You are going to travel around with your family, but your budget is not very big. No problem since there are plenty of countries, where you can travel around for not too much money per day. In Asia you will find most of the countries, where you can travel around for not too much money. Southeast Asia in particular is therefore the favorite destination of many travelers. We will post below a list of 10 very cheap tourist countries, where you and your family can easily get by on a daily budget of between 40 and 80 euros per day.
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cheap backpacking countries with kids #1 Bolivia
Bolivia is a beautiful country and when we traveled here (still without our daughter), we spent 300 euros per person for a month (10 euros per day). Of course, you and your family will spend more than this amount, but it is the cheapest country in South America and there is a lot to do.
Bolivia has so many great destinations that you can easily spend a month here with your family. Visit the mines of Potosi, the beautiful Lake Titicaca, the vast salt flats of Salar de Uyuni and the capital city of La Paz with its beautiful inhabitants.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #2 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a cheap country, but you should go here not only because of the money, but mostly because of the people who live here.
The country is enormously diverse. From beautiful beaches on the coast to the green tea fields inland, Sri Lanka has it all. You can also go on a good safari here and spot huge herds of elephants. If you want to read more about Sri Lanka you can click here.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #3 Cambodia
Cambodia is not the largest country in Southeast Asia, but it is widely visited by travelers because of the famous temples of Angkor Wat.
We already showed in this travel blog that you can sleep in Siem Reap the village near the temples with a family with two kids starting from 6 euros.
As in Sri Lanka, the people here are super friendly. Everywhere we went people waved and wanted to have a chat with you. Cambodia is a country that combines well in a longer trip to Southeast Asia.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #4 India
India is perhaps the cheapest country in this list to travel around with your family. Transportation, accommodations and food are spotty cheap here, and it is possible to travel around with your family here for a few dollars a day. One of the seven new wonders of the world is located in this country: the Taj Mahal.
You can easily travel around this country for a few months without getting bored. You’ll have to be able to stand up to a bump, though, because the country is pretty intense in terms of crowds, hygiene and heat.
We recommend this country to families who have taken long trips with the family before. If you don’t have this, enjoy Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, where you and your family can also have a top-notch trip, for little money.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #5 Nepal
For lovers of hiking and culture, Nepal is the travel country to go to. In the Kathmandu Valley are the beautiful cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktur and Patan, with lots of beautiful temples.
If you are more of a hiking enthusiast, then you will have to visit the city of Pokhara. This city is the base for beautiful hikes in the Himalayan mountains. You can walk tours of several days here.
You can also go on safari in this country and spot the rhinoceros, among other things.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #6 Laos
Laos, is often visited by travelers as part of a trip to Southeast Asia and with the ancient royal city of Luang Prabang, boasts one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia.
Backpackers used to flock to Laos for tubing (going down the river in a tire and having a beer at every café along the way), but that has been discontinued for several years.
Laos is one of the cheapest countries in Asia and a lot less developed in terms of tourism than its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam.
For a family, a daily budget of a few tens per day is already sufficient.
Cheap backpacking countries with kids #7 Indonesia
Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 islands, making it a huge country.
Of course, the tourist islands are also a bit more expensive, but even in popular Bali, a family with two kids can sleep from as little as 6 euros.
Explore the various beautiful islands of this country and enjoy with your kids all the beauty the country has to offer.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #8 Malaysia
The country of Malaysia may not be as popular among travelers as its neighbors Indonesia and Thailand, yet you can easily spend a few weeks here traveling around cheaply with your family and still not have seen everything.
Enjoy the national dish Nasi Lemak at a street joint for less than one euro in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches, rice fields and abundant jungle for less than 50 euros a day with your family!
cheap backpacking countries with kids #9 Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan may be an odd country in this list, but more and more travelers are discovering this beautiful country.
If you are nature lovers as a family, then you will definitely get your money’s worth here. Since the country is not yet as developed in terms of tourism as most countries in Southeast Asia, we would recommend this country mainly for families who have traveled to faraway countries before.
Stay overnight with the whole family in a yurt (Mongolian tent) for a few tens of dollars a night and enjoy the beautiful landscapes this country has to offer.
cheap backpacking countries with kids #10 Vietnam
Vietnam is one of our favorite countries in Asia and prices in this beautiful country are very low. In Hanoi, for example, we once sat on a terrace and paid ten cents for a beer. Visit beautiful Halong Bay by boat, go by train to the rice fields in Sapa and visit metropolis Ho Chi Minh City.