Travel solo with Intrepid

You know what it’s like: you’re desperate to discover the wilds of Africa or camp along the Inca Trail, but rustling up a travel buddy is proving impossible. Your best mate would rather see the world through a TV screen, and 'Maybe when I get paid…' keeps rolling into weeks, months and years. 

It’s time to consider travelling solo. But don’t worry – going it alone on a group tour comes with a few great perks. Over half our passengers travel solo, so if you’re anxious about third wheeling, don’t be. And with a smooth blend of independence and group time, finding that just right balance is easy. 

Meet Lucy, she travelled solo on one of our safaris in Southern Africa.

Solo travel stories from the road

If you’re anxious about going it alone, you’re not the only one. Here’s what a few self-confessed ‘group tour sceptics’ and first time solo travellers had to say about their Intrepid adventures.

Emily Pinto

Blogger, Emily en route & founder of social enterprise Estrella de Mar

"Our group was a great mix of people from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds. It was easy to bond over our shared love of travel and excitement to explore Vietnam. At least half of our group consisted of other solo travelers. The atmosphere was very inclusive, there were no lines drawn in the sand according to traveling solo versus in a couple or with a friend."

Torre DeRoche

Blogger, Fearful Adventurer

"At the summit of Mount Kinabalu, my fear of heights was put to the test when I caught sight of a steep drop off. I hadn’t expected to come face to face with my greatest fears on a tame group tour. My teammates cheered me on. The guide took my hand and talked me through it."

Nomadic Matt

Blogger, Nomadic Matt

"Group travel has a lot of benefits, especially for first time travelers. It’s a good way to wade into the travel waters. Not everyone is comfortable just going out on their own so tours can be a good stepping stone for that. My first trip overseas was on a tour and it allowed me freedom in a structured environment."


It’s completely up to you. There’s no extra charge when you share accommodation with a member of the same sex, but if you'd like a little more privacy with a room all to yourself, there's a single supplement available on the majority of our trips. Just mention this to our customer service team when booking your trip and they'll arrange it for you.  

Trips have a structured itinerary, but within that structure there’s time set aside for independent exploration (if you so choose). You can ask your guide for a few tips then head out alone or flow with the group and see where the day takes you. 

No way! If you’re happy to bunk with a traveller of the same sex on our group trips, there’s nothing extra to pay.

About 60% of our travellers are female, and ages can range from 18 to 65. It’s hard to know exactly who you’ll meet, but that’s all part of the fun. Intrepid travellers are connected more by attitude than age. They’re a friendly, open-minded and curious bunch, usually looking for an alternative to solo adventure or a big bus tour. 

That all depends on what you do and where you go. On average, group travel is a much more cost effective way to go, and we can guarantee a lot more inclusions and extras than you’d usually get for your money.

While there is a set itinerary for the group, take the time to chat to your leader. They can always recommend some places to explore during free time or things to try after the trip has finished. 


Our most popular trips for solo travellers

USD $1,555
CAD $1,605
AUD $1,570
EUR €960
GBP £895
NZD $1,750
ZAR R15,720
CHF FR1,160
See the best of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the sands of the Sahara Desert and...
USD $1,560
CAD $1,600
AUD $1,580
EUR €1,055
GBP £910
NZD $1,755
ZAR R15,815
CHF FR1,280
Travel to India and visit the romantic Rajasthan region. Tour from Delhi to Pushkar and travel to the Taj Mahal of...
USD $1,540
CAD $1,795
AUD $1,890
EUR €1,335
GBP £980
NZD $2,075
ZAR R17,770
CHF FR1,365
Be immersed in the allure of Turkey on this unique adventure. Tour from Istanbul to Ephesus, Pamukkale to the coast,...
USD $1,410
CAD $1,455
AUD $1,430
EUR €875
GBP £825
NZD $1,590
ZAR R14,290
CHF FR1,060
Adventure through Central America's vivacious Mexico on an enthralling journey from the beats of buzzing Mexico City...
USD $2,950
CAD $3,060
AUD $2,985
EUR €1,780
GBP £1,665
NZD $3,340
ZAR R30,050
CHF FR2,155
Experience Brazilian beaches, Uruguayan home cooking and vibrant Argentinean culture on this unplugged Buenos Aires...
USD $2,275
CAD $2,350
AUD $2,305
EUR €1,485
GBP £1,330
NZD $2,560
ZAR R23,075
CHF FR1,790
Travel the breadth of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing tranquil Halong Bay, iconic Hue and...
USD $2,795
CAD $3,160
AUD $3,100
EUR €1,855
GBP £1,710
NZD $3,445
ZAR R31,020
CHF FR2,245
Get off the tourist trail on this extraordinary adventure through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Visit historic Potosi...
USD $2,985
CAD $3,080
AUD $3,020
EUR €1,960
GBP £1,745
NZD $3,365
ZAR R30,235
CHF FR2,375
Take a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Travel north from Cape Town into Namibia, cross over to...
USD $1,470
CAD $1,635
AUD $1,710
EUR €1,196
GBP £888
NZD $1,867
ZAR R16,098
CHF FR1,245
Hop aboard an adventure tour through the wilds of Borneo's Sarawak region. Crawl through the Mulu caves, hike in Bako...
USD $1,705
CAD $1,760
AUD $1,730
EUR €1,050
GBP £1,000
NZD $1,920
ZAR R17,290
CHF FR1,345
Travel to India and Nepal on a tour from Delhi to Kathmandu. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, the sacred River Ganges,...
Travel to Ecuador and the wildlife-rich shores of the Galapagos Islands. Then visit Peru and embark on an Inca Trail...
USD $1,430
CAD $1,470
AUD $1,340
EUR €885
GBP £835
NZD $1,605
ZAR R14,465
CHF FR1,075
Discover the beautiful landscapes of southern India on a fascinating journey from the beaches of Varkala to idyllic...


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