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Choosing from the cheapest travel destinations in the world

Not being able to go for that much needed vacation to an exotic location due to budget constraints? Fear that your dream vacations are falling out of your budgets? Stop dreaming and start planning as this list of the cheapest travel destinations in the world is bound to make you think again. Not only can you manage to enjoy these countries without having to spend a bomb, but you can also embark on a fascinating journey, explore the country in depth, bring your fantasies to life, make your dreams come true and come back home without dampening your wallets too much.

10. Greece

The financial hardships faced by Greece in the recent past has made it an extremely economical place to visit. Not only are flight fares unusually low, but the actual costs of travelling, fooding and accommodation has drastically reduced as well. The reason that we suggest Greece to our readers is that it might not be the cheapest place to visit in the world, but you can enjoy an entire tour at prices which would only match the flight fares a few years ago. Greece is a land where marble seems to be a standard issue, drinking and dancing until dawn is extremely common, the past is present everywhere and long dead personalities shout out their thoughts and ideas from the mesmerizing old world ruins located all over the country. Make sure that you remember to include the savvy capital Athens, the historical Mykonos, the sun drenched Cyclades and Santorini, the city famous for its mesmerizing sunsets into your itineraries. All these places are bound to figure well within your budgets and offer some of the most splendid experiences that you will ever visit.

09. Argentina

Argentina might be primarily known as a football crazy country, but that should take nothing away from the unique sights and destinations that the country offers. In fact, it is one of the most popular and one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world. So whether its coffee, alcohol or food that gets you going, make sure you have enough of it in the mornings to keep up with the long explorations and adventures. Remember to get in touch with your sultry side as well as tango is something that is a must while in Argentina. Once you manage to master the tango, make sure that you don't forget to check out the exotic locales of Mendoza, the seductive architecture of Cordova and the mesmerizing wildlife viewing opportunities found in the PArque Nacional Monte Leon and the Punta Tombo. Oh, Buenos Aires, popularly known to be the Paris of South America, is a must see as well. Trendy shopping, sexy nightlife and beautiful architecture are just a few of the things that define the capital of Argentina.

08. Mexico

It might have taken the eagle, the snake and the cactus for the Aztecs to understand the true nature of Mexico, but things have become much simpler for the modern day tourist. It doesn't take a genius to understand that Mexico offers a true delight for your senses. The country seems to be so exotic due to its proximity to the US and the Spanish influence which lasted in Mexico for centuries. Any journey to Mexico can never be complete without checking out the views offered by the Copper Canyon, the diverse eco-systems, the architectural delights of old world Aztec temples and the frenzied behaviour of the innumerable hawkers and street vendors lining up the city streets. If that isin't enough, make sure that you try out the cheap tequila or sample cutting edge cuisines at unusually cheap restaurants. Well, irrespective of which part of the country you go to or where you stay, be prepared for a truly magical experience while in Mexico.

07. Ireland

Ireland, a country known for its rich history, music, drama and literature, is also one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world. Having successfully brushed away its troublesome past, Ireland has transformed itself into one of the most intriguing travel destinations in the world. What makes the land of the shamrocks and shillelaghs so unique is its mesmerizing culture, the twin capitals of Belfast and Dublin, old world castles and delightful adventures. Remember that no trip to Ireland is said to be right until you find the going to get complicated. If it's all too easy, you are simply missing out on the best experiences that Ireland has to offer. The cheap flights, budget accommodations and affordable sights are simply a plus.

06. Bolivia

Like many of the destinations on this list, Bolivia finds its place due to the affordable attractions, budget accommodations and relatively cheap airfares that it offers to tourists. But cheap budgets are not all that define a tour to Bolivia. It is also full of splendid natural sights which range from the Salar de Uyuni to the Lake Titicaca to old world cities such as the La Paz. If that is not enough to get your senses going, simply think about the fact that Bolivia offers the best value for food and drinks in South America.

05. Turkey

So you have thought about travelling to Italy, France, Switzerland or the UK and have cancelled them out due to the high costs and expensive itineraries. Well, it's time to think about Turkey. Straddled between Europe and Asia, Turkey manages to provide tourists with glimpses of the cultures of both these continents. The state might be dominated by Muslims but the secular and multi party democracy helps to liberalize matters. Turkey is considered to be so unique due to the mesmerizing blend of the ancient and the modern. The rich cultural heritage still offers glimpses of the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires that ruled the country for ages. It is also home to the fastest growing economy of Europe as well as the home to the oldest temple in the world. So, pack your bags and visit Turkey a country which allows you to boast of having visited two different continents in a single journey. Oh, remember to visit the exciting city of Istanbul, the magical ruins of Troy, the battlefields of Gallipoli, experience the mystical feel of the Princes' Islands and check out the old world cities of Anatolia.

04. Cambodia

With an excellent range of accommodations available for less than $2, Cambodia offers an itinerary so cheap that you often feel really guilty for acting like a miser because you pay so little. The country might have once evoked a feeling of fear and was considered to be unsafe to travel to, but today it has emerged as one of the best countries to visit on a budget. The most famous sight in Cambodia might be the historical Angkor Wat, but the country also boasts of a wide range of natural attractions which are sure to take your breath away.

03. Thailand

With an average cost per person per day as low as $40, Thailand not only offers tourists with one of the most budget holidays, but its unique sights and natural beauty also ensure that there is never a shortage of places to go to or things to see while in the country. From the world class shopping facilities and splendid massage parlours of Bangkok to the commercialized beaches of Pattaya and Phuket, from the exotic locales of Halong Bay, Koh Phangan and Chiang Mai to the wild rave parties of Koh Samui, there is everything that you could possibly dream of in Thailand.

02. Vietnam

It might be considered to be undeveloped, but it offers an extremely unspoilt landscape which is still quite new on the tourist maps of the world. As a result, Vietnam can give you access to an extremely cheap holiday without having to face any tourist crowds. You might not term the hectic and chaotic capital of Hanoi as beautiful, but you can easily get by on about $7 - $9 per day. That being said, dont visit Vietnam for its luxuries and air conditioned buses. The idea of any trip to Vietnam is to experience a true sense of reality, gawk at the breathtaking natural beauty, understand the rich and diverse history and explore the bustling streets.

01. India

Well, we could write pages and pages without even managing to give you an overview about the type of sights that India can offer to the traveller. Yes, it is possible to splurge on a holiday to India, but it is also possible to easily manage on a budget. India is a country which can be considered to be one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world as well as one of the most expensive ones. It all depends on the type of luxuries that you choose. The sights found in this mythical country are as diverse as its people with every region boasting of its own history, culture, heritage, architecture and lifestyle. From the Bollywood glamour of Mumbai to the trendy shopping opportunities found in Delhi, from the mesmerizing history and palaces of Rajasthan to the breathtaking natural beauty of Kerela, youll be hard pressed to decide what to add to the ideal Indian itinerary and what to leave out.

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