You want to travel the world but you don’t have a lot of money? Don’t worry. I have got you covered. Here are the top Cheap holiday destinations in the world.
One of the most common questions I usually get is where should I travel that is not too expensive or cheap? In this post, I made a list of the coolest and cheap holiday destinations from around the planet.
And of course, if you have travel tips of your own, please add them in the comment section. All right, These are the Cheap holiday destinations to travel in the world.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Situated at the southern tip of the African continent, Cape Town has it all- good beaches, great weather, wine, and safaris nearby, not to mention an awesome blend of European and African culture.
Cape Town may be far away, but once you’re there it’s one of the best overall destinations for your money.
Fifty years ago Vietnam was torn apart by war. Today it is one of the top travel destinations on the planet. Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, has tons of beautiful French colonial architecture.
Hanoi has great street sidebars that serve Bia Pho, fresh beer that costs 25 cents a glass, and the one kind of expensive thing in Vietnam is sent through Halong Bay, which is worth it.
It’s not the cheapest country in Asia; it doesn’t have the best beaches, but a motorcycle adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is totally worth it.
Ecuador is quite an incredible country. It has the Andes Mountains; it has the Galapagos Islands; it has the Amazon rainforest not to mention beautiful colonial towns like Quito…. and surf.
If you’re going to go anywhere in Latin America, you should go to Ecuador. Plus they use the dollar.
For a North American bargain head to Montreal, the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Montreal combines French-Canadian heritage with great food, a killer music scene, and some of the best prices you will find in a North American city.
The classic budget traveler destination has to go to India. It’s quite cheap for the Americans and Europeans and it has it all.
Does it have stunning scenery? Dude, the Himalaya. Good food? The best.
Plus, it’s vegan-friendly. Instagram potential? Of course, and you will have Tinder pics to last until marriage. There is so much to do, it’s hard to know where to even start.
You have got Mumbai, home to Bollywood, Rajasthan India’s largest and most colorful state, and of course the Himalaya where you can pose yoga, meditate and maybe even see the Dalai Lama.
No matter where you go, you can travel to India for a whole month for the price of one week in Europe.
Forget Spring Break and go to Mexico City. The vibrant capital of Mexico is full of amazing street art, architecture, and some of the best food on the planet.
For those of you in the United States people in California and the southern border states, Mexico is extremely accessible. If you are thinking about Cancun, skip it and head down to Tulum for some boho beach vibes where you can pose yoga next to Mayan temples.
If you live in the United States, especially the southern border states, or if you’re from California, Mexico is the closest and one of the cheapest locations in the world.
Head down to Baja California where you can surf, drink craft beer, eat lobster tacos, and drink amazing wines all for a fraction of the price that you would pay in the United States.
A stunning capital full of Art Nouveau and Baroque architecture from the golden days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Even better Budapest sits on top of 120 natural hot springs that bubble up into these bathhouses.
After soaking your bones all day, scarf down a bowl of goulash and then go hit the ruined bars of the Jewish Quarter. All this can be done for as low as 35 Euros a day.
Feel like a change of scenery?
Nepal is the access point for the Himalaya, and even if you are not trying to climb Mount Everest, which I feel like most of us are, there’s a ton of stuff to do: you can go whitewater rafting, paragliding, explore the Buddhist monasteries, and even go on a wildlife safari in the jungles and see rhino.
Yes, they have rhino in Nepal. The country is still recovering from the 2015 earthquake, so your tourist dollars will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal.
Sri Lanka is one of the most overlooked countries in Asia, so if you want something like India, but are looking for something more off the beaten path, Sri Lanka might be for you.
This island nation was once ravaged by civil war but is now in peace. Travelers are discovering beautiful beaches, colorful culture, and the 5,000 elephants that are just wandering around the country.
Five thousand elephants just walking around Sri Lanka. The only downside is because it’s still not very developed for tourism, there aren’t a ton of options.
So you might have to spend some time looking around.
Nicaragua is a Central American country that is a great alternative to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is an incredible country, but because it’s become so popular, it’s gotten much more expensive.
That’s not the case with Nicaragua. Yet, it’s got undeveloped beaches, great surf, cheap beer and tons of adventure opportunities.
Towns like San Juan del Sur are a great place to get started. But get down to Nicaragua before that all changes.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
The capital of Argentina is a great place to visit.
It’s super fun and a great deal. It has got a blend of Italian and Spanish immigrants with French architecture that is uniquely Argentinean.
The bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo is especially popular with tourists, but it’s a really good place to stay, especially if you can find a nice Airbnb.
For fun think steak dinners every night, wash down with Malbec wine, and plenty of beautiful people teach you how to tango.
Thailand is the go-to destination for most backpackers and with good reason.
Where else can you get a private cabana on the beach for 10 bucks, an hour-long massage for 5, and amazing street food for $1?Only in Thailand.
The islands and beaches are starting to get a bit more expensive, but Chiang Mai in the north, Thailand’s second-largest city, is still a great deal, especially if you are trying to do some trekking or volunteering at elephant sanctuaries.
If you want to head up the islands, Koh Pipi is still a great deal and Krabi has some incredible rock-climbing overhanging the ocean.
Next to Thailand is Cambodia, which is even cheaper and comes with a side of history that will snap you out of that daze from all those Thai massages.
On one side you have Angkor Wat, one of the greatest achievements of mankind. On the other side, you have the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in which one-quarter of Cambodia’s population was exterminated during one of the worst genocides of the last century.
Thankfully, life has returned to normal in Cambodia, and you can find a lot of the same stuff in Thailand, but for cheaper.
Thailand has gotten relatively expensive, but people say that The Philippines is twice as cool and half the price.
Add in some of the friendliest locals on the planet, some cheap air connections, and the Philippines is looking pretty good.
Guatemala is an incredible country. It’s full of living Maya culture surrounded by rugged active volcanoes, and little towns like Antigua are an incredible place to visit and brush up on your Spanish.
THE CZECH REPUBLIC.
Prague is an essential stop on any Europe trip with a storybook old town and beer that’s cheaper than water, literally. Cheaper and more beautiful.
The next country on my list has had a tumultuous time in the past couple of years, especially since the Arab Spring. I am talking about Egypt with constant political protests, military coups, plane crashes, and the occasional shark attack.
I know it sounds bad, but Egypt does still have a lot to offer. Understandably, tourism has dropped by over 40 percent to Egypt in recent years.
Now it does seem that things have cooled down there. So if you do go, chances are you’ll get the Pyramids of Giza all to yourself. And just so you know, the Pyramids of Giza are one of the only remaining 7 wonders of the ancient world.
Croatia is the darling of most travelers but unfortunately, its popularity has increased its price.
You can save money by spending time in lesser-known places like Vis, Plitvice National Park or its capital Zagreb.
check out the Bay of Kotor and Montenegro, the beaches of Albania.
The country’s leaders have made a lot of progress towards democracy, and it’s a lot more popular now with travelers.
It is a funky mixture of old British colonial buildings, and it’s a great place to get your bearings before heading up to the Temples of Bagan or Inle Lake.
This landlocked Andean country is one of the best travel bets for South America.
It has got a bit of everything, from the world’s highest lake to the infamous death road, which you can do on a mountain bike, and the world-famous Uyuni Salt Flats… all of these are great places to visit, and supposedly Bolivia has one of the most incredible kinds of lunar martian landscapes.
For the Caribbean, I am recommending the Dominican Republic.
It is the cheapest country in the region, There’re great beaches, but the problem can be that it’s hard to find something that’s not an expensive resort, so check on Airbnb for a bungalow.
Bali the most popular island in Indonesia is no secret…thanks Eat Pray Love. Nor is it the cheapest… a good deal for those of you wanting to get away from it all without much hassle.
Rent an inexpensive villa with a pool, an automatic motorbike, sign up for some yoga classes and you’re chilling. Most people stick to Ubud, but if you are a surfer, head down to the south. Places like Uluwatu are some of the best in the world.
And if you get bored of Bali. don’t worry there are 17,000 other islands in Indonesia and all of them are cheaper than Bali.
One of the famous Cheap holiday destinations in the world.
Last but not least, Morocco.
Easy to reach from Europe, inexpensive, this North African paradise is the original bohemian getaway.
It’s the safest country in North Africa; It has got tons of style.
Tangier is the gritty port popularized by expats, like the Rolling Stones.
Essaouira is the vibey surf town, complete with a Portuguese castle and former home of Jimi Hendrix. Marrakech is the place to go if you want that vibey
All right. That’s my list of the Budget and cheap holiday destinations of the world. If you guys have been to any of these places, if you have a favorite, please let me know by adding a comment.
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