The Solo Traveller
Over 50% of our clients who travel on Adventure Tours are solo travellers. This unique holiday experience is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and forge lasting friendships. We will take care of all your travel arrangements for you.
Why travel solo?
"Most of our solo travellers are women who enjoy the safety in numbers aspect of travelling with a group.
We also have a lot of customers who feel that they wouldn't go anywhere if they were waiting for friends or family to get organised!
We have repeat customers who travel on these tours every year and visit a wide range of places from Peru, China, India to Vietnam and Borneo"
-Clare, Shandon Travel Manager
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Remember: solo travellers can join most adventure tours with a supplement, but here we've outlined some fantastic tours specially designed for those travelling alone. Contact us for more.
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Why Join A Group Tour As A Solo Traveller?
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT when sharing a room with a member of the same sex. If you want a room to yourself this is available at an affordable supplement (most nights for most tours)
SHARING THE EXPERIENCE - As you discover amazing countries and cultures you are sharing these experiences with like-minded people in a relaxed group
FREE TIME - enjoy being part of a group but if you need time alone you will benefit from the free time which may be built into the tour. You can use this free time to explore an area with new friends or you might prefer to go off on your own and see a place by yourself or go to a cafe and read, write some postcards or make friends with the local
GROUP LEADER - your group leader is responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, and pursuing great experiences
SAVE MONEY - There are quite a lot of excursions included in these tours which would be more expensive if you were to arrange them yourself
SAFETY IN NUMBERS - Travelling alone may be daunting especially in a new place in the evening. With your group you can go out in the evening and explore night markets and taste the local delicacies and if you wish maybe you and your new friends might enjoy the local nightlife and Tango in Argentina or Samba in Brazil!
Solo Tours Include Trips To:
- Trek the Inca Trail in Peru
- Explore the souks and archaeological treasures of Jordan
- Sip tea in the backstreets of Beijing’s hutongs
- Feed cheetahs in Namibia
- Get up close with Gentoo penguins and migrating blue whales in the Antarctic
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
- Visit a Pygmy village in Uganda
- Stay with local families in Cuba
- Spend a peaceful night aboard a junk boat beneath the night sky in Halong Bay, Vietnam
- and many, many more
Our Staff Love Solo Trips
Shandon Travel's Lisa has done three solo trips in recent years, including to New Zealand, Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia:
"I love to travel but being single its hard to find friends who can travel on the same dates and want to go to the same destination! Last year decided I either travel on my own or I dont travel at all.
I did my first tour in New Zealand and I loved it. Since then i have done two trips with Intrepid and i have another one in the pipeline. I always take the shared room option because it keeps the price down.
So far, I havent had to share a room because other single travellers have paid the single room supplement (result for me!).
I have met some great people who I can call friends and all come from different countries. This is also an advantage because I have an excuse to visit them- more places to visit!
Although I am a confident traveller, I believe in safety in numbers. On every tour I have done, we went for dinner together or if we had free time there was always someone to sit by the pool with or stroll around the area.
It was also nice to share our stories and our experiences. There were people of all ages, people there with friends or partners, but all in all we had one thing in common- the love of travel!
So many great memories and pictures, I cant wait to go again!" -Lisa
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