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1. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Hello All can some one help please!

We'll be travelling in July 2009 for 2 weeks to Argentina (5 nights), Chile(3 nights) and Brazil (5 nights).

In Argentina (BA)- we want to see all wonderful tourist attractions while taken tme to really relax. Please recommend nice sites and hotels for the 5 nights stay

In Chile - we had thought of going to San Alfonso Del Mar to experience what the ''world largest swiming pool'' is.But I'm not sure if Santiago de chile will be a better option. Please recommend a nice city to be for 3 days and where to stay.

In brazil - we'll be landing in Sao Paulo. We need to experience Brazil and it's wonderful soul. Please recommend where to visit in Sao Pauolo and where to stay.

From Soa Paulo we plan to go to Rio. I've been told that there are no trains connecting both cities. Is it better to take the bus or fly? Also please recommend where to stay and tourist attractions to go.

Kind regards and your replies will be appreciated.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

If you care for my opinion, I think this plan is totally unfeasible. Do you have any grasp of the size of the south american continent?

Two weeks is barely enough to start scratching the surface of a single region in one of the countries you intend to visit. Better rethink, you won't get much of a holiday like this.

3. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Thanks for that.

We only plan to see a few tourist sites and rest most days.

any ideas?

4. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y

I live in Sao Paulo. This city is a Financial city, not a tourist city!!! The beaches are 60kms away and since you are coming in July, the average temp will be 10C. Go to Campos do Jordao, about 200 kms north of SP. Buses run every two hours I think and cost about 10 dollars each way. Its the mountain resort so it will be under around -5C at night. In my opinion, get out of SP as soon as possible. You can email me with ideas of things you like to do and I can try to help to a place you may enjoy more close to SP. If you like meat, you'll love Brasil. All you can eat meat for 5-15 dollars!!!

As for Rio, there are so many bus companies to rio for about 25 dollars. My suggestion is to take the leito bus (sleepers) and it will cost about 40ish. Of course plane is cheaper, but you can save a hotel night (5,5 hours bus) The popular bus company is 2001 (thats the name).. here is a website for ya

http://www.passagem-em-domicilio.com.br/index.asp?w_cc=&w_referrer=/terminal-tiete.asp

if you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask since im here

5. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y

i meant 1001 (bus company)

Viação 1001

6. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 7y

I have a good list of stuff to do in Buenos Aires for a 5-night trip. Send me a personal message via this website if you're interested and I will send you the list.

Regards,

Pranav

7. Posted by maluke (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi, Visiting Chile probably the least important place to visit is San Alfonso del Mar. Big building with a huge pool by a beach area that is not considered the most beautiful one in our central area.
If you´re interested in cultural, historical places that reflect more of Chile, you may want to visit:
Neruda´s houses ( Santiago, Isla Negra and Valparaiso).
You can also visit Valparaiso and it´s surroundings by the coastline.
Another place 3 hrs. away from Santiago is Santa Cruz. Tours to the vineyards are open.

You must also consider that July is plain Winter. At times very rainy and cold. You may want to check the weather before, if you want to visit Santa Cruz.

Good luck with your plans!

8. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting maluke

Hi, Visiting Chile probably the least important place to visit is San Alfonso del Mar. Big building with a huge pool by a beach area that is not considered the most beautiful one in our central area.
If you´re interested in cultural, historical places that reflect more of Chile, you may want to visit:
Neruda´s houses ( Santiago, Isla Negra and Valparaiso).
You can also visit Valparaiso and it´s surroundings by the coastline.
Another place 3 hrs. away from Santiago is Santa Cruz. Tours to the vineyards are open.

You must also consider that July is plain Winter. At times very rainy and cold. You may want to check the weather before, if you want to visit Santa Cruz.

Good luck with your plans!

Thanks maluke... In all, I've decide not to visit Chile but will spend a night in uruguay.

Many thanks for you input.

Any chance you have travel tips for BA, colonais (Uruguay), Sao Paulo and Rio?

9. Posted by goldstar (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

Hey kkool,

I just got back from a similar trip to Buenos Aires. It's a really great city with so much to do, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I wanted to hit all the important tourist spots (plaza de mayo, the recoleta cemetary) but also wanted a lot of time to relax.

Good luck with your trip, and let me know how it goes!

-goldstar

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

10. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting goldstar

Hey kkool,

I just got back from a similar trip to Buenos Aires. It's a really great city with so much to do, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I wanted to hit all the important tourist spots (plaza de mayo, the recoleta cemetary) but also wanted a lot of time to relax.

Good luck with your trip, and let me know how it goes!

-goldstar

Goldstar thanks.

Can you kindly tell me the places you went to and things you did?

How are the tourist attractions? Did you find the right balance between sight-seeing and resting?

Please let me know.

David