Argentina Yesterday

      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?

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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?

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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

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    • vieuw questions

      Venezuela 15 hours ago

      Hello fellow forummembers,

      I had a few questions.

      1: How can you, as a foreigner, buy a house in Caracas? (Papers, documents needed, etc)

      2: Is there any information about the Laluganita district? (Safety, crimerate, etc)

      3: Are there (super)markets, restaurants, etc. on the urbanization?

      4: What would be a monthly wage for staff (a maid, gardener, possibly security, etc)

      Thanks for replying.

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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

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    • 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

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      What to do on Christmas Day

      Santiago Nov 15, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      My friend and I will be in Santiago Chile from Dec 24-28 and would like to know what to do on Christmas Day. We would like to visit a home but don't know if there are any home experience tours. Any suggestions since it is holiday and many businesses will be closed.

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      Wine Tours

      Santiago Nov 12, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      We appreciate the wines of Chile but have been to California, Finger Lakes & Long Island Wineries. We will be in Valparaiso & Santiago for a week this December. We think we'd like to visit a winery & see some tours that are a full day. I'd hate to miss seeing other things in this region, are there wineries closer to Santiago where we can spend a half a day? Any thoughts re. the time in Chile's wine region? Is it a must see & do?

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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

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      Best Scenery in Southern Chile

      Chile Nov 7, 2016 at 10:04 AM

      I am hoping to visit Chile in February or March next year. As well as central Chile I hope to visit one of the national parks in the south, either Torres del Paine or else San Rafael/Aysen.

      I am looking for a balance of nature by which I mean some fjords, some glaciers and some animals and birds too, rather than 100% of any one of these things.

      Does anyone have a preference for either of these areas, and if so, why?

      I appreciate that there is a lot of info on this website about both areas, but I have found it a bit difficult to get the big picture on just the basics.

      more
    • 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

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      Iguazu Falls

      Argentina Nov 17, 2016 at 5:07 AM

      2017 we WILL be visiting The Iguazu Falls. Is there a best time of the year to do them. We are flexible so can go anytime.
      regards

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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

      more
    • 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

      more
    • vieuw questions

      Venezuela 15 hours ago

      Hello fellow forummembers,

      I had a few questions.

      1: How can you, as a foreigner, buy a house in Caracas? (Papers, documents needed, etc)

      2: Is there any information about the Laluganita district? (Safety, crimerate, etc)

      3: Are there (super)markets, restaurants, etc. on the urbanization?

      4: What would be a monthly wage for staff (a maid, gardener, possibly security, etc)

      Thanks for replying.

      3 Answers 2 hours ago
    • BE001903's Profile Photo

      Transport in the north

      Argentina Yesterday

      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?

      2 Answers 11 hours ago
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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

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 9:13 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

      17 Answers Nov 21, 2016 at 12:56 AM
    • bobsnicholson's Profile Photo

      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
    • bobsnicholson's Profile Photo

      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
    • bobsnicholson's Profile Photo

      Iguazu Falls

      Argentina Nov 17, 2016 at 5:07 AM

      2017 we WILL be visiting The Iguazu Falls. Is there a best time of the year to do them. We are flexible so can go anytime.
      regards

      10 Answers Nov 19, 2016 at 12:53 AM
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      What to do on Christmas Day

      Santiago Nov 15, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      My friend and I will be in Santiago Chile from Dec 24-28 and would like to know what to do on Christmas Day. We would like to visit a home but don't know if there are any home experience tours. Any suggestions since it is holiday and many businesses will be closed.

      4 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 4:29 AM
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      Wine Tours

      Santiago Nov 12, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      We appreciate the wines of Chile but have been to California, Finger Lakes & Long Island Wineries. We will be in Valparaiso & Santiago for a week this December. We think we'd like to visit a winery & see some tours that are a full day. I'd hate to miss seeing other things in this region, are there wineries closer to Santiago where we can spend a half a day? Any thoughts re. the time in Chile's wine region? Is it a must see & do?

      4 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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      What to do on Christmas Day

      Chile Nov 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      A friend and I are coming to Santiago on Dec 24th on a cruise ship. We will be there until Dec 28th. What should we do on Christmas Day. Probably nothing will be open but hopefully we can find an open restaurant. Also we are being picked up at the terminal and transferred to Santiago with a tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar and at Casablanca Valley, we can visit Kingston Family and/or Matetic Vineyards. Which would be best Any other suggestions between Valparaiso and Santiago.

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      Best Scenery in Southern Chile

      Chile Nov 7, 2016 at 10:04 AM

      I am hoping to visit Chile in February or March next year. As well as central Chile I hope to visit one of the national parks in the south, either Torres del Paine or else San Rafael/Aysen.

      I am looking for a balance of nature by which I mean some fjords, some glaciers and some animals and birds too, rather than 100% of any one of these things.

      Does anyone have a preference for either of these areas, and if so, why?

      I appreciate that there is a lot of info on this website about both areas, but I have found it a bit difficult to get the big picture on just the basics.

      3 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 9:34 AM
    • Can we get on and off on our way to Arica

      San Pedro de Atacama Nov 7, 2016 at 12:13 AM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to Chile and Peru, going via San pedro de Atacama, we want to continue our journey north to Arica via bus, can we get off and on for example stay one night somewhere continue the next day?

      Any help greatly appreciated

      4 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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      Transportation from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Chile)

      Chile Nov 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      Does anyone have recommendations for transportation options from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (cost is not an issue)? Also, I see that Air Mexico has flight from Los Angeles to Punta Arenas. Anyone have this experience?

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 3:42 AM
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      Amazon Jungle in February / March

      Peru Nov 6, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      I am considering going to Peru in February or March and I would like to visit some part of the Amazon Jungle.

      Looking at the average climate figures, the temperatures and rainfall at Iquitos in the north of the Peruvian jungle doesn't seem to vary too much throughout the year. Does February / March seem like a good time to visit this part of the jungle?

      Also, is there much difference in flora and fauna between the area around Iquitos and the southern areas of the Peruvian jungle near Puerto Maldonado? Does anyone have a strong preference for the north or the south of the Peruvian jungle?

      3 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 2:10 AM
    • Aeropuerto International Cataratas del Iguazu

      Iguassu Nov 6, 2016 at 5:23 AM

      Hello,
      We are arriving on 16th November at Aeropuerto International Cataratas del Iguazu at 3 pm and need to go to Hotel Harbor Colonial, Rodovia das Cataratas Km 20 Foz do Iguaçu (Paraná), 85863-000, Brazil. Can you please, inform us what options do we have?

      Thank you in advance.

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2016 at 5:57 AM
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      Are January 2017 Tickets for Machu Picchu available

      Machu Picchu Oct 29, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      Ticket availability in January 2017 is not posted on the official website machupicchu.gob.pe Can anybody advise how I can go about booking tickets for the 5th of January 2017. When are they released? If I go through an agent will they have access to tickets?

      12 Answers Dec 3, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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      Hotels and restaurants

      Medellín Oct 29, 2016 at 4:28 PM

      I will be traveling to Medellin Colombia in June of next year. I will be there for four days. I need advise on good Hotel ($75-$100 per night) near restaurants and nightclubs. Also restaurant that serves authentic Columbian food. Any ideas for what to see and do would be appreciated. Thanks Roger

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 9:21 AM
    • 1-day Tyrona Park

      Parque Tayrona Oct 28, 2016 at 9:37 PM

      Hi! I would like to make a 1-day visit to Tyrona, see a bit of the park get to swim a little and go back. I Would prefee to do it from Barranquilla but can also do it from Santa Marta if from Barranquilla is not feasible cq. recomendable. Any suggestions for the transport and places to visit in the park?

      1 Answer Oct 28, 2016 at 11:51 PM
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      Historic Lima by foot?

      Peru Oct 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM

      It looks like Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas are six blocks from each other, a ten minute walk. Is it safe to walk around during the day? Lunch recommendations?:

      3 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 6:23 AM
    • is there a bus to Pilcopata from Cusco?

      Peru Oct 21, 2016 at 8:53 AM

      We (couple) will be in Peru in May of 2017, ad we would like to know if there are public buses going to Pilcopata from Cusco? or any advise how to get to Pilcopata without spending a lot of money.
      Thank you

      10 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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      Travel flow around Salvador Nov 10-25

      Brazil Oct 19, 2016 at 7:42 PM

      Flying into SSA around Nov 10 I want to visit the following places with minimal doubling back. How does this look?

      Nov 10 -arrive Salvador for Foz de Iguacu
      3 nights Salvador -
      3 days/2 night side trip Lencois (night bus from Salvador)
      2 night side trip Sao Felix/Cachoreia (from Lencois via Feira de Santana (bus)
      -Salvador via bus from Sao Felix/Cachoreia
      3+ night side trip Morro de Sao Paulo or maybe on to Boipeba (boat/boat) Somewhere with a decent balance of not to busy but not too secluded. a little nightlife is good, no wild parties. I'm 55 :)
      depart Salvador around Nov 25 for Rio

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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      Chapada Diamantina

      Brazil Oct 19, 2016 at 7:13 PM

      What is the weather like around Lençois in mid November? I read somewhere rains come in November. I'm thinking of a daypack only 3 day side trip from Salvador. Would I need rain gear?

      2 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 12:09 AM
    • How many days for Uyuni Salt flats trip from Salta, ARG?

      Uyuni Oct 11, 2016 at 9:23 AM

      I have a long weekend in November and my cousin and I will be traveling from Buenos Aires to Salta with the goal of going to the Salt Flats in Bolivia. If I leave Wednesday night and come back Sunday night, is that enough time to trek up to the Salt Flats and back?

      2 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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      Help planning our budget

      Chile Oct 9, 2016 at 11:32 AM

      We are off to Chile for almost three weeks later this month. We have pre-booked accommodation, internal flights and transfers and lots of tours, so our main expenses will be meals, drinks and souvenirs. I've seen varied recommendations about typical costs so I thought I'd see what VT members suggest. We like to eat in good (but not super fancy high-end) restaurants serving mostly local food, to drink alcohol (but not a huge amount - maybe a couple of drinks per person per evening) and to eat our main meal in the evening. We would usually eat only a very light lunch or skip it altogether if breakfast is large (breakfast is included in all our hotels). We like to buy ourselves a couple of good souvenirs but don't go mad on shopping! We will be spending time in Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Puerto Varas, Torres del Paine and Easter Island. Any thoughts please on a sensible daily budget?

      Also, what are our chances of being able to use our Visa debit cards in the better restaurants, to save taking everything in cash? We don't want to have to rely on finding ATMs, except perhaps in Santiago. Of course if we decide on using the debit cards we will let our bank know in advance.

      Thank you!

      4 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30 AM
    • Best time of year to go

      Easter Island Oct 7, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      When is the best time of year to go? Expense and crowding.

      5 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 7:43 AM