Ask the Experts: What Route Should I Take Through North and South America?

It’s that Ask the Experts time of the week again and there’s a pretty juicy question for Amy to get her teeth stuck into…

Gemma wants some advice on a big tip through the Americas, which will be a pretty epic experience in anyone’s book. If you like what you hear, and want to challenge our Experts to answer one of your own burning travel questions, send us an email and we’ll put it to them right here on the blog.

Let’s see hear Gemma’s question before we put it to our trusty Experts…

I’m 28 and am looking for a multistop ticket that will take me on a few stops through North and South America, can I book a multistop flights with STA Travel if I’m not a student or under 26? If so, can you suggest any routes that you think would be good and not too expensive? Gemma.

Sounds like you’ve got some pretty exciting times ahead of you Gemma! Ok, Experts it’s over to you!

Amy Pearson from STA Travel Leeds Vicar Lane says…

We cater for everybody, we can also tailor make any route you want. Nothing is impossible but we do often give advice on certain routes as some are cheaper and more accessible than others.

If you want to do South America and North America as one trip I would advise flying into Los Angeles or New York and spending some time travelling through North America. You can easily do coast to coast by hiring a campervan and as you are over 25 years old it makes it loads cheaper on car hire.

I would head down to the South and hit Texas and New Orleans, and immerse your self in the ‘music route’ of Nashville and Memphis. By sleeping in a camper you will save tons of money on hotels and have the freedom to travel at your own pace. Alternatively we offer some really cheap rates on trains and we have some fantastic offers on hostels that are all in great locations, so you really don’t need to spend a fortune.

If you head into South America, your cheapest routes are going to be from Miami into Bogota or Los Angeles into Lima, Peru. Both destinations are great starting points for starting your journey through South America.

When heading back to the UK I would advise travelling home from Rio de Janeiro, this leaves you a huge overloading sector of your trip, so you can country hop as much as you want. It will give you chance to travel through Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. A route like this will cost you around £900 on average, though this really depends on when you want to embark on your trip…

Another sterling job there Amy – great option! Have you done a similar trip yourself? What would you suggest for Gemma? Let us know in the comments box below! Or, if you have you own question for our Travel Expertssend us an email, and they’ll answer it for you right here on the blog.