Good deals to South or Central America? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > South America

South America Bossa Nova, the Amazon rain forest, Machu-Pichu, Incas, Grazie Jiu-Jitsu, salsa dancing, exotic women...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default Good deals to South or Central America?

Just wondering if anyone's found any sweet flight deals to anywhere in Central or South America. I'd be flying from somewhere in Northern CA, my friend would start the trip from Ohio. Any ideas? We're hoping for some cheap deal during spring break in March, I figured one of you might have wandered across something.
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
TPunk. Recognize.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

TravelZoo has some decent sales sometimes...

http://airfare.travelzoo.com/international-airfare/

A few listed now are:
$169 & up -- Huge Specials to Latin America (R/T)
Intratours, Inc.Jan. 14 - June 16
$137 & up -- Huge Sale on Flights to Latin America
CheapoAir.com
$339 & up -- Peru; $569 & up -- Argentina & Brazil
Intratours, Inc.Jan. 14 - June 16
Select dates through Feb.
mbo108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
TPunk Emeritus
 
blinkchick2134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,637
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Those are some sweet deals mbo! The only thing I can recommend is depending where you want to go Cancun is a cheap place to catch a flight to CA. It's a few hours on the bus to Belize and then some more to Guatemala but if may be worth it depending what and where you want to see.
__________________
Amber

"If I had a kid I'd f**k it. Then kill it. Then f**k it again." Seattle 2006

blog of travels and such
flickr

Currently located in HAWAII

Been to: Alaska, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hawaii, Spain, Switzerland - - also meetups in Chicago, LA, and Seattle
blinkchick2134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 11:28 AM   #4
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

I got the following email from American Airlines about current flight deals. Here are the international ones:

From:

Round-Trip To:

Fare:
Antigua, Antigua (ANU)

San Juan, PR (SJU)


$183

Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD)

Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN)


$397

Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD)

Paris De Gaulle, France (CDG)


$607

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)


$268

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)


$584

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)


$259

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)


$257

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)

Torreon, Mexico (TRC)


$249

Kingston Manley, Jamaica (KIN)

Miami, FL (MIA)


$169

Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)

Miami, FL (MIA)


$149

Miami, FL (MIA)

Belize City, Belize (BZE)


$559

Miami, FL (MIA)

Bogota, Colombia (BOG)


$449

Miami, FL (MIA)

Curacao, Netherlands AN (CUR)


$198

Miami, FL (MIA)

Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE)


$369

Miami, FL (MIA)

Hewanorra International Airport, St. Lucia (UVF)


$378

Miami, FL (MIA)

La Romana, Dominican Republic (LRM)


$238

Miami, FL (MIA)

Medellin, Colombia (MDE)


$509

Miami, FL (MIA)

Panama City, Panama (PTY)


$448

Miami, FL (MIA)

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)


$298

Miami, FL (MIA)

St. Croix, USVI (STX)


$338

New York Kennedy, NY (JFK)

Rome, Italy (FCO)


$502

New York Kennedy, NY (JFK)

Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)


$400

Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP)

San Juan, PR (SJU)


$214

San Juan, PR (SJU)

Barbados, Barbados (BGI)


$234

San Juan, PR (SJU)

Hewanorra International Airport, St. Lucia (UVF)


$179

San Juan, PR (SJU)

St. Croix, USVI (STX)


$137

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)

Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)


$258

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)

Miami, FL (MIA)


$258

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)

San Juan, PR (SJU)


$204

St. Croix, USVI (STX)

San Juan, PR (SJU)


$137

edited to say: FUCK. it didn't keep the formatting. well... hopefully it's self explanatory.
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #5
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

Sweet, you guys are a great help. An idea just popped into my head, going to Cuba. Anyone know how this is done? I know you'd have to book tickets from a company outside the States, think this is possible to book prior to landing in Mexico or wherever?
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.

Last edited by Legitikick; 01-09-2008 at 01:52 PM. Reason: I'm dyslexic.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
TPunk Emeritus
 
LiveFreeorDie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Newly relocated to C-bus - USA
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I would recommend just flying to Mexico City, stay a day or two and book it from there with a travel agent. Supposedly the Cuban authorities will stamp a piece of paper to stick in your passport, versus stamping your passport directly so U.S. Immigration doesn't know you went. If you do fly there, make sure you do not fly a U.S. or Canadian airline because they are known to report U.S. citizens who fly to Cuba to U.S. Customs and Immigration. Bring all your cash - no ATMs but from what I have heard they love U.S. dollars. I really want to do that sometime, so if you go I will love to hear details.


I believe Canadian Dude, one of our original members went there and posted about - if you do some searching I am sure you can find his posts. Good luck!
__________________
\\Jamie\\



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

"The plural of anecdote is not data"
LiveFreeorDie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

I sure wish there was a flight booking site that let me search by price, not destination. Wouldn't that be she sh*t?
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 06:15 PM   #8
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

^ That would be the shit!

I just found out that it only takes 30k miles on Alaska Air's mileage program to fly to South America. Don't know if that helps you or not, sorry.
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 06:40 PM   #9
TPunk. Recognize.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

damn, 30k in miles in frequent files miles to get to South America is pretty cheap!
mbo108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 02:41 PM   #10
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

Okay, should I go to Cancun for $231, or Belize and/or Guatemala for $422? The second option sounds more exciting, but I don't really know. We're not really looking for a solid party trip, which makes me want to stay away from Cancun. But there's a lot more to Cancun than the partying right? Hmmmm, help me decide, we wanna book right now.
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 03:51 PM   #11
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

my vote is the second choice. also just found this website that has a lot of Latin America travel deals....
http://www.gotmyfare.com/
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 04:07 PM   #12
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

DECISION MADE, TICKETS BOOKED!

Flying in to San Salvador, out from Guatemala City, $365 total price from AA. Ahh I'm stoked!!!!!!!
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 04:11 PM   #13
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

very nice!!!!

when are you going???
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 06:41 PM   #14
always trippin'
 
freespiritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The Island of Rhode
Posts: 2,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Have funnnn!! I loved Guatemala and I'm sure you will too!
__________________


Check out my band!
freespiritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 08:38 AM   #15
Hiked the Inca Trail
 
jengt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbus, OH USA
Posts: 865
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds great!
__________________
"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
~ Aldous Huxley

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer (an ad in the Smithsonian)

Travel is the enemy of bigotry.
jengt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 12:49 PM   #16
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

Its only for spring break, so I don't have much time. But I have to get out of this country or I'm going to go insane. So I'm going March 14 - 24th. And thoughts of staying and leaving all the U.S. bullshit behind aren't far from my thoughts. I'm kinda a grumpy pissed dude these days, I want my old traveling & German lifestyle back.
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #17
TPunk Recognized
 
Legitikick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Legitikick Send a message via Skype™ to Legitikick
Default

Oh ya, so I don't know a thing about where I'm going or doing or anything yet. I won't be in El Salvador too long because I'm meeting a friend (nicwat, she's a lurker on the board) in Guatemala City on the 18th. From there we're gonna take off and check out some Mayan Ruins, and . . . that's the extent of our plans. She's gonna stay behind and do a language school in Guatemala . . . and if I'm ready to drop off the deep end by that point I'll just stay.
__________________
So Far: Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, England, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Morocco
Right Now: Grad schoolin' at the Columbia School of Int'l & Public Affairs
Next Up: The real world ... where one has to work, hopefully doing some sort of mediation/conflict resolution gig.
Legitikick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 08:23 AM   #18
TPunk Emeritus
 
worldwidemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I enjoyed El Salvador...it's kind of the Rodney Dangerfield of Central America. The ritzy guidebooks poo-poo it as dangerous with unfriendly people (which was NOT my experience). The budget travel guides downplay it in favor of much more "cultural" Guatemala.

So, definitely take a couple days to see El Salvador, IMO. Feel free to read my travelog below and ask any questions about my E.S. trip. That said, doing the Mayan ruins in Tikal is awesome...highly recommended.

worldwidemike
__________________
Check out my travel web page at:
Worldwidemike.com
"Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the places that take our breath away..."
worldwidemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121