If you travel in a group, are you really a solo traveler? Some people love the solitude of traveling on their own while others enjoy the company of like-minded people – and someone else to plan and manage the logistics of the trip. Read on to see seven amazing travel experiences.
MT Sobek – Utah, Colorado River and Cataract Canyon
This 7-day river adventure offers hiking, paddle boarding and a classic river rafting adventure. The fun stuff starts with rafting on the Colorado in Cataract Canyon, sleeping in your private tent, hiking, meals and camaraderie with fellow travelers, and ends with a scenic flight back over Cataract Canyon.
$2495 no supplement
Intrepid Travel – San Francisco to Vegas
This 9-day trip begins with a tour of San Francisco, followed by gorgeous Lake Tahoe. The trip continues on to the spectacular beauty of Yosemite National Park, then on through the Sierras to Lone Pine, where many Westerns were filmed. The trip continues through Death Valley and ends in Las Vegas.
$3325 shared, +$1260 single supplement
Backroads – Hawaii Big Island Tour
This 6-day tour is for the active traveler and begins withhiking to Green Sand Beach, traveling through coffee farms and a bike tour of Crater Rim Drive. Days 3-6 include biking the Red Road, kayaking past rocky cliffs, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard, and learning about petroglyphs on a coastal walk.
$3,899 shared, +$900 single supplement
Austin Adventures – Washington: San Juan Islands
This 6-day journey begins with a ferry ride from Seattle to Friday Harbor, where you’ll saddle up for a bike ride to American Camp. Continue your exploration with sea kayaking, hiking Orcas Island, a whale watching expedition, and concludes with a ferry back to Anacortes and shuttle to Seattle.
$4,378 no supplement
Butterfield & Robinson – Camino de Santiago
This 6-day walking adventure begins in the lush wine region of El Bierzo and climbs over rolling mountains to Cruz de Ferro. The walk continues to Galicia via O’Cebreiro and on to the heart of the Ribera wine region. Days 4-5 take you to the resting spot of St. James the Apostle and on to Galicia’s rugged coastline.
$4,495 shared, +$1000 single supplement
Abercrombie & Kent – Treasures of Croatia
This 8-day journey begins in Split with the Diocletian Palace and sea front promenade. The trip continues to the island of Hvar, a visit to Ston for world renowned oysters, and ends in Dubrovnik’s walled city. Listen to a survivor of the Balkan War share memories of the conflict and enjoy a stroll through the city.
$5,696 shared, +1,695 single supplement
Lindblad Expeditions – Exploring Peru
This 8-day land expedition begins in Lima and continues with a short flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, where you’ll explore archaeological sites, see Peruvian Paso horses, and learn about Inca weaving traditions. Next is a ride on the Hiram Bingham luxury train to Machu Picchu, a hike on the Inca Trail and on to tour Cusco. The trip ends in vibrant coastal Lima.
$6200 shared, +1,450 single supplement
Helen Jordan is the owner of Jordan Luxury Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel, a member of Virtuoso. She can be reached at email@example.com.