South America Road Trip! Interested? Let us know right here!
11 August 2013
With a tip of the hat to “Animal House,” it occurs to us at the Viapark Hotel, here in Parque del Plata, just an hour out from Montevideo on the currently-chilly Costa de Oro, that a road trip or three might be in order. As the frosty Uruguayan winter crawls toward spring, this ‘ol bear’s thoughts drift towards warmth…
To this end we’ve been nose-to-keyboard trolling for hot springs, bus charters, good eating places, fun shopping, and similar sybaritic toys. The emerging image is a trial 3 or 4 day “run-away” with a group of nearby English speakers + local friends – thinking a (nice) charter-bus leaving Hotel Viapark in Parque Del Plata, off to a neat hotel at the Dayman Termas (hot springs) near Salto, bubble a few days, bus brings us back here. Maybe some solo side shopping/sightseeing trips into Salto, local buses run frequently I’m told. Costs hopefully on the $125-$225 level per person at first glance, influenced by the number of players, time of week, destination hotel, bus company — on and on. We will need 20 to 40 folks on board to make these numbers work. Thinking of a trip soon, last week August or first part of September.
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As a nose-count emerges, we will get specifics on where/when/cost etc. If we all have fun there are lots of fascinating places in the southern cone to explore – Iguazu Falls, Machu Pichu, Patagonia……