Budget for motorcycle travel in South America
Measures for travelers entering Colombia have changed. According to resolution 777 of 2021, issued this June 2, 2021 by the Ministry of Health, there are two requirements that are going to be eliminated both for Colombians returning to the country and for foreign citizens traveling to our territory.
Residents of some countries, such as almost all of Western Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, do not need a visa to enter Colombia. For those who do, the fee is between 23 and 50 USD.
To travel to Colombia from other Latin American countries a passport is required but not a visa, although there are some exceptions, so it is always best to verify the information. You can see it by clicking here.
♦There are no mandatory vaccinations however I recommend yellow fever, especially if you plan to visit the jungle. Although keep in mind that if you go to another South American country after Colombia, it is very likely that the authorities will ask you for the certificate of this vaccine.
Travel through South America from Colombia
FoodEating in Bolivia is very cheap. For me, the best option is to do it in the market stalls or in the places where they put “family lunch”, where they will serve you starter + main course + soup + dessert for USD 3 or less. Depending on where you come from, maybe the first few days you will find that they are not the cleanest places, but there is no doubt that the food is very fresh since most of the people eat there and there is a large rotation. ExcursionsThe most likely thing that will make your budget skyrocket in Bolivia are the tours you take, as there are some places you will surely want to visit that you cannot go alone, such as the Uyuni Salt Flat, for example, a classic 3 days / 2 nights tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat will cost you between USD 80 – 120, plus the entrance fee to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Reserve, which costs another USD 22. This can be reduced by bargaining (as I said before, it is essential in Bolivia), getting a price if you travel with someone else and not entering the Reserve, but to give you an idea, the excursions are what can add the most to your budget.Discover 16 things to do in Bolivia, the cheapest country in South America and be sure to read these tips to combat altitude sickness.2- Paraguay
Traveling by motorhome in Latin America
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 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.
Click for more info and get a 5% discount. It was a spectacular adventure, my second long backpacking trip around the vast world. I have written several articles reflecting on all that it gave me so I won’t dwell too much on this one.
I just want to tell you that -not even I believe it- I am already preparing another trip around the world -the second of this kind- departing in mid-January 2011. This time it was my girlfriend who has convinced me and I am already in the process of leaving everything to take the backpack. There is a lot of work!
Below I detail the travel route made during six months in South America with relevant links. I hope it will be helpful if you have in mind to visit this spectacular piece of the planet: