Here are 09 ideal destinations for the backpacker who wants to save money, meet travellers in youth hostels, travel by public transit and maybe even find a seasonal job!
Known for its breathtaking landscapes, Bolivia is one of the world capitals of change! Indeed, you will be able to stay at more than 4,000 meters above sea level in the highest existing city, La Paz (one of the seven wonder cities in the world according to the New Seven Wonders Foundation) or admire the grandiose Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt desert around the world! With a strong emphasis on ecotourism, backpacking is the easiest and simplest way to marvel at Bolivia.
2- New Zealand
Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted by New Zealand’s terrain and subtropical forests. Kiwi country is ideal for backpackers as it allows them to pick fruit or work in the vineyards to collect a few pennies for food and shelter. New Zealand has hundreds of hostels perfect for the backpacker looking to meet other travellers.
Argentina offers travellers magnificent landscapes, whether it be the mountains of the Andes, the steppes of Patagonia or the Atlantic coastline. Ideal for backpacking travelers, the Andes Cordillera will seduce trekking and hiking enthusiasts. In addition to being relatively cheap, backpackers will be able to enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Argentines.
In addition to offering breathtaking scenery, such as heavenly beaches, dense and lush jungles and exceptional seabeds, Thailand is a prime location for budget backpackers. This country has a functional train line that allows backpackers to travel without too much difficulty.
Sometimes nicknamed “Little Greece of the Caribbean”, Belize allows backpackers to discover this region by crisscrossing the many beaches, hundreds of islands and the immense tropical forest. For backpackers-divers, Belize offers fascinating dive sites thanks to its coral reef.
Hungary is one of the cheapest countries in Europe and has a lively nightlife. In Budapest, for example, youth hostels are known to be of good quality and very affordable. Backpackers will find plenty to do with Hungary’s water cities, Baroque cities and country towns.
Peru is a country to be discovered for the beauty of its landscapes, its tumultuous history, its cultural richness and the diversity of its environment. Backpackers will be delighted by the hiking opportunities created by the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, the arid steppes of the Altiplano populated by llamas and the Amazonian forest. There are also some very affordable youth hostels in this mythical country.
8. Greek Islands
The Greek islands, especially the Cyclades, allow travellers to immerse themselves in a world of charming beaches, white houses and turquoise water for a small price. In addition, the Cyclades are very beautiful islands with several respectable youth hostels where you can rest after enjoying the lively nightlife.
A perfect backpacker country-continent is looking for hiking, beach relaxation, surfing, watery evenings, reddish deserts and amazing wildlife! With a backpacker’s backpack, it’s easy to travel across Australia’s diverse tastes, from Cairns, a diver’s paradise, to Byron Bay, home of the hippie community, to Brisbane, the modern city, and Sydney, known for its opera house, bridge and many surfing spots.