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1. Posted by monkeyfish (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

We are going to travel in South America for 4 months staring in August and probably flying into a country in the North. Has anyone got any suggestions of routes that we could take, includ:)ing Argentina, Brazil and Chile and must see places?

Thanks you!!!!!

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Start in Panama and see the canal then fly to Cartagena,explore its coast then Bogota,all in Columbia as its a great friendly place and you cannot get any further north,dont go home and say "I wish".
Other travellers took the great bus service down to Quito;Ecuador but I flew Caracas;Venz.
The other countries you mention I had been before and flew between them and was a beachbum on Copacabana beach for a few days which one never forgets.
Just have Lonely Planet South America and it will have all/any info you need for everything.
Wishing you a great trip and enjoy your travels.
al de bes

3. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

whatever you do, make sure you spend a few weeks in Peru.
it's brilliant.

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting ozintro

whatever you do, make sure you spend a few weeks in Peru.
it's brilliant.

What makes Peru brilliant to you? I never been there but I would like to go, what are the highlights?

5. Posted by Sparlita (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y

Peru. I haven't been yet, but am planing on going this spring. From my understanding Cusco is pretty amazing, along with Huarez and most importantly Machu Picchu.

Does anyone know anything about busing from Peru up to Quito? I'm sure its a very busy tourist path, I'm just worried about safety.


6. Posted by sheilaka (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

bussing from peru to quito is very very easy. from lima there are a lot of good, safe and comfortable companies. a lot of them have bus cama, which is basically a seat that completely reclines like a bed. those sell out fast though. i really like Cruz del Sur.

huaraz is great! i heard that the junlge in the north is amazing, but you need time and money...if you can go to Iquitos.

i have felt very safe everywhere, just be smart, get official taxis everywhere, stay in hostals that are close to the center of things.