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Solo Travel Guide

by Angelique Platas

Jul 18, 2018

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Solo travel is a growing trend. From young adults traveling between school semesters or well-traveled adults taking a solo sabbatical, approximately 24 percent of Americans went on at least one solo vacation last year, and, according to a MMGY Global report, 46 percent of those travelers were women.

Clearly, solo travel is a draw for vacationers and individuals looking for a unique experience, so make it easier for the adventurers in your life and help them get on solo.

Whether your outgoing travelers are seeking a unique experience outside of their comfort zone or some independence through travel, use this list of helpful tours and retreats to help guide the way.

Overseas Adventure Travel brings small groups of 8–16 travelers through wild African Safaris, ancient Italy and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. With a focus on solo travelers, prices include international airfare, 16–17 days of exploring and range $3,595–5,395. Travelers embark on a new journey with like-minded individuals and follow local experts along flexible tours — wild and free, but with the safety of knowing they’re with a group.

For outdoor adventurers, G Adventures offers tours for solo travelers. Guests explore Switzerland on foot with 10-day trekking journeys or tour Belize like a Mayan local on a 22-day tour. Hop on off-roading vehicles through Africa’s wild terrain with the freedom of solo travel and added safety net of a tour operator.

Traveler Backpacking Through India

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Authentic journeys include single-traveler prices (no double occupancy penalties), female-only options, flexible tours and helpful guidance.

For more options specifically designed for women, ITC Hotels offers solo female travel packages. As India is already a top destination for travelers spanning a myriad of wanderlust ambitions, ITC is ideal for solo travelers.

With high-end stays and tour collections boasting wellness, private excursions, authentic cultural experiences and local shopping, ladies feel safe with EVA suites.

The ITC Grand Bharat offers rooms spanning the entire floor of the retreat, 24-hour security and a staff of all-women room attendants. Upgrade with amenities, including high-end personal care items, bath soaps, brushes and perfumes to luxury lotions and makeup. Guests take advantage of the personal valets, available on call for everything from wrapping saris to travel assistance.

For something more health- and wellness-focused, introduce the female solo travelers in your life to ITC Grand Bharat’s Ayurvedic Retreats. Ladies looking for mindful travel experiences choose from health-focused sessions at the all-suite hotel’s various wellness retreats.

With a range of spa options and packages including Ladies Spa day, a one-day retreat and 14-day packages including sessions with an Ayurvedic doctor guiding guests through holistic treatments, meditation sessions and health practices, guests can have their Eat, Pray, Love moment and you’ll have peace of mind.


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