Everybody wants to travel the world. The only thing that stops most of them is MONEY. But there are many affordable places in the world where you can backpack for just a few dollars easily.Finding cheap places to travel can be tricky, but with these top ten best places get ready to accumulate awesome backpacking experiences.
Nepal is a classic destination for backpacking on a budget. Nepal offers more than just living out of a backpack; the country’s has some of the world’s highest peaks and thousands of miles of backpacking trails and treks that are filled with mountain vistas and unending skies.Head to Birgunj, the nation’s commercial capital, to see the Durga Temple, clock tower, and Shankar Acharya Gate, where India meets Nepal. If you’re looking for something a bit more spiritual, try Lumbini, where Lord Buddha was born 2500 years ago.
Thailand is perfect for budget-conscious backpackers looking for a tropical land with a rich culture and world-class cuisine.For the best way to enjoy Thailand on a budget, head to the northern regions and inland- basically anyplace away from a beach. There backpackers can still enjoy tropical oasis and breathtaking exotic sights while only spending a few dollars a day.If you’re willing to shack up with others, dorm rooms will only run you around $3 US dollars a night, and the truly affluent among us can enjoy a private bed and bath for a little over $5. The Thai food is just as cheap; authentic Pad Thai from right off the street might cost you $1 for a filling and unforgettable lunch.Students can enjoy Bangkok on as little as $20 a day.
Eat, Pray, Love your way through this awe-inspiring country!Backpacking India is both easy and inexpensive. While there are plenty of accommodation choices that rival the best hotels in the world, if you’re willing to stay in the most basic of conditions, you can easily book hostels that will run you only a dollar or two per night. Indian cuisine is to die for and wonderfully cheap. You can gorge yourself happily on authentic dishes from restaurants for only a few dollars.The vast subcontinent has everything from desert safaris to the beaches of Goa to the Himalayan Mountains.
Indonesia is one of the best places to backpack, with literally thousands of islands to explore.If you don't know where to start, head to Sumatra, where you can take in the morning mist from the window of a cozy lodge, or read a book by the waterfall.If you’re really feeling adventurous and in the mood for an authentic Indonesian backpacker experience,pick pretty much any island,there you can easily find an a full dinner for around $2 and tasty snacks and food vendor treats for half of that.
There’s plenty to do in this budget-friendly country. After seeing the colonial buildings of Granada, drive 20 minutes to the town of Masaya, where the volcanic lake Laguna de Apoyo dazzles visitors with its warm, bright blue waters.Here, typical South American fare will only cost you a few dollars each meal, making Nicaragua one of the best ways to explore Central America’s beauty while on a backpacker’s budget.
Cheap backpacking trips aren’t limited to just Southest Asia. For a taste of West meets East, head over to Turkey, where you can enjoy backpacking around the country for well under $40 a day. Visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Chora Church and Istanbul Old Town, but do not miss the Grand Bazaar, a market that dates back to 15th century, it is the perfect place to absorb Turkish culture and cuisine.
Want beautiful Mediterranean views, architecture, and culture?? Albania is a cheap alternative to Greece and Italy, with just as many beautiful beaches, cities, and museums at a fraction of the cost.Visit the capital, Tirana, to see the Albanian culture and architecture. Hike Mount Dajti to get a bird’s-eye view of the city. Unlike other European destinations, Albania has backpacker hostels that run from 9€-15€ a night, and equally affordable food.