Want to see the world without spending too much? Discover our award-winning destination list for affordable travelers in 2017 for budget conscious travelers .
1. Nepal, a cheap Asian country
The Nepal begins to recover from the earthquakes of 2015 and the fuel shortage that greatly complicated movements. It remains an excellent choice for budget travelers who can discover the most beautiful trekking routes and an unknown wildlife for less than 45 € per day. The tourists are returninglittle by little, engage them not: wherever you go, we will welcome you with open arms, as your currency will be invaluable in helping the country rebuild.
Since the monarchy was abolished in 2008, Mount Everest replaces the king of Nepal on all banknotes.
Hikers descending Thorung La, the highest mountain pass in the world, Nepal
2. Namibia, a very affordable destination
Indexed on the South African rand, the Namibian dollar has depreciated for several years against foreign currencies. It’s time to visit this fabulous country where you can enjoy unparalleled experiences: wildlife viewing in Etosha National Park, hiking through the sublime Fish River Canyon, surfing the sands on the huge dunes From Sossusvlei …
To find the cheapest flights, usually to Johannesburg, avoid the South African and European school holidays, especially in late December and January. Alternatively, charter flight Condor to Frankfurt. The infinite blue of the sky and the clarity of the starry nights will leave you unforgettable memories without costing you a penny more.
Tipping is prohibited in national parks. In the lodges of the safaris , leave a first tip to the guides and a second that will be shared by the other employees.
The Namib desert dunes are among the highest in the world
3. Porto, an accessible city in Portugal
This city less popular than Lisbon deserves to be discovered, if only for its location at the mouth of the Douro and its very good restaurants and hotels at affordable prices, especially since the many low cost airlines that serve it make The airplane more economical than ever. The second city of Portugal has several inexpensive museums, trams that will delight retro transporters and a pebble beach within an hour’s walk along the river. Its picturesque cellars offer tours and tastings, and it is easy to organize excursions to the surrounding vineyards. The delicious francesinha, a kind of steak, ham and sausage sandwich, topped with melted cheese and tomato sauce, Will feed you a whole day. This local specialty is often quite copious for two.
FC Porto , one of the biggest football clubs in Europe, is playing at Estádio do Dragão. If you are a fan or event you can not find the tickets you want for the most excitinggames, you can be assured of a high quality ticket .
Houses with traditional tiled facades decorate the banks of Porto
4. Cheap stay in Venice, Italy
Venice rarely rhymes with small prices. The city of the Doges is nevertheless an unavoidable destination where every day travelers flock through the hope of visiting without emptying their bank account. Formerly, it was recommended to sleep in Mestre or even Treviso and to take the train to spend the day there, but it did not allow to linger for a night stroll or an evening in the osterie (bars) of the city. Today, with rentals offered on sites such as Airbnb, you can stay in Venice itself, at competitive rates . By opting for a less touristy area, you can cook your own meals, reduce the cost of transport and arrive first in the most popular sites.
Save time and money by booking your transportation and admissions to museums before leaving. Www.veneziaunica.it.
Gondola heading towards the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Grand Canal of Venice
5. Budget Travel in Debrecen, Hungary
Stretching east of Budapest , Debrecen is the second largest city in the country and the heart of rural Hungary . Now accessible by low cost flights from seven European countries (including France and Belgium), it is beginning to open up to foreign visitors. Debrecen is characterized by its long history and modern influences, due to its flourishing artistic life and the summer festivals that animate its streets. Its location is on the edge of the Puszta (Great Plain). Country of horses and riders, home to the Hortobágy National Park, this region continues to embody a romantic image of Hungary. Here is a little corner of Europe where you can travel at a lower cost with the impression of being a pioneer. In Belgium flights depart from Charleroi-Brussels South airport, in France from Paris-Beauvais airport. For information and advice, see fr.gotohungary.com .
Beyond its rich history, Debrecen is important for its contemporary art scene and its wide selection of festivals
6. Belize, a low-cost country
Often considered as one of the most expensive destinations in Central America, Belize has many assets, such as diving or snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea and exploring Mayan ruins such as Caracol , in a jungle populated by animals . Its small size facilitates travel and the proximity of Mexico and the Caribbean inspires a street kitchen of exceptional value for money that allows to eat for a few sous. Just head south towards Placencia and Hopkins to discover peaceful yet unknown beach resorts far from the luxurious Ambergris Caye resorts.
May and June are excellent times,
Tobacco Caye is one of the small tropical islands to explore for a successful stay in Belize
7. Morocco, a country of good business
Stable, accessible and multifaceted, Morocco is synonymous with change of scenery at lower cost. Easy to reach from the countries of Western Europe, it contrasts sharply with the latter. Offering more accommodation options than ever before, the inescapable Marrakech keeps, despite the presence of a host of tourists, its atmosphere at once frenetic and warm. Essaouira is now served by direct flights from London or Paris. As for the port city of Tangier , it is in full renaissance, with hotels under construction or renovation in its old city once decayed.
Place Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech
8. Russia, an inexpensive trip
At the time of writing, the price of the ruble is favorable to European tourists and Russia is increasingly receiving visitors. The prices displayed in the big Moscow hotels can be considered as a foil, but let’s look at it differently: everyday expenses on the spot are reduced, for example, you can take advantage of low cost airlines to reach one of the stopover cities Of the Trans-Siberian Railway and to traverse a section of it. It is also a good time to discover the treasures of St. Petersburg . Watch for the fluctuations of the ruble, but even if they turned to your disadvantage, know that in 2018 the World Cup of football will cause an increase in tourist frequentation … and prices: Another reason to visit Russia now.
To find cheap airline tickets to Russia and the country, visit skyscanner.co.uk .
The splendor of the canals and cathedrals of St. Petersburg reminds us that the city was once the capital of the Russian Empire
9. Bellarine Peninsula, cheaper destination in Australia
For generations, the Bellarine Peninsula has been the favorite resort of Melbourne residents in search of tranquility. Today, in addition to its beaches with timeless beauty and historic towns such as Queenscliff and Portarlington, this area of the state of Victoria offers several attractions, such as the Jack Rabbit Vineyard and the Flying Brick Cider Co. Also cycling on the route of an old railway track or practicing fishing, snorkeling and surfing. Accessible by ferry from the neighboring Mornington Peninsula, much nicer, Bellarine is a convenient base for a few days before proceeding to the Great Ocean Rd . Up to 14 ferries connect Queenscliff and Sorrento daily, In the Mornington Peninsula. Www.searoad.com.au .
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, landmark in the Southeast of the Bellarine Peninsula
10. Upper Peninsula and its Reasonable Prices, Michigan, United States
You’ve probably never heard of the Upper Peninsula, the northernmost of the two vast peninsulas that make up Michigan. With its beautiful natural setting and charming towns and villages that seem straight out of a painting by Norman Rockwell, this region has yet to compete with the most popular destinations in the country. It is mainly frequented by the inhabitants of the Middle West, and is distinguished by its reasonable prices, relatively few tourists and a relaxed atmosphere. It contains old lighthouses, hundreds of kilometers of beaches along the Great Lakes, some of the best preserved forests in the country and over 300 waterfalls, small or very spectacular. Forbidden to cars, Mackinac Island is a jewel of 10 km2 with pretty shops and fabulous panoramas.
More than 40 lighthouses dot the banks of the Upper Peninsula. Some are open to the public, others have been converted into B & B. Www.uptravel.com .
More than 40 lighthouses punctuate the shores of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan