Hello fellow travelers.
So im in the early stages of planing my trip to this part of the world, as part of my my around the world trip. I will arrive in Havana (sep. 3rd) and depart from Buenos Aires (dec. 17th). These dates are not changable, but other than that i 100% flexible.
I was thinking maybe 2-3 weeks backpacking in the caribbean and then somehow get to Lima i 3 weeks. And then getting to Buenos Aires from Lima in 2 months.
Can anyone think of a great way of traveling form Cuba to Peru? Having some stops on the way.
And how much do you think it will cost? I dont want to take planes (boring). I was thinking boat, train, bus or hitchhiking. I have about $4000, these 3,5 months.
I would advise to stay in Cuba for the 2-3 weeks you mentioned. That would be a nice amount of time to see at least part of Cuba, like Havana, Trinidad and some beaches if you like.
There are no regular boats leaving from Cuba (or arriving for that matter) other than some cruise ships.
So try to get a flight from Havana to for example Ecuador. I don't know exactly which flights there are from Cuba, but you might have to switch planes.
From Quito, you can travel to Lima in about 3 weeks. From Lima a nice route to BA could be Cuzco-Puno-La Paz-Uyuni-Salta-Iguazu Falls. Doable in 2 months.
Actually, it would be so much nicer to spend those 3,5 months in South America alone. That way you don't need to travel by plane (apart from your ticket to South America from your home place) and you will have enough money to travel in comfort in countries like Peru and Bolivia, maybe even fit in Brazil or so.
My wife and I flew Lima to Havana on Copa Airlines via Panama back in April 2005, so presumably you could fly Havana to Panama then start boating/bussing from there.
From Havana you can get a flight to Panama in Copa Airlines and there switch to Lima
From Havana you can get direct flights to South America to Panama, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, San Jose de Costa Rica and Guatemala