Top 10 Cheapest Travel Destinations in the World
Travel – go wherever your heart takes you, be adventurous, try something new while traveling, always be open-minded, never stick to plans and routines if you want to have fun and so on and so forth. We have all heard each and every advice one travel-freak can give us about traveling. To go on the off-beaten tack, to enjoy every little moment, do relax and soak in all the culture you can while traveling and it is all well. But what no one ever tells us how to afford all this mind-blowing experiences by traveling. In these days of high prices, how does one work out the cost of everything without having to sell one’s kidney? Well the best amongst other options is to travel to cheaper destinations. Now every year the cheap destinations change with regards to economy, political situation etc. So you can keep a track of these places and plan your exotic little vacations to places where the prices are low in the given particular year. Here is a list of the cheapest vacation destinations for the year –
The absolutely enthralling and picturesque country of Greece has, to our utmost delight, become one of the cheapest travel destinations. Thanks to the Euro crisis, Greece suffered the worst set-back to the economy and the tourists rejoiced over it. Extremely low prices for the same old great quality of services are what you’re in for in Greece. What would have been the price of just an air ticket from US to Greece is now the price of your one week stay in Greece. Staying options are varied, but if you manage to stay in dorms, you’ll save much more and can spend on other great Greek things like food, cheeses, wines, cruises etc. Mykonos, Santorini are not to be missed now!
South East Asia and east Asia are as cheap as it gets when it comes to traveling and these destinations have a lot to offer. One of the cheapest countries in this area is Vietnam. Post war with USA, the government of Vietnam did all they could to straighten their economy and tourism was one factor which helped a lot. There is a lot to visit especially the old towns which are a mix between Chinese and Japanese. Due to their weak currency, all the things in his country are cheap and travel is therefore, super affordable. If one is looking for a country to explore, Vietnam is the perfect option.
Constantly at war with themselves for having to choose between modern Europe and motherland Russia, east European countries were left out of the growth and development of the EU. Bulgaria is one such east European country. Although, today, the country has developed significantly and realizes that tourism can bring in foreign currency and therefore has resourced tourism very well. This country is a dream for every person who has the slightest interest in history. The rates of retail, accommodation, food etc are cheap, this attracting large number of people to this land which has a lot of potential and is hardly explored.
In the recent years, India has become a major tourist hub. The government saw this as a way to boost the sinking economy of India and has quickly tapped all the resources to make sure that India becomes a main travel destination. With a wide range of places to offer, India is one of the cheapest places to travel. If you are from the western countries whose currency is strong as opposed to Indian rupee, it is all the more better. Hotels, flights, retail has all become cheaper thanks to globalization and privatization and even the services have improved.
The quaint little island of Philippines in the extreme east of the world is one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world. With it’s virgin and unexplored beaches, streets rich with life and culture and food that is tasty and finger licking good, Philippines is a must-visit destination and an all-round destination. The spanish culture is very evident in some cities of Philippines and one will not be disappointed with this beautiful country. There is much to explore in this country and given it’s affordability, it is a place that most can at least think about going to.
We all know that Latin American countries are something that look as if they’ve come straight out of a movie scene. Central American countries are no less. Bolivia is a great country to visit for its beaches, food and extremely lovely people. The icing on the cake? Super low prices for hotels, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. One cannot miss going to this place when one has the opportunity. Most Latin American countries run on tourism so they have made superb facilities to make sure that your stay with them is nothing but the best.
Travel and tourism is a very important sector in the economy of Colombia. This beautiful Latin American country has been lately tarred by the images of it being very dangerous due to it’s drug cartels, crimes and gang-wars. And while some of it is true, the cities of Colombia are safe for travel. It may be because the people are scared to go to Colombia that the prices of traveling in this country and really low. National parks, beaches, historical monuments – you name it and Colombia has got it. It is thus, one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world.
The Amsterdam of the east, Thailand is a perfect destination for all types of people be it kids, adults, teenagers. With umpteenth number of beaches, clubs, temples and monuments alike, it is the best place to travel to. The overall cost of a trip to Thailand is pretty less. It has got some great food, beaches to offer for the people who are on a budget while at the same time, it has some of the most luxurious hotels as well. One just needs to choose his preference, and he will get the best in Thailand.
Tourism is the largest industry in Nepal and a lot of people in the country depend on tourism. Nepal is not your everyday country and a trip to Nepal will mean lots of adventure. Adorned by the Himalayas, many people go to Nepal when they want to trek or climb the Himalayas. But apart from that adventurous side, the old cities and temples of Nepal are spell-bounding and beautiful. Serene and tranquil, Nepal is a great place to relax. With cheapest prices, Nepal is number 2 on our list of our travel destination.
Everyone knows that south east Asian countries are a traveler’s paradise. With really cheap rates of hotels, flights, food, shopping, you get a bounty of culture, tradition and festivities. Cambodia is one such country which is perfect if you want to travel on a budget. Many European and American and Australian people take trips to Cambodia to soak in it’s history and culture. What helps is the fact that even the street food here is mouthwatering tasty and safe. It is a perfect place for a budding traveler to take his first budget vacation. So next time you are planning a budget vacation, you may want to consider these options.