Travels from South to Central to New York (We're just a bit lost)
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 17, 2012 11:14 AM Last Post By: ger_power
Nov 14, 2012 12:26 PM
Travels from South to Central to New York (We're just a bit lost)Hello!
Me and my friend are planning our first backpacking adventure, we have a start and end destination and are certain of a few places we want to visit in between but are unsure of how to travel and what would be the most cost affective, time saving and safe ways.
We are planning on covering quite a large area of Argentina, Chilie, Peru, possibly Costa Rica, Mexico, New York and then back to England,
Any help on the best ways to get about and things to see would be much appreciated!!
Thank you xxxxxxxxxxxx
Nov 14, 2012 1:38 PM
Nov 14, 2012 2:03 PM
Nov 14, 2012 10:16 PM
3In addition to telling us some of the things you want to do/see in each country, the most important thing is how long do you have, and how much money?
At a quick glance, sounds like you need about 6 months, at an average budget of about $60 a day (that doesn't include NY, or flights).
To cut costs you should choose either South America or Central America - to fly between them will cost about $700-$900. Costa Rica is along way from Mexico, so choose either Mexico OR Costa Rica. Chile and Argentina are both very expensive, so also not ideal if you want to do things on the cheap.
You would travel mainly by buses, which you book directly the bus station, usually the day before. Flights between countries are expensive, but domestic flights for longer distances can sometimes be almost as cheap as the bus, and can take only 2 hours rather than 20! However, you may need to look directly on the airlines' websites (rather than expedia or skyscanner etc) for the cheaper domestic airlines.
If this is your first trip, here are some websites you'll need:
http://www.expedia.com (the US site is cheapest for Latin America)
Nov 17, 2012 11:12 AM
Nov 17, 2012 11:14 AM
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