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Vacations for solo travelers

Solo traveling doesn't have to mean traveling alone. Join other like-minded travelers on any of our trips. Enjoy every moment on our small group tours that combine the must-sees with the little-known gems.
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Solo vacations with Explore

Our small group tours are ideal for solo travelers who want to really explore, and who want some good company along the way. All of our group tours are suitable for solo travelers, no matter your age. In fact, with around 60% of our customers traveling solo on our tours, you're likely to have other solo adventure-lovers in your group, so you'll instantly have something in common. 

The average group size on our tours is just 12, so you'll have the opportunity to meet new friends looking for the same experiences as you are, but not too many to disrupt your trip. And you'll be led by a local tour leader with expert knowledge about your destination, who will keep you safe and ensure you have the best experience possible.

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Our most popular solo tours

Highlights of Lebanon

Lebanon Discovery Trip code LL
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8 Days From US$1680 without flights

Discover Chernobyl

Ukraine Short Breaks Trip code KCY
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5 Days From US$1020 without flights

Jordan Discovery

Jordan Discovery Trip code JD
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9 Days From US$1540 without flights

On Foot in Northern Cyprus

North Cyprus Walking and Trekking Trip code LNC
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The Blue Nile and Lalibela

Ethiopia Discovery Trip code ET
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14 Days From US$3600 without flights

Sri Lanka in Depth

Sri Lanka Discovery Trip code SL
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15 Days From US$2430 without flights

What to expect from the adventure travel experts

There's a reason why so many people recommend our tours.
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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.
 

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Expert local guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.
 

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Small groups

Average groups of 12; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

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Carbon neutral travel

Sustainable travel. Flights, transport, accommodation; all Gold Standard carbon offset.

FAQs for single travelers

First time on a group holiday as a solo traveler? We've answered the top questions about traveling solo an Explore tour:

 

Will I need to pay more to travel on a tour on my own?
No, there is no extra cost for solo travelers on our tours. The only extra cost is the single room option - see the next question.  

Will I get time to myself on an Explore tour?
Yes, we build free time into our itineraries on the majority of our trips. Check the itinerary on the trip page where we detail the plan for each day, including available free time. 

How big are group sizes on Explore tours?
The group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people or larger than 16, and the average is 12 people plus an Explore tour leader. 

How does the rooming work as a single traveler?
Included in our trip price as standard is a bed in a twin room, which you would share with another person in your group of the same sex. There may be occasions when you'd share with larger numbers of people, for example in a home stay with multiple beds in one room, but this will always be stated on the trip itinerary.

You can choose to pay an additional cost for our single room option (single supplement), to get a room to yourself. This is available on most of our trips but may not apply to all nights - check the trip itinerary, where we state which nights have single room options.


 

Are there evening activities on the Explore tours?
Typically we leave the evenings free on our tours, so you can enjoy free time to do whatever you choose. Your tour leader will be on hand to recommend local restaurants and things to do, and can organize bookings for you. It's up to you whether you eat with your whole group, in smaller groups or on your own.

Some trips have evening activities, for example a meal with locals in a home stay or a sunset boat ride. Check the trip page for a day-to-day breakdown of included meals and activities. 

Can I travel solo even if I’m not single?
Of course! People travel solo with us for all sorts of reasons, not just because they're single. So if you're partner isn't able to join you on your trip, or isn't up for traveling, you'll still be in great company. 

Will I be safe as a female traveling solo?
Yes, our customers' safety is our number one priority, so you'll be safe traveling with us. Being with a group is a sure way to stay safe, and our tour leader will also be with you to watch out for the whole group. Being local, they will be able to advise you on local customs and etiquette, common phrases and what to look out for. 

And in the unlikely event that something unexpected should happen before or during your trip, we pride ourselves on our swift and efficient response, so you can be assured we'll look after you. 


 

Want to know more? Check out our 7 questions answered about solo travel blog.

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All our trips are perfect for solo travelers as you'll be joining a small group of like-minded people and be led by an expert local leader. Which extraordinary destination will you choose to visit next?
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