I'm planning to go to South america for 2 months from beg Oct - Dec 2012.
I'd very much like to see the below but have the following questions:
Rio de Janeiro
a) is this too much to cover?
b) how do I get from one place to the next, how long will it take and how much will it cost?
c) what is the best way to book internal flights as these seem really expensive
d) if it really is too much, is it best to skip ecuador and the galapagos islands and do the rest of the trip from Rio to Lima?
e) according to the itinerary if i am able to do it all, I can then fly into Rio and out of Quito but if I'm pushed for time I could do rio to Lima.
f) it seems that the challenge is getting from BA to La Paz as the internal flight is v expensive - that means bus would be the alternative which may not give me enough time to get to ecuador/galapagos.
g) I will be a solo traveller but I speak spanish (nearly fluent!) and have travelled alone before.
I am a traveller that does like to keep moving and see new places. I dont mind not being able to see everything but would like to see the highlights especially those I have mentioned above.
Any thoughts please?
Internal Flight Prices (Approx)
Rio to Iguazu - £56
Iguazu to BA - £146
BA to Quito - £583
BA to La Paz - £570
BA to Lima - £270
Lima to Quito - £367