Gone are the days when people thought it was odd if you travelled abroad alone. Of course, you might still get some funny looks from friends and family when you tell them you're off on a solo globe trot, but if there are parts of the world you want to see that nobody else does, why shouldn't you enjoy a break by yourself? We've come up with some of the top destinations for solo travellers, whether you prefer to travel alone or as part of an organised group.
China is a fascinating continent and an unforgettable blend of old and new. Ancient meets modern around every corner, and China tours, where you travel as part of a group, can help you to see more and do more, whilst enjoying the company of other solo travellers. From cruising down the Yangtze River at sunset, to enjoying a hike through China, Tibet and Nepal, or simply spending some time exploring all that cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Xian and Hong Kong has to offer, China has something for everyone. Did we mention that the cuisine is simply amazing? Chinese food, the authentic kind, is a far cry from what you'll find at your local takeaway, and street food is around every corner, cooked fresh and enjoyed in the great outdoors – the Chinese are always on the go!
Singapore and Malaysia
Singapore is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Where else could you find Malay, Chinese and Indian influences as well as towering skyscrapers, delicious food and tropical weather? Visit traditional villages set in the jungles of Malaysia, explore Jurong Bird Park, take a Singapore night safari or head for Kinabalu National Park – there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops too. Singapore and Malaysia are great destinations if you're looking to stay active on your solo adventure.
Wherever you head on your solo trip, remember than an organised tour is a great way to meet new people, and for those who are travelling alone for the first time, it can be less daunting than visiting attractions and dining out alone in a foreign country. Tour groups usually contain a good mix of ages, but check with your travel company before booking to see if there will be people in your age group on the tour of your choice – you're sure to meet people of all ages!
Our priority is customer satisfaction, and to achieve this we aim to give you a personalised service. You can be assured that when booking with us there will be no hidden costs. We do not cut-corners to save money, and all hotels and restaurants are of a high standard and quality. To us you are an individual, not just a number. Our staff have either lived or travelled in China and Indochina, creating and personally running tours, for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of people travelling to Asia is second to none.