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Route planning advice!

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Route planning advice!

1. Posted by jjcas (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi, we are planning on a year trip around South America, doing an approximate circuit, although past experience has taught us not too plan too much! We are starting mid March and at the moment planning to fly into and out of Buenos Aires. We have about a year to travel as long as the funds last!

Currently thinking of doing Argentina heading South first, then going across to Chile, upto Bolivia and Peru, then Ecuador and depending on time Venezuela and then through Brazil back to BA.

What I'm really thinking about is weather, is this the best way round to go, i know we'll hit rainy season at some time, but will it be too cold or things closed in Patagonia end of March/April?

Is there a better route which hits better weather conditions?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated.


2. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 9y

look back a page or two for my thread on route planning.
I think I have it about right.
Search by my name and you will find it.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Man, a year in SA, how much I envy you...

That's plenty of time to have a good look around; there's little need to plan anything if you're on a timetable like yours. Only make sure you're in the right place in the right season (most importantly, be far in the south in Dec/Jan).

The good thing also is that you'll have time to take the routes most travellers skip because their schedule doesn't allow them to. Crossing from south-eastern Ecuador into the Peruvian cloud forest, for instance, or making difficult crossing from Bolivia into Brazil...