Argentina/Peru/Ecuador:May '06-August'06

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1. Posted by nzingher (Budding Member 15 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hello hello!

Who thinks this is do-able? I'm also thinking of spending 4 weeks learning Spanish...

Like to see whoever's input, along with whether you think this is a good sort of route considering its my first time in SOuth America!



2. Posted by Dr Drew (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ecuador is beautiful... I traveled the western side mainly up the Pacific highway. Some of the best places to go along the coast were Salinas(beach resort area), Puerto Lopez (small fishing village, there is a decent hotel right in the center of the malecon that is only $20 a night. You can also take a day boat trip from there to Isla de Plata which is only about 15 miles or so off the coast. Monte Christi is also a nice little town. (The main thing there is a market where they sell all kinds of panama hats and hammock etc. Make sure you dont pay what they are asking...) I also stayed in Manabi, that is a nice city to stay in. It is strange, a lot of the people of that area have blonde hair and blue eyes. Hotel Oro, is an excellent hotel in that area. That's about $50 a night if I recall.

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You probably could do with a little more time seeing that you intend on spending 4 weeks in Spanish school, but it should be enough time to see plenty of wonderful places anyway.

I can recommend Salta and Hamahuaca in Northwest Argentina on your way to Peru for some really breathtaking and colourful scenery.

4. Posted by nzingher (Budding Member 15 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks you two... I'll definately take your input into consideration


5. Posted by mirapat (Full Member 19 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

In order to really take a flavor of South America you should take a spanish course in Cusco, the capital of Inka's Culture.