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South america to new zealand.....help needed!

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1. Posted by emmiemac (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Hi,
My boyfriend and i are leaving for south america in a few weeks to travel around South America. Roughly our plan is Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia then Peru, we're not on a strict time scale but we're thinking about 4/5 months....we're heading to NZ after that and have been looking at flights but they're all so flippin' expensive!
Just wondered if anyone had done the trip or if they had any advice?
The cheapest i can find it so far is if we go columbia-mexico-LA-Fiji-Aukland costing around £850 each.....It doesnt matter how we do it, bus, boat, flight etc or how long it takes just as long as its cheap!
Any suggestions welcome!
Em x

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hi Em,

I spent about 7 months in South America a couple of years ago. I just flew into Lima on a one way ticket. Literally, just a few weeks before leaving I bought an online one-way ticket with Lan from Rio de J. to Auckland for about US$1300, which, at the time, equating to about €1,000. I had kept a very close eye on that airfare for months though, and it never really went up or down much below that figure.

So, I'd say, budget for in and around that figure, whatever it equates to in GBP.

Hope that helps! :)

3. Posted by El Boot (Full Member 106 posts) 8y

Aerolineas Argentina do them a little less and its direct...

If you havent booked already, you can fly Madrid to Lima for 450euros with AirComet (id imagine the flights from UK to Madrid arent much these days)

4. Posted by leedslad82 (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

I'm planning on going the other way & the cheapest ticket I found with a lot of searching was Aerolineas Argentinas Auckland > Buenos Aires cost me $1200 about 585 GBP ;)

5. Posted by niall123 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Hi, I got mine with LAN for about €700 (Santiago -> Aukland, Direct). Booked that about 3 months ago through Trailfinders.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2008, at 12:32 AM by niall123 ]

6. Posted by emmiemac (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Thanks guys, will have a look on LAN and aerolineas....we've just booked a one way flight to Brazil so far. 9 weeks and counting, i cant wait!

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