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?
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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