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dubai
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South america backpacking

Hi everyone,

I am planning for a backpacking trip to south america on feb next year for 3 weeks. Please let me know if it is doable iguazu falls, machi picchu in peru, nazca lines in peru, cuzco in peru, lake titicaca, tierra del fuego, buenos aires, amazon brazil, patagonia... My point of entry is Rio brazil. I can travel either bus, plane or train.

Thank you so much..

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11. Re: South america backpacking

These are all great suggestions.

I am planning to backpack South America for 3 weeks in June 2013. I am looking for recommendations on where to go and what to see other than Peru (as I spent two weeks there last May).

I am a 21 year old female looking to travel on my own - any tips?

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12. Re: South america backpacking

Purchase a guide book? Useful investment considering total trip costs. My other tip would be to visit those places that appeal to you.

Good luck.

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13. Re: South america backpacking

Thank you! Does anyone have an estimate as to how much it will cost to backpack for three weeks (excluding flights to and from Canada)?

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14. Re: South america backpacking

EstImate U$ 200 per day.

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15. Re: South america backpacking

Hi,

I am also planning to travel South America backpacker for 4 months (alone and female). I will spend February in Rio de Janerio then I will cover some parts untill I arrive my last stop Buenos Aires. Guess my second stop will be Iguazu Falls and while I am in Buenos Aires for 2 months I can cover Uruguay too. However since my international ticket is not oneworld member, I couldn't buy airpass ticket and internal flights seems exremely high. What would be the perfect route to make it cheap and comfortable mostly prefering by bus:

Places I want to see:

Rio de Janerio

Iguaçu falls

Santiago and nearby places

Bolivia (I don't know how to get there)

Buenos Aires

How much money do I need per month do you expect? I can remove some parts according to my budget

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16. Re: South america backpacking

If you're spending 4 weeks in Rio, I think you should definitely check another beach town close to the city, such as Paraty, Búzios or Ilha Grande. Paraty is a historic town, which might be very interesting for you.

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17. Re: South america backpacking

jgsodre is right. If you’re thinking about spending a few days away from Rio de Janeiro, you might want to consider nearby Ilha Grande, Búzios, or Paraty.

1. Ilha Grande (Big Island) is 95 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The island is a largely undeveloped protected area and noted for its beautiful beaches and hillsides covered in lush tropical forests. There are no cars and no banks on Ilha Grande, so bring cash with you since not all hotels, shops, and restaurants accept credit cards. The largest village on the island is Vila do Abraão, where most of the visitor facilities are located, and can be reached from the mainland by local ferries and catamarans.

Ilha Grande Info:

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Angra dos Reis Info:

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2. Búzios is a beach resort with an active nightlife 105 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro with over 20 beaches in the vicinity.

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How to get there:

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Búzios Info:

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3. Paraty (also Parati), a coastal historic town between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, is about 160 miles from Rio and replete with picturesque cobbled streets, forests, waterfalls, islands, and an emerald-green sea.

Slide Show of Paraty:

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Paraty Info:

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How to get there:

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Weather in Paraty:

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Hostels in Paraty:

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4. Petrópolis. If you are also interested in a daytrip, consider Petrópolis, a popular mountain resort town located about 40 miles from Rio de Janeiro.

Petrópolis used to be the summer residence of the Brazilian emperors and aristocrats in the 19th century and was the official capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro between 1894 and 1903. The town was named after Emperor Pedro I, the nation's first monarch.

Buses from Rio to Petrópolis leave daily from the long-distance bus terminal, Rodoviário Novo Rio.

Petrópolis Info:

http://bit.ly/yjcSPn

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18. Re: South america backpacking

Thanks, I am adding those places to my route.

Today I am booking my ticket. I am arriving at 8th February to Sao Paulo and planning to take a bus to Rio but I just realised that it is the first day of Carnival. Do you think it would be to crowded and traffic jam to Rio. May be I can take it few days earlier. Flights seem too expensive.

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19. Re: South america backpacking

So you haven't booked accomodation in Rio and you are planning on being there for carnaval? Good luck.

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20. Re: South america backpacking

No I booked my accomodation but not transportation yet:)

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