South America's best bits in only 3 weeks!
Most people travel around South America over a period of several months, it is after all such a large and diverse continent! We only had three weeks but I didn't want to let that stop us from getting a little taster, so I planned a very detailed itinerary, which I've shared with you below.
The itinerary includes most of the large costs associated with the trip: flights, accommodation and tours. These are approximate prices for two adults, all quoted in US Dollars (US$) and accurate as of 2017. The total for this itinerary for two people came to US$ 9,836.
We found that some of the tours and accommodation required booking and payment in advance. Others required payment on arrival. Given that we were travelling between four different countries, each with their own individual currency, we also took some US$ alongside the local currencies. In certain locations, it was actually preferable to pay in US$ rather than the local currency, to avoid additional taxes. I would recommend enquiring about this when you come to make payments.
We started and ended this trip in different destinations, as it is possible to buy multi-city plane tickets.
DAY 0 - Travelling
20:35 – 09:45 (the following day)
$2,969 (return journey including flights: El Calafate-London)
DAY 18 - Travelling
Flights: El Calafate-Buenos Aires-Sao Paulo-London
11:30 – 15:15 (the following day)
Highlights of our trip: