Here is our current agenda – vague and flexible – just the way we like it!
This post was last updated – October 3rd
October 20th, 2015
We will be arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina! We plan to fully experience “the Paris” of Latin America and will be there for a whole two months. Tango, polo, and lots of steak are definitely in my near future!
December 14th, 2015
We say goodbye to Buenos Aires and head south to the rugged, yet oh so beautiful, Patagonia. With only the items in our packs, we plan to explore all that the Patagonia has to offer, including Torres del Paine and Glacier Perito Moreno.
January 1st, 2016
What better way to ring in the new year than spending it at “the End of the World”? We have made plans to spend NYE in Ushuaia, Argentina which is the southern most tip of South America and the last stop before Antarctica.
January 2016 – April 2016
From Ushuaia, we will be heading back north and making our way all around Argentina and some of Chile. A few of our major stops being…
- El Calafate, Argentina
- Perito Moreno Glacier
- El Chalten, Argentina
- Cerro Torres
- Mount Fitzroy
- Laguna Capri
- Bariloche, Argentina
- Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
- Ruta de los Siete Lagos
- El Bolsón
- Parque Nacional Los Alerces
- Pucon, Chile
- Santiago, Chile [Feb. 19 – Mar. 4]
- Valparaiso, Chile [maybe]
- Vina del Mar, Chile [maybe]
- Mendoza, Argentina
- Wine, wine, wine!
- Cordoba, Argentina
- Rosario, Argentina
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
- Salta, Argentina
May – June 2016
To stretch our budget and save some money, we plan on volunteering at a couple of wildlife refuges while in Bolivia. We have tried our best to find reputable wildlife sanctuaries that are truly looking out for the animals’ well-being. If anyone has a sanctuary that they would recommend, please comment on this page!
- Parque Machía in Villa Tunari, Bolivia
- Although we haven’t visited this place firsthand, it seems like this park has very good intentions for its animals. I look forward to staying here for a month and hopefully having a positive experience. For a month stay, I calculated it to cost about $620 per person for housing and food. You work long days, but that is all part of the rewarding experience.
- Refugio Zoologico in Samaipata, Bolivia
- We have visited this place once, and absolutely loved it! Most of the animals were allowed to roam free and mingle with visitors of the park. The monkeys were very friendly and would jump right onto your shoulder for a snuggle! I definitely plan on going back and learning more about the park’s rehabilitation efforts.
- Andorina Hostal in Samaipata, Bolivia
- During our last trip to Samaipata we stayed at this lovely hostel. We loved it there! The hosts were very welcoming and their hostel was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. Hostel price included a quaint, but delicious, breakfast that consisted of fruits, breads, and tea. They offer two volunteer opportunities – working on an organic farm or working at their hostel. This is another volunteer route that we are considering to save money. The last visit we made to this hostel was so enjoyable that we didn’t want to leave!
If our funds come to an end, this will be our grand finale – the classic Inca Trek to Machu Picchu.
IF our funds do not come to an end, I see Ecuador and Colombia on the horizon. Fingers crossed!
Visual View of Main Stops