I will be leaving this November to travel around south america alone and wanted to know how easy the transport between countries is. I have not decided a definite route, but am thinking of starting in Caracas and going in an anti-clockwise direction through Columbia, Peru and Argentina before moving north again in to Brazil (with maybe a few more places in between). I am looking for any advice and suggestions you may have on this proposed route.
Are there regular train services? Are there cheap flights between the countries?
Is train a good idea bearing in mind time, cost and comfort as well as seeing the scenery and meeting people? I would like to meet others to explore and socialise with during my travelling.
Also wanted to go off to the Galapagos Islands and Trinidad whilst I'm there, does anyone know how easy is this on a budget and the best way to get there?
Any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much,