Budget traveling doesn’t mean missing all the fun activities people can enjoy in a tourist destination. Backpacking is probably the best option for those who travel on a budget and are not afraid to sacrifice on the comfort side to gain something on the fun side of traveling. Also, backpacking is a great traveling way for those who love to be close to nature and enjoy fun outdoor adventures. In case you are planning a backpacking trip, here are the best backpacking destinations in the world and some activities you can enjoy there:
Inca Trail, Peru
Inca Trail is a top destination for travelers who love secluded beaches, coastline trekking and mountain hiking that also involves discovering the mysteries of the Incan citadel, Machu Picchu.
Backpacking is very popular in this region of Peru and backpackers love exploring the little towns on the coastline while meeting locals and enjoying the spicy and flavorful cuisine.
Taman Negara, Malaysia
The most visited national park in Malaysia, Taman Negara is a dream come true for backpackers who love to explore the untamed wilderness through hiking on elephant trails and through lush jungle and to go caving in mysterious, hidden caves.
Porto and Algarve, Portugal
Those who prefer the coastline should head to Porto, a coastal city in Portugal, from where they can begin their coastline trekking towards Algarve. This is not at all a difficult walk and there are many amazing activities backpackers can try along the way including wine tours, festivals, meeting locals and testing amazing seafood. Not to mention, the views and scenery are breathtaking.
Bay Islands, Honduras
Bay Islands is a cheap destination to explore but nonetheless amazing. The trekking trails are wonderful for backpackers and, in addition to trekking, backpackers can also get involved in other amazing activities like scuba diving. The crystal clear waters of Honduras are filled with vibrant fish and whale sharks.
Most people don’t consider Bali when they have to travel on a budget, but accommodations and food can be pretty cheap and discovering the island and its volcano mountains will make backpackers feel closer to nature. Bali is renowned for its meditation and yoga retreats and it is the perfect destination for spiritual people. Also, surfing and other fun water activities are very popular on the island so if you prefer to be more active, you can ride the waves.
Tasmania is probably the wildest part of Australia. The untouched beauty of nature with its preserved forests, unique rock formations and the rugged wilderness area is heaven for those backpackers who want to witness how nature looks without human interference as well as having the opportunity to see the famous and rare Tasmanian devil.
Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
Patagonia offers amazing views and landscapes to experienced trekkers. This wonderful destination is not for backpackers who have no prior trekking experience in similar conditions since it can be pretty dangerous. Even experienced trekkers need to be in a good physical condition since the uncultivated landscapes of Patagonia have many obstacles along the way. If you think you can handle the trek, get ready for some amazing glaciers, beautiful lakes, frozen cliffs and marvelous landscapes.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
The beautiful Halong Bay reminds us of our favorite childhood fairytales. Nearly 1600 islands and islets hide many wonders that can be explored by backpackers including blue lagoons, caves and crevices.