"U" of South America

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Dates 1 Sep '14 to 1 Jun '15

Flexible? Multiple Dates

Est. Cost 4,000 - 6,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name "U" of South America

I am beginning to plan an elaborate trip starting in Central America (Guatemala and Nicaragua), down South America, and back up in a relative "U" shape. Unfortunately, the details of the itinerary will depend solely on how much money I will have saved, which I'm hoping to be between $4,000 and $6,000 (USD). I am hoping to leave sometime in September and return once I have exhausted my expenses, which I pray won't happen before I complete the trip as imagined. As someone who is fulfilling a life long dream and escaping to the wonders of the world in search of myself (as cliche as that may sound), I want to spend the majority of the trip exploring. However, I absolutely plan on volunteering in different countries, which I have already begun to research. Ideally, I want to volunteer in a range of areas including teaching, volunteering in orphanages and shelters, construction, wildlife/animal preservation, and being a hiking guide. Many of these organizations offer free or low cost accommodation in exchange for volunteering and have short-term commitments from 1-3 months, which is the longest I would like to stay in one location for the sole purpose of volunteering there. In the highlights, I have listed the locations that I would love to visit, though I still need to work out what is realistically feasible with my cost range and prioritize. Nothing here is fixed and I am so open to suggestions! I hope you'll join me :)

"U" of South America

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RachelTravels
RachelTravels This seems really cool Sheena! I think $4K should be good in SA! It's really inexpensive... esp if you're doing hostel, couch surfing, etc. . .
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Sheena Sheena
United States of America
 

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RachelTravels

Highlights

  • Brazil/Peru/Colombia/Venezuela/E
  • Brazil/Argentina (Iguazu Falls)
  • Brazil (Rio de Janiero, Fernando
  • Uruguay (Punta del Este)
  • Argentina (Ushuaia, Patagonia)
  • Chile (Easter Island, Torres del
  • Bolivia (Uyuni Salt Flats, Green
  • Peru (Machu Pichu, Ica Desert)
  • Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
  • Colombia (Cocora Valley, Island
  • Nicaragua (volunteer with www.qu
  • Guatemala (Tikal, Lake Atitlan)

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Wildlife & Ecology
  • Backpacking
  • Volunteering
  • Altitude 4000m+