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7 Destinations Where Your Dollar Will Go Far

It has long been a misconception that five-star getaways must come at a sky-high price. Many destinations around the world offer luxurious hotels, vibrant cultural offerings and great food at significantly lower prices than those of comparable locales. These are seven top-notch destinations where you can savor the finer things—without breaking the bank.

Contact Indagare to book a trip to one of these destinations where your dollar will go far. Our travel specialists can match you with the best hotels, arrange great meals and activities and organize special excursions. 

For the Best of Europe: Portugal

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For Dramatic Landscapes: Bolivia

For years, the surreal landscapes and authentic experiences of Bolivia were reserved for backpackers willing to forego creature comforts. But today, the South American up-and-comer is on the rise, partly due to the increasing popularity of the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world which is now accessible with a new airport in Uyuni. Also making waves is the city of La Paz and its innovative food scene; Danish chef Claus Meyer, whose Copenhagen restaurant Noma was named one of the best in the world, chose La Paz as the location for his award-winning restaurant and culinary school program. (Read more in Why Go Now: Bolivia). And it won’t be long before the rest of the world catches on. As Bolivia is still developing its tourism industry, the country’s accommodations, restaurants and experiences are extremely affordable. This means travelers can experience Bolivia’s otherworldly scenery for a considerably lower price-tag compared to other photogenic destinations, like Iceland or New Zealand.

Related: Why Go Now: Bolivia

For Unparalleled History: Egypt

Home to one-third of all of the world’s antiquities and the only remaining one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (the pyramids at Giza), Egypt has drawn tourists for thousands of years. But following Egypt’s 2011 revolution, tourism rapidly declined. Today, however, as the country experiences continuous political stability under President el-Sisi—who was recently reelected for a second term—open-minded travelers are slowly returning. The recent devaluation of the Egyptian pound benefits visitors, as trips are a relative bargain compared to even two years ago. (In 2015, $1 USD was equal to 7 Egyptian pounds. Today it is equal to 17.7, increasing in value almost two-and-a-half fold in 18 months.)

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For A Vibrant Urban Center: Mexico City

– Blair West on March 29, 2018

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