How to save money traveling in Southeast Asia

Do you want your next vacation destination to be somewhere in the southeast Asian? A fantastic choice! Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Thailand are countries that, in addition to hosting dreamy corners, are the best destinations for any trip on a tight budget, which is the one we have most in these times of crisis.

However, the cost of transportation, travel and souvenirs can make you pay more than expected, so below we will give you some tricks so you can save money on your trip to Southeast Asia.


As for transport in Southeast Asia, we recommend that you choose buses or night trains, since tickets are more cheap and the trip is relatively comfortable (most trains have bunk beds or reclining seats and air conditioning. This way you will save a night of accommodation and you will not have to sacrifice day time that you could invest in other things. Of course, we recommend that you Choose seats instead of bunk beds, as the bunk beds may be full of bed bugs, and the seats have more living space and are cheaper.

Food and drink

As for food, you should know that in the streets of Southeast Asia you can find food fresh and cheap, as vendors buy their fresh produce every morning from local markets. And regarding food, we recommend that you choose the local one if you can get out of the budget.

Haggling and taxi

One of the keys when traveling through this area is haggling in the markets to pay the best price for anything. No need to be ashamed! In addition, we recommend that before you get on any taxi you set the price and try to request a discount. Keep in mind that many drivers circle and walk around travel agencies and hotels to try to convince travelers to book a tour or change accommodation.

How to Travel Southeast Asia on $500 / Month (September 2023)

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