During the 2018-2019 year, I spent roughly five months backpacking through two South American countries. Knowing I would be income-less before my trip and unsure as to the state of my finances afterward, my goal was to spend no more than $1,000 a month.
The Galápagos Islands are known for being one of the more expensive places to visit, especially when compared to the price of traveling through mainland Ecuador. I knew I couldn't pass up a trip to the islands made famous by Charles Darwin. I visited the islands on a budget that ultimately equalled $79 a day.