You can surely get that thrill of adventure and discover endless roads without breaking the bank. There are a lot of unique places around the world where you can enjoy the moment at a very reasonable price.
Here’s a list of 4 budget-friendly destinations you need to visit.
1. Mexico City, Mexico
The first stop on our list is in the southern part of North America. Mexico City is one popular destination in the country and for a good reason. Whether you’re a foodie, a nature lover, or someone who wants to explore culture and heritage, this place has something for you.
The city is vibrant and culture-packed with a historic downtown where you can walk through centuries of history. It also features glorious architecture that ranges from ancient to colonial and contemporary ones.
Mexico City is also home to some of the best restaurants and nightclubs in the country, as well as the known Xochimilco floating gardens! And do you know that the second-largest city square in the world is here? If these aren’t enough reasons for you, here are other things you can visit and experience in Mexico City:
- UNESCO heritage sites
- Gorgeous museums and art galleries
- Mouth-watering cuisines
- Majestic volcanoes.
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
If you want to experience a place with a lot of natural and cultural treasures, then consider going for a hike to Machu Picchu. You’ll be awestruck not only by its fascinating history but also by its scenic views as this hidden city is protected by the mountains.
With thousands hiking to Machu Picchu every year, you’ll find a lot of trail hikes with varying levels of comfort and durations. While there are tour operators offering Inca trail hikes, you can also opt for other hiking alternatives like going around Salkantay Mountain or the Choquequirao trek with a Machu Picchu extension if you wish to explore the archaeological site.
In addition to these treks, ruins, and well-preserved houses, temples, and palaces, you’ll also enjoy Peruvian street food or a wide selection of restaurants that can suit both your budget and your taste.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
This is probably one of the most visited tourist destinations not just in Asia but in the world. While some tourist attractions can be overhyped and overpriced, you can find so many places that are worth visiting. You can go to the Reclining Buddha and the Grand Palace, ride the sky train, join a yoga training or explore the Chatuchak Market if you love shopping. Also, try visiting Bangkok’s backpacker central Khao San Road for a variety of experiences Bangkok has to offer. From street vendors selling pad thai and rice desserts to pizza parlors and hamburger joints, they have it, there are hamburger joints, and yes, plenty of Thai. Khao san Road also has the best nightlife and a number of places to stay.
The best thing in Thailand? You can enjoy a variety of their delicious food, as well as accommodations, without spending a lot! A bed in a hostel can cost only a few dollars for a person or two per night.
4. Pula, Croatia
Croatia is now one of the most visited places in Europe. Why not? With its picturesque seaside towns with sparkling waters and incredible natural scenery, Croatia deserves the buzz. Add to these its medieval cities and historic ruins.
In particular, Pula has been attracting tourists, being home to the 1st century Roman amphitheater where people watch gladiator fights. This well-preserved amphitheater is just a part of the city’s mix of culture and wealth of significant historic structures. If you go to the countryside of Pula, you’ll see gorgeous beaches that are perfect for outdoor fun and adventure.
If you find yourself looking for a change of scenery, remember this list of unique budget-friendly destinations and check for the latest updates at ShareTrip Flight. These are great places to start learning more about other cultures and experience things that can’t really be bought with money. However, take note that with the pandemic, you may need to research further about travel restrictions and requirements when going to these places. Enjoy and happy planning!