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Encounter Travel is just for solo travellers.  Just because you're single or you don't have a travel buddy, you don't have to travel alone.

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Our group tours, cruises and resort packages for solo travellers are all about sharing the travel journey along the way. We are an Australian travel agency dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers to destinations around Australia and across the globe. We are 100% committed to creating amazing experiences for solo travellers.

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Red Centre 4WD Safari 2016 Solo Travellers 28 to 42 Years

Sunday 12 - Friday 17 June 2015

From Alice Springs to Uluru, take part in small group authentic safari of the Red Centre


Red Centre Discovery June 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

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Sunday 12 - Saturday 18 June 2016

A small group tour our red centre from Alice Springs to Uluru including superior accommodation


Encounter Sri Lanka July 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Saturday 16 - Friday 29 July 2016 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations and warm hospitality.


Classic Larapinta Trek July 2016 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Thursday 21 – Thursday 28 July 2016

Trek one of the seven Great Walks of Australia, with stylish semi-permanent campsites during your fully guided walk on Australia’s most iconic desert trek.


Kakadu Walking Adventure 2016 Solo Travellers 40 to 64 years

Saturday 6 - Saturday 13 August 2016

A unique small group discovery, fully supported with expert guiding


Highlights of Scandinavia and Norwegian Fjords Cruise 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 7 - Tuesday 30 August 2016

A small group tour of Scandinavia and a relaxing 8 night cruise of Norway onboard Serenade of the Seas


African Safari + Cape Town August 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Monday 8 - Friday 26 August 2016

A superb discovery of Cape Town with culinary highlights, then a multi-country fully guided & accommodated wildlife safari.


Moscow to Prague August 2016 Travellers 45 years & over

Friday 12 August - Saturday 3 September 2016 ex Australia


New Zealand Snow Adventure August 2016 Solo Travellers 28 to 45 years

Saturday 13 - Sunday 21 August 2016

The ultimate snow trip across 4 mountains and staying in Queenstown & Wanaka, New Zealand


Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 14 August - Saturday 3 September 2016

Enjoy a small group deluxe tour of Canada before joining an Alaskan cruise.


Kangaroo Island with Barossa Valley August 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 21 - Saturday 27 August 2016

A unique small group discovery, fully supported with a coach captain


A Taste of Western Australia 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Saturday 3 - Sunday 11 September 2016

A small group experience from Perth, uncovering the highlights including a two night Margaret River stay.


Wonders of South America 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 11 - Friday 30 September 2016

Discover Peru's highlights including Machu Picchu and continue your journey with the contrasts of Argentina and Brazil, with a finale in Rio de Janiero.


Nepal Annapurna Trek September 2016 Solo Travellers 35 to 54 years

25 September - 9 October 2016 ex Australia

A trek just for solo travellers, through the stunning Annapurna Range and stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara


Best of Vietnam October 2016 Solo Travellers 45 to 65 years

Saturday 8 - Sunday 23 October 2016

From the south to the north, visit all the major highlights of Vietnam


Thailand Highlights October 2016 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years

Saturday 22 October - Saturday 5 November 2016 ex Australia

Small group touring discovering the highlights including airfares from Australia and a 3 night resort stay


New Zealand Highlights October 2016 Solo Travellers 55 years & over

Tuesday 25 October - Wednesday 9 November 2016

From Christchurch to Auckland, discover the highlights of the South and North Island of New Zealand


Discover North India with Pushkar Camel Fair 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 19 November 2016 ex Australia

From Delhi discover the highlights of Rajasthan and Varanasi in a small group tour and the festivities of the annual Pushkar Camel Fair


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Read More A Small Group Experience. Explore China

This tour shows you the best of Eastern China including a Yangtze River Cruise.  You will enjoy the benefits of small group touring with not more than 20 travellers.  For ages 45 years & over.  

Read More Moscow to Prague for Solo Travellers

Next departure, May 2016. A fabulous itinerary with a leisurely pace with almost every destination having 2 or 3 nights of stay. It's all the top highlights of Eastern Europe.

Read More Mayan Magic, Mexico & Guatemala

Jam-packed with colour and culture. Discover the unique ancient history of the Maya people, exploring the Yucatan, Mexico and the heart of Guatemala. With no more than 12 people in the group, it's a good idea to book early. Next trip departs February 2016.

Read More Best of Vietnam and Optional Cambodia Highlights

Best of Vietnam is a long standing favourite and now you can add on a visit to Cambodia with our Best of Vietnam tours. Bookings now open for 2016.

Read More Great Ocean Road for ANZAC Day Holiday

A beautiful time of year to be walking the Great Ocean Road. 


Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.


Nepal Walking Adventure

December 2015

'Just Do It! You will love it and it's "Nothing Like Anything" meeting like minded solo travellers, making new friends and experiencing new cultures and places'

Kathy, 36 Years
New Zealand Adventure. Ages 30 to 49 years

December 2015

'It's possibly the best holiday I've ever had; everything was taken care of! Our guide Jason, was energetic, kind and caring. The Encounter crew were friendly and accommodating and New Zealand was beautiful.'

New Zealand Adventure. Ages 30 to 49 yrs

December 2015

'New Zealand tour was awesome.Great food, accomodation, people and amazing scenery and adventure. Highly recommended.'

Nathan, 42 yrs
Melbourne, Victoria
New Zealand Adventure. Ages 30 to 49 years

December 2015

'Loved the tour of NZ. Loved the scenery, especially Franz Josef Glacier! Loved the adventure activities, especially kayaking, jet boating & white water rafting! Loved the small group of a similar age - helpful, supportive & always someone to hang out with! Jase, our guide was amazing & went above & beyond expectations! Can't wait for the next one!' Sarah, 42, Melbourne

Sarah, 42 years
Melbourne, Victoria
Kangaroo Island Walk

October 2015

'The Kangaroo Island walk was a great way to experience the wildlife and wilderness areas of the island. Good food, great walks and fun company!'

Trish, 62 years
Sydney, NSW
Port Douglas Getaway. Ages 30 to 49 years

October 2015

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Kangaroo Island Walk

October 2015

'This is my first Solo holiday. The Kangaroo Island hike was great, the people were very friendly and the guides were wonderful. There is so much to see on KI. Accommodation and food were excellent, and would definitely book another hiking holiday'.

Michelle, 49 years
Brisbane, QLD
Kangaroo Island Walk

October 2015

'I found kangaroo island, a perfect amount of challenge for me. Enough variety in "degree of difficulty" to feel great that I kept up and enjoyed the walk and the scenery. Loved the seals and the Remarkable Rocks.'

Sydney, NSW
Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Tour

August 2015

'I've just returned from the Canada Alaska Tour and had the best holiday ever, the comraderie of the people on the tour, the food, the ports of call and the various excursions all were second to none. I believe we all had a great time and I will definitely be booking another tour next year.'

David, 68 years
Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Tour

August 2015

'This was the best holiday I have been on. The itinerary and guide were exemplary. The group had a fantasic time and I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone.'

Peter, 68 years

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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