How much money to travel south america for 6 months

How much money do I need to travel in Latin America


Because it is the electronic system in which the electronic authorization is requested and an affirmative or negative answer is received If you do not apply for the ESTA, there is no possibility of traveling to the USA using the Visa Waiver Program.

It should be a responsible attitude in terms of fully complying with the period of stay: no more than 90 days each time and for the exclusively authorized reasons: tourism, business and transit. In the event that these conditions are not met, Chile’s stability in the Visa Waiver Program will be harmed.

Travel routes through 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.

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In order to enter Argentina you need to have a valid passport and the maximum period of stay in the country is up to 90 days. Simple, isn’t it? But if you are going to enter Argentina and you come from countries where cholera and yellow fever are endemic diseases, you will have to present a vaccination certificate against these diseases.

And if you want to go to a carnival in Brazil, and you are Mexican, you only have to present your passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and a photocopy of your round-trip tickets. The yellow fever vaccination certificate is not mandatory here, but it is recommended, since in rainy season cases are more frequent.

On the other hand, you also need proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself in the country. The minimum amount is 170 reais per day, which is equivalent to 999 Mexican pesos!

And continuing with the list, we have to talk about Guyana, and as they say “This is where the sow twisted the tail” because to enter this country having Mexican nationality, you need a visa, which you can get arriving at Georgetown International Airport, and also the passport; in addition, you have to pay approximately 20 usd to have the right to use the airport (DUA) It’s quite a mess!

Travel through South America from Colombia

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”.

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