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We've finally booked it! by infinity on 23 April 2004 11:36am
I've not posted on this forum for ages but its good to be back.

Well me and my better half have finally booked a trip of a lifetime for almost 6 months frrom Feb next year.

We start in Rio for the Carnival, then head straight to the Iguassu Falls. Then down into Argentina to the Valdez Peninsula and all the way down to Mount Fitzroy and the Moreno Glacier.

Then into Chile to the Torres de Paine National Park. Then we head back up the spine of Chile through the Andes past Santiago up to Bolivia. We go onto Lake Titicaca.

We now get to Peru where (if we have the energy left) we do the Inca Trail over 4 days up to Machu Picchu. We then round off South America in Equador and Quito!

We then leave South America and fly to San Francisco. We spend some time there then start another trip through all the National Parks of the US West, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce etc.. Las Vegas, LA and up the coast back to San Fran.

The hope is then to make it up to Seattle on the train or hire car. Then pop into Canada and Vancouver Island. And if we are really lucky we can book passage on a cheap boat up to Alaska and fly back.

We fly out of Seattle on July 13th back home to the UK!

What do you all think. Any tips and hints from anybody are greatly appreciated. And yes I am learning Spanish, just had my first lesson!
Re: We've finally booked it! by MykReeve on 5 May 2004 12:20am
Sounds like an awesome trip! You should have an excellent time.

I absolutely loved Peru - are you visiting any more of it than Machu Picchu? Presumably you're spending some time in Cusco, which has loads to do. Arequipa is also very picturesque, though Lima is considerably less attractive.

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