10/12/2014 04:51 GMT | Updated 10/12/2014 04:59 GMT

10 Must-See Places in South America That Won't Cost You The Earth

South America, the home of steak, salt-flats and really late suppers, is brimming with bucket-list ideas. From Iguazu Falls to the Amazonian jungle, it's no surprise that the continent can be found on any avid traveller's must-visit list.

But it's an unfortunate truth that South America can be pricey. A recent Forbes article cited Brazil as more expensive than Europe and you'd be pressed to find a cheap tour of Machu Picchu.

So here are 10 places to visit in South America that are not only absolutely must-sees but won't cost you the earth.

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