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Discover culture and history in extraordinary places with our solo adventure vacations. Join like-minded travelers on our small group tours and get to the heart of the destination you’re visiting.
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Small group adventure vacations for singles

Travel off the beaten track to get a genuine taste of local culture and to truly learn about a country’s history. Meet, eat and even stay with local people for enriching travel experience that stay with you well beyond the end of your vacation.

Our small group discovery tours are perfect for solo travelers. You’ll share your experience with around 12 like-minded travelers. Around half will be singles, the rest couples and friends traveling together. You can enjoy a balance of socializing and time for yourself with the safety and comfort of traveling in a group. Our expert local leaders look after the logistics, and ensure you come away having seen the little-known gems as well as the obvious highlights of your destination.

Discover your chosen destination at your own pace. Our discovery tours are graded from Relaxed, with activities and experiences most days and plenty of time to unwind and explore by yourself, to Full-On, with packed itineraries full of activities and new experiences. Whatever the pace, you’ll get to the heart of your destination with help from your local leader.

New to Explore? We’ve answered some of the most-asked questions about joining our tours as a solo traveler.


Adventure vacations for singles

At Explore, we know how exciting and exhilarating it is to travel solo, but understand that you don't always want to 'go it alone'. Our small group adventure vacations are ideal for single travelers, as you can enjoy all the thrill of solo travel, with the reassurance of traveling in a group with fun, adventure-loving people - people just like you.

Led by expert group leaders, Explore small group adventures follow a carefully-planned itinerary around some of the world's most enchanting locations, with your travel, accommodation, activities, and many meals taken care of. That makes them popular solo traveler adventure vacations, especially for solo female travelers, as you've nothing to worry about but enjoying yourself and your dream destination.

There's something for everyone in our choice of Cultural Discovery group trips, our best-selling adventure vacations for solo travelers, as we'll guide you beyond the tourist traps and into the cultural heart of a new destination, without the worry of having to venture alone. Along the way, you'll learn so much from our expert guides about your destination's history and culture, meet and even stay with the local people and have countless opportunities to have authentic and unique experiences, all in the company of several new friends.

Whatever sort of adventure you're looking for, we can help you find it, and at a pace that's right for you. Even if that's an adventure vacation for singles over 30, over 40, over 50 or over 60, we have small group trips designed for every age and energy level, and where you'll feel comfortable and at ease whether you're a seasoned solo adventure traveler or it's your first time traveling alone.

Best destinations for solo travelers

All of our small group adventure trips welcome single travelers, but we know where are the very best destinations for singles vacations. Cuba is a real solo adventure travel favorite - our best-selling Cuba Libre! journey across the breadth of the country offers you an incredible chance to discover the island's famous and colorful history and contemporary Caribbean culture. Along the way you'll stay with the locals, pass through spectacular landscapes and of course visit Havana, where there's a rum bar on every corner, so you'll have no problem making friends!

Want to venture to an exotic locale on your solo adventure? You'll be captivated by the Explore Costa Rica tour. Making our way through this magnificent country you'll have opportunities to spot its vibrant wildlife, from the famous sloths to the breathtakingly beautiful quetzal bird. Not only that, but you'll be able to cruise jungle waterways and visit unspoiled white sandy beaches, also visited by iguanas and Capuchin monkeys - you'll never run out of something to talk about with your fellow travelers.

We've an inspiring choice of European group adventure trips that are ideal for singles, and where you'll worry less about cultural or language barriers. Explore the Baltic Capital Cities, an ideal first-time trip to this intriguing area of Europe, visit Moscow and St. Petersburg to take in opulent palaces and fascinating museums, or head solo to Iceland to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Walking and cycling vacations for single travelers

If you love to get active, our Walking and Trekking vacations and Cycling vacations are well-suited to single travelers. From a scenic Southern Oasis Cycling vacation in Morocco to a life-affirming challenge on our Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Trek, Explore offer the opportunities to see the places you've always wanted to see, in the way you've always wanted to see them. We even provide your bike on our group cycling trips, so you don't need to worry about taking your own.

If you'd much prefer to set your own pace for your own solo adventure, take a look at our Self-Guided vacations, including Self-Guided Walking trips and Self-Guided Cycling trips, where you'll follow our itinerary, but in your own time. They're great adventure tours for singles as you can make as many or as little daily stops as you please, and we'll take care of transporting your luggage.


Tips for solos

At Explore, we take your safety and wellbeing seriously and all of our group adventure vacations are designed to give you maximum enjoyment as well as peace of mind. Check out our tips for traveling solo on one of our tours: 

  • Don't travel too far from the group, let someone know where you're going, or better still, invite one of your new friends and fellow travelers to join you.
  • Be vigilant when exploring a new place, especially in busy and unfamiliar areas.
  • Learn a little of the local language or packing a phrasebook - this will help you to get the most out of your vacation too, and locals always appreciate the effort!
  • Find out whether you need any vaccinations in plenty of time before you go. Your GP can help you to arrange any that you need - take a look at our Travel Health page for a few more tips on vaccinations, and generally staying healthy on your solo adventure trip, including how to avoid getting sick or sunstroke.
  • Check whether there are any passport entry requirements for your destination, as some countries require that your passport is valid for up to six months after your return date.
  • Don't forget that if you have any questions at all about solo travel or our trips, our knowledgeable Customer Support team are always on hand to help.

Our most popular solo adventure tours

Jordan Discovery

Jordan Discovery Trip code JD
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Discover Chernobyl

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Highlights of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Discovery Trip code ET
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Sri Lanka in Depth

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Highlights of Lebanon

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Explore Costa Rica

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