While there are plenty of cheap destinations in the world (some deservedly so), there are those rare gems out there that provide great value for your money, with interesting things to see and do.
The following list is based on the best value destinations list compiled by popular website PriceOfTravel. The list is in descending order of value.
1 – Hoi An, Vietnam
Not to be mistaken for the capital Hanoi, Hoi An is not well known if haven’t been doing your research on a holiday to Vietnam. While Hanoi is cheaper, Hoi An provides a better experience, therefore getting the number 1 spot on this list.
Go there for: The amazing fishing-village style scenery.
Look out for: The tailor shops.
2 – Goa, India
Getting to Goa might be a bit expensive, but once there, you will be amazed at the value on offer. Prices are on the up, so get the best of this location as early as possible.
Go there for: Portuguese colonial hangover.
Look out for: The lovely beaches.
3 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
This city in the north of Thailand offers better value for money than the capital Bangkok, which itself a cheap destination.
Go there for: The great weather.
Look out for: The gorgeous temples and shopping.
4 – Cairo, Egypt
It may be in the news for the wrong reasons, but this means Cairo is great value for money, as prices have plummeted.
Go there for: The culture.
Look out for: Great deals in historical tours.
5 – Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of those places that can still provide great value for money despite its popularity.
Go there for: The beaches
Look out for: The amazing local lifestyle
6 – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Despite the high price of the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex to its north, Siem Reap provides great value.
Go there for: Angkor Wat complex
Look out for: Food and drinks at amazing prices.
7 – Cusco, Peru
Cusco is the large town closest to Machu Picchu. Although the cost of getting to the world famous attraction is high, the town itself offers amazing value.
Go there for: Machu Picchu
Look out for: The tourist atmosphere
8 – Cartagena, Colombia
Colombia is a country with a resurgent tourist industry, and Cartagena provides the best value for your money in this South American country.
Go there for: The beaches
Look out for: The Colonial Old Town
9 – Panama City, Panama
Panama City is a relatively unknown tourist destination, but its popularity is on the rise. It is a capital worth visiting for the value alone.
Go there for: The Canal Zone
Look out for: Shopping, dining, beaches, and nightlife
10 – Krakow, Poland
Krakow is the only European city in this list, and is gaining in popularity very fast. Value-wise, no city in Europe can compare.
Go there for: The historic old town
Look out for: The party atmosphere
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