What are the most popular luxury vacation destinations for women of all ages traveling solo this year? And if you’d like some company along the way, what travel groups cater best to solo women adventurers? We’ve rounded up the best luxury destinations and travel groups perfect for women traveling solo this year. Friendship, fun and adventure? Yes, please!
what are The Best Travel Groups and destinations For Solo Women?
Every woman at some point in their life has had the need to “Eat, Pray, Love” it. in other words, they just want to travel. And they don’t mind doing it alone. They want to eat all the pasta, not talk for hours and write in their journal. But besides the safety factor, even if you want those solo, deep-thinking moments, it is OK to go with a group as well.
Solo travel is actually having a huge moment right now and there is no reason women shouldn’t be a part of that. In the past three years, there has been a 230% increase in travel companies dedicated exclusively to women plus there’s been a 62% uptick for the search term “female solo travel.” We are seeing this increase because as women become more financially independent traveling alone isn’t as taboo or monetarily challenging as it used to be.
Doni Belau, founder of Girls Guide to the World, spoke with Forbes about this segment growth. “I think the pent up demand was always there, but historically there were very few options for solo women travelers,” she explains.
“The large travel companies weren’t paying attention, or felt women’s travel was too niche. It’s taken companies like ours, who believe women should be empowered to see the world even if they don’t have the perfect travel companion, to create compelling, women-only travel experiences. Now that it’s successful, it seems like an obvious market. After all, 50% of all adult women in the U.S. are single. Plus, we hear from married women every day who have the desire to travel but their spouses can’t or don’t want to.”
And luckily there are some great groups out there to help women get to some amazing places all over the world and not only have a blast while doing it but also feel safe.
8 best destinations perfect for women traveling solo
First, though, here are some of the best countries in which to travel solo:
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Marfa, Texas
- Krakow, Poland
- Ouro Preto, Brazil
- Cassis, France
- Dublin, Ireland
The 5 best travel groups for solo women travelers right now
Once you’ve settled on a potential destination, here are some of the best groups for solo women of all ages to travel with:
Damesly is a travel company that caters to professional women seeking creative and enriching experiences. They offer trips that combine workshops, networking opportunities, and exploration of inspiring destinations. Damesly aims to foster personal and professional growth through travel.
2. Girls LOVE Travel
Girls LOVE Travel is a large online community of women travelers with a Facebook group boasting hundreds of thousands of members. They do not hos trips but this is a great network for connecting with other female travelers and getting excellent guidance on being a solo female traveler.
AdventureWomen has been specializing in small-group adventure travel exclusively for women since 1982. They offer a wide range of luxury trips including Italy, Costa Rica, and The Galapagos Islands, focusing on activities like hiking, cultural immersion, and wildlife encounters.
Wanderful is a global community for women travelers, and they organize women-only trips through their Wanderful Escapes program. These trips are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for solo women travelers, with a focus on luxury accommodations and cultural experiences.
5. Venus Adventures
You know it has to be good with Venus in the title! Venus Adventures is a travel company that specializes in women-only group tours. The next set of trips includes Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Spain, and Italy.