Many places around the world welcome travelers with open arms. However, some come with a much larger price tag than others. This is the perfect list if you are looking for a great travel destination that won't break the bank. According to a popular online forum, these are ten of the the world's most exotic countries with inexpensive price tags Americans can visit and still have a good time.
Resort tourism on the islands and beaches in Thailand is more expensive than traveling around the inland provinces. That said, it is still a cheap destination either way, as you can find great value on any budget. New regulations in Thailand have made the world-famous Maya Bay picture-perfect once again, thanks to boat traffic being banned and visitor numbers capped.
Turkey is one of the best deals for anyone exchanging Dollars or Euros. Istanbul is a modern city that comes at prices you might expect from a remote or much less developed place. One traveler says Turkey is "Cheaper because buses and trains are well connected." Turkey also has more than 450,000 swimming pools.
Colombia has a little bit of everything: two coasts, the Amazon rainforest, and the start of the Andes mountain range. It is one of the best budget-friendly travel destinations for American travelers, with lots to offer.
Albania's unspoiled coastline, well-preserved Ottoman-era towns, and the impressive Alps are just a few reasons to visit. It's a developing democracy, and its improved infrastructure has made it easier to travel.
It is also one of the cheapest travel destinations in Europe. You can easily find ten-dollar hostels or budget hotel rooms for around twenty-five dollars. A good lunch or dinner will cost you two to four dollars and taste delicious.
For foreign travelers with Western currency, Argentina is extraordinarily cheap. Much of its appeal is enjoying European-like development but paying prices far below what you would expect. Tip: You will get the best prices by paying locally in Argentinian pesos you've exchanged.
Nepal is one of the world's cheapest places for mountain trekking, whether guided or independent. There are routes throughout the Himalayas that are very well-supported and have many tea houses where you can eat and sleep.
One savvy traveler claims, "Nepal was one of the cheapest places in the world to travel. For one hundred rupees (one dollar), you can get a full meal, a bus ticket, a pot of ginger tea, a short tuk-tuk ride, and much more."
7. Cape Verde
Cape Verde is little-known but is a wonderful place to visit, especially during the holidays. It is well known for its inexpensive package holiday resorts. Cape Verde offers good value for money spent while also being safe.
Vietnam offers low costs for just about everything. If you eat locally, you'll spend just a few dollars per meal. Locally brewed beers cost as little as twenty cents a glass.
Hotel rooms also offer incredible value; as little as ten dollars will get you a clean and comfortable place to stay. One commenter says that Vietnam has "plenty of activities and sightseeing tours" at a fair price.
Laos is sparsely populated, mountainous, and has nearly seventy percent forest coverage, making it an absolute paradise for outdoor activities like trekking, climbing, kayaking, zip-lining, and hot-air ballooning. The best part is that they all come at a budget price. Someone says that "Laos offers amazing experiences at incredibly low prices."
A modern mid-range hotel in central Mumbai will cost you about sixty dollars a night, whereas a room in the desert city of Jaisalmer will be just five. If you are on a budget, you can travel to India for very little money and still have the time of your life.