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1. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Rach-a has indicated that this thread is about Venezuela

Hi there, I am planning on visiting South America late next year for no longer than 6 months (starting in Venezuela). I was wondering do I need a visa for this short period of time and if so how do I go about it? I will be seeing Venezuela, Brazil and Ecuador on my South American adventure Also, does anyone know of a typical amount you would spend out there per day (not including accommodation)? I would appreciate any advice. I am an extravagent spender - I like decent restaurants, clubs, any adventure sport such as rafting and I will party til dawn so am trying to find out the average amount to spend a day but have no idea of costs. So am just curious

thanx :)

2. Posted by codrut (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Hy rach-a
I am planning in moving to Ecuador so there are some info that I have collected for the past 2 month over the net.
In Quito, with 5-9 USD you can get accomodation and some breakfast.
There are some sites you should visit before departure:
from ther you will find the most needed info and links to different sites you need.
hope that will help

3. Posted by codrut (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

and forgot to tell you that in Ecuador most countryes do not need a visa.
you will get one on the airport an arival. but be shure to check it out!

4. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Thanks for that - Ecuador seems quite cheap - think Brazil is more expensive than Ecuador - you also get issued a visa upon arrival in Brazil which lasts for 180 days. Thanks for your advice and website links.

5. Posted by lubre (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

South America is cheap if you don't look for "tourists places" and stick to "nationals" although maybe you've got a problem if you don't speak spanish or portuguese. But if you're going to stay for 6 months, you can afford to travel by buses and visit the South of the South: Patagoni.