Jetting off to the other side of the world, into a new culture, with new people, new food, and new surroundings can be an incredibly exciting and exhilarating moment to look forward to. But it can also be a scary thought for some – especially if you’re traveling solo. What will the group be like? What if I’m the only solo traveler, will I feel left out? If you’re asking yourself these questions you’d probably be surprised and comforted to know that around 60% of travelers on DETOURS trips join solo, while the remaining 40-ish% join with a friend or a partner. Our solo travelers are usually looking for a fun setting to meet new people, sometimes looking to step out of their comfort zone, and always excited to see the world. It has always amazed us how a group of up to 15 unique people from all different backgrounds and places can come together in a beautiful place and bond so quickly. We like to think it has a lot to do with the atmosphere that we set right at the very first moments of a trip. Your trip leader gathers everyone together to simply chat and get to know each other casually over coffee or a beer in a local coffee shop or patio. It’s during these first minutes of relaxed friendly gatherings that really sets a welcome mood that lasts throughout the trip and usually far beyond it! If you’re joining us as a solo traveler, you’re not alone, and you can be assured a friendly welcome right off the bat. But don’t just take our word for it! Read well over 100 past traveler stories on our Trip Reviews page or Contact Us any time.