Backpacker Holidays

Backpacker holidays are one of the most amazing, challenging and gratifying forms of travelling. Liberty, independence, the sense of adventure accompanied by a great sense of achievement are some of the major highlights of backpacker holidays. Backpacker holidays are rapidly changing the holiday scene for the traveller. Whether you pursue the usual tourist routes or decide to try and explore a new and different track, backpacker holidays are a life changing experience that should be experienced by every independent traveller. These days there is a wide variety of backpacker holidays from where the travellers can select the destination of their choice. For plenty of travellers, the backpacker holidays are the only form of travelling that is known to them. You can find a large number of students opting for backpacker holidays.

Backpacker holidays means travelling on a budget. You will find most of the tourists staying in hostels, which are one of the cheapest forms of accommodation. The major requirements of a backpacker holidays are rucksack, a passport and plenty of adventure.  Though backpacker holidays are not the same thing as an an all-inclusive package with five-star accommodation and all the modern amenities, it could still spell lots of fun.

Backpacker holidays are ideal for the people who like adventure and like  to experience a sense freedom. It is meant for those people who like to see the world rather than concentrate on whether their room has the perfect service. Backpacker holidays usually consist of basic but cheap and comfortable hotels.

Backpacker holidays can be planed and considered in any part of the world. There are hostels coming up all over the world in Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australasia. Some of the highly recommended destinations for backpacker holidays are:

Bolivia Backpacker Holidays

Bolivia is a very suitable holiday destination for a backpacker. It is one of the cheapest country but at the same time one of the richest destinations with magnificent views. Bolivia is known to have a panorama that is considered to be the most stunning in the entire continent. The country has some excellent destinations such as Bolivian Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni, remarkable old towns such as Sucre or La Paz, and several Inca Trails that are great attractions for independent tourists from around the globe. For backpacker holidays, travelling by buses is an economical and faster mode of commutation in Bolivia.

Turkey

Turkey is a fabulous destination for backpacker holidays. The uniqueness of the country is a great appeal for several backpackers and lovers of adventure. This massive country is a blend of the European and Asian cultures and is enormously intriguing. It has a rich heritage and culture and is very beautiful. Turkey has some major highlights, some of the important ones are the amazing scenery of Nemrut Dağı Milli National Park, beautiful ancient relics, towns of great historical importance such as Ani or Ephesus, to the happening town of Istanbul. The country has numerous attractions that are simply out of this world. is unbeatable.

Turkey is also good value for money. It is becoming more expensive as more tourists visit the country and the value of the Turkish currency has been gradually increasing over the last years. Still, the country is a bargain in comparison to other Mediterranean destinations such as Greece or Italy. The most expensive areas are Istanbul and the coastal tourist cities, while in the eastern part of the country and in less visited areas you can travel on as little as US$ 35 per day. The brilliant bus system of Turkey proves very to be very appropriate for backpacker holidays. The country has bus system that is spread all across the nation and connects several towns.

Ireland

Backpacker holidays in Ireland can be very satisfying and interesting experience for a traveller. The country that takes up about five-sixths of the island of Ireland houses some of the most dramatic landscapes, warm and hospitable people and a fantastic infrastructure for travel. From the overwhelming coast to the full of life pubs of Dublin, Ireland will be a great getaway for backpacker holidays. The immensity, wildness and untouched natural scenery when combined with a rich history and a tradition that is well well-guarded ensure that the tourists hugely enjoy their backpacker holidays and get to have plenty of fun and relaxation.

The Connemara a magnificent secluded coast, mystical Aran Islands and the misty mountains of Killarney National Park are some of the major attractions for a backpacker holidays.

Travelling around Ireland is not difficult since the distances are not too far. However it is important to note that the cost of the public transportation service can be quite high when compared to other backpacker holiday destinations. Since the roads are well connected, car rentals can be an excellent alternative especially while travelling in a group.

Morocco

Morocco is a dramatic destination for backpacker holidays. The wide variety of scents and colours, vast stretches of wild desert, magnificent coast, splendid mountain landscapes and the sumptuous food are perfect ingredients for a backpacker holidays. The country offers a distinctive blend of the cultures of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The greatest advantage of this country is that it is not as challenging and expensive as other African states. Morocco turns out to be a highly appropriate destination for backpacker holidays. Since the country is not very expensive a traveller can get along on a low budget of around US$ 20 and US$ 30 each day. The country offers several varieties of hostels, and a fitting train network that is well connected to the country’s major cities namely Marrakesh and Tangier via Casablanca and Rabat.

During your backpacker holidays in Morocco make to try some of the best African cuisines. Some of the highly recommended dishes are  the several varieties of pastille or meat pie as well as the a vast array of Moroccan pastries. The best time to visit Morocco for backpacker holidays is during spring that lasts from mid-March to May and during autumn that lasts from September to November.

Australia

Australia is a exotic country for backpacker holidays. It is easy to travel around this vast and lovely continent though the enormous distances can sometimes raise the transportation cost and this will make your trip somewhat costly. Australia does not belong to the category of cheap destinations since the prices of food, transport and accommodation are very high in comparison to the destinations of backpacker holidays such as Eastern Europe or South America. In spite of all this Australia is a great experience for backpacker holidays. From busy and active cities of Sydney and Melbourne, that are packed with superb clubs, restaurants and cultural highlights, to the far-flung outback, marvellous Great Ocean Road, magical Uluru, and the famed Great Barrier Reef, the country is a must for everyone who is considering going on backpacker holidays.

Argentina

Argentina is a beautiful place for backpacker holidays to explore. The lovely mountains, exotic glaciers, steppes, cosmopolitan cities and lakes make this an excellent destination for backpacker holidays. This is a huge country with a magnificent destination for independent travellers. Argentina has all the ingredients of marvellous landscapes, unexplored regions and some delicious amazing food.

The country is not very expensive when compared to adjacent countries of Brazil and Chile. Argentina offers several cheap and inexpensive deals for backpacker holidays. Argentina offers some delicious and reasonably priced steaks to the travellers. Among the several places in Argentina is the Patagonia, an enormous and beautiful region, a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city life. If you are looking for some nightlife on your backpacker holidays you can visit Buenos Aires.

Poland

Poland is one of the most intriguing countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The country has a splendid history, beautiful cultural treasures, medieval towns, plenty of historical castles, magnificent mountain vistas and stretches of strings of sandy beaches and all this makes Poland an excellent destination for backpacker holidays. Kraków, is rated as one of the most amazing towns in Europe that can give Prague, Budapest or Vienna a tough competition in terms of charm, cultural heritage and prices. Poland is an inexpensive destination that provides a wide range of affordable accommodation facilities. Another outstanding destination for backpacker holidays is the Polish city of Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia region, which is situated on 12 islands of the Odra River and is well connected by over 130 bridges.

The country has a landscape that is as stunning as its cities. If you want to get away from the crowds then Słowiński National Park, well known for  lakes, peat bogs and shifting sand dunes, or Bieszczady, the large region that is dominated by mountains and forests is recommended for backpacker holidays.

Poland is well connected by rail services. The extensive network of train system is spread across the entire country and it is reasonably priced. But the trains are not as efficient as compared to other places in the world.

Lake Mutanda Uganda

Uganda can easily be considered to be Africa’s best kept secret. The country offers some excellent natural sights that can easily be said to be one of the highlights of the backpacker holidays. Some of the major attractions of the backpacker holidays are the Mountains of Moon the highest mountains in Africa, Murchison Falls and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda is not as cheap as some places in Asia or South America, but still, not very expensive either. The tourist attractions in Uganda are priced steeply thus it becomes a little expensive destination for backpacker holidays. For instance visiting Murchison Falls costs around US$100 per day, while rafting the Nile is priced at US$120 per day.

Among the other major attractions is the Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi National Park. The vast jungle of the park is populated by several of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trekking activity is extremely famous in the backpacker holidays. Unfortunately, this trip is priced at US$ 500.

There is an excellent network of busses that cover almost all the major routes in Uganda. The buses are an inexpensive form of transportation though highly crowded and slow and during your backpacker holidays  you can visit the wide and extensive national parks by hiring a hire a private car or jeep.

Georgia

Georgia is a long forgotten destination that makes for excellent backpacker holidays. This small Caucasian country is occupied by only 4.4 million people. This is one of the most dazzling and captivating spots in Eastern Europe. It is a paradise for backpacker holidays since most of the Georgia is still unexplored.

To start their backpacker holidays travellers can begin with the Georgian adventure in Tbilisi, the capital of the country, which houses the main international airport. It is one of the oldest European capitals with a glorious historical past that dates back to the 5th century. The other worth visiting sites for backpacker holidays are the splendid Kazbegi village, the easily connected mountain destination in Georgia and the Tsminda Sameba church.

In addition to all of the above Georgia is famous for its warmth and hospitality, its good natured people and high spirited people. Georgians have often been known as one of the friendliest people in the world.

The best and the most inexpensive form of transportation in Georgia is Marshrutkas, minibuses that operate even to the distant and secluded mountain towns.

India

India is a very diverse country and is full of several contrasts and many dimensions and this makes it a good backpacker holidays destination. The awesome sight of the Himalayan ranges, vast stretches of pristine beaches and magical tea plantations attract many people for backpacker holidays. India is situated in the Southern Asia and has a magnetic appeal for backpacker holidays.

For people who are looking for adventure travelling on their backpacker holidays in India will not be disappointed either. India offers plenty of alternatives that range from vast beaches of Goa, beautiful regions of Ladakh, backwaters of Kerala to the historical wonders of Agra and Varanasi. The country proves to be an excellent, interesting and addictive experience for backpacker holidays.

The country offers affordable rail service that connects major cities and towns of the country. 

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