Vietnam is a place that will leave in you awe. There are so many excellent places to see, and so many opportunities to get away from it all to take in your surroundings. It is the perfect place to “find yourself” and think about where you are going in life. Yet it is also a country that attracts other backpackers like you, meaning you are sure to meet some like-minded folk whilst you’re away. If you need convincing further, here are the top reasons to go backpacking solo in Vietnam:
When you are with a friend or family member, you may be tempted to slip into a routine during your holiday. However when you are by yourself you may be more inspired to get stuck in and absorb the culture. One of the best ways to do this is to organise a local to lead you on some private tours in Vietnam. You will be able to see some amazing hidden gems, and even go to their family home if you are lucky. This means you will be able to taste some authentic local cuisine, and hang out in all of the highly respected places in the neighbourhood.
Meet people in your hostel
If you are travelling with a buddy, you will probably choose to stay in a hotel or guesthouse. Yet as a backpacker you might be more inclined to stay in a hostel so you aren’t completely alone in the world. This can be a brilliant way to get to know other people like you who have taken the chance to travel alone. You will meet people from every corner of the world, which is pretty convenient as it gives you a point of contact if you ever visit their home country in the future.
See what you want
Even when you’re really good mates with someone, you might still have differing opinions on what you want to see whilst you’re away. If you’re into hiking and finding temples, you might think that spending a full day on the beach is a waste of precious time. That’s why solo travellers can make the most of their days by doing what they want, when they want – this could be you. All you need to do is bring along some guidebooks and maps, and then you can wake up at the crack of dawn and only return once the sun has gone down. You can schedule in a mix of touristy activities, as well as plenty of downtime where you can relax next to a deserted beach.