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Best solo trips for women

From hiking with newfound friends to soaking up culture on a Discovery trip, a small group tour is a fantastic option for solo female travellers. If you’re not sure where to start, here are our recommendations for women travelling alone.


What are the best trips for a solo female?

Thanks to our expert Explore Leaders and carefully crafted itineraries, all our tours are great for solo female travellers. Whether you're an avid foodie or love to be on the move, we're sure you'll find something you'll love. 

For culture lovers

Europe's cultural heritage is second to none. From the medieval cathedrals of northern Europe to the renaissance art and architecture of Italy. Female solo travellers will be spoilt as every era and every civilisation has left its mark on Europe’s greatest towns and cities.

If you’re looking for ancient history, discover the hand-cut caves, temples and tombs carved from the pink sandstone of the Rose City of Petra, on our Jordan Discovery tour. Or take a trip through the cultural heart of Northern India and experience the famous three cities on The Golden Triangle tour.

For wildlife lovers

If you’re a single woman traveller who loves the animal kingdom then our wildlife adventures are a great way to see your favourite animals in the wild. Venture deep in the heart of India and discover the Bengal tiger on our Indian Wildlife Adventure. Or take a trip through remote wilderness to track Africa’s greatest animals on our Botswana Wildlife Safari.  

Explore Costa Rica with its thick rainforests teeming with life from brightly coloured toucans to slow-moving sloths. Or visit the famous Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and witness the excellent rehabilitation work on our Borneo Wildlife Highlights tour.

For active types

If you’re a woman travelling alone who wants an active holiday then our walking, trekking or cycling tours are a great way to immerse yourself in your destination whilst travelling on your own speed. Explore Vietnam’s lush hilly countryside on two wheels and take an overnight cruise on the majestic Halong Bay on our Cycle Saigon to Hanoi tour.

Walk the trails of the spectacular Amalfi Coast from cliff-top hikes to woodland walks on our relaxed Amalfi Coast Walking holiday. Or challenge yourself on an iconic trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa on our Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Trek.

For foodies

Food and drink is a big part of what travel is about and we love finding authentic fare. If you’re a solo female traveller who loves exploring gastronomy, then we can take you off-the-beaten-track to sample classic and less well-known specialities.

Combine a discovery of Italy’s superb cuisine and wine with easy rambles among gently rolling landscapes on our A Taste of Italy – Walking in Puglia tour. Or take a Mexican cooking class and cook up a fiery Mexican feast using ingredients from one of the many local food markets on our Tastes of Mexico tour.


What are the best destinations for solo female travellers?

Whether you're planning your first solo trip or are a seasoned solo traveller, our small group tours are a great way to travel safely, with like-minded friends to accompany you along the way. Here are our favourite trips for solo female travellers.


Solo female travellers will be in good company exploring the ancient ‘Rose City’ of Petra on our small group discovery tour to Jordan. Get lost with new friends in the narrow pink crevices of the Siq Valley and take photos of one another when you arrive at the handcarved 1st-century columns of the Treasury. Indulge in a sociable feast of delicious local food and enjoy the security of travelling with a group when camping under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. 
Jordan Discovery trip

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Solo women travellers can really benefit from the camaraderie of a small group walking holiday. Make new friends as you hike along the ‘Walk of the Gods’ and take in panoramic views over the azure-blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea on our Italy Amalfi Coast Tour. Tiers of lush-green crops cascade down the steep hillsides, and luxury yachts set sail from the bustling harbours below. 
Amalfi Coast Walking trip


If Japan is on your travel bucket list but seems too far-flung or daunting for a solo female trip, our small group tours are a great way for single women to explore all of the cultural highlights of this fascinating country, as well as the lesser-known treasures. From staying in a Buddhist temple to riding a high-speed bullet train and spotting snow monkey bathing in hot springs, your local tour leader will take you on a journey of unforgettable and immersive cultural experiences. 
Simply Japan trip


Far more than just a beach holiday, Turkey is an excellent destination for solo female travellers looking for historic and cultural experiences. Join your knowledgeable local tour leader to discover the fairy-tale stone turrets of Cappadocia and visit the crumbling columns of ancient Aphrodisias. A tour of Istanbul will lead you to the towering minarets of the Blue Mosque, and have your camera ready to capture the opulent tiled halls of Topkapi Palace.
Turkey in Depth tour

The Baltic States

Navigating through different countries can be intimidating when travelling as a single woman, but our Baltic States small group tour rolls three countries into one trip without any of the stress and worry. Join other friendly adventurers to explore Estonia’s timeworn windmills and medieval churches, Latvia’s colourful Hanseatic buildings on the banks of the Daugava River, and Lithuania’s giant dunes in the Curonian Spit National Park.
Historic Baltic Republics trip

Costa Rica

Go beyond the beaten track to immerse yourself in the nature of Costa Rica. Though it’s a small country, this destination boasts 5% of the world’s biodiversity, with vibrant jungles and stunning white-sand beaches. Whether you’re whitewater rafting with friends or spotting squirrel monkey, you’ll always feel at ease thanks to the family-run jungle lodges, and welcoming locals.
Costa Rica Wildlife Tour

Madeira, Portugal

Never feel alone as you follow ancient footpaths along mossy green levadas on the lush island of Madeira, and feel as though you’re on top of the world as you ascend into the mountains and trek clifftop passes. Join new friends for a feast of traditional Portuguese food in a local taverna and make a toast to great memories and unforgettable solo adventures.
Walking in Madeira trip


Share the joy of watching elephant herds roam the scorched plains of Chobe National Park on a small group safari tour in Botswana, Africa. Jump into a jeep with like-minded travellers to spot fish eagle, jacana, kingfisher and heron in the Moremi Game Reserve, and feel at ease travelling within a group when searching for semi-submerged crocodile in the thriving waterways of Okavango Delta.
Botswana Wildlife Safari


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