Vacationing at a foreign destination is assumed a luxury that only the filthy rich can afford. That is only true if you are looking at places like Paris, Fiji, Dubai, and Bora Bora. So many beautiful countries around the world give more for less. Due to low value currency, Pounds, Euros, and Dollars are worth a lot in these areas. The amount you spend on a single meal at an expensive destination can buy you a few fun filled days (including food, tourist activities, hotel stay, etc.) in any of the cheapest developing countries.
In Nepal you can easily get by on a budget of $25 to $30 per day. It is the perfect destination for adventurous souls, and lets them escape to serenity. There is mountain trekking, bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, wildlife safaris, and much more. The country has over 200 lakes, so there are several opportunities for boating/rafting as well; also, it is a bird watcher’s paradise.
Nepal has a diverse culture and houses more than thirty ethnicities, so you will come across a variety of languages, religions, and diets. The food is highly nutritious, mainly consisting of lean meats and vegetables. You also get to see stunning valleys, urban palaces, monasteries, and Buddhist temples.
Indonesia is probably the cheapest place to stay, if you exclude Bali from your trip. Due to Bali’s tremendous popularity among tourists, the prices have hiked unreasonable. However, there exists a lot more of Indonesia that is worth visiting and insanely cheap at the same time. Backpackers can survive at costs as low as $10 per day. Local lands exhibit jungles, savannahs, volcanoes, and remote rainforests that house orangutans.
The capital Jakarta will provide you the ultimate experience of the country’s culture and cuisine. The Menteng District is the hub of exclusive restaurants, nightclubs, music venues, and shopping malls. The country is home to several exotic islands where you can sight the largest lizards on the world, such as the Komodo dragon.
Vietnam is one of the most underrated destinations for a vacation. It has so many amazing spots to visit, which only few have discovered. It is one of the fastest developing countries and the economic conditions have improved immensely in recent years. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most affordable places for travel, and it is huge. A budget of $20 to $30 is enough to spend a good day in most parts of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its inexpensive food streets and the small town of Phong Nha houses the world’s largest caves. Buon Ma Thuot is the heart of the country’s booming coffee industry, and offers amazing landscapes including roaring waterfalls and a charming countryside.
Armenia is the finest option for history enthusiasts, and presents surprisingly low-cost accommodation. The country has a deep hisrtorical background, ancient monuments, and an extremely hospitable culture. It is full of diverse landscapes from deserts to snowcapped mountains, and lush green forests. It is an agriculturally rich country, so the food is flavorful and healthy (and obviously cheap). Their fruits, nuts, vegetables, and vines taste better than other countries. The environment is very secure and $25 is a promising budget for one day.
Thailand is unquestionably among the top travel destinations of the world, yet $20 gets you a long way if you know all the right places to go. The country is famous among tourists for its beaches towards the southern border. Head for the northern beaches if you prefer seclusion and wish to save extra money. Accommodation in Thailand provides good value for money, and even the five star hotels are not freakishly expensive. It is the place to be for a wonderful seafood fiesta, scuba diving, a memorable nightlife experience, and of course shopping.
P.S: Now you can forget about filing for a bankruptcy post vacation, and simply acquire an experience of a lifetime within a budget.