Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

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Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

Postby gemma0904 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:00 am

Hi guys

I'm looking at booking a South America trip for December/January and wondering if anyone can give me some insight to help me choose!

My top two choices are:

Rio to Lima Adventure (SZRA) which is YOLO/Basic, 51 days.

Southern Cross Westbound (SZRM) which is Classic/Standard, 39 days.

The first includes Argentina/Chile/Uruguay which interests me, though I'm concerned about the YOLO/Basic level. I'm 23 and not a travel-princess, but I was wondering if anyone has done both a YOLO and a Classic trip. What's been the age spread in your YOLO trip? How different are the standards of accommodation, guiding, ease-of-travel?

Has anyone done either of these tours? Would love your thoughts!

Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

Postby fd0edcbddef09f048c8b01d2ad8027 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:21 pm

I know you posted this a little while ago, but I was wondering if you had made your decision! I'm actually currently trying to decide between the same two tours for a trip in May/June and would love to hear if anything helped you make up your mind.

I'm not so much concerned with the YOLO/Standard, more so just the extra days and potential extra cost.

I hope all is well, and you're looking forward to your trip! I definitely am!
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Re: Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

Postby gemma0904 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:21 pm

Hey!

I ended up going with Rio to Lima (SZRA) :) For me it came down to the dates working best for me, and also me realising that I can't "do it all" so I'm saving Argentina and whatnot for another trip. I also asked G Adventures about who else was booked on both tours, and Rio to Lima seemed to have more solo travellers, ie instant friends! Haha

Good luck choosing, they both look awesome!!
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Re: Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

Postby ktkeir » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi Gemma :)

Which dates did you end up going with? Im doing Rio-Lima leaving Jan 30. Im getting very excited! its coming up so quickly! Its my first time travelling alone so would be cool to know someone before the trip :)

Katie
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Re: Rio->Lima (SZRA) or Sthrn Cross Westbound (SZRM)?!

Postby gabbyn » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:54 am

Hey Gemma and Katie :)

Just wondering what date you are both going, as I also am doing this trip I leave London on the 22nd January with the tour beginning on the 24th January in Rio!
Getting so excited now with only 55 days to go :D :D

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