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Travel Solo Not Alone

Encounter Travel is just for solo travellers.  Just because you're single or you don't have a travel buddy, you don't have to travel alone.

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Our group tours, cruises and resort packages for solo travellers are all about sharing the travel journey along the way. We are an Australian travel agency dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers to destinations around Australia and across the globe. We are 100% committed to creating amazing experiences for solo travellers and those seeking

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New Zealand Ultimate December 2016 Solo Travellers 55 years & over

SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST OPEN
30 December 2016 - 9 January 2017

This trip is for the discerning traveller who appreciates the highest quality of touring.

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Cradle Mountain Walk January 2017 Solo Travellers 28 to 42 Years

GOT THE HIKING SPIRIT?
Thursday 5 - Monday 9 January 2017

Fully guided & accommodated walking tour of the iconic Cradle Mountain

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Great Ocean Road Walk January 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

SOLD OUT
Sunday 8 January - Wednesday 11 January 2017

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour

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Bay of Fires Walk January 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

SPOT FILL FAST!
Saturday 21 - Thursday 26 January 2017 ex Launceston

small group walking trip, fully accommodated with 2 professional guides, exploring the highlights.

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Discover North India February 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Tuesday 28 February - Thursday 16 March 2017 ex Australia

From Delhi discover the highlights of Rajasthan and Varanasi in a small group tour

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Encounter Sri Lanka March 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Saturday 4 - Friday 17 March 2017 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.

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Best of Vietnam with Cambodia March 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 11 March - Monday 27 March 2017 ex Australia

From the south to the north, visit all the major highlights of Vietnam

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Japan Discovery March 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Sunday 11 March - Monday 27 March 2017 ex Australia

A small group, fully escorted tour to Discover Japan including fast train travel,

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New Zealand Highlights March 2017 Solo Travellers 55 years & over

Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 29 March 2017

From Christchurch to Auckland, the highlights of the South and North Island of New Zealand

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Tasmanian Highlights March 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 18 - Saturday 25 March 2017

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Kangaroo Island Walk Easter 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 15 - Tuesday 18 April 2017

Fully guided & accommodated, small group walking tour

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Southern Spain with Morocco 2017 Travellers 45 years & over

Tuesday 18 April - Wednesday 10 May 2017

An 20 night discovery of enchanting Morocco and the South of Spain

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Great Ocean Road Walk April 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

INCLUDES ANZAC DAY
Sunday 23 - Wednesday 26 April 2017 ( inc. ANZAC Day)

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour

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Fraser Island Walk April 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 59 Years

INCLUDES ANZAC DAY
Sunday 23 April - Friday 28 April 2017

A deluxe small group experience discovering Fraser Island

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African Safari with Cape Town April 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 64 years

Sunday 23 April - Friday 12 May 2017 ex Australia

A superb discovery of Cape Town with culinary highlights, then a fully guided wildlife safari.

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Italian Splendour May 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 14 May - Sunday 4 June 2017 ex Australia

A superb small group discovering of Italy's highlights from the south to the north.

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Moscow to Prague May 2017 Travellers 45 years & over

SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST OPEN
Friday 19 May - Monday 12 June 2017 ex Australia

A superb discovery of Eastern European highlights including mostly 2 or 3 night stays at each destination.

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Discover Greece & The Islands May 2017 Ages 40 Years & Over

Tuesday 30 May - Wednesday 21 June 2017 ex Australia

Visit the Mountainous North of Greece, enjoy the seaside charm and ancient history before cruising Greece’s Saronic Gulf

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Bali Resort Escape 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 59 years

Saturday 10 - Saturday 17 June 2017

The ultimate 7 night tropical escape staying at the beautiful Padma Resort Bali

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Red Centre 4WD Safari June 2017 Solo Travellers 30 to 45 Years

EARLY BIRD SAVING
Sunday 11 - Friday 16 June 2017

From Alice Springs to Uluru, take part in small group authentic safari of the Red Centre

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Encounter Sri Lanka July 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 64 years

Saturday 15 - Friday 28 July 2017 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.

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Larapinta Trail July 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

DETAILS OUT SOON....
Tuesday 18 - 24 Monday July 2017

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Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 13 August - Saturday 2 September 2017

Enjoy a small group deluxe tour of Canada before joining an Alaskan cruise.

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Latest news & deals

Read More Moscow to Prague for Solo Travellers

Next available departure, September 2017. A fabulous itinerary with a leisurely pace with almost every destination having 2 or 3 nights of stay. It's all the top highlights of Eastern Europe.

Read More Mayan Magic, Mexico & Guatemala

Jam-packed with colour and culture. Discover the unique ancient history of the Maya people, exploring the Yucatan, Mexico and the heart of Guatemala. With no more than 12 people in the group, it's a good idea to book early. Next trip departs March 2017.

Read More Looking for a Trekking Adventure?

Coming soon.. a small group, unique trekking experience of Nepal's Annapurna range, including Chitwan National Park

Read More Best of Vietnam and Optional Cambodia Highlights

Best of Vietnam is a long standing favourite and now you can add on a visit to Cambodia with our Best of Vietnam tours. 

Read More Great Ocean Road Sumer Walk

A beautiful time of year to be walking the Great Ocean Road. Popular trip.... final places

Roommates

Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

Testimonials

New Zealand Ultimate

December 2010

'For comfort relaxation the best and only way to see New Zealand is with Encounter......'

Ian, 64 years
NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'Fantastic experience with a great group around the same age.  Challenging walk, but very satisfying being able to complete it.  A great sense of achievement.'

Daniela, 66 years
Melbourne, VIC
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'An excellent walk on the great ocean road.  It was challenging but rewarding. I recommend it.'

Kerry, 60 years
Sydney, NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

November 2016

'I really enjoyed the walk and the way it was organised, although the amount of walking we did each day was quite challenging. As long as you come well prepared and don't expect it to be easy I am sure you will enjoy it too.'

Joachim, 63 years
NSW
Kakadu Walking Adventure

August 2016

'I had a great time in Kakadu. The guides were knowledgeable and the group was fantastic. It was a brilliant time away.'

Linda, 47 years
Melbourne, VIC
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'I had the best time on this holiday. I met some great people from all over Australia with the same intention of meeting solo travelers to share experiences with. I will definately book another holiday with encounter and will encourage others to do the same.'

Jennie, 56 years
Sydney, NSW
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'I had a wonderful time on the Gold Coast trip.  A great bunch of people and wonderful sightseeing.'

Laura, 61 years
Brisbane, QLD
Gold Coast Getaway

October 2016

'Just had my first holiday with Encounter to the Gold Coast.  Was well organised, a great hostess with a fun group of people.  I was also matched up with a terrific room mate. Would highly recommend Encounter and look forward to more holidays with them in the future.'

Sharon, 55 years
Illawarra, NSW
Kakadu Walking Adventure

August 2016

'This holiday took me places that I never dreamed I'd go and brought out the adventurous side in me, so safe but exciting!'

Denise, 64 years
NSW
Kakadu Walking Adventure

August 2016

'Having been to Kakadu several times this holiday offered me a whole lot more not previously experienced. The knowledge of our guides was outstanding both cultural and geographic. We were guided to pristine waterholes to swim that would require local knowledge to get there. The biggest surprise of the holiday to me was the outstanding food offered at each meal. A most enjoyable holiday to escape the cold of the south in winter.'

Trevor, 60 years
Victoria

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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