Question: Is it significantly cheaper to get tickets in advance through the RTW packages? Our timelines are super flexible.
By significant, do we save 2 or more thousand US dollars? Or is it a difference of a few hundred?
Our flight leaves from NYC to Buenos Aires on 5:00am Monday. We only have a ticket into Argentina, and one coming back from Ecuador. (The return ticket from Ecuador was b/c we were initially planning on coming back to NYC after South America)
2 Months in South America > Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia?, Brazil
2 Month in Africa > Mostly just South Africa, Vic Falls, Mauritius
2 Month in Northern Africa/ME > Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Qatar, UAE
2 Months or less in Europe (We can skimp there, b/c we feel like we can always go to Europe from NYC)
We don't want to commit to any real timelines in any country, but I'm concerned if it really is a significant cost savings to pre-book more of our trip. If it is, I'd rather start the legwork now.
As to why I'm posting this now... My husband is more of the, "let's wing it" type of spirit. I initially bought into that, but now my need to plan is taking over.
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 9, 2008, at 10:23 PM by Paulaboo ]