South America Budget  : 1-month Road trip

South America Budget : 1-month Road trip

South America Budget : One-month road trip in Chili, Bolivia and Peru

South America Budget: The context

During our road trip in South America we went through 3 countries which have drastically different budgets! We started with Chile, which is one of the most expensive country in South America, and ended with Bolivia and Peru, which are well-known to be cheaper countries.

Overall, even though South America is a continent that is more expensive than Asia, it does remain affordable to travel there if you choose to eat « local » or to sleep in economical places.

Let’s go my lovely Travellers, I share with you the details of my South America Budget !

When?

February 2018

How long?

1 month

Who?

Duo friend

Accommodation?

Hostels

Transportation?

Local transportation

Food?

Most of the time grocery, and cheap restaurants

Chili: How many days?

14 Days

Bolivia: How many days?

4 Days

Peru: How many days?

9 Days

Budget: Which style?

It’s always a little hard to know if we have the same way of traveling and therefore the same type of budget …. But let me help you a bit! 🙂

I’m no longer in the « student travel » with reduced comfort at a reduced price, but more on a thirty-year-old style. I pay attention to my expenses but appreciate a little bit of comfort here and there. I like to go near to the local population and run away from too touristy places as much as possible. Sometimes, I appreciate a nice bottle of wine or good restaurants, but I always stay on the lookout for good deals and the best value for money.

With that being said, it’s up to you to adapt my budget up or down according to your own style 🙂

South America Budget: The detail

$2900 CAD per pers. (1900€)

$104 CAD/ day (68€)  (*Flight Excluded) 

BUDGET  for 3 FLIGHTS: Toronto->South America

$1055 CAD per pers. (673€)

We paid our plane ticket 50% more than normal-prices, which brings our flights to equal 40% of my South American Budget! Given the spontaneity of the departure for this trip (decided 6 days before!) We paid the last-minute price! But above all, we took a multi-destination flight with a departure from Toronto to Santiago in Chile, and a return from Lima in Peru to Toronto. On top of that, we booked an internal flight from Arequipa to Lima for $95 CAD (61 €) which saved us 15 hours of bus!

If you want to visit several countries during your road trip in South America, you have two options: either you know your return dates and can purchase a multi-destination flight; or, you’re not sure of when and from where you will go back, and you only buy a one-way flight. Be careful though, sometimes the immigration of some countries might require a round trip ticket upon arrival on the territory.

Just for the record, a « classic » round-trip Toronto-Lima averages around $600 CAD (380 €) and a Paris-Lima $ 1200 CAD (750 €)

BUDGET for CULTURAL VISITS

$619 CAD per pers. (400€)

$22 CAD per day (14€ / $10 700 CLP)

 

The expenses for cultural visits are unsurprisingly the # 2 expenses of our South America Budget. Indeed, even though this continent is full of very pretty cities, the truth is we primarily go to SA to explore its landscapes and wide-open spaces.

Since most excursions have entrance fees or are done through an agency, prices go up fast! As I explain in my article (coming soon) on San Pedro de Atacama, Chile has represented a big part of our expenses. Especially at the desert of Atacama where we could have done things differently for cheaper. We’ll know for the next time, or in any case, you’ll know 🙂

BUDGET for ACCOMMODATION – 25 Nights –

$450 CAD per pers. (297€)

$16,6 CAD per day (12€/ $9 150 CLP)

 

About accommodation, our final score is about $16 CAD per day per person! Not so bad, right? Again, keep in mind that half of our trip was in Chile where everything is 2 or 3 times more expensive than in Peru.

What type of comfort? Well …thirty-year old passed and you become … how would I say … a little more demanding! So, we wanted to pay attention to the budget while maintaining a minimum of comfort. To give you an idea we spotted the hostels on Booking and did not go below the ratings of 7/10 given by previous travelers. Most of the time we took private double room with shared sanitary (except in Caldera, Chile where we stayed in dormitory for 2 nights and in Peru where we had a little higher comfort)

BUDGET for TRANSPORTATION

$256 CAD per pers. (168€)

$9 CAD per day (6€/ $4 600 CLP)

The transportation expenses are unsurprisingly our expenses # 4 of our South America Budget. However, transportation in South America does not cost that much compare to the distances you travel and the comfort of the buses. Honestly, I was more comfortable sleeping in the bus than sleeping in the plane! Most long-distance buses offer « cama » or « semi-cama » seats, which means that their seats can be inclined by 90° to become beds. Most agencies also provide blankets. and sometimes sellers go up for breakfast or snacks.

Overall, it is an economical way of transportation to get around. However, you obviously have to have time ahead of you. I advise you to take night bus to avoid wasting too much time on the roads and to save one night at the hostel. However, if you have time, sometimes the scenery might worth to take a day ride bus.

Finally, last advice: sometimes it may be worth looking at any internal flights! We had met tourists in San Pedro de Atacama (North of Chile) who had paid their plane ticket $46 CAD from Santiago to San Pedro! Unbeatable in terms of time and money! Not even by bus!

BUDGET for RESTAURANTS – SNACKS

$248 CAD per pers. (163,5€)

$9 CAD per day (6€/ $4 600 CLP)

Overall, we had breakfasts at the hostel in the morning, snaking during the day, and mid-range/cheap restaurants for dinner. Depend of the country, it may cost more to go shopping than to eat at cheap restaurants.

Indeed, even if it was worth saving money while shopping in Chile, this rule was not at all true in Peru! We could eat for really cheap outside while the products at the supermarket were quite expensive!

On average I ate dishes (starter + main course + drink) in Peru for about 10-15 Soles, or $5 CAD (3€). I can tell you that after the Chile, these Peruvians prices were a good new for my finances 🙂

BUDGET for GROCERY SHOPPING

$136 CAD per pers. (90€)

$5 CAD per day (3,2€/ $2 500 CLP)

 

In Chile, most of the time we went shopping and cook at the hostel to save a bit of money. Eating at restaurants can become fast expensive in Chile, especially in tourist places such as San Pedro de Atacama. The grocery Budget also includes all mineral waters and snacks purchased daily for our nature or city breaks!

BUDGET for DRINKS AND PARTY

$73 CAD per pers. (48€)

$2,5 CAD per day (1,7€ / $1 300 CLP)

 

Well, at $2,5 CAD a day, we can say that we did not go to South America to party! lol It’s true that for our first trip to South America we were cautious and avoided going out too late. But we enjoyed our daily cocktail or beer after long hours visiting.🙂

BUDGET for OTHER PURCHASE

$68 CAD per pers. (45,5 CAD)

$2,4 CAD per day (1,6€ / $1 220 CLP)

 

Once arrived at the desert of Atacama we had to equip ourselves correctly! My fancy glasses were not going to be enough, so I bought polaroid sunglasses and we bought caps, sunscreen, selfie stick + multiple purchases all along our road trip!

BUDGET for SOUVENIRS

$30 CAD per pers. ($19,6€)

 

We strategically waited for Peru to make our shopping souvenirs. One, to avoid carrying them during the whole trip and second, for the attractive prices! To give you an idea, with this budget I got gloves, socks, sweater and small memories.

South America Budget legend: Here is a short legend for the expenses that include various elements.

Restaurants/Snacks Budget : 

Includes restaurants and also sandwiches, snacks or local drinks bought on the go.

Grocery shopping Budget:

Includes the food but also the daily mineral water purchased at supermarket – convenience store.

Drinks and party Budget:

Includes any alcoholic beverages or aperitif.

Other Purchase Budget

Includes small purchases such as Deo – tissues – sunscreen – glue …

Map of my 1-month road trip in South America

Jours 1, 2 et 3 : Santiago

Visite de la ville de Santiago du Chili. Départ sur le 3ème jour direction Valparaíso.

Jours 4, 5 et 6 : Valparaíso

Découverte de la magnifique ville colorée de Valparaíso. Départ en bus de nuit pour Caldera.

Jours 7, 8 et 9 : Caldera

Découverte du desert, des pêcheurs et de Bahia Iglesia

Jours 10, 11, 12, 13, et 14 : San Pedro de Atacama

Découverte du Nord et du désert de San Pedro de Atacama et ses très nombreuses excursions

Jours 15, 16, 17 et 18 : Bolivie et la région Sud Lipez

À la découverte de la région du Sud Lipez, du Salar d’Uyuni, des montagnes et plaines Boliviennes. Départ le 18 pour Bus de nuit pour le Pérou.

Jours 19, 20, 21, et 22 : Puno et nuit sur le lac Titicaca

Découverte de Puno et du Lac Titicaca

Jours 23, 24 et 25 : Trek Canyon del Colca

2 jours de Trek dans le Canyon del Colca et arrivée sur Arequipa.

Jours 26 et 27 : Arequipa

Visite de la belle ville d’Arequipa

Jour 28 : Lima

Visite de la capitale Péruvienne.

Articles about South America

That’s it, you better know my South America Budget!

If you wish to discover more about each visited country, or about their detailed budgets, it is here! (coming soon)

In the meantime, you can also discover the details of itinerary in South America via Chile, Bolivia, Peru!

Hasta Luego

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Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

Never without my SLR Pentax K-50, I share on social networks my photos of trips, come and don’t be shy to follow!

The most beautiful trip is the one we have not done yet. Loick Peyron

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Road Trip in South America: 1-month Itinerary

Road Trip in South America: 1-month Itinerary

Road Trip in South America: My One-Month Itinerary

This beautiful Road Trip in South America has been planned only 6 days before departure, so my organization was minimal 🙂

Therefore, we arrived without having a clear itinerary in mind. The only thing we knew was that we will arrived in Chile and will leaved 1 month later from Peru, and in between we wanted to go to the Salar D’Uyuni in Bolivia!

Now that I’m back from my Road Trip I can tell you that I love the freedom of not having a real itinerary! It allowed me to be flexible and to switch my plans based on travellers’ feedbacks!
Let’s go, I’ll make you travel with me through 3 beautiful countries for 1-month Road Trip in South America!

 Road trip in South America: The context

Budget? *

$2 900 CAD/pers (1 900€)

When?

February 2018

Who?

Best friends

Duration Chili?

14 days

Duration Bolivia?

4 days

Duration Peru?

9 days

* To discover the detailed budget of my one-month road trip through Chile, Bolivia, and Peru, here it is > Budget South America: Road Trip 1 month in Chile, Bolivia and Peru

Map of my one-month itinerary in South America

Days 1 et 2 : Santiago

Visit of the city of Santiago de Chile. Departure the morning of the 3rd day to go to Valparaíso.

Days 3, 4, 5 and 6 : Valparaíso

Arrival on the 3rd day. Discover the beautiful colorful city of Valparaíso. Departure by night bus to Caldera the night of the 6th day.

Days 7, 8 et 9 : Caldera

Arrival in the morning of the 7th day. Discovery of the desert, of the fishermen and Bahia Iglesia. Departure the night of the 9th day.

Days 10, 12, 13, and 14 : San Pedro de Atacama

Arrival on the morning of the 10th day. Discovery of the North and the desert of San Pedro de Atacama and its many excursions. Departure the night of the 14th day.

Days 15, 16, 17, and 18 : Bolivia and Sud Lipez region

Arrival on the 15th day. Discovery of the South Lipez region, Salar of Uyuni, Bolivia mountains and plains. Departure the night of the 18th day by night bus to reach Peru

Days 19, 20, 21, and 22 : Puno and night on the Titicaca Lake

Arrival on the 19th day. Discovery of Puno and night on Lake Titicaca. Departure on the morning of the 23rd day

Days 23, 24 and 25 : Trek Canyon del Colca

Arrival on the 23rd day on Chivay and departure of the trek on the 24th day. 2 days of Trek in the Canyon of Colca and arrival on Arequipa at the end of the day of the 25th day.

Days 26 and 27 : Arequipa

Arrival on the 25th day in the evening. Visit of the beautiful city of Arequipa and departure at the end of the day of the 17th day

Day 28 : Lima

Arrival in Lima at the end of the day of the 27th day, visit of the Peruvian capital and departure the night of the 28th day.

 Road trip in South America: Detail of the itinerary

Days 1 and 2 : Santiago

$220 CAD/pers (146€)

We started our Road Trip in South America by the Chilean Capital and the least we can say is that this big city has many different atmospheres according to the neighborhoods you’d visit. That can leave you with a mixed opinion, or totally enchanted!
To optimize our visit and discover the city in a minimum of time, we chose to visit the city with Tour4Tips, which are tours done by locals who share all their little secrets! 

 

Funicular of Santiago, Chile

Wine tasting at Bocánariz, Santiago, Chili.

Days 3, 4, 5 and 6 : Valparaíso

$189 CAD/pers (126€)

Here is a beautiful example of improvisation and itinerary adaptation! Initially we thought we would spend a day or two in Valparaiso and we ended up staying there 4 days! We immediately fell in love with our hostel and with this colorful city.

Valparaiso is located 96 miles north-west from Santiago and is easily accessible by bus from Santiago (about $10,5 CAD (7 €) for the one-way ticket). If I had to describe the city in two words, it would be: Hills and Streets Art.

If you only have to visit one neighborhood, go to Cerro Alegre! It’s pretty! Between its sloping stairs and its thousands of graffiti, you will have a nice artistic walk that you can end with a Piso Sour cocktail at Taulat and enjoy the view of the city from their rooftop.

Streets of Valparaíso, Chile

View from the rooftops of Valparaíso, Chile

Days 7, 8, and 9 : Caldera

$239 CAD/pers (160€)

We left Valparaiso the night before and took the night bus to reach Caldera located more than 13,5 hours away. We paid $48,5 CAD/ pers (32 €) with the company Pullman Bus.

Concerning the transportation, throughout our Road Trip in South America, we traveled as much as possible by night bus. That allowed us to save money by saving one night at the hostel and to enjoy the days to visit instead of travelling.

We chose to stop at Caldera to cut the road for San Pedro de Atacama located to the north. Caldera was also our little “beach break” with Bahia Inglesia.

Caldera is located in the desert of Atacama. The high temperatures make the city calm with its fishing port (and their sea lions) and its artisan market. That was the perfect atmosphere we were looking for after having visited 2 busy cities! The next day we rented bikes and went 3,5 miles away for a beach day at Bahia Inglesia.

Harbor of Caldera, Chile

Bahia Iglesia, Chile.

Days 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14: San Pedro de Atacama

$510 CAD/pers (340€)

We took a night bus to San Pedro de Atacama located more than 10 hour’s drive from Caldera. (Budget of $42 CAD/pers (28 €) with the company TurBus)

We were looking forward to this stage of our journey! Indeed, San Pedro de Atacama was THE spot where we will discover the natural beauty of the Pacha Mama (aka the mother earth)! We spent there 5 busy days, hiking in the mountains, visiting the Geysers at 4am, admiring the sunsets in the desert, the flamingos and so on! San Pedro de Atacama is full of activities and excursions to do which worth to stay there minimum 4-5 days to get enough time!

However, be careful with your budget because San Pedro de Atacama is expensive! Indeed, SPA is a very small village in the desert with one or two mini-markets at exorbitant prices. The restaurants are also a little bit pricier that somewhere else in Chile. Finally, the excursions’ budget represents an important part of the total budget: $237 CAD/ pers (160€) over 4 days.

Chili.Geysers del Tatio, Chile

Valle de la Muerte, Chile

Lagunas Miscanti and Miniques, Chile

Days 15, 16, 17 and 18: Bolivia and the Sud Lipez region

$287 CAD/pers (178€)

Our Road Trip in South America continues with a new country! After about 12 hours of night bus and a crossing of the border in the middle of nowhere, here we are in Bolivia! (Budget $46 CAD/pers (30€) with the Bus company Frontera del Norte)

We first went to Uyuni, an uninteresting city except for being the starting point of all the excursions tours in the South Lipez region!

And we could hardly go there! Indeed, due to the bad weather of the previous days, most agencies refused to go on excursions!! 

Fortunately for us, we were able to find an agency, and we spent 3 fantastic days in the middle of an unbelievable nature 🙂

Salar d’Uyuni, Bolivia.

The calm before the storm, Bolivia

The Bolivian lagoons, Sud Lipez region

Sud Lipez region, Bolivia. Photo credit Laura

Days 19, 20, 21 and 22: Peru, Puno and the Titicaca lake

$169 CAD/pers (108€)

Once again, we left Bolivia with a night bus and after a short stop at the La Paz train station, we continued the road toward our 3rd and last country of our Road Trip in South America: Peru!

We took the Cruz del Sur Bus company from Uyuni to La Paz, then the Panasur company from la Paz to Puno, with a total price of $40 CAD/ pers (24€)

Delighted with the attractive Peruvian prices, and quite dirty after 3 days in the middle of the Bolivian nature, we took the « luxury » of a room with a private bathroom and a laundry… The happiness! 🙂

After 3 days constantly on the road + 17 hours to reach Peru, we were happy to rest a bit and to slow down the pace.

Therefore, we rested a bit in Puno with a lighter program for 2 days and then we spent 2 days and 1 night on the Titicaca lake. 

The Uros island, the Titticaca lake, Peru

Prayers on the Titicaca Lake, Peru

Days 23, 24 and 25: Trek in the Canyon del Colca 

$151 CAD/pers ($97)

A trek in the Colca Canyon is a classic of the region of Arequipa. The Canyon being located between Puno and Arequipa, we decided to take an agency directly at Puno and to sleep one night in the village of Chivay before doing our 2 days of Trek in the Canyon of Colca. We paid more than if we booked our trip from Arequipa, but we saved time, which was becoming more and more valuable at the end of our trip! (Price of the 2 days / 2 nights excursion + transfers: $90 CAD/ pers (57,5 €)

If you have time and want a small sporting challenge and especially if you want to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, then I urge you to go trekking in the Colca Canyon. On a two-days trek you will go start early on the Day 1, walk +/- 4 hours, and then you will walk down into the Canyon and spend the night in a small and charming wooden bungalow. Early on the next day, at about 4am you will start walking up the mountain for about 3 hours! Frankly that was hard, but I loved it! 🙂

Being alone (the people of the group walked each at their own pace) at dawn and in the Peruvian mountains was fantastic. On top of that I love personal challenges! The only thing I hated was my bag! Well too heavy lol!

Trek in the Colca Canyon, Peru.

Trek in the Colca Canyon, Peru.

Days 26 and 27: Arequipa

$100 CAD/pers (64€)

Arequipa my love …. I immediately fell in love with this city! This is the 2nd largest city in Peru and despite the crazy traffic and the clouds when we were there those days, the crush was immediate!

I do not know if it was because I was missing Europe, but I fell in love with its little alleys and pedestrian streets, its squares, its cathedrals, and its cafes and restaurants! I felt so good in this city that I decided to come back alone 1 month later to take Spanish lessons, and to discover deeper this beautiful city… but I will talk you about this second trip in Peru later soon!

In the meantime, I recommend you to start at Arequipa 2 to 3 days according to your timing and then to continue with a trek in the Canyon del Colca.

Arequipa, Peru

Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru.

Day 28: Lima

$136 CAD/pers (89€)

Unfortunately, the month of February is a little bit shorter than the other months, and the 29th was the last day of our 1-month Road Trip in South America! We spent this last day in the Peruvian capital: Lima!

The city is huge and neighborhoods can be separated by almost 10 miles! So, we decided to only visit the neighborhood of Barranco. Its street art made us think of Valparaiso in Chile!

And we ended our Road Trip in South America as we started it: by a Free Walking Tour! We had the privilege of doing a private tour with a globetrotter on the roads for the past 15 years and who fell in love with Peru! We spent a beautiful moment!

Lima, Barranco, Peru

Lima, Barranco, Peru

Here we go! Now you know all the details of our Road Trip in South America! You can find out more about this beautiful continent with my articles on the budget by countries or cities, as well as other travel stories!

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Discover my detailed budget and itinerary through Chile, Bolivia and Peru …

Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

Never without my SLR Pentax K-50, I share on social networks my photos of trips, come and don’t be shy to follow!

The most beautiful trip is the one we have not done yet. Loick Peyron

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Budget Mexico: 6-day of road trip in the Yucatán region

Budget Mexico: 6-day of road trip in the Yucatán region

Budget Mexico: 6-day of road trip in the Yucatán region

Overall, Mexico remains a cheap travel destination as long as you travel outside of the tourist areas such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. For example, a restaurant meal will cost on average 65% less than in France and 55% cheaper than in Canada.

Budget Mexico: The context

When?

December 2016

How long?

6-day

Who?

Couple

Accommodation?

B&B Private Room

Transportation?

Rental car

Food?

Restaurants recommended by Tripadvisor

Budget Mexico: Details

$1060 CAD per pers. (700€)

BUDGET for Toronto-Cancun FLIGHT

$420 CAD per person (280 €)

The price of our flight is in the average for a Toronto-Cancun flight. As of the date of the publication of this article, the prices over the year for a Toronto-Cancun flight range between $ 385 CAN and $ 600 CAN (between 250 € and 400 €). For a Paris-Cancun flight, the average price over the year range between $850 CAD and $1300 CAD (between 550 € and 850 €) In both cases the prices almost double! A word of advice, buy your flight in advance🙂

BUDGET for CAR RENTAL 

$212 CAD per person (135 €)

The car rental budget includes rental fees, gas costs and toll charges. To rent our car we went through Enterprise directly to the Cancun airport. We are used to go through this car rental company in Canada and we were satisfied with our experience in Mexico too!

BUDGET for ACCOMMODATION

$180 CAD per pers. (120 €)

The accommodations are really cheap in Mexico! For this trip we were on our usual standard, which is the comfort at a lowest cost. However, traveling at Christmas time can drive up prices and make good deals disappear quickly. Better to book in advance for highly touristic periods. I booked all the accommodations via Booking.com for an average price per night of $60 CAD (40 €) for a double room. Since I booked at the last moment, I might have lost some good deals, because you can find great accommodations at less than $15 CAD (10 €) per night!

BUDGET for CULTURAL VISITS

$85 CAD per pers. (56€)

Overall, this represents the entries to the different cenotes as well as the entries on the archaeological sites such as Ek Balam or Chichén Itzá.

BUDGET for RESTAURANTS

$80 CAD per pers. (53 €)

Eating in Mexico is generally cheap, especially if you eat in small local restaurants or in the street. For a real meal in a mid-range restaurant, the budget is around $10 to $13 CAD per person. Prices will be almost double at Tulum Beach or Playa del Carmen

BUDGET for DRINKS AND PARTY

$40 CAD per pers. (26€)

We discover a country by the testing its alcohol, right? By the way I recommend you a great bar in Valladolid! Let’s have a look at my article: My 6-day road trip in the Yucatán.

BUDGET for GROCERY SHOPPING

$30 CAD per pers. (20€)

During our road trip we ate mostly outside because we did not have access to kitchens in our homes. However, I still like to go to the supermarkets to buy like the locals. Moreover, it is often cheaper to buy the culinary souvenirs and liquors at the supermarket rather than at the airport!

BUDGET for OTHER PURCHASE

$14 CAD per pers. (9€)

Like in every trip, we always have small purchases to make like sunscreen, glasses etc. But I have to admit that this time we kept the budget small.

Budget legend: Here is a short legend for the expenses that include various elements.
Restaurants/Snacks Budget : 
Includes restaurants and also sandwiches, snacks or local drinks bought on the go.
Grocery shopping Budget:
Includes the food but also the daily mineral water purchased at supermarket – convenience store.
Drinks and party Budget:

Includes any alcoholic beverages or aperitif.

Other Purchase Budget

Includes small purchases such as Deo – tissues – sunscreen – glue …

Map of my 6-day road trip in the Yucatán Region

Departure - Cancun

Departure – Cancun

Day 2 : Valladolid

Day 2 : Valladolid

Day 3 : Chichén Itzá

Day 3 : Chichén Itzá

Day 3: Izamal

Day 3: Izamal

Day 4 : Mérida

Day 4 : Mérida

Days 5 et 6 : Tulum

Days 5 et 6 : Tulum

Day 6 : Playa del Carmen

Day 6 : Playa del Carmen

Articles on Mexico

Now that you have your budget in mind, you may want to plan your itinerary and know the Cenotes you MUST visit? I got you covered! I have an article for every need 🙂

Enjoy your visit to Mexico!

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Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

Never without my SLR Pentax K-50, I share on social networks my photos of trips, come and don’t be shy to follow!

The most beautiful trip is the one we have not done yet. Loick Peyron

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The Best Cenotes in the Yucatán

The Best Cenotes in the Yucatán

The Best Cenotes in the Yucatán

Impossible to travel in the Yucatán without discovering this natural phenomenon! The Yucatán region has numerous underground cavities which under the effect of corrosion, have formed natural wells called Cenote (pronounced Cé-no-té). The Mayan people considered Cenotes as sacred places that allowed them to communicate with their gods’ world.

The region has about 10,000 cenotes, the majority of which are not exploited. Some, on the other hand, have developed a real notoriety

During my 6-day road trip in Yucatán, I had the chance to discover some of the best Cenotes of the region, here is my ranking!

The Best Cenotes in the Yucatán

#1 Cenote Ik Kil

This is the Cenote located on the Chichen Itza archeological site. Even if this Cenote is a victim of its own success and can be crowded, I found a real charm there! Simply to arrive way before the crowd. For our part, we first visited Chichén Itzá, but when we arrived at the Cenote Ik Kil it was already too late!  However, I loved its depth and its overflowing vegetation.

The entrance cost us $5 CAD per person (70 pesos / 3€)

Cenote Ik Kil, Chichén Itzá, Mexico

#2 Cenotes Dos Ojos 

At the Tulum area, there are the Dos Ojos cenotes well-known for their crystal-clear waters. Over there you have the choice of diving under the cave with oxygen bottles, or simply with masks and snorkel

The entrance costs  $12 CAD (200 pesos / 8 €)

Cenotes Dos Ojos, Tulum, Mexico

#3 Cenote Azul

The Cenote Azul is located half an hour from Tulum and is on the way to Playa del Carmen. This Cenote’s style is very different from the other ones; instead of being a large well, it rather looks like a water body. Its colors and its vegetatation make it a peaceful place to chill.

The entrance cost us $7 CAD per person (100 pesos / 5€)

Cenote Azul, Mexico

#4 Cenote Samula

You have to put on your bucket-list to visit a Cenote-cave. I like to call this Cenote « a Cenote-cave » because it was really the feeling I got when I visited the Cenote Samula! We enter via stone stairs and we immediately feel this humid and obscure universe. This Cenote is located 3 miles from Valladolid. The site actually gives access to two Cenotes: X Keken and Samula. Unfortunately, we only had time for one Cenote ad only did the Cenote Samula.

The entrance cost us $5,5 CAD entry per person (80 pesos / 3.5 €)

Tulum Plage, Mexico

#5 Cenote Zaci

It seems there are divided opinions about the Cenote Zaci. To me, I do not know if it was because it was the first Cenote I have ever visited in my life, but I found it beautiful. Also, the Cenote is perfectly located in the city (10 minutes walk from the city center of Valladolid) That makes it almost unmissable!

The entrance cost $2 CAD entry per person (30 pesos / 1 €)

Tulum Plage, Mexico

WISH-LIST

Because it is not enough, and I hope you will see more Cenotes than me, I also share my wish list of Cenotes to visit!🙂

Cenote de Cuzamà

Located at about 1-hour from Merida, I would have love to visit this cenote. Indeed, the way to get there is quite original: Once in Cuzama, a local guide leads you to the Cenotes in a cart pulled on rails by a horse. Pretty original, right? For only $23,5 CAD (350 pesos /14,5 €), you can visit all the Cenotes. It takes about 3-hours to enjoy the whole visit!

Cenotes de Cuzamà , Mexico – Credit Photo Best Jobers

Cenote Gran Cenote

Located near to Tulum, the cenote Gran Cenote is often mention on the travel guides as the must-to-visit! Unfortunately, we couldn’t do it due to a lack of time and because of its over-crowded… But if you are around of Tulum and you have time to do it, please go for it! It also possible to scuba dive to discover its depths.

The price of the entrance is around $10 CAD (150 pesos / 6,5 €)

Cenote Gran cenote, Mexico – Credit Photo Tours Riviera Maya

Cenote Rio Secreto

For the « caving » experience I would have loved to try the Cenote Rio Secreto! We can tell with the prices that it seems to be a real-business… but we must admit that it changes from the other Cenotes. In this one you can explore the cave half on foot – half by swimming with your helmet and headlamp!

The price is quite expensive compare to the other Cenotes; about $115 CAN per person (1,700 pesos / 75 €)

To find out more and book your visit, go on their website: http://www.riosecreto.com/

Cenote Rio Secreto, Mexico- Credit Photo Transat

Cenotes X-Batùn et Dzombakal

Near of the municipality of San Antonio de Mulix, the Cenotes X-Batun and Dzombakal had caught my attention for their vegetation. There, the creepers and trees dive in all directions in the heart of the Cenotes. It looks so awesome! Icing on the cake? You can rent bicycles to get to the two Cenotes!

The price of the entrance is about $6,5 CAD (100 pesos / 4,5€)

Cenotes X-Batun et Dzombakal, Mexico – Credit Photo Best Jobers

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman

Still me and my love story with nature… I would have loved to visit this Cenote specially to hang the creepers and to jump into the water! Also, this Cenote does not seem too popular (yet) with tourists…. so, go for it if you can!

The price of the entrance is about $3,5 CAD (50 pesos / 2,2 €)

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman, Mexico – Credit Photo Yucatantastic

And you, what are the Cenotes that you liked, or would like to visit? 🙂

If you are now convinced to go to visit Mexico and wish now to know what budget to have, take a look at my article Budget Mexico: 6-day in Yucatán

Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

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Mexico, our 6-days road trip in the Yucatán region

Mexico, our 6-days road trip in the Yucatán region

Mexico, our 6-day road trip in the Yucatán region

Having two statutory holidays for Christmas, we decided to escape from the Toronto’s winter and to go on a 6-day road trip in the Yucatán!

I really fell in love with Mexico and was delighted by the kindness of the Mexicans. Obviously, 6 days was too short to see everything, but it was enough to discover the Mexican culture, to live the experience of Christmas in Mexico and to discover the major points of interest of Yucatán.

Let’s discovering Mexico together !

The map of our 6-day road trip in the Yucatán:

Departure - Cancun

Departure- Cancun

Day 2 : Valladolid

Day 2 : Valladolid

Day 3 : Chichén Itzá

Day 3 : Chichén Itzá

Day 3: Izamal

Day 3: Izamal

Day 4 : Mérida

Day 4 : Mérida

Days 5 et 6 : Tulum

Jour 5 et 6 : Tulum

Day 6 : Playa del Carmen

Day 6 : Playa del Carmen

Our detailed 6-days road trip in the Yucatán

DAYS 1 and 2 : Valladolid et Ek’Balam 

CANCUN

Prior to our trip, Cancun had been described to us as a « Little America in Mexico » with resorts and American Dollars. Even though it sounds like the perfect spot for relaxing vacation, it’s not really our type of travel.
Therefore, we decided not to pass by Cancun. We rent our car directly from the airport and hit the road toward Valladolid.

After about 150 km, we arrived in Valladolid for 1-night and 1-day. We took the highway 180-D that cost us 18,5 CAN $ (276 Pesos /13,2 €). The driving and the landscape are monotonous and don’t make you saving a lot of time. Therefore, we decided use the secondary roads for the rest of our trip and that allowed us to discover small villages.

Valladolid, Mexico

Our accommodation at Valladolid was a big crush! We were greeted by Noël and its extraordinary kindness. He gave us really good advices to discover the city.

My advice: At Valladolid leave the car at the parking and go discover the city on foot! In about ten minutes from our hotel we reached the Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton which is the central square of the city. Around it can be found the Cathedral of San Servasio, other churches, and cafes and shops.

The next morning, we visited the Casa de los Venados, a house owned by an American couple passionate about art. I recommend you do it. It will give you a first taste of the Mexican Gothic art.  In 2000 they bought a ruined colonial house and made it now as a real place of exhibition. Every day at 10:00 am it’s possible to visit their home for only a few hours (there is only one visit per day). John, the owner came to greet us at the entrance and explained his project and his community engagement. Indeed, all the profits from the entrance fee and the donations are for to local charities.

Casa de los venados, Valladolid.

Casa de los venados, Valladolid.

WHERE TO SLEEP AT VALLADOLID?

Our best accommodation of the trip: B&B Valladolid Hotel Quinta Marciala at 41$ CAD by night/ 30€

Les + : The extreme kindness of the hosts. The colonial decoration and the patio with its swimming pool. The breakfast is included and shared with other travelers.

WHERE TO EAT AT VALLADOLID?

Our best restaurant of Valladolid: Restaurant Conato Calle 40 226, San Juan

Les + : The incredible decoration (even more magical by night), the atmosphere, and the fact that they have live music.

CENOTE ZACI

After the visit of the Casa de los venado, we went to refresh in the Cenote Zaci which is located at less than 10 minutes walking from the city center. This Cenote near to Valladolid is the perfect place for escaping from the heat! I had read that it could be crowded by tourists, but that wasn’t the case when we went. We spent some time there only enjoying its unique decor and atmosphere.

The entrance price is about 2 CAN $ per person (30 pesos / 1€).

Cenote Zaci, Valladolid.

Cenote Zaci, Valladolid.

CENOTE SAMULA

We made a stop at the Cenote Samula located 3 miles away from Valladolid.

The site gives you access actually to two Cenotes: X Keken and Samula. Since we didn’t have enough time, we only did the cenote Samula. The atmosphere was def different from the other Cenotes we did in Mexico. The experience was like entering in a wet and dark cave with stalactites. I personally prefer opened or semi-opened cenotes than the closed cenotes, but the cenote Samula has its own character that worth the visit!

The entrance fee cost us $5,5 CAD per person (80 pesos / 3.5 €)

Cenote Samula Valladolid.

EK’BALAM

Ek ‘Balam is a Mayan archaeological site located 18 miles up to the north of Valladolid. The site is less famous than the Chichén Itzá, so you won’t see as much tourists. The pyramids are in the middle of the jungle and you can even climb the steps of the Acropolis (the highest pyramid of the site of about 101 feet) while it’s forbidden at Chichén Itzá.

With a little bit of effort, you will then get rewarded by the wonderful views on jungle and on the other ruins.

My biggest regret though, was not having taken a guide. There are just a few explanations on the site and I am sure I missed a lot of interesting stories.

The entrance fee of Ek’Balam is  cost us $11,5 CAD per person (170 pesos / 7,5€)

Ek’ Balam, Mexico

DAY 4 : Mérida 

Mérida is the capital of the Yucatán. We went there for Christmas and it greatly influenced our opinion of the city. Indeed, the Mexicans being very religious, the Christmas eve was very calm in the city. The next day, December 25, time had stopped in the city. Almost all stores were closed, so we decided to quickly hit the road for a Cenote but we would love to come back one day to discover the normal life of the city!

DAY 3 : Chichén Itzá and Izamal 

If you’re preparing your next trip to Yucatán, then I don’t need to introduce you Chichén Itzá, right? Classified as a UNESCO heritage since 1988, this archaeological site is in an ancient Mayan city. Chichen Itza has since been elected as one of the seven new wonders of the world. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the most visited historical sites in the Yucatán region. If you want to visit it, let me give you an advice: wake up early! Many tourists’ buses come every day filled with tourists from Cancun. The trick is to arrive before them! The site opens at 8am and I advise you to arrive at least at 7:30 am, but don’t be surprised to see already a line.

About us, even if Chichén Itzá was located only at 40 minutes from Valladolid, we saved ourselves a little of stress (and a little bit of sleep) by sleeping immediately next to the archaeological site.

Take a guide to visit Chichén Itzá?

I usually prefer visiting independently, but for once, we decided to take a guide to visit Chichén Itzá, and we don’t regret!  To visit an archaeological site without explanations is the risk of missing out on many stories! We learned it the hard way the day before at Ek’ Balam where we decided to visit without a guide and ended up understanding only half of it.

So directly at the entrance, we decided to join a group for a semi-private guided tour at about $33 CAD (22 €) for 2 hours of visit.

Our guide, a Maya descendant, was able to explain the mysteries of this place in a playful and captivating way. Of course, the visit of Chichén Itzá without a guide remains interesting, but if you have the budget, don’t hesitate to pay for additional explanations!

The entrance to Chichen Itza cost us $11 CAD per person (167 pesos / 7,5 €)

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

CENOTE IK KIL

This Cenote is located not far from Chichén Itzá. Frankly a treasure!  It’s a very pretty open sky cenote with large lianas. But the cons …… crowded! Since we were only one day at Chichén Itzá, our first choice was to go early on the archeological site. So, when we went to the Cenote later in the morning, it was already too late. Which cruelly ruins the experience. If you spend 2 days there, then I recommend you visit the Cenote the next day and to come early. Trust me, your experience will be much better! 🙂

The entrance cost us $5 CAD per person (70 pesos / 3 €)

Cenote Ik Kil, Chichén Itzá, Mexico

IZAMAL, THE YELLOW COUP DE COEUR
Located on the secondary road of Chichén Itzà, this pretty little colonial town is at 56 miles from Valladolid and at 43 miles from Merida. Its beauty comes from all these houses which are painted in yellow-ocher. That what gave Izamal the nickname of « ciudad amarilla » – « Yellow City ». It was impossible for me not to stop there, and I don’t regret it. After driving a good hour from Chichén Itzà, we arrived in this yellow world where the time seems to have stopped. The stifling heat gave a special atmosphere to the city: only few people in the streets, and almost no tourists. One of Izamal’s main attractions is the San Antonio de Padua Convent, which is well worth a visit.

For me, we come to Izamal for the pleasure of « a colorful break ». It’s a perfect location for a few hours break. Slow down the race, settle down to have a coffee on the Itzamna square, watch the carriages pass, walk in the colorful alleys and go have a lunch at the beautiful Kinich El Sabor!

Izamal, Mexico

WHERE TO SLEEP AT CHICHÉN ITZÁ ?

If, like us, you are looking for the convenience of being close to the temple, then you can sleep for about $56 CAD (37 €) at the hotel Dolores Alba Chichen at Km 122 Carretera.

Les pros:  The immediate proximity to the Cenote Ik Kil and to Chichén Itzà, and the swimming pool.

Les cons: A lack of charm and the immediate proximity to the road

WHERE TO EAT AT IZAMAL ?

Favorite restaurant: Kinich El Sabor Calle 27 No.A large renovated house that can accommodate up to 150 people and which showcases Yucatec cuisine

Les pros: The lovely setting, its interior garden, incredible decoration, the cooks that prepare the Tortilla cakes on site.

DAYS 5 and 6  : Tulum and Akumal

TULUM – BEACH

We wanted to finish our trip with nice beaches. In Tulum there are 3 places: the archaeological site, the city and the beach. Tulum beach is amazing with its turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The decor is certainly idyllic, but there are more tourists than locals and the American dollar is accepted almost everywhere, so we felt a little lack of authenticity.

However, it’s true that Tulum Beach has its own bohemian style than Playa del Carmen doesn’t have. So, for a beach and relaxation destination, I would better recommend Tulum than Playa del Carmen or Cancun.

Tulum Beach, Mexico

TULUM – LES RUINES MAYA

The ruins are located at the top of the cliffs, and the archaeological site overlooks the turquoise sea. It is a large park with temples, altars, and tombs. Knowing that Tulum is very touristy, it’s not surprising that the ruins can become fast crowded, even very early in the morning. A tip that repeats itself but come early to enjoy the beauty of this place. There is even a guided tour to see the sunrise at 6am.

L’entrée coûte 3,5€ (70 pesos / 4,7 CAN$)

TULUM – CITY

Tulum City doesn’t have a real charm, but you can go out in several bars and restaurants.

CENOTE AZUL

The Cenote Azul is located half an hour from Tulum and is on the way to Playa del Carmen, so there is no excuse for not stopping there! This cenote is totally open. We were almost the only ones when we went there. Its crystal-clear water and its vegetation made us feel as we were in haven! Unfortunately, it wasn’t a sunny day for us, but if you’re luckier than us, I’m sure the colors will be even more beautiful!

The entrance cost us $7 CAD per person (100 pesos / 5€ ).

Cenote Azul, Mexique

CENOTES DOS OJOS

Not far from the Cenote Azul, I recommend you go to the Cenotes Dos Ojos. As its name suggests, there are two cenotes on the site for about $12 CAD (200 pesos / 8€) entry. It is even possible to dive under the cave with oxygen bottles and guide. I only did snorkeling, but I def recommend you check out this Cenote!

Cenote Dos Ojos, Mexique

AKUMAL AND THE TURTLES

Still in the direction of Playa Del Carmen there is the bay of Akumal, a place well-known for their turtles. From the parking (which costs about $3 CAD (50 pesos / 2 €) we will offer you excursions, but don’t rush and go directly to the beaches. There you can rent a mask / snorkel and a vest for $20 CAD (300 pesos / 13 €) The vests are mandatory if you want to go outside of the swimming area.

The night before our visit was rainy, so the water was a bit cloudier than usual, but I still succeed to see 3 turtles 🙂!

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Playa del Carmen, Mexique

Our 6-day road-trip in Yucatán ends with a visit to Playa Del Carmen in order to eat our last lunch before taking our flight. The little we have seen of the city has confirmed the spirit of a « seaside resort » with a lot of tourists. Indeed, Playa del Carmen is the perfect spot for those who want to party, go shopping and sunbathe on the beach. For us, we were happy to make only a short stop there.

WHERE TO SLEEP AT TULUM ?

Hotel Tulum City : Mango Tulum Hôtel Calle 61 No. 578, for about $49 CAD/night for 2 people (32 € / night)

Les pros: A very nice and chatty Italian host, the indoor garden with pool, the cleanliness of the rooms and the ratio price/quality.

Les cons: Far from the beaches, so need to have a vehicle.

This nice little road trip was full of discoveries! I hope it will have made you want to go to Mexico to visit the Yucatan region!  You will meet an adorable and welcoming Mexican people, and a region rich in history.

If you are convinced by this destination and wish now to have an idea of which budget is needed, have a look at my article Budget Mexique : 6 jours dans le Yucatán

Have a nice trip !

Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

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Nyonié and the Pongara park: my favorite place in Gabon

Nyonié and the Pongara park: my favorite place in Gabon

Nyonié and the Pongara park: my favorite place in Gabon

If you had to only do one trip from Libreville, Nyonié is my recommendation number one! It was by far one of my favorite experience in Gabon!

Although we can now find a bit more information on it on internet than when I travelled there in 2014, I still find difficult to learn more about this beautiful place. That’s why I share here my feedback to make you want to visit this beautiful corner of Gabon 🙂

Where is located Nyonié?

Nyonié and the Pongara national park

Discovery of the rainforest of Nyonié and the camps of Béti.

The Pongara park

In the Libreville region, the Pongara park is well-known for its mangroves area which is the largest of the country. The park also has varied landscapes with at the same time savannas and tropical forest. Lastly, the area is known for being a place where we can observe every year the sea turtles coming to breed.

As for me, I immediately fell in love with the place! First of all, I loved the fact that the Pongara Park is not easily accessible and that we had to mix different type of transportation in order to get there. It made me feel that we were reaching the end of the world and made the final destination even more precious!

How to get to Pongara National Park:

The departure is from the port of Michel Marine. Then, it’s about 1 hour crossing the Komo arm with the pirogue in order to reach the small village called Matec Mavie. The trip is a great opportunity to observe the mangroves and its atypical landscapes.

Once arrived at Matec Mavie, we switch for a 4X4 and continue for 45 minutes through the rainforest.

Mangroves – Komo arm, Gabon

Who is Béti?

Beti is originally from France, and few years ago he decided to launch the crazy project of building a Bungalows camp in the village of Nyonié, in the heart of the Pongara National Park.

The bungalows

Give me a rustic bungalow facing the sea and what more can I ask for? 🙂

Today the Béti’s camp has around 20 bungalows of 2 to 4 people capacity. The comfort level is rustic but comfortable and all the bungalows are located close to the sea with shared washrooms.

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

A margouya met outside of our bungalow at Nyonié, Gabon

Family catering

At Beti place, the food is served without fuss and under a large tent facing the sea. Visitors share the same table with a familial atmosphere. We even had the pleasure of having Beti join our table and getting to know this passionate entrepreneur!

The safari in 4X4

Usually you will spend the rest of your afternoon to go on Safari. I spent about 3 hours with my eyes wide open to lookout for any wild animals! The landscapes over there is absolutely gorgeous with varied landscapes of prairies and rainforest. As any wild place, you can only rely on your luck to see the wild animals… we were lucky enough to see an elephants’ family and it was amazing! However, we will need to come back to observe the buffaloes, sitatungas, and many monkeys that can be seen in the forest 🙂

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

Parc Pongara, Gabon.

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

The amazing colors of the Pongara prairies, Gabon.

The early walk in the rainforest 

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

Pongara Park, Gabon.

The next morning, we had the opportunity to do an early walk in the rainforest. We woke up at 5am (the unique experiences deserved effort!) and walked with our guide and his machete to go to meet the rainforest who was waking up.

In the heart of this dense vegetation we were able to hear the animals such as birds, monkeys and other unidentifiable animals lol … it was definitively an unforgettable experience!

The beach and the fishermen

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

Beach of Nyonié , Gabon.

Campement de Nyonié Chez Béti

Fishermen on the beach at Nyonié, Gabon.

At the Pongara Park, you really feel like you’re going through an experience cut-off from the rest of the world. The beaches are large expanses of fine and white sand with only a few fishermen and their dogs.

The egg-laying of local turtles

It is also possible to join a night group in order to observe the egg-laying of turtles. Unfortunately for us, we were not at the right season to see them. Just as the safari, it remains a wild phenomenon and you can spend hours unsuccessfully waiting for them. However, admit that simply the fact of being on the beach under the moonlight surrounded by the rainforest, is enough for unforgettable memories!

USEFUL INFORMATION

When to go?

Here is an idea of the activities that you can do according to the seasons:

From November to March: Observation of the egg-laying of turtles (however make sure to ask before to go because it can also depend of the moon cycle)

From July to September: Whale watching

All year long: Hiking in the forest, boat and pirogue trip, safari in the forest and prairie etc …

What budget?

For the all weekend, including transportation, 1-night accommodation, meals and excursion, the price is about 120 000 FCFA, (290 $ CAN – 190 €). It’s a budget, but I can’t recommend you more to do it. It’s an unforgettable experience at less than 2-hours from Libreville.

How to book?

Directly with Beti at +241 07 05 00 28

Well, I hope I made you want to discover the Nyonié region! If you went there, do not hesitate to share your experience too! I’d love hearing from you! If you are looking for other excursions to do around Libreville, take a look at my article: Gabon: Top excursions from Libreville

Welcome to my travel and budgets blog 🙂

My name is Cyrielle, and I created 6sous-to-Travel to share with you my passion for travel, but also to help you prepare your next vacation by sharing my detailed budgets by destination.

Expatriate in Canada, in Toronto, since 2015, I will give you the budgets in three currencies: The local currency, the Canadian Dollar and the Euro … just that!

Never without my SLR Pentax K-50, I share on social networks my photos of trips, come and don’t be shy to follow!

 The most beautiful trip is the one we have not done yet. Loick Peyron

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