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Travel Information

  • Altitude Sickness
    Altitude sickness can be felt from an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level The main symptoms are shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness and insomnia Most people will only experience small discomforts due to altitude sickness It is important to drink plenty of water during the first couple...
  • Vaccinations
    Before travelling consult your doctor or travel clinic regarding possible vaccinations Several vaccinations are recommended for South America Some vaccinations are obliged for some countries Get your vaccinations well before departure Always have your (Yellow Fever) Vaccinations Card...
  • Health
    Before Travelling consult with your doctor or travel clinic regarding your personal situation and travel destination Travel diarrhea can be caused by change of climate, water and food Jungle Tropical areas can be Malaria risk areas Basic in these areas is the use of good insect repelent ...
  • Travelling South America overland
    Most border crossings in South America are open and can be crossed quite easily Problematic border crossings are mostly in the less populated areas Some border crossings do not have the immigration offices at the border but in the first town You always will have to receive an exit stamp from the...
  • South America Airport Taxes
    Airport Taxes often are not included in the price of your ticket In South America both Domestic as International Taxes can be charged at the airport International Taxes are in general more expensive than domestic ones Several airports do not provide an option to pay these taxes via credit card,...
  • South America money info
    Most South American countries have their own currency, except Ecuador where the US Dollar is used In all South American countries US Dollars are widely accepted and exchangeable Exchange rates can differ from day to day (and city to city) Small daily payments are best made in...
  • Visas
    Before travelling check the latest Visa and country information with your government Travellers may need a Visa for one country and not for another Visa requirements can change quite often Some Viasa can be obtained at border crossings, other have to be obtained beforehand Most...
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is highly recommended for travels to South America Travel insurance can, among others, cover you for medical, cancellation and repatriation costs Some Credit card offer some kind of insurance that you get the services you paid for but does in general not cover issues with...
  • Flights to South America
    Before buying your flight, make sure your passport is still valid for 6 months after departure. Compare international flight prices from day to day, weekend flights may be cheaper at times. Make sure if your airport taxes have been included or not. Most tickets issued...