16/10/2016 Articles

Solo Travel - A few Facts

"I can’t go on holiday, I have no-one to go with?

Rubbish! - Travelling alone doesn't have to be daunting anymore. Group travel is more popular than ever. It’s a great way to meet new friends, relax and enjoy the destination, plus you’ll no longer have to eat alone, use your selfie stick or worry about additional room charges. However, roughly 56% of people who book tours are independent travellers and according to the latest 2016 Wanderlust survey, 24% of people nationwide in the UK book holidays just for themselves. Solo travel is the ultimate in self-indulgence.

A little preparation can help you feel more secure about travelling alone. We’ve put together answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, to help you feel more secure about travelling as a solo traveller.

Frequently asked questions...

Do I have to pay more?

No. We don’t charge a compulsory single supplement if you’re happy to share with someone else. The majority of rooms are twin sharing and we would always only ever pair you up with someone of the same sex and if possible of similar age.

What if I want my own space?

That’s absolutely fine. If you really don’t want to share, we offer the option to pay extra so you can have your own room or tent. However, sometimes this may not be possible if we are staying either with locals or in mountain huts or lodges. On these occasions there may not be the option, but this just adds additional flavour to the holiday.

Will there be other solo travellers in my group?

Probably. As we have such a high ratio of solo travellers there is a good chance that if you are in a group, over 50% of that group will be independent too. But we can normally give you an idea of the demographic when you book.

Are there men or women in my group?

Generally on our tours the split is 46% female 54% male, however female travellers are on the rise and on some holidays there will be more women than men. We can always tell you the group split if you are interested in a particular holiday.

Will I be travelling with people my own age?

The age of our travellers varies greatly. We have a very even split from the teens to the 70s.  Again we can always tell you the group age range if you are interested in a holiday.

Is it dangerous?

Your security is our No.1 priority. We know the countries we visit backwards and our local guides are excellent. They will meet you from the airport and look after you throughout the entire holiday. Group travel is great for added security.

Do I have to worry about travelling around a foreign country?

No - we arrange everything for for you. All of our holidays include all land transport and internal flights. You just need to get yourself to the airport.

Do I have to eat on my own?

Most of our meals are included in our holidays and you generally find that the group all sit together for breakfast and dinner. It’s normally a sociable affair and an opportunity to chat to your fellow travellers. Occasionally on a free day, you may decide to explore on your own, where you can relish in a little bit of time to yourself.

Will I be lonely?

That depends on you! Adventure travellers are interesting, like minded people. Many have travelled the planet and have some great stories to tell about great destinations they have visited. Share yours and you’ll have friends for life.

Things that will definitely happen if you travel solo...

  • You’ll make new friends

  • You’ll meet the locals

  • You’ll feel free, and revitalised

  • You’ll learn about new cultures

  • You’ll create memories to last a lifetime

  • You’ll discover new foods you like

  • You’ll feel great about overcoming personal challenges

  • You’ll come back with a story to tell


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