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1. Posted by cat.n. (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I wondered if any one had been round S A with a company such as STA or Gap Adventures, I'm going with them this year and just wondered else had been on a trip with these guys and if so how did you find it, and did you think any of the trip was spoilt by having it all pre organised?

2. Posted by xcape (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I plan on travelling around central america in August '07 after spending a couple of months in the Caribbean, starting in Mexico and working my way down to Panama.

As I will travelling by myself and my spanish is very, very basic, I too am contemplating booking a tour with Gap Adventure, Tucan Travel or Geckos Adventures for the first couple of weeks. Any feedback on these companies would gratefully recieved.

Alternatively I could arrive in Mexico and enrol in a spanish school for say a month then commence my travels by myself...DAUNTING!! What do ya reckon? Is it possible for a solo female traveller with extremely limited spanish to travel from Mexico to Panama?
I have approx 7 months so if my budget permits I also plan on carrying on to South America.

For my entire trip(approx 12 months) I have a budget of £6k. Will this be enough? I know that the Caribbean will be much more expensive than CA and SA.

Sorry for all the questions but I fly out 9 May 2007! Yippee! I can't wait!!

Good luck with your travels Cat.n.

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