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South America in 2013!

13 Feb

“Good news, everyone!”

Turns out that I will return to Germany about two months later than planned, as I got the big opportunity to travel South America for 57 days! Take a look inside and help me improve my itinerary. :-)

You are looking at the first draft of my plan and it’s subject to change, depending on the feedback I will get. I will use an Airpass for cheap flights within the continent and only book the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in advance.

Flying back from Santiago offers me the chance to visit a friend and a direct flight back to Spain rather than flying via the US. Colombia might be dropped and depends on the flights I can get to get into Bogota/Quito, I’m currently observing all options and looking for the quickest / cheapest flights.

I know it’s packed but I think it’s doable, I skipped a lot already and now have four separate South America trips planned already! :-) For this one I will focus on the central west part and I would be very happy for any tips or travel partners who would like to join me for this. I will start booking the flights in about 2-4 weeks!

 

SOUTH AMERICA 2013 (June 27th to August 25th)
57 Travel Days, the following estimates take travel times into account.

SA2013Click on the map for a bigger version! The pictures are taken from Google Search and are not my own :-)

[3] Colombia
[1] Bogota – 28.06.2013 first full day
[1] Medellin
[1] Guatape
[18] Ecuador
[2] Quito
[1] Baños de Agua Santa
[3] Quilotoa Loop
[2] Climb Illiniza Norte 5,126m
[2] Climb Cotopaxi 5,897m
[1] Quito
[7] Galapagos Islands
[17] Peru
[2] Cuzco
[2] Sacred Valley of the Incas / Urubamba valley
[5] Machu Picchu
[1] Arequipa
[3] Hike in Colca Canyon (no tour)
[2] Climb El Misti 5,822m or Chachani 6,057m
[2] Puno / Peru  Side of Lake Titicaca
[15] Bolivia
[2] Copacabana / Bolivia Side of Lake Titicaca
[2] La Paz
[1] Yungas Road aka Death Road
[5] Rurrenabaque & Madidi National Park
[5] Salar de Uyuni
[4] Chile
[3] San Pedro de Atacama , Salar de Uyuni Tour will leave us there.
[1] Santiago de Chile
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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Upcoming

 

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5 responses to “South America in 2013!

  1. Wendy McCoy

    February 17, 2013 at 21:46

    That sounds like an awesome trip!!! I want to do the GAlapogos and Machu picchu portion so bad!! I already got elevation sickness medication and had immunity shots for hepatitis and tetnis and a few others last year but had no one to go with and didnt want to go by myself. I am down to join you for those portions of your adventure…if thats cool with you and tickets are still available for Machu Picchu? :)

     
  2. Isabel

    June 24, 2013 at 15:57

    Wich dates and how long are you planing to stay in Ecuador and in Machu Pichu???? I would like to join you to the Cotopaxi and to machu pichi, but I don’t have much time… so I would like to see if the timing Works….. keep in touch :)

     
  3. Chris

    June 24, 2013 at 17:38

    Hey isabel, we are in ecuador from July 2nd to July 20th and the nMachu picchu from july 23rd to july 27th!

     
  4. seatjet

    June 25, 2013 at 22:12

    Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

     
  5. karem

    August 9, 2013 at 01:03

    hey! where u at the moment? coming to Bolivia soon? would be awesome if you can come to Sucre as well!

     

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