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Food, photography and food writing in Cam­bo­dia

Mas­ter­minded by Aus­tralian-born, Cam­bo­dia-based cou­ple Lara Dun­ston and Ter­ence Carter, Gran­tourismo cov­ers street food, hands-on cook­ery ses­sions and mar­ket tours, stay­ing in bou­tique ho­tels. There are no sin­gle sup­ple­ments and they have wel­comed solo trav­ellers from 25 to 69 years old, mostly women. Dun­ston is a food and travel writer and Carter a pho­tog­ra­pher, so they are more than well equipped to lead this nine-day Cam­bo­dia Travel, Food Writing and Photography Re­treat which vis­its Siem Reap and Bat­tam­bang.

Oc­to­ber 1 and there are fur­ther de­par­tures in Novem­ber 2016 and May 2017, from $1,955 (£1,466.38) full­board, in­clud­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and cook­ery classes. Ex­cludes flights. Gran­tourismo (info@gran­touris­mo­trav­els.com; gran­touris­mo­trav­els.com).

Cy­cle through Yu­catan

Ex­plore doesn’t charge sin­gle sup­ple­ments for those who are happy to share a room with another solo trav­eller of the same sex. A nine-day cy­cling trip pot­ter­ing around stun­ning Yu­catan (mostly on the flat) in­cludes vis­its to sev­eral his­toric sites as well as a te­quila tast­ing, a pre-Columbian cook­ing

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