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Your doctor can prescribe medication to reduce or...
Your doctor can prescribe medication to reduce or eliminate altitude sickness. I asked my doctor if they were effective ....he said....I took them when I visited last year.
Patrick Watts did a great job when we joined last...
Patrick Watts did a great job when we joined last spring. It is a long ride, but wow, what an experience.
FYI. No ATMs in Stanley.....just not needed by...
FYI. No ATMs in Stanley.....just not needed by the locals. Per our tour operator request we brought USD and used credit cards for small purchases in Stanley.
This is a real easy DIY excursion. Stayed at...
This is a real easy DIY excursion. Stayed at the Sheraton. Yes it was a bit costly but worth it The view at dawn from balcony was glorious. After noon checkout you can have them hold luggage...
Even if you do not disembark the Brazilian...
Even if you do not disembark the Brazilian authorities require the visa. While in port - on the ship - you are technically in Brazil. Mostly likely the cruise line will not allow you to embark on...
Agree with Coral. I too have done both. Tracy...
Agree with Coral. I too have done both. Tracy Arm from an excursion boat is awesome. seeing whales in route to Juneau is always a bit of luck.
From my experience in march 2017 expect hot and...
From my experience in march 2017 expect hot and humid. The water spray is not too bad unless you take the boat ride into/near the falls. Did see lots of young people in bathing suits but think they...
I visited all 3 penguin sites earlier this year. ...
I visited all 3 penguin sites earlier this year. Must say that each was unique and different. Yes all had penguins but each location had different species or species combinations or different...
It is a great excursion. We did it in 2014 and...
It is a great excursion. We did it in 2014 and plan a sequel next month when our ship visits. It will be the first time in 25 cruises we have repeated a shore excursion.
The ride is not strenuous. My wife is very...
The ride is not strenuous. My wife is very sensitive to seasickness had she had no issues but she does wear the patch. The ride is a bit bumpy at times but not unpleasant.
I took this excursion a few months ago via...
I took this excursion a few months ago via princess. It was great. The best benefit was that the speed allowed us to arrive and finish our tour before the large slow ferry arrived. Thus we...
My recollection from the crown princess visit a...
My recollection from the crown princess visit a few months ago is no shuttle. However lots of cabs and only a short distance to city center and the cemetery. Would not advise walking due to heat...
The real issue is available seats on the limited...
The real issue is available seats on the limited number of flights per day. Check LATAM airlines for availability. It is an easy diy trip. The domestic Buenos Aires airport is close to the port...
They are collected.
They are collected.
I returned from a long SA cruise a couple months...
I returned from a long SA cruise a couple months ago.

Generally speaking you will not have a problem. ATMs are widely available in tourist locations and all the airports. In most ports I noticed...
You are not too early to book with Patrick Watts....
You are not too early to book with Patrick Watts. Last March when we arrived in Stanley we actually overheard passengers trying to book a tour with Watts dockside. They spent the day in Stanley.
The ride is long....but the experience was once...
The ride is long....but the experience was once in a lifetime. Highly recommend Watts.
Thanks for the Manu Peclat recommendation. Had a...
Thanks for the Manu Peclat recommendation. Had a great day in Rio and visited all the great sights.
Used his services last month when the Crown Princess called on Rio for an overnight.



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Luggage on Peru Rail I was on the train a few...
Luggage on Peru Rail
I was on the train a few weeks ago. No problem taking airline carry-on type bags. In fact, wife and I each had a carry-on bag plus a small backpack I kept with me at our...
Just back from MP and a 33 day SA cruise. ...
Just back from MP and a 33 day SA cruise.

Here is what I suggest. Easy to fly LATAM from SCL to Lima and onto Cuzco without a tour.

Once in Cuzco used KBTambo Tours for the sacred valley. ...
Ken is right the Sheraton has an early checkout....
Ken is right the Sheraton has an early checkout. But they will store your luggage for free and you can use the hotel facilities (including showers in the fitness center) for free well after checkout...
Once you find your guide and know the...
Once you find your guide and know the costs....then compare a diy tour combined with a stay at the Sheraton hotel. The hotel, located within the park, is easy walking distance from all the trails on...
Recommend Christian for any transfer between...
Recommend Christian for any transfer between Santiago and the coast. He does simple transfers and custom tours. Send him an email with your request or preferences.

Excellent English, polite,...
Wildfires in Valparaiso - Anyone With Updates?
Does anyone have current information on the wildfires in and around Valparaiso?

Thanks
You can see the parking lot and falls from Google...
You can see the parking lot and falls from Google Earth. Here are coordinates for the parking lot
41°10'22.49"S 72°27'2.85"W
Cut and paste these coordinates into Google Earth's search engine.
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