6 Exciting Places to Visit on a Budget

It is the dream of everyone to travel the world, but time and money constraints come in the way. However, if you have the time but not the money, do not give up on our dream. There are places on the face of the earth that you can visit on a shoe-string budget.  Here are three exciting places you should put on your to-visit list and do so without straining your pocket.

  1.   South Africa

One exciting thing about this destination is the safari experience that awaits you. You will get to interact with the Big Five without incurring huge bills. If you want to see the white rhino, head down to the Hluhluwe-Imfonzi. For hiking activities, arrange for a visit to the Drakensberg. Do not forget to slot in a few days to tour the famous Cape Town.

  1.   Uruguay

If you cannot meet the budget for visiting Argentina or Brazil, think of a cheaper option which is the neighboring Uruguay. It will come as a relief to know that you will be able to enjoy excellently done steak at affordable prices. The lovely beaches and abundant wildlife are all at your disposal at very affordable prices. Consider going to Cabo Polonio for a fantastic beach experience.

  1.   Cuba

The warming relations between Cuba and the US have made the former an attractive traveling destination. This is an opportune time to visit the Caribbean island before its demand goes up and the prices hike. Be sure to visit the salsa clubs of Havana and have a blast at the Vadero Beach. Whatever you do, the memories you create will last you a lifetime at a very affordable cost.

  1.   Guatemala

The Maya traditions and colonial legacies are attractions you do not want to miss while in Guatemala. The destination will wow you with its beauty, and the rock-bottom prices will allow you the opportunity to study Spanish.

Once your linguistic skills are little above average, plan to explore Antigua and Tikal where the monumental temples will wow you. You should not miss a ride on the famous “chicken buses.”

  1.   Bulgaria

Bulgaria is often overlooked as a tourist destination site, yet has a myriad of fun activities to offer travelers on a budget. The appealing coastline, lovely old towns with a rich history and breath-taking mountain ranges are perfect for excursions by bike or on foot. Varna is an old town on the coastline, and the ancient Plovdiv is full of so much for you to see.

  1.   India

India cannot go unmentioned as a destination for travelers on a tight budget. Here, you will travel extensively and eat good food for little money. If you want a beach experience, go to Goa, and to Mumbai for tantalizing kebabs and puris in the street stalls. You also should not miss the Golden City of Jaisalmer and experience the sands of the Thar Desert.


You do not have to shelve your traveling ambitions just because you do not have that seemingly much money. There are pocket-friendly destinations that await you. India, Guatemala, Uruguay, Bulgaria, South Africa, and Cuba are just a few of the destinations you can try out.