Traveling solo doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. We have so many amazing guests that join us solo, using the safety and comfort of a Trafalgar tour to explore far-flung places and exotic locales. If you’re venturing out solo, some travel experiences are more suited than others. Whether you’re into fitness, food or fauna, here are seven Trafalgar experiences and solo travel destinations perfect for exploring as a party for one.
1. Colour and chaos in India
There’s something undeniably spiritual about India. You could have your Eat, Pray, love moment and reconnect with yourself while soaking in the dazzling colour and chaos of this soul-stirring country. Gaze at the white Taj Mahal, go behind-the-scenes of Mumbai’s Bollywood film industry, break naan with a family in Jaipur, take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi… It’s easy to see why India is a favourite among solo travel destinations.
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2. Connect with the animal kingdom in Africa
Witness the raw power of a lion and sheer beauty of the African landscape when you join a safari. If you are venturing out solo, one of our biggest travel tips is to join a group tour in Africa. It’s the most economic and safe way to experience multiple safari destinations and tick off your bucket list. The perfect solo travel experiences are all about connection, and Trafalgar’s safari trips do just this. Meet a Maasai chief in Kenya, or keep your eyes on alert for the “Big 5” while cruising on a Tanzanian game drive.
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3. Dive into ancient Rome
If you’re a history buff, dive into the world of ancient Rome and you’ll forget you’re travelling solo. Soak in the wonder of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, learn about the Renaissance architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica and drop into museum after museum. Did you know the halls of the Vatican Museums stretch for 7km (4.3 miles)? That’s a lot of history and information to absorb.
4. Tour Australia’s East Coast
For most of the world Australia is a long way to travel, so chances are you’re yet to explore the great southern land. While it’s the opposite side of the globe, the friendly locals speak your language so it’s easy to strike up conversations anywhere from the pub to the supermarket. Solo travellers can tick off Australia’s bucket list experiences like the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House in a trip down under. Since it’s a huge country, one of our best solo travel tips is to join a guided tour like our Australian Highlights trip.
5. Sling around Singapore
More than just a stopover destination, sunny Singapore is an easy city for solo travel. Wander around Chinatown, explore the Gardens by the Bay and finish with a bowl of steaming laksa noodle soup at one of the city’s famous hawker stalls. This type of eating where you share rickety tables with locals so you’ll never dine alone.
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6. Snack your way through Spain
One problem with solo travel is not being able to eat everything. Well, say hola to Spanish tapas. Snack on these perfectly portioned small plates, trying local dishes like tortilla, fried peppers, jamon and manchego cheese. Uncover the fierce passion, national pride and reverence for tradition as you travel Spain solo with Trafalgar on our Best of Spain trip.
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7. Experience culture in Japan
From the neon skyscrapers of Tokyo to the ancient Buddhist temples of Kyoto, Japan is a land of contrasts where you can travel to the past and the future. Perfect for solo travel, cool experiences might be meeting a Tea Master, learning how to make sushi or sharing a kaiseki dinner in a traditional ryokan in the mountains.
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