Best Christmas & New Year Trips for Solo Travellers
Want to get away this festive season? Considering planning a trip abroad?
If you are looking for inspiration we have come up with a short list of what we rate as the top destinations and amazing things to do.
These travel ideas are perfect if you are single and seeking a Christmas getaway and there are options for all ages and budgets.
1. Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
Looking for one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of your life? Book a trip to volunteer with elephants in Thailand. You will get to get close these incredible creatures and get memories to last a lifetime. If you are short on time you might like to check our list of ethical elephant sanctuaries to visit in Thailand.
2. Book a Tour of Brazil
December and January are summer in Brazill - highlights can include exploring Rio De Janero and travel to see the breathtaking Foz de Iguazu Falls. There are city tours and also overland adventure tours of Brazil lasting from a few days to a few weeks.
3. Go on a Safari in South Africa
Take a game drive in the Kruger National Park or a tour through the Garden route, South Africa is an incredible destination and offers something to everyone. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! View South Africa adventure tours today.
4. Explore Southeast Asia
On a tour of Southeast Asia you can experience unique locations, ancient temples, bustling cities and beautiful beaches. You can find lots of cheap tours of South-East Asia compared to other worldwide destinations and there are a number of countries you can visit. We highly recommend doing an overland loop of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
5. Yoga Retreat
Spend time unwindning at a yoga retreat, there are breaks available worldwide with recommended destinations including Morocco, Thailand and India.
6. Seek out Adventure in Central America
Experience 'pura vida' for yourself In Costa Rica, see the stunning Maya temples of Tikal in Guatemala, ride a bike through Guatemala, go sailing in Cuba or go overland and experience multipe destinations. The choice is yours! View Central America adventure tours for all options.
7. Book a Dive Course in Honduras
Ever wanted to learn to scuba dive abroad? You can get great deals on dive packages in Honduras during the festive period. We highly recommend Utila Dive Center located in the spectacular Bay Islands who have been voted the best dive center in the world!
8. Marine Conservation in Maldives
If you have a bit of a larger budget and would like to experience one of the most spectacular places in the world consider the Maldives!
You might not know it but there are lots of rewarding volunteer programs in the Maldives here where you can help communities and also animals like whale sharks.
You will also get lots of time to kick back and relax on some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the world.
9. Save Orang-utans in Borneo
Looking for a truely rewarding experience? Book a flight to Borneo and volunteer at an orang-utan sanctuary helping these beautiful animals. Volunteering programs in Borneo offer you the chance to give back, learn more about orang-utans and the conservation efforts being done to help them.
10. Take a Language Course
If you would like to spend your Christmas vacation learning something new consider booking a short term language course abroad. If you would like a traditional cold weather Christmas experience, how about learning Russian in Russia? Or if warmer climates appeal, how about booking a Portuguese course in Brazil, or a Spanish course in South America, Central America or Spain.
For a full list of options the following links will help: