5 Best Countries for Solo Travelling
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The experience of travelling alone or solo travelling can be a valuable experience that is worth trying at least once in a lifetime. Travelling alone could provide new adventures and unforgettable memories.
Doing solo travelling does not mean being alone forever. Travelling alone could be the right moment to meet new people and make new friends along the road. If choose the right country to visit, tourists could enjoy traversing safely and comfortably. Here are the countries that are best for solo travelling:
1. New Zealand
New Zealand is best for solo travellers who enjoy nature, hiking and camping. The country offers a breathtaking panorama of green hills, stunning glaciers and beautiful lakes.
Tourists can opt for country road trips with several stops in small towns and strategic places along the way. The country is relatively easy to navigate, so it won't matter if locals couldn't show the way.
Option for those who don't want to bring cars, the country provided complete transportation facilities to tourists such as buses, trains, and hostels in every city and town. The locals are also courteous and helpful. New Zealand has many activities to do such as hiking through the rainforest, climbing the Franz Josef Glacier, exploring Waitomo Glowworm caves, and trying a 134 meters bungee jump on the cliff of Queenstown.
Spain is often rated as the top country for independent travellers. It has places that are filled with enjoyment for everyone in every type of travel. The country provides delicious cuisine, wonderful beaches, beautiful untamed scenery and hiking, astonishing architecture, museum, tour and much more.
The Spaniards are very kind and friendly so tourists could ask for help whenever needed. Spain is also a popular destination for tourists, so the chances to find other travellers are high. Travelling to major cities is well connected by train and bus, so it would be easy to travel within the country.
If looking for a solo trip that begins alone and ends with a list of new friends that keeps growing, Thailand might be the go-to destination. The country of Thailand has long been the number one destination for young backpackers. This is due to the country having affordable cuisine, easy navigation, and friendly people who could speak English.
By booking accommodation in hostels, tourists could make new friends in no time. The friendly atmosphere with fellow tourists and locals make Thailand feel like home, even if it's only a few days there.
If concerned about safety travelling alone, Japan might be the country of choice. The country has a very low crime rate and is perfect for a tourist destination.
Japan is one of the cleanest and most organized countries in the world, with most Japanese being very polite. If feeling nervous about travelling alone, Japan is the perfect first choice to try a solo travelling experience.
Japan has wide and well-timed transportation that could bring travellers anywhere and everywhere when start to get used to it. If tourists are unfamiliar with the Hostels concept, there are capsule hostels that are famous in Japan. It's a bowl-shaped hotel room that offers privacy at a relatively low price.
5. Costa Rica
Costa Rica ranked in the top position as the happiest country in the world. The country has a high life expectancy and general well-being for its people. Tourists could fill their free time full of outdoor activities such as forest hiking, visiting waterfalls, surfing, and resting on the soft beach all day long. Locals are cheerful and would welcome any tourist, including solo travellers with open arms.
JESSYCA GAZELLA | IMAJI LASAHIDO (INTERN)
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