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Please comment itinerary Peru Agentina Chile 8 weeks

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1. Posted by randalina (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hello, I am looking for commentary on the following planned itinerary.

We do NOT want to rush..

September first and second weeks - Peru -- Philadelphia to Peru, study 2 weeks Amauta Spanish School (increasing my fluency for my job), with weekend trip Lake Titicata
September week three - Macchu Picchu (arrange when I get there) and checking out the area
September week four, October week one -- Fly to Buenos Aires, one week Amauta Spanish school, one week exploring (side trip to Uruguary?)

October week two and three -- BA to Patagonia, Chile - My husband arrives, and as he is an avid fly fisherman, we are seeking TROUT and relaxation for two weeks. He does not like to travel quickly. I understand that trout season starts in October in the Patagonia/Lakes region.
So, a couple of days in BA, then fly to Patagonia (where? which city? haven't figured that), and find some RELATIVELY low cost fly fishing lodge where we can hang out and possibly do a cruise to the Torres natl park.

October week four --
Then we both fly to Santiago, and he will fly back to USA. I will be staying for another week, with probably a trip to Mendoza (over the pass) or perhaps just explore around Santiago. Then --.Fly back to Phila

Any thoughts?
any comment appreciated
In particular, please tell me if this is too much.
The goal of this trip is to improve my Spanish, see gorgeous scenery (hike/kayak if possible), immerse myself in culture/art/architecture, visit as many small towns (not cities) as possible. Also bird watching and trout fishing for my husband.

Cost is a consideration, so I have not considered doing this with a tour group, but rather doing it independently and hopefully cheaper. Except in Chile --In particular I am concerned whether it is possible to book a cheap (but good) tour/cruise/bus trip etc of Patagonia/Torres? Do that now or wait till I get there?

One final consideration -- is it insane to go to this area in October? Especially for the trout - is it too early? will it be freaking cold the whole time (not that we mind cold)

As you can see, I am scheduling this rather late so I will have to commit very soon.
many thanks in advance

2. Posted by Osito80 (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

that 's a big plan for just 2 months.
If you fly from city to city sounds it practicable. But it's expensive.
I prefer to travel by bus ( but First Class Service - bed bus with meals). It s cheaper ( I paid e.g. 2008 from Buenos Aires to Posadas ( 1100 km /over night ) 38 Euros). and you 'll prohably get to know more local people.
It would be a consideration for the journey from Buenos Aires to Patagonia ( Peninsula Valdes/ Bariloche are nice places)

I recommand to book a guided tour at the local tourist offices. They know the best places and, if you re speaking spanish, you'll pay not to much for it, depending on your demand.

3. Posted by Martin27 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

It's definitely a lot to do and you will not be bored!

I agree with Osito80, you should look into the local tourist offices, I know in Peru and Buenos Aires there are definitely an abundance of them!

One of my good friends actually studied spanish at Amauta while they were travelling and had nothing but good things to say about them. He said the classes, though intense, were definitely thorough and useful! They are only in spanish, though I suppose if you are doing this for work, that is exactly what you are looking for. Compared to the other classes he has taken, he said they were by far the smallest and they catered to each persons needs.

I definitely suggest that you go to Mendoza too if you are planing a short excursion! It is an amazing place, and there is good wine there :)

Don't forget while you are in Buenos Aires to go to at least one Parrilla, where you can find some of the most AMAZING meat that you have ever eaten before!

Other than that my only other advice is just have fun traveling! I am very jealous of your trip!

4. Posted by rotch (Full Member 38 posts) 2y

For trout adventures in October you can have a look at Junin de Los Andes in Argentina. They call the city: "Capital of trout fishing in Argentina". If you cross the Andes straight from San Junin you can also go to Pucon or Villarica area for good fishing on the Chile area. Otherwise, if you want to stay in Argentina, head for Bariloche before getting down to Patagonia.