Spending the holidays abroad is the most fun thing in life. It enhances body health and brain health so deeply. It also broadens your knowledge. Traveling within your country is normally cheap unless you are staying at 5 star hotels but traveling abroad is normally expensive even if you are not staying at 5 star hotels. So, here I came with a list of top 3 cheapest countries to visit. These countries are excellent vacation spots for backpackers on a budget.
This is perfect country for backpackers who love tropical land. Thailand has a rich culture and world class cuisine. You can enjoy Bangkok on $20 a day. Head to Khao San Road to fill up with slurp noodles and local beer. Visit Buddhist temples other architectural masterpieces. To get around in Bangkok, use tuk tuk or the motorcycle taxis; tuk tuk takes 100-150 baht for short hops whereas motorcycle taxis are as low as 20 baht. If you are found of full moon parties, head to Ko Pha Ngan and if you like beaches, there are many exotic islands to explore.
A backpacker can enjoy Sri Lanka on $20 a day like Thailand. You only have to be very careful while visiting parks and temples because the fees for foreigners are very high like $30 or $40. The best way to get around in Sri Lanka is motorbike and you can take one on rent for as low as $8 a day. Food and local beer is cheap. If you want to visit the hill side, go to Ella and Singiriya. If you want to visit beach, head straight to Unawatuna; this is a quite, romantic and stunning beach with restaurants on the water. Most of the people cook at home and do not go to restaurants, so you need to order the food well before time because it takes too much time. There are too many UNESCO world heritage sites to explore in Sri Lanka.
There are thousands of islands in Indonesia and it is one of the best places for a backpacker. One can stay a month here with $1000 easily. In Jakarta you can visit museums to educate yourself about Indonesian history and culture. Then go to beach of Bali but don’t stay longer here. Now head to Sumatra; here you will find waterfalls and wild monkeys. If you are a big fan of wildlife, you should visit the Komodo National Park in Flores. When you are in Flores, you would not want to miss to visit Ende; the biggest city in Flores with bizarre ancient myths and beliefs. There are many other things to explore here but be careful, if you travel allot from one island to other, travel charges will add up.
Standard Traveling Rules
- Do not take unlicensed taxis.
- Do not go home with strangers.
- Do not eat or drink anything given by a stranger.
- Keep your valuables with you.
- Use common sense.