South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://cleanserenewdenmark.com/xxl-muscle-growth-accelerator/
  2. 2 South American city for 2 female travelers to visit mid June?
  3. 3 Best BA neighborhood to stay in?
  4. 4 Pereu Floodingf
  5. 5 Machu Picchu train - luggage limits?
  6. 6 Cruz del Sur bus - Lima to Paracas
  7. 7 One week in Cartagena?
  8. 8 Can USA citizens avoid hotel taxes?
  9. 9 Lunahuana
  10. 10 Lima-Cusco-Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu first timers
  11. 11 Hiking Tour Companies - Machu Picchu & Chile
  12. 12 Trip Report Argentina in 15 days with a toddler: Trip report!
  13. 13 Cordoba-scenic small towns nearby
  14. 14 Trip Report Family Adventure in Ecuador
  15. 15 Trip Report Exploring the cities of Ecuador's Andes
  16. 16 Choquequirao Questions
  17. 17 Trip Report Trip Report to BsAs and Patagonia (With Pics and Vids)
  18. 18 MARCHU PICCHU
  19. 19 Santiago > Valparaiso: worth driving?
  20. 20 What type of currency for Bolivia
  21. 21 Cordoba horseback riding day trip
  22. 22 Thoughts on our itinerary?
  23. 23 Agency to purchase tickets to US
  24. 24 Trip Report Chile/Patagonia/Torres del Paine/Valparaiso
  25. 25 Trip Report Ecuador Pure Life (tour operator) - very negative experience
View next 25 » Back to the top

Experienced Travelers: How much do you think I should budget?

Jump to last reply

I'm in the beginning stages of planning my trip to S. America. Me and a friend are planning to spend about 4-6 weeks in Peru, Bolivia, and possibly either Ecuador or Brazil.


Before you shout out a random number, let me tell you a bit about the way we like to travel and what we plan to do:

- - We definitely want to spend probably more than half of our time being gringos and doing touristy things and going to touristy cities. (Machu Piccu trek, Nazca Lines, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Valle de la Luna, etc)

- - The rest of the time (about 1/3 of the 4-6weeks we're there) we will being relaxing, being sedentary. Basically food and lodging will be our only expenses.

- - We're not looking to buy a ton of souvenirs, but we'll probably pick up a small remembrance here or there. Pictures of our adventures are the main way we like to take souvenirs.

- - We will be two females travelling by ourselves. We don't want to spend money on deluxe luxury hotels, but we are looking for SAFE places to stay. Basically, we want to be able to walk about and find restaurants around the place we are staying without feeling like someone is waiting to pickpocket us around every corner or like we need pepper spray in hand to protect ourselves. To us, safety means staying in hostels in a private room with a shared bathroom or the cheapest hotel we can find in a safe area of town.



We've both done a fair amount of travelling, but never in S. America! We're looking for insight and budgeting advice. We are in the first stages of planning our trip by researching the things we plan to do and bulking up our savings accounts.
Hopefully a fellow travel enthusiast will be able to give us an estimate on how much we can expect to spend, given we way we want to travel!

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement