The continent south of Central America, having Colombia as the northernmost country.

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Is there a good and objective resource online about Zika virus?

I am planning to travel to Brasil in the coming months. In principle I am not worried, but I've been hearing so many stories about the virus that I am not sure any more about what is going on. As far ...
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From North America to South America [duplicate]

We are a family of 3. We are planning to travel from the United States to South America, specifically from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile. We want to do it by car, anyone has information good or bad ...
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How to avoid the contact with the mosquito that carries Zika Virus in Tropical countries

I'm planning to go to South America in the next month. Some countries like Brazil are preparing a campaign to control the mosquito to start in March. I think it is a late reaction. My biggest ...
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Cheap one-way flight from Europe to South America? [closed]

Very flexible long time traveler but not very familiar with the cheap routes between Europe and South America. Would be happy to learn about flight routes (from/to airport), airlines, times of year ...
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Amazon forest in Colombia [closed]

I will be in Colombia for the first 2 weeks in March and want to visit the Amazon rain forest for sure. I want to take out 3-4 days for it. I will be in Bogota and will probably choose a flight to ...
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What cruise lines offer cruises via the Galapagos Islands from the South American mainland? [duplicate]

I've read in a few places that there are week or longer South American cruises that include the Galapagos Islands as a stop. However when I've been searching I've only been able to find either South ...
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Crossing the the Darien Gap? Travelling from Point Barrow to Ushuaia [duplicate]

Travelling from The Northern Most point by car from Barrow, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina. Will take around 6 months to do the trip. What are the best ways to get over the Darien Gap? Are there some ...
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How can I extract my automatically transferred luggage at a connection? [duplicate]

My luggage is set to automatically transfer from: -Rio - Sao Paulo (LAN) -Sao Paulo - Bogota (LAN) -Bogota - Caracas (COPA) I'd like to get it out at Bogota, as I have left some non-vital ...
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Cheap Solutions: How to travel from Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo to Colombia/Ecuador? [closed]

I'm looking for a cheap way to fly to Colombia/Ecuador from a departure city near(ish) to Rio de Janeiro. I need to depart around November 10th. I'm basically wondering if there any cities to ...
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I am planning for peru machu picchu vacation. Few questions related to same

I am in US currently and an Indian citizen, what's visa process and is it easy to get one. Do we get multiple entry or single entry visa. Do I need to have itinerary and tickets first before I get ...
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Is it possible to travel from North America to South America via train, excluding the Darien gap?

Excluding the Darien Gap (which you'd have to take a ferry across), is it possible to travel from, say, New York, NY to Buenos Aires, Argentina via train?
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Buying and insuring a car in the US for a roadtrip

I'm a 19 year old UK resident, I'd like to buy a car in America and roadtrip for 6 months, would I be able to get insured on a van and for under $2000 ? I'm travelling through America from California ...
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Is there a Sim Card with reasonably priced local calls working across South America?

I'll be traveling across South America for a month. I'd like to buy a local-ish prepaid sim card upon arrival that I could use for local calls and casual internet access using my smartphone. I have a ...
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British citizen, why does my South-African wife need a visa to visit me in the UK?

My wife is South African, why does she need a visa to visit me in the UK? I am English, born and bred.
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Travelling through Ecuador by train [closed]

I saw a documentary about tren ecuador and was so fascinated that I decided to add this to my itinerary when I travel to South America later this year. A little research showed that this company ...
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Present for bicycle traveler [closed]

A friend of mine is about to go on a one person multi month trip with his bicycle through South America. Before he leaves, we want to give him a present for his upcoming birthday. The straight forward ...
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Cheapest Way to South/Central America from Australia [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I are looking to travel South/Central America in January 2016. We wanted to find the cheapest flights that can get us there and base our holiday from there. We have no idea what the ...
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Bus from Monteverde to Liberia, Costa Rica

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out. This is a question about bus travel in Costa Rica. My boyfriend and I are trying to get from Monteverde to Liberia early in the morning on public ...
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Phone SIM Card for multiple countries

I have family members traveling through the following countries over the next couple of weeks: Brasil Argentina Chile Peru Mexico Considering that they're spending 4-6 days in each country, they ...
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Crossing the Atlantic by sailing boat, South America to Europe

For a while now I was harbouring the idea to cross the Atlantic not by plane but by any sort of oceangoing transport, in an attempt to travel slowly, reflect upon my time in South America and getting ...
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What should I do to stay safe if my flight arrives late at night?

As I was planning my trip using both my guidebooks, I came across the "Health" and "Safety" sections, only to end up very nervous for my trip to Bolivia. Both guidebooks explicitly state, "La Paz is ...
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Accommodation in South America - book here or just rock up and find there?

So with some places like South East Asia, generally accommodation is really simple - you basically just need to rock up and there's enough people trying to drag you to their hotel. With Europe and ...
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Buy bus ticket on line for use between Paraguay and Argentina

I want to book a bus ticket on line from Asuncion Paraguay to Resistencia Argentina - is there a web site with English to do so
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Is 6 weeks long enough to go from Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires?

So I'm thinking about booking an open jaw ticket, landing in Lima and overland going through Bolivia through Brazil to Uquara falls and then fly out from Buenos Aires. It's my first time in Sth ...
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What are some safe places to travel in South America? [closed]

So for our honeymoon, we're thinking about heading to South America for about 6 weeks. We're outdoorsy people and we're active but as I'm travelling with my wife, I don't really want to go anywhere ...
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How much is a boat trip from Venezuela to Trinidad?

I want to go from Venezuela (Guiria) to Trinidad by boat. Unfortunately I can't find any detailed information about prices and so on. The only thing I could find is that the boat leaves from Guiria in ...
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What is used in South America to search flights? (something like Kayak.. etc)?

What is used in South America (for example Chile) to search flights? I am looking for something similar to Kayak, cheaponair, but I want to know the most popular site there. I need to find a good ...
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What kind of 'proof of onward travel' do I need for Brazil? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a one way ticket from Frankfurt, Germany to Salvador, Brazil with low cost carrier Condor. I am a Belgian citizen and don't need a visa for Brazil (or any South American country ...
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Where can I purchase anti venoms?

I'm going to be visiting South America next year, and doing a lot of jungle exploration. I'm thinking I need anti-venoms for the most lethal insects and reptiles. I'm in Kentucky now. I'm leaving ...
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What are typical internet connection speeds in Colombia?

The answers will have to differ for internet cafés/hostels versus flats. I'm interested in both answers.
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How do I insure my money?

My question has two parts. How can I insure cash abroad? I looked at travel insurance but this focuses mainly on medical and cancellations. If I am mugged on the street, is there any way to claim ...
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How to fly cheaply one-way in South America?

I'm looking to book a flight from Lima, Peru to Rio De Janero, Brazil (or possibly Sao Paulo), but I only want a one-way flight, as I will be flying to Paris when I leave Brazil. The cheapest I can ...
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Why SOME Israeli groups are so impolite and what to do? [closed]

I know this topic could be misunderstood and polemic, but I believe that everybody here is clever enough to understand my words and give good advices. Last April, I came from a trip to Brazil. This ...
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Traveling developer in South/Central America

I am a developer from Amsterdam and I have employers who pay me while I am developing from abroad. The experience is great, I get to see many many things without the need to touch my saving, but in ...
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What are good and cheap places in South America to surf?

I'm in Argentina. I'd love to go to new beaches (not in Argentina, in south america) that are good to surf. But the cost must be low, given our cheap currency. I'm talking about costs for staying in ...
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Mexico to Tierra de Fuego, bus or own car?

I'm planning a PanAmerican route all the way to Tierra de Fuego from Mexico, but I can't get idea what could be better, if rely on public transport or take my car on the road. We are 3 persons, my ...
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Proving onward travel on a South America tour

My question is related to / inspired by Does Colombia require proof of onward travel? but isn't quite the same. I'm thinking of a trip around South America (from Europe) such that: I would not ...
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Is it possible to obtain a Brazil visa without confirmed travel plans? (US citizen)

I'm a US citizen and I will be traveling to Argentina this winter. While I'm there, I'd like to make a short one-week trip into Brazil. I haven't picked the dates yet, so I don't have my travel ...
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5 weeks in Peru + Bolivia + Chile, is too little time?

I'm planning to travel alone, using buses/trains. I would also like to spend few days every so often on the beach to rest... in both Peru and Chile. Does it sound like a reasonable plan?
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Are there any famous traditional festivals in the west side of South America in March/April?

Are there any famous traditional festivals in the west side of South America in March/April ? I'm referring to Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Equador, maybe Paraguay. For example, I've found out in Lima, ...
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Is it recommended to travel to Patagonia in May?

We're currently planning a South America trip and would love to go to Patagonia. But we're only starting in late April/early May and I'm afraid it's gonna be very cold already. Currently, we think we ...
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Taking expensive camera gear to a South America trip?

I intend to travel to South America, mainly Chile, Peru and Ecuador, but maybe also Bolivia and Colombia. The thing is, I want to take some decent landscape and animal pictures and therefore consider ...
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What is the cheapest travel destination in Central/South America (from Chicago)?

Now, obviously if I simply wanted flight prices I could look that up myself, but there are a multitude of choices and multiple considerations under the word "cheap". First, I'd like a narrowing down ...
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I am an Australian wanting to travel to Los Angeles for 3 months then south America for a couple of weeks before returning

If I leave to go to south America for say two weeks can I then return to America with a new tourist visa and a fresh 90 days?
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Climate in Peru in September

My girlfriend and I want to travel in South America in September, and we were thinking Peru. How is the climate in Peru's interest points this time of year? What will we wear there? And also, if ...
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Is there Anyway of getting from Australia to South America on a Budget [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia Does anyone know how if there iss anyway of getting form northern Australia to south america. I've looked ...
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Shark diving: Where can I do it in Europe or South America?

I'm looking for some popular places for shark diving in Europe (is this possible at all, never heard of it) and South America. Do I need any special swimming skills or can I do this as a tourist? ...
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What is considered impolite in Central/South American area

In every culture some actions are considered polite, others rude. For example one should not use left hand when interacting with others in India and Arab countries. Can you please provide some ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia?

What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia? I found several flights mostly from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, however the prices are quite prohibitive. Do you recommend ...
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Are there any international train services in South America?

As a European, I'm used to being able to take trains just about everywhere. I'm finding that that is not so common in South America, however. If I was taking a trip through South America and wanted ...