Tourists who love to travel but prefer to do so on a budget, will find many places in the world that are more exotic, or just as steeped in history as the more costly destinations. For those who do not insist on luxurious accommodations and entertainment, the cheapest places in the world to travel would take a lifetime to see. Anywhere off the beaten path, away from the usual tourist attractions will be much cheaper, more adventurous and genuine.
Here then, are a few of the least expensive places in the world to travel:
Vietnam – Very inexpensive for lodging, food, travel and adult beverages. Full of American history, it is one of the lesser developed countries in the region.
Cambodia – Uses the American dollar, with many things costing one dollar. A simple, overnight room is two U.S. dollars. Angkor Wat is located here, and is a historical sight worth seeing. Cambodia is safe, welcoming and inexpensive.
Bangladesh – Archaeology, Bengal tigers and Hindu temples are here in the naturally beautiful landscape of Bangladesh. The native people are very welcoming here, and there are rare animals, plants, beautiful forests and sandy beaches at very little cost.
Budapest – Old world charm, Turkish thermal baths, the beautiful Danube and tons of baroque museums and cathedrals make this a great vacation city. However, for even cheaper prices, head to the surrounding wine country of Hungary, for excellent drinks and meals at fantastic prices.
Greece – Ancient Greek ruins amaze many budget travelers every year, but with the recent political strife, European visitors have largely stayed away. This means the locals have dropped prices hoping to encourage travelers to visit them, along the Mediterranean. History, great food and beauty at bargain prices.
By researching away from the luxury hotels and tourism meccas, unbelievably cheap travel is possible. For those willing to sleep in hostels, flophouses or tents, travel can be done on a shoestring. Additionally, meeting the local people who are not in the tourism business can sometimes mean a free meal and bed for the night, from gracious residents.