Travel destinations for a low-cost vacation
Romania is a country of legend, history, and fascinating traditions. Places like Sinaia, an idyllic mountain villiage with one of the most beauftiful castles in the world, will enchant you. Romania's also one of the cheapest destinations to travel to, as its hotel rates are low.
If you decide to go to Armenia, book a long holiday because this destination is very affordable. A luxury apartment in Yerevan, its capital, can cost you about 250 US dollars a month. In rural areas the rent can go as low as $55. A very beautiful country to discover.
It is difficult not to fall in love with this country. Apart from its chaotic capital Bangkok, it has the calm beaches of Phuket, Phi Phi or Koh Samui. With its bungalows with breakfast included from 4 dollars a night or fully equipped apartments for $20, it is very affordable. The street food is excellent and often costs less than a dollar. This is a place to go on holiday and never come back.
Among the Baltic countries in the northwest of Europe, Lithuania is the cheapest holiday destination. Restaurants, hotels, food, and transport have lower prices than in the rest of Western Europe.
Tunisia is another destination we propose if you want a low-cost vacation. There are remains to visit from pre-colonial and colonial settlements as well as magnificent Mediterranean beaches and the film locations of 'Star Wars'.
Ecuador is one of the cheapest countries in South America when it comes to food, transportation, and lodging. Its official currency is the US dollar. With budget travel as its basis, you can also opt for more luxury arrangements. The most expensive part of this vacation is probably the airfare.
Turkey, mixing Asian and European sensations, is no longer one of the cheapest destinations for travellers. But while it's getting closer and closer to the European standard, Turkey is still a place where tourists can travel with different budgets. The country offers accommodations of different levels, as well as street food versus top cuisine in restaurants.
Albania is a relatively unknown country that offers a lot to the tourist at a very good price. For example, a shared room with breakfast included may cost about 20-25 dollars for two people.
Estonia is a beautiful country where you will not run out of money. To get advantageous rates in its capital Tallinn, you will have to move (a little) away from the city centre. Getting a room with a good quality/price ratio can cost about 10-20 dollars a night.
Nepal is one of the best Asian countries to visit with a low budget. Its currency, the Nepalese Rupee, is quite devalued in comparison with the dollar or euro. The average spending per day is 40 dollars when you sleep in hotels in the city center that include breakfast. But if you want to spend even less... you can do it. Shared rooms can be found for $6-10 a night.
One of the top destinations in this list must be Indonesia, with Bali as the main tourist attraction. There are lots of islands to visit every day. In Kuta and Legion (beach areas near the airport) you will find prices similar to (or even higher than) those in Western countries. But if you move inland, the prices fall sharply. Check out places like Lombok or Sumatra Island, for example.
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in continental Southeast Asia. Transportation can sometimes be difficult, for you as an outsider as well as for the locals. It is also one of the most beautiful countries of the region with both native and French colonial views and foods.
This is the place in South America with some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. You can eat there for about 5 dollars and sleep for 15. Highlights in the country are Lake Titicaca and the Uyuni salt flats.
Pakistan is not a very common holiday destination but it is an enchanting country. The average budget per person per day barely reaches 30 dollars with accommodation and food included.
If you're a backpacker tourist, India is your destination. According to the 'Consumer Price Index', an American index that measures the cost of living of all countries in the world (taking into account transport, accommodation, food, etc) India is the cheapest country in the world to travel to. Can you imagine going on a holiday for 15 dollars a day?
If you decide to visit Moldova, you should take the opportunity to travel to Transsylvania. The budget for a hotel, food and transport will be about 20 to 25 dollars per day.
Poland is also among Europe's cheapest international destinations. Completely destroyed after the war, Warsaw was able to rise from the ashes while respecting its original appearance. Together with Krakow, it is a must for visitors of this country. Another city that we recommend is Rzeszów.
Mozambique, a country in Southeast Africa, is a tourist magnet because of its low prices and spectacular natural areas and beaches.
And finally, though it may surprise you, Las Vegas can actually be a low-budget destination. Forget about gambling and enjoy the great deals that casinos like to offer to lure people to their restaurants and hotels. In addition, Fremont Street offers accommodation and food that are much cheaper than on the main strip. At Container Park, free movies are shown outdoors and you can enjoy happy hours in the bars.