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working on the basics: tickets and itineraries

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1. Posted by 4lclover (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Going to be solo traveling for 4 months after 6 weeks volunteering in Ecuador. Wondering about the best route to take...all overland (or by boat) if possible. Tight budget. From Ecuador I would like to visit Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Peru and Bolivia are priorities. Want to include an Amazon jungle trip for sure and a stop on the Atlantic coast if time allows but will focus on Pacific side.
Wondering if I should get a round trip ticket in and out of Ecuador or fly into Ecuador but out of somewhere further south so I dont have to loop back up???
Advice from those more experienced would be much appreciated!

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 980 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It's my opinion that it would be better to get a one way ticket in and a one way ticket out....Especially if your circuit is only forced by that flight. Backtracking may verywell end up costing you more than you want to spend. Work your schedule through your local cheap website over and over again...It has been my experience that sooner or later you come up a winner....It's like a lottery where you get do overs.

The upshot is that if making a circuit is detrimental to your trip, then why waste the trip? Take the trip you want to take, not the trip the airlines make you take.


3. Posted by Bahiana77 (Budding Member 25 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Just be aware that airlines, in order to allow you to board the outbound flight (and not take the chance that the country you are flying in to won't let you enter, because you can't prove you have a way of leaving again, thus leaving the airline responsible for returning you to your point of origin), will probably want to see a ticket for getting you back to your country of origin.

(If you have specific questions about Brazil, I'd be happy to answer them, if you wish.)

[ Edit: Edited on 12-May-2009, at 06:14 by Bahiana77 ]