Top 15 places where Canadian $ can go further on your vacation
If you have been longing for a vacation and want to escape the cold Canadian winter on a budget, now is the best time in years to fly abroad.
A strong Canadian dollar (which appreciated on average 19% since 2015 in some countries and flight fares being 20% lower than previous years due to competing airlines and declining oil prices, has resulted in huge savings for Canadians wanting to see their dollar go up to 36% further while on Vacation.
This is the lowest we’ve seen prices in years!
To make trip planning easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 places which provides the best value for Canadian tourists based on compared valuations for currency, airfare and cost of living this winter compared to 2015.
The following places standout in both their value on the ground and in the air:
Here’s a closer look at the top 15 places where your Canadian dollar can go further…
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
This giant cosmopolitan capital city is filled with beautiful 19th century buildings and other major attractions that will keep you busy and feeling alive. Great weather and an affordable lifestyle make it a great destination for Canadians wanting a change of scenery and pace of life. A week-long trip to Buenos Aires right now will save you $737.23 compared to last year with a total savings of 29.68%. For more information visit Tourism Buenos Aires.
- Mendoza, Argentina
Famed for Malbecs and other red wines, this wine country makes for a great relaxed vacation for those wanting a little more than a cheap vacation. Enjoy atmospheric plazas, leafy avenues and cosmopolitan cafes that come alive during the day and bright at night with plenty to see and do. A week-long trip to Mendoza will save you $570.47 compared to last year with a total savings of 21.49%. For more information visit Travel Argentina.
- Cancun, Mexico
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world just got cheaper for Canadians. Cancun, Mexico is known for its beaches, resorts, nightlife and its popularity among students on spring break. You can book a week-long trip to Cancun right now and save $558.87 over last year. That’s a total savings of 36.25%, which makes this wonderful city one of the top places to visit on our list right now. For more information visit VisitMexico.com.
- Seville, Spain
This doorway to the past is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Seville is famous for its flamenco dancing, landmarks and its soulful Triana neighborhood. Right now traveling Canadians can save on flights, food, transportation and hotel. A week-long trip to Seville will save you $476.92 compared to last year with a total savings of 19.90%. For more information visit Visit Andalucia and VisitaSevilla.es.
- Cairo, Egypt
Egypt’s capital set on the Nile River. Tap into the energy of the place Egyptians call Umm ad-Dunya – the Mother of the World. Experience resplendent mosques, grand avenues, 19th-century palaces and views of the pyramids on a budget as the Canadian dollar goes further in Egypt in 2016. A week-long trip to Cairo will save you $474.00 compared to last year with a total savings of 32.22%. For more information visit Egypt.Travel.
- London, United Kingdom
One of the world’s most visited cities and the capital of England. London is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times London has something for everyone from history and culture to fine food and good times. Right now round-trip flights from Canada are cheaper than ever and the cost of living isn’t much more than what you’re use to. A week-long trip to London will save you $463.82 compared to last year with a total savings of 22.60%. For more information visit VisitLondon.com.
- Las Vegas, USA
One of the most popular party destinations for North Americans just become a heck of a lot cheaper. With round trip flights as low as $200 you just can’t go wrong with this as a weekend getaway with friends or family. Las Vegas offers more than just a vibrant nightlife, it’s got all sorts of entertainment options for every age, tons to see and do and also offers some of the best shopping in the world. A week-long trip to Las Vegas right now will save you $370.20 compared to last year with a total savings of 25.17%. For more information visit LasVegas.com.
- Tulum, Mexico
Located on the Caribbean coast, this ancient wonder will leave you breathless with its eye-catching coastline, jade-green waters and Mayan ruins. With it’s low cost food and and access to hotels this is a great off the grid place to visit for every budget. A week-long trip to Tulum right now will save you $359.12 compared to last year with a total savings of 26.75%. For more information visit Tulum.com.
- Playa del Carmen, Mexico
A coastal resort town in Mexico known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs makes a perfect getaway for Canadians looking to escape dreary winters on a budget. Round trip flights to Playa del Carmen can be picked up for as low as $300. While hotel prices are average, the food and transportation costs here are some of the lowest you’ll find abroad. A week-long trip to Playa del Carmen right now will save you $335.96 compared to last year with a total savings of 27.36%. For more information visit PlayaDelCarmen.com.
- Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. A hidden paradise that is more affordable than ever to visit for Canadians. With hotels around $27 and food prices around $4 a day you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit sooner. A week-long trip to Palawan will save you $324.19 compared to last year with a total savings of 18.44%. For more information visit VisitPalawan.info or PalawanIsland.org.
- Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
The energy commercial hub of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is filled with wide boulevards, grand colonial buildings, cultural sights and a vibrant night life. Round-trip fares as low as $600, cheap hotel prices and the most affordable food on the planet makes Ho Chi Minh one of the hottest destinations for Canadians wanting to see their dollar go further. A week-long trip to Ho Chi Minh will save you $261.20 compared to last year with a total savings of 17.23%. For more information visit Vietnam-Guide.com.
- New Delhi, India
India’s capital territory is a massive metropolitan area where mystery, magic and mayhem enthrall. Littered with relics of lost empires, mausoleums, bazaars and more. The Canadian dollar goes further than ever before in Delhi which makes it a must-visit destination this year. A week-long trip to New Delhi will save you $239.00 compared to last year with a total savings of 19.81%. For more information visit DelhiTourism.gov.in.
- Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s capital city is known for intricate shrines and temples, shopping, vibrant street life and some of the best food around. Bangkok offers plenty of to do, cheap hotels and food, and will have you smiling ear to ear with the savings this year. A week-long trip to Bangkok right now will save you $195.54 compared to last year with a total savings of 14.11%. For more information visit TourismThailand.org or Bangkok.com.
- Mar del Plata, Argentina
This resort city on Argentina’s Atlantic coast is part of a long string of enjoyable beaches, dense crowds and a very attractive place for visitors on a budget. Basic meals here cost around $3 and hotels are very affordable making it worth the trip for Canadians looking for a change in scenery. A week-long trip to Mar del Plata will save you $222.54 compared to last year with a total savings of 9.20%. For more information visit MarDelPlata.com or TurismoMarDelPlata.gov.ar.
- Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
This coastal town is a popular tourist destination known for its surfing community and the most powerful wave in Costa Rica (the Salsa Brava). Home to beautiful beaches and everything you’d want on a getaway Puerto Viejo is a low cost getaway that offers some of the cheapest transportation we’ve seen for anyone who wants to venture into surrounding areas and explore.A week-long trip to Puerto Viejo will save you $156.59 compared to last year with a total savings of 11.44%. For more information visit PuertoViejoSatellite.com.
With prices being lower than ever now is the time to book. Visit us at www.discountmyflights.ca to book you next trip and start saving today!