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How to prepare a round the world trip

How to prepare a round the world trip

Round the World
Travel Guide

To travel Around the World is a dream come true.

For many people, traveling is an addiction.

This state of being addicted is only really satisfied by … more travel of course.

I was traveling around the world during 19 months without any programmed destinations.

I had no pre-arranged itinerary.

I went along, feeling the trip, visiting countries that were emerging in my mind and on my wish list.

I visited and stayed the time that I felt like to. If I liked a place I’d stay more time, if I didn’t like it so much, I’d move on.

On this page I’m not going to magically tell you how to travel around the world for free,

but,

I’m going to simplify and show you real data, detailed information with real facts, prices and travel ideas so that you can get inspired and motivated to start organizing your Travel Around the World.

I personally think that this type of page is very interesting and useful for independent travelers.

RTW Travel Around the World Map

Map Travel Around the World

Map of 17 months of trip around the world – under constant construction

Itinerary – on the road for 18 months: Morocco» Portugal» Italy» San Marino» Vatican» Ukraine» Poland» Trinidad and Tobago» Guyana» Suriname» French Guiana» Brazil» Venezuela» Brazil» Venezuela» Brazil» Venezuela» Brazil» Peru» Brazil» Colombia» Peru» Brazil» Colombia» Peru» Ecuador» Chile» Argentina» Chile» Argentina» Antarctic» Argentina» Chile» Argentina» Uruguay» Brazil» Colombia» Panama»» Costa Rica» Nicaragua» El Salvador» Guatemala» Honduras» Belize» Mexico» Brazil» Paraguay» Bolivia» Peru» Chile» New Zealand» Tonga» Fiji» Samoa» Australia» Singapore» Malaysia» China» North Korea» China» Vietnam.

If I like a place I stay more time, if I like it less or want to move on, I get less time. The main purpose of this trip is to visit all 7 continents: Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Asia and Pacific.

This is my trip around the world, and I hope I can give you ideas and show how you can create itineraries to travel several continents.

Tatuyo tribe of Rio Negro in Amazon, Brazil

Staying with an Indian Tatuyo tribe on the banks of the Rio Negro in Amazon, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

Travel Around the World

Travel Around the World

On this page, in addition to a detailed itinerary of my journey, I also give practical information about general expenses, accommodation prices and transportation used during my trip. You can have a direct and general idea of ​​how much it costs to travel around the world. If you have any questions write a comment at the bottom of this page.

Trip around the world – 1st month, June

Around the world trip - 1st month, June

Map of around the world trip – 1st month, June

Detailed itinerary information

June 2013: Morocco (Ouarzazate, Casablanca), Italy (Venice, Ferrara, Ravenna, Urbino, Amalfi, Pompeii, Rome), Vatican, San Marino, Ukraine (Kiev, Chernobyl), Poland (Katowice, Poznan, Gdansk), Trinidad & Tobago (Charlotteville, Bateaux Bay, Englishman’s Bay, Scarborough, Crown Point, Port of Spain).

The best of this month:
• Riding a gondola in Venice, Italy
• Visiting the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy
• Entering the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
• Visiting the Coliseum in Rome, Italy
• Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat, Ukraine
• Exploring the Holy Lavra monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
• Snorkeling in the coral reef Buccoo Reef, Tobago

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Venice and its Lagoon, Italy
• Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta, Italy
• The historic centre of Urbino, Italy
• San Marino historic centre and Mount Titano, San Marino
• Assisi, Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan Sites, Italy
• Amalfi Coast, Italy
• Archaeological areas of Pompei, Italy
• The historic centre of Rome, the Holy see Properties and Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls, Italy
• St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, set of Monastic Buildings and Monastery of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine

Air travel:
• Casablanca to Lisbon = 110 €
• Lisbon to Venice = 110 €
• Rome to Kiev, via Katowice = 54 €
• Kiev to Katowice = 40 €
• Gdansk to Tobago, via Frankfurt = 276€
• Port of Spain to Barbados, via Grenada = 95 €
• Barbados to Port of Spain, via Grenada = deported

Boat trips:
• Airport to Venice, Italy, 1h 30min = 15 €
• Gondola ride in Venice, Italy 45min = 80 €
• Boat on the Amalfi coast, Italy 1h 30min = 10 €
• Pirate ship tour in Gdasnk, Poland 2h = 9.30 €
• Visit to the Buccoo reef Coral Reef 3h = 7 €
• Scarborough, Tobago to Port of Spain, Trinidad 5h = 5.95 €

Train trips:
• Casablanca to Airport, Morocco = 5.5 €
• Rome to Ciampino Airport, Italy = € 1.2
• Katowice to Poznan, Poland = 21.6 €
• Poznan to Gdansk, Poland = 14 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Ouarzazate to Casablanca, Morocco = 11.9 €
• Bus Airport to Katowice, Poland = 6.25 €
• Bus Gdansk to Airport, Poland = 0.70 €
• Bus Pigeon Point to Scarborough, Tobago = 0.24 €

Accommodation:
• Hotel Belle Arti in Venice, Italy = 75 € double
• Hotel La Rocca, San Marino = 65 € double
• Hotel La Ninfa in Amalfi, Italy = 70 € double
• Hotel Papà Giovanni in Rome, Italy = 64 € double
• Hostel Night & Day in Kiev, Ukraine = 8 € dorm
• Family House in Poznan, Poland = 0 €
• Hostel Przy Targu Rybnym in Gdansk, Poland = 7 € dorm
• Guest House Miller ‘s in Buccoo, Tobago = 34 € double
• Sleeping in the car in Charlotteville, Tobago = 0 €
• Guest House Stewart ‘s in Crown Point, Tobago = 24 € double
• Pearl’s Guest House in Port of Spain, Trinidad = 28.5 € double

Organized Tours:
• Visit to Chernobyl Reactor 4, Pripyat and the village of Kopachi, Ukraine 1 day = 113€
• Snorkeling Buccoo Reef half-day tour, Tobago 4h = 7 €

Trip around the world – 2nd month, July

Around the world trip - 2nd month, July

Map of around the world trip – 2nd month, July

Detailed itinerary information

July 2013: Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain), Guyana (Georgetown, New Amsterdam), Suriname (Paramaribo, Pepperpot Park, Albina), French Guiana (Mana, Yalimapo, Iracoubo, Cayenne), Brazil (Oiapoque, Macapá, Nova Mazagão, Mazagão Velho, Santana).

The best of this month:
• Historic city of Paramaribo, Suriname
• Watching sea turtles laying eggs, French Guiana
• Festival in Mazagão, Brazil
• Travel by boat along the Amazon river, Brazil

Air travel:
• Port of Spain to Georgetown = 121€

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• The historic city centre of Paramaribo, Suriname

Boat trips:
• Ferry boat Guyana to Suriname 45min = 7.6 €
• Suriname River in Paramaribo, Suriname 2 x 25min = 9.6 €
• Speedboat Suriname to French Guiana, 40min = 3.6 €
• Boat French Guiana to Brazil, 30min = 5 €
• Ferry boat Macapá to Mazagão, Brazil 2 x 10 m

Bus trips:
• Minivan New Amsterdam to Skeldon, Guyana = 2.2 €
• Minivan Zuiddrain to Paramaribo, Suriname = 15 €
• Bus Paramaribo to Albina, Suriname = 7.2 €
• Bus Macapá to Mazagão Velho, Brazil = 2.8 €
• Bus Mazagão Velho to Macapá, Brazil = 2.8 €

Taxi trips:
• Taxi Port of Spain to airport, Trinidad = 20 €
• Taxi airport to Georgetown, Guyana = 7.6 €
• Taxi Georgetown to New Amsterdam, Guyana = 4.9 €
• Taxi Skeldon to Moleson Creek, Guyana = 1.7 €
• Taxi 4×4 Oiapoque to Macapa, Brazil = 44.10 €

Hitchhiking trips:
• Saint Laurent du Maroni to Mana, French Guiana = 41 KM
• Mana to Yalimapo, French Guiana = 18 KM
• Yalimapo to Kourou, French Guiana = 174 KM
• Kourou to Cayenne, French Guiana = 60 KM
• Cayenne to Roura, French Guiana = 30 KM
• Roura to Saint-Georges, French Guiana = 178 KM

Accommodation:
• Pearl’s Guest House in Port of Spain, Trinidad = 28.5 € double
• Guest House Rhyme in Georgetown, Guyana = 26.4 € double
• Guest House Deluxe in New Amsterdam, Guyana = 18.8 € double
• Guest House Twenty4 in Paramaribo, Suriname = 25 € double
• Guest House Albergo Alberga in Suriname, Paramaribo = 24 € double
• Guest House Albergo Alberga in Suriname, Paramaribo = 20 € double
• Catholic mission in Mana, French Guiana = 12.5 € double
• Hostel Simili in Awala, French Guiana = 15 € hammock
• Hostel Simili in Awala, French Guiana = 30 € double
• Couchsurfing in Cayenne, French Guiana = 0 €
• Royal Hotel in Oiapoque, Brazil = € 14 double
• Hotel Amazonas in Macapa, Brazil = 16.5 € double
• Boat CORAMAR II, Santarém, Brazil = sleeping in a hammock, free

Trip around the world – 3rd month, August

Around the world trip - 3nd month, August

Map of around the world trip – 3nd month, August

Detailed itinerary information

August 2013: Brazil (Monte Alegre, Santarém, Alter-do-Chão, Belterra, Pindobal, Óbidos, Oriximiná, Manaus).

The best of this month:
• Travel by boat along the Amazon river, Brazil
• Rock paintings in State Park Monte Alegre, Brazil
• Meeting of the waters of the Amazon River and the Rio Tapajós in Santarém, Brazil
• Visiting Alter do Chao, Brazil
• Visiting the recovery centre for injured animals Zoofit in Santarém, Brazil
• Sunset in the Amazon river in Oriximiná, Brazil

Boat trips:
• Speedboat, Monte Alegre to Santarém, Brazil 4h = 15.2 €
• Trip on Rio Tapajós and Amazonas River in Santarem, Brazil 1h = 5.5 €
• Island of love, Alter do Chão, Brazil 2 x 15min = 2 €
• Amazon River, Santarém to Óbidos, Brazil 7h = 11€
• Amazon River, Serra da Escama, lagune in Óbidos, Brazil 1h = 10.5 €
• Speedboat, Óbidos to Oriximiná, Brazil 1h = 7.3 €
• Boat Oriximiná to Manaus, Brazil 35h = 36.7 €
• Boat Rio Negro, Brazil 2 x 1h
• Meeting of the waters in Manaus, Brazil 1h

Bus trips:
• Bus Santarém to Alter do Chão, Brazil = 0.9 €
• Bus Manaus to Boa Vista, Brazil = 43.7 €
• Bus Boa Vista to Pacaraima, Brazil = 8.2 €

Taxi trips:
• Taxi Pacaraima to Santa Elena de Uairén, Brazil/Venezuela = 9 €

Hitchhiking trips:
• Alter do Chão to Belterra, Brazil = 91 KM
• Belterra to Alter do Chão, via Pindobal, Brazil = 93 KM

Accommodation:
• Boat Coramar II, Santana to Monte Alegre, sleeping in a hammock
• Beira Rio Hostel in Monte Alegre, Brazil = 7.3 € double
• Hotel Alvorada in Santarém, Brazil = 20.2 € double
• Pousada Tia Marilda in Alter do Chão, Brazil = 25.7 € double
• Hotel Borari in Alter do Chão, Brazil = double 43€
• Boat Luiz Alfonso, Santarém to Óbidos, sleeping in a hammock
• Hotel Brazbello in Óbidos, Brazil = 22€ double
• Boat Cidade de Oriximiná II, Oriximiná to Manaus, sleeping in a hammock
• Hotel Rio Branco in Manaus, Brazil = 22€ double

Organized Tours:
• Survival in the Amazon with indigenous tribe Tatuyo + swimming with porpoises + meeting of waters Manaus + visit to Lake Victoria water lilies, Brazil 4 days = 239€

Trip around the world – 4th month, September

Around the world trip - 4th month, September

Map of around the world trip – 4th month, September

Detailed itinerary information

September 2013: Brazil (Manaus, Pacaraima, Boa Vista), Venezuela (Santa Elena de Uiarén, Gran Sabana, Ciudad Bolivar, Canaima, Salto Angel).

The best of the month:
• Travel by bus from Boa Vista to Pacaraima, Brazil
• Visiting the Angel Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, Venezuela
• Exploring Gran Sabana, Venezuela
• Visiting Canaima National Park, Venezuela
• Avionette flight between Ciudad Bolivar and Canaima, Venezuela

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Canaima Natural Park, Venezuela

Air travel:
• Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima, Canaima to Ciudad Bolivar = 68 €

Boat trips:
• Canaima to Angel Falls, Venezuela 2 x 4h
• Boat in the lagoon of Canaima, Venezuela 2 x 15min

Bus trips:
• Bus Manaus to Boa Vista, Brazil = 43.75 €
• Bus Boa Vista to Paracaima, Brazil = 8.25 €
• Bus Santa Elena to Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela = 4.5 €
• Bus Ciudad Bolivar to Santa Elena, Venezuela = 5.6 €

Accommodation:
• Hotel Rio Branco in Manaus, Brazil = 22€ double
• Posada Auberge in Santa Elena, Venezuela = 16 € double
• Posada Michele in Santa Elena, Venezuela = 3.4 € double
• Posada Backpackers in Santa Elena, Venezuela = 3.4 € double
• Posada Auberge in Santa Elena, Venezuela = 14 € double
• Posada Don Carlos in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela = 8.6 € double

Organized Tours:
• Angel Falls waterfall tour in Canaima, Venezuela 3 days = 165€

Trip around the world – 5th month, October

Around the world trip - 5th month, October

Map of around the world trip – 5th month, October

Detailed itinerary information

October 2013: Venezuela (Santa Elena de Uiarén), Brazil (Boa Vista, Manaus, Ponta Negra, Jutaí, Tonantins, São Paulo de Olivença, Benjamin Constant, Tabatinga), Peru (Islandia, Santa Rosa), Colombia (Leticia).

The best of the month:
• Travel by boat along the Amazon river, Brazil and Peru
• Visiting triple border between Brazil-Colombia-Peru

Boat trips:
• The Solimões River, Manaus to Benjamin Constant, Brazil 144 h = 118€
• Javarí River, Benjamin Constant to Islandia, Brazil to Peru 2 x 15 m = 1 €
• Speedboat Solimões River, Benjamin Constant to Tabatinga, Brazil 30 min = 6.6 €
• Boat Leticia to Santa Rosa, Colombia to Peru 2 x 15 min = 0.6 €
• Boat Santa Rosa to Tabatinga, Peru to Brazil 10 min = 0.7 €

Bus trips:
• bus Boa Vista to Manaus, Brazil = 47 €
• Manaus to Ponta Negra, Brazil = 1 €

Taxi trips:
• Taxi Pacaraima to Boa Vista, Brazil = 9 €

Accommodation:
• Posada Auberge in Santa Elena, Venezuela = € 14 double
• Hotel Rio Branco in Manaus, Brazil = 22€ double
• Boat Manoel Monteiro, Manaus to Benjamin Constant, Brazil – sleeping in the hammock (see price boat trip)
• Hotel Divino Niño in Leticia, Colombia = 17.5 € double

Trip around the world – 6th month, November

Around the world trip - 6th month, November

Map of around the world trip – 6th month, November

Detailed itinerary information

November 2013: Peru (Caballo Cocha, Pebas, Iquitos, Padre Cocha, San Luis de Tacshacuraray, Santa Clotilde, Buena Vista, Torres Causana, Tempestad, Cabo Pantoja), Ecuador (Nueva Rocafuerte, El Coca, Quito).

The best of the month:
• Travel by boat along the Amazon, Napo and Curraray rivers, Peru
• Travel the Napo River between Iquitos and El Coca, Peru and Ecuador

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• City of Quito, Ecuador

Boat trips:
• Boat Santa Rosa to Iquitos, Peru 64h = 21.5 €
• Boat Belen, Peru 20 min = 2.6 €
• Boat Nanay to Padre Cocha, Peru 2 x 30 min = 0.41 €
• Boat Iquitos to Cabo Pantoja, Peru 207h = 25 €
• Boat Pantoja to Nueva Rocafuerte, Peru/Ecuador 6h = 5.5 €
• Boat Rocafuerte to El Coca, Ecuador 13h = 11.3 €

Bus trips:
• Bus El Coca to Quito, Ecuador = 7.5 €

Accommodation:
• Boat Carlos Antonio, Santa Rosa to Iquitos, Peru – sleeping in the hammock (see price of the boat trip)
• Hostal La Casa del Frances in Iquitos, Peru = 12.3 € double
• Hotel H. Nina in Iquitos, Peru = 5.5 € double
• Boat Arabela I, Iquitos to Cabo Pantoja, Peru – sleeping in the hammock (see price of the boat trip)
• Hostal Chimborazo in Nueva Rocafuerte, Ecuador = 6 € double
• Hostal Santa Maria in El Coca, Ecuador = 15 € double
• Hostal Central in Quito, Ecuador = 15 € double

Trip around the world – 7th month, December

Around the world trip - 7th month, December

Map of around the world trip – 7th month, December

Detailed itinerary information

December 2013: Ecuador (Cotopaxi National Park, Machachi, Lasso, Guangaje, Lagoa de Quilotoa, Zumbahua, El Corazón, Puebloviejo, Guayaquil, Puerto Ayora-Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Bartolomé, Isla Genovesa, Isla North Plaza, Isla Santa Fe, Puerto Villamil – Isla Isabela, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno – Isla San Cristobal, Stg. de Quito, Licto, Alao, Sangay National Park, Lake Atillo, Alausí, Tambo, Ingapirca Ruins, Cañar, Biblián, Cuenca, Loja, Zamora, Podocarpus National Park, Vilcabamba, Santa Ana, Zumba), Peru (Baños Termales El Almendral, Lamud, Pueblo de los Muertos, Karajia, Luya).

The best of the month:
• Waking up near Cotopaxi Volcano, at 4680 meters above sea level, Ecuador
• Crossing the Cotopaxi National Park ba car, Ecuador
• Descend to oldcrater of Quilotoa lagoon, Ecuador
• Travel by yacht on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
• Swimming with sharks, Ecuador
• Swimming with sea turtles, Ecuador
• Swimming with sea lions, Ecuador
• Penguins watching, Ecuador
• Driving Panamericana Highway, Ecuador, Peru, Chile

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
• Sangay National Park, Ecuador
• The historic centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca, Ecuador

Air travel:
• Guayaquil to Baltra and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil = 247€
• Nasca Lines flightover = 59 €

Boat trips:
• Boat Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, Ecuador 2h = 18.5 €
• Boat Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, Ecuador 2h = 18.5 €
• Boat Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador 2h = 18.5 €
• Yacht Galapagos: islands Bartolomé, Genovesa, Plaza Norte, Santa Fe, Ecuador 4 dias

Accommodation:
• Sleeping in the car, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador = 0 €
• Hostal Pacha Mama in Quilotoa, Ecuador = 15 € double
• Hostal Aura in Puertoviejo, Ecuador = 15 € double
• Hostal Funky Monkey in Guayaquil, Ecuador = 16.6 € double
• Hotel Flamingo in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Ecuador = 18.8 € double
• Posada del Caminante in Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island, Galapagos Ecuador = 18.8 € double
• Hostel Luis House in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Ecuador = 18.8 € double
• Hostal Funky Monkey in Guayaquil, Ecuador = 16.6 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Sangay National Park Ecuador = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Ingapirca Ecuador = 0 €
• Posada del Rio in Cuenca, Ecuador = 15 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Parque Nacional Podocarpus Ecuador = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Vilcabamba Ecuador = 0 €
• Hostal la Choza in Zumba, Ecuador = 10.5 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Baños Termales El Almendral, Peru = 2.7 €
• Hospedaje Los Bancos in Lamud, Peru = 6 € double

Organized Tours:
• Yacht in the Galapagos Archipelago – islands of Bartolomé, Genovesa, Plaza Norte, Santa Fe, Ecuador 4 days = 434€

Trip around the world – 8th month, January

Around the world trip - 8th month, January

Map of around the world trip – 8th month, January

Detailed itinerary information

January 2014: Peru (Kuelap, Chachapoyas, Revash, Cerro Olán, Leimebamba, Cajamarca, Ventanillas de Otuzco, Cumbe Mayo, Kuntur Wasi, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Chan Chan, El Brujo, Moche Pyramids, Cerro Sechín, Chankillo, fortress of Paramonga, Sacred City of Caral Supe, the historic center of Lima, Pachacamac, Paracas, Islas Ballestas, Oasis Huacachina, Ica, Ciudad Perdida de Huayuri, Palpa, Nasca, Cerro Blanco, Cahuachi, Chauchilla, Puerto Inca, Toro Muerto, Arequipa, Tacna), Chile (Arica, Geoglyphs of Tiliviche, Humberstone and Santa Laura, Iquique, Punta Gruesa, Salar Grande, Calama, Chuquicamata, Geotermic Park Geysers of Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama, Valle de la Luna, Salar de Atacama, Toconao, Socaire).

The best of this month:
• New Year’s Eve in the fortress of Kuelap, Peru
• Climb to the necropolis of Revash 2700 metres, Peru
• Sunset in the dunes of the Sacred City of Caral Supe, Peru
• Visiting Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the world, Peru
• Islas Ballestas, Peru
• Ciudad Perdida de Huayuri, Peru
• Toro Muerto, Peru
• Viewing penguins, Peru
• Fly over the Nazca lines, Peru
• Climb the highest sand dune in the world, Cerro Blanco 2100 meters, Peru
• Visiting the Atacama desert, Chile

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Chan Chan, Peru
• Sacred city of Caral Supe, Peru
• Lima, Peru
• Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca, Peru
• Arequipa, Peru
• Nitrate factories Humberstone and Santa Laura, Chile

Boat trips:
• Speedboat Paracas to Islas Ballestas, Peru 2h

Accommodation:
• Sleeping in the car, Kuelap Peru = 0 €
• Homestay in San Pedro de Utac, Peru = 2.7 € double
• Hospedaje Las Tejas in Cajamarca, Peru = 11 € double
• Plazzas Hotel in Huanchaco, Peru = 14 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Cerro Sechín Peru = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Caral Supe Peru = 0 €
• Hostal Bonbini in Lima, Peru = 27 € double
• Paracas Backpackers House in Paracas, Peru = 12 € double
• Banana’s Hotel in Oasis Huacachina, Peru = 10 € double
• Hostal Boulevard in Nasca, Peru = 11 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Bahía de Chira Peru = 0 €
• Couchsurfing in Arequipa, Peru = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Pan-American KM2008 Chile = 0 €
• Sleep in the car, beach of Punta Gruessa Chile = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Geoglyphs of Chug-Chug Chile = 0 €
• Hotel Vicencio in Calama, Chile = 40 € double
• Sleep in the car Park of the Tatio Geysers Chile Geotermico = 0 €
• Hostel Tatai ‘s in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile = 27 € double
• Hostel Laskar in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile = 27 € double

Organized Tours:
• Ballestas Islands, Peru 2h = 11€
• Climb the dune of the Cerro Blanco, Peru 2098m 7h = 23 €
• Visit to the mine of Chuquicamata, Chile 2h = free

Trip around the world – 9th month, February

Around the world trip - 9th month, February

Map of around the world trip – 9th month, February

Detailed itinerary information

February 2014: Chile (Mano del Desierto, Bahía Inglesa, Valparaíso, San Gregorio, Punta Arenas, Onaisín, Park Pingüino Rey), Argentina (Villa la Angustura, Bariloche, Cueva de las Manos, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Ushuaia), Antartica (Drake Passage, Antarctic Circle, Horseshoe Island, Stonington Island, Petermann Island).

The best of the month:
• Visit the sculpture of Mano del Desierto, Chile
• Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina
• Reaching Ushuaia ba car, Argentina
• View 1 meter high king penguins, Chile
• Expedition Cruise to Antarctica
• Crossing the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66° South, Antarctica

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Valparaiso, Chile
• Cueva de la Manos, Argentina
• Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Boat trips:
• Ferry in the Strait of Magellan, Chile 30 min
• Cruise to Antarctic Peninsula and Antarctic Circle, 6 days

Accommodation:
• Sleeping in the car, Pan American Hwy, Chile KM1277 = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Pan American Hwy, Chile KM407 = 0 €
• Hostal Acuarela in Valparaiso, Chile = 33 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Pan American Hwy, Chile = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Bariloche Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Ruta 40 Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Lake Viedma Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Río Gallegos Argentina = 0 €
• Hotel Paris in Río Gallegos, Argentina = 23 € double
• Hostal Patagonia House in Punta Arenas, Chile = 10.5 € dorm
• Sleeping in the car, Park Pingüino Rey Argentina = 0 €
• Sleep in the car, Ushuaia Argentina = 0 €
• Hostel Los Cormoranes in Ushuaia, Argentina = 9.2 € dorm
• Boat Ocean Diamond, Ushuaia to Antarctica = view cruise price

Organized Tours:
• Cruise Antarctica, down to Antarctic Circle + South Shetland Islands, 14 days = € 5,000

Trip around the world – 10th month, March

Around the world trip - 10th month, March

Map of around the world trip – 10th month, March

Detailed itinerary information

March 2014: Antartica (Jougla Point, Port Lockroy, Neko Harbour, Paradise Harbour, Argentina Base Almirante Brown, Danco Island, Wilhelmina Bay, Cuverville Island, Deception Island, Half Moon Island), Argentina (Ushuaia, Río Grande, Puerto San Julian, Petrified Forest Natural Monument, Puerto Deseado, Punta Tombo, Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Gaiman, Puerto Piramides, Punta Norte, Caleta Valdes, Buenos Aires), Chile (Manantiales, Strait of Magellan).

The best of the month:
• Antartic cruise expedition
• Visiting the Petrified Forest Natural Monument, Argentina
• Watching orcas, whales and leopards seals, Antarctica
• Visiting Peninsula Valdez, Argentina
• Penguins wathcing, Antarctica and Argentina

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Peninsula Valdez, Argentina

Boat trips:
• Cruise in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, 8 days
• Ferry in the Strait of Magellan, Chile 30 min

Accommodation:
• Boat Ocean Diamond, Ushuaia to Antarctica = view cruise price
• Hostel Los Cormoranes in Ushuaia, Argentina = 9.2 € dorm
• Sleeping in the car, Tierra del Fuego Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Puerto Deseado Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, San Julian Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Punta Tombo Argentina = 0 €
• Yiliana Hostel in Puerto Madryn, Argentina = 7.3 € dorm
• Hostel in Puerto Piramides, Argentina = 7 € dorm
• Hostel El Retorno in Puerto Madryn, Argentina = 9.5 € dorm
• Sleep in the car, Ushuaia Argentina = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Ruta Buenos Aires Argentina = 0 €
• Mitre Suites Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina = 15 € double

Trip around the world – 11th month, April

Around the world trip - 11th month, April

Map of around the world trip – 11th month, April

Detailed itinerary information

April 2014: Argentina (Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo), Brazil (Rio Grande, São João do Norte, Mostardas, Ilha de Santa Catarina, Barra da Lagoa, Campeche, Solidão, Ribeirão da Ilha, Daniela, Porto Belo, Bombinhas, Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro).

The best of the month:
• Visiting the island of Santa Catarina, Brazil
• Viewing coastline and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Renting a house with an ocean view in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Colony of Sacramento, Uruguay
• Cultural landscape of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Accommodation:
• Mitre Suites Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina = 15 € double
• Hostel El Viajero in Colonia, Uruguay = 12.5 € dorm
• El Viajero Downtown Hostel in Montevideo, Uruguay = 22.5 € double
• Sleeping in the car, Chuy Brazil = 0 €
• Sleeping in the car, Mustards Brazil = 0 €
• Friend’s house, Curitiba Brazil = 0 €
• Posada Aloha de Barra,Santa Catarina Island, Brazil = 22 € double
• Hotel in Porto Belo, Brazil = 22 € double
• Rented house in São Paulo, Brazil 7 days = 168 €
• Friend’s house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil = 0 €
• Rented house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8 days = 216 €

Organized Tours:
• Cruise around island of Porto Belo, Brazil 30 min = 7.3 €

Trip around the world – 12th month, May

Around the world trip - 12th month, May

Map of around the world trip – 12th month, May

Detailed itinerary information

May 2014: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

The best of the month:
• Celebrating 1 year of trip
• Renting a house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Cable car over fawela do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Watching a football match at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Toucan and monkey watching on the terrace of my house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Cultural landscape of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Accommodation:
• Rented house 31 days, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil = 836€

Trip around the world – 13th month, June

Around the world trip - 13th month, June

Map of around the world trip – 13th month, June

Detailed itinerary information

June 2014: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Colombia (Salento, Cocora Valley, Cartagena, Mompox, El Banco, Zipaquira, Bogota), Panama (Panama City, Porto Belo, Bocas del Toro), Costa Rica (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, San Jose, Los Chiles), Nicaragua (San Carlos, El Castillo, Managua, Granada).

The best of the month:
• Renting a house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Visiting the Cocora Valley, Colombia
• Visiting the historical city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
• Trans-Isthmian train trip from Panama City to Colon, Panama
• Crossing the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua by boat
• Visiting El Castillo, Nicaragua

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• The historic centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox, Colombia
• Coffee Cultural landscape of Colombia, Colombia
• Port, fortresses and Monumental Set of Cartagena, Colombia
• Historical Centre of Panama, Panama
• Chagres and the fortress of San Lorenzo, Panama
• Portobelo, Panama

Air travel:
• Rio de Janeiro to Bogota and Bogota to Panama City = 349 €

Boat trips:
• Speedboat Almirante to Bocas del Toro, Panama = 4.6 €
• Speedboat Los Chiles to San Carlos, Costa Rica/Nicaragua = 9.4 €
• Boat El Castillo to San Carlos, Nicaragua = 2.5 €
• Boat San Carlos to El Castillo, Nicaragua = 2.5 €

Train trips:
• Panama City to Colon, Panama = 18.7 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Salento to Pereira, Colombia = 2.5 €
• Bus Cartagena to Santa Cruz de Mompox, Colombia = 21.2 €
• Bus Santa Cruz de Mompox to Bogotá, Colombia = 46.8 €
• Bus Colón to Portobelo, Panama = 1.5 €
• Bus Portobelo to Panama City, Panama = 3.66 €
• Bus Panama City to Almirante (Bocas del Toro), Panama = 20.5 €
• Bus Bocas del Toro to Bocas del Drago, Panama = 3.77 €
• Shuttle Almirante (Bocas del Toro) to Puerto Viejo, Panama/Costa Rica = 21.2 €
• Bus Puerto Viejo to San Jose, Costa Rica = € 7.27
• Bus San José to Los Chiles, Costa Rica = 4 €
• Shuttle Managua to Granada, Nicaragua = 7.4 €

Taxi trips:
• Taxi Pereira to Salento, Colombia = 42.5 €

Accommodation:
• House rent in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7 days = 189 €
• Hostel la Floresta in Salento, Colombia = 23 € double
• B&B Balcones de Alhelí inCartagena de Indias, Colombia = 111 € double
• Hostal La Casa del Viajero in Mompox, Colombia = 23.4 € double
• Hotel De La Opera in Bogota, Colombia = 204 € double
• Magnolia Inn in Panama City, Panama = 101 € double
• Aparthotel El Montecarlo in Bocas del Toro, Panama = 24.8 € double
• Hotel Cabinas Talamanca in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica = 29.5 € double
• Hotel Fleur de Lys in San José, Costa Rica = 37.4 € double
• Hotel in Los Chiles, Costa Rica = 17.4 € double
• Hotel in El Castillo, Nicaragua = 16 € double
• Hotel Los Felipe in Managua, Nicaragua = 14 € double
• Hospedaje La Libertad in Granada, Nicaragua = 11.3 € double

Organized Tours:
• Coffee farm tour in Salento, Colombia 2h = 2.1 €
• Panama City 2h = 15 €
• Panama Canal Gatun/Docks and Fort San Lorenzo, Panama 2.5 h = 22 €
• Zapatilla Cays/Bocas del Toro, Panama 5h = 16.5 €
• Chocolate farm tour in El Castillo, Nicaragua 1h = 7 €

Trip around the world – 14th month, July

Around the world trip - 14th month, July

Map of around the world trip – 14th month, July

Detailed itinerary information

July 2014: Nicaragua (Granada, Masaya Volcano National Park, Momotombo, Ruins of Leon Viejo, León), Honduras (La Ceiba, Útila Island, Gracias, ruins of Copán), El Salvador (Suchitoto, Joya de Cerén, San Salvador, Tazumal, Ahuachapán), Guatemala (Antigua, San Pedro La Laguna, Chichicastenango, Cobán, Flores, Tikal National Park), Belize (Benque Viejo del Carmen, Xunantunich, Belize City, Caye Caulker), Mexico (Chetumal, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Holbox Island, archeological zone of Chichen Itza, Merida, Mexico City, Teotihuacan).

The best of this month:
• Visiting the ruins of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
• Hitchhiking on a pick-up, El Salvador
• Sunrise at the top of the Maya pyramid in Tikal National Park, Guatemala
• Visiting the ruins of Tulum, Mexico
• Swimming with whale sharks, Mexico
• Climbing the pyramid of Teotihuacan, Mexico

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Ruins of Leon Viejo, Nicaragua
• Cathedral of León, Nicaragua
• Complex Maya of Copan, Honduras
• Archaeological complex of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
• Antigua, Guatemala
• Tikal National Park, Guatemala
• Network of Reserves of Coral reefs, Belize
• Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén Itzá, Mexico
• Historic Centre of Mexico City, Mexico
• Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Air travel:
• Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro, via Lima = 349 €

Boat trips:
• Boat La Ceiba to Utila, Honduras round-trip = 21.1 €
• Boat Belize City to Caye Caulker, Belize = 5.5 €
• Speedboat Caye Caulker to Chetumal, Mexico/Belize = 36.7 €
• Speedboat Chiquila to Holbox, Mexico roundtrip = 5.7 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Granada to Momotombo, Nicaragua = 1.4 €
• Bus Momotombo to La Paz Centro, Nicaragua = 0.38 €
• Bus La Paz Centro to Leon, Nicaragua = 0.48 €
• Bus León to Tegucigalpa, Nicaragua/Honduras = 24 €
• Bus Tegucigalpa to La Ceiba, Honduras = 10.6 €
• Bus La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula, Honduras = 4.4 €
• Bus San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruins, Honduras = 5.3 €
• Bus Copán Ruins to La Entrada, Honduras = 2.31 €
• Bus La Entrada to Gracias, Honduras = 3.4 €
• Bus Gracias to Santa Rosa, Honduras = 1.9 €
• Santa Rosa Bus to Ocotepeque, Honduras = 3.4 €
• Bus Ocotepeque to El Poy, Honduras = 0.38 €
• Bus El Poy to Aguilares, El Salvador = 1.28 €
• Bus Agilares to Sochitoto, El Salvador = 0.5 €
• Bus Sochitoto to San Salvador, El Salvador = 0.5 €
• Minibus San Salvador to Joya de Cerén, El Salvador = 0.5 €
• Bus Guatemala City to Antigua, Guatemala = 0.9 €
• Bus Antigua to San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala = 7.5 €
• Bus San Pedro la Laguna to Chichicastanango, Guatemala = 2.39 €
• Bus Chichicastanango to Cobán, via Uspatan and Quiche, Guatemala = 6.13 €
• Minibus Cobán to Flores, Guatemala = 7.5 €
• Bus Balenque to Belize City, Belize = 3.3 €
• Bus Chetumal to Tulum, Mexico = 9.6 €
• Bus Tulum to Playa del Carmen, Mexico = 2.25 €
• Minibus Playa del Carmen to Cancun, Mexico = 1.6 €
• Bus Cancun to Kantunilkín, Mexico = 5.6 €
• Bus Chiquilá to Tizimin, Mexico = 4.8 €
• Bus Tizimin to Valladolid, Mexico = 1.58 €
• Bus Valladolid to Piste (Chichen Itza), Mexico = 1.47 €
• Bus Chichen Itza to Mérida, Mexico = 4.4 €
• Bus Mérida to Mexico City, Mexico = 89.4 €
• Bus Mexico City to Teotihuacan, Mexico roundtrip = 4.7 €

Hitchhiking:
• San Andrés to El Tazumal, El Salvador = 50 KM
• Kantunilkín to Chiquilá, Mexico = 43 KM

Accommodation:
• Hospedaje La Libertad in Granada, Nicaragua = 11.3 € double
• Hostal La Siesta in León, Nicaragua = 15 € double
• Hotel San Isidro in La Ceiba, Honduras = 5.7 € double
• Hotel Utila in Utila Island, Honduras = 14.3 € double
• Hostal Berakah in Copán Ruins, Honduras = 15 € double
• Hotelito Josue in Gracias, Honduras = 7.7 € double
• Hotel Blanca Luna in Sochitoto, El Salvador = 12 € double
• Hotel Villa Florencia in San Salvador, El Salvador = 26 € double
• Hotel El Pasar de los Años in Antigua, Guatemala = 7 € double
• Hotel San Antonio in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala = 9.4 € double
• Hotel Aleman in Cobán, Guatemala = 6.6 € double
• Hospedaje Doña Goya in Flores, Guatemala = 9.4 € double
• Benque Resort & Spa in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize = 9 € dorm
• Hotel Jeremiah’s Inn in Caye Caulker, Belize = 18 € double
• Posada La Raza in Holbox island, Mexico = 17 € double
• Posada Kari in Piste (Chichen Itza), Mexico = 17 € double
• Hotel Templo Mayor in Mexico City, Mexico = 23 € double

Organized Tours:
• Mayan ruins in Tikal National Park, sunrise tour, Guatemala = 9 €
• Snorkeling Caye Caulker half-day tour, Belize 3h = 50 €
• Snorkeling Hol Chan full-day tour, Belize 6h = 50 €
• Swimming with whale sharks full-day tour, Isla Holbox, Mexico 7h = 66 €

Trip around the world – 15th month, August

Around the world trip - 15th month, August

Map of around the world trip – 15th month, August

Detailed itinerary information

August 2014: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Iguazu Falls), Paraguay (Ciudad del Este, Trinidad, Jesús de Tavarangue, Asunción) Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Samaipata, Fort of Samaipata, Sucre, Potosi, La Paz, Copacabana, Isla de la Luna, Isla del Sol), Peru (Puno, Islas flotantes de los Uros, Sillustani, Cusco, Águas Calientes, Machu Picchu), Chile (Iquique, Santiago do Chile).

The best of the month:
• Visiting the Jesuit ruins of Jesús de Tavarangue, Paraguay
• Going down the Mine in Potosi, Bolivia
• Boat trip at Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
• Lunch on the terrace of a restaurant at the top of the mountain of Isla del Sol, Bolivia
• Ruins of Sillustani, Peru
• Walking 6 miles on the train tracks from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, Peru
• Climb the Machu Picchu Mountain, Peru
• Train ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Cultural landscape of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
• Jesús de Tavarangue, Paraguay
• La santisima Trinidad de Paraná, Paraguay
• Fort of Samaipata, Bolivia
• Historic city of Sucre, Bolivia
• City of Potosi, Bolivia

Boat trips:
• Ferry-boat Lake Titicaca, Bolivia = 1 €
• Boat Lake Titicaca, Copacabana to Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna, Bolivia = 4 €
• Boat to floating islands of the Urus in Lake Titicaca, Peru = 2.8 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Galeão Airport to Rio de Janeiro = 5 €
• Bus São Paulo to Foz de Iguazu, Brazil = 46 €
• Bus Ciudad del Este to Trinidad, Paraguay = 9.5 €
• Bus Trinidad to Encarnación, Paraguay = € 1.9
• Bus Encarnación to Asunción, Paraguay = 9.5 €
• Bus Asunción to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Paraguay/ Bolivia = 45 €
• Bus Samaipata to Sucre, Bolivia = 11€
• Bus Sucre to Potosí, Bolivia = 2.2 €
• Bus Potosi to La Paz, Bolivia = 8 €
• Bus La Paz to Copacabana, Bolivia = 3.5 €
• Bus Samaipata to Sucre, Bolivia = 11€
• Bus Puno to Cusco, Peru = 16.5 €
• Bus Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, Peru = 7.7 €
• Bus Cusco to Puno, Peru = 10 €
• Bus Puno to Tacna, Peru = 7 €
• Bus Arica to Santiago de Chile = 40 €
• Bus Santiago de Chile to the airport, Chile = 2 €

Train trips:
• Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollaytantambo, Peru = 44 €
• Corcovado train up to Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil = 18.4 €

Taxi trips:
• Moto-taxi Trinidad to Jesús de Tavarangue, Paraguay = 6 €
• Minivan Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Samaipata, Bolivia = 5.5 €
• Taxi Copacabana to Peru border = 0.7 €
• Minivan border to Puno, Peru = 2.2 €
• Taxi Puno to Sillustani roundtrip, Peru = 16.5 €
• Taxi Cusco to Santa Maria (on the way to Machu Picchu), Peru = 9 €
• Taxi Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (on the way to Machu Picchu), Peru = 2.7 €
• Taxi Santa Teresa to Hidroeléctrica (on the way to Machu Picchu), Peru = 1.4 €
• Minivan Ollaytantambo to Cusco, Peru = 2.7 €
• Taxi Tacna to Arica, Peru/Chile = 5.5 €

Accommodation:
• Hostel Varandas do Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil = 15 € dorm
• Friend’s house in São Paulo, Brazil = 0 €
• Hotel Normandie Iguassu Falls in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil = 21 € double
• Posada María in Trinidad, Paraguay = 26 € double
• El Nomada Hostel in Asunción, Paraguay = 15 € dorm
• Residencial 7 de Mayo in Santa Cruz, Bolivia = 8.7 € double
• Residencial Rosario in Samaipata, Bolivia = 11 € double
• Hostal Cruz de Popayan in Sucre, Bolivia = 11 € dorm
• Hostal la Casona in Potosi, Bolivia = 11 € double
• Hotel Mirador in Copacabana, Bolivia = 8.9 € double
• Hospedaje San Salvador in Puno, Peru = 11 € double
• Hostal Samanai in Cusco, Peru = 18.8 € double
• Hotel Intillaqta in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), Peru = 30.7 € double
• Hostal Boutique Salvador Oriente in Santiago, Chile = 14 € dorm

Organized Tours:
• Silver mines of Potosi, Bolivia = 10 €

Trip around the world – 16th month, September

Around the world trip - 16th month, September

Map of around the world trip – 16th month, September

Detailed itinerary information

September 2014: New Zealand (Auckland, Rotorua, Hobbiton, Taupo), Kingdom of Tonga (Nuku’Alofa, Haamongaa Maui, Mapuaa Vaea Blowholes, Ha’atafu beach, Oholei beach, Tsunami Rock, Abel Tasman landing site, Captain Cook’s landing site), Fiji (Nadi, Pacific Harbour, Levuka, Leleuvia Island, Suva), Samoa (Apia, Lalomano Beach, Falefa, Papapapaitai Waterfall, Sopoaga Waterfall, To Sua Ocean Trench), Australia (Sydney).

The best of this month:
• Tamaki Maori Village show in Rotorua, New Zealand
• Mapuaa Vaea Blowholes, Tonga
• Weekend in Leleuvia Island Resort, Fiji
• Go around the island of Upolu, Samoa
• Whale watching in Sydney, Australia
• Cirque du Soleil Show: Totem in Auckland, New Zealand

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Historic waterfront of Levuka, Fiji
• Sydney Opera House, Australia

Air travel:
• Santiago, Chile to Auckland, NZ = 804 €
• Auckland to Nuku’alofa = 131 €
• Nuku’alofa to Nadi + Nadi-Apia = 374 €
• Suva to Levuka, Fiji = 45 €
• Apia to Sydney = 346 €

Boat trips:
• Boat Levuka to Leleuvia Island, Fiji = 20 €
• Boat Leleuvia Island to Bau Landing, Fiji = 20 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Auckland to Rotorua, New Zealand = 14.5 €
• Bus Rotorua to Taupo, New Zealand, round trip = 27 €
• Bus Rotorua to Auckland, New Zealand = 14.5 €
• Bus Auckland to airport, New Zealand = 10.5 €
• Bus Airport to Pacific Harbour, Fiji = 5.5 €
• Bus Suva to Nadi, Fiji = 7.5 €

Taxi trips:
• Shuttle airport to Nuku’Alofa, Tonga = 7.5 €
• Taxi to airport, Nuku’Alofa Tonga = 19.5 €
• Minivan Pacific Harbour to Suva, Fiji = 2.5 €
• Taxi Suva to airport, Fiji = 14 €
• Taxi airport to Levuka, Fiji = 7.5 €
• Taxi airport to Apia, Samoa = 7 €
• Taxi Apia to airport, Samoa = 16.8 €
• Shuttle airport to Sydney, Australia = 3.5 €

Accommodation:
• Friend’s house in Auckland, New Zealand = 0 €
• Blarney’s Rock Hostel in Rotorua, New Zealand = 11€ dorm
• Hostel Silverfern Backpackers in Auckland, New Zealand = 12 € dorm
• Toni’s Guest House in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga = 24 € double
• Backpackers Townhouse in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga = 24 € double
• Arts Village Backpackers in Pacific Harbour, Fiji = 15 € dorm
• City Private Hotel in Suva, Fiji = 23.5 € double
• Leleuvia Island Resort in Leleuvia Island, Fiji = 14 € dorm
• Nadi Downtown Hotel in Nadi, Fiji = 7 € dorm
• Tatiana Motel in Apia, Samoa = 11.5 € double
• Hostel Sydney Central Backpackers in Sydney, Australia = € 15 dormitory

Organized Tours:
• Tamaki Maori Village show in Rotorua, New Zealand = 57 €
• Boat at Lake Taupo, New Zealand = 13 €
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua, New Zealand = 71.5 €
• Half-day tour around the island of Tongatapu, Tonga = 24 €
• Dinner and Traditional Fire Dancers Show in Oholei Beach, Tonga = 26.5 €
• Fire-walking show in Pacific Harbour, Tonga = 22€
• Samoan Fire Knife Dance Show Siva Afi in Apia, Samoa = 7 €
• Half-day tour around Upolo Island, Samoa = 30 €
• Whale watching in Sydney, Australia = 50 €

Trip around the world – 17th month, October

Around the world trip - 17th month, October

Map of around the world trip – 17th month, October

Detailed itinerary information

October 2014: Australia (Canberra, Melbourne, Halls Gap, Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Phillip Island, Blue Mountains), Singapure, Malaysia (Malaca, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Penang), China (Beijing, Dandong), North Korea (Pyongyang, Kaesong, Korean demilitarized zone DMZ, Dariwon, Mt Ryongak, Nampho, Mt Kuwol, Woljong Temple, Samsong Temple, Oguk-ri).

The best of the month:
• Coastline and rock formations of the Great Ocean Road, Australia
• Watching fighting kangaroos, Australia
• Exploring the Grand Canyon in the Grampians National Park, Australia
• Hiking in the Blue Mountains, Australia
• Ride on Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel in the world, Singapore
• Food markets in Singapore
• Speaking Portuguese in Melaka, Malaysia
• View of Kuala Lumpur from the window of my room on the 35th floor, Malaysia
• Visiting the Kek Lok Si Buddhist monastery in Penang, Malaysia
• Visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
• Visit the Mausoleum of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea-DPRK
• Visit the demilitarized zone DMZ between North Korea and South Korea
• Woljong Buddhist Temple on Mount Kuwol, North Korea-DPRK
• Historical sites in Kaesong, North Korea-DPRK

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Royal Exhibition building and Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia
• Region of the Blue Mountains-Blue Mountains, Australia
• Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia
• Imperial tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties, China
• Imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing, China
• Complex of Koguryo Tombs, North Korea
• Monuments and historical sites in Kaesong, North Korea

Air travel:
• Sydney to Singapore = 165 €
• Penang to Kuala Lumpur = 12 €
• Kuala Lumpur to Beijing = 83€
• Beijing to Pyongyang

Boat trips:
• Ferry Butterworth to Georgetown, Malaysia = 0.3 €

Train trips:
• Sydney to Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains, Australia = 6 €
• Blue Mountains to the airport, Australia = 15 €
• Pyongyang to Beijing via Dandong, North Korea /China 12h
• Beijing to Datong, China 6h = 7 €

Bus trips:
• Bus Sydney to Canberra, Australia = 17.5 €
• Bus Canberra to Melbourne, Australia = 57 €
• Bus Melbourne to Sydney, Australia = 58 €
• Bus Singapore to Malacca, Singapore/Malaysia = 15 €
• Bus Malacca to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia = 3.25 €
• Bus Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, Malaysia = 8.5 €
• Bus Georgetown to airport, Malaysia = 0.7 €
• Bus Beijing to Ming tombs, China, roundtrip = 2.9 €

Taxi trips:
• Shuttle airport to Singapore = 5.5 €
• Taxi Malacca to Portuguese settlement = 2.5 €
• Taxi airport to Beijing, China = 26.5 €

Accommodation:
• Hostel Discovery in Melbourne, Australia = € 18.7 dorm
• Ned’s Beds in Halls Gap, Australia = view the tour price
• Friend’s House in Blue Mountains, Australia = 0 €
• Hostel Fern Loft City, Singapore = 12 € dorm
• Galileo Guest House in Malacca, Malaysia = 12 € double
• Friend’s house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia = 0 €
• Hotel Little India Heritage Villa in Georgetown, Malaysia = 12 € double
• City Central Youth Hostel in Beijing, China = 22 € double
• Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea = see the price of the tour
• CITC Hotel in Datong, China = 22 € double

Organized Tours:
• Full-day Phillip Island Tour, Australia = 85 €
• Great Ocean Road Tour 2 days, Australia = 150 €
• DPRK Political Interest Tour 5 days + 1 extra day, North Korea = 1370 €

Trip around the world – 18th month, November

Around the world trip - 18th month, November

Map of around the world trip – 18th month, November

Detailed itinerary information

November 2014: China (Datong, Yungang Caves, Pingyao, Jingshen, Jiexiu Zhangbi, Mian Shan Mountain, Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin, Xi’an).

The best of the month:
• Trekking in the Great Wall of China
• Exploring Yungang Caves
• Kung-fu Show at the Shaolin Temple
• Terracotta Army

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
• Great Wall of China
• Yungang Caves
• Ancient city of Ping Yao
• Longmen Grottoes
• Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
• Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Train trips:
• Datong to Pingyao, China 7h = 25 € bed soft-sleeper
• PingYao to Luoyang, China 10:30h = 20 € bed hard-sleeper
• Luoyang to Xi’an, China 2h = 23 € HSR hard-seat

Accommodation:
• CITC Hotel in Datong, China = 22 € double
• Harmony Hotel in Pingyao, China = 17 € double
• Heartland International Youth Hostel in Luoyang, China = 17 € double
• Kungfu Hostel in Songshan Shaolin Temple, China = 17 € double
• Lohas Dream of Youth Hostel in Xi’an, China = 18 € double

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This is a great post. We are doing a RTW trip in 2018 but going with our baby (will be 20 months then) so obviously we will have to be more planned. Love seeing how others do it though

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