8 Destinations for a solo trip to Vietnam
- on Dec 26, 2017       By: LucyH
Thirsting for a solo adventure? There is no doubt to choose Vietnam, one of the best places for solo travel lovers. A unique and exciting experience in town, at the blue sea, or in the stunning forest in an exotic land, whatever you craze for, there are countless ideas for a successful solitary trip along Vietnam.
Only 3-hour driving from Hanoi, Mai Chau is unveiled to seduce you with its majestic mountains interspersed with rivers, rice paddies, wooden houses on stilts and its peaceful valley, which is one of the most magnificent destinations in the north-west.
Immerse yourself into local life to deeply understand the meaning of travel- Summer in Mai Chau
From the clement weather, indigenous landscape, friendly peasants in the ethnic villages to unique flavours and tastes of the local cuisine, everything is enthusiastically appreciated in a solo trip to this serene valley. Waking up early to enjoy a pellucid atmosphere before a relaxing walk or riding a bike and getting lost in the magnificent fields, are those experiences that will not disappoint you. Afterwards, you can enclose your unforgettable travelling story by fully enjoying a hearty homestay meal with the turn of the fire and the amazing taste of corn wine. Many authentic moments and exchanges are waiting for you to create.
Listen to the call of nature - Dalat's majestic waterfall
Da Lat – “A city in mist”, “a city of love”, “a kingdom of flowers are all the names that Da Lat lovers endow this city. Being voted as the top of the safest and hospitable destinations in Vietnam, this city, during your solo stay, will surprise you not only by its thousand beautiful species of roses but also the hospitality of the warm-hearted local people. Let yourself be tempted by this "miniature Paris" of Vietnam while wandering in its poetic streets, resplendent valleys, lakes and wonderful waterfalls. Even if you stay alone, you will no longer be bothered by the loneliness, thanks to the atmosphere as pleasant as enchanting of this wonderland.
Known as a rare gem in Vietnam’s eternal charm, Hoi An is a considerable choice for visitors, especially solo travellers at their first exploring Vietnam. With it particular architecture preserved through centuries, this ancient port city prosperous between 16th and 18th century and is one of the most favourite destinations for those people are fancy in history and culture.
When the city spirit presses it signage into every breath of air – A holly night at Hoi An
Spending a night strolling along the streets imprinted with traces of the past, cruising on the peaceful waters of the Hoai River to admire its nostalgic beauty of thousand glittering lanterns, tourists can travel back time and feel the calm in picturesque view of this city.
Travel back in time with the imperial capital of Hue
With historical, cultural and architectural beauties, the ancient imperial capital of Hue is considered as an alive witness of Vietnamese eternal spirit. This prehistoric city is famous for a perfect harmony between majestic palaces, tombs, temples, pagodas, ancient villages and the surrounding poetic landscapes. By visiting the amazing monuments of Nguyen - the13th dynasty a solo trip to Hue allows tourists to fully appreciate the stunning historical landmark and sense the cultural recognized by UNESCO as a worldwide heritage.
Your solo visit to Hue could not be completed without heading towards Lang Co Bay which is 60 km away from the city centre, for a full escape to the waves, between sea and mountains
Known as one of the 10 most beautiful and wild islands on the Lonely Planet, Con Dao is an ideal earthly paradise for your solitary holidays in Vietnam. Far from being invaded by tourist catches, Con Dao will immerse you into its magical beauty of the lush primitive forest, the islands bordered by sublime beaches and the world's most abundant coral reef.
Con Dao – The heaven on earth
There's nothing better than completely free to wander through some awesome islets as Bay Canh, Hon Tai, Hon Tre, Hon Trung or Ong Dung to discover the impressive world under water. Riding a motorcycle or bicycling around the island to explore all wild and exotic corners in all tranquillity. Trekking alone in the jungle while confronting the curiosity of with a strong emotion by visiting the old Con Dao prison, witness of a painful chapter of our history, is a great way to release your intrepid.
Cu Lao Cham
Recognized as a world biosphere reserve with lush primitive forests, splendid coral reefs, idyllic sandy beaches surrounding the turquoise waters, Cu Lao Cham archipelago is a dream destination for many tourists. Hiker, swimmer, or diver can find adorable spots in one of its 8 Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Lao, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Tai and Hon Ong.
Cu Lao Cham - under the deep blue sea
Solitary travellers will certainly be satisfied by strolling around the fishing villages where the inhabitants accompany you for your total immersion in the local life. Interestingly, you can go to the fish market to admire the best catches of the boats or to relax on the sunny beach when the sun goes down.
Bai Xep – Phu Yen
From the stunning beaches as Dai Lanh, Bai Mon and Bai Xep to the beautiful remains of the 11th century Nham des Chams tower, and the breathtaking spectacle of the prismatic stones of the Da Dia reef, Phu Yen has everything to awaken travellers wishing for an excursion. It could not come without the vivid bay of Vung Ro and the Dai Lanh lighthouse with panoramic sea views where the atmosphere is breathtaking at sunrise and sunset.
Mekong Delta River
It would be a pity not to stop by the Mekong Delta during your solitary holiday circuit in Vietnam. For those who have already explored the lands brimming over with happiness, this is another chance to discover the beautiful life in the mirror of the South of Vietnam.
The lush landscapes and lively scenes of rivers in Mekong Delta
In addition to the lush landscapes and lively scenes of rivers, what will deeply touch you is the omnipresent smile of local people in Ben Tre, the country of coconut tree or Tram Chim – Dong Thap - the kingdom of birds, the most sumptuous orchards of Tien Giang and Vinh Long or the multicolored floating markets of Can Tho, Soc Trang, Hau Giang. You will find an intense and unforgettable solo trek the partially flooded countryside of the thirteen provinces of the Mekong.
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