Travel Deals in Southeast Asia for an Affordable Getaway

Travel Deals in Southeast Asia - Kuala Lumpur is an exciting and affordable city

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Southeast Asian countries offer many travel deals for a beach vacation, city getaway, or jungle adventure. Here are three great travel deals in Southeast Asia.

Best Beach Vacation Deal – Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihankoukville offers a more relaxed and less developed beach atmosphere, although the city is growing. Although you shouldn’t walk around alone at night, you can enjoy the beaches by day and rides on bike taxis are just US$1 between beaches. Despite a tuk-tuk cartel, the prices are still just US$3 for a ride to the beach, and scooters can be rented for US$5 a day.

Occheteal beach has the best food and drink options, but there are many other beaches worth a visit as well. Serendipity beach is also popular, and Victory beach is worth a look as well.

Rooms can be rented in guesthouses right on the beach, starting from only US$12/night. Rooms at guesthouses just off the beach are even cheaper. Guesthouses do book up at peak times of the year (particularly New Years) so be sure to book early.

Check out this video of the beautiful beaches in Sihanoukville.

For more information on Sihanoukville, check out its WikiTravel page.

Best City Getaway – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur offers all the thrills of a big city like Singapore and Hong Kong at a fraction of the price. This multi-cultural city has an amazing mix of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, and international cuisine. KL also offers world-class shopping, with all the luxury brand malls that Asian cities are known for, particularly in the “Golden Triangle” district.

The Bangsar district offers amazing restaurants and night life. Be sure to try at least one Chinese and one Indian restaurant. Find a bar with a view of the Petronas Twin Towers and sip sophisticated cocktails for much less than in most large cities. Kuala Lumpur is a relatively safe city with very little violent crime, but beware of pick-pockets.

Best Jungle Adventure – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is an affordable destination that offers plenty of adventure: canopy tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, rafting, and more. This city is one of the most exciting travel deals out there.

The food in Chiang Mai is spectacular, be sure to try the khao soi (noodles in a curry broth) and hang ley (a pork curry). Roadside stalls are all over the place, especially around the markets, and they offer delicious and ridiculously cheap meals from less than US$1.

There are many great bars and nightclubs in Chiang Mai. With a bottle of beer starting at around US$1.50, you can afford to have a good night.

There is so much to do in Chiang Mai that you really must read up on it before you go.

And for more travel deals check out this site, which has great offers.

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