The best way to see the ruins which surround Cusco is on a day-long hike. Visit Saqsayhuamán, Q’enqo, Puka pukara, Tambomachay whilst enjoying the beautiful Andean countryside - and without a tour!
We couldn't wait to arrive in Argentina but after only a few days, we couldn't wait to leave. Make sure you prepare yourself for the economic realities of budget backpacking there in 2015 and 2016.
If your budget means you're missing out on the Galapagos, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on some incredible experiences in Ecuador. Check out our top five every backpacker can afford.
Sometimes events conspire and make it extremely difficult for you to stick to your budget. In Peru, we found sticking to £30 a day much harder than expected.