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5 weeks in SA, advice appreciated

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean 5 weeks in SA, advice appreciated

1. Posted by Mr. Cheese (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Ok so I am looking into travelling South America from 12/16-1/20. Here is a rough itinerary. I'll be coming from the states

fly into Sao Paulo. travel around nearby villages/city for 1 week

Rio De Janiero for Christmas/New Years

Punta del Este-3 days

Buenos Aires-1 week

La Paz-4 days

Puno-Lake Titicacca-2/3 days

Cuzco-Machu Pichu-6 days

Plan on using bus travel, perhaps airline between Brazil-Uraguay-BA.

Very flexible on this trip, just open to adventure

2. Posted by Caro1982 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y


Im Carolina, I´d want to help you, but I live in Chile. so if you decide to come to Chile, I can give you some point.

Let me know!



3. Posted by Mr. Cheese (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

I'm also looking for travel mates

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1831 posts) 5y

Sao Paulo has a fair bit of crime so not a good place to travel around.

Rio has the beaches, the statue and .......

I quite liked Buenos Aires but not a lot to do there.

A number of good day trips from Cuzco and the city itself is worth a look around. A day sees everything in Machu Picchu, unless you are going to hike there instead of taking a train and bus.

Many miss out Lima though it is certainly worth at least a day or two there.

Uruguay as in Montevideo is only a short hop from BA and I spent a nice day there.

Chile as in Santiago isn't far from Lima on the map but the bus takes 30 hours so I flew instead. Not cheap.