10 Beautiful Yet Inexpensive Countries To Backpack Through



This world is filled with some breathtaking countries and landscapes. If you find yourself itching to see something new, consider the destinations on this list. Whether its warm beaches, verdant rainforests, ancient temples, or the rich cultures of other people, this list will help you narrow down your choice. You can’t go wrong with any of the following destinations, for each has a unique charm, and the icing on the cake is that they won’t drain your wallet or run up your credit card bill.

Thailand

If you are looking to explore a rich culture along with some rich cuisine, Thailand is your destination. And if you get tired or thirsty while trekking, don’t forget to stop by a roadside store to grab a world-renowned Thai ice tea. The country is full of history and things to see, from its assortment of historical temples, to its awesome sports like Thai boxing.

Turkey

Turkey possesses a rich blend of eastern and western cultures because it lies between Europe and Asia. It also has a depth of history dating all the way back to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Visit famous sites like Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Old Town, or Chora Church. But you definitely should check out the Grand Bazaar food market, where nearly 4,000 stores are waiting to be explored.

Albania

Albania has a rich mixture of historical influences stemming from Greece, Italy, France, Rome, and the Ottoman Empire. You can visit Tirana, the capital, to see museums and other historical sites. But if you are seeking the wilderness, Mt. Dajti is close by and boasts a remarkable view. If you are craving warm sands, the Dhermi and Jala beaches are within easy reach.

Sri Lanka

The cities of Colombo and Jayawardenapura Kotte are the cities you’ll want to visit. You’ll feel as if you stepped into another world if you make a trip to Sri Lanka. What’s more, the people are exceptionally friendly and open to travelers.

Indonesia

Lush rainforests, warm sands, and green seas await you! Hundreds of islands wait to be explored. Cozy lodges abound to help weary travelers rest. Keep your ears sharp for monkeys. Need a break? Consider reading or relaxing next to one of the many waterfalls. Tired of walking? Then consider catching a lift on an elephant!

Nepal

A wonderful blend of tropical nature and Asian culture. The sense of history is palpable around the sacred Hindu and Buddhist temples like Pashupatinath, Manakamana and Budhanilkantha. Visitors find that the peaceful ambiance is addicting, so be warned that you may have a difficult time leaving.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua blends a picturesque wilderness with historical colonial-style buildings. Visit Granada to see an abundance of this rich architecture. But if you are seeking the wilderness, make sure to visit the one-of-a-kind Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic lake by Masaya town.

Costa Rica

Soak up a wonderful caribbean culture at little expense. The list of things to see is almost overwhelming; national parks and rainforests, unique wildlife, volcanoes, tranquil lakes and beaches. Just make sure you bring a reliable camera because some of the volcanoes are still active, and you never know when you might stumble upon rare birds and other wildlife.

India

All the food, lodgings, and means of travel have a very low cost in India. Hostels are scattered throughout all the main cities to provide for travelers, as well as tour guides. You’ll have to give up luxuries like water pressure and air conditioning, but doing so will add an authentic feel to your journey.

Peru

Consider starting off in Lima, the capital. Rainforests, beaches, and ruins are everywhere and will keep you busy and stunned with breathtaking sights. But the real charm of trekking through Peru lies in the fact that no plans are needed. Bring a reliable pair of shoes and a map, and you’ll be good to go.