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NEED SOME ADVICE.....Inca Trail or Buenos Aires/Montevideo

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1. Posted by Smboha2 (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

If you were to have 9 days in South America at the beginning of August to do either the Inca Trail through Machu Picchu or hit up Buenos Aires and Montevideo which would you choose?? Any tips/travel advice would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Depends on what kind of holiday you are after

If you prefer the more adventurous/outdoor holiday then the Inca trail, but if you want to go for the city feel and the nightlife and action then I would definitely suggest the BA/Montevideo option as there are also many sights and things to do in these vibrant capital cities and they will also be great cultural experiences. All depends on what you want your hoilday to be about.

My preference would be BA and Montevideo, but that's just my opinion as I prefer the hustle and busle of the city life and the entertainment the city has to offer (especially BA).

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Just to add that if you do choose the BA/Montevideo thing spend 1 week in BA and a couple of days on Montevideo. You can arrange 1 or 3 day tours to Montevideo through the Buquebus company. This Buquebus is the ferry which travels daily between BA and Montevideo. The Buquebus office is on Avenida Cordoba in downtown BA.