We know that traveling is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons and experience new cultures, but it can also be expensive. However, with a little bit of research and some careful planning, it is possible to find some incredibly affordable international tours that will allow you to explore the world without breaking the bank.
As the holiday season draws near, you may have an opportunity this year to take an overseas trip and spend time discovering new places. Note that these ideas are for visiting countries that are in different continents outside the US, here we will give you the best options considering how far they are. Depending on where you fly from, it will be more or less expensive.
G Adventures – Thailand on a Shoestring
This 12-day tour of Thailand is perfect for travelers on a budget. The tour includes visits to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, with plenty of opportunities to explore temples, beaches, and markets. You will also have the chance to take part in a cooking class, visit an elephant sanctuary, and experience Thai culture firsthand. Prices for this tour start at $999 USD per person.
Intrepid Travel – Morocco Encompassed
Morocco is a fascinating country that is full of history and culture. It is also one of the most affordable destinations in Africa, with plenty of budget-friendly tour packages available. This 15-days tour takes you through bustling cities, quiet villages, and the stunning Sahara Desert. Highlights include exploring Marrakech’s medina, spending a night in a traditional Berber camp in the desert, and wandering through the blue city of Chefchaouen. Prices for this tour start at $1,040 USD per person.
G Adventures – Vietnam hike, bike & kayak
Vietnam is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes and delicious cuisine. This 10-day tour takes you through Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. You will have the opportunity to hike in the mountains, bike through rice paddies, and kayak in Halong Bay. Prices for this tour start at $1,259 USD per person.
Intrepid Travel – Best of Peru
Peru is home for one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, and it is truly worth visiting this country. This 15-day tour takes you through Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley. Highlights include visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu, exploring the ancient city of Cusco, and taking a boat ride on Lake Titicaca. Prices for this tour start at $2,190 USD per person.
Contiki – Costa Rica Unplugged
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with lush rainforest, stunning beaches, and incredible wildlife. This 9-day tour takes you through San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio National Park. You will have the chance to hike in the rainforest, relax on the beach, and spot monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat. Prices for this tour start at $1,263 USD per person.
G Adventures – Iceland Adventure
Iceland is a unique country with stunning natural wonders, including glaciers, waterfalls, and geysers. This 7-day tour takes your through Reykjavik, Vik, and the Golden Circle. You will have the chance to soak in natural hot springs, hike on glaciers, and explore the rugged Icelandic landscape. Prices for this tour start at $1,849 USD per person.
Intrepid Travel – Best of Turkey
Turkey is a country with a rich cultural history and stunning natural landscapes. This 15-day tour takes you through Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Aegean Coast. Highlights include exploring the underground cities of Cappadocia, visiting the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and relaxing on the beaches of the Aegean Coast. Prices for this tour start at $1,805 USD per person.