South America on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet on a Shoestring Series)

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Scale Andean heights, explore endless Amazon rain forests, revel in the frenzy of a fiesta -- whatever your passion, South America will work its spell on you. Brimming with travel secrets, this guide lets you tap into the Latin continent for the adventure of a lifetime
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Overview

Scale Andean heights, explore endless Amazon rain forests, revel in the frenzy of a fiesta -- whatever your passion, South America will work its spell on you. Brimming with travel secrets, this guide lets you tap into the Latin continent for the adventure of a lifetime
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741041637
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Series: Lonely Planet Shoestring Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1116
  • Product dimensions: 4.62 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Responsible Travel 4
The Authors 7
Destination South America 10
Highlights 11
Itineraries 14
Getting Started 18
When to Go 18
Costs & Money 18
Life on the Road 20
Conduct 20
Snapshots 22
Current Events 22
History 23
The Culture 24
Environment 26
Argentina 31
Transport 41
Buenos Aires 43
Around Buenos Aires 60
Northeast Argentina 61
Northwest Argentina 80
Atlantic Coast 101
Central Argentina 108
The Lake District 118
Patagonia 132
Tierra del Fuego 146
Argentina Directory 152
Bolivia 160
Transport 168
La Paz 170
Around La Paz 186
Cordillera Real & the Yungas 186
Lake Titicaca 191
The Southwest 197
The Southeast 227
Amazon Basin 234
Bolivia Directory 242
Brazil 252
Transport 262
Rio De Janeiro 266
The Southeast 285
The South 302
The Central West 315
The Northeast 324
The North 362
Brazil Directory 384
Chile 396
Transport 403
Santiago 405
Around Santiago 418
Northern Chile 428
Middle Chile 455
The Lake District 463
Chiloe 489
Carretera Austral 493
Magallanes 501
Isla Robinson Crusoe 511
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) 513
Chile Directory 517
Colombia 525
Transport 534
Bogota 536
Around Bogota 545
North of Bogota 546
Caribbean Coast 557
San Andres & Providencia 570
Northwest Colombia 575
Southwest Colombia 580
Amazon Basin 597
Colombia Directory 603
Ecuador 612
Transport 619
Quito 621
Around Quito 637
Northern Highlands 638
Central Highlands 646
Cuenca & the Southern Highlands 659
The Oriente 668
Pacific Coast & Lowlands 677
Galapagos Islands 696
Ecuador Directory 707
The Guianas 715
French Guiana 718
Transport 721
Cayenne 721
Around Cayenne 726
Saul 728
Kourou 728
Around Kourou 729
St Laurent Du Maroni 730
Around St Laurent Du Maroni 732
French Guiana Directory 733
Suriname 736
Transport 739
Paramaribo 739
Nature Parks & Reserves 744
Nieuw Nickerie 745
Albina 745
Suriname Directory 746
Guyana 749
Transport 752
Georgetown 753
Coastal Plain 757
Northwest Coast 758
The Interior 758
Guyana Directory 760
Paraguay 764
Transport 768
Asuncion 770
Around Asuncion 777
Southern Paraguay 778
Northern Paraguay & the Chaco 783
Paraguay Directory 787
Peru 792
Transport 799
Lima 801
South Coast 814
Around Arequipa 830
Lake Titicaca Area 832
Cuzco & the Sacred Valley 839
Central Highlands 864
North Coast 871
Huaraz & the Cordillera Blanca 882
The Northern Highlands 888
Amazon Basin 893
Peru Directory 903
Uruguay 910
Transport 914
Montevideo 915
Western Uruguay 921
Eastern Uruguay 928
Uruguay Directory 933
Venezuela 938
Transport 947
Caracas 949
Around Caracas 961
The Northwest 964
The Andes 975
The Northeast 983
Isla de Margarita 994
Guayana 1000
Gran Sabana 1009
Amazonas 1013
Venezuela Directory 1017
South America Directory 1025
Transport 1041
Getting There & Away 1041
Getting Around 1046
Health 1053
Before You Go 1053
In Transit 1054
In South America 1055
World Time Zones 1062
Language 1064
Glossary 1077
Behind the Scenes 1082
Index 1098
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