Solo travel with Intrepid

What if you’ve got the urge for adventure, but no-one to do it with?

Over 50% of travellers on Intrepid trips are travelling solo, which is why travelling as part of their small group tours has its perks.

They have got expert local leaders on tap to show you around, ready-made friends who are itching to explore (just like you), and optional single supplements if you want a room all to yourself.

All you have to do is turn up with a smile and a passport.

The perks of solo travel on a group tour

A local leader

When you’re all by yourself, it’s easy to fall into the typical tourist traps. You wander within a few blocks of your hotel, see a few of the big sights and that’s about it. But solo travel on a group tour isn’t like that. Each of our trips has an expert local leader who knows every backstreet bar, cool tapas joint and hidden gallery. They’ll give you tips for your free time exploring and introduce you to locals.

Ready-made friends

Go solo, but not alone. That’s Intrepid’s motto. The average Intrepid Travel trip has about ten people on it – people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world. It’s like a hostel dorm room that travels with you (minus the smell and the weird naked guy). You’ve got ready-made friends for a karaoke session, a white-water rafting adventure or just a chat over the breakfast table. For a solo traveller, it’s a nice perk to have.

Logistics and convenience

Intrepid has spent the better part of 30 years honing our itineraries, getting rid of the dodgy hotels and keeping the good ones, picking the best restaurants to visit, and organising public transport and all the other logistics of travel so you don’t have to worry. Travelling alone can often be a) confusing and b) complicated. But with Intrepid, all you need is a good attitude – we’ll take care of the rest.


Intrepid leaders know the areas of town to avoid after dark. They know how to haggle at markets, avoid pickpockets and scammers and generally have a good time without anything going wrong. And don’t forget, when you travel solo on a group tour, you’re in a group! You’ll have a bunch of new friends to watch your back (and your stuff). It’s all the flexibility and freedom of independent travel, but without the risks.


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