South america, Travel diary, Travel tips

4 months in Latina America – my feedback and the budget

america latina - feedback and budget - brazil peru bolivia argentina chile - dancer with a backpack

I am slightly sad to write this article. Here we are, I am finishing another chapter of my travel. I spend 4 months in America Latina with my oldest friend. We both loved it! 4 months seems a long time but I think that even a year is not even enough to discover this continent. We had to make some choices even in the 4 countries that we visited.

I wanted to do a quick article to give my feedbacks, what I loved, what I wish we had done, the complete map of our 4 months and the big question: How much did it cost?

 

The Highlights

Rapa Nui: it was the part we didn’t plan that end up to be the best part of these 4 months. If you want to learn more about it there are one article and one video for you.

Uyuni desert: Surely one of the most fun activities that we did in Bolivia. The diversity of the landscape and the great team that we had in the car make the experience unforgettable. ( articlevideo)

Valparaiso: I didn’t make an article about this city but I truly loved it. This is the artistic city of Chile with street art, good music and by the water meaning great food! I will put some pictures down below.

 

What we missed

Rio: As I said in my article about Brazil I feel like I missed the vibes of this city. We didn’t have so much luck on the weather and really not enough time. So, with that said, Rio, I will come back.

Choquequirao: Our little bad adventure, the trek that we almost did but didn’t. Even if I think we made a good choice in renouncing on our plan, I will be happy to get my revenge by doing this trek one day.

The Amazonian forest: I wanted to spend a few days in the wild world of the Amazonian forest. I thought we could do that in Bolivia but it was a bit far from our itinerary. So we didn’t but I will definitely plan it better next time.

 

Our complete itinerary

I marked all the hostel, restaurant and some of the touristic office that we used on Maps.me. You can find my map on this link. I will put a picture of the itinerary below.

 

How much did it cost?

The big question! We tried to travel as low budget as possible. That is meaning: sleeping in the cheapest hostel, traveling in buses only (except when we needed to cross an ocean), making our food as much as possible and really few nights out (alcohol is expensive!). With that out of the way, here is the final budget including everything even the souvenirs:

Brazil: 218€ – 27,85€/day
Peru: 610€ – 20,3€/day
Bolivia: 358€ -18€/day + 100€ of gift and shipping to France
Argentina: 1315€ – 34,6€/day
Chile: 1335€ – 37€/day + 450€ of flights to Rapa Nui
Bank fee: 29€ (with Revolut we have a fee only when we exceed 200€ withdrawal on a month)

Total: 3865 €

 

This budget is if you are not like me, meaning almost forgetting your head from time to time. So, I lost a scarf, my iPhone died during a hike under a storm, I drop a sock somewhere that I couldn’t reach, I forget my towel and one underwear drying in a hostel, I lost a pair of headphone and break another one, I forget my e-reader in a bus. Yeah, that is quite a lot… So I had to replace some of these things.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me for more details. Talk to you soon from New Zealdn this time.

 

chile valparaiso - dancer with a backpack

Valparaiso

chile valparaiso - dancer with a backpack

Valparaiso

chile valparaiso - dancer with a backpack

Valparaiso

chile valparaiso - dancer with a backpack

Valparaiso

chile valparaiso - dancer with a backpack

Valparaiso