Peregrine tours are simply perfect for solo travellers
We have many solo travellers join our tours – in fact, approximately half travel solo. That's because it's a great way to meet people with similar interests; there's always someone to talk to, particularly at the end of the day where you can sit down and reflect on the day's events – what you've seen, food you've eaten, people you've met... It also means less hassle trying to find a friend or family member who is available to travel on the same dates as you.
Prefer a room to yourself?
If you're happy to share a room with someone of the same gender, Peregrine doesn't charge a single supplement for the majority of our small group tours. However, if you'd prefer a private room all to yourself, we can arrange this for a small cost. Just mention you'd like your own private room at the time of booking. If you've already booked your trip, simply contact us or the travel agent you booked through.
"Yesterday I went under a waterfall for the first time, in a swerving and dipping Zodiac along with the other members of a small Peregrine group touring in South America.
Argentina’s Iguazu Falls are spectacular, approached through jungle trails and viewable from platforms high above the river. If I’d been travelling alone, I’d have seen this magnificent prospect from above – but from below, wearing a life vest and getting drenched in a leaping boat? Like some of the other members of this group I’m not wildly adventurous, but travelling with Peregrine has made it possible to discard a few inhibitions and to have an unforgettable cultural experience.
I’ve always been apprehensive about group travel and venturing outside my (mainly European) comfort zone, but the last two weeks have changed some old perspectives. It’s been fun to travel in Peru, Argentina and Chile with a small group of like-minded people, assisted by ever-helpful and superbly informed local tour guides. More than fun, though – enriching too, because it’s a shared adventure and hence especially memorable. At the end of a long and strenuous day we’ve all enjoyed the sociable pleasure of reflecting on visiting the glories of Machu Picchu or seeing the wonder of an Amazon sunrise.
There’s been a lot of lively conversation over some wonderful meals about what travel means to each of us – we often see people and places in different ways, and this range of experiences heightens what is already a rich and varied adventure."
Greg Kratzmann is a first-time Peregrine solo traveller, who joined us on our Rhythms of South America tour in March 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
While every group is different, Peregrine tours generally consist of an international crowd, with people coming from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe and North America. Most Peregrine travellers are in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
The average across all of our departures shows our solo travellers have a split of around 60% female and 40% male, which is a fairly standard ratio of all of those travelling with Peregrine.
It can be tricky to bond with a busload of 50 people. On a Peregrine tour you’ll be travelling with, on average, ten like-minded people. Being in a small group means you can really get to know your travelling companions and create lasting friendships. Plus, you’ll get more personal and attentive service from your local guide, and explore places usually off limits to the larger tour groups (like that tiny noodle bar in Hanoi or little Parisian boulangerie).
No. For the vast majority of our small group journeys, we don't charge additional costs for those travelling solo. The only time you will need to pay a 'single supplement' is if you'd like to have your own private room, which our team can arrange for you. Please note that occasionally a private room may not be available for every night of the tour (for example if you're travelling on a comfortable overnight train); though this will be clearly outlined in your Essential Trip Information. Alternatively, ask when booking to confirm the availability.
The cost of having your own room will depend on the trip you've chosen. If you'd like to know the single supplement for a specific trip (or trips), contact us or visit your local travel agent.
The world is your oyster! Given more than half of all our guests travel solo, you have plenty of options to consider in over 80 destinations.
For privacy reasons, we can't tell you who specifically is booked on your trip. You can rest-assured though; Peregrine tours attract a like-minded crowd of travellers. Most of our passengers are in their 40s, 50s and 60s, often coming from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe and North America.
Watch some first-time Peregrine travellers recall their experience travelling in a small group: