Backpacking holidays are a great way to travel the world and see exciting things without spending a lot of money. There are plenty of inexpensive accommodations available like staying with families, hostels or camping. Remember to pack light as you will be carrying everything you need with you. Here are five amazing destinations for your backpacking holiday.
Australia is a fabulous place for backpacking and there are many great things to do and see. Start your trip in Sydney where you can view the Opera House, explore the harbour on a boat cruise, and spend time at Bondi Beach. There are close to 150 campsites near Bondi Beach so it is a great place for backpackers who are looking for a simpler style of living. Head over to Melbourne and experience the fabulous nightlife of this city. Head to Cairns where you can rent all of the equipment required to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and make sure you try night diving on the Great Barrier Reef!
Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of around 17,000 islands and is a brilliant country to go backpacking in. Indonesia offers unique cultural experiences and varied landscapes from active volcanoes to ancient temples. Be sure to visit Bali for beaches and nightlife. Canggu beach is especially good. If you’re after a real adventure in Indonesia, take a trip to Ubud to trek on Mount Batur, see the spectacular rice plantations and watch a stunning sunrise. You should also visit Sumatra to see the stunning Lake Tabo and visit the orangutan sanctuary of Bukit Lawang.
Cambodia is a South Asian country perfect for backpackers. Be sure to visit the stunning Angkor Wat where you can see the largest religious monument in the world that is still being studied by archaeologists. There are also many beautiful beaches to visit, such as Long Beach in Koh Rong. Many of the beach areas have great sea food and a great night life so be sure to indulge while you are visiting. Cambodia also has a brutal history that you can explore by visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Peru lies in South America and is known for its stunning Machu Picchu, which is filled with rich archaeological sites such as the sacred valley and Inca trail. Peru is also a place to visit if you wish to experience an Ayahuasca retreat. Ayahuasca is an ancient form of hallucinogenic medicine that was practised by the Incas and you can visit the sacred valley and take part in a ceremony. It is a quiet rural community perfect for yoga and meditation. You will be able to experience the authentic Incan shamanic tradition performed by descendants of the Incas.
There are many exciting places to visit in Ireland and backpacking is a great way to explore. Dublin is the capital city and you can find inexpensive accommodation while you visit Dublin Castle. You can pick up a Dublin Pass that will give you discounts on attractions, a free bus tour of the city and a free guidebook. Rent a car and explore the exciting route from Dublin to Cook where you can hang out at fabulous pubs and cafes, see stunning scenery and enjoy the fresh air along the route.