Traveling may present challenges for senior people. Here below are some factors that elderly travelers should consider prior to a trip to Vietnam.
There is a growing trend for travelers to visit Asian countries. Among which, Vietnam is one of the most sought-after destinations. This beautiful country has attracted millions of people from all around the world especially retired travelers thanks to many of gorgeous scenic spots in the country. Elderly visitors enjoy their leisure moments in Vietnam. However, due to the age, they often need certain services and requirements to ensure their comfort during their trip in Vietnam.
Things for seniors to prepare before traveling
Though it is not expected to happen, senior travelers may encounter health problems during their stay. Therefore, they are advised to bring enough medical supplies along with their medical records. In preparation for emergency situations, they also should search for information on the local clinics or hospitals. Family and tour agencies’ contact lists are also essential. Such things are important in case elderly travelers get lost or encounter any other disorientation problems.
Vietnam’s climate and environment also need to be considered prior to traveling. Old people are usually sensitive to any changes in climate. They are also prone to get health problems during adaptation process with a new environment. Due to these, it is advised that the elderly travelers have full information about Vietnam’s climate and environment and prepare the necessary precautions. Don’t forget to check Vietnam’s yearly weather information.
Senior travelers are strongly suggested to buy medical tourism insurance before they travel to Vietnam to protect their benefit when they get injuries or encounter health problems. Else, hospital expenses may cost a fortune.
Suitable traveling types for seniors in Vietnam
There might be lots of robust elders or retired people who are ready to take an adventure independently. But, it is always wise for them to travel in parties. It is safer and in case of emergency, they can be taken care of immediately. Therefore, booking a tour package, traveling with friends or families, is strongly recommended.
As another alternative of traveling in parties, old travelers can always find travel agencies which serve their special needs. There are several of such travel agencies in Vietnam. They have experienced employees and guides who can handle any personal problems which often happen to elders.
According to the budget for Vietnam tours, there are typical classic travel packages and luxury travel packages. While our Vietnam luxury tour packages offer utmost traveling comfort, senior travelers can always find good classic tours that are suitable for elders.
Best spots in Vietnam for elderly travelers/ retired people
Vietnam is the ideal place for retirement thanks to its full of magnificent spots and pleasing vibe for elderly people as examples:
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam offers lots of attractions. But for senior travelers, there might be no other memorable moment in Hanoi than closing their beautiful day by dining in one of the French-styled villas in Hanoi.
Ha Long Bay
Hue Imperial City
Hue is ancient capital of Vietnam. It boasts its old but superb Vietnamese architectures.
Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. It boasts the magnificent marble mountain, Hai Van Pass, and the serene Son Tra Peninsula.
Hoi An town
Hoi An offers a glimpse of 15-18 wealthy eastern trading towns. This world heritage city has so many beautiful old buildings that simply could not be ignored by elderly travelers.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City has many tourist attractions, for instance, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Cu Chi Tunnels and Reunification Palace. For a more refreshing treat, the travelers may take a stroll into Binh Tay traditional market for the myriad of tropical fruits.
Nha Trang is home to one of the most famous beaches in Vietnam, where comprises of many beautiful islets such as Hon Tre, Hon Mot, Hon Mun, etc. One of the most well-known scenic spots is Po Nagar Cham Tower. This is a special place for travelers who love a peaceful Eastern atmosphere. This seventh-century temple offers much of serenity which surely refreshes every soul who comes to the place.
Mekong Delta is home to floating markets. Famous ones are Cai Ba, Cai Rang, Phong Dien floating markets. These spots are especially suitable for early rising travelers with a Mekong river cruise. They can enjoy breakfast aboard while cruising along these beautiful floating markets.
In conclusion, there are several important things for old people to consider before taking our most interesting Vietnam tours: physical and mental conditions, type of traveling (independent or in parties), choices of travel agencies, medical travel insurance, and climate.
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