I'm going to south Florida 3/1 to see family, and wanted to get away for a bit. I've never been to anywhere outside of the US near there, so I thinking either Jamaica or South America.
Colombia is intriguing me. I am 45, and most likely be traveling solo. Can anyone recommend good, safe places to visit for 4-7 days?
Hi Eric, I would recommend Peru - Machu Picchu is incredible - and Arequipa, Cusco and Lima all have their own charms. If you have 7 days, you can definitely hit the highlights - and travelling solo it is an easy country to meet other travellers in. However, if you want a resort holiday, head to Jamaica. Colombia is at the top of my travel list too - so if you go, let me know how it was! about 4 years ago
If you are on a budget, try beautiful Ecuador. They use us $$. Roads are excellent. Taxis go to the city from airport are usually safe now. There buses run all over the country. I really like Otavalo and in the other direction Cuenca. But much more to explore in huge natural parks. about 4 years agoAnswered by Ramelle via WorldNomads.com
I've been to brazil. rio and foz do iguacu in particular. always felt safe. great bus and subway system in rio. the most amazing natural sight in the world are the waterfalls at foz do iguacu whether it's the brazil side or the argentina side. don't miss devils throat. you will be awe struck. also visit the bird park. walking among the macaws, parrots and parakeets was awesome. they also have a decrepit zoo but the reason to go is to see the jagcuar. it's across the street from the bus station and it's free. take the bus to the waterfalls and bird park. about 4 years ago
I think any of the answers above are great. I think it depends on what you want to do or see. Going to Machu Pichu and Cusco would be wonderful but it will be a lot of walking and outdoor time. If you choose Peru, also consider seeing the Nazca Lines or going up to Lake Titicaca and seeing the floating islands. Brazil is okay especially Fortaleza or Salvador but the most spectacular natural site might be Iguazu Falls and it can be accessed from Buenos Aires. If you want to veg out in a walkable city and enjoy the culture my wife and very much enjoy Montevideo, Uruguay. It isn't touristy and the locals and the food are fabulous. If you are thinking Jamaica, it is good for an all inclusive to just do beach stuff but if you want to experience an inexpensive and not real touristy try Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. First put together what type of vacation you want to have. about 4 years ago
Colombia is great! about 4 years agoAnswered by Alvaro Hernandez via WorldNomads.com
Please do not came to Brazil.Is very dangerous and the government will not warranty anybody.I know that is a beautiful country ,but take care yourself.For these times is dangerous.Many robbers in several places:beaches,airports,etc.Rio,São Paulo,Northeast,etc.Is very sad to me to advise you.I am Brazilian.I should tell you the truth.Several countries like Canada,USA,Ireland,England,etc,know how to protect tourists and their own people. I respect all citizens from all countries.I had good times visiting several countries and i felt me safe.But the situation is not the same here in Brazil.That is why i tell you:do not come.The Brazil is politically unstable country.Our police try to be in all places ,but the criminal statistics increase every day.Is not safe to receive tourists.Maybe another time in the future.Regards.Will about 4 years ago
Brazil, has dangerous places, and their is corruption, rape, problems with police ...
So does New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, LA and even the Matonge-suburb of Brussels ... is that a reason to NOT to go to all above cities ?
Brazil has interesting and beautiful places to go !
Take Salvador, the original capital of Brazil, way to learn about the colonial ways of living, the architecture, culinaire culture etc.
And in Bahia there is also a famous national park which is called Chapada Diamantina (also known as the "Brazilian Grand Canyon") with impressive nature spots.
So yes, Brazil can definitly be a country to visit ! almost 4 years ago