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backpacking/volunteering in Argentina, sept-dec 08

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1. Posted by evadiva (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

ok, i bought my plane ticket the other day...July 30 I leave from Miami to Buenos Aires..So Im more comfortable having that nonstop flight...Also, I'm going to be staying with a friend for about 1 month. After that Im thinking Rosario, Iguazu, and somewhere else before volunteering for about 4 weeks in Salta...DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A CHEAP/ GOOD VOLUNTEER PROGRAM BESIDES INSIGHT/HELP ARGENTINA? that's the program im thinking about for now because it's so far the cheapest (450$usd no matter the legnth, not including housing, but homestay is 72$usd a week), then to Mendoza, Cordoba, and Patagonia before going back to Buenos Aires by early December. I plan on staying mixed dorm style in hostels the whole way (cheapest i can get), travelling overland, and not buying a lot of souveniers.....I want to visit national parks, museums and mostly just experience culture/nature. To have a quality backpacking experience, is 3,500$usd reasonable(not including that volunteer fee, so for hostels, food,and tours)? i have a backpack, and it's very big, not long though, so im not sure if this is too small - the adidas Masset II Back Pack. Traveling light is fine for me, but what is reasonable here? Should I be bringing a huge pack w/ a sleeping bag? I don't want to underprepared for any opprotunity! any help/comments on my volunteering, budget, "itenerary", backpack would be so helpful! thanks in advance!

2. Posted by alicata (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Eva you should try to travel light but you would be coming to Argentina in more than one season and going to places that have very different weather between them. a 90-110 liters back pack should be enough. If you dont want to bring more than one slepping bag you should bring a 4-6 degrees slepping bag that opens all arround.

if you are staying at cordoba call me -snip-

Have a nice flight----

next time in Spanish-.

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3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

90-110 liters is an INSANE size; you can pack a mammoth in it, and still leave room for two sets of clean clothes. 55-65 should be plenty if you pack smart.