Vietnam has boomed as a tourism hotspot over the last few decades. The vast growth in international tourism began through the 80s with a trickle of backpackers, but now confidently rivals nearby Thailand or Malaysia with accommodation and amenities catering to the full spectrum of travelers.
As with the rest of Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s friendly locals, warm hospitality, a well-established tourist infrastructure means it is a fine destination for all types of visitors – especially those traveling on their own. It remains a fixture on the Southeast Asia backpacker trail and is equally a welcome retreat for upmarket clientele just looking to get away on their own.
Should you be considering a solo trip to Vietnam, we’re here to reassure you that it’s largely a very safe and welcoming place to travel – with lots of adventures to be had along the way! Read our guide to the basics of solo travel in Vietnam – with many of these principles applicable for visitors of all stripes.