Best Countries for Solo Travelers

Taking off on a journey alone? Have no fear. Here are the safest, friendliest countries for your solo adventure.

No. 13 Laos (tie)

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Safety Ranking: 38
Happiness Ranking: 27

Laos has something of a cultlike status among single travelers. Like Vietnam, Laos was a war-ravaged place that has emerged as a peaceful haven. Unlike Vietnam, it has managed to retain much of its original culture and to preserve its environment, among the most pristine in Southeast Asia. Highlights include a classic riverboat trip down the Mekong, a visit to the royal city of Luang Prabang, and hanging out with an international cadre of travelers in the capital of Vientiane.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers

No. 13 Laos (tie)

Safety Ranking: 38
Happiness Ranking: 27

Laos has something of a cultlike status among single travelers. Like Vietnam, Laos was a war-ravaged place that has emerged as a peaceful haven. Unlike Vietnam, it has managed to retain much of its original culture and to preserve its environment, among the most pristine in Southeast Asia. Highlights include a classic riverboat trip down the Mekong, a visit to the royal city of Luang Prabang, and hanging out with an international cadre of travelers in the capital of Vientiane.

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