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Possible Route - Buenos Aires to Cuzco

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1. Posted by fargoing (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi. I am traveling from Buenos Aires to Cuzco in January 2009, and would like to visit Iguazu Falls on my way. Would that be a possible route? There do not seem to be any flights from Iguazu to Cuzco, so would it be likely that I would have to use bus transportation? I have planned to do the journey in 2/3weeks is this a possibility? Finally, I hope to do the Inca trail in one of the last two weeks of January, but I hear that it is shut in February, so would doing it at the end of Jan be possible?

I would appreciate any feedback.


2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

I think it is a bit rushed, at least when you have only 2 weeks. 2 or 3 weeks is a big difference.
Buenos Aires deserves at least several days to get an impression, the same applies to Iguazu Falls, so the first week is spend in those two places.

I guess you don't want to spend time in the northwest of Argentina (Salta and surroundings) and Bolivia?
You can go back to Buenos Aires and try flying with Aerosurfrom BA via Santa Cruz to Cuzco.
Otherwise you can travel partly overland and fly from Santa Cruz. You can go from Iguazu to the Pantanal for example and take the train to Santa Cruz from the border Brazil/Bolivia at Puerto Suarez.


[ Edit: Edited on Oct 16, 2008, at 3:00 AM by Utrecht ]

3. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

My suggestion would be either fly or overnight bust to Igazu Falls, then a bus to Tucuman via Resistencia (23 hrs), onward Salta and into Boliva (or San Pedro de Atacama in Chile). A visit to Uyuni is a must. Train/bus to La Paz. Onward to Lake Titticacca, and finally to Cuzco. While this cannot be accomplished in 2/3 weeks, I feel as you will certainly hit the highlights between those distances.

Anyone please feel free to make sugguestions to that route....Thanks!


4. Posted by fargoing (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi guys, thanks for the suggestions, I shall look into everything you have said. One thing I should clear up, where I realize my original post is misleading, is that I will in fact be spending roughly 2 months in Buenos Aires doing volunteer work prior to making the trip to Cuzco, thus I will have plenty of time to explore the city. Subsequently, my 2/3week time period is quite flexible.

If you guys, or anyone else, can answer my Inca trail questions I would be especially greatful.