Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach

By Tychyna TetianaFeb 22, 2024 05:02 AMNews
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Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach
Meditation as a way to recover on vacation. Source: Freepik

Traveling alone, you will experience a certain degree of freedom, autonomy, and flexibility in your itinerary. It's also an authentic experience that you may not get on a group trip.

You may have encountered significant life changes, such as the loss of a loved one or a divorce. In such moments, a solo trip becomes a powerful tool for healing and self-discovery, as noted by Vogue.

When starting to plan your trip, it is important to consider several factors:

- Who will create the travel plan: yourself or an agency? Can you find reliable support from guides in this location?

- What is the transportation infrastructure like in this area?

- Which countries are the most welcoming and hospitable?

The best places to travel alone in 2024:

Wellness Retreat in Thailand

Head to a tranquil corner of the Gulf of Thailand, to the beautiful island of Samui - a place where lush rainforests, hidden waterfalls, and pristine beaches offer genuine delight. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa has recently introduced a women's health program that addresses all stages of life - from fertility to menopause.

Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach
Thailand - as the embodiment of a true paradise. Source: Freepik

The Radiant Bliss package offers travelers embarking on a long journey comprehensive support, accompanied by naturopaths, traditional Chinese medicine doctors, massage therapists, and meditation tutors. Spend your days in solitude, indulging in luxurious treatments such as Ayurvedic massage and acupressure, amidst the incomparable scenery that epitomizes paradise.

Unique Food Culture in Japan

Japan is an ideal destination for solo travelers looking to enrich their culinary experience. Travelers often dine alone in cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. Besides the culinary diversity, Japan is renowned for its welcoming locals, crucial for a positive solo travel experience. You'll feel a sense of mutual support and safety during your solo journey. Moreover, with a convenient public transportation system, don't miss visiting attractions such as Hokkaido, Nara, Nikko, Kobe, Kanazawa, Yamaguchi, and other southern islands.

Sound Healing Ceremonies in Mexico

The Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is not only a haven of natural beauty but also boasts an ancient history intertwined with the magic of Mayan culture. This region is home to the Chablé Yucatán retreat, a true sanctuary for solo travelers. The four- to six-night program invites guests on a journey of self-discovery, featuring sound healing sessions in a limestone cenote, private Temazcal ceremonies with a spiritual guide, and excursions to archaeological ruins. This hotel is perfect for those seeking solitude and the chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach
Finding yourself in the wilderness. Source: Freepik

Scenic Train Travel in Portugal

Traveling alone in Portugal is easy and enjoyable due to its efficient public transportation system. The country is small and easy to navigate, with convenient train routes that make it possible to explore without a car.

Begin your exploration in Porto and Lisbon, then take a ferry to Comporta for a relaxing day at the beach. You'll find numerous excellent restaurants and local attractions to enjoy. Consider booking your train tickets with Omio for a comfortable journey. Comboios de Portugal is the main railway operator in the country, and the Douro line is renowned for its scenic beauty, offering stunning views of the river and valley.

Learn to Surf in Costa Rica

A trip to Costa Rica can be transformative, especially if surfing is a passion of yours. Head to the Papagayo Peninsula for some of the world's finest waves. Experience the breathtaking beauty of this region from the water as you learn to ride the waves with the surf program offered by Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo through SurfX.

Here, you'll learn from highly qualified instructors who are leaders in the surfing world. Wrap up your day with a relaxing hotel massage tailored to soothe muscle soreness after an exhilarating day on the waves.

Spiritual Introspection in Bhutan

Solo travelers often seek inner self-discovery, and the environment plays a crucial role in this transformative journey. Bhutan, often described as a secluded paradise, is ideal for such a quest.

It's also an inspiring land, with over 70% of its territory covered in forests and being the first country with a negative carbon footprint. Trekking and wildlife observation are daily activities here. Bhutan offers an excellent setting for those seeking new horizons and self-discovery, according to experts.

Island Hopping in the Philippines

Individual travelers will discover the beauty of the Philippine islands in the Pacific Ocean. With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines boasts a well-connected transportation network of ferries and flights.

Moreover, the country is known for its safety, and English is widely spoken. Dive into underwater caves, explore turquoise reefs while snorkeling, wander through centuries-old rice terraces, and trek to an active volcano. Outdoor adventures abound here. Additionally, Filipino cuisine is a cultural delight, with dishes like Lumpia, Adobo, and Kare Kare offered in a vibrant and authentic atmosphere, immersing you in the flavors and culture of the Philippines.

Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach
Time to reconnect with rafting. Source: Freepik

Cycling Through Argentina's Wine Country

Combine your love for travel and cycling on an incredible journey through the Mendoza wine country, where solo travelers will discover true delight. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Andes mountain range, this region captivates with its picturesque landscapes and renowned wines. Pedal along vineyard-lined paths amidst snow-capped peaks, relishing each moment and pausing to explore the flavors of the vibrant local gastronomic scene.

At the end of the day, indulge in a well-deserved luxury retreat at one of the carefully selected top hotels, such as the iconic Vines Resort & Spa, where unparalleled comfort and pleasure await.

Public Building in Morocco

Morocco is a country where culture infuses every aspect of life, and community plays a vital role. From remote regions to bustling medinas, this diverse country is easily navigable.

Consider a journey to the Agafay Desert, where you can immerse yourself in the ambiance of a Berber village one day and engage in kitesurfing lessons the next, guided by locals. For solo travelers seeking volunteer experiences, there are excellent options available. Those interested in deeply immersing themselves in local culture can reach out to the charity organization Al Foulki pour les Femmes, which aids in earthquake recovery efforts in remote communities.

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

The pink beaches and picturesque seaside villages of Harbour Island will enchant any traveler. In these idyllic corners of the Bahamas, free-roaming roosters and bathing pigs add to the charm. For solo travelers, this destination offers the chance to revel in the island's renowned beauty while staying at the Bahama House Hotel, owned by Eleven, a company specializing in luxury adventures.

The Eleven team will craft a personalized marine adventure itinerary for you, including scuba diving. Beginners can partake in a PADI resort course and master the art of diving in just one day.

Where to go for a solo vacation: search for yourself in the jungle or meditate on a deserted beach
Paradise views. Source: Freepik

Whitewater Rafting in Canada

Embark on an exhilarating adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of Canada with Flash Pack, an agency specializing in group tours for solo travelers. This journey to western Canada will lead you to some of the country's most stunning regions, including Banff National Park, where thrilling hikes and cave explorations await, as well as iconic Canadian Rockies sights such as Lake Louise and Lake Moraine.

An evening canoe trip on the Bow River promises a truly magical Canadian experience, while whitewater rafting, culminating in an overnight stay in Anishinaabe-style wigwams, will provide unforgettable memories. You'll also indulge in seaplane tours and a day of wine tasting in the picturesque Okanagan Valley.

Adventure Lodges in New Zealand

Venturing to remote New Zealand, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and warm hospitality, is an enticing option for solo travelers seeking adventure lodges. Immerse yourself in the famed South Island adventure scene, and consider Blanket Bay, a lodge nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown. Here, jet boat safaris, excursions to remote locales, and horseback riding adventures become part of your daily reality.

Ancient Wisdom in Greece

The Greek islands allure travelers with their sun-drenched landscapes and crystalline waters, but for those wishing to avoid lengthy ferry rides and tourist crowds, the Peloponnese peninsula is recommended.

This quieter region boasts natural splendor and is home to Euphoria Retreat, a luxury wellness resort nestled within the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras.

Travelers seeking to overcome recent traumas or embark on a new life chapter can partake in the Inner Emotional Harmony program. Expect a range of treatments, from sound therapy and chakra balancing sessions to massages and transformational counseling sessions.

As previously reported by TravelWise, some cruise ships will now not call at the port of Venice due to new regulations.

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