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9 of the best solo traveller tour companies

These solo traveller tour companies welcome independent travellers and offer a safe and fun way explore alone.

Being immersed in a totally new culture can be a bit daunting when you're alone, but travelling solo can also be one of the most rewarding experiences.

You can get the best of both worlds by joining a solo traveller-friendly tour group. You’ll have the freedom to spread your wings and also enjoy the company of like-minded travellers to share the experience with. Meet new friends, have 24-hour access to tips and advice from travel pros, and forget the worry about where to stay and how to book. The tour companies listed below all offer fantastic all-in-one tour options for solo travellers.


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Contiki

A classic choice for young solo travellers, Contiki has been at the forefront of exciting adventures for young people since the 70s. It’s consistently rated among the most popular youth tour companies and is perfect for young solos travellers, with its focus on socialising and group activities.

  • Age group: 18–35 year olds
  • Available tour styles: Camping, sailing, fast-paced see-everything tours, in-depth, party, festivals
  • Where do they go? To more than 50 countries across North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is one of the best global offerings for intimate, small group tours. What sets it apart from other companies geared for solo travellers? Fewer parties, more cultural experiences, less rush and more one-on-one memories to take home with you. Intrepid Travel looks after its solo travellers and includes the option to pay a small supplement for a single room, or to save money by sharing with someone of the same gender.

  • Age group: Minimum age is 18 for solo travellers with no upper age limit
  • Tour styles: Sailing, family-friendly tours, foodie adventures, polar expeditions, wildlife spotting, overland adventures, festivals, cycling tours, short breaks, walking and trekking, cultural holidays, urban adventures, astronomy
  • Where do they go? Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Australia and Oceania, Arctic and Antarctic, South America.

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G Adventures

Perfect for solo travelers who love to explore, G Adventures is a leading adventure tour company. It focuses on small group tours and aims to go beyond to typical tourist sites. Instead, groups will have rich cultural experiences and once in a lifetime wilderness adventures. G Adventures welcomes solo travelers and does not charge a single supplement.

  • Age group: Minimum age of 18 years to travel solo. No upper age limit for tours except the Yolo tours (18–39 year olds).
  • Tour styles: Classic tours with mid-range accommodation and transport, National Geographic, active, Yolo, marine adventures, family, rail tours, local living, private groups
  • Where do they go? Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, North America, South America, Polar Regions

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Adventure Tours

Specialising in tours down under, Adventure Tours offers a range of urban adventures and outback experiences throughout Australia including remote areas like The Kimberley and The Nullarbor.

  • Age group: Minimum of 18 years for solo travellers with no upper age restrictions.
  • Tour styles: Indigenous culture tours, overland 4WD adventures, short Outback breaks, wildlife tours.
  • Where do they go? Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland

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Geckos Adventures

Geckos Adventures specialises in adventure travel for young people. Think off-the beaten track tours with people your own age, and true local leaders. While on tour, expect to find more nature and experience local cultures, rather than the joining a partying crowd. Solo travellers will be in good company: they make up the bulk of Gecko Adventures’ small group tours. No single supplements.

  • Age group: 18–39 year olds
  • Tour styles: Local experiences with homestays for the small group tours and private groups
  • Where do they go? Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, South America.

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Top Deck

Top Deck is also a travel company veteran, catering to travellers for 40 years. They have an impressive selection of tour types that are likely to appeal to young travellers. Hotel tours provide a touch more sophistication enroute, while adventure addicts and adrenaline junkies can go for the ski, sailing or explorer tours.

  • Age group: 18–39 year olds
  • Tour styles: Hotels, camping, in-depth destination tours, festivals and events, ANZAC, sailing, winter Europe, gap year, ski
  • Where do they go? North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand

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Busabout

Flexibility and the freedom to travel when you want, and stay longer when you want, is the feature that sets Busabout apart. Accommodation is not part of the package on the bus loops, but guides will make suggestions and help you book a stay. It's ideal for independent travellers who like their “me time” and want the company of fellow travellers without the micro-management of a planned package tour.

  • Age group: Minimum of 18 years to travel solo with no upper age limit
  • Tour styles: Hop-on hop-off bus routes, sailing and island hopping, short adventures, festivals, winter trips
  • Where do they go? Western Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe, Morocco

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On The Go Tours

On the Go Tours offers a combination of unique, adventure packed experiences during the day, with comfortable, central accommodation during the night. Solo travellers don’t need to pay a single supplement if they’re happy to share accommodation with someone of the same gender.

  • Age group: No upper age limit
  • Tour styles: Guided group tours, tailor-made holidays, family and teen tours, day tours, short stays and stopovers, private group tours, Christmas and New Year's tours, sailing and cruising, active adventures, festivals and events, wild safari tours
  • Where do they go? Europe, Africa, Central America, South America, The Far East, The Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Middle East

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Dragoman

With classic overland style tours that hark back to the golden age of travel, Dragoman is a unique travel company. It’s ideal for those looking for the ease of a planned tour without feeling like it’s too touristy. Solo travellers are more than welcome, and will pay no extra supplements if they're happy to share accommodation.

  • Age group: Minimum age of 18 for solo travellers, no upper age limit
  • Tour styles: Overland, camping
  • Where do they go? Africa, North America, South America, Asia

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Which of these retailers offer the option to have your own room?

  • Contiki. Single rooms available with a single supplement.
  • Topdeck. Single rooms available with a single supplement.
  • G Adventures. Single rooms available with a single supplement.
  • Intrepid Travel. Single rooms are available with a single supplement.
  • On the Go Tours. Single rooms are available with a single supplement.
  • OntheGo. Single rooms available with a single supplement.
  • Dragoman. Single rooms available on select tours with a single supplement.
  • Geckos. No single supplements available. You’ll probably you’ll share with someone of the same gender, but you might luck out with your own room if there’s no one to share with.
  • Busabout. Hotels not included on main loops, transport part of a tour only.

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