Im flying into lima on sunday 12th.. was intending on spending 2 weeks in peru but my plans have changed and i want to go straight to Rio. Does anyone know how i would do this? Are there direct bus services (guess this would take 3 days or more) or return flights, even if its via Sao Paulo. Any airline companies that service this route or price information would be greatly appreciated
It's doable by bus, but it'll take you MUCH more time than just 3 days; more like 10, probably. Either you go all the way south to the Bolivian-Argentine border and then travel east, or you go to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, cross into Brazil by train to Corumbà, and then continue to Rio.
The second option would take you about a week, I think; bear in mind that the train is utterly independable.
Lima, overnight to - Arequipa, 10 hours to - La Paz (Bolivia), 24 hours to - Santa Cruz, 1 day - Corumbà (Brazil), 8 hours to - Campo Grande, direct bus to - Rio
omg 1 week!I only have 2 weeks lol... well i think i'll do it by plane. maybe LAN do direct flights? spent 3 months in brazil this year just pining to go back
If you are flying next week, you don't have too many options. I asked, the cheapest available is usd612 with Aerolineas Argentinas, via Santiago. I guess there aren't direct flights. If you need more info call 1-800-399-6186 from US or Canada or 1-305-424-0150 from any other location.
Still better would be changing your itinerary and point of entry in SA from US to avoid unnecessary flying...
I haven't personally done it, but when I was in Rio De Janiero, one of the room mates I had in the dorm lived in Lima and was telling me about his 5 day bus journey on $20US from Lima-Rio De Janiero. He was saying how the only stops he had were like at bus stations where it would be like a maximum of an hour stop. He did say how much it cost, but I can't recall but I think it was less than $200US because a flight was supposedly worth over $700US. He said the bus went Peru-Bolivia-Brazil.