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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

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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