Traveling is a soulful experience that does not have to be expensive. Of course, there will be
some expenses, but sometimes you can reduce them a lot if you plan beforehand.

Today we want to present to you some of the cheapest destinations to travel that are quite cheap. Do not worry! Nothing about them seems to be made on a budget.


Laos

Location:Southeast Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam

Minimum price per night:30$

The beauty and the prices here are on an incredible ratio. There are lots of amazing activities that
can be done here. The food is really cheap. Accommodations tend to be a little more expensive, but
are still on the lower side of the prices. You can get balm massages, a full tubing experience,
visit a number of small towns, and so on. Renting motorbikes here is also quite cheap if you want
to venture on your own. There are also a number of hostels available that you can crash at any
time.

Meals: $3 – $9 per day. You get basic breakfast at some hostels

Accommodation: $5-$10 per night in a hostel

Transportation: $6 – $15 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills), or up to $25 for an intercity bus ticket

SIM card with data: $6 for 1.5GB with 30-day validity

Vietnam

Location: Southeast Asia and the easternmost country on the Indochinese Peninsula. 

Minimum price per night:$30


This place has really healthy food on its streets. They have all kinds of soups with rice, noodles,
cilantro, broth, shanks of pork, and so on. The streets are brimming with life, and you can easily
get lost both metaphorically and literally. The coffee here is strong and aromatic.

Transportation can easily be managed by a bike so that a rental will do the job for the whole day.
If you are not comfortable with your biking skills, you can get something similar to an Uber or a train. All and all, you will surely get your way around.


Meals: $5 – $10 per day. You get basic breakfast at some hostels: fruits and baguettes

Accommodation: $5-$10 per night in a hostel

Transportation: $8-$15 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills) or for an intercity bus ticket

SIM card with data: $2 for 1.5GB with 30-day validity. We know! Really cheap.

Cambodia

Location:Southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Minimum price per night:25$

This place is definitely a cheap destination to travel.
Temples all around the place make it worth visiting. They look ancient, and you can see how much history happened there.

Cambodia is so cheap that if you are decided to rough it up a little, you can spend a whole month here at $1000.
This is actually somewhat close to what you might spend in your home country, except you will be on vacation and not working, but visiting great places.

Make sure you learn a few basic phrases in their native language in order to avoid getting scammed by the Tuk Tuk drivers. Here, riding bicycles through small villages is a must-do. Hop off it and get a really cheap meal at some local restaurant.

Meals: $5 – $10 per day. You can get a basic breakfast at some hostels.

Accommodation: $3-$10 per night in a hostel

Transportation: $6-$15 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills) or for an intercity bus ticket.

SIM card with data: $2 for 1.5GB with 30-day validity. Yes, it is that cheap!

Northern Thailand

Location:Northern Thailand

Minimum price per night:30$


When in Thailand on a budget, you should remember one thing: as you move more south, the
prices go higher and higher. So, stay north, and you will be pleased to experience lovely sights
and get cheap food and accommodation.

You can find basic dorms for as much as $5. The street food here is super varied and can save a lot of money. It tastes really delicious as well.

For a lot of activities, you do not really need any money. For example, going hiking or visiting some temples (small fees). Here even renting a car to go on some trips is quite affordable as well.

Meals: $5 – $15 per day. Some hostels provide breakfast.

Accommodation: $5-$10 per night in a hostel.

Transportation: $6-$10 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills) or a rental car split between 4 people.

SIM card with data: $7 for 1.5GB with 30-day validity

Indonesia

Location: Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Minimum price per night:30$

Lots of things here are cheap except one: transportation. This is the most expensive thing that
you need to find a workaround for. If you travel from city to city, it can also be time-consuming.

One good solution might be to pay for a private boat. Plan ahead and choose just one or two
regions that you really want to visit. It is really hard to go for more than that.

On the good side, the food and drinks here are cheap all over the place. They also taste really good, so you will always have a full belly.

Meals: $5 – $15 per day. Some hostels provide breakfast.

Accommodation: $5-$10 per night in a hostel.

Transportation: $8-$15 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills).

SIM card with data: $5 for 2GB with 30-day validity

The Philippines

Location: Southeast Asia

Minimum price per night:35$


Everybody heard of this place before. The archipelago looks astonishing but can be quite
expensive and time-consuming to get around with few hostel options. However, there are some
ways to keep costs low. Booking your trip in advance will surely help. The old trick about
sticking with only one or two regions also applies here.

The place is huge anyway! You would not have the time to visit it all. You will find all sorts of beautiful islands and hidden gems. Now, food and transportation could be considered on the low side still.

Meals: $5 – $15 per day. Some hostels provide breakfast.

Accommodation: $7-$13 per night in a hostel

Transportation: $10-$15 for a motorbike for the day (prices may vary depending on the
bike condition and your haggling skills) or $15 – $20 for a boat ride from one island to
another

SIM card with data: $6 for 2GB with 30-day validity.

Malaysia

Location: Southeast Asia

Minimum price per night:35$


Malaysia is one of the most economically developed countries in Southeast Asia. This can
be perceived as expensive by the residents, but it will still be quite cheap for an occidental.

There are lots of friendly locals who can show you the secrets around so you will get an insightful
experience. There are the Cameron Highlands and the islands, which are beautiful and worth
giving a look.

All and all, things are quite affordable here. For example, an overnight bus from
Kuala Lumpur to the Perhentian Islands costs only $8. Think about how much that would cost
back in your home country.

The most expensive thing here is alcohol. This is because it is highly taxed. So, if you do not plan to drink on every occasion, you will pretty much be just fine.

Meals: $5 – $10 per day. You get basic breakfast at some hostels.

Accommodation: $5 – $15 per night in a hostel

Transportation: $3 – $5 for a full day of train and bus rides, or $8 – $15 for an overnight
intercity bus ride.

SIM card with data: $8 for 2GB with 30-day validity

Sri Lanka

Location: South Asia

Minimum price per night:33$


If you are a backpacker,and you are looking for some of the cheapest destinations to travel,then this is the place for you. Both environmentally and budget-wise. Of course, you can overspend anywhere, so remember to calculate your every move if you want to be on the plus side.

Here you will find great treasures in terms of views, even UNESCO World Heritage sites. This takes it to a whole another level.

Taxis and Ubers can be cheaper than renting a bike in some cities. So, keep that in mind. Overall, you will have the cheapest train rides ever. They are also delightful as you will ride through lush forests and even rocky areas.

Meals: $5 – $10 per day. Some hostels provide breakfast.

Accommodation: $8-$15 per night in a hostel.

Transportation: $10-$15 per person for a private car and driver split between 4 people, or
$3-$5 for a second-class cabin train ride between cities.

SIM card with data: $2 for 1.5GB with 30-day validity. Yes, it is that cheap!

That was our list of 8 of the cheapest destinations to travel around the world.We hope you enjoy reading it, and it will help you chose the best location.

We are waiting for your feedback in the comments. And safe travel!