Top 10 affordable tourist destinations in 2018 (Part I)
Malaysia has pretty islands like Penang, Langkawi, some of the best street food and night markets. Beside being an affordable destination, visitors can find 3-star hotel rooms priced from $ 15 for one night and $ 10 for three main meals per day in Kuala Lumpur. With the perfect combination of city, plateau, beaches and islands, Malaysia is the ideal travel destination for everyone. Photo: Yusnizam Yusof / Shutterstock.
Known for its world heritage site Machu Picchu, Peru is an excellent choice for those traveling on a budget. In Peru, visitors can visit the beautiful beaches, mountains, and rivers. Besides, for only $ 10, visitors can enjoy many scrumptious dishes during the day. As for a fabulous place to stay, consider the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, a 16th century convent turned five-star hotel, located just two blocks from Cusco's Plaza Mayor. Photo: Anton Ivanov / Shutterstock.
As more under-the-radar countries begin to experience higher levels of tourism, it is anticipated that prices in those destinations will increase, which is why now is the time to visit beautiful Estonia. Castles, palaces, and a beautiful coastline await visitors to this small Baltic country. Accommodations start at about $40 per night for a three-star hotel and meals for one day will run visitors about $18. Tourists should take advantage of the free walking tours and check museums as there are frequently free admission days throughout the year.
Although the flights might set you back a pretty penny, the money you can save once you're there in Chile is staggering. With a great combination of cityscape, beaches, mountains and desert landscapes, Chile offers travelers an enjoyable trip at an affordable price. With only $ 10 per day, visitors can enjoy meals with attractive local wines. Photo: Cge2010 / Shutterstock.
Whether you're looking for stunning mountains, beaches, cities in the hills, or a taste of the Sahara Desert, Morocco is filled with history and culture and makes for a fantastic budget destination for 2018. Accommodations of all kinds are available with fantastic three-star rated hotels and riads starting at $12 per night. The cuisine is delightful, offering a great mixture of spices and ingredients that suit any traveler's preference. Spend the night in the Sahara Desert, visit the famous blue city of Chefchaouen, watch goats climb argan trees, and get your fill of beautiful architecture in this magical north African country. Photo: Vixit/Shutterstock.
By: Christina Baker