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!
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: http://hubpages.com/hub/African-tour-information. 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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