Have you ever seen an itinerary for a trip that you’d love to go on, but kept scrolling because it read group tour? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to put together a group of friends in order to take advantage of these amazing tours. In fact, they’re an ideal spot for adventurous solo travelers to make friends and socialize with new people while exploring the world!
Many solo travelers join group tours alone. This is a great way to facilitate personal growth even as you expand your horizons. You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet other people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds and bond as you both experience a new adventure together. Here are some of the best group tours for solo travellers to explore the world.
Rajasthan: Taj, Temples & Tigers
This group tour through Rajasthan and India is a creative way to see the rich historical and cultural markers in both countries. The maximum group size of 12 offers an opportunity for solo travelers to meet new people without getting lost in the shuffle. On this 16 day tour, you’ll experience rich food, culture and accommodations along with your travel group. Some highlights of the journey are visits to Humayun’s tomb, the Taj Mahal, tiger-spotting in Ranthambore National Park and a visit to the famed White City of Udaipur.
Learn more about this exotic group tour here.
Georgia: Land of Myths and Mountains
This Eastern European trek is one of the most popular options of group tours for solo travellers. It takes you through troglodyte caves, misty mountain towns, ancient churches and the celebrated historic town of Tbilisi. The variety of landscape in Georgia is an unexpected delight for most travelers. On the 9 day journey, you will cross through forests, mountains, valleys, deserts and wine country.
Learn more about this Georgia adventure tour here.
If you’re interested in meeting new travel companions and immersing yourself in a new adventure, the Madagascar Encompassed tour is perfect for you. This journey spans 21 days and takes an intensive look at the rich scenery, heritage and culture of Madagascar. You’ll travel the country by minibus, riverboat, 4WD and on foot to experience the fourth largest island in the world. From seeing the famed lemurs of Madagascar to meeting the shy hunter-gatherers of the Mikea tribe and even a riverboat cruise down the Tsiribihina River, this is an immersive experience you won’t want to miss.
The three-week journey is the perfect opportunity to branch out and expand your horizons while bonding with new friends along the way. Find out more about this Madagascar journey here.
Uzbek & Turkmen: Cities of the Silk Road
This 14-day journey between some of the most famed cities of the Old Silk Road is definitely one worth taking. Your group will travel through the famed ancient cities of Samarkand, Khara and Khiva among others, viewing incredible landmarks like Tamerlane’s Tomb and the Bibi Khanem Mosque. Also on the itinerary is camping by the Darvaza Gas Crater, a world wonder that is listed on the “100 Places to See Before You Die.”
Experience the lonely and mesmerizing journey that merchants once experienced along the ancient trade route that introduced the East and West and would influence religion, politics and culture for centuries to come. Find out more about this Silk Road tour here that's a perfect group tours for solo travellers.
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
This 13-day journey to Bhutan is like stepping back into time. The misty mountains and charming villages of Bhutan are tucked into a pocket of land between Sikkim, Assam, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. Because of its isolation, many locations in Bhutan have not changed in 500 years.
This journey will take you through monasteries and dzongs (fortresses that are now civil and religious centres of each districts) that crown hillsides and grace the shores of gushing rivers. The group tour will also take you through small villages with traditional housing and charming people, and often coincides with colorful local festivals. Learn more about this wonderful Bhutan group tour here.