Group Solo Travel in Vietnam
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Vietnam
Why travel solo to Vietnam?
Ancient architecture, stirring landscapes and modern cities make Vietnam a destination of compelling beauty.
Vietnam: a nation where the foreign influences of China and France have become familiar, yet it remains resolutely Southeast Asian. Whether you perceive it in the architecture of the cities or taste it in a bite of bánh mì baguette, that sense of cultural exchange remains and even feeds into the richness of modern Vietnam today.
Its cuisine, of course, is world-renowned, from steaming bowls of pho noodles to fresh rich-paper rolls and spicy salads. In fact, it’s worth visiting Vietnam for its food alone (best tasted at tiny street-food stalls, that every corner of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and beyond)
But its landscapes offer just as much to savor. From the limestone karsts of Halong Bay to the serene shores of the South China Sea, Vietnam brims with natural wow factor. Terraced rice paddies, white-sand beaches, rugged mountains and tropical rivers; everywhere you turn in Vietnam, there’s another head-turning view, pulling you in a different direction.
And its cities? There’s modern and ever-moving Ho Chi Minh, more traditional Hanoi, with its historic Old Quarter and the lovely lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, to name but a few. Buckle in, it’s time for an adventure…
What's the weather like?
While the weather varies from north to south Vietnam, the average summer temperature is 86ºF (30ºC), while winter averages vary between 63ºF and 72ºF (17ºC and 22ºC).
Average temp in high season
What’s the national language?
What’s the currency?
Vietnam’s timezone is GMT+7
Top three activities
1. Explore Vietnam’s caves
2. Kayak across Halong Bay
3. Hike through Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Top five dishes to try
1. Banh mi – baguette sandwich
2. Goi cuon – fresh spring rolls
3. Thit nuong – noodle salad
4. Xoi ga – sticky rice and meat served on banana leaf
5. Pho – noodle broth
Top places to visit in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
A whirlwind of a city, Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam’s cultural and commercial hub – home to high-end restaurants and street-food stalls, boutique hotels and boutique hostels, ancient temples and modern skyscrapers. Yep, Vietnam’s past and present slot neatly together inHo Chi Minh.
In northern Vietnam, near the Chinese border, lies a natural wonder consisting of a vast expanse of water and islands. Towering limestone islands are topped with rainforests, while the water itself is vivid emerald green.
Vietnam’s most atmospheric city is essentially three experiences in one: a sandy beach strip, where expats sink cocktails at sunset; a riverside section, flanked by scenic rice paddies and serene waterside cafes; and an old town, where lantern-lit streets that echo of old-world China shelter some of the best restaurants around.
Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences come together in Vietnam’s capital and slightly more stern northern counterpart to fun and frivolous Ho Chi Minh in the south.Colonial buildings and ancient temples cut together here and in the 36 Streets in the Old Quarter, entire alleyways are focused on selling only one thing (jewelry here, kitchenware there). Roam them, if only to be awed by what you’ll find.
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