South America on a Shoestring: It’s Possible with Budget Airlines

While travelling in South America is nowhere near as economical as it used to be back in the early 1990s, it still remains a great value destination for American and European travellers.

Your Pounds, Dollars and Euros will still go a long way in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and with amazing flight details from budget airlines such as Chilean Airline Sky, you can spend less hours on the overnight bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago, and more time enjoying what this beautiful continent has to offer.

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Don’t get me wrong, the bus network in South America is fantastic, and it’s a great way to see the country, but the fact is, some routes are now cheaper to fly than travel by bus, and if you’ve ever done the 36 hour stretch between Brasilia and Natal (I have!), you’ll be pleased to know that you can now fly between the 2 cities in just 4 hours with Brazilian budget airline GOL for the same price as a bus ticket!

If you are thinking about visiting South America in the coming months, here are just a few great connections that could save you hundreds of dollars, and help you see as many countries as you possibly can, without blowing your budget or overstaying your visa…

Sky Airlines

You can fly non-stop from Santiago de Chile to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, on 20th December 2016 from just $69.00 per person with Sky Airlines.  23kg luggage allowance is included and you can even change your ticket prior to travel for a fee. Alternatively, you could take the bus… It will take you 29 hours and cost around $75.00 per person!

Want to go further afield? No problem! You can also fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in Argentina from just $72.00 per person, and from Santiago to Lima in Peru from just $82.00 per person.

GOL Airlines

Brazilian budget airline GOL serves destinations worldwide, and offers some exceptional value options throughout South America.  For example, you can fly from Manaus, the capital city of the Amazonas, to Rio de Janeiro in 5 hours from just $155.00 per person. The same journey by boat and bus will cost you over $240.00 per person, oh yes, and it will take you around 6 days!!

Alternatively, you could fly from Foz do Iguaçu to Fortaleza from just $160.00 per person.

The possibilities for a double, triple and even quadruple destination holiday in South America are endless, so why not book your Bucket List adventure today!





4 Comments Add yours

  1. Very useful notes…

    Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day 🙂

    1. Equatours says:

      Thank you Sreejith! You too! 🙂

    1. Equatours says:

      Thanks Kelly! 🙂

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