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1. Posted by Jolo73 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

Sorry to sound dumb but what route does the Gringo Trail take? where would I fly into, leave from to fly to NZ etc. Im travelling solo so any advice will be much appreciated. Many thanks

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

There's not really a set route for the Gringo trail, actually. There are a few different overland routes that most of the travellers follow.

One that many people seemed to be doing is to start in Quito and working your way down the Andes from Ecuador into Peru and up to Machu Pichu. From there across into Bolivia, seeing Lake Titicaca, La Paz and then into the interior for the world's most dangerous road and the coca fields. After that head south to the salt falts of Salar de Uyuni, and then south into Chile at the Atacama desert.

From Chile, people usually pick up the Patagonia route, from Santiago heading south to the Lake district and the adventures around there. Once on the road again, the Navimag ferry is a popular gringo trail transportation option down in Patagonia. Lots of do there, Torres Del Paine national park and Glaciers National park.

From the southern tip, many people break off for a trip to Antarctica.

Heading back up north along the coast of Argentina up to Buenos Aires. Head to Iguazu falls, and then up into Brazil for the beaches of of Rio.

Many people head north and then into the interior of Brazil to see the Amazon.

Most people I met were on a trip that included part, if not all of those points. You will be able to meet many fellow travellers on any part of that trip.

Greg

3. Posted by Jolo73 (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

Greg,
Thats brilliant, thanks so much, Jo x