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Transport in South America & Amazon Questions

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1. Posted by g_trekkers (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

We travelling through SA for 3 months and from the research I've done it seems flights are quite costly.

Can anyone recommend some good sites to grab cheap airfares, or else recommend some airlines that are generally cheaper (but still safe)

Also, we're going to do a tour in the Amazon and as I've never been there I'm not sure whether we should do it from Iquitos or perhaps go to Manu or Tampa (can't spell it). We def. won't be doing it from Ecuador as we'll be in Peru at the time.

I'm sorry if this has been brough up before in other threads, I just can't find answers to my questions.

Thanks so much,

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Don't fly continentally/domestically; it's environmentally irresponsible travel, see several threads by myself and Snatterand on this issue.

Plus, busses are a cheap and reliable alternative, plus they serve every conceivable destination you can possibly be interested in. Moreover, since it is also the most common form of transportation for locals, you get to see a lot of 'couleur locale'.

As for jungle tours, I'd recommend Iquitos. Heard good stories about it (did it myself from Bolivia, but since you're not in the area...).

Have fun travelling, and PLEASE spread the word about the flying issue. It's high time that we travellers take our responsability.

Niels (Amsterdam)

3. Posted by g_trekkers (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y


Thanks for your comments.

I agree about being socially responsible, however we don't have a lot of time in South America and taking buses will eat up too much of our time. I also get severly bus and car sick (unfortunatley).

Thanks though