Double -guay and Iguazu – the plan

“How are you today, sir?”

“Darn happy to be skipping town.”

Friday:

  1. JFK, Lan check-in terminal 8, lounges at terminal 4 (The Lounge, weak, with Diners Club, The Oasis, excellent, with Delta Sky Club), fly to Santiago, Chile.

Saturday:

  1. Connect on Pluna to Montevideo, Uruguay.
  2. Overland to Sierras de Mahoma, stay overnight.
  3. Maybe squeeze in Colonia de Sacramento. Even though sworn off faded colonial towns, a UNESCO site is always alluring.

Sunday:

  1. Montevideo to Asuncion, Paraguay on Pluna.
  2. Overland through the missions to Encarnacion, an 8-hour drive.
Missión Santísima Trinidad de Paraná (Paraguay 2008)

Trinidad de Parana, Paraguya, photo by paularps

Monday:

  1. The UNESCO-listed Jesuit Missions.
  2. On to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina and Iguazu Falls.

Tuesday:

  1. Cross to Foz de Iguacu, Brazil and see the falls again.
  2. Lan flight to Lima.

Wednesday:

  1. Redeye to JFK.
  2. Straight to office, suit and comb waiting in office.

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  • Nice! Is this the plan, or something completed? We just got back. Thanks to your referral, we stayed at that Hostal Akapu. Hired a taxi driver (Spanish-speaking only) for a full-day tour of the island. Unable to buy tickets for Huayna Picchu, but hiked to Intipunku instead (last leg of the Inca Trail). The whole trip still feels a bit like a dream. (Too RAPID!)

  • Sounds like a great trip! Looking forward to your report.

  • adam

    Enjoy Stefan!

  • Kelly Henry

    Do not miss Colonia de Sacramento – it is a winner of UNESCO colonial cities. Also, Paraguayan and Argentine missions are also winners.

  • Kay

    Have fun! I’m taking advantage of the long weekend myself with a mini-vacay in Puerto Rico. It’d be great to see a map of the area you cover. I love your trip reports, and might copy your itiniraries one day, but I do get confused about logistics.

  • @Kay – thanks for the feedback, when I get back I will put up a map and the final details of how it worked (or didn’t).

    And I hope PR is a delight!

  • @Kelly – it will be a bit of a stretch to reach Colonia, but I may slip it in between dusk and dinner! It looks to be only an hour each way from the ranch.

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  • That is serious Rapid travel. Looking forward to report.

  • Richard

    FIVE DAYS! You’re losing it…

    Slothy traveller, coming soon to BA blog near you.

  • @Richard – well, I did work all day Fri and the flight was not until 20:00. 😉