In current times with the economic crisis, a lot of us are searching for the cheapest way to travel. Even if you have a lot of money to spend, it is good finding a place that will give you value for money. This would mean avoiding some European countries however the catch is enduring long flights. There is one country that will not let you travel far away and will also not break the bank. This country is Turkey. Searching for packages is quite easy. Despite increase in gas, you can find quite a number of budget hotels and flights. Turkey is certainly a place for those with low budget.
For those who don’t want to spend much on luxury hotels then consider camping. This is a fun alternative to consider. The weather in Turkey is just right so you can spend days and nights outdoors. Camping is a great way to enjoy the scenery first hand. One of the ideal camping spot is the Butterfly Valley. It is close to perfection because of the scenery and privacy. The stretches of golden sand rise up to the cliff. Although the campsite is simple, the place is adequate. This is good for those who want to stay for weeks. You can opt to set up a tent on grass area or you can opt for wooden cabins that are available and they are very cheap. If you want peace amidst beautiful scenery then you won’t regret when opting for this.
Butterfly Valley, Turkey
Butterfly Valley view
Butterfly Valley view from the cliff
During the day you can get toasted under the sun or you can enjoy the warm waters of the Turkey beaches. During the night, you can enjoy traditional Turkish dishes. Stroll along the shoreline or bring your favorite book and take advantage of the serenity of the place. This is truly something that will not break the bank. Turkey is a country fill with surprises for those people with a budget or not. It is essential to get a guidebook or read a travel guide so you will know how to enjoy the country even if you have a tight budget.
Blue water and boats at Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley beach
Sunset at Butterfly Valley
The top places where the costs are lower include Anatolia, Selcuk, and Olympos. You might want to avoid the capital city Istanbul, Ankara and towns around coastal area. In a day, you can spend less than $40 provided that you opt for public transportation, eat at basic restaurant and stay at accommodation with shared bathrooms. If you will be spending more than $50 a day then you can opt for boutique hotels with private bathroom and you can eat at average restaurants. Enjoy a great hotel and dine with wine if you have budget of $100 or more. It is best to plan your day ahead if you have a budget. This would be helpful so you will not go overboard.
The city of Anatolia, Turkey
Ephesus in Selcuk, Turkey
Beach in Olympos, Turkey
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