Adventure trips for solo travellers
Thinking of travelling on your own? You're not alone! Solo travel is on the rise. We discuss the what and why of solo travel, the top trending destinations with solo travellers, the value of travelling with an experienced tour operator, and more!
Often friends and family are too tied up with children or work to join you on holiday. Other times mates have different bucket lists or are broke. Sometimes your nearest and dearest just aren’t as adventurous as you!
The what and why of solo travel
Time to take the leap?
Top destinations with solo travellers
Research shows that about a third of solo travellers are interested in adventure travel.
The value of travelling with an experienced tour operator
The benefits of solo travel
Why choose to go solo with Follow Alice?
Follow Alice adventure trips
1. Climb Kilimanjaro
One of the Seven Summits
A rugged experience
All tents on the Kilimanjaro climb sleep two, so solo travellers get a readymade teammate in their tent buddy.
I climbed Kilimanjaro last year with Follow Alice and it was an unforgettable experience!! All the planning was made at their side and I just enjoyed the beautiful climb – so simple and well delivered.
2. Tanzania safari
Highlights of a Tanzania safari
Go on safari in the UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park Spot lions, leopards, Cape buffaloes, African elephants, cheetahs, giraffes and much more! Camp overnight in some of Africa’s most beautiful national parks Watch the sunrise over the African savannah Experience the rich culture of local Tanzanian tribes Do it all in the company of a group of lively young people whom you get to know well over the course of the journey
Our exciting destinations
Lake Manyara National Park Serengeti National Park The Ngorongoro Crater
3. Gorilla trek in Uganda
An adventure-packed itinerary
Visit Nedere Cultural Centre in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city Go on a mountain bike safari in Lake Mburo National Park Hike to see chimpanzees in the wild Take a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi and zipline into it Row in traditional dugout canoes on the lake to visit some of its islands Go on a jeep and boat safari in Murchison Fall National Park Go on a jeep and boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see a gorilla troop
Trekking to see mountain gorillas
Dan exudes positivity, confidence, and really was the reason we fell for this colorful, emerging location. Dan made us feel safe, has a passion for animals, loves his country and has interesting insight on its current affairs.
4. Trek to Everest Base Camp
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek
Take an exciting flight from Kathmandu to the mountain town of Lukla Trek for two weeks through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park Stay in traditional Sherpa villages and experience the local culture and cuisine Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and other important cultural sites See wild and domesticated animals like musk deer and wild goats See Mt Everest, Khumbu Glacier and many other spectacular Himalayan peaks and glaciers Visit the world’s most iconic base camp Stay on the shore of the beautiful Gokyo Lake Challenge yourself physically and mentally as you trek at great altitude Make friends with fellow trekkers from around the world
How far is the trek to Everest Base Camp?
We hike the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes, an exciting alternative to the classic trek route that takes in more of the area.
Who should do the Everest Base Camp trek?
5. Trek the Annapurna Circuit
Annapurna Circuit people and culture
The Annapurna Circuit trek route
Solo travellers almost always leave a Follow Alice adventure trip with a new friend or two.
Who should hike the Annapurna Circuit?
6. Discover Bhutan
A stellar and exciting itinerary
Take a sightseeing hike around the Himalayan town of Punakha and visit its beautiful 17th-century fortress Punakha Dzong Go white-water rafting down the Mo Chu river Take a bike ride from Paro to Thimphu, passing through paddy fields, virgin forests and sleepy villages Hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, which clings to the side of a cliff Spend a day exploring the culturally rich Thimphu, Bhutan’s gorgeous capital city Visit Motithang Takin Reserve to see gnu goats, also called takins Learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts at the National Institute of Zorig Chusum Tour a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and farm before being treated to a delicious lunch
At Follow Alice we specialise in adventure trips for solo travellers and groups alike.
Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon
7. Hidden gems of Sri Lanka
An exciting and action-packed itinerary
Kite surf, whale and dolphin watch, cycle and visit the mangrove swamps in Kalpitiya Go on a tuk-tuk ride in the historic city of Kandy and climb Baiharawa Kanda Buddhist statue Take a guided climb to the top of the Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress Go on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park Climb to the top of the famous Adam’s Peak in the Central Highlands Go canyoning and white-water rafting or kayaking in the rainforest of western Sri Lanka Go surfing, diving, snorkelling and swimming at some of the country’s best southern beaches
At Follow Alice we’re all about adventure, exploration and meeting new people.
A great dose of history and culture
Take a guided tour of the well-preserved seaside Galle Fort built in the 1500s by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch Visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project to learn about these special animals Visit the iconic stilt fishermen who sit on simple stick stands while line fishing in the sea Take a scenic train journey to Hatton and explore the Uva Halwapthethe Tea Estate and its factory Take a guided tour of the fascinating Dumbulla Rock Cave Temple in central Sri Lanka
8. Alpine Oasis Ski Weekend
The ski weekend was a bit of everything, fun in the snow, apres-skis, private parties! You’re sure to make some cool new friends, the vibe is great. Can’t recommend it enough!
Stay in beautiful accommodation
As with almost all Follow Alice trips, accommodation is based on double occupancy. If you come on your own, we'll try to pair you with someone else, unless you request your own room.