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What you can expect

Unique Experiences

Cruise the beauty of Halong Bay

Historic Sites

Visit the Temple of Literature

City Life

Explore the historical heart of Ho Chi Minh

Unwind in Paradise

Soak up the sunshine at Mui Ne Beach

About the trip

The nature, history and culture don’t even scratch the surface of the draw that Vietnam has for solo travellers. Especially those in search of a bucket list experience with a Southeast Asian twist! From foodies and beach hoppers, to culture and adventure seekers, Vietnam has something for everyone. Join us on a tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and explore this truly amazing gem of a destination.

Vietnam certainly has its fair share of natural beauty, the most breathtaking of which you’ll find as you cruise through the iconic Halong Bay. Made up of over a thousand limestone peaks, which jut out of the turquoise water like daggers, the bay has become famous for its surreal, otherworldly beauty, which we’ll witness first-hand on our junk boat tour. Then there’s the beaches; this tour ends with a few days at the coastal town of Phan Thiet, where pure white sand and azure shores are commonplace.

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Inclusions as per itinerary
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels are provided in the vehicles
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • London - Hanoi
  • Exploring Hanoi
  • Hanoi - Halong
  • Halong - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach) - Ho Chi Minh City - London


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What you’ll be doing


Local life and exploration in Hanoi

Welcome to incredible Vietnam! Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel in Hanoi for an early check-in.

We’ll have time to get some rest before our tour this afternoon. Vietnam’s cities are known for their chaos, colour and cascading whirl of motorbikes – and a visit will be an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

We start a walking tour through the old quarter of the city where we visit a local house and take our time talking with the hosts and learning about their family’s life and history. Then we embark on a leisurely ride on a rickshaw around Hoan Kiem Lake with a stopover at Ngoc Son Temple nearby.

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Discover Hanoi's History

Today we continue our tour of Hanoi, beginning with Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside visit) and his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Museum of Women or Museum of History. Afterwards, we will have a lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, followed by a water puppet show in the early evening.

  • Overnight Hanoi
  • The Ann Hotel four-star or similar
  • Breakfast and Lunch included

Cruise the otherworldly beauty of Halong Bay

This morning, we depart for the stunning Halong Bay (3 ½ hour drive), located in the Gulf of Tonkin. Undoubtedly one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, with over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited.

Soon after arriving in Halong City, we check-in and board a traditional junk boat, with lunch served on board as we cruise towards the bay.

During the course of the afternoon, we can enjoy some visits and activities, or simply relax on board (possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on the boat.

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Halong - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast on board, we can enjoy the fresh morning in the bay, with the cruise ending around 11am.

If time permits, stop at Hai Phong City for a short city tour (Hang Kenh Temple, The Central Market, Hai Phong Museum) before going to Haiphong Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

(Please note: Internal flight baggage allowance is 20Kg)

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport we will transfer to our hotel in Saigon.

Please note: Breakfast, lunch or brunch will be served on board depending on each junk‘s service.

  • Overnight Ho Chi Minh City
  • Odys hotel 3* or similar
  • Brunch included

Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City

Today we enjoy a full day exploring the city. We visit the former Presidential Palace, or as it is known today – the Reunification Palace. Then we will head to the historical heart of the city and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral (outside visit only due to its renovation). The red bricks of the cathedral walls were originally from Paris. From there, we take a short walk to the old Central Post Office. After that, we will visit the best-preserved buildings from the colonial era, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville now home to Saigon’s municipal authorities.

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Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast we will drive (3 hrs) to Phan Thiet and after we check-in at the hotel we can relax for the rest of the day. We’ll enjoy lunch at the hotel after check-in.

  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort four-star / Alezzboo Resort four-star or similar
  • Breakfast and Lunch included

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast, we can relax on the beach, explore the local area, or perhaps join one of the optional day tours. Further details of the day tours can be found in FAQ’s. In the evening, we will join our other Solos guests for dinner at a hotel restaurant.

  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort four-star / Alezzboo Resort four-star or similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included



Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

Unwind at the beach or go sightseeing, before lunch at the hotel restaurant.

  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort four-star / Alezzboo Resort four-star or similar
  • Breakfast Included



Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach) - Ho Chi Minh City - London

After breakfast, we spend the day enjoying a final day at the beach, thanks to a late 6pm check-out. We’ll then transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for our flight home.

  • Breakfast included


Vietnam Cities & Beach

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar)

  • The Ann Hotel four-star
  • Peony Glory Cruise three-star
  • Odys hotel three-star
  • Pandanus Resort or Alezzboo Resort four-star

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
March 26 °C 20 °C
November 26 °C 23 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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