Travel Solo in Good Company with Explore

Explore scraps single supplements on 60 trips booked between 1 June – 2 July. Save up to £975 with a free single room on selected trips to more than 30 countries. Over 50% of people on Explore trips are now travelling solo

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Adventure travel specialist Explore has revealed that 70% of over 50s admit to regularly make excuses for not travelling and taking a trip of a lifetime.

To encourage more people to take the plunge and travel solo, Explore is offeringa solo traveller offer with no single supplement on selected small group trips booked between 1 June – 2 July 2018. Choose from over 60 trips in over 30 destinations, from Walking in Lanzarote to perfecting your photography skills in Bolivia with a resident photography expert.

One of the biggest worries of travelling solo is meeting new people, and recent feedback showed that 75% of Explore customers identified this as their greatest concern. However, post-trip feedback shows that travelling as part of a group made people feel safe and secure and enabled them to have a more enjoyable experience.

Travellers also admitted that being part of a like-minded group with common interests and a local guide gave them a more authentic experience than they would have had travelling completely alone. With a local guide you get to visit places that would be very difficult or impossible to get to otherwise and you get local, insider knowledge without a language barrier.

Solo travel is on the rise and Explore has seen a steady growth in solo travel over the last three years – today more than half of its customers are travelling on their own. European walking and trekking trips are amongst the most popular, with Spain being the top-selling destination for solo travellers.

Walking in Lanzarote – save up to £240

Explore the diverse landscapes of Lanzarote on Explore’s 8-day walking trip. Discover some of the best walking routes around the island and traverse its rugged coastline, black sand beaches and dramatic volcanic landscapes.

This easy to moderately graded trip starts from £989 per person on a twin share basis. This cost includes return flights, seven nights’ bed and breakfast and an Explore tour leader.

Asia is also incredibly popular with solo travellers, allowing people to experience long-haul, adventurous destinations with the safety of travelling in a group with a tour leader.

Buddha’s Island – save up to £475

Discover Sri Lanka at a relaxed pace and gain in-depth local knowledge from a tour leader on Explore’s 15-day Buddha’s Island trip. Search for wildlife in national parks, uncover ancient cities and explore the tropical coastline.

Explore’s Buddha’s Island trip starts from £1,999 per person on a twin share basis. This cost includes return flights, 14 nights’ bed and breakfast, an Explore tour leader and local guide.

Solo travel is a great way to try new activities and learn and develop a skill. Explore’s expert-led photography trips are particularly popular including the Chernobyl Photography Short Break and the Bolivia Photography Adventure.

Bolivia Photography Adventure – save up to £785

Embark upon an adventure into one of the most beautiful countries in South America – Bolivia. Discover the ethereal Uyuni salt flats, follow a working shoe shiner through a tour of the neighbourhoods and markets and stay in an eco-lodge on the Island of the Sun.

Explore’s 15-day Bolivia Photography Adventure starts from £4,950 per person on a twin share basis. This price includes return flights, 14 nights’ hotel, most meals, an Explore tour leader and Photography expert.

John Telfer, Managing Director at Explore comments: “Over half of Explores customers are solo travellers who choose our trips because they enjoy experiencing destinations as part of a small group. Our local tour leaders give invaluable knowledge and insights as well as showing hidden gems which make every trip memorable. With our no single supplement offer, now is the perfect time to stop making excuses and book that once in a lifetime trip.”

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723

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www.explore.co.uk/travelsolo for more details

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