Argentina’s north-east has more in common with its neighbour Bolivia than the big European style cities of Salta and Buenos Aires. Which means it’s perfect for travellers who are looking to travel on a budget and stay off the beaten track. Tilcara is one of three popular towns along Route 9 and is well worth your time. Everything you need to know is here in our list of best things to do and Tilcara town guide.
Choosing between a one-day or three-day tour is simple. Do you want to see more amazing natural sights and spend a little bit extra? Or are you in a rush and on a budget? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the 1-day and 3-day Salar De Uyuni tours so you can pick the one that works best for your trip!
Known as the wild west of Bolivia, the unusually striking red rock formations, canyons and mountains are the main attractions for travellers in Tupiza. It’s also a fantastic pitstop when crossing the border into northern Argentina, and vice versa. Everything you need to know about Tupiza is here in our guide along with the best things to do whilst there.
So, you have one month to see the best highlights of the incredible continent of South America – but with over 10 countries to choose from it can be hard to decide where to go and what route to follow. That’s why we’ve outlined four incredible 1-month South America itineraries for you below so there’s an option for every type of backpacker.
With fantastic weather, cheap cost of living and the ever-popular reggaetón music, you won’t struggle to find some amazing party hostels throughout South America. We’ve tried and failed to pick just one hostel in each country. Here are the 8 best party hostels on the continent of South America.
No matter how good you are when travelling, it seems like plastic waste from your toiletries is impossible to cut down. Having to replace shampoo, shower gel and toothpaste every few weeks means leaving a trail of plastic behind you. Luckily, the world has started to adapt to this problem and is now providing innovative ways to reduce your plastic waste. Here ‘s our top 6 items to help keep your toiletry bag plastic-free.
A Salar De Uyuni tour will take you from 3000m and relatively warm weather on day one to 4,600m, biting winds and freezing temperatures on the next. Therefore, you need to come prepared. Here’s the ultimate packing list for Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia’s incredible salt flats, including some extra recommendations for the winter and summer seasons.
Ecuador is the perfect place to start backpacking in South America as it’s one of the cheapest countries to travel through. Food, accommodation, and activities are much cheaper compared to neighbouring countries such as Peru, so your money will go a lot further. Here’s our suggested daily and monthly budget breakdowns so you can plan your finances for the perfect trip.
The city of Arequipa is more than a just a stop-off city used to visit Colca Canyon. It’s also a great place for foodies to spend some time. The city itself is filled with several picantería restaurants serving traditional Peruvian dishes, contrasted with modern cafes serving hearty breakfasts and delicious locally grown coffee. Here are our top picks of the best restaurants, breakfast spots and cafés in Arequipa.
Known as Bolivia’s ‘White City’, the beautiful colonial-era architecture of Sucre and it’s warm climate makes it a wonderful place to visit and explore. And with an exceptionally low cost of living, your money will go a long way. You can enjoy high-quality Spanish lessons, delicious food and nights out for half the price compared to other South America countries. Everything you need to know including the best things to do in Sucre and a planned 2-day itinerary is here in our guide.