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Top 10: Most Popular 2022 Adventures for Solo Women Travelers

Posted on 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM in The Buzz

Connecting with local people and experiencing their culture is one reason why many solo women choose to travel on our #1 adventure.

Solo travelers, 85% of whom are women, are the heart and soul of O.A.T.—and 40,000 solo travelers currently have reservations with us from 2021-2023. To give even more solo travelers the opportunity to join us in their own room—without a single supplement—we’ve increased our single space by 76% over 2019. In 2022, we’re offering 27,000 spaces with FREE single supplements. Read on to see where our solo travelers are headed around the world for 2022.

Wherever you dream of traveling next, know that you can reserve with confidence with our Risk-Free Booking Policy: For any reservation made by 12/31/21, you can transfer to another departure date for any reason—up until 24 hours prior to your original departure—and we will waive any change fees for 2022 and 2023.

1. Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari —17-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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African Air

Witness the beauty of Africa’s landscapes, from Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to the plains of Tanzania, as seen from the eyes of a paraglider.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 1,233 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 48%

On this adventure, we’ll spend 12 nights in small lodges and tented camps and enjoy up to 19 game-viewing drives with our sharp-eyed Trip Experience Leaders and expert, naturalist driver-guides. Join us for a wealth of unforgettable experiences on the safari of your dreams—from watching majestic elephants congregate near a watering hole to feeling the spray of Victoria Falls and exchanging stories under a star-filled African sky.

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2. Egypt & the Eternal Nile by Private, Classic River-Yacht

16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Egypt Land of the Nile

Gain insights into American perceptions of Egypt in this nostalgic travelogue filmed in the 1960s.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 1,113 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 148%

Journey back to the days of the pharaohs and experience the romance of the golden age of travel. We’ll spend five nights aboard an elegant classic private river-yacht, as we slowly drift along the fabled waters of the Nile. Discover ancient Egypt’s enduring legacy, from the treasures of Tutankhamen in Cairo and great temples of Luxor to the remote Valley of the Kings and tranquil enchantment of Aswan.

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3. Morocco Sahara Odyssey —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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The Blue City

Learn from a local about the distinctive colors of Chefchaouen, a historic Moroccan city in the Rif Mountains.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 981| FREE single space increased over 2019: 48%

Morocco travel enthralls even the most experienced adventurer. Tradition infuses its labyrinthine medinas, overflowing with centuries-old customs. Village oases seem to rise from the desert, and the mighty Sahara, a timeless sea of sand, stretches to infinity. During this comprehensive adventure, we’ll camp under the Sahara’s starry skies in a tented camp for two nights—and even explore by camel.

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4. Sicily’s Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Sicily

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa for a tour of Sicily’s timeless treasures.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 921 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 80%

On this Sicily travel experience, you'll discover an Italian island with more than 3,000 years of history. Once home to a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate, a Norman kingdom, and more, traces of ancient conquerors can still be found in Sicily’s well-preserved ruins, elegant architecture, and gastronomic delights.

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5. Crossroads of the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia —18-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Kotor For All Seasons

Enjoy this musical journey highlighting the unspoiled beauty of Kotor.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 870 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 78%

Discover the heritage of the Balkans while witnessing stunning coastal scenery, exploring ancient walled cities, and experiencing the pride and resilience of the people of these re-emerging nations. Because we travel in a small group, we'll get to engage with locals in each country we visit and learn about their current lives, thoughts on Tito’s legacy, and wartime experiences.

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6. Japan's Cultural Treasures —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Japan: The Contemporary and the Ancient

Follow the Grannies on Safari in Kusatsu, Kyoto, and Tokyo as they attend a tea ceremony, belt out some karaoke tunes, and more.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 815 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 78%

Travel to Japan with O.A.T. and discover an Asian land both modern and ancient. Join us as we explore more than 2,000 years of Japanese history and culture, from ultra-modern Tokyo to the former imperial capital of Kyoto, and all the way back to Kanazawa’s unique samurai architecture. We'll find a unique fabric of life when our local Trip Experience Leader introduces us to local artisans that specialize in woodwork and a Buddhist monk who will guide us through Zen meditation.

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7. Enhanced! Untamed Iceland —13-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent video:

 
Overseas with David Conover: Iceland

Join filmmaker David Conover as he explores Iceland’s landscapes, chats with locals about Icelandic culture, and glimpses into the center of the Earth.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 717 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 74%

A world away yet tantalizingly close, Iceland is a magical island of pure and unspoiled natural beauty. One of the least-populated nations on Earth—and nowhere near as cold as its name implies—Iceland is a verdant paradise of electric green valleys punctuated by craggy mountains, steaming hot springs, boiling mud pools, and lava fields said to be inhabited by elves.

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8. The Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Great Railway Journeys of Europe: Budapest to Warsaw

Discover Central Europe by railway and see this complex region in a whole new way.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 683 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 126%

Few regions possess a more turbulent history than Russia and the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Immerse yourself in these destinations through NEW features, such as a visit to the Cold War museum coupled with a conversation about the tumultuous time, exploring the grounds where the “Singing Revolution” took place, and admiring Latvia's signature architectural style at the Art Nouveau Museum.

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9. New! Scotland Revealed: Legends, Lochs & Highland Landscapes —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

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Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Edinburgh and Scotland

Follow Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa to Scotland’s legendary sights, including Edinburgh Castle.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 650 | FREE single space increased over 2019: N/A (NEW adventure for 2022)

Rolling hills dotted with castles and churches overlook picturesque lochs ... winding cobbled streets hug stacks of stone buildings ... unspoiled Isles reveal secluded beaches and verdant pastures. As we trace the coast of Scotland all the way down to its capital city, we'll get an intimate glimpse into the country's past, and we'll meet the warm, inviting locals that call Scotland home along the way.

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10. Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent video:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Milan and Lake Como

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa on a journey through Italy’s stunning Lombardy region.

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Solo travelers for 2022: 599 | FREE single space increased over 2019: 51%

Witness the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural treasures of Northern Italy on a journey from the fashion capital of Milan and romance of the Lombardy Lakes to the snow-covered Alps and towering pinnacles of the Dolomites. Witness hidden gems and off-the-beaten path locales that are exclusive to O.A.T. And ride through the majestic Alps into Switzerland aboard the legendary red train, the Bernina Express.

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