Hi, I am planning a trip in 2013 (i know, a long way off!). This is when my youngest will have finished his schooling and I can get away from 20 odd years of raising my kids. I want to go to four key points, Africa - particularly zambia, India - The south, Australia - maybe, (have already been so undecided as yet but am tempted with a campervan trip), South america - particularly chile.
I am thinking that buying an open around the world air fare would be the way to go so i dont have any deadlines but am able to get from country to country and home again with relative ease.
If anyone has done something like this (at my age!) any advice, comments would be greatly received. I am particularly keen on encountering, nature, animals, beauty, beaches, fishing. Im not keen on too much 'big city'
Hoping my trip will last between 4-6 months leaving around october time.
Look forward to hearing from anyone
The journey looks straight forward to me. It's just a matter of what you want to see and do in each country (and visas where necessary). Accommodation and travel in those countries can be pre-booked and buying some guide books (Lonely Planet are good) would help.
Sri Lanka is quite good and can be done as a side trip from southern India.
Tasmania is a short hop from Melbourne and I thought worth a visit.
Many tourists head to the south of South Island of New Zealand for nice countryside. It can be part of your RTW ticket.
How about Peru? As well as Machu Picchu there are a number of good trips available from Cuzco. There are a number of "outdoor" places to visit while there like Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, etc.
In SA, some take an Amazon boat trip and other side trips.
Sounds good to me. I spent a month in Peru back in '07 and there are a number of nice walks in Huarez. Went down the Amazon for 3 days just lying in my hammock watching the world go by. If possible, I highly recommend this.
thanks cyberia and luke
taken all you have written on board and am planning and dreaming at the same time, so excited although it seems such a long way off
I think is India is best because the weather in India varies dramatically. While the southern tip of the India is being lashed by tropical monsoon rain, the north will be blanketed in thick snow. Therefore, the best time to travel to India depends greatly on the destinations to be visited and the climate experienced there.
No problem. I'm in very early stages of planning a trip. Ever since the trip to Peru, when I was 17, I've been dreaming about going away again since!
i think you should try Ghana too