How do you go on holiday when single?

Taj Mahal | Holidays for Single Travellers over 50

Solo travel can be one of the most rewarding ways to explore the world. Beyond exploring alone, it’s about embracing the thrill of venturing into the unknown, forging new connections, and creating unforgettable memories along the way. 

In this blog post, we’ll take you on a virtual tour across five stunning destinations perfect for solo travellers: Costa Rica, India, Australia, Greece, and South Africa. These destinations offer a blend of adventure, relaxation, culture, and natural beauty that promises an enriching and thrilling experience. 

Whether you’re in search of adventure, personal growth, or just some time away from your daily routine, setting off on a solo holiday can be life affirming.

Let’s dive in and explore how to go on holidays for single travellers over 50 and have absolute fun!

Holidays to Costa Rica: Embracing adventure in the jungle

A paradise nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a dream come true for solo travellers seeking adventure and solitude amidst raw, untouched natural beauty. With its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, active volcanoes, and abundant wildlife, the country offers a plethora of opportunities for exploration and adventure.

For the adrenaline junkies, Costa Rica is home to some of the best zip-lining tours in the world, soaring through the treetops of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. 

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, consider going for a jungle trek. The Corcovado National Park, known as the “most biologically intense place on Earth”, offers guided hikes where you can spot an array of wildlife such as jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, pumas, giant anteaters and harpy eagles.

You can also bask in the tranquillity of Manuel Antonio National Park, where dense rainforests meet pristine beaches, or marvel at the cascading waterfalls of La Fortuna. With its rich biodiversity and stunning scenery, holidays to Costa Rica promise new and exhilarating experiences. 

Holidays to India: Discover rich culture, timeless history and diverse traditions 

India offers an immersive and transformative experience for solo travellers. Begin your journey with the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a testament to undying love. This white marble mausoleum, with its intricate carvings and stunning symmetry, is an awe-inspiring sight that leaves every visitor spellbound.

Next, head to Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. Here, you can wander through opulent palaces and forts that whisper tales of the city’s royal past. Don’t miss out on visiting the astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar, which boasts the world’s largest stone sundial.

For a spiritual immersion, Varanasi awaits. Get a chance to witness the divine Ganga Aarti at the ghats, explore ancient temples, and experience the mysticism that pervades this holy city. Holidays to India are rewarding adventures offering a unique blend of devotion, culture, and history.

Holidays to Australia: Exploring the land down under

Australia, the land of kangaroos, koalas, and breathtaking landscapes, offers a unique blend of laid-back lifestyle and adventurous spirit that’s perfect for solo travellers. With its stunning coastlines, vast outback, vibrant cities, and rich biodiversity, holidays to Australia promise an unforgettable journey of discovery and exploration.

For nature enthusiasts and marine life lovers, the Great Barrier Reef is a must-visit. The world’s largest coral reef system, home to thousands of species of colourful fish, molluscs, starfish, turtles, dolphins, and sharks, offers unparalleled snorkelling and diving experiences. 

If you prefer dry land, the Australian Outback awaits. Hike through the rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges or explore the mystical Uluru (Ayers Rock), soaking in the solitude and the spiritual resonance of these ancient landscapes.

Australia’s cosmopolitan cities also offer a wealth of experiences. From the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to Melbourne’s bustling alleys filled with street art, cafes, and boutiques. Embrace the Aussie mantra of ‘no worries’, immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty, and let the adventurous spirit of the land down under inspire you. 

Holidays to Greece: Soaking up the sun and culture

Greece, a land where history echoes in every corner and azure seas kiss sun-drenched shores, is a paradise for solo travellers. Start your Greek odyssey in Athens, the cradle of Western civilization. Wander through the ruins of the ancient Acropolis, marvelling at the Parthenon’s timeless beauty. Stroll around Plaka, the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, where quaint houses stand alongside Byzantine churches and ancient ruins.

Next, set sail for the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Experience the breathtaking sunsets, whitewashed buildings, and crystal-clear waters. Wander through the charming streets of Oia, taste the exquisite local wines, and marvel at the caldera views that have made the island a photographer’s paradise. 

Or dive into the vibrant nightlife, explore the maze-like streets of Mykonos Town, and relax on pristine beaches that offer golden sands and azure seas. Both islands promise an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Aegean Sea, where luxury meets history and natural beauty.

After a day of exploration, savour traditional dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and tzatziki, paired with the country’s famed wines or ouzo.

The local tavernas, with their friendly atmosphere and delicious food, are perfect for solo diners. Holidays to Greece are perfect for solo travellers looking to combine cultural enrichment with leisure and pleasure.

Holidays to South Africa: Safari adventures and rewarding cultural encounters

Holidays to South Africa are ideal for solo travellers seeking a journey filled with awe-inspiring wildlife encounters, vibrant cities, and deep cultural immersion. 

Begin your adventure in Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the top of Table Mountain, visit the historic Robben Island and stroll around the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. The city’s vibrant nightlife, world-class restaurants, and beautiful beaches further add to its charm.

Add a must do safari stay at Kruger National Park or the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Experience South Africa’s rich cultural tapestry by visiting cultural villages like Lesedi or Shakaland. Engage with local communities, learn about their traditions, partake in traditional meals, and even try your hand at African drumming. South Africa, with its kaleidoscope of experiences, particularly on a small group tour, offers solo travellers the chance to sample unique thrilling adventures.

Discover the joys and freedom of solo travel with Silver Travel Advisor 

Solo travel is more than just a way to see the world; it’s a journey of self-discovery, freedom, and limitless possibilities. Embarking on holidays for single travellers over 50 offers unique opportunities to immerse yourself in diverse cultures, experience stunning landscapes, and embark on thrilling adventures – all at your own pace.

But remember, a successful solo trip requires careful planning. With Silver Travel Advisor, planning and booking your dream solo holiday has never been easier. 

As experts in helping couples, families, and solo travellers over 50s have memorable holidays, we understand your unique needs and aspirations. 

Our team of experienced advisors is ready to assist you in crafting a holiday that ticks all your boxes, ensuring an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

Call us at 0800 412 5678 for a memorable adventure for travellers over 50. Our travel experts will help you plan and book your holidays to Costa Rica, holidays to India, holidays to Greece, holidays to Australia, holidays to South Africa or any destination in the world.


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