Thinking of taking a holiday but need some help choosing a destination that won’t break the bank?

If you’re tired of Bali, an easy way to identify a new holiday destination is to look at the exchange rate. Typically you’ll get bang from your buck in Asian countries but you’ll also get value in Brazil and Canada. Or if you want the view of experts, Lonely Planet has put together its list of best bargain holiday destinations for 2015. We’ve selected five of the best for you to review:

Tunisia On top of the list is Tunisia. This North African country is on the Mediterranean and offers something for everyone. You can choose from Tunis, its cosmopolitan capital city, ancient ruins or the desert set of Star Wars.

South Africa South Africa also features highly. Cape Town is known for the famous Table Mountain but also has fabulous food and nightlife. Kruger National Park offers unparalleled access to the best of Africa’s wildlife including the big five – lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo.

Samoa Closer to home there is the pacific island of Samoa. Its beautiful beaches are uncrowded and perfect for a romantic getaway.

Uruguay Uruguay is a South American country with a population of over 3 million people. Discover its cowboy culture, fishing villages, and thermal baths.

Taiwan Rounding off our top five destinations is Taiwan. Foodies will have a ball sampling the Taiwanese cuisine while adventurers will love the Taiwan Balloon Festival.

Whether it’s a seaside holiday or a city getaway, we hope we’ve provided inspiration for your next trip and proven it doesn’t have to break the budget. Always check the Smart Traveller website for travel advice prior to departing. Smart Traveller, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlight a range of threats you may face at your destination. Travel safe.


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