16 Awesome backpackers destinations

Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Beach
Teluk Bahang Penang

Backpacking is the most unique form of travel. You will see a lot more of the countries you visit and contact with the locals is easy. You can opt for 24 hours of entertainment on one of the thousand cruise ships but if you are willing to spend your holiday without unnecessary luxury, than backpacking is the greatest way to travel and to learn and see what the world is about. We have 18 popular backpackers holiday destinations, check them out below.

Culture and Customs

When you go backpacking, it is important to learn a bit about the culture and customs of the country you visit such as, common diseases, safety and interesting things to do. It is also important to know what kind of clothes you should take when you go backpacking. Another tip is to learn a few words of the language, just to say thank you or a few other polite words. People tend to smile and are more open when you try to speak their language.

Asia

When you go backpacking, it is important what kind of clothes you want to take, because you can only take a limited amount of clothing, and you can save a lot on the weight of the clothes. Furthermore, you can often buy clothes on the spot when you’re backpacking. In some countries clothing is also a lot cheaper. One thing is important to take a pair of good sturdy shoes, especially in Asia; the average shoe size is a lot smaller.

16 Awesome destinations

You could combine different countries or visit them separately The 16 Awesome backpackers destinations are;
Popular backpack countries in South East Asia; Australia, New-Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam and India.

South East Asia

Koh Tao Thailand
Koh Tao Thailand

Koh Tao Thailand

Although Koh Phangan is famous for it’s full moon parties, Koh Tao is still a more charmfull destination. The full Moon party lost all it’s backpackers charm from the past and is nothing more then a trashy party. Burma is a good option to replace Thailand, as Thailand has lost the magic as the ideal backpackers destination.

Georgetown,Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown is a Multi Cultural UNESCO Heritage site with plenty to see, from Indian, Chinese shrines and temples to Penang oldest Mosque, Acheen Street Mosque. Plenty of food to try at one of the many local hawkers. And if you have enough of this busy but beautiful town then there is plenty more to see in Penang. Pristine beaches in Teluk Bahang’s National Park or Tropical spice garden.

Penang Island and Thailand

Funicular Train up to Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia
funicular train Penang Hill
backpackers destinations, Teluk Bahang Fisherman village beach, Malaysia
Teluk Bahang Penang
Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Beach
Teluk Bahang Penang
backpackers destinations, Ang Thong National Marine park South Thailand
Ang Thong National Marine Park
backpackers destinations, Mae Koh Island Thailand trip
Mae Koh Island Thailand
Bagan Burma
Bagan Burma

Burma

Another less explored country for backpacking is Burma(Myanmar)with pristine tropical islands and a rich marine life, and the best Lobster in South East Asia.

Gili Trawangan Indonesia
Gili Trawangan Indonesia

Gili Trawangan Indonesia

This place does not prohibit use of automobiles on the island for transportation, it’s either a bicycle or on foot. Next to Bali and the other beautiful Islands of Indonesia Gili Trawangan is definitely a must go.

Vang Vieng Laos
Vang Vieng Laos

Vang Vieng Laos

With limestone mountains that tower over Vang Vieng are riddled with caves is a popular backpackers destination.

The floating markets in the Mekon delta Vietnam
The floating markets in the Mekon delta Vietnam

Vietnam

Whether you visit Mai Châu, a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam or Hanoi, Vietnam has plenty to offer as a backpackers destination.

Leh India
Leh India

Leh India

India to many places to visit Taj Mahal, Varanasi and Leh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir North India, it an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west. Leh is a tourist destination for backpackers.

Byron Bay hippie’s paradise
Byron Bay hippie’s paradise

Byron Bay Australia

in the far north eastern corner of New South Wales and known as a hippie’s paradise, Favourite surfers spot and the Bohemian influences from the past.

Kawarau Suspension bridge New Zealand
Kawarau Suspension bridge New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

bungy jumping operation, off the Kawarau Bridge, outside Queenstown plenty to see and do in New Zealand visit Northern Island, Raglan in the North Island popular among surfers New Zealand is diverse and Nature is shocking beautiful.

Popular backpack countries in Africa; South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Mozambique Zambezi river
Mozambique Zambezi river

Mozambique Zambezi-River-Valley

Mozambique is one of Africa’s up-and-coming hot-spots, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Pearl of Africa and known for the Victoria falls.

Namibia Etosha national park
Namibia Etosha national park

Namibia’s

Nature is divided by Dune fields, coastel plains and awesome beaches for beach lovers.

Cape Town South Africa
Cape Town South Africa

National parks, beaches, surfers South Africa has a lot to offer for Backpackers.

Popular backpackers destinations in South America; Bolivia, Chili, Ecuador and Guatemala.

Chimborazo Ecuador
Chimborazo Ecuador

Ecuador

Mountain bike the Chimborazo Mountain one of the most impressive volcanoes in Ecuador.

Marble caves Chili
Marble caves Chili

Patagonia Chile

The Marble Caves of are beautiful vibrant blue caverns, partially submerged in the equally stunning turquoise waters of Carrera Lake.

Death road Bolivia
Death road Bolivia

La Paz

Bolivia, Cycling the most deadliest road in the world. North and South Yungas Road as the the North part is the most dangerous one.Popular and trill seeking destination for Mountain Bikers.

Antigua Guatamala
Antigua Guatamala

Antigua Guatemala backpacking city WiFi, bars, dance clubs, laundry facilities, cafes and best-preserved Spanish colonial city in Central America.

Each country has its own culture and customs and the most important thing when traveling;

Don’t be naive, Be Safe