3- Easter Island, Chile (via David Berkowitz): Some 3,600 kilometers away from mainland Chile, Easter Island is very popular worldwide because of the moai, huge stone statues scattered across the island. Apart from that, visitors can enjoy a sunny day on its beaches and go surfing, diving or snorkeling.
5- Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia (via Lime884): The impressive Salar de Uyuni, located some 3,656 meters above sea level, is the largest of its kind in the world and serves as inspiration for photographers looking for the perfect occasion to capture fantasy photos. It is often visited as part of a 3 to 4 day tour.
6- Angel Falls, Venezuela (via ENT108): Located within the Camaima National Park, this wonder of nature has a height of 979 meters, making it the highest waterfall on the planet. Even more interesting is its distant location and difficult access (it can only be reached by small plane and then by canoe), making Angel Falls an attraction not so frequented by people.
What budget do I need for backpacking in South America? Is transportation very expensive? Is it possible to camp? How do I travel so cheaply? These and many other questions are the most frequently asked when planning a trip for the first time.
There are as many answers as there are travelers. In this kind of guide I will try to share the keys that made it possible for Juan and I to travel for 18 months with U$D 7 per day between the two of us. The more gas-guzzling/scratchy/broken version of me (and not for that reason unhappy, much less dirty) is about to be unveiled.
So if you’re thinking of taking a trip and don’t have a lot of money, put the water for tea (I don’t drink mate), bring your notebook, and stay put. Coming soon is a guide on how to put together a backpacking budget for traveling in South America.
Normally, and regardless of the type of trip, the budget is divided into three basic elements: transportation, food and lodging. The first part (except within cities) is solved by hitchhiking. Even in countries like Bolivia, where buses are very cheap, we choose to extend the thumb: we do not do it only for economic reasons.
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Scalpel. Hammer. Sierra. no man no! you’re not going to operate on a knee, you’re going to Latin America! We know your family has been shaking their heads when they heard that you are going on a trip to South America because they may have heard that it is not at all safe to travel. We’re going to try to help you put her mind at ease. You can also drop the self-defense classes that you won’t need, at least on your trip!
At the accommodation it can be a great help to ask the staff and find out which areas are the least safe, but not the most dangerous, so you can avoid them. In addition, there are a number of mobile applications for traveling to South America that are sure to be of great help, blessed technology!
Two more things: don’t drink tap water! In some countries the water is not even drinkable, in others it is, but your body, not being used to it, may react to the difference. Also take into consideration that there are areas in South America at high altitudes and you can experience the so-called altitude sickness, nothing will happen to you and it is as simple as drinking plenty of water (bottled) and rest or go down from wherever you are.