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ad­ven­turer for less on these top solo trips

Solo travel is on the rise. More and more of us are seek­ing out the world’s hid­den cor­ners on our own. It’s a trend that many tour op­er­a­tors are cot­ton­ing on to, and in­creas­ing num­bers of com­pa­nies are re­mov­ing ob­sta­cles – such as the much­hated sin­gle sup­ple­ment (s/s) – so lone ad­ven­tur­ers aren’t left worse off. Here are nine great trips for solo trav­ellers…

1. Ger­many

Ram­ble a his­tory-soaked river Trace a ro­man­tic river on Ram­blers

Walk­ing Hol­i­days’ Walk­ingthe Mosel­letrail. Pass half-tim­bered houses, an­cient forests, fairy­tale Burg Eltz cas­tle and the Ro­man­founded city of Trier. Toast the stroll (and the fact there’s no s/s) with plenty of lo­cal ries­ling. Prost! Who: Ram­blers Walk­ing Hol­i­days (01707 331133; ram­bler­shol­i­days.co.uk) When: 25 Jun & 9 Jul 2018 How long: 7 nights How much: From £1,075 (incl flights)

2. Ecuador

Gasp at the Galá­pa­gos

Join solo spe­cial­ists Just You on a Nat­u­ral­won­der­sofe­cuador&the

Galá­pa­gos trip. See gi­ant tor­toises on Santa Cruz, learn about their con­ser­va­tion on San Cristóbal, hike up Sierra Ne­gra vol­cano on Is­abela and spot a wealth of unique wildlife ev­ery­where. Sand­wich your is­land ex­pe­di­tion with stays in Quito. Who: Just You (01858 897585; justyou.co.uk) When: 18 Mar, 18 Nov & 16 Dec 2019 How long: 15 days How much: From £6,799 (incl flights) 3. USA Sad­dle up in the Wild West Grab your Stet­son and live like a cow­boy on So­los Hol­i­days’ USA Ran­chad­ven­ture. Trot through Ari­zona’s desert grass­lands and learn to pen cat­tle, then dis­mount to hike in the dra­matic Babo­quiv­ari Moun­tains and spy some of the 300 bird species in the Buenos Aires Na­tional Wildlife Refuge. Yee-haw! Who: So­los Hol­i­days (0844 815 0005; soloshol­i­days.co.uk) When: 5 Nov 2018 How long: 7 nights How much: From £2,835 (incl flights)

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