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Any reccomend any South America adventure trips?

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1. Posted by alexw (Inactive 11 posts) 9y

alexw has indicated that this thread is about Ecuador

Hi, I'm flying into Chile on the 23rd October until 11th November, I was booked on to do this...

http://www.gapadventures.com/tour/SLQM

But it's been cancelled! Can anyone reccomend another trip which I'd enjoy? Something similar, of a similar price, my main attraction to this is Ecuador and The Amazon.

Thanks,

Alex

2. Posted by alexw (Inactive 11 posts) 9y

Hello?
Echo?

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

Why don't you just replicate the tour yourself?
Seems the most obvious solution to me and it will be cheaper/better.

ie. If the tour says you stay in a hostel, stay there, if it says catch bus from Cuzco to Nazca do that, see the sight then do whatever the next thing on the itinerary is.

Yep, the tour is cancelled, but all the things that you were due to do on the tour isn't. It will only be cancelled as they couldn't fill it up.

I planned to to a Patagonian adventure with GAP but I looked at the costs and saw I could do it for a fraction of the cost off my own back with some planning.

Put the proposed itinerary on here and I am sure folk will help you out.

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

Day 1 Arrive Quito
Arrive in Quito at any time. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2-4 Amazon (3B,3L,3D)
Take a journey by boat deep into the Amazon jungle via Misahualli. Accommodation: Amazon Jungle Lodge (2nts) & Camping
Day 5-6 Baños (B,L)
With natural hot springs and abundant outdoor activities, Baños is an ideal place to enjoy the spectacular Andean scenery. Mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding are all options. A dip in the famous thermal hot springs offers a welcome end to the day. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7-8 Cuenca (L)
Cuenca is a laid-back colonial gem filled with galleries and museums. Explore the town filled with interesting architecture, busy markets and cobblestone streets. Hiking in Cajas National Park and visiting the ruins of Ingapirca are possible day trips. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9-10 Mancora (B,2L,2D)
Head south across the border to the relaxing beach town of Mancora. Accommodation: Camping
Day 11-12 Huanchaco (B,2L)
Continue to Trujillo, the largest city in northern Peru, known for the nearby Chan-Chan ruins and the resort town of Huanchaco where you will visit Lambayeque Museum. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13 Lima (B)
Lima's museums are filled with cultural treasures, reflecting a long and varied history. Visit the colonial styled Plaza de Armas or stroll through the coastal districts of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro for the nightlife and cafes. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 14 Depart Lima

to me that seems like a VERY easy thing to do yourself especially given what you were going to spend on it.

Price = £475 + $350 local payments
Thats around £650 for a 14 day trip which equates to £46 or $85 per day. People on here are on much tighter budgets and manage very well, especially in a country such as Peru.

Incidently, if you fly into Chile you were going to be totally stumped on a trip leaving from Quito which is in a completely different country.