The novel coronavirus pandemic has thrown everyone’s travel plans off the grid. The travel and tourism industry across the world had to be suspended. Frequent travelers had to skip their trips.
With the stringent lockdown still put in place in some destinations, it is the best time to prepare a trip. These below-mentioned countries are affordable choices for a relaxing and adventurous trip post-COVID-19.
Sri Lanka is irresistible to ignore. Tourists can easily opt for a budget accommodation and also not miss out on important places.
Herds of royal elephants, jovial people, lush greenery, colonial forts, vintage castles, purifying spiritualism, and a good amount of tea fields, a vacation package to this island nation will be lit.
What attracts tourists from all over the world is the 1000 years of spiritualism this country has to share. The country has many religious sites and temples dedicated to several religions in the world.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most sacred Buddhist temple in the world. Pilgrims and devotees from Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, and India visit this temple. The St. Lucia’s Cathedral in Colombo allures tourists with its minuscule gothic features. It is the oldest church in the country. It is named after St. Lucia who is known as the protector of people with eye problems. Other religious sites include Gangaramaya Temple, Seetha Amman Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple, and the Peace Pagoda.
Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura are places worth visiting in Sri Lanka.
The European continent is an expensive destination. But Armenia is cheaper as well as perfect for traveling. Though accommodation may be of International prices, the country offers many tours to monasteries and hiking adventures for free!
Armenia is an interesting destination that has many things to boast about. It was the first nation in the world to declare Christianity as its official religion. The world’s oldest winery is located in an Armenian village called Arena. Yerevan, the country’s capital, is the oldest city in the world to be inhabited by humans. The country’s famous food Lavash, a delicious flatbread, was enlisted by UNESCO in the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.
Tourists who wish to explore the most undiscovered side of Europe should visit Armenia. Yerevan, Noravank, Tatev, Geghard Monastery, Goris, and Debed Canyon must be included in every traveler’s itinerary.
If you are a budget traveler, who knows the knack of bargaining and searching for affordable options then your next vacation package should be to Guatemala.
One of those rare countries which are impeccable in every way, Guatemala is a treasure trove of tales and beaches. This “so much in so little” destination welcomes tourists who are down-to-earth, in need of relaxation.
But more than ever, it is visited by people who want to gain knowledge about its Mayan history. The Tikal National Park has about 3000 Mayan structures such as pyramids, plazas, sculptures, and an acropolis.
Venture into the cities, and towns wherein you will be amazed by the incessant culture. Antigua Guatemala is your destination if you wish to explore the country’s cuisine. First-class hotels in this city offer savoring dishes at affordable rates. The Chichicastenango is secluded but comes to life twice in a week. The local market shouldn’t be missed because you can do a good amount of shopping. Some neoclassical structures in Quetzaltenango allure tourists interested in architecture.
Islands of Tahiti:
Yes, Tahiti is expensive. But there are enough places to visit and things to do on a tight budget.
Tahiti is all about beaches and waterfalls. Among all French Polynesia islands, Tahiti is the most revered island by the tourists. Partly Caribbean-like, the islands are surrounded by turquoise waters as far as one’s eyes can see. Excellent for romantic getaways, family vacations, and even a solo trip, a vacation package to these islands will be a memorable one.
Solve the Tahiti puzzle by hopping on several islands until your heart has its fill! Huahine, known as the Garden Island, is not just surrounded by water but with thick and dense forests. The most photogenic island in Tahiti, Huahine vacation packages offer several water sports such as snorkeling, diving, surfing, etc. Relax at the beach and admire the setting sun. Nothing less of an experience!
Bora Bora strikes to mind when Tahiti is in the talks. And there are enough reasons why. This island is a volcano. You can wander on the island or don a snorkeling mask and explore marine life.
Rangiroa is a diver’s paradise. If tourists want to explore the island, the lagoon is the best option for a good picnic. Surprisingly, the island has a winery. It produces Tahiti’s only wine named Vin de Tahiti. Vacation packages offer tours to the vineyard.
Other islands to explore include Moorea, Taha’a, Tikehau, and Raiatea.
Bolivia may seem expensive, but every destination offers affordable tours, only if the person asks for it. If you are a penny-pinching traveler, then Bolivia offers otherworldly landscapes to witness in a few dollars.
The Salar de Uyuni ranks as the first Bolivian destination. Every Bolivia vacation package has this amazing destination on the itinerary. A sight to behold for a lifetime, this salt flat is also known as the mirror of the sky.
The Train Cemetery in Uyuni is for adventure lovers. The trains date back to a hundred years back. Back then, the city was about to become a major train station connecting various other cities. But somehow the plan dropped and now, Britain’s oldest trains have become the primary tourist attraction here. It’s perfect for some photoshoot and photography sessions. Don’t miss to check out the Cementerio de Trenes. Munch tasty pancakes and have lots of coffee!
Sucre, La Glorieta Castle, Villa Tunari, Lake Titicaca, and Valley of the Moon are other beguiling destinations in Bolivia.