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Need Help Planning A Trip

Posted by Kenny536 on January 16, 2010


I am going to be graduating college in May, and my full time job will start July 19th. I’ll probably go to Las Vegas right after graduating, so starting in June, I want to go traveling for a month, possibly a month and a half. I want to go places before I start working. I don’t want to visit the city/night life – I want to see natural things i.e. safari in Africa, rainforests, pyramids, waterfalls, old churches, etc. Basically anything that is interesting, natural, and possibly historic.
The only place I have been, outside of America, is India. So basically, anything besides India and America I would consider. I don’t know about Europe, mainly because I don’t know if it is sort of the natural sort of atmosphere that I am looking for, at least not based on face-value, but if you think otherwise please tell me why. Right now, I am thinking Costa Rica, or Africa, or Australia/New Zealand. Who knows, maybe even two out of the three, or all three. What do you guys think? Should I go somewhere else? Where would you recommend I go based on what I want to see. Also, if anyone knows any good deals for flying, or other deals once I actually land (i.e. discount for a safari or something), please let me know of that as well.

Any help is appreciated!


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Reply by niceness8000 on January 17, 2010

read an article on African tours. Here's website that at least may help you start your search: As far as flying, you're going to get the best deals during the middle of the week. If you can plan your flight to leave on a Tuesday, preferably in the afternoon, you're going to get the best deals. Also, since you probably are going to be on a plane for a long time, request an isle seat because they have more room.

Reply by Kenny536 on January 17, 2010

I think I want to avoid Africa because of the World Cup traffic during the that time.

How old do you have to be to rent a car? I will be 22 by the time this trip is done (birthday in April).

I think I have narrowed it down.

Right now, I am leaning toward Central and South America.

I am thinking the rainforests and sights of Costa Rica > then to Quito, Ecuador in order to take a trip to the > Galapagos islands > Iguazu waterfall in Argentina > Patanal in Brazil/Bolivia > San Pedro de Atacam in Chile > go north via Nazca to > Machu Picchu, Peru

Is this the most efficient way to go about it? I might as well visit Brazil while I am in the Patanal, right? Check out those Brazilian beaches?

This sounds very expensive! I don't even know if I will even be able to do half of it!

Also, how will I actually go about seeing all these things? Will I have to go through a company that specializes in adventure packages? Or is it possible for me to just do these things without that? Maybe I will just use a company in order to go to the Galapagos, and for the rest, just backpack it? Is that possible?

Anyone with any information is appreciated.

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