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> 6 week trip to Argentina/Chile, any suggestions on an itinerary from Jan 10
jockpaddyontour
post Nov 11 2009, 12:53 PM
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as a couple of oldies we have been travelling for over a year and plan to do Argentina and Chile in January 10 for about 6 weeks. We would welcome advice on where to go and how to get there.
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post Nov 11 2009, 01:06 PM
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Have you checked the blogs out yet? There are lots of potential itineraries to explore:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-count...ntina/tpod.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-country/Chile/tpod.html


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post Nov 11 2009, 03:40 PM
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Ill be in Argentina around the same time, I'm Planing on exploring Patagonia along with many other things.


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post Nov 11 2009, 04:09 PM
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Hiya 'jockpaddyontour' - are you by chance a Scottish / Irish duo? laugh.gif

What is your main interests, as it may help in people's suggestions for you...?

E.g. if you like fine wine, Mendoza Argentina, is the place to go. If you want to see traditional Argentina, Salta and further north are key; for big city culture, there's Buenos Aires the capital.

Then Chile spans such a distance that the north is extremely different to the middle, and extremely different to the south.

I travelled around by bus, and the bus system in South America is really good, comfortable seats etc. The prettiest journey for scenery in my opinion is over the Andes, Santiago to Mendoza (or reversed) - so pretty smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2009, 09:03 AM
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Here's my list of places to visit:
Iguassu Falls (by air from Buenos Aires)
Asuncion, Paraguay (you are close, so add a country)
Cross the Chaco to Salta
Along the Andes foothills to Mendoza
Cross the Andes to Santiago
Dawdle through the Central Valley to Lake Llanquihue (Puerto Varas or Frutilar)
Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales through the Chilean fjords by Navimag ferry
Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Usuahia.
North to El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
Trelew (Valdez Peninsula)
Bariloche
Back to Buenos Aires via Mar del Plata

If you need any specific details, we may be able to help.

Buen Viaje


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post Nov 19 2009, 02:35 PM
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^^^ I like this idea from MMBcross

Martin, have you been to Paraguay then? I chickened out of there because of the mozzies - were they bad? (I take a really bad reaction) Would love to have seen it though *ah well*


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post Nov 19 2009, 06:10 PM
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The only thing i would add to the above lists is taking the Ferry from BUenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. It's a very unique and fun day trip. Enjoy!


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post Nov 19 2009, 09:21 PM
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Great idea to take the ferry over to Uruguay. Colonia is a really charming little place, and you can add another country to your war chest.

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I chickened out of there because of the mozzies - were they bad?
At first I though you were referring to the Aussies. Fortunately for me the mozzies don't find my blood particularly tasteful, hence I got through the Pantanal, Paraguay and the Chaco without a bite.


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post Nov 20 2009, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE(mmbcross @ Nov 20 2009, 02:21 AM) *

At first I though you were referring to the Aussies. Fortunately for me the mozzies don't find my blood particularly tasteful, hence I got through the Pantanal, Paraguay and the Chaco without a bite.


laugh.gif I'm green with envy. I think they have their own travel web-site, perhaps "mozziepod" to track my movements down so they're ready and waiting for my arrival


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post Nov 21 2009, 07:12 PM
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All I can say is that you must be really delicious....and watch out for vampires!


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