Exotic Locations but No Fancy Prices: Budget Travel Destinations that Deliver Big

When most people think of exotic vacation spots, expensive, world-class hotels and resorts are what come to mind. Fortunately, this doesn’t always have to be the case. There are many beautiful and amazing locations that won’t break the bank. Here’s a list of affordable exotic locales you might consider for your next vacation.

Romania

Romania is a magical place to visit, particularly during winter. You can find many of the same conveniences there that you would expect to find in Western Europe, but for much lower prices. This includes rental cars, which enable you to explore exotic locations like the Transylvanian Alps or the Libearty Bear Sanctuary at your leisure. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, pay a visit Bran Castle, which is thought to have been the inspiration for Dracula’s castle in the infamous Bram Stoker novel.

Thailand

A visit to Thailand is a great way to get lots of value for your money. The capital city of Bangkok is always bustling with tourists and the accommodations there are particularly cheap. There are also many attractions to check out, including Khao Phing Kan. This picturesque island is commonly referred to as “James Bond Island,” due to its appearance in The Man With the Golden Gun. There are also a number of national parks to visit in Thailand, complete with various types of wild animals, hiking trails, and campsites.

Greece

Greece is a beautiful country to visit and prices there have fallen considerably, due to the country’s recent economic problems. By paying them a visit, you’re doing them a tremendous favor, while enjoying some of the most magnificent sites in the world. While the Parthenon is easily the most famous tourist attraction in Greece, the island of Crete is the place to go if you’re looking for affordable clubs and restaurants. The beaches there are a sight to behold and there’s plenty of cheap lodging throughout the island that won’t make you want to tear up your credit cards.

The Philippines

If Asia is calling your name, you would probably enjoy a visit to the Philippines. In the Philippines, you can find a little bit of everything, from seemingly untouched natural landscapes to the types of destinations likely to be popular with youngsters. Palawan is a relatively quiet island for tourists interested in beach hopping, snorkeling and exploring underground caves. Boracay is an internationally known tourist mecca famous for its nightlife.

Peru

If ancient civilizations spark your interest, it’s hard to beat a visit to Peru. Remnants of the ancient Inca empire are all over the country, from Moray at the Sacred Valley to the infamous ruins at Machu Picchu. It’s not only an exciting place to go, but also an ideal place for tourists on a budget. It’s actually a great destination for anyone who wants to combine sightseeing with surfing and beach life, all in the same trip.

Although these locations are quite affordable, you can save even more by traveling during slow seasons and taking advantage of special deals. Many popular travel destinations have welcome centers that offer deals and free coupons for restaurants and other local attractions. If you’re willing to do some research, there are plenty of ways to save money on the exotic trip of your dreams.