Top 5 Affordable Destinations for Vacations

Top 5 Affordable Destinations for Vacations

To travel is to live – Hans Christian Anderson.

Every once in a while, all of us need to take some time off from our monotonous routine. While some people enjoy this break relaxing at home, others choose to travel.

Globetrotting is a fantasy of many but the cost of it discourages people from turning it into a reality.  Is it possible to travel the world without burning a hole in your pocket? Can traveling be affordable? Which place is cheap to travel to? Questions like these take over your mind as soon as you decide to plan a trip.

But we have good news! We have listed down top 5 affordable destinations for you that will make your break exciting without being too heavy on your pocket. 

Having said that, let’s begin. 

1. Thailand

When it comes to affordable travel destinations, Thailand is one of the first countries to pop into our mind. The place is not only affordable but also provides a diverse range of experiences. 

From tropical jungles to palm-line beaches to some of the best street food, Thailand has it all. The country is also a paradise for people who love to shop. 


You can visit the Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai or enjoy a peaceful evening at the beautiful beaches in Koh Samui and Phuket. You can also do watersports and go bananas! Some popular watersports options include scuba diving, jet skiing, kitesurfing, water skiing, etc. 

While you are busy exploring the beauty of Thailand, make sure you do not miss out on the amazing street food. These stalls are open till late in the night. Some popular and recommended food items include Tom Yum, Pad Thai and Tom Kha Kai. 

There are several other food items available on these stalls, you can pick and choose as per your taste. 

Read More: Requirements for Thailand Visa For Pakistanis

2. Sri Lanka

Known as the gem of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is one of the cheapest countries to visit. With its diverse landscape and culture spread, the country has something for everyone. 

From hikes to delicious food to exciting adventures, it is a captivating island to spend your vacations at. If you are someone who loves to explore historic sites you can visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, Ritigala Ancient Monastery, Anuradhapura, etc. All of these places have a significance of their own and once you visit them, you will know how respected Buddhism is in Sri Lanka. 


Along with visiting historic places, you can also visit Sri Lanka’s national parks which offer a diverse view of nature’s wonders including rare species of plants, elephants and even crocodiles. Uda Walawe National Park, Bundala National Park, Horton Plains National Park, etc are some popular parks in Sri Lanka. 

Not mentioning food when talking about Sri Lanka would be unfair because the food is mouth-watering. The food in the country is super spicy yet affordable and delicious.

3. Turkey

How can we talk about the best affordable tourist destinations in the world and forget Turkey? If you want to experience the European side and the Asian side within a budget, there is no better place than Turkey. 

From beautiful culture to rich history, the country has a lot to offer. Since we are talking about affordable travel, you can either get a reservation made at a reasonably-priced hotel in Turkey or find a place through Airbnb. Some popular tourist spots in Turkey include the Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Bosphorus, etc. 


If you are someone who likes surreal rock valleys then make sure you add visiting Cappadocia to your itinerary but remember that this may take you over your budget. You can watch the sun rising from behind the wavy rock pinnacles. You can also take a hot air balloon ride and enjoy the views from the sky. 

If you do not want to spend too much on food during your visit, avoid eating at fancy restaurants. Instead grab food from local street vendors. 

Read More: How to Apply for Turkey Visa From Pakistan

4. Malaysia 

Popular as one of the most beautiful countries, Malaysia is a budget-friendly country as well. From caves to temples to beaches, you will get to see a lot once you visit Malaysia. 

If you are a beach person, the first place you should visit is Langkawi Island. It is a place which suits people with different budgets which means you won’t just enjoy the moment but will also be able to collect souvenirs that will make you cherish your trip all your life.


If you want to do something more adventurous, you can go trekking in the Taman Negara National Park or visit the Genting Highlands or climb Mount Kinabalu, etc. 

There are various bird parks, zoos, aquariums, water parks and caves as well that you can explore. There is also a Legoland in the state of Johor. Some people may also prefer to roam around the city to explore the culture. 

5. Nepal

Nepal is famous for yoga retreats but it is also an excellent place to unwind. This himalayan country not only promises spirituality but has some of the most scenic mountains as well. Unlike the above mentioned countries, you can get a visa-on-arrival in Nepal.


People who are wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve or the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Whereas those who are more inclined towards spiritual tourist spots can visit the Dakshinkali temple, Pashupatinath,  Lumbini, Shechen Monastery, Siddha Gufa, Boudhanath Stupa, or Hanuman Dhoka.

Read More: Which Countries are Visa Free for Pakistani Nationals

If you plan a trip to Nepal, make sure you also visit the Devi’s Fall and old market at Pokhara. 

After reading about all of these destinations, you may want to inquire about the visa process. To get visa services online, you can visit OLX Pakistan’s website. 

That is about it folks!

We hope this guide will help you plan your trip within a budget. Do let us know if you know of other budget destinations.  

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