I crunched the numbers, and thanks to credit card sign-on bonuses and miles, we did a 9-day Argentina honeymoon for under $3,000.
- Flights (international & domestic): $1,200
- All spending in Argentina: $1,560.33
- This is broken down into:
(a) hotels: $220. We stayed at a small hotel in a not-so-good part of town for 4 days, which in hindsight was not the smartest decision. The rest of the time we stayed – for free! – at 4-star and 5-star hotels that normally cost $250-$700/night using credit card points.
(b) food & activities: 1,540.33. We went horseback riding, took a private tango class, and ate empanadas almost every single day. Our most expensive meal was supposed to be $135 for the two of us, but a gentleman at the dinner found out that we were on our honeymoon and INSISTED on paying our bill. I couldn’t believe the goodwill of people, but that made me feel so touched. This cost also includes travel medical insurance.
Total spending: $2,960.33 or $328.93 per day
The romance is alive!