Hi, I'm hopefully going to be in Rio for the carnival next year, but then need to get to Trinidad and Tobago for the cricket world cup. I'll have a lot more travelling to do after that and wondered what the cheapest way was... are there trains, are the buses ok, or maybe i should buy a cheap car and drive, also where would be the best place to fly across, from the top of south america - or could I get some sort of boat. Any information would be greatly appricated - thanks!
Unfortunately, getting to Trinidad and Tobago is not the easiest thing in the world. Probably the cheapest option would be to fly to miami and then fly across (although that will be quite long). Otherwise you can get a direct flight from Caracas, Venezuela and there are weekly flights from Surinam (and Gyuana too I think).
There is otherwise a ferry that comes across to Trinidad once a week from a place called Guira in Venezuela. However, as far as I know Guira is in the middle of nowhere.
But seeing as the cricket world cup will be on, it might be worth seeing if there are any special flights coming across from Brazil. They might put some flights on for cricket supporters.
Good luck, Clare
Thanks Clare, not sounding to hopeful - might have to rethink things a little as prob not going to be able to make the journey on a budget, but will look up that boat though - would be an adventure, thanks again!