Traveling Solo? Consider a Guided Walking Tour!

Walking in Andalucia

Independent travel can lead to some truly astounding experiences. It may be a challenge at first to build up the courage to travel overseas by yourself, but once you do it, you’ll learn so much about the place you visit and about yourself, you’re sure to be hooked! Not only are you more likely to make new friends when you travel by yourself, you’re also more likely to open yourself up to totally new experiences.

Of course, traveling by yourself doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. A guided tour can actually be one of the best ways to balance the desire for independence with a great social experience and opportunity to make connections with like-minded travelers. Not only do you have the opportunity to make friends, but you’ll also learn a ton about the place you’re visiting, thanks to a locally-based tour guide who is knowledgeable and passionate about the place you’re visiting.

Our guided walking tours use local or employees who live in the area, and usually have room for 6 to 10 people. They’re incredibly popular, so early booking is definitely recommended.

Dining al frescoWe offer numerous guided walking tours in Europe, Latin America and North Africa. You can join a small group in exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, the Adriatic wonders of Croatia’s Dalmation Coast, the rich hospitality and color of Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast … there are dozens of choices offered throughout the year.

There are guided walking tour options for both one-boot and two-boot walkers. The one-boot trips will include a few easy ascents and descents, with the longest days’ walks running from four to six hours. One boot trips won’t include scrambling or dizzying heights, but a two-boot trip may include ascents up to 2,400 feet, with a bit of scrambling and longer days, up to 5 to 6 hours.

The best part of traveling with a guided tour is the fact that it’s up to you. You’re welcome to join in group activities and meals, and the other people who sign up for group trips tend to be very open to meeting new friends. However, our guides are all trained to tailor trips to the needs and desires of the group, so if you’d like more alone time, just tell your guide.

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