Looking for cheap places to travel in the world?!! If you’re planning a vacation and want to travel to a new beautiful destination but you don’t want to spend too much money, well you are in the right place. This post will tell you some of the cheapest and prettiest countries to visit in your next vacations.
As we all know, the cheaper the destination, the longer you can afford to stay, or the better your travel lifestyle can be while visiting. You don’t need to have lots of money to travel, you just need to plan it well, by choosing the place and the time of the year strategically.
There are many countries with paradise beaches, cities full of history, exotic destinations that you can travel to on a budget all year round. So if you interested and excited let’s start our list. (just to make this list more clear, we will break it down by continent, so you don’t get confused)
Cheapest countries to visit in Asia
Chosen by many backpackers for its affordable prices, Vietnam is a great and beautiful destination in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is one of those countries that offer both cities with culture and incredible landscapes. Like Ha-ling Bay for example.
Ha-ling Bay is located in the Northeast of the country is classified as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. The bay is really famous with its emerald water and most travelers take a Halong Bay Cruise to experience it.
Like most places in Southeast Asia, street food is delicious and very cheap (meals $5 to $10 per day). You can find also some cheap and comfortable hostels for about USD$10 or $20. Some of those hostels provide breakfast that consists of a baguette, fruit, and coffee. The transportations are also not expensive.
With beautiful beaches and chic neighborhoods, and rice paddies, what is not to love about Indonesia? This gorgeous country is another favorite destination for backpackers because it’s possible to live for very little money and get to know and discover beautiful places. You can get a full menu for just $4 and rent a motorcycle to move around with just $5 or $6 per day
This country has a lot of beautiful and popular places to visit, like Bali, one of the places in Southeast Asia that become really popular and a must-visit destination for most travels in the past few years, but luckily, prices are still cheap and cheerful.
Of course, you must check Bali, but don’t stop there. Visit the sweeping mountains of Dieng Plateau or see the iconic Komodo National Park, or check out the beautiful Mount Bromo.
Laos is literally a jewel of Southeast Asia that not everyone visits. with beautiful views and impressive natural landscapes and temples, Laos is definitely a place to consider if you travel to Southeast Asia. The transportations between cities are pretty cheap (you can rent a motorcycle for a cheap price and venture off the smaller towns, where thing get even cheaper) and accommodations are shared rooms cost USD$10-20 per night.
There are a lot of fun activities that you can do in Laos without spending too much money. You can pay $3 to see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, or $7 for a full day tubing experience along the Vang Vieng river, and $7 for an awesome tiger blam massage.
Thailand is literally a paradise on earth and it is a cheap country to visit as well. Thailand has always been one of our best and favorite countries in the world. With its beautiful islands and beaches, you can literally spend weeks without even getting bored, because there are so many things to see and do, whether you want national parks, jungles, cities, or any other things, Thailand got you covered.
Also, many couples choose some island in this great country to spend their honeymoon, because Thailand is really romantic and you can spend an unforgettable honeymoon without spending too much money.
The unique thing about this country is its very cheap. You can find shared dormitories in hostels for USD$7, and mid-range hostels for just USD$30. Food in the streets is also cheap and delicious, the meals cost around USD$1-5, and is you want to eat at restaurants, the meals will cost you USD$10-$20. The transportations between different destinations are also budget-friendly.
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The Philippines is a low coast paradise in Southeast Asia, with scenic islands, rich history, diverse cuisine, and friendly people. This country is one of the more underrated Asian destinations and it is really affordable. The accommodations are very cheap and it’s possible to eat for less than USD$5 in a local restaurant.
The islands are beautiful, the beaches and water are so clear and unpolluted. The service standards are high, prices are reasonable. And is you want to make the trip even cheaper try to fly on small aircraft between islands. This is not only going to allow you to see beautiful views, but it will be cheaper than flying on a conventional airline.
India is one of the most interesting countries to visit in a budget. It is a country that’s not for everyone, you need to be prepared to face India. India has so many religions and each one is so different than other ones, so you need to prepare yourself. As they say “either you love it or hate it”.
When traveling to India you will experience many things that you never experience before, and you will see things you never saw before, which makes this country so fun and full of surprises for those who love new adventures.
India has so many incredible places to visit, offering different experiences
You can go and see the Taj Mahal in Agra or get whisked away in the busy crowds of Delhi. Explore the pink city of Jaipur or you can visit the Ganges at Varanasi.
The accommodations cost usually less than USD$20 a night and it’s also very cheap to travel between cities by train. Which makes it the ideal country for backpackers or travelers traveling on a budget and wanting to have new adventures.
Malaysia is the perfect country to travel on a budget. With amazing and beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan and modern cities like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the best cities in Southeast Asia that you should visit.
Not only that, this country is so affordable and you can stay here for weeks enjoying it without even spending too much money (of cource depends on where you stary, and what you eat, and the activities that you do).
The accommodation per night is a double room cost around USD$20. In Malaysia, there are so many interesting local neighborhoods and markets to explore. The food is like no other. You can find food from just about any culture and it’s so cheap and delicious, you can eat in local restaurants for around USD$6.
Cheapest countries to visit in Africa
Morocco is one of the best destinations in north Africa to visite and the one destination that we highly recommend you visit in Africa. This is a very attractive country with its deserts, landscapes, beaches, cities, culture, and gastronomy. it is a must-visit for those who love adventure and want to go visit North Africa.
The people of Morroco are so kind, they’re welcome every tourist with an open heart. The food is unique and one of kind, you can’t find Morrocan food anywhere else, like their Green Tea, which they drink in the morning, evening and night.
Their most famous traditions meals are Tajin And Couscous. They are so delicious, I personally tasted those meals and I immediately become a big fan.
The transportation is not expensive, you cant travel across the country with a train or by renting a car. The most visited places in Morocco are Marrakech (most USA famous viners visited this beautiful city, and they loved it so much), Rabat (which is the capital), Chefchaouan, Fez, Tangier, and Agadir.
Prices in Egypt have drooped over the past 3 years, making it a lot cheaper for those who want to visit this beautiful country. Pyramids tours will coast you some money because they are a must-visit, and most people who visit this country, their first destination is those historical old monuments, that’s been there for centuries.
However, general travel, food, and accommodation are affordable for most travelers. Egypt is known as the oldest travel destination in the world, but it still has a lot more to explore and you’ll be surprised with all the great places you’ll find. You can explore cities like Luxor, Cairo, and the famous Alexandria.
Lots of people are unaware of the incredible countries in Africa. This continent can be as expensive as Europ because it contains some beautiful countries with old architecture. However, Ethiopia is a unique country with a lot of history wild flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes.
Ethiopia is a great destination for travelers that wants to travel cheaply since you find hotel rooms for just USD$10 per night and eat very cheaply as well. Lalibela is a small town in the north, known for the underground monolithic churches carved in rock that date from the 21st century and 13th century.
However, the only thing that might be expensive will be the plane ticket to get there, and all other things are super affordable for most travelers.
Cheapest countries to visit in America
Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit on a budget. Argentina my sounds expensive at first, but the currency value has dropped and suffered a great devaluation in the past years, which makes it the perfect destination to travel to on a budget.
The beautiful and famous capital “Buenos Aires” is incredibly beautiful. There are a lot of fun things to do in the capital, like for example, You can learn the tango (or you can just watch it and enjoy), or rent a motorcycle and explore the city more, or you can catch a polo game if you can.
Argentina is really affordable. A night in a mid-range hotel in the capital will cost you around USD$30, and you can find a bed in a hostel if you want with just USD$10. Also, you can eat a full dinner at a good restaurant for USD$15. The transportation is also cheap.
Here are the famous and most visited places in argentine to visit: Bariloche, Ushuaia, Calafate, and of cource the capital of Buenos Aires.
Bolivia sits just to the south of Brazil and it’s not for everybody, but if you’re looking for a real South American adventure, that’s the country you’ll want to visit. In Bolivia you’ll deal with a handful of long, winding reads off the beaten path, the altitude can be problematic for some visitors, but the adventures are endless.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in bolivia and you won’t spend too much money, because Bolivia remains relatively unexplored, which means spending less. However, you can visit the Salar de Uyuni, which covers more than 4,000 square miles and considered the world’s largest salt flat, or you can visit Isla del Sol or La Paz.
A colorful destination with a really dark past. Colombia has an unfortunate reputation of being the site of never-ending cocaine. But as a matter of fact, things have really turned around in Colombia, and it becomes an idyllic getaway for travelers who loves nature and yearn for the perfect balance between urban and rural charm.
In the bast years, Colombia has become a popular affordable destination with its beautiful culture, rich cities, and beaches. If you are a history geek, you’ll definitely love the museums and the historical sites in Bogota, the lost city and beyond. And If you’re a big fan of nature, Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, so it’s a paradise for nature lovers.
As for diving enthusiasts, this country boasts some of the world’s best diving sites and gorgeous beaches.
Cheapest countries to visit in Europ
Turkey has always been a crossroad of the world, since the days when Istanbul was still Constantinople. It controls access north-south from the Balkans all the way to the Middle East and the wast-east from the Mediterranean into the Black sea.
This beautiful country is in both Asia and Europ. Just like Argentina, the currency value has been greatly devalued in recent years, which makes Turkey Cheaped then most European countries. And contains some great historical ruins.
Turkey has so many beautiful and historical Ruins and Ancient cities to visit. Istanbul is literally the jewel of Turkey. Istanbul is the home of so many great and old buildings. The Hagia Sophia, the Sultanahmet Mosque and the Basilica Cistern, all these magnificent structures stand as testaments to the glory and importance of this ancient city.
Portugal is considered cheap and affordable for most travelers. With beautiful beaches, cities, culture, and mountains. Portugal has everything you want, to have a great vacation in Europ. This beautiful country is getting quite fashionable among bloggers so better hurry to go before prices rise.
The famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was born in this country, in Funchal city, which is a beautiful city with a gorgeous beach. For Christiano lovers, this city is a must-visit.
The places that you don’t want to miss when visiting Portugal are Lisbona, Porto, The beaches of Algarve and the Sintra Castle.
There are lots of tourists flock to the Czech Republic, or more specifically, Prague, for its beautiful buildings and rich history, and cheaper-than water beer, prices have inflated over the bast few years.
However, Czech Republic is one of the cheapest Central European countries to travel to, especially if you want to explore what’s beyond Prague, such as Caskey Krumlov and Telc, just to experience the true culture of this magnificent country.
The food there is so unique and delicious. While it’s not the healthiest food (most delicious meals are not healthy) but it will surely fill your up. You can eat in local restaurants for lunch and have a light snack for dinner at just USD$25.