email a friend iconprinter friendly icon10 Tips For Affordable Travel
Page [ 3 ] of 10

3. Use Sweat Equity

Voluntouring (donating a portion of your travel time to a local cause) will land you cheap room and board, plus an insider’s look at a faraway place. Biosphere Expeditions sends wannabe scientists on conservation adventures around the world, including a two-week trip to Peru’s Amazon rain forest to survey jaguars (about $1,700; biosphere-expeditions.org). For the culturally curious, i-to-i mixes local community projects like working in a Kenyan orphanage with adventurous activities like gorilla trekking (14 days, $2,095; i-to-i.com). And then there’s Sierra Club Outings, which offers unbeatable deals for outdoor purists. For less than $600 you can spend a week exploring stunning areas like California’s Marble Mountain Wilderness—clearing some trails along the way, of course (sierraclub.org/outings).

Page [ 3 ] of 10
Join the discussion

National Geographic Adventure is pleased to provide this opportunity for you to share your comments about this article. Thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Recent Comments
  • Go to Nicaragua..The cost of living here his low.A lot of places to explore inexpensive and with cro…
Read All »