The Most Popular Tours for Solo Travelers to Book Now

Just because you're traveling alone doesn't mean you have to be lonely. Book one of these top-rated adventures in 2020.

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January 07, 2020
By: Kassondra Cloos

Solo travel can be life-changing in the best of ways. When you go on a trip without anyone you already know, you can make new friends, learn a lot about yourself and find yourself more open to trying new things than you typically are when you're solidly within your comfort zone.

Planning solo travel, on the other hand, can sometimes be challenging. While it's nice to make decisions without having to consider what someone else wants, it can be more expensive to travel by yourself and the research falls squarely on you. Booking a spot on a pre-planned adventure through a well-known tour operator can take the logistics off your plate, but a lot of travel companies add hefty fees for single supplements because their prices are based on two people sharing a room.

So, we asked a few adventure travel companies for their top-selling tours among solo travelers. And they know what they're talking about; TourRadar sells more than 1 million trips from 2,500 operators worldwide. Intrepid Travel pairs solo travelers together so they never have to charge that annoying single supplement. About two-thirds of Exodus Travels's guests are solo travelers, and they also steer clear of upcharges thanks to pairing single travelers of the same sex.

If you're looking for a bucket-list-worthy adventure for 2020, chances are it's on this list.

$306 (Originally $328)

MacBackpackers offers extremely budget-friendly trips by setting guests up with ultra-affordable hostels. You pay separately for accommodations (up to $130 total for the trip) and are on your own for meals, but each hostel has sufficient facilities to cook well for yourself. Highlights of this trip include visiting Edinburgh, Loch Ness, the rock formations of the Isle of Skye and the gorgeous green hills of Glen Coe.

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$659 (Originally $849)

Visit Morocco's most famous cities and explore some of its most beautiful desert scenery on this 8-day trip operated by G Adventures. Open to solo travelers of all ages, you'll visit Marrakech, Fes and Casablanca and ride a camel in the Sahara Desert. You'll also visit some places that might look familiar: Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed in the rugged town of Ouarzazate.

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From $906 (Originally $1,334)

Explore New Zealand's north island on this 10-day tour for 18- to 35-year-olds. You can customize the trip to have as much adventure as you'd like with add-on activities like bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ziplining and more.

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From $958

This trip from Bali Bucketlist Tours is specifically for travelers between the ages of 21 to 39. On this trip, you'll climb mountains, try local delicacies, take a cooking class, have time for yoga sessions or a massage and spend plenty of time on the beach.

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From $1,050

This trip from Intrepid Travel takes you well off Cambodia's beaten tourist track to show you lesser-known gems in the eastern part of the country. You'll hike to waterfalls and through an elephant sanctuary, visit pristine lakes, have a home-cooked meal with a local family and visit the Preah Vihear temple, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site far less crowded than Angkor Wat.

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From $1,249

Take some time to truly disconnect from the world with this luxurious adventure trip from Exodus Travels. Over the course of five days, you'll get plenty of time on the beaches of Costa Verde, Portugal, plus some invigorating cycling and standup paddleboarding. On your last full day, you'll get to destress with a yoga class and spa treatment, both of which are included in the cost of the trip.

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From $1,349

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast might be the most impossibly scenic place that's not already on your bucket list. On this 8-day tour with Exodus Travels, you'll explore Dubrovnik, Trogir and Split, all on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. You'll also take a catamaran through turquoise waters to the island of Mljet National Park and go wine tasting in the vineyards of the Peninsula Peljesac.

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From $2,049

Combine history lessons with thrills on this 9-day tour of Egypt with Exodus Travels. You'll visit the Pyramids of Giza, kayak on the Nile River, sandboard in the desert, and take a sleeper train across the country from Cairo to Aswan.

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From $3,605

This trip is perfect for people who love culinary adventures and want to try local cuisine made in traditional ways. On this tour, you'll visit a Chilean winery, cook traditional Chilean meals with a local chef in their home, have an asado barbecue experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina and hike in Patagonia to work up your appetite.

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