Singapore and Malaysia passport holders require a tourist visa for Bolivia. We had planned to get ours on arrival. However, since we had some extra time in Santiago, we decided to do it at the Bolivia embassy for free.
Everything has been going according to plan. Until now.
Besides Machu Picchu, another place we really wanted to visit was Easter Island or Rapa Nui. It’s not a cheap destination and meant that we had to give the birds in Galapagos and insects in Amazon a miss. Maybe next time.
Here’s how we (first-timers/non-hikers) hiked and survived the Torres del Paine W Trek from West to East in 4 days and 3 nights. We walked a total of 65.5km, averaging 6 hours of walking each day in the wonderful Patagonia weather. All the timings below are ours and the distances are from the national park map and Adventure Alan.
The main reason for stopping by El Calafate is to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. It’s quite expensive, especially if you want to do the glacier walk or take the boat out. We’ve done the glacier walk in NZ so decided to give this a miss.
After a long flight from Auckland, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires and have officially started our journey through South America! Here are our highlights over 5 days in the Paris of South America and melting pot of immigrants.
While doing research for our South America trip, we didn’t find that many travel blogs by Singaporeans or Malaysians. We hope others who are thinking of South America as their next stop would find this useful.