Solo Travel 2.0

Solo Travel 2.0

Travelling by yourself doesn’t mean you have to go it alone—especially if you have an urge for adventure in destinations that seem daunting to explore on your own, but too beguiling to ignore.

“In my experience, solo travel is all about experiencing a destination on your own terms, and that’s especially true of adventure travel,” says Mel Stewart, Manager, Maritime Travel, Burnside, NS. “You can have intensely personal and transformative travel experiences hiking Kilimanjaro, bird-watching in Panama, or game-spotting on safari in Kenya and still be part of a small group tour. I have enjoyed many solo adventures in this way and have never let my fears stop me from embracing the challenges and opportunities for growth to the fullest.”

At Maritime Travel, we’ve partnered with some of our favorite suppliers to create a bucket list of options for solo escapes to destination-rich global adventures, cruise holidays, sunny all-inclusives and more. Click here to check out our Maritime Travel solo travel page. In the meantime, here are some of our top picks for pulse-pounding independent adventure.

Adventure Partner: Just You
Recommended Getaway: Walking in Tuscany—an 8-day active adventure for solo travellers

Charming towns, incredible architecture and rolling hillsides dotted with vineyards – as you walk through Tuscany's idyllic scenery you can discover it all. This 8-day walking adventure includes the services of a Just You tour manager as your host, all accommodations, most meals, guided walks of 9-10 kilometers in duration, and much more.

Just You is a singles vacation specialist for Canadian solo travellers. Just You vacations aren't just for single people, they're for anyone who wants to travel solo. If you feel it’s time to do something that’s just for you and you don’t want to travel with your partner or a friend, a Just you tour will be perfect.

Adventure Partner: Intrepid
Recommended Getaway: 10-Day Vietnam Express Southbound for Solo Travellers

Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this compact tour from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll travel by boat, train, plane, private bus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike, with a small group of up to 15 friends. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.

What if you’ve got the urge for adventure, but no one to do it with? Welcome to Intrepid Travel’s small-group vacations. Getaways include services of expert local leaders, ready-made friends to explore with and optional single supplements if you want a room all to yourself

Adventure Partner: G Adventures
Recommended Getaway: Argentina—9-day Mendoza & Bariloche Multi-sport Adventure

This physically demanding small-group (12-16 pax) adventure is sure to get your heart pounding as you hike, bike and raft through Argentina’s stunning landscapes. Start with a wine & cycle tour of gorgeous Mendoza before then heading for a full-day trek in its scenic mountains. Later in Bariloche, opt to go whitewater rafting for an exhilarating way to wrap up a thrilling week away from life.

G Adventures offers solo travelers the comfort of travelling with a group of like-minded people, many traveling solo. Enjoy no single supplement fee and plenty of freedom during trips, as well as a Chief Experience Officer traveling with the group who offers local insight.

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