Many people suffer from wanderlust or a strong desire to travel. Just getting on a plane is already so exciting but what makes it more meaningful and fun is the new places you will see and discover, the culture in a foreign country and the friends you meet along the way. This is why a lot of people backpack the world. Traveling with a backpack is, perhaps, the most fun, easy and authentic way to travel. Tight budget might be the only problem. But worry no more because we have listed the top ten cheapest countries for backpackers to go to and start packing!
Although it is not popular among travelers, it is amazingly beautiful and very cheap in Nicaragua. This country’s history is very much alive as they have well maintained colonial towns that were built in the 70’s. Nicaragua is a great place for wild nature lovers as it has very wonderful beaches, jungles and Caribbean hideout. Also, you don’t have to spend so much while exploring this country.
One of the most popular countries in South America is Peru. Many tourists and even locals hike Inca trail to see the very wonderful Machu Picchu.
Aside from Machu Picchu, there are also jungles or you can go see the Amazon or get awed with the Lake Titicaca or even the beaches.
India is well known as one of the cheapest countries to visit not only in Asia but also in the entire world. Aside from the famous and romantic Taj Mahal, the Bollywood Films and elephant rides, there is more to see in India. Fly up north and hike up Ladakh and enjoy the cool air. Go surfing in Port Blair for a cheap price.
Thailand is a pretty popular place among backpackers and is, perhaps, the best place to find companions. Cheap and tasty food, affordable accommodations, spectacular islands and hills, beautiful beaches, nice and caring locals will definitely make your trip unforgettable.
Nepal with its breathtaking nature and insightful culture is a perfect place for a truly spiritual journey as it is the birthplace of Buddha. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, can be found here and with such beautiful mountains, hiking is definitely very cheap and affordable.
Turkey is famous for its fantastic culture, or, actually a mix of Western and European ones. Aside from immersing yourself in its history and culture, you can meet the locals and other travelers, explore the ruins or spectacular wild nature, and, of course, enjoy the warm sea and their delicious local foods.
Vietnam is definitely such a cheap country to explore especially if you are after a rich cultural and historical experiences. Aside from cheap Vietnamese food and everything and really nice locals, the very easy way of exploring the country is one of the many reasons why it has been attracting many backpackers for years.
Indonesia is well-known for being a cool spot: you will fall in love with its white sandy beaches, marvelous sea life and unique culture.
Food and different fun activities are inexpensive thus making your stay extra worth it.
Sri Lanka is one of the most affordable countries to travel and has a great choice of cheap accommodations and food. Responsive locals, spectacular nature and fantastic attractions are a delightful bonus.
Albania with its delicious Mediterranean culture and cuisine, warm sea and green cyprus forests is the cheapest destination in Europe and a great choice if you wanted to visit Italy but couldn’t make it.