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Traveling between countries in South America

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1. Posted by shanellec (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a 3 month trip around South America from November to January.

Flights are pretty expensive to fly from Rio to Caracas so I was wondering if anyone has worked their way up to Caracas via train/bus/car before?

Also this is my first time heading over so any must see places or awesome routes to cover a good amount of the continent would be appreciated.

Below is a ( Very ) rough plan I have mapped out but understand in some places there's A LOT of ground to cover so I might have to cut stuff out!

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Bogota, Colombia
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
Lima, Peru
Cusco, Peru
Nuestra Señora de La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Valparaiso, Chile
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina
El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thanks in advance!


2. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 101 posts) 1y

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, in 3 months! That's really too much!
You can spent easyly 3 weeks in each country and more in Brazil, Chile, Argentina.
Re-think your trip avoiding to do a loop. You can easily start at Sao Paulo (which by the way is the main hub in Brazil) and finish at Santiago, or ... Caracas.
Consider it will be the good period for Patagonia. Consider also that for a couple of days in Amazonia, you will have to take the Malaria treatment.
So you are in the difficult but fun part of the preparation: decide where to go. :)

3. Posted by shanellec (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Thanks for the feedback Alain :) I know I have to definitely cut a lot out I'm just not sure what to cut! Also my flights are in and out of rio so I have to go back there at the end!

Thanks again :)