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South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

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South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Hi

I am planning a South American trip for October and had a tentative itinerary planned. Please let me know what you think of the time frame and such.

10/3- Fly in from LAX to RIO (COPA airlines)

10/4- RIO

10/5- RIO

10/6- RIO

10/7- Fly from RIO to IGU (TAM airlines)

10/8- Iguacu Falls (Brazil side)

10/9- Iguacu Falls (Argentina side) then fly from IGR to BUE (LAN airlines)

10/10- BUE

10/11- BUE

10/12- Fly from BUE to LIMA (LAN airlines)

10/13- Fly from LIMA to CUZ

10/14- CUZ and Macchu Picchu

10/15- Fly back from CUZ to LIMA

10/16- LIMA

10/17- Fly back home from LIMA to LAX

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1. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

It looks well thought out. Lots of flying, but you're going to see some great places in South America. Happy travels!

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2. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Thanks. I wouldn't mind taking ground transportation at times (even if it's overnight) as long as it's affordable, safe and somewhat comfortable. Possibly between RIO and IGU or IGR to BUE. If someone could tell me the options for this I would appreciate it.

Also, it appears that I would have to pay for a Brazil visa and an Argentina visa. Does anyone know how much these would be?

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3. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Ground transportation might be a bit cheaper, but you would lose a lot time that you could be spending at the sites.

Here are links that will tell you which countries require visas for U.S. citizens:

http://www.pvsinternational.org/BRAZIL.html

www.pvsinternational.org/countries.html

Although not all South American countries require a visa for U.S. citizens, some require a reciprocity fee of U.S. $160. Prior to arrival in Argentina at any entry point, U.S. citizen tourists and business travelers must pay a U.S. $160 reciprocity fee by credit card online at the Provincia Pagos website. Once paid, you must print out the receipt and present it to the Argentine immigration officer at the time of entry. The fee is valid for ten years from the date of payment and multiple entries.

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4. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Thanks... is that $160 fee for Argentina for each person or for each family? It would be for just me and my wife.

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Each person--unfortunately.

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6. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Whoa... so I took a look at the Brazian visa fee.

It's $290 per person (with fees and mailing)?

With Argentina being $160 and according to the other site Peru being $115... that's $565 per person just for visa fees to visit all 3 countries in one trip. Is that right or did I read something wrong?

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7. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

The Brazil fee is $160 if you get it directly from the Consulate of Brazil in L.A.

…itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/tourism_visa.xml

The Peru fee is $30 if you get it directly from the Peruvian Embassy.

Edited: 9:00 pm, April 22, 2013
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8. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

That $160 is everything I presume then.... meaning $160 for Argentina, $160 for Brazil and $30 for Peru.

Ouch!

Thanks again for the info... something I hadn't considered before.

Edited: 9:03 pm, April 22, 2013
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9. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

Get your visas (and pay for the reciprocity fee) well in advance of your trip. These embassies are notorious for taking a long time to process applications.

Some additional info about these three countries.

Map of South America:

http://bit.ly/ZAxcAw

Map of Brazil:

http://bit.ly/14s2Df7

Brazil Travel Guide:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Brazil

Map of major cities in Brazil:

http://bit.ly/XSyuAh

Map of Argentina:

http://bit.ly/YMx5gn

argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/…

Argentina Travel Guide:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Argentina

Map of Peru:

http://bit.ly/XBSPKN

Peru Travel Guide:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Peru

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10. Re: South American Itinerary including RIO BUE and LIMA

We have to pay the same to get a visa to the US. Diplomatic reciprocity (a controversial topic here!). ;) However, it's very likely that your Brazilian visa will have a 10-year validity, so you'll only need another one in 2023!

Edited: 10:14 pm, April 22, 2013
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