i'm travelling through argentina from dec 16 -jan 7. would like to travel from south & work my way up to buernos aires. so would like to start in ushuaia & go from there. what's the cheapest way to get south & quickest. i'm doing this trip to show that you dont need plenty of money to have an amazing life changing experience, so i'm purposely trying to do this in the cheapest way & also thus immersing myself in the country. any help would be much appreciated.
The quickest way is obviously by plane. If your Argentine it´s also the cheapest.
By bus it around AR$600 from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
The cheapest ticket on Aerolineas Argentinas is about AR$400. But if your a foriegner you will have to pay a bit more like AR$600 or more. You could also look at prices via LAN Chile.
any advice on getting to falklands islands, do you have to take a boat & how long does it take, also the cost.
There are no flights from Argentina to the Falklands. If you fly you will have to go via Punta Arenas in Chile at a cost of about US$700, or from Santiago (US$1100).
Else you could take a cruise ship or yacht charter from Ushuaia in Argentina. This will cost US$1000s. So to get there on the cheap try working as a crew on a charter yacht that´s heading that way. You will probably need to spend some time in Ushuaia to find crew work.
I love your idea, and I think it is not difficult to travel through South America with little money, if you know how to choose ...
From southern Argentina can travel by bus to Buenos Aires, then travel to Cologne, colonial city declared by UNESCO patrionio of humanity. Ideally ($) is www.transuruguay.com (aprox 40 U$S A) crossing by ferry, and then you move up the company bus terminal in Montevideo. From Montevideo can go anywhere, I recommend the beaches of Rocha and the northern valleys and communities.
If you go to the north can cross the border by bus to northern Argentina, and then take the train from the clouds to Peru ...