Backpacking has been gaining immense popularity among globetrotters who enjoy low-cost and independent traveling. The idea revolves around having everything you need already packed conveniently in one back. This includes food, clothes, personal items and even shelter in the form of camping gear.
Because of the increase in interest in this adventure, many people want to try it out for themselves. If you happen to be one of them, you’re probably scouting for places to do your backpacking. Luckily for you, there are tons of destinations all over the world that are perfect for backpackers.
Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned traveler, there are plenty of places you can go to, and here are some of them.
A Trip to Inca Trail in Peru
The Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel built high up in the Andes Mountains in the 15th century.
Peru has been considered as the prime destination for backpackers who seek a one-of-a-kind escapade. Aside from the breathtaking view, the region provides a fusion of history and sophistication which all the more makes it the perfect place to go backpacking.
Along with that, Machu Picchu’s existence itself remains an enigma to many making the whole experience even more memorable. While it’s one of the most iconic archeological sites in the world, we still don’t know why the Inca built it and how they used the site before it was abandoned back in the 16th century.
Seeing Albania in a Whole New Light
Butrint is an ancient Greek ( later Roman) city and bishopric in Epirus that was said to be inhabited in prehistoric times.
Albania is a lesser known destination, but could very well be every backpacker’s paradise. With its historic origin and untouched natural beauty, there’s a lot to see and discover. For instance, backpackers can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, an ancient Greek (that later became Roman) city and an Ottoman-era village called Gjirokastra.
Although it is not exactly touristy, the amount of places you can explore is limitless. From beaches to undisturbed nature and hiking trails, the Balkan region offers a lot of things to explore. Just one reminder, the public transport system is not as reliable. So, be sure you do some research about it prior to your backpacking plans.
Discover the Beauty of Bali in Indonesia
The Rambut Siwi Temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in Bali, situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.
When it comes to backpacking, it’s a crime to not include Bali, Indonesia on the list. It is the most sought after destination for many newbie backpackers and even digital nomads. The island of Bali offers tons of budget-friendly activities that will make your visit more fun and exciting. What’s more is, food and accommodation are priced reasonably so you’ll never have to worry about running out of money.
During your visit, you’ll find forested volcanic mountains, amazing beaches, and coral reefs formations as well as rice paddies and many other sights that you’ll surely enjoy.
Be Amazed by the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey
To appreciate the wondrous rocky landscape, the World Heritage site of Cappadocia offers hot air balloon tours.
The next on the list is the region of Cappadocia in Turkey. The area offers a unique, gorgeous and distinctive landscape of windblown rock formations which are known as fairy chimneys. You will see unique homesteads at the side of the cliffs and boulders which are carved by locals. Along with these carved out structures, you’ll find the colorful and beautifully painted Churches of Göreme.
There is certainly no end to the number of things you’ll discover in Cappadocia which makes it, even more, a perfect place to journey to.
If you’re passionate about exploring the world as much as you can, backpacking is an economical way to do it. Aside from the leisure of traveling, this experience offers a more meaningful and deeper understanding of the places you’re visiting.
So, if you’re looking into doing it, consider this travel list for your next destination. One quick reminder, whenever you’re going off somewhere, always familiarize yourself with the culture. This will help you be more immersed in the experience and get a better understanding of the place you’re going to.