Many people dread taking a trip alone. It’s understandable. The thought of being in a new environment all alone, away from the cover of family and friends can be paralyzing.
However, once in a while it is good to take a solo trip.
Not only does it provide quality time for self-reflection, but it also allows you to explore the breathtaking scenes without distractions and inconveniences that come with group travel.
Should you decide to take one soon, here are 5 best destinations for solo travel.
If you have been to Ireland you will agree with me it is a land endowed with natural beauty like no other. You will be spoilt for choice where to go.
The face of Ireland tours is the Cliff of Moher. Standing majestically 214m (700ft) overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it presents a magnificent view of the sea below and the green coastal landscape.
At the highest point, O’Brien’s Tower, you will have an unobstructed panoramic view of the surrounding islands, mountain ranges, and bays.
A good package for a lone traveler as it is safe and you will be in the company of other tourists.
Who hasn’t heard of Alaska? It is a solo travelers’ paradise, with about 20% of visitors traveling alone. Good for you, you won’t be the only solo traveler in town.
You can do a lot in Alaska. Visit the parks (Alaska National Park, Denali National Park and Fjords National Park), go for glacier hikes, sports fishing, and whale watching or even ride on an ocean cruise ship.
All these climaxed with stunning views of giant icebergs and snow-capped mountains.
A tour to Asia without a stopover in Malaysia is incomplete. The Malaysian experience includes rainforests and jungles, parks, retreat centers, beach resorts and the epitome modernity Kuala Lumpur, the capital.
It is strewn with skyscrapers, shopping malls, active markets, trendy eateries and nightspots, heritage buildings and many more.
Malaysia is dominated by conservative Muslim communities. The friendly and sociable citizens will make your solo trip a memorable one.
How about being one of the estimated 82 million guests who tour France each year. It will be worth your time and money.
Sample the elegance of Paris aka the city of lights. In addition to the rich city life, architectural wonders like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Arc de Triomphe will make you marvel.
The 17th-century monument, Chateau de Versailles on the outskirts of Paris is also a prime tourist destination.
If you are not into the hustles and bustles of the city, the many picturesque spots outside Paris will guarantee a wholesome solo trip experience.
They include Dordogne, Provence, Loire Valley, Cote d’Azur, among others.
5. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for its intriguing beauty characterized by magnificent rainforests and awesome beaches.
The capital San Jose provides you a glimpse of Costa Ricans heritage in the two main museums, i.e., Jade Museum and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.
Out of the city, you can sample the wildlife at Corcovado National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park and the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.
The La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Tabacon Hot Springs offer great views. The 5,000ft Arenal Volcano too is ideal for solo visitors.
So what are you waiting for? Make plans and get going!