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Budget Holidays in South America

Peru's Maccu Picchu is spectacular, more so if you avoid the too-well-trodden Inca Trail.

The Backpacker

South America: a first timer's guide to the ultimate destination

The Backpacker This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.

World

Ahead of the pack

Sydney Harbour YHA

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.

Peru

High altitude, low prices

A street in San Blas.

Steve McKenna finds a budget-friendly place to enjoy grilled alpaca.

Uruguay

Lifestyles of the skint

Tourists enjoy the sun and water at a beach near downtown Punta del Este, Maldonado, 140 km east of Montevideo

Instead of spitting chips, Ben Stubbs accepts his fate and explores a ritzy playground on the cheap.

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Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Tips

Case study: top tips on packing your bags

Backpacker illustration

From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.

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Map of South America

Travel News

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

wheelchair

12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

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