We are currently at the Iguazu Falls, and are planning our next step! We would like some suggestions on routes we can take. There are no direct flights to Peru from here or Auscion. We would like to go to Peru(Cusco), Bolivia(Rorrenbque, Salt Flats, La Paz, Lake Titicaca) and Chile(Atacama Desert) however we are unsure of the order to visit these places considering our time remaining - 2 1/2 months! As christmas and New Year are included in this time we would like to spend it somewhere decent! Willing to get a couple of flights to dodge some of the rather wet roads. Any suggestions would be appreciated! :-)
Most efficient would be the following:
Iguazu - Corrientes/Resistencia - Salta - Villazon (Arg-Bol border), and then continue by train or bus to Uyuni. From Salta, I believe there's also a direct connection to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Slightly more adventurous would be to travel through Paraguay, but I wouldn't recommend this in the rainy season because of road conditions:
Iguazu - Ciudad del Este (Par) - Asuncion - Pozo Colorado - Mariscal Estigarribia - Villazon (Par-Bol border, it's another Villazon from the one above).
Hi, I am planning a similar stint for around the beginning/middle of June. I was really hoping to go through Paraguay, did you pick a way to go and how did it turn out? Is the rain really that bad of a situation for the roads, or is it only a problem if you don't like mud and are in a bit of a rush? Thanks for any help/advice you give.
I haven't travelled that route myself; Snatterand has, have a look at her blog. But in general, road conditions in Paraguay are such that the heavy winter rains turn them into pools of mud, in which everything but a 4x4 gets stuck.
I also planning my trip through Paraguay in June/July, and for what I read so far it should be Ok as it is the dry season then.
Said that, and with my luck, it will probably turn out as the rainiest June of all of paraguayan history, but I guess that is part of the fun!
Good Luck with your planning!
x x Miromar x x