Are you a young solo traveller looking for an adventure tour? We’ve got you covered! G Adventures and Intrepid both offer a collection of tours perfect for the young adventurer. The best part? Their tours are made up on average of 40% - 50% solo travellers.
With so many guests travelling solo, you won’t have to pay a compulsory single supplement when you travel with G Adventures or Intrepid. Instead you will be roomed with a same-sex traveller, or travellers, depending on the itinerary and accommodation style. If you prefer your own space, you can often opt to upgrade to your own room.
Taking a youth tour as a solo is the perfect way to share your experience with likeminded travellers in the same stage of life as you. Intrepid youth itineraries accommodate passengers from 18 to 29 years of age, while G Adventures’ tours for young travellers welcome guests from 18 to 39 looking for an adventure. Sound like you? Here are some tours that’ll have you itching to break out the passport.
It is just as hard to fathom the beauty of Iceland as it is to pronounce some of the places you’ll visit on this tour. Full of fjords, glaciers and volcanoes, it really is the Land of Fire and Ice – and you have to see it to believe it. Check out the Strokkur Geyser and the Gullfoss double waterfall, take a 4x4 trip across the green and black hills of Thorsmörk, and see Vik’s Black Sand Beach. Perhaps sail around the icebergs floating in the glacial lagoon of Jökulsarlon and take a hiking adventure in Skaftafell National Park. With this kind of scenery, you’ll be happy to spend your time outdoors exploring it!
Snorkel beautiful beaches, learn about Cuba’s history, and soak up the culture on this 8 day round trip from Havana. Check out the classic cars and the streets of Old Havana, perhaps hike the fertile valleys encircling Viñale, and put your dancing shoes on for a salsa lesson in Trinidad. You’ll be welcomed into homestays throughout your journey so you can get to know the locals and immerse yourself into the day to day life in Cuba.
Marvel at the manmade and natural wonders of Sri Lanka, from the temples of Kandy to the golden sand beach that hugs Unawatuna. Rock your way by train taking in the scenery from Kandy to Ella, enjoy a curry and cup of tea at a local village after hiking your way there, and keep your eyes peeled for leopards and elephants on a jeep safari through Yala National Park. Don’t worry, you’ll also have plenty of free time to fill as you choose, or simply soak up the sunshine listening to the waves crashing on the Sri Lankan coastline.
Spend two weeks getting in touch with nature amidst the national parks of America's Northwest. Check out the sheer sandstone walls of Zion National Park, the famous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and the arches of aptly named Arches National Park. Watch the sunset at Flaming Gorge, spot wildlife in Yellowstone National Park and be blown away by Glacier National Park home to over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams. The best part? You’ll sit under the stars and swap stories around a crackling fire pit as you camp your way through the Northwest.
Turkey awaits with the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, the moving shores of Gallipoli, and sweeping views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of Ephesus, soak in the tiered hot springs of Pamukkale, wander the pretty streets of Kas, and spend two nights sailing the Turquoise Coast. In Cappadocia you’ll stay in a local guesthouse, enjoy some good home cooking, and perhaps take a hot air balloon ride over the incredible moonscape.
This overland adventure through Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa ticks all the boxes. Listen to the thunderous Victoria Falls, search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park, head off on foot through Matobo National Park to look for rhinos, and explore the Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe. Enjoy wildlife safaris during the day and campouts during the night, reminiscing on your incredible journey by the flickering fire light.
Morocco is home to diverse landscapes, a rich history, and epic scenery. You’ll be blown away by the craftmanship as you tour the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, discover the hectic epicentre of arts and culture in Fes, and shop the souqs of Marrakech. Not to be overshadowed, nature also turns it on in Morocco. Check out the contrast of orange sands and fertile valleys, the soft dunes of the Sahara, and the charming coastline lapping at Essaouira. From a desert camp in the Sahara and a family run mountain gite, to a surf camp at Taghazout, this trip has it all!
Kick off your exploration of South East Asia amidst the bustling streets of Bangkok, before heading across the border into Cambodia. Here, you’ll visit the Angkor Wat temple complex and relax on the beaches of Sihanoukville. If history is your thing, then you’ll get the chance to learn about Cambodia’s past at the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. Onto Vietnam where you’ll explore the busy city of Ho Chi Minh, the beaches of Nha Trang, the charming lantern lit streets of Hoi An, and the treasure of Halong Bay. This tour will showcase the highlights with plenty of free time to explore on your own. Win-win!
India is an assault on the senses and will leave a mark on your soul. Spend three weeks travelling from the busy north to the calmer south, sightseeing the highlights and immersing yourself in the culture as you go. Marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, explore the Pink City of Jaipur, watch the sunrise at Savitri Temple in Pushkar, and stroll through lakeside Udaipur. Head south the visit the beaches of Goa and perhaps wander the peaceful gardens of an ashram in Varkala, before rounding out your trip watching traditional Kathakali dancing in Kochi. You’ll get to experience the local life during a homestay, and you’ll use local transport for much of the itinerary (which is an adventure in itself!).
If South America is on your list, then this epic itinerary will tick off a lot! Travel from Quito to Buenos Aires over 34 days, staying in a mix of dorms, hotels, homestays, jungle lodges, overnight buses and camps. Explore the incredible ecosystem of the Amazon, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, visit the Uros floating islands and enjoy a homestay at Lake Titicaca. Check out the salt flats of Bolivia and the Atacama Desert, and perhaps finish your tour with a tango show in Buenos Aires. And that barely scrapes the surface! To experience it all, give this tour a go!