Discover the top 5 cheapest backpacking destinations

Backpacking is already cheaper than the traditional way of travelling. You do not have the high hotel costs and you are also much more mobile because you do not have to carry those big bulky suitcases. The chance that you will have to pay extra baggage charges at the airport is also unlikely, as you will have to carry your backpack yourself for the entire period of your trip.


We give you an overview of the top 5 cheapest backpacking destinations:

1. India

At the very top of the list is India. Travelling through India is cheap, very cheap! A tour within this huge country will sometimes test your patience, because the public transport is not very fast. Try not to worry and enjoy the beautiful culture and sites such as the Taj Mahal.


2. Nepal

Nepal is a good choice if you want to travel cheaply. It is a top destination if you also like a bit of action. Discover the impressive nature and make beautiful hikes through the mountains. We guarantee you an unforgettable experience for life.


3. Thailand

Thailand used to be the favourite of backpackers. Unfortunately, it has become such a popular travel destination that it is not as cheap as it used to be. However, there are still plenty of places to go as a backpacker on a limited budget. For example, northern Thailand is a lot cheaper than the south.


4. Peru

Machu Picchu is on the bucket list of many backpackers. The land of the Incas is a place where backpackers can really enjoy themselves and it is also a cheap country.


5. Nicaragua

Clear water, beautiful beaches and impressive volcanoes. It is one of the poorest countries in Central America and is becoming more and more popular among tourists. Get a taste of the Latin vibe and discover what kind of beauty this country has to offer you.


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