Thinking of traveling this beautiful continent? Don’t start traveling through South America without reading these tips, recommendations and curious facts. They will be very helpful when planning your trip.
Not everything that the media tells us about South America is like that Not everything that comes out in the mass media is as they want to make it look. It is sad to see how there are so many -so many- people who stop traveling to South America because of the preconceptions generated by the information we receive, what is true is that you have to take more precautions than when traveling in Europe, Asia or Oceania, that is why we recommend: Bon voyage!
Welcome Manu chilenito! You see, you have a fantastic panorama, many of us would like to be able to travel many months to Europe… Regarding flights, go to pages like Despegar.com or others to compare prices and dates, trying different dates until you find the most convenient rate. For this you must have more or less decided how long you plan to stay, keep in mind that if you do not have a European passport there are limitations on how long you can stay in total and probably require you to have purchased the return flight. Another initial question is to decide if you want to enter and leave through the same country or not, it is usually a little more expensive if you fly from two different places but it is relative since you save going back to the starting point. While you are doing this I suggest you to look at Routes many topics related to your project, there are many suggestions and comments as well as itineraries…You can also enter the forums by country and / or city, to go sketching your trip…Then you can ask again, and refining the issues that interest you most…I look forward to your news, best regards, maria teresa
Cheap places to travel in latin america
What budget do I need for backpacking in South America? Is transportation very expensive? Is it possible to camp? How do you 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 Juan and me be able 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 revealed.
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 the 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.
Cartagena de Indias
Here are the expenses that are NOT included in this budget:Starting in Europe, we have to cross the Atlantic to visit South America. It is a long way and air fares are not very cheap. We flew from Barcelona to Montevideo and had a 5 hour layover in Sao Paulo. We reduced the flight costs with a thorough research on the internet and comparing all the options available. We tried different dates, airlines and cities of origin. It’s a bit of work but well worth the effort and patience. Click HERE to find a cheap flight
Easy, living in the Furiosa, a beautiful Camper van. A beautiful house.Creating new projects to get funding in any country and changing habits that help us to save when it comes to cooking, sleeping, carrying out revisions and maintenance of the vehicle, mechanics, supplying and many more things that can be found detailed in our second book “Guide to Living the Van Life”.