La Paz is one of the highest altitude cities in the world. You’ll spend your time riding the Death Road, partying and traversing the cable cars high above the city. Picking the right hostel based on your desired activities is crucial to having the best time whilst travelling so here are the 10 best backpacker hostels in La Paz, Bolivia.
Bolivia is one of the cheapest countries to travel in South America. Your money will go a long way here. With tours and activities that rival neighbours like Peru and Chile, you will leave Bolivia feeling like you’ve seen and done it all without hardly spending a penny. Below is detailed daily, weekly and monthly budget breakdown to help you plan your trip.
In the north-west of Argentina there’s not one, but two Rainbow Mountains. One known as the ‘Hill of 14 colours’ and the other as the ‘7 Coloured Mountain’. Here’s a rundown of both on how to visit them and what to expect, but they are only a few towns apart so why not visit both if you are in the region!
Argentina has its very own Rainbow Mountain – Serranias del Hornocal or the ‘Hill of 14 Colours’. El Hornocal is a spectacular mountain, bursting with colour and it’s half the price of visiting the one in Peru, and half the effort too. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get to the town of Humahuaca and organising a trip to El Hornocal.
Bolivia is often overlooked by travellers visiting South America. However, they miss out on the incredible natural scenery of the salt flats, a diverse and celebrated indigenous culture, and easy access to the Amazon rainforest – all for a fraction of the price compared to its neighbours. Here are our 10 reasons Bolivia is worth visiting in 2021!
The Quilotoa Loop is a self-guided, three-day trek in Ecuador and a brilliant gateway hike for backpackers and budding outdoors people looking to start trekking. The trek is low cost with no need for a guide, but you will still need to pay for accommodation and food along the way. We’ve broken down our spend to cover a 4 day/3 night excursion for one of Ecuador’s most popular hikes.
The Quilotoa Loop is stunning three-day hike taking you through Andean countryside and villages in Central Ecuador until you reach the pinnacle and one of the most popular sights in the country – the Quilotoa Crater. It can be hard to know what to pack on these multi-day treks, so we’ve got you covered in this article.
Over the three days of trekking on the Quilotoa Loop, you stay in three quaint little towns set amongst the Central Andean mountains. Each town has several hotels, hostels and ecol-lodges catering towards backpackers completing the hike. Here’s a guide to the three towns you need to stay in and the best hostels in each one.
This is the ultimate highlight of many people’s trips to South America. Visiting the marvellous citadel of the Incas, hidden amongst misty valleys and set high above the clouds, truly feels like you are walking back through time. Trying to get there and organise tickets however, isn’t such a magical experience. We’ve laid out the three different ways clearly for you, so you can plan easily and make your trip as stress-free as possible.
No visit to Cusco is complete without visiting the ancient Inca citadel – Machu Picchu. There are several ways to see this incredible site and the train is an especially scenic route taking you through the heart of the Sacred Valley. Visiting via train is also the most direct and fastest way to visit Machu Picchu. Here’s everything you need to know from booking a train to choosing the right itinerary.