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Am i being too ambitious?

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1. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 11y

im going to Buenos Aires in July, and ive only got 2 weeks before flying on to Santiago.

Im considering travelling up through Uruguay, through Southern Brazil to the Iguaza falls, through Paraguay to Acsuncion and back down through Argentina to Bueanos Aires.

I realise that this involves some very long bus journeys and considerable expense, but does anyone think its a disaster waiting to happen?

considering ive only got 2 weeks am i being way too Ambitious?
Any comments welcome.

2. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Maybe not too ambitious, but you may not have time to appreciate all of these places as you are going to be travelling a lot of the time. Iguazu supposedly is something you just cannot miss, How about explore Buenos Aires 1 week, weekend trip motevideo, then a long coach trip to Iguazu?? I have read sometimes it's best to do less and capture more of where you are.
Thats only my opinion though.
Tarik

3. Posted by anitak (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Only visiting Buenos Aires, demands at least 1 week, and the distances between the places yo say ar very big.
So, Think your priorities

ana

4. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 11y

I dont know about this trip specifically, but in general, it would depend what kind of traveller you are. You can either go to as many places as possible and just see the must see attractions and then moving on, possibly missing a lot of great things. Or would you rather take it slow and really get to know a place.

One way you get to see a variety of places and get to say you've been all over. The other way you can't say you've been all over, but you really get to know the place.

5. Posted by redknight5 (Full Member 80 posts) 11y

i've travelled through south america, and in my opinion this trip isnt really realistic. technically i guess you could do it, but you'd see that little except from the inside of a coach i dont think it would be worth it. you could easily spend the entire 2 weeks inside the coach as the distacnes are so large, probably need to re-plan this if you want to make it memorable. i choosing fewer places and less distance would be more rewarding i think.

6. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

I totally agree with the post #2, visit less but enjoy more!! From Bs-As where you can stay easily one week with things to do and visit, you can take a day trip to La Plata for example, then a week-end in Montevideo, and up to Iguazú in the second week, sound like a good plan.;)

7. Posted by Cecy (Inactive 6 posts) 11y

I think you´ve got short time for a big tour.
There are many interesting places to visit in De La Plata River region.
I often make this trip as I live in La Plata but am originally from Uruguay.
You can start your tour in Buenos Aires incluiding a one-day trip to La Plata- 50 kms.through high way from Buenos Aires capital-, where you can visit the Natural Science Museum- which is worth visiting- and the beautiful Cathedral as well.
A visit to the Estancias in the countryside near Buenos Aires is a good choice too.
Then you can make a week end trip to Uruguay by ferry to Colonia del Sacramento (http://www.visituruguay.com/colonia.htm) It is a very beautiful world heritage colonial town.
You can go on via bus to Montevideo.
Back in Buenos Aires you can go up to Iguazu Falls by plane or by comfortable bus.

Enjoy your trip!
Cecilia

8. Posted by mountMEAT (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

No its not asking for a disaster or anything (although this is south america- something will go wrong) but what is the point? It doesnt sound like a lot of fun to just travel the whole time and never get to know anywhere or anyone.

9. Posted by Cecy (Inactive 6 posts) 11y

mountMeat,
please I want to know what you wanted to mean ("although this is south america- something will go wrong)".
May be you have some info for future tourists in SA.

Something goes wrong everywhere, but in Argentina and other countries in South America you always find kindly people, who would want to help you, something you do not find every country.