Samba, Sun, and Fun: South America edition

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Dates 18 Sep '11 to 23 Nov '11

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 1,900 - 3,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Samba, Sun, and Fun: South America edition

10 weeks of adventure and backpacking in South America. I've always loved Latin American culture (especially with my family being from Guatemala) so this trip really is about cultural immersion, traveling excursions, and soaking up the everything S. America has to offer!

My itinerary includes:
-volunteering (2 - 4 weeks and mostly likely in Ecuador for a health care organization)
-backpacking
-exploring the amazons
-eating well
-drinking plenty
-dancing salsa, tango and samba
-perfecting my spanish

My travel style is 80% spontaneous and 20% planned so I generally like to make my way as I go. Nevertheless I will start in Bogota', Colombia and make way down from Ecuador to Peru, Chile, Argentina, and back up to Brazil and Venezuela. I will either volunteer in the beginning of my trip or the every end. While I'm backpacking I'll definitely couchsurf (couchsurfing.com) and if I can find Wwoof opportunities (wwoof.org) I'll try that too. Otherwise the plan is to stay in hostels and make my way around.

I always have a lot of fun when I'm backpacking and my belief is that it's not about the museums and historical sites (though I will most definitely see all that I can) but about the people and culture - those leaving the lasting impressions.

Samba, Sun, and Fun: South America edition

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MirandafromCanada
MirandafromCanada Hey Christine! I have been living in Ecuador for 5 month so if I can help in anyway let me know. I will travelling all of October, starting in Quito making my way around the north and to the jungle. On the 20th of October I go to the Galapagos Islands for a week! Let me know if this overlaps with any of your trips. I am also looking for travel companions! I am 25 year old female from Vancouver! cheers, Miranda
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Sounds like an epic trip Christine. We backpacked through Latin America last year and had a ball. Particularly liked Bolivia. If you want to read a crazy experience there, check out this blog post: http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia
3 years ago
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Christine Christine
Canada
 

Troopers Following

Todd MirandafromCanada wlow Madyson

Countries

Highlights

  • Samba
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Machu Picchu
  • Amazon

Activities

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Wildlife & Ecology
  • Backpacking
  • Volunteering