Everyone loves to travel, but let be honest, it isn’t always possible due to financial reasons. The great thing is that certain countries are much more affordable than others, making it possible for people to travel to these countries for a longer period of time.
I have taken the time to compile a list of the cheapest countries to travel to this year. This way, you can see some seriously beautiful places without burning a hole in your pocket!
These are some of the least expensive, yet most beautiful countries to travel to in 2018.
Indonesia is an incredibly popular tourist destination at the moment and for good reason. Not only are you surrounded by stunning beaches, endless rice paddies and picturesque jungle scenery, it will hardly cost you a cent as Indonesia is one of the cheapest countries to travel to.
The key to travelling cheaply in Indonesia is to avoid the tourist hot spots. Venture out and find some local places to see and eat. At an inexpensive restaurant in Indonesia, the average cost of a meal is just over $2 (AUD), while a 3-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant costs around $14 (AUD).
To make it even cheaper, opt to stay in a hostel or homestay.
I love Indonesia and can’t wait to go back and explore more this year.
There is so much to do and see in Thailand. Visit the incredible temples, relax on the beach and island hop, experience the infamous full moon parties and eat delicious Thai food, every day. You can be sure that you will have a fun-filled trip to Thailand that won’t leave a hole in your pocket.
You can pick up a delicious Thai meal for just a few baht and can find budget accommodation for as low as 20AUD per night, or you can get luxury accommodation for around 80AUD.
Sri Lanka is at the top of a lot of travel lists recently, and for good reason. From the beautiful green hills to the famous tea plantations, the bustling cities to the beach lifestyle, there really is something for everyone. The country is also relatively cheap to fly to now thanks to inexpensive flights from Kuala Lumpur.
Eating in Sri Lanka is incredibly cheap, with a meal at an inexpensive restaurant costing as low as $2 (AUD). The option is there to get by cheaply or to live a life of luxury throughout your trip.
When you’re deciding where to stay, you need to consider whether you’d like to stay inland to experience the natural beauty and temples, or on the coastline for a beach getaway. Splitting the trip into two is also a great option as you can experience both cultures during your holiday.
South Africa is known for its magnificent safaris, beautiful wine regions and terrific coastlines, and should be on everyone’s must-visit list. Cape Town is a great place to start in South Africa as you can experience the traditional culture, picturesque scenery and incredible national parks all while still being in the capital hub.
You can then find a breathtaking (yet inexpensive) safari where you can experience the country’s amazing wildlife. There are plenty of options out there so make sure you do your research to ensure you get a good deal.
Whether you’re a budget traveller or looking for something a bit more luxurious, you’ll be able to find it in Cape Town South Africa.
Cuba’s tourism industry is booming since it became more accessible recently, as visitors are able to immerse themselves in the country’s unique culture. Although hotel accommodation prices are on the rise, a lot of people decide to stay at ‘casas’ or homestays for a less expensive and more immersive trip. If you decide on this accommodation, you will not only be paying less, but you’ll also have the chance to meet locals and eat traditional, home-cooked Cuban food.
If you can speak Spanish, you’re already at an advantage while you’re here. Haggling in Cuba is a must to ensure you receive the best price, so if you’re speaking the same language as the locals you’re more likely to receive a local price. For a cheap eat, visitors often eat at their ‘casas’ and then have a quick bite at a street pizza shop or café for lunch.
Another one of the Cheapest Countries to Travel to and one that will not disappoint. Nicaragua is a country in Central America that has golden strips of beaches, beautiful colonial cities and some of the biggest parties in Central America. Getting around and living in Nicaragua will hardly cost you a cent, so if you’re looking for one of the cheapest destinations to travel to, Nicaragua is calling.