Ever get the urge to travel, but no one to go with? That intense desire to sip coffee in Colombia or ride a camel across the desert (a la Lawrence of Arabia) or explore bustling Old Delhi from the back of a rickshaw?
Sounds like it’s time to ditch your friends and give solo travel a try. Travelling alone on a small group tour with Intrepid has major perks: we’ve got expert local leaders to show you around, ready-made friends who are itching to explore (just like you), and no hidden fees because you’re travelling solo. With logistics, accommodation and transport already taken care of, all you have to do is turn up with a smile and a passport!
Our most popular trips for solo travel
All our trips are perfectly suited to those of you going it alone, but here are a few of the best-sellers.
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A taste of small group travel
The perks of solo travel on a group tour
Solo travel FAQs
It’s completely up to you. There’s no extra charge when you share a room with someone of the same sex. But if you'd like a little more privacy, a single supplement is available on the majority of our trips (it’s just a small extra charge). Just mention this to our customer service team when booking your trip and they'll arrange it for you.
Whether you’re travelling solo or with a partner, our trips have a set itinerary. But within that there’s time set aside for your own exploration (if you want to – no pressure). The amount of free time depends on the travel style - you can ask your guide for a few tips then head out alone, or hang out with the group and see where the day takes you.
Not if you don’t want to. If you’re happy to bunk with a traveller of the same gender, there’s nothing extra to pay on the vast majority of our trips. If you want your own room, just mention it to our customer service team when booking and they can organise a single supplement for a small charge.
Intrepid travellers are connected more by attitude than age. They’re a friendly, open-minded and curious bunch, and a lot of them elect to travel alone (so no third-wheeling, we promise). Our trips attract a mix of genders and ages generally range from 25 to 65. It’s hard to know exactly who you’ll meet, but you can be assured you'll be a part of the fun.
On average, solo travel on a group tour is way more cost-effective than heading out on your own as you're splitting the cost (we can also guarantee a lot more inclusions and extras than you’d usually get for your money).
We have a range of trip styles – Basix, Original and Comfort – that offer different levels of flexibility and free time. While there’s always a set itinerary for the group, our Basix trips tend to have less included activities and more time to do your own thing, Original trips have a 50/50 balance, and our Comfort trips have more included activities. Lots of our travellers choose to travel on their own, so it’s common for people to want different things from their experience. Be sure to chat to your leader; they can recommend places to explore during free time or things to try after the trip has finished.
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.