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Top Asian Cities for Solo Travellers

Ready to check Vietnam, Japan, Sri Lanka or Thailand off your bucket list? Don’t wait for friends to make up their mind. Book one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip and join like-minded travellers on your next adventure.
Nick Dauk
13 Dec 2021
Travelling alone in Southeast Asia is not only safe, it’s one of the most eye-opening experiences you can have. Ancient sights, unspoilt wilderness and exciting cities offer sensory delights for all. Buy the ticket, hop on the plane and explore new locations on the adventure of a lifetime, with TRIPS by Culture Trip.
1 . Tel Aviv, to discover historic sights and tech innovation
Tel Aviv makes for a convenient solo trip to Asia – it’s close to the holy sites of Jerusalem while feeling like you’re in another world. Foodies and techies are among the young crowd building this hip city’s future, mixing modernity into centuries-old tradition. See the past and future of Israel over a week on this revealing tour.
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2 . Chiang Mai, for street art and food
Discovering Chiang Mai is best done by bike, particularly when you’re cycling alone. The creative community showcase their talents all over the city with street art galore. These vibrant murals make an excellent contrast to the temples adorning the Old Town – but that’s not the only feast for your senses. The street food is just as colourful, bold and Instagram-worthy. Sate your appetite for the flavours of Chiang Mai during this intimate, small-group tour of northern Thailand.
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3 . Hoi An, to snorkel in coral reefs
The stories of Hanoi’s street-food scene aren’t tall tales, and nor are those of Hoi An’s relaxing Cham Islands. As you sip creamy egg coffee or snorkel coral reefs, you’ll smile in complete contentment, more sure than ever that travelling Southeast Asia alone is never a bad idea. Discover all of the rural nooks and countryside crannies between these two cities on this exciting tour of Vietnam, one of the safest places to travel in Asia.
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4 . Polonnaruwa, to follow elephant tracks
Travelling Southeast Asia alone won’t feel worrisome at all once you receive a welcome from the elephants of Minneriya National Park. A game drive through the unspoilt wilderness outside Polonnaruwa will give you a look at Sri Lanka like no other. Watch in wonder as you stumble upon a happy herd, almost forgetting to grab a phenomenal photo. Get to know more of the local lifestyle – human and animal – on this wildlife tour of Sri Lanka.
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5 . Tokyo, to watch sumo wrestling and make sushi
It’s nearly impossible to feel lonesome in Japan’s capital city, making it a perfect destination for a solo traveller looking to mix and mingle with new friends. The clubs, bars and restaurants of Tokyo’s largest entertainment district, Kabukicho, will keep you busy rubbing elbows with friendly locals and other outgoing visitors. Chat with new people while watching sumo wrestling or learning how to make your own sushi rolls on this vibrant Japan tour for solo travellers.
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Next available from9 Mar 2023
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