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I really need help for my 12 month south american trip

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A 12 months trip to south and central america but im very confused of what sort of flight package to take.
9 years ago, February 12th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #103485  
Im in such a confused state that i really not sure what to do, so any advice is very much welcome. Im going to south america in October 2010 and im starting in Argentina making a land journey through SA and into central america. Im very happy with this itinerary and i have considered doing a round world trip journey but the main factor for me is that i don't wish to rush through countries but rather go at a slower pace and get a feel for the country and the latin culture.

So i know where i want to go and i know when i want to go. I kind know where my arrival point is and i kind of know my departure point.. But these flights are really confusing me. Ideally i would fly into Argentina and fly out from Mexico. Im trying to find a cheap affordable option for this, but im having difficulty.

1) option 1 would be to fly on a one way ticket to Argentina. STA has quoted around £500 ( british pound ) for this flight. which is fair enough but i have checked on kayak for a return flight from mexico and its over £800. but if you fly from new york to london it costs around £300. My other problem with one way flights is ive read their may be problems with customs etc because I don't have an return flight. however the STA agent said it shouldn't be a problem. I like the idea of one way flights because of the flexibility.

2) option 2 is to buy an open jaw ticket but you can only book around 11 months ahead. so i would have to buy my air ticket acouple weeks before i go to south america. I asked the STA agent and he said he couldn't book a multi city air ticket due to that fact.

3) option 3 woulb be to buy a world round ticket based around latin america. But i haven't done much research on world around tickets but i heard it costs abit extra to hit south america. Does any know and good world around packages based around my itinarary.

pls can anyone advise me?? has anyone else done a similiar trip ? any suggestions ?

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9 years ago, February 13th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #103531  
We flew into Bogota and then out of Sao Paulo and at no border crossing were we asked to prove we had funds or to prove we had a return flight and I don't know anyone else who was, either. So you shoud be just fine.

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9 years ago, February 13th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #103533  
I worried about his very heavily when booking my flights. Wish I hadn't.

I flew in to Quito and out at Buenos Aires. Not once asked about proof of onward travel.

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