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  • artemis
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    Any time you're looking for lodgings in the National Parks and can't find any via the website, CALL the concessionaire daily.  There are so many cancellations and rebookings during the high season, the website is never accurate.  A cancelled room will be rebooked before it can even be entered as a vacancy on the website.  So don't just assume you won't be able to get any lodging in the park; call daily, and there's a good chance you'll eventually snag something.

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  • hightower
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    WCI folks !

    Looking for recommendations for 1 week solo adventure trip anywhere (esp. South America). Any prior experiences/recommendations? Companies that you’ve worked with before?

     

     
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    1 week isn’t enough for a trip somewhere that far away IMO.  It will take at least a full day of air travel to even get there on both ends of the trip, plus the next day after you arrive you’ll be completely worn out.  You’d have at most 4 days to actually enjoy the trip IMO.  You’d have a better time doing something closer.  Are you interested in backpacking?  Nothing better than spending 3-4 days in the wilderness of one of our amazing National Parks.  Yosemite is an all time favorite, but difficult to plan because of the popularity of their accommodations.  Glacier NP is another favorite of mine. What time of year are you going?  Plan ahead and you can have a very affordable and memorable trip.
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    Any recommendations on lodging at Glacier? I’ve looked and it seems lots is booked up for this summer and fall. Looking for something with running water, electricity, and interior toilets but not obsessed with anything fancy (and expensive).
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    Camping? All of their campgrounds are nice.  Only the Many Glacier campground has showers.

    If you're looking for lodging, the historic Many Glacier lodge is amazing.  Location of that place is unbelievable.  Like many of the park lodges, especially those inside the park, they usually book up for the summer 6+ months in advance.  You have to plan these trips the year before you want to go.  There are several lodges outside the park.  We stayed in the one right outside of St. Mary's once.  It was nice and it's located right at the entrance of Going to the Sun Road.  Plus it's not far from Many Glacier area too.

     

    This is the website for their lodges: https://www.glaciernationalparklodges.com/

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  • trebizond
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    WCI folks !

    Looking for recommendations for 1 week solo adventure trip anywhere (esp. South America). Any prior experiences/recommendations? Companies that you’ve worked with before?

     

     
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    1 week isn’t enough for a trip somewhere that far away IMO.  It will take at least a full day of air travel to even get there on both ends of the trip, plus the next day after you arrive you’ll be completely worn out.  You’d have at most 4 days to actually enjoy the trip IMO.  You’d have a better time doing something closer.  Are you interested in backpacking?  Nothing better than spending 3-4 days in the wilderness of one of our amazing National Parks.  Yosemite is an all time favorite, but difficult to plan because of the popularity of their accommodations.  Glacier NP is another favorite of mine. What time of year are you going?  Plan ahead and you can have a very affordable and memorable trip.
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    Any recommendations on lodging at Glacier? I've looked and it seems lots is booked up for this summer and fall. Looking for something with running water, electricity, and interior toilets but not obsessed with anything fancy (and expensive).

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  • hightower
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    WCI folks !

    Looking for recommendations for 1 week solo adventure trip anywhere (esp. South America). Any prior experiences/recommendations? Companies that you’ve worked with before?

     

     
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    1 week isn't enough for a trip somewhere that far away IMO.  It will take at least a full day of air travel to even get there on both ends of the trip, plus the next day after you arrive you'll be completely worn out.  You'd have at most 4 days to actually enjoy the trip IMO.  You'd have a better time doing something closer.  Are you interested in backpacking?  Nothing better than spending 3-4 days in the wilderness of one of our amazing National Parks.  Yosemite is an all time favorite, but difficult to plan because of the popularity of their accommodations.  Glacier NP is another favorite of mine. What time of year are you going?  Plan ahead and you can have a very affordable and memorable trip.

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  • White.Beard.Doc
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    Patagonia was one of my favorite trips of my life.

    Check out Explora Patagonia. It’s an explorers lodge with daily hikes to the most varied terrain and incredible wildlife imaginable. Even Pumas.

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  • Hank
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    Just spent two and half weeks in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  I totally recommend the southern part of South America!  Consider LATAM or Aero Mexico to save money and a have a better travel experience compared to the legacy American carriers.

    It's winter down there, so you may be looking at the off season for local travel.  Download as much off-network content for Google Translate as you can prior to getting into country.  T-Mobile's roaming is excellent; otherwise look to get a local SIM card.

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  • G
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    1 week, fit, adventure, unlimited budget, continent of South America doesn't really narrow it down....

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  • Doc Spouse
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    Galapagos has my vote.  Get one of the small boats (15 person max) and do the 2 week cruise among the islands.  You'll travel in style, get in hiking, swimming/snorkling, and see some of the most beautiful (and tame'sh) wildlife in the world.  I did it solo and it was one of my favorite trips.

    Regarding Inca trail, we just got back from that last year and it was truly no joke.  We took the Salkantay Pass and thought I was going to die quite a few times before the end. About half of our group ended up not finishing the 10 day, and we saw two folks get medevac'd by horse.  It's a great experience, but train for it!

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  • stellardoc1
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    Thanks for all the excellent suggestions.

    I do speak little Spanish to get around comfortably and survive. I am mid 30s, moderately fit and have done 3/5 difficulty level single day hikes. Budget is no problem but not going to go extraordinary on it.

     

    So far: G adventures, intrepid travel, WMS and REI are group suggestions.

    Thanks much !

     

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  • wideopenspaces
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    This sounds amazing! I know REI offers group adventuring trips that sound amazing- both in the US and international. I can't wait until my kids are bigger and I can do some trips without them!

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  • JBME
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    If you have just one week and are looking for true adventure, you should hike the Inca Trail. The problem is when do you expect to do this trip? May/June is the best time to go. It's not for the faint of heart...I did it when I was 30 and I trained for 6 months and it was still hard to do! But it was adventurous and worth the experience and bragging rights to say I did the walk instead of taking the train up. The hike is over 3 days and 2 nights. You'll want to give yourself time to acclimate in Cusco so add a few more days for that. That's a week right there

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  • VagabondMD
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    The Wilderness Medical Society offers some fun adventures in the U.S. and abroad, and if you have CME money to spend...


     

    http://m.wms.org/

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  • Tim
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    I constantly hear epic things about costs rica
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    Wonderful reviews and anecdotal friends have raved. The recent news has been much less favorable.If my understanding is correct, the FBI has sent a team down due to questionable responses from local, state, and national officials.

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  • artemis
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    Check out G Adventures and Intrepid Travel if you're interested in small group adventure-style tours.  Both companies offer a variety of tours all around the world, so you'll be spoiled for choice!

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  • DCdoc
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    We did our honeymoon in Belize. Cave tubing. Rainforest tree house. Hiking. Then fly to the coast. I constantly hear epic things about costs rica. But it depends on a lot of factors like your age, activity level, budget, etc

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