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Anyone traveled South America?

 
Jackie Howe
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12/14/2012 06:33 PM
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Anyone traveled South America?
Doing an around the world next may/june with the majority of the time in the Amazon and Galapagos.

I can do Melb-Bkk-Tokyo-Seoul-Dubai-Cairo-Venice-Miami-San Diego-Melb for about $5837.

So I get in Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Cairo, and Venice before landing in San Diego, where I plan to bus/fly into South America.

Or I can do Melb-Mexico City-Bogota-Sao Paulo-Lima-Quito-Miami-Cairo-Dubai-Tokyo-Melb for about $7k.

I miss out on Venie and Seoul (been to San Diego before).

Its only $1000 more, but covers South America.

Does anyone have a link for a good bus company that does South America?

If I did the first one, from SD, I plan to do Mexico City, Bogota, Rio, Sao Paulo, Uruguay, La Paz, Lima, and Quito.

Could I bus the whole way, or would I have to fly from Bogota to Rio?

Would $100 a day cover food and accom?
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12/14/2012 06:48 PM
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Why the human pay for travel their own planet?

something is wrong
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12/14/2012 06:54 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
I took the bus the around SA, it's a big place, just book as you go, if you decide to fly book before you get there as it's cheaper

Have fun!
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12/14/2012 06:58 PM
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Why the human pay for travel their own planet?

something is wrong
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You're paying for another group of humans to collectively (a company, like United Airlines or whatever) to transport you there. You COULD visit there yourself for free, but you'd have to walk, bicycle, drive (gas $$$), and pay for all the supplies you'd need on such a long trek.

In a limited lifespan, time is money.
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12/14/2012 07:01 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
if your currency is close to the dollar s america will be cheap for you in most countries i guess
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12/14/2012 07:02 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
I think I would fly from Bogota to Rio. Thats a long ass haul nless you erally wanna do the amazon. You could also go to Bolivia first and check out Lake Titicaca and Sacshuayan or Tiahuanaco. I wish I could go.

Once you're in Rio, you can bus it to Sao Paulo and from there its great fun by bus to go to Chile. Great ride across the pampas in Arg. and then up and over the Andes into Santiago. From there go south to Puerto Montt and chaeck out the hot springs on the glaciers. Then go north
to Peru. Then go back to Santiago and get a ticket to Buenos Aires. You should try to go to Salvador in Brazil. Its a days bus ride north from Sau Paulo. 100$ a day should more than cover you.
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12/14/2012 07:04 PM
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La Paz - be sure to cycle the death road, visit lake titicaca & take the trip across the salt flats and the andes mountain range! Contact Yecid Morales he is on Facebook, he is a great contact for this area.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 07:22 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
I took the bus the around SA, it's a big place, just book as you go, if you decide to fly book before you get there as it's cheaper

Have fun!
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Thanks, will do that.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 07:23 PM
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I think I would fly from Bogota to Rio. Thats a long ass haul nless you erally wanna do the amazon. You could also go to Bolivia first and check out Lake Titicaca and Sacshuayan or Tiahuanaco. I wish I could go.

Once you're in Rio, you can bus it to Sao Paulo and from there its great fun by bus to go to Chile. Great ride across the pampas in Arg. and then up and over the Andes into Santiago. From there go south to Puerto Montt and chaeck out the hot springs on the glaciers. Then go north
to Peru. Then go back to Santiago and get a ticket to Buenos Aires. You should try to go to Salvador in Brazil. Its a days bus ride north from Sau Paulo. 100$ a day should more than cover you.
 Quoting: Kulkulcan


Already doing an Amazon trip but out of Lima.

Was thinking of flying as it does seem too long.

Thanks for the info.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 07:24 PM
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La Paz - be sure to cycle the death road, visit lake titicaca & take the trip across the salt flats and the andes mountain range! Contact Yecid Morales he is on Facebook, he is a great contact for this area.
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Thanks friend, will do that.

cheers
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 10:24 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Thinking from busing it from Sao Pauol, then to Buenos Aires, across to Santiago, then up to La Paz, and onto Lima.
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12/14/2012 10:28 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
texas is nice this time of year...
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 10:31 PM
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texas is nice this time of year...
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Was there last November, it was nice then.
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12/14/2012 10:46 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Doing an around the world next may/june with the majority of the time in the Amazon and Galapagos.

I can do Melb-Bkk-Tokyo-Seoul-Dubai-Cairo-Venice-Miami-San Diego-Melb for about $5837.

So I get in Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Cairo, and Venice before landing in San Diego, where I plan to bus/fly into South America.

Or I can do Melb-Mexico City-Bogota-Sao Paulo-Lima-Quito-Miami-Cairo-Dubai-Tokyo-Melb for about $7k.

I miss out on Venie and Seoul (been to San Diego before).

Its only $1000 more, but covers South America.

Does anyone have a link for a good bus company that does South America?

If I did the first one, from SD, I plan to do Mexico City, Bogota, Rio, Sao Paulo, Uruguay, La Paz, Lima, and Quito.

Could I bus the whole way, or would I have to fly from Bogota to Rio?

Would $100 a day cover food and accom?
 Quoting: Jackie Howe 29848411


I wouldnt go to south america id I were you, unless you want to be robbed.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 11:08 PM
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I wouldnt go to south america id I were you, unless you want to be robbed.
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I think I will be OK.
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12/14/2012 11:25 PM

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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
I would try to get a cheap flight to Lima from Miami. From Lima you go to Machu Picchu, then on to Puno where you can cross Lake Titicaca into Bolivia,while in Bolivia be sure to visit Cochabamba, then you either go on into Chile or Argentina or Paraguay via Tarija. See Chile,then it' easy to go to BA,from there you can enter Brasil via Iguazu Falls.

Many good bus lines running throughout the continent. I've worked in Bolivia,Paraguay,Brasil,Peru, and adopted a child in Ecuador. I'm ready to move back there again ASAP.
free your inner baboon.
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12/14/2012 11:38 PM
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I wouldnt go to south america id I were you, unless you want to be robbed.
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I think I will be OK.
 Quoting: Jackie Howe 29848411


Come to Los Angeles, I will take you to East LA and drop you off it, you will have the same experience.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 11:47 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Many good bus lines running throughout the continent. I've worked in Bolivia,Paraguay,Brasil,Peru, and adopted a child in Ecuador. I'm ready to move back there again ASAP.
 Quoting: hapless moran


Going to Lima.

Can you recommend any good bus companies?
hapless moran

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12/14/2012 11:49 PM

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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
There are so many, it's best just to get there and talk to other travelers. Go to the Lonely Planet forums. You DO speak Spanish,si?
free your inner baboon.
CharlieMurphy

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12/14/2012 11:50 PM
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Do the Ahiowaska (sp?) thing.
Fuck Yea!
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12/14/2012 11:51 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
be sure to see Rio
hapless moran

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12/14/2012 11:52 PM

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Do the Ahiowaska (sp?) thing.
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ayahuasca is a medicine that not every should take. I would be wary of many of the ayahuasca "tours", the dietica is not something to play with and does not result in a nice blotter trip,it's a very different spirit.
free your inner baboon.
hapless moran

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12/14/2012 11:53 PM

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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
be sure to see Rio
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1372987


I've had several almost mystical experiences on Sugar Loaf in Rio. By all means go there.
free your inner baboon.
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12/14/2012 11:53 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
you sir are an inspiration to us ALL
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 11:54 PM
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You DO speak Spanish,si?
 Quoting: hapless moran


Oui!
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/14/2012 11:55 PM
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Do the Ahiowaska (sp?) thing.
 Quoting: CharlieMurphy


I will now.

Thanks Charlie Murphy.

Hows Rick James going?
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12/14/2012 11:58 PM
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Why the human pay for travel their own planet?

something is wrong
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29842411


You're paying for another group of humans to collectively (a company, like United Airlines or whatever) to transport you there. You COULD visit there yourself for free, but you'd have to walk, bicycle, drive (gas $$$), and pay for all the supplies you'd need on such a long trek.

In a limited lifespan, time is money.
 Quoting: Thor's Hamster


clappa

^^^ who is that guy anyways?
hapless moran

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12/15/2012 12:00 AM

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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Why the human pay for travel their own planet?

something is wrong
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29842411


You're paying for another group of humans to collectively (a company, like United Airlines or whatever) to transport you there. You COULD visit there yourself for free, but you'd have to walk, bicycle, drive (gas $$$), and pay for all the supplies you'd need on such a long trek.

In a limited lifespan, time is money.
 Quoting: Thor's Hamster


clappa

^^^ who is that guy anyways?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24926716


Orson Welles in Citizen Kane.
free your inner baboon.
Jackie Howe (OP)
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12/15/2012 04:00 AM
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bump
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12/15/2012 04:03 AM
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I wanna hf
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Re: Anyone traveled South America?
Doing an around the world next may/june with the majority of the time in the Amazon and Galapagos.

I can do Melb-Bkk-Tokyo-Seoul-Dubai-Cairo-Venice-Miami-San Diego-Melb for about $5837.

So I get in Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Cairo, and Venice before landing in San Diego, where I plan to bus/fly into South America.

Or I can do Melb-Mexico City-Bogota-Sao Paulo-Lima-Quito-Miami-Cairo-Dubai-Tokyo-Melb for about $7k.

I miss out on Venie and Seoul (been to San Diego before).

Its only $1000 more, but covers South America.

Does anyone have a link for a good bus company that does South America?

If I did the first one, from SD, I plan to do Mexico City, Bogota, Rio, Sao Paulo, Uruguay, La Paz, Lima, and Quito.

Could I bus the whole way, or would I have to fly from Bogota to Rio?

Would $100 a day cover food and accom?
 Quoting: Jackie Howe 29848411


Man, $100 is NOTHING. Specially in Rio. Just the taxi may cost you more than 30 bucks and won't be so easy to find hotels at the last minute because flood of people go to Rio. São Paulo is the machine of Brazil but there's traffic jam all over the place, it's better just stay in Rio. Walk near Copacabana hotel , walk down the beach, drink a beer, eat fried shrimps. From La Paz to Lima is okey if you travel by the so-called "train of death" and bus to Machu Picchu and then go to Lima for 2 or 3 days. In La Paz go to Valley of the Moon which looks like the moon because Chacaltaya mountain is without snow unless is winter there. Ask if there's snow, it's worthless without snow. The deset of salt and Titicaca river is worth seeing it. Lima is better than Quito , you have to remember Lima and Cuzco were the place where Spanish conquerors built the Arabic sort of construction which is all over the place specially in Lima old downtown. Bogota is a nice play too and Mexico city. What the hell are you gonna see in Uruguay except Punta del Este? Compared with Peru, Colombia and Mexico is a waste of money!!!

Taste seafood in these countries and in Peru as well you should eat "pollo a la brasa" which is chicken done in a special sort of barbacue. Tamales in Colombia, a lot of excellent food in Mexico, Peru and Brazil. Don't eat red meat in Peru but the best is in Brazil and Argentina.

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