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Old Oct 16th, 2014, 01:36 PM
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Itinerary Help Peru>Bolivia>Chile>Argentina>Brazil

Hi guys, I would love some assistance and opinions on this itinerary. Is there anything of interest I have missed out? We have a few extra days we can disperse through the trip as we haven't booked flights yet.

We love the outdoors, small towns, culture, however 1-2 full days in large and modern cities like Santiago and BA would probably be enough for us.

Is there any secret spots we have missed on this route?

Is it worth visiting Tupiza or Salta?
What is the best way and fairly cheap to go from BA > IGUAZU > RIO?

Day 1 DEPART BRISBANE (TRAVEL DAY)
Day 2 TRAVEL DAY
Day 3 ARIVE LIMA (Miraflores
Day 4 LIMA (Miraflores, Plaza)
Day 5 BUS to PARACAS - Visit Paracas National Reserve
Day 6 PARACAS - Ballestos Islands 8am then relax
Day 7 HUACACHINA
Day 8 HUACACHINA
Day 9 HUACACHINA TO AREQUIPA (Overnight?)
Day 10 AREQUIPA
Day 11 AREQUIPA (Colca Canyon)
Day 12 AREQUIPA (Colca Canyon)
Day 13 OVERNIGHT BUS TO CUZCO??
Day 14 CUZCO (Seen Town)
Day 15 CUZCO (Sacred Valley)
Day 16 CUZCO (Salt Mines/Rest)
Day 17 SALKANTAY Trek Day 1 (Cusco - Mollepata - Sayllapata - Soraypampa)
Day 18 SALKANTAY Trek Day 2 (Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Chaullay)
Day 19 SALKANTAY Trek Day 3 (Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa(Sahuayaco) - Santa Teresa)
Day 20 SALKANTAY Trek Day 4 (Santa Teresa - Hidroelectric - Aguas Calientes)
Day 21 SALKANTAY Trek Day 5 (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (inc Huanya Picchu) - Aquas Calientes)
Day 22 MACHU PICCUU AGAIN(Aquas Calientes - Hike Montana Pichu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco)
Day 23 CUZCO TO PUNO (Tourist Bus)
Day 24 PUNO (Floating Islands), PUNO to LA PAZ OVERNIGHT
Day 26 LA PAZ - Chill, See Town
Day 27 LA PAZ - Yungas Road 8am-1630 $85ea Lunch Provided
Day 28 LA PAZ - Witches Markets, Valle De Luna
Day 29 LA PAZ - Hang out all day then OVERNIGHT BUS TO POTOSI (14hrs)
Day 30 POTOSI - Hang out
Day 31 POTOSI - Mine Tour
Day 32 ???
Day 33 TRAVEL TO UYUNI
Day 34 UYUNI
Day 35 UYUNI SALT FLATS TOUR DAY 1
Day 36 UYUNI SALT FLATS TOUR DAY 2
Day 37 UYUNI SALT FLATS TOUR DAY 3
Day 38 UYUNI to SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Day 39 SAN PEDRO
Day 40 SAN PEDRO
Day 41 SAN PEDRO
Day 42 SAN PEDRO TO CALAMA TO SANTIAGO
Day 43 SANTIAGO
Day 44 SANTIAGO
Day 45 SANTIAGO TO BA
Day 46 BA TO EL CALAFATE
Day 47 EL CALAFATE
Day 48 EL CALAFATE TO EL CHALTEN
Day 49 EL CHALTEN
Day 50 EL CHALTEN
Day 51 EL CHALTEN
Day 52 EL CHALTEN
Day 53 ???????
Day 54 EL CHALTEN TO CALAFATE TO BUENOS AIRES
Day 55 BA
Day 56 BA
Day 57 TRAVEL BA TO IGUAZU FALLS
Day 58 IGUAZU FALLS
Day 59 IGUAZU FALLS TO RIO
Day 60 RIO
Day 61 RIO
Day 62 RIO
Day 63 RIO
Day 64 ??? Extra Day for delays etc
Day 65 ???
Day 66 ???
Day 67 DEPART RIO
Day 68 ARRIVE HOME

Please forgive typos and spelling errors! Thanks
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Old Oct 16th, 2014, 03:17 PM
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If you are around Rio for those last days, you could consider going to Ilha Grande by bus and ferry.
You haven't left much time at all to see Brazil -- the Pantanal, Bonito, the historic Colonial towns in Minas Gerais state, Salvador and the Bahia coastline, the Chapada Diamantina, Recife/Olinda, the northeast beaches including up to Jericoacoara, the Lencois Maranhenses.......Rio and the falls are not the be all and end all of Brazil.
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Oh, and certainly about equal to the bus at most times of year and certainly less time wasted, if not always consistently the cheapest way, from Foz do Iguacu to Rio is probably a domestic flight. Check GOL and TAM.
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What time of year are you planning on going? This could have a big effect on your travel plans.

A few thoughts;

I would definitely include Salta and Tupiza which could fit in nicely with San Pedro plus, the tours from Tupiza are arguably of a higher quality and less busy ( see my blog link below for more info)

IMO too much time in Santiago and not enough in Lima and BA

I would include a tour of El Alto ( 1/2 a day) whilst in La Paz

no jungle visit? Is that deliberate? I would include a trip maybe in Peru or Madidi in Bolivia

I agree with SambaChula that you haven't left a lot of time for a massive country like Brazil. I have visited only very briefly but would be inclined to extend time there at the expense of somewhere else or cut it completely and save for another time.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog...ai/6/tpod.html
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Too much time in Huacachina!!!

I agree add another day in to Lima instead.
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Thanks for the replies guys. We will definitely visit Brazil again. Just cant afford the time this trip.

If we were to visit the amazon, what would be the best place to go? Fly to Iquitos?

We are going in December and are aware it will be rainy season in Peru but we should get good weather in Patagonia.

We will cut 1 day from Santiago. Will also stay the extra time in Lima/BA.

Thanks for the tip on El Alto.
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