Top 6 Cheap Holiday Destinations
Travelling during the holidays is usually a great idea. Only until you realize you’re going to have to sell your kidney and some for a sun-downer in a swanky hotel overlooking the calm blue of the ocean. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom. There are plenty of oft-ignored destinations where you can get more bang for your buck. Here are some of the best cheap places to go on holiday.
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers. And they love it for one thing – the low prices. You can sample the idyllic islands, beach huts, tantalizing cuisine and a rich culture at staggeringly low prices. You can visit the world-renowned Khao San Road where you’ll be able to sample the delicious street food. You can also hire a motorbike and take the 600-kilometer trip along Mae Hong Son Loop to enjoy the lush northern mountains. There are more than 100 temples in Thailand that you can tour for free. If you’re adventurous, take advantage of the cheap bicycle rentals to tour the Nimman backstreets.
- South Africa
Ever been on a safari? Well, you can actually go on one without breaking the bank. South Africa is one of the few counties in the world where you can enjoy a true safari experience. You get to see the Big Five and sample the great gaping gorges, the golden Savannah and beautiful deserts. Don’t forget to go hiking to the Drakensberg.
Since the end of the American war, Vietnam has become one of the top destinations for Western visitors. Vietnam features a sublime countryside with limestone karsts in the north, paddy fields and waterways in the Mekong Delta, and the frenetic cities and blissful beaches in between. Make sure to sample the delicious cuisine at a pho stall at amazingly cheap prices.
If you’ve been to Argentina and Brazil, then you must visit Uruguay. You get practically the same thing for better value. You’ll still be able to enjoy the amazing steak and lush beaches, wildlife and chilled out city life. Check out Cabo Polonio for quiet times at the beach and sample the buzzing old capital of Montevideo.
Now that the icy relations with the US have subsided, Cuba is now one of the destination you should have in your bucket list. In fact, you should go now before everyone discovers this gem and prices start to shoot. Sample the exciting salsa clubs in Havana and join the July carnival in Santiago. Visit the Varadero beach and enjoy the warm Caribbean waters. The colonial cities and historic sites are also a sight to behold. Whatever you do in Cuba, you can bet you’ll leave feeling totally intoxicated.
While Greece is still going through economic turmoil, it is still a great budget destination. In fact, the economic situation makes things a lot cheaper than they were. The country is known for its fascinating history and natural beauty. It features unique islands, ancient sites, white-washed buildings, and excellent weather. The coastal towns in Greece are a sight to behold during the summer. Make sure to take enough hard cash with you during your travels.
To keep living costs low, avoid hotels by staying at short term rentals. You can save a he chunk of your money by doing this.