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HELP! Info on Amazon Trips please.....

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean HELP! Info on Amazon Trips please.....

1. Posted by Punam (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Okay so here it goes....

this is the first time that my friend and i are venturing into South America, and we're wanting to book a trek through the rainforest but we're unsure whether to book a trip now (from England) or to wait untill we get out there.

The thing is we don't want a very touristy trip (if that makes sense) with large groups and no real experience, we don't mind roughing it as we're not that bothered about 5 star travel and accomodation. I've studied the amazon from childhood and really want to live the experience and since this is the one opportunity i may have to do just that i thought i'd seek advice of experienced travellers.

We've searched so many websites but are reluctant to book anything in case we are getting ripped off!

I guess the only thing i can think of to get the answers i need is to ask the following quetsions:

1. Where is the best place to trek into the amazon - ecquador, peru, bolivia?

2. what is the best price - we don't want to get ripped off as we're on a budget?

3. when and where is the best place to book the trip (any websites?)

4. We arrive South America in mid sept hoping to do the trek sept/oct time - when is the best time to do it?

5. And how will i gain the most from this trip?

Phew.... sorry a long winded thread but I'd really appreciate any advice u guys have to offer.

Cheers
Punam x

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

When are you going thats a good starting point if its low season then its definately best not to book.

have you thought about brazil?

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3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

oops

sorry didnt read you're post properly...

so mid sept. thats kind of getting into peak season i think,
my advice would be to get to the area in good time and plan the trip well from there, I had a lot of experience meeting people who booked trips way in advance that paid a lot more for the treks...

Id say try not to pay more than 50 USD ABSOLUTE TOPS a day, although you should be able to get a trip for a lot less, make sure you know exactly what the price entails
m