South American Adventure

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    Sep 28, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    A trip is planned to Buenos Aires and Santiago with side stops in Mendoza, Argentina and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

    There seem to be plenty of choices for buses between Buenos Aires and Santiago. Is there any advice on which to avoid or which to be serious about? How about buying the tickets before leaving the US? That trip will include a stop over in Mendoza where a winery, Aconcagua (with Uspallata & Puente del Inca), and Cañon de Atuel (with Santa Rosa) will be visited.

    Is there any advice regarding ferry travel to Colonia del Sacramento as a day trip? There are three main choices: Buquebus, Seacat Colonia and Colonia Express. Buquebus is the most expensive with the other two costing about half the price, but entering travel dates on their websites has been a problem. While there isn't much to do in Colonia, it's an opportunity to get another passport stamp with hopefully little hassle and seeing a time warp.

    Any advice on what shouldn't be missed in Santiago and Buenos Aires would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Sep 28, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    nabob7729 saidA trip is planned to Buenos Aires and Santiago with side stops in Mendoza, Argentina and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

    There seem to be plenty of choices for buses between Buenos Aires and Santiago. Is there any advice on which to avoid or which to be serious about? How about buying the tickets before leaving the US? That trip will include a stop over in Mendoza where a winery, Aconcagua (with Uspallata & Puente del Inca), and Cañon de Atuel (with Santa Rosa) will be visited.

    Is there any advice regarding ferry travel to Colonia del Sacramento as a day trip? There are three main choices: Buquebus, Seacat Colonia and Colonia Express. Buquebus is the most expensive with the other two costing about half the price, but entering travel dates on their websites has been a problem. While there isn't much to do in Colonia, it's an opportunity to get another passport stamp with hopefully little hassle and seeing a time warp.

    Any advice on what shouldn't be missed in Santiago and Buenos Aires would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    Bukebus is the best choice, you have some boats that will reach Colonia del Sacramento in 1 hour or less. I think you should visit Punta del Este too (Uruguay) if you like some nice beaches and comfort.