One of the biggest joys of backpacking is seeing the world for cheap.
There’s no constant need for lavish hotels or five-star restaurants to feel one with a foreign place. In fact, these cheapest countries to backpack prove that you don’t have to burn through your life savings to experience the world.
In the wake of the 2015 earthquake, Nepal wasted no time rebuilding their culture-rich lands and tourist attractions. This also means that traveling there has become cheaper than ever. Some of the best places to head to are Birgunj, Lumbini and the Shankar Acharya Gate.
If Greece or Italy is expensive for you, Albania is the next best thing. The country is dotted with gorgeous Mediterranean coastlines and its architecture is a melting pot of the Ottoman Empire, Rome and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. For very little, you can feast like a king, eating the finest Albanian cheeses and meat.
It’s no secret. Peru is one of the world’s most captivating countries. Beyond Machu Picchu, there is much to see on this side of the world. The capital city of Lima welcomes travelers of all kinds. If you fancy a party, the bustling beach town of Máncora will leave only the most delightful aftertaste.
Surprise surprise! You can go cheap in one of the world’s most expensive Central America destinations. All you have to do is to keep the budget tight by staying at a $10/night hostel and eat at local Tico restaurants. From here, you have more than enough to discover the country’s amazing biodiversity that’s arguably the best in the globe.
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