A list of the cheapest countries to visit and travel to on a budget. Where to get the most out of your dollar!
TOP 10 World’s Cheapest Travel Destinations
It is possible to travel without spending a fortune! Here are 10 great travel destinations that will allow you to stretch your money and save more.
Thailand has gained a lot of popularity in recent years for being a very affordable place to travel. Although some areas have become more touristic and commercial, there are still plenty of things to do and places to see that won’t cost much at all. Roam the markets in Bangkok, island hop through the Gulf, or go elephant trekking at a local elephant conservation center.
Greece – The Greek archipelago has plenty to offer to all kinds of budgets. A tour of the 17 monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites will guide your explorations and enrich you culturally; and you can customize it in order to best suit your preferences and budget.
Cambodia – Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most incredible ancient cities and temples. Visit the temple of Angkor Wat, walk through the ancient city of Angkor Thom, spend some time in Siem Reap, or take a day trip to an elephant sanctuary where you can hang out with those beautiful, gentle giants all day.
Indonesia – This nation of volcanic islands is a hot spot for travelers who love gorgeous beaches, exotic animals, and ancient temples. Retreat to Bali for the weekend, see the monkeys at the temples of Ubud, show your gratitude at the Galungan Festival, or visit the Sekumpul Waterfalls in Singaraja.
Nepal – Kathmandu and Pokhara are Nepal’s tourist capitals – both find their places in top 5 cheapest cities to travel to, and they certainly do live up to the hype! The serene and picturesque towns down the Himalayas can provide you with decent rooms for less than $20 a night.
Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. It’s easy to find rooms for $5 – $8 a night and even cheaper if you’re sharing.
India – I believe India should be on everyone’s bucket list. It may be a culture shock but there is SO much beauty in the country. Much of your travel budget here will depend on where you go and your travel style, as well as how much shopping you want to do. On average, most backpackers go by around $20 a day.
The Philippines – Perfect beaches, friendly locals and beautiful nature. Similar to many other countries in Southeast Asia, the price of living is ridiculously cheap. Coffee is 11 cents, a meal is $2.50 and hostels can work out to be $9 per person. Also, it’s home to Palawan, which I think should be reason enough to visit!
Vietnam – Vietnam is definitely one of the bargain destinations in Southeast Asia for the year to come; enjoy it while it lasts, though, because recent market research in tourism show that its popularity is steadily increasing. What you will be particularly delighted with is the famously good and cheap traditional food. Note that, for example, most of the dishes come for as much as $2, while a full meal in a local restaurant will not cost you more than $5.
Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka has some of Asia’s loveliest, most surf-able beaches – and plenty of affordable places to stay. There are best hotels and guesthouses, starting at just £5 a night