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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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A Taste of Western Australia 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Saturday 3 - Sunday 11 September 2016

A small group experience from Perth, uncovering the highlights including a two night Margaret River stay.


Wonders of South America 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 11 - Friday 30 September 2016

Discover Peru's highlights including Machu Picchu & journey with the contrasts of Argentina & Brazil.


Nepal Annapurna Trek September 2016 Solo Travellers 35 to 54 years

25 September - 9 October 2016 ex Australia

A trek just for solo travellers, through the stunning Annapurna Range and stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara


Best of Vietnam October 2016 Solo Travellers 45 to 65 years

Saturday 8 - Sunday 23 October 2016

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


Gold Coast Getaway 2016 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Sunday 16 - Friday 21 October 2016

A deluxe getaway to the Gold Coast at QT Gold Coast


Thailand Highlights October 2016 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years

Saturday 22 October - Saturday 5 November 2016 ex Australia

Small group touring discovering the highlights including airfares from Australia and a 3 night resort stay


New Zealand Highlights October 2016 Solo Travellers 55 years & over

Tuesday 25 October - Wednesday 9 November 2016

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


Discover North India with Pushkar Camel Fair 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 19 November 2016 ex Australia

From Delhi discover the highlights of Rajasthan and Varanasi in a small group tour and the festivities of the annual Pushkar Camel Fair


Great Ocean Road Spring Walk 2016 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Monday 14 - Thursday 17 November 2016

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour


Snowy Mountains Walk November 2016 Solo Travellers 40 to 59 years

Sunday 27 - Wednesday 30 November 2016

Escape and explore our Alpine environment with like-minded walking enthusiasts.


New Zealand Summer Adventure 2016 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 Years

Wednesday 28 December 2016 - Saturday 7 January 2017

Discover the highlights of New Zealand's South Island and see in the New Year on this small group tour.


Nepal Walking Adventure with New Year's Eve 2016 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years

Wednesday 28 December 2016 - Thursday 12 January 2017 ex Australia

A trek just for solo travellers. Welcome in the new year on this once in a lifetime trekking experience.


NYE Cruise South Pacific 2016 Solo Travellers 40 to 59 years ex Sydney

28 December 2016 - 5 January 2017

Celebrate onboard Voyager of the Seas, 8 nights cruising the South Pacific from Sydney.


New Year's Eve Cruise 'Ovation' 2016 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

30 December 2016 - 9 January 2017 ex Sydney

This is the mega-liner. The biggest to visit Australian shores. Join a solo traveller group to experience this incredible ship.


Cradle Mountain Walk January 2017 Solo Travellers 28 to 42 Years

Thursday 5 - Monday 9 January 2017

A small group, fully guided & accommodated walking tour of the iconic Cradle Mountain


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

Sunday 8 January - Wednesday 11 January 2017

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour


Tasmanian Highlights March 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Early Bird Out Now
Saturday 18 - Saturday 25 March 2017


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

Saturday 21 - Thursday 26 January 2017 ex Launceston


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Read More Canada Tour & Alaska Cruise - Wow!

Canada Tour featuring the Rocky Mountaineer Train & Alaska Cruise is on again in 2017. This is a superb holiday with the perfect mix between land touring to enjoy the highlights of the West of Canada and a 7 night cruise onboard Radiance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. 

Read More Scandinavia Summer Tour 2017

Details for our annual Highlights of Scandinavia with Norwegian Fjords Cruise, August 2017, due out September 2016. Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas and tour from Sweden to Finland then onto Norway before cruising out of Copenhagen.

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. Next departs October 2016.

Read More Moscow to Prague for Solo Travellers

Next departure, August 2016. 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.


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.


Encounter Sri Lanka

July 2016

'I found Sri Lanka to be a surprisingly diverse and beautiful country. The accommodation was excellent and the food was superb. The highlight on this trip however was the people, who are so friendly and gentle. If you've never holidayed in an Asian country, then Sri Lanka is the perfect place to start.'

Judy, 56 years, Sydney
New South Wales
Great Ocean Road Walk April 2016

April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Great Ocean Road Walk...would recommend to others. Thank you for a well organised positive experience. Monika, 41 yrs, Melbourne

Monika, 41 years
Melbourne, Victoria
Great Ocean Road Walk April 2016

April 2016

This was my 2nd trip with Encounter and another brilliant holiday. Great fellow travellers, good food, a challenging walk with Park Trek and (most amazingly for Victoria) perfect weather ! Judith. 49yrs Brisbane.

Judith, 49 years
Brisbane, Queensland
Great Ocean Road Walk April 2016

April 2016

Great Ocean Road walk was fabulous. Guides were helpful and friendly and did all in their power to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. Group was fun, great people. Highly recommend. Christine, 62 years, Melbourne.

Christine, 62 years
Melbourne, Victoria
Italian Splendour

May 2016

'My first solo holiday to Italy was amazing. The group of people immediately hit it off so well. The food, the sights, the tours, the experiences ALL were a highlight. Guisppe our Director was fantastic! Having been home a week, I'm now experiencing Italian withdrawals. It was a fantastic holiday!'

Kathryn, 51 years
Sydney, New South Wales
Red Centre Discovery June 2016

June 2016

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years
Sydney, Australia
Red Centre Discovery June 2016

June 2016

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne
New South Wales
Italian Splendour

May 2016

My first solo tour was the Italian splendour. I was nervous however I couldn't have made a better choice. A fantastic guide and great driver, beautiful hotels with some of the most delicious food and wine you could ask for all presented in a safe well organised and friendly atmosphere.... Not to mention the amazing places, people and history of Italy... Breathtaking! There were 20 wonderful people that I shared this amazing experience with and I can't wait for the next one . Sarah, 51 Melbourne

Sarah, 51 years
Melbourne, Victoria
Bali Resort Escape

May 2016

This was my first holiday overseas and I chose Encounters Travel so that I would be not holidaying alone, very happy with my choice as the group were very friendly and I could not of asked for a better room mate, accomodation was the best. No hesitation in recommending Encounter to others.

Victoria, Australia
Bali Resort Escape

May 2016

One of the best holidays I have ever had. Never really wanted to go to Bali but thought I would dip my toe in a solo traveler's holiday and found I didn't want to leave.

Queensland, Australia

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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