31 INSANELY AFFORDABLE Budget Travel Destinations to VISIT NOW

You want to travel the world but you don't have a lot of money? Don't worry.

We've got you covered. I'm MarKo. I'm Alex, and you're watching

Vagabrothers, your go-to guide for travel tips inspiration and vlogs here on

YouTube. This is part two of our series on how to travel around the world for

cheap. One of the most common questions we get is where should I travel that's

not too expensive? In this video we made a list of the coolest and cheapest

travel destinations from around the planet. Before we get started if you like

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about the rest of this series. And of course, if you have travel tips of your

own, please add them in the comment section. All right listen up. These are

the cheapest places to travel in the world

first up Cape Town, South Africa. Situated at the southern tip of the African

continent, Cape Town has it all- good beaches, great weather, wine, and safaris

nearby, not to mention an awesome blend of European and African culture. Cape Town may

be far away, but once you're there it's one of the best overall destinations for

your money.

Number 2: Vietnam. Fifty years ago Vietnam

was torn apart by war. Today it's one of the top travel destinations on the

planet. Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, has tons of

beautiful French colonial architecture. Hanoi has great street side bars that

serve Bia Pho, fresh beer that costs 25 cents a glass, and the one kind of

expensive thing in Vietnam is sent through Halong Bay, which is worth it.

It's not the cheapest country in Asia; it doesn't have the best beaches, but a

motorcycle adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is totally worth it.

I did it on a bike I bought in a bar for 300 bucks. So can you.

Next up: Ecuador

Ecuador, named after the Equator, is quite an incredible country. It has the Andes

Mountains; it has the Galapagos Islands; it has the Amazon rainforest

not to mention beautiful colonial towns like Quito.... and surf. If you're going

to go anywhere in Latin America, you should go to Ecuador. Plus they use

the dollar.

Generally speaking, in Europe to save money, you want to travel east.

Polish city of Krakow is one of the best value destinations on the continent. It's got a

solid old town with great nightlife, good restaurants, tons of hostels, and

affordable prices across the board.. Dude, and dumplings

Next up: Montreal. For a North American bargain head to Montreal, the capital

city of the Canadian province of Quebec. Montreal combines French-Canadian

heritage with great food, a killer music scene, and some of the best prices you

will find in a North American city. Hands-down, the classic budget traveler

destination has to go to India. It's cheap as chips, and it has it all.

Does it have stunning scenery? Dude, the Himalaya. Good food? The best.

Plus, it's vegan friendly. Instagram potential? Of course, and you'll have

Tinder pics to last until marriage. There's so much to do, it's hard to know

where to even start.

You've got Mumbai, home to Bollywood, Rajasthan

India's largest and most colorful state, and of course the Himalaya where you can

pose yoga, meditate Ajayan, and maybe even see the Dalai Lama. No matter where

you go, you can travel in India for a whole month for the price of one week in Europe.

Forget Spring Break and go to Mexico City. The vibrant capital of

Mexico is full of amazing street art, architecture, and some of the best food

on the planet. For those of you in the United States like ourselves especially

people in California and the southern border states, Mexico is extremely

accessible. If you're thinking about Cancun, skip it and head down to Tulum

for some boho beach vibes where you can pose yoga next to Mayan temples .

If you live in the United States, especially the southern border states, or if you're

from California like us, Mexico is the closest and one of the cheapest

locations in the world. Head down to Baja California where you can surf, drink

craft beer, eat lobster tacos ,and drink amazing wines all for a fraction of the

price that you would pay in the United States. One of our favorite cities in

Europe is Budapest, a stunning capital full of Art Nouveau and Baroque

architecture from the golden days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even better

Budapest sits on top of 120 natural hot springs that bubble up into these

bathhouses. After soaking your bones all day, scarf down a bowl of goulash and

then go hit the ruined bars of the Jewish Quarter. All this can be done for

as low as 35 Euros a day. Feel like a change of scenery?

How about Nepal? Nepal is the access point for the Himalaya, and even if

you're not trying to climb Mount Everest, which I feel like most of us are,

there's a ton of stuff to do: you can go whitewater rafting, paragliding, explore

the Buddhist monasteries, and even go on a wildlife safari in the jungles and see

rhino. Yes, they have rhino in Nepal. The country is still recovering from the

2015 earthquake, so your tourist dollars will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal.

Sri Lanka is one of the most overlooked countries in Asia, so if you want

something like India, but are looking for something more off the beaten path,

Sri Lanka might be for you. This island nation was once ravaged by civil war but

is now in peace. Travelers are discovering beautiful beaches, colorful

culture, and the 5,000 elephants that are just wandering around the country.

Five thousand elephants just walking around Sri Lanka. The only downside is

because it's still not very developed for tourism, there aren't a ton of options.

So you might have to spend some time looking around, but here's to adventure.

Next up is Nicaragua Nicaragua is a Central American country

that is a great alternative to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is an incredible country,

but because it's become so popular, it's gotten much more expensive. That's not

the case with Nicaragua. Yet, it's got undeveloped beaches, great surf, cheap

beer and tons of adventure opportunities.

Towns like San Juan del Sur are a

great place to get started. But get down to Nicaragua before that all changes.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. The capital of Argentina is a great place to visit.

It's super fun and a great deal. It's got a blend of Italian and Spanish immigrants

with French architecture that is uniquely Argentinean. The bohemian

neighborhood of San Telmo is especially popular with tourists, but

it's a really good place to stay, especially if you can find a nice Airbnb. For fun think

steak dinners every night, wash down with Malbec wine, and plenty of

beautiful people teach you how to tango.

Next up: Thailand. Thailand is the go-to destination for most backpackers and

with good reason. Where else can you get a private cabana

on the beach for 10 bucks, an hour-long massage for 5 , and amazing street food for $1?

Only in Thailand. The islands and beaches are starting to get a bit more

expensive, but Chiang Mai in the north, Thailand's second largest city ,is still

a great deal, especially if you're trying to do some trekking or volunteering at

elephant sanctuaries. If you want to head up the islands, Koh Pipi is still a great deal

and Krabi has some incredible rock-climbing overhanging the ocean.

Next to Thailand is Cambodia, which is even cheaper and comes with a side of history

that will snap you out of that daze from all those Thai messages. On one side

you have Angkor Wat, one of the greatest achievements of mankind. On the other

side, you have the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in which one quarter of

Cambodia's population was exterminated during one of the worst genocides of the

last century. Thankfully, life has returned to normal in Cambodia, and you

can find a lot of the same stuff in Thailand, but for cheaper. Back to Europe..

we're going to talk about Greece. Although Greece is on the Euro, it was

one of the countries that was hardest hit by the 2008 financial crisis.

That's bad for locals. It's good for you as a traveler because prices there are

very low. The real gems in Greece are the islands like Crete, the Instagram

friendly island of Mykonos or Santorini and the backpacker party spot of Ios.

Mix and match your favorite islands with a ferry trip, and you're on your way.

At the top of our bucket list is the Philippines. As we've mentioned, the beaches

of Thailand have gotten relatively expensive, but people say that

Philippines is twice as cool and half the price. Add in some of the friendliest

locals on the planet, some cheap air connections, and the Philippines is looking

pretty good. Heading to South America, we're talking about Colombia. Colombia,

the country that's long been associated with Pablo Escobar, cocaine, and violence

is finally getting the credit that it deserves as one of the best destinations

in South America.. and about time because this country has everything: beaches on

the Pacific and the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon, the Candelaria Quarter in

Bogota, the Spanish colonial port of Cartagena, and the unspoiled coastline

around Santa Marta are all on our bucket list and should be on yours, as well.

Next up: the Baltic nation of Estonia.

Most travelers either don't know what it is

or think it's part of Russia, but it's a hidden gem. Tallinn, the capital, has an

immaculately preserved old quarter that's actually a Unesco World Heritage

site, and it's also a cool part of town called Kalamaja,

which has a bunch of new modern stuff. It gives you that Nordic vibe at

way less money. Usually overshadowed by its Central American neighbors,

Guatemala is an incredible country. It's full of living Maya culture surrounded

by rugged active volcanoes, and little towns like Antigua are an incredible

place to visit and brush up on your Spanish. Czech Republic. Prague is an

essential stop on any Europe trip with a storybook old town and beer that's

cheaper than water, literally. Cheaper and more beautiful still is Cesky Krumlov

with far fewer crowds and much lower prices. The next country on our list has

had a tumultuous time in the past couple of years, especially since the Arab

Spring. I'm talking about Egypt with constant political protests, military

coups, plane crashes, and the occasional shark attack. I know it sounds bad, but

Egypt does still have a lot to offer. Understandably, tourism has dropped by

over 40 percent to Egypt in recent years. Now it does seem that things have cooled

down there. So if you do go, chances are you'll get the Pyramids of Giza all to

yourself. And just so you know, the Pyramids of Giza are one of the only

remaining 7 wonders of the ancient world. If you're planning a visit here or

anywhere in this region, it's always a good bet to check with your foreign

office or if you're from the United States, the State Department.

Moving back stateside, we're going to

New Orleans, Louisiana, my favorite city in the United States.

It blends French and Caribbean culture with great music, and the food

alone is worth the trip. Skip the crowds at Mardi Gras and hit the French Quarter in

the shoulder season. There're way fewer crowds, but Frenchmen Street and

all the live music bars that are on it are still popping.

Croatia is the darling of most travelers,

but unfortunately its popularity has increased its price..

King's Landing.

Save money by spending time in lesser-known places like Vis,

Plitvice National Park or

its capital Zagreb. Sorry that I mispronounced all three of those.

Better yet, check out the Bay of Kotor and Montenegro, the beaches of Albania, or

Sarajevo in Bosnia. Moving back to Southeast Asia, we have Myanmar or Burma.

I was here in 2009 when this country was largely closed off to the rest of

the world. There were no ATMs and very little foreign money. A lot has

changed since then. The country's leaders have made a lot of progress towards

democracy, and it's a lot more popular now with travelers. The former capital of

Rangoon is a funky mixture of old British colonial buildings, and it's a great

place to get your bearings before heading up to the Temples of Bagan

or Inle Lake. Heading back to South America, let's talk about Bolivia.

This landlocked Andean country is one of the best travel bets for South America.

Plus, it's got a bit of everything, from the world's highest lake to the infamous

death road, which you can do on a mountain bike, and the world-famous

Uyuni Salt Flats... all of these are great places to visit, and supposedly Bolivia

has one of the most incredible kind of lunar martian landscapes.

For the Caribbean, we're recommending Dominican Republic.

It is the cheapest country in the region

with the exception of its next-door neighbor Haiti. D.R. is much

safer than Haiti and has a lot better tourism infrastructure, so hence a

recommendation. There're great beaches, but the problem can be that it's hard to

find something that's not an expensive resort, so check on Airbnb for a bungalow.

Heading back to Eastern Europe, we're going to Bulgaria, which happens to be

the home country of our good friend Raya, but also the home of the cheapest

capital in Europe, Sofia. You can eat, drink, party, and sleep here for well

under $40 a day. That's why it's making this list. But don't forget that Bulgaria

is on the Black Sea. It has beaches, islands ,mountains, not to mention UNESCO

sites like Nessebar with incredible architecture. The best kept secret in

Western Europe is hands-down Portugal. The capital Lisbon is one of the most

enchanting cities in Europe. Seven hills dotted with colorful villas

and crisscross with iconic trolley. But it's not just beautiful, it's great value.

Good luck trying to find a coffee over one euro

Accommodation in particular is cheap and easy to find because it's still

undiscovered by most tourists. The only downside is there's not a lot of direct

flights to Lisbon from other countries outside of Europe, so you might have to

fly through Madrid and then take a train. Heading back to Australasia, let's go to

Bali. Bali the most popular island in Indonesia is no secret...

thanks Eat Pray Love. Nor is it the cheapest... thanks Australia, but it's still a

good deal for those of you wanting to get away from it all without much hassle.

Rent an inexpensive villa with a pool, an automatic motorbike, sign up for some

yoga classes and you're chillin'. Most people stick to Abood, but if you are a

surfer, head down to the south. Waves like Uluwatu are some of the best in

the world. And if you get bored of Bali. don't worry there's 17,000 other islands

in Indonesia and all of them are cheaper than Bali.

Last but not least, Morocco.

Easy to reach from Europe, inexpensive,

this North African paradise is the original bohemian getaway.

It's the safest country in North Africa; it's got tons of style.

Tangier is the gritty port popularized by expats, like the Rolling Stones.

Essaouira is the vibey surf town, complete with a Portuguese castle and former home

of Jimi Hendrix. Marrakech is the place to go if you want that vibey

Instagram photo of you chillin' next to a Riyadh, which are those big courtyards

with the fountain in the middle. All right. That's our list. If you guys have

been to any of these places, if you have a favorite, please let us know by adding

a comment in the comment section.

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