Budget

Best Backpacking Countries

Ready to pack your bags and head out to see the world, but don't know exactly where to go? Get inspired with our picks for the best countries for intrepid travelers on a budget.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Chile
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Chile

While Chile is more expensive than other countries in South America, it is full of dramatic and vastly different landscapes to explore. In northern Chile lies the otherworldly salt flats and driest desert in the world, the Atacama. In southern Chile the massive glacier peaks tower over Patagonia. And for a trip of a lifetime, fly to remote Easter Island from the lively capital Santiago in just 6 hours.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

Hip Hostels

Low on cost but high on style, these hostels cater to budget-conscious travelers who don’t want to sacrifice modern conveniences for price.

Best Backpacking Trips

Travel Channel shares tips on where outdoor enthusiasts should travel for the best backing and hiking trips.

Movies That Inspire Travel

Has a movie ever inspired your next vacation? Check out our list of films that have moved us to places all over the world in search of our own picture-perfect paradise.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Hip Hostels

Low on cost but high on style, these hostels cater to budget-conscious ...

Favorite Spring Break Trips

Your top 10 spring break destinations according to Travel Channel fans ...

Dollar-Friendly Destinations

The dollar still holds power at these hot spots.

Miami

Sam takes in the sights of Miami's South Beach with good friends. See ...

Global Explorers Compass Photos

The Global Explorers Compass students are having a blast in Costa ...

More Travel Inspirations

DIY Blog Cabin
DIY Blog Cabin Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win a grand prize worth almost $900,000!

Food Network Grilling On the Road
The Best Summer Eats On The Road

Find FN chefs' favorite ice cream, BBQ, and burgers across the country.

Cooking Channel Adventures in Cooking
Learn a New Cooking Skill

Get creative in the kitchen and see cooler ways to cook from Cooking Channel.