The thought of travelling alone can be daunting, especially if you have never done it before, but Solo Travel is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular travel trends, and as such, there are some fabulous trips available for single female travellers who want to get out there and explore the world, without being tied to a travel buddy.
From high-adrenalin activity holidays to relaxing yoga breaks, the options are almost endless for solo female travellers today, and if you don’t feel like joining up with a group, most reputable travel companies will be able to coordinate a tailor-made itinerary that fits in with your travel dates and meets your personal needs and requirements.
If you are thinking about heading off solo in 2017, here are 5 Fabulous Trips that might just tickle your fancy…
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
A real bucket list adventure, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. 5 Day Inca Trail Treks are available from April to November each year, and if you want to meet likeminded solo female travellers, this is a great place to do it.
Escape Haven Yoga Retreat, NSW Australia
If you want to get away from it all and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in 2017, the Escape Haven Yoga Retreat in Byron Bay is the perfect place to do it. A fabulous hideaway where you can relax, unwind, dine on healthy cuisine and indulge in luxurious spa treatments, it is the perfect pampering holiday for single ladies.
Hiking in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina
One of the most beautiful places on earth, Patagonia is the perfect destination for a hiking holiday, and with some careful planning, you can enjoy a multi-destination holiday visiting both Chile and Argentina. There are some fabulous treks in Torres del Paine National Park, and it’s considered a very safe area for solo travellers.
Shopping & Sightseeing in Singapore
If you’re a city girl at heart, a shopping and sightseeing break in Singapore could be the perfect solo trip for you this year. It’s clean, it’s safe, and the shopping opportunities are almost endless, and when you’ve had enough of Orchard Road, you can always head to the Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling before sunning yourself on the beaches of Sentosa Island.
One of the best ways to explore a country is by self-driving, and why that may not be considered ‘safe’ for solo female travellers in some parts of the world, Namibia is an exception. As one of the safest countries in Africa, it is the perfect destination for a self-drive adventure, and with virtually no traffic to contend with once you are outside the major cities (except for the odd Ostrich), it is idea for ladies who love to get off the beaten track and explore at their own pace. Friendly locals mean you’ll never be lonely at mealtimes, and the scenery will, quite simply, take your breath away!
Solo female travellers are no longer frowned upon, but rather revered by those who wish they had the nerve to do the same, so pack your old kit bag and go waltzing Matilda, the big wide world is waiting for you!