Top 12 Cheapest Travel Destinations

Top 12 Cheapest Travel Destinations

Did you know that there are travel destinations that can cost less than $50 a day to explore? Don't let the excuse of not being able to afford travel stop you from doing it. It is possible to travel without spending a fortune! Here are 12 great travel destinations that will allow you to stretch your money and save more.

1. Fiji

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It's crazy to believe that this little piece of paradise is actually affordable to travel to--but it is! Consider visiting this destination for a romantic getaway, to see exotic animals, shop the open-air markets in town, or check out the majestic waterfalls hidden in the islands.

 

2. Cambodia

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Photo via www.LonelyPlanet.com

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. 

 

3. Portugal

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Photo via www.engelvoelkers.com

It's hard to imagine that any country in Western Europe can be affordable, but Portugal proves us wrong. Take in the authentic, gothic architecture all over the country, go wine tasting around the Douro, or visit the romantic castle of Pena National Palace.

 

4. Peru

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Photo via www.destinationhq.com.au

Peru has been a popular destination for budget travelers and backpackers for a long time for good reasons. Traveling through Peru is really affordable! Backpack the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, see a vast amount of Incan ruins, indulge in quality Peruvian food, or visit the bustling city of Lima.

 

5. China

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Photo via www.albertoforchielli.com

The world's most populous country is absolutely full of amazing things to explore and do. If you're into the ancient world, see the Great Wall, check out the Forbidden City, or observe the ancient Terracotta Army. If the city life is what you want, see Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. Indulge in nature by seeing the landscapes of Jiuzhaigou, hiking in Mutianyu, or stroll through Yu Garden.

 

6. South Korea

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Photo via www.thousandwonders.net

South Korea is another great, affordable country that offers a lot of different activities for travelers to enjoy. Spend time in the city of Seoul, devour some amazing Korean food (Korean BBQ anyone!?), or visit the Buddhist temples all over the countryside.

 

7. India

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Photo via www.resorts-chartedcourses.com

From Himalayan peaks to iconic mausoleums, rich history to authentic culture, India is a fabulous destination for budget travelers. Visit the Taj Mahal (and do it soon since there is a possibility they will close it down to the public!), see Amber Fort in Jaipur, or take a trip to the bustling city of Mumbai.

 

8. Bulgaria

Another country in Europe that won't break the bank! The small Eastern European country of Bulgaria is a lovely place to stop by when you're traveling through the area. Visit the Nessebar Village at Sunny Beach, explore the city of Varna, or walk through the Rila Monastery.

 

9. Greece

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Photo via www.tips4travel.org

Despite the economic downturn that Greece has seen in recent years, tourism is still booming and it has become more affordable than ever. Visit the ancient sites in Athens, island hop around the Mediterranean, walk through Plaka, or try the authentic Greek food at a local hot spot.

 

10. Guatemala

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Photo via www.hssfullerton.edu

This Central American country is known for its Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, and large volcanoes. Spend some time in Antigua, see the volcanoes around Guatemala City, or explore the natural sites in the Petén Department.

 

11. Indonesia

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Photo via www.cpaantoniosecola.com

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. 

 

12. Thailand

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Photo via www.trufflesandvino.com

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.

What are your favorite budget destinations to travel to? Comment below with more spots!

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