Question. How much did the travel through Central and South America cost?
I like to count and account. I left Australia on 25 May 2014 and returned on 7 February 2015. This is 37 weeks. Lauren travelled for 31 weeks, Alex for 30 weeks and Lucas for 32 weeks. In total that is 910 person days of travel, mostly in Central and South America.
I took 37 flights and the rest of the family 30. We all caught many buses, a few trains and a few ferries. We set foot in 19 different countries and spent 12 weeks on purchased tours.
Each night we stayed, principally, in hotels. Their quality ranged from 5 star to shared rooms in hostals. We had 20 nights in rented apartments and four nights on a luxurious cruise boat in Patagonia. Our median experience was probably 2 star and our average, perhaps 2.5 stars.
We ate at restaurants almost entirely. We only cooked for ourselves when we rented apartments and even then not all the time. We were insured and inoculated for all circumstances.
We enjoyed skiing and many entertainments which included World Cup tickets.
The answer to the question sits below the poor quality image that reminds of the travel locations.
The answer to the question also sits below three comparator holidays.
A visit by four of us to Burma for 14 days in 2014 cost $339 per person day.
A week in Bali for the four of us in 2013 was $392 per person day.
Ten days riding my motorbike from Melbourne to Perth in March 2014 cost $390 per person day (only one person in this instance).
ANSWER: 910 person days of travel mostly in Central/South America cost $170,000, about $187 per person day.
Relative to other holidays, it was very good value. The previous ninety posts on this blog illustrate the experiences purchased. Relative to those experiences, it was the goodest of good value.