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Adventures for Solo Travelers

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Solo, but never alone. Push your boundaries, explore somewhere new, and find yourself in good company on our adventures for solo travelers.

We welcome solo travelers on all our adventure vacations. With us, you’ll find fast friends; safety in numbers; unmatched exploration by bike, foot, kayak, and more; empathetic and knowledgeable local guides; and best-in-class lodging and dining — all while walking the exhilarating path of self-discovery.

We don't currently offer specific singles-only tours, but we highly encourage solo travelers to join our adult trips where you’ll find other solo travelers, couples, and families with older kids who all share a love of travel and adventure.

We offer a free room-sharing option to avoid the single supplement, but you can choose to pay a small amount extra for your own room each night if you wish. If your departure date is at least 90 days away at the time of booking, a forced single supplement will never be charged.

Adventures for Solo Travelers

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What Solo Active Adventurers Have to Say...

Don't take our word for it! Here's what some of our past guests have had to say about traveling solo in a small group...

"It can be a bit overwhelming to travel halfway around the world by one's self.
The Active Guides made me instantly comfortable and within a day our group gelled as we began to hike, bike and kayak through the most beautiful landscape I've ever seen. We learned a lot, we laughed a lot and became a family of happy travelers. If you're going to see the Southern Cross for the first time... New Zealand is a perfect place to do it. I made lifetime friends and memories that will carry me through until the next adventure. Active makes every effort to make your trip extraordinary."  Deb; USA

"By far the best two weeks I could have spent for my first trip to New Zealand! Our tour guides, Kaleb and Pepper, were fun, outgoing, knowledgeable, and were able to accommodate all travelers in our group. I had such a blast meeting other solo travelers like myself, as well as hiking, biking, kayaking, and exploring all of the beauty that is the South Island. Already planning my next Active Adventures trip."  Kevin; Canada

"I was looked after from the moment I was picked up at the airport to the moment I was dropped off at the end. Nothing was too much trouble for our guides and we all got on so well (guests and guides)."  Louise; USA

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The Benefits for Traveling Solo with Active Adventures

We offer the solo traveler, safe, guided, transformative journeys. You can be assured of the best travel experience on a small-group adventure. There are so many benefits - here are a few to consider….

You will:

- Rest easy knowing your unwavering safety is our top priority

- Not have to pay for a single supplement if room share unavailable

- Have knowledgeable, expert guides available 24/7 who will enrich your travel experience

- Feel a sense of freedom with all travel logistics taken care of for you

- Enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with like-minded adventurers

- Have opportunities to form lifelong connections and memories

- Benefit from a supportive environment to try new ventures

- Be empowered to step out of the ordinary and into an adventure of a lifetime

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Solo Travel FAQs

Do You Offer Singles-Only Tours?

We do not offer trips exclusively for singles, but you might be surprised to learn thousands of singles join our trips as solo travelers. We encourage solo travelers to join our adult trips where you’ll be joined by other solo travelers, couples, and families with older kids who all share your love of travel and adventure. We’ll simply pair you with another solo guest of the same gender for rooming. Alternatively, you’re welcome to pay the single supplement to have rooms to yourself.

Who else will be on the trip?

Our trips attract a wide range of people from different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more enjoyable. Our guests tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If you’re feeling nervous about traveling with strangers, rest assured you’ll be in good company.

How do Rooming Arrangements Work?

Unless otherwise stated, trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room). For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking.

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Save 10% When You Book Early

Dreaming of an epic adventure, but haven't quite taken the next step? Now is the time! Take advantage of our Earlybird Explorers offer, and enjoy 10% off* ANY of our trips. (*T&Cs apply, please see below.)

This limited-time offer ensures you are on the path to advance your adventure plans, and turn your travel dream into a reality. Until February 29, 2024, secure your booking with only a 50% deposit, and receive a 10% discount off the trip price.

If you'd like to learn more, or need any help finding your next adventure, get in touch with our dedicated customer service team. Be an Earlybird Explorer, catch your next adventure, and start counting down to the trip of a lifetime!

 

Terms & Conditions

Take 10% off the trip price when you book a trip and pay a 50% deposit by February 29, 2024. By opting for this payment plan, your 50% deposit is non-refundable, and your booking is non-cancellable, and non-changeable. The discount only applies to bookings which are scheduled to depart no sooner than 180 days from the date of payment (no sooner than 270 days for Africa). The cancellation and refund (by you) and change of trip or departure terms and conditions do not apply to bookings subject to this payment plan. If you change or cancel your trip, you will forfeit your 50% deposit, and no refunds will apply. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers and applies to the trip cost only. We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here. Use promocode EARLYBIRD10 at time of booking.

Why Travel With Us

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Experience adventure the way you want

You’ll be inspired and exhilarated, enjoying mind-blowing scenery on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike - all at your own pace.

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Crafting award-winning trips for decades - the Kiwi way

We're proud of our Kiwi roots and you’ll love our professional and warm style of hosting. We’re always here to help with planning... even hiking boot recommendations!

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Every detail covered, to maximise your time

We've got everything covered – top-notch meals, comfortable transport, superb accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

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Group travel for those who aren’t ‘group travelers’

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you'll get to know your fellow travelers and have the flexibility to go at your own pace.

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Explore hidden gems through our expert local guides

All our carefully selected guides are highly experienced and have deep personal connections to nature and culture. You’ll enjoy an authentic local experience.

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Over 10,000 5-star reviews - that’s pretty solid

We could hang around all day telling you how wonderful our trips are... but the best people to hear it from are our guests themselves.