As a travel enthusiast who doesn't want to sit idle at the same place for a long period, you might be frequently looking for a budget-friendly destination to escape to. But, the beautiful destinations don’t always come cheap and can sometimes be pretty harsh on your budget.
So, with brief research, we have collected some of the best value countries in the world according to travel experts. Check out the beautiful destination listed below and decide which one is going to be your new favorite destination.
One of the beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia, Indonesia boasts the beauty of white sand beaches and world-class surfing regions. This beautiful country which has been dubbed as the best scuba diving region in the world is also home to more than 17,000 islands. The picturesque jungle views, fascinating vegetation, Buddhist temple and sculptures, underwater paradise- Raja Ampat, the favorite holiday destination-Bali, etc. are some of the major attractions in the country.
Indonesia isn’t famous across the world for just its magnificent beauty; this stunning country is also one of the cheapest countries in the world where you can plan a budget-friendly vacation without compromising on the quality. You can relish every kind of delicious cuisine and drink throughout the country at a cheap price if you are willing to enjoy the food from stalls in the country (known as warungs), you don’t have to pay more than $1.50 for a full meal. Further, the fun activities in the country also aren’t that costly; you can go hiking or chase the waterfalls on a pretty low-cost basis, even, when you want to use the rental services like cars and bikes, you don’t have to pay more than $15 per day.
The country with abundant natural beauty, rich history, and fascinating cultural heritage and traditions doesn’t fall short on anything to claim the title of a magnificent paradise. The travel experts have also listed this country as one of the best value countries in Asia where the travelers can enjoy the most cost-efficient vacation. You can get by in the country with as little as $30 a day without compromising in quality and enjoying the best of what the beautiful country has to offer. Also, the food stalls in Vietnam are considered the cheapest food vendors which provide the healthiest food.
The attractions in Vietnam like; Ha Long Bay which were listed in the World Heritage Site in 1994, Hoi An, Hue, Da Nang, Ninh Binh, famous coastal city Nha Trang, Sapa, Hanoi, etc are going to be major highlights of your vacation. The country with diverse beauty offering you from adventurous activities like hiking and trekking to boat rides and peaceful moments at stunning beaches is a destination you should consider to have an amazing holiday at a reasonable price.
Although the size of this stunning country is small, it never ceases to amaze its visitors with incredible history, culture, world-class National parks, and relaxing beaches. If you have plans to visit Asia then, you shouldn't probably miss marking this remarkable country in your bucket list. The beauty and grandeur of Cambodia’s capital- Phnom Penh which was once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, the rich history displayed at the Angkor Wat, refreshing beaches of Sihanoukville and just simply hypnotizing natural beauty of the country have successfully captured the heart of every visitors. Not only that, the friendly and genuinely helpful people of Cambodia, but their beautiful culture and tradition will also make your trip a memorable adventure.
Besides having so many tourist attractions, the funding you require to visit Cambodia will make your vacation an economical expedition. A single person can get by with just $10-$12 in a day including all the facilities like food, accommodation, and traveling. And, within the price range of $20 to $30, you can even enjoy the private rooms at guest houses with comfortable services. You can enjoy different types of local dishes at just $1-$2 at the street vendors and if you are looking for some upgrade the average restaurants offer full meals at $3 to $5. Furthermore, you can also use rental services for different kinds of vehicles like motorbikes and cars at only $6 to $15 per day.
Myanmar which is also known as ‘Burma’, is a Southeast Asina country that only opened the tourism sector in the last decade. Due to that reason, you may not see much of large infrastructures and have a challenging journey across the country, however, the beauty this country upholds; hundreds of magnificent pagodas, monasteries, and temples, as well as the friendliest people in the world, will make your trip worth it.
Among all the historic and picturesque sites of the country; the great golden god- Shwemawdaw Paya, the longest river in Myanmar--Ayeyarwady, the resort town-Ngapali, Inle Lake, historic Buddhist monastery--Shwenandaw Monastery, the archeological town--Mrauk U, the world-famous Buddhist monastery built at the top of the extinct volcano--Taung Kalat, the most sacred sit in the country--Shwedagon Pagoda(Greater Dragon Pagoda) which is believed to contain a strand of Lord Buddha’s hair, the golden rock at the altitude of 1,100 meters, etc are some of the significant destinations that you shouldn’t miss on your adventure to the country. In comparison to other neighboring Asian countries, the price of accommodation and fooding can be a little expensive; however, they are not priced excessively high to crush your travel budget. You can have wonderful trips across the country daily at around just $25 to $30, distributing around $3 for a meal, $10 for a comfortable dorm bed, $2 for taxi fare, and importantly $2 for a beer. So, make sure to include this religious country with amazing history and stunning natural beauty in your travel list, which is, of course, going to be a budget-friendly fun-filled adventure.
The country that boasts diverse beauty from green jungles to white beaches, blue water, and religious temples is also incredibly cheap if you are looking for a travel destination. The best thing about Thailand is that the country has warm weather throughout the years, so, you can take a break and get lost in the beauty of this amazing country anytime throughout the year. Thailand is also one of the cheapest countries in the Asian continent where you can enjoy a long vacation without compromising on quality and major tourist attractions.
The beautiful attraction like; popular resort area-The Phi Phi Islands, The Grand Palace, Khao Yai National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site-Sukhothai Old City, historic city- Ayutthaya, floating markets, Erawan National Park, the residence of King Rama VI- Maruekhathayawan Palace, Pai, the Railay Beach, etc. are some of the best sites in the country what you should see. So, this amazing country with so many attractions is a not-to-miss destination for budget travelers. You can find basic dorm rooms across the country for $4, the mid-ranged staying in facilities being around $30, and western-style three-star hotels costing around $60. To relish the local dishes around $1.50-$3 should do the trick and for a western-style lavish meal, around $8-$10 is quite enough.
Like other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is another cost-efficient travel destination without sacrificing the magnificent attractions. This stunning country offers everything like literally everything from big cities to massive mountains, gorgeous islands, white sand beaches, amazing diving sites, and a lot of hidden gems. If you are planning a trip to the Philippines, you shouldn’t miss out destination like; Tubbataha Reef- a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, the white beach-Boracay, the shipwreck diving-coron, the Mayon Volcano at the elevation of 2,400 meters, the underground river-Puerto Princesa, the coral garden-Coron, the fishing village-Malapascua Island, the unusual geological formation-Chocolate Hills, etc.
On the accountability of budget, if you are willing to spend $50 to $100 with a family, it is already an above-average package and you can enjoy mid-ranged food and accommodation facilities. If you are a solo traveler, you can enjoy various delicacies at native restaurants for just $2 per meal or about $6 to $10 for a finer dining setting. The budget on transportation can get a little higher compared to other services due to the geographical features of the country, you may have to pay up to $10 per way, or you can use an airline for round trip tickets costing as low as $40. You can also use the bus to travel across the country which costs from $4 to $10 depending on your destination or use cab service for around $6 per hour.
Laos is a pretty amazing destination where you can get by with the budget as low as $30 per day. Overshadowed by its bigger neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam, you shouldn’t miss this beautiful destination in your trip to the Southeast Asian region. Laos, when discovered, comes as a hidden gem with cheap eateries, a massive number of natural beauty, easy transportation across the country, and most of all, friendly people.
The stunning waterfall with three-tiered 50-meters drops-- Kuang Si Caves, Sinouk coffee tour, the Vieng Xia caves--the hidden city during Vietnam war, Pak Ou Caves, Great Stupa in Lao--Pha That Luang, Wat Phu- a Khmer temple, Wat Xieng Thong, the riverside town--Vang Vieng, the stunning city--Luang Prabang, the 4000 islands, Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area--Kong Lor Caves are some of the remarkable tourist attraction sites that the country treasures. In comparison to expenses with other countries, the accommodation facility at hostels costs around $10 to $15 and you can enjoy the services of mid-ranged hotel facilities around $30 to $50 is sufficient. Similarly, you can use the transportation facilities from $16 depending on your destination via a train and one-way flight between two big cities at just $45.
Rich in history, beautiful culture, and breathtaking natural scenery, Iran is home to the magnificent and fascinating attractions. This marvelous country is also home to some of the most mind-blowing and stunning mosques in the world. The diverse natural beauty from contrasting landscapes of deserts on the south side to snowcapped mountains on the north, this ultimate destination will make your every moment count. The friendly-genuine native people and amazing attractions like; the worldly rock formations--valley of stars, once a stronghold of Khurramite empire--Babak Castle, the 13th-century ziggurat listed in UNESCO site--Chogha Zanbil, Nasir ol-Molk Mosque, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Bridges of Esfahan, Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine, Hafez Tomb, etc. are the significant attractions that you shouldn’t miss in your expedition to the country.
This amazing country with so many attractions is also cheap when it comes to the cost-efficient way of traveling. You might be taken in by the pricing for food and lodges considering the leap in technological and architectural advances by the country. You can relish the meal in local eateries at the range of $1 to $3 or up to $6 in a high-class restaurant. Similarly, the accommodation facilities are relatively low, you can enjoy decent accommodation facilities starting from the price range $9 to $16. Plus, the transportation facilities which are easily accessible across the country don’t cost more than $5 or $6 for several hundred kilometers.
This amazingly stunning country is reserve for refreshing and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports, highest snow-peaked mountains in the world, high green hills, unlimited water resources, beautifully diverse religions, culture and traditions, fascinating architecture, and crafts, and rich history. If you haven’t visited this wonderful land where Lord Buddha was born and the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest boasts it's hypnotizing snow beauty, then you have yet to experience what it's actually like visiting a piece of paradise left behind for mankind. The attractions of this beautiful landlocked gems are pretty hard to count, however, if you plan to visit this fascinating country, don’t miss sites like; 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites out of which 7 are in Kathmandu valley, Gorkha Durbar, famous for rafting, kayaking, canyoning, bungee jumping---Bhotekoshi and Trisuli river, the lost Tibetian kingdom of Nepal--- Muktinath, Pokhara city, Ranighat Palace, etc.
When it comes to budgeting, the country that covers every aspect of a visitor's curiosity also doesn't take much from its adorers. You can plan an expense for a day in Nepal with just $20 to $30 which covers almost all accommodations, attractions fees, food, and transportation facilities. Similarly, the hostel beds in Kathmandu are as cheap as $3 and you can enjoy the double room guest rooms for just $5 to $6 per night. Also, the transportation facilities that touch every corner of the country doesn’t cost you more than $5 to $8 per trip.
10. Sri Lanka
The small island nation comes out massively huge in the number of amazing historical relics, cultural sites, and incredible natural beauty. Whether it be a tour to destination with rich historic or traditional values, or to enjoy the refreshing sports like hiking, trekking as well as surfing, or exploration of the wilderness, Sri Lanka has got it all to keep you entertained throughout the trip. If you are considering a visit to this beautiful country, you should elongate your to-lists with attractions like; a popular destination for safari--Yala National Park, the iconic bridge--Nine Arch Bridge, the Mihintale mountain, Colombo Lotus Tower, Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary, 19th-century Buddhist temple--Gangaramaya Temple, Red Mosque, the largest temple complex in the country--The Dambulla Cave Temple, ideal location for windsurfing and speed boating--Arugam Bay, the ruggedness amidst the lavish greener----Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, etc.
Further, you can also plan a budget-friendly vacation in a gorgeous country where you can easily get by with a $20 to $30 budget per day. If you are a solo adventurer, you can utilize the lodging facilities at a dorm room with just $5 to $10 per night and can take a hotel room for as low as $17 per night. Similarly, the food at local eateries costs around $2 to $3 and you can enjoy the long route transportation facilities at just $1 to $2 even for the long journeys.
You could summarize India as the vibrant land where the traditional and modern world meet. In the seventh-largest country in the world, a large number of beautiful tourist attractions are distributed across the world. Some of the major attraction of the country are; The Taj Mahal, The Golden Temple of Amritsar--Harmandir Sahib, The Golden City--Jaisalmer, The Gateway of India--Mumbai, The Red Fort--New Delhi, Mecca Masjid, the Goa beach, Amer Fort--Jaipur, etc.
In this beautiful country, you can spend a long vacation on a minimum budget, the average ranged guest house costs around $13 to $25 per night. Likely, you can enjoy various kinds of dishes starting at just $1.50 and relish the 5-star dishes at $100 or above. The transportation facility also can be totaled around $9 for 200km in a second class, so, you could estimate the cost of stay per day to be around $25 to $35 per day.