Our top picks for a long-haul solo adventure
24 July 2019
Making the decision to go solo on your travels may be daunting at first, but when done right it can be a truly rewarding experience that will test your limits, take you out of your comfort zone and perhaps ultimately even change your life.
If you’re ready to go it alone, take a look at our top destinations to discover and the best ways to spend your time there.
- See the world’s largest population of humpback whales on a fascinating whale-watching tour, along with plenty of different whale species and other marine wildlife and seabirds.
- Take one of the walking trails up to historic Cabot Tower on Signal Hill for the most rewarding views of St Johns and the Atlantic Ocean.
- Head to vibrant George Street for the pubs, restaurants and bars. Sip on cocktails on the patio of the Martini Bar or dance until dawn in one of the Irish pubs.
- Watch the sun set over Jodhpur from the majestic walls of Mehrangarh Fort.
- If you’re visiting between October and November, don’t miss Diwali. The ‘Festival of Light’ sees towns and cities illuminated by fairy lights and oil lamps, and fireworks, feasts and festivities are all part of the celebration.
- See the sights on a guided cycle tour of Jaipur and visit local markets and landmarks of this ‘Pink City’. Sample delicious street food including Kathi rolls and chicken tikka skewers along the way.
“In Jaipur, I was greeted at the hotel with a garland of fragrant, fresh roses. The Indian people know how to make you feel welcome. I visited the wonderful Amber Fort, carried up by an elephant, and managed to purchase a wonderful embroidered bed cover on the way – there is always time for shopping! I was introduced to a baby elephant and a snake charmer.”
Rosanna, Travel Counsellor
- See ‘El Canonazo de las Nueve’, a ceremony in the fortress of Cabana at 9 pm every evening with soldiers in traditional 18th-century dress firing cannons to warn that the city gates are closing. There are exhibitions and museums inside the fortress too.
- Tour the city in a ‘taxi particular’ – one of the colourful vintage cars that line Havana’s streets. It’s a great way to see the sights.
- Head to one of the many lively salsa discos for live music and dancing.
- Head to Gran Cenote, one of the top diving spots in the area. This area is a maze of connecting sinkholes that meander through the verdant greenery and under wooden walkways. The water is crystal clear and perfect for taking a dip.
- No trip to Mexico is complete without a trip to the Mayan ruins, to learn about the history of this fascinating civilisation and see their incredible structures up close.
- Find zen at one of the seafront yoga studios. Practice your flow in the sea air while listening to the waves lap against the shore.
Ready to discover the world solo? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to discuss an itinerary personalised for you.