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Sep 20th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Help please! Trying to plan a South American trip!

Hey guys, I'm trying to plan a South American trip from beginning of May till middle of July 2014. I'm going with my girlfriend, I have a $20,000 budget for both of us.. I'm wanting to see pretty much what everybody else goes to see: Rapa Nui, Torres del Paine, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Brazilian amazon, Iguazu falls, Rio de Janeiro and Angel falls. I`d like to see the Galapagos as well but don`t think I can afford it this time around. I also want to incorporate a few games of FIFA world cup. Preferably at the Maracana. I'll be flying out of Vancouver, BC. I'm not sure where I should fly into first.. Cuzco? Santiago? Then fly back home from Venezuela? I don't mind taking trains, buses, planes. With my budget I doubt I'll be able to stay in hotels and fly all the time so hostels are fine as well.. I realize that's a lot to see but I did all of Western Europe in 60 days so I think I can handle it. I`ve read some of the forums that are on here already but they all go so far off topic. Any help and insight would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
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Sep 20th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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There's a current thread running on the TA Brazil forum concerning the WC that you might find of use regarding ticketing, travel to games, accomodations and "strategies".
Brazil is quite expensive at "normal" times and we who are used to seeing prices spike high for Carnaval and NYE are expecting the same and more for the WC.
If you really wish to see and get to know Brazil, actually I would probably recommend coming at another time.
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 09:41 AM
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So this is what I think I've come up with so far.
Days 1-5 Santiago
Day 6 travel to Rapa Nui
Days 7-11 Rapa Nui
Days 12-13 travel to Torres del Paine
Days 14-17 Torres Del Paine
Days 18-19 travel to Cuzco
Days 20-25 Machu Picchu
Day 26 travel to Lake Tititcaca
Days 27-30 Lake Titicaca
So 30 days to see these places should be enough right? Any suggestions on what means of transportation between all these places? Flights seem to be pretty expensive..
From Lake Titicaca
Day 31-32 travel to Manaus
Days 33-40 Manaus Amazon
Day 41 travel to Rio de Janeiro
Days 42-63 Rio, FIFA, Iguazu Falls!!!
Day 64 travel to Venezuela
Days 65-70 Venezuela and Angel Falls.

Feel free to pick apart my schedule
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Isabela thanks for that reference. Very useful.
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 07:00 PM
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