If you’re looking for a luxurious vacation that doesn’t require you to empty out your bank account, Thailand is the destination for you. It’s one of the most budget friendly countries you can visit, and it is also quite safe for solo travel.
Full of gorgeous beaches, delicious food, and plenty of incredible sights, Thailand is the perfect place for a real getaway. Here’s how you visit make the most out of your trip while only spending $20 a day.
Want to easily get around in a fun and affordable way? Rent a scooter! You can get one for 24 hours for only $2.30 (฿75 baht). Make sure you budget for gas! A tank will cost $1.50 (฿50 baht) and you’ll be good to go.
Do some research ahead of time in order to be aware of the laws, and be mentally prepared for fellow scooter drivers to be quite bold. Also make sure that your traveler’s insurance covers scooters!
For the most important meal of the day, you should absolutely sample local Thai breakfast options. Thai iced coffee is incredibly delicious — but be prepared, it is very sweet. Start off the day with seafood noodle soup, rice and watermelon. This will all cost about $1.80 (฿60 baht).
There are plenty of fun activities you can partake in that are absolutely free. Going on a hike to take in the stunning sights is a great place to start. For example, you can take a visit to the Tiger Cave Temple and hike up the 1237 stairs to the top of the mountain. There you’ll be greeted by the huge gold Buddha shrine, as well as a breathtaking view of Krabi.
After hiking and sightseeing, surely you’ll have an appetite for lunch. Try the famous local street food. You can sample delicious dishes like pumpkin and coconut soup, shrimp and tofu spring rolls, fish cakes, Pad Thai, and wash it all down with coconut juice. For dessert, you can find many coconut and red bean flavored delicacies. All of this will only cost between $1.50-$2. Really!
Even though you’re traveling on a budget, you can still get some souvenirs because they are quite affordable. You can buy beautiful jewelry for under $5.
At the end of the day, you want to have a great place to stay and rest for your next day’s adventures. Book a hostel for just $5-$10 per night. If you don’t mind paying more than $20, you can get an incredible deal for a 5 star hotel, but there are also lots of great hostel options that will help you stay in your budget.