Sri Lanka among the 13 affordable destinations around the world

Traveling the world sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Vacationing can quickly add up with expenses like airfare, luxury hotels, fancy dinners and expensive excursions.

With the getaways in this guide, airfare is going to be the biggest hurdle to overcome. All of these places have inexpensive hotel nightly rates that become even cheaper if you choose a hostel, and you can buy food for just a couple of U.S. dollars.

To combat expensive airfare to these destinations, try to book during the offseason when prices tend to go down. 

Sri Lanka

If you enjoy a good scenic hike, Sri Lanka has plenty. Many allow you to get up close to native wildlife like breathtaking elephants.

You’ll be able to see wildlife up close on a trip to Sri Lanka. 

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You’ll also be able to visit the beach and soak up the sun.

About $20 to $40 is how much you can expect to spend on accommodations in Sri Lanka, with an average meal costing around $5.