Solo Traveller Savings

Posted by Crooked Compass

Do you have the urge to travel but no one to share your adventure with? Then we have you covered with a range of small group tours that offer no single supplement payable. What does this mean? It means you will have a room of your own without having to pay the single supplement fee that solo travel  usually attracts.

Want to go on safari, eat street food in Hanoi, see a 3000 year old tree or visit a Sikkim monastery? Then keep reading to learn more about adventures that can take you off the beaten path with Crooked Compass.

Kenya Uncovered

Dreaming of Africa? Our small group tour veers off the beaten track into the heart of Kenya's lesser known parks for a more authentic experience. Encompassing vast grassy savannahs, mingle with Samburu tribes, bask in the sheer size and beauty of Mt Kilimanjaro peering down on you, be overwhelmed with the vast number of elephants and tick the big five off your bucket list. Discover the less visited game parks and uncover Africa's inner soul.

Traveller Highlight: Overnight stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. In this private reserve, guests enjoy many special activities not permitted in most other National Parks and Reserves such as game walks, night game drives, horseback game viewing and meals in the bush.

Vietnam Unlocked

Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world's best cuisines, Vietnam has it all. This is an outrageously fun country to explore, the locals love a laugh (and a drink) and you'll have plenty of opportunities to socialise with them and hear their tales.

On this journey, you will hike through lush jungles and stay in local homes. Support numerous local projects from a blind massage school to restaurants run by reeducated and rehabilitated street kids. Chat with monks and venture into the planets largest cave. Your Vietnamese journey with Crooked Compass is sure to be wonderfully rewarding as you explore an incredibly varied country.

Traveller Highlight: Overnight sailing experience at Halong Bay, try your luck with squid fishing off the back of the junk or simply sip on a cocktail whilst enjoying the quiet of night on the bay.

Vietnam Sunset Fishing || Photo Credit: Quangpraha

Soul of Nepal

The perfect journey for those who are seeking to discover the off beat and local side to a destination as beautiful and enigmatic as Nepal. Experience the lesser known side of Nepal; the quieter, hidden and more local side. Uncover the soul of this welcoming, warm country as you spend time living with locals in remote rural villages surrounded by lush rice paddies and ancient temples, be blessed by a Tibetan Lama and embrace the magic of an evening aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Search for the elusive rhino on elephant back as you explore Chitwan National Park whilst also taking time to understand and appreciate the local Tharu culture. Cook with locals learn their daily way of life.

Traveller Highlight: This journey introduces you to the mysterious and intriguing monastic life where you will better understand and appreciate how the Kagyu and Nyingma Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism are lived.

Discover Yakushima

Attention! Calling all paradise lovers! Known as the 'island of ancient forests and water', Yakushima is secluded and unspoilt which feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s megacities. Exploring on foot and by kayak is a wonderful way to discover one of Japan's natural wonders. Climb through the craggy interior as you discover 1000 year old cedar trees blanketed in moss. Paddle through pristine waters and snorkel alongside sea turtles. Take a dip under rushing waterfalls and warm up in the regions natural hot springs. An island of vast contrasts exploding with natural beauty.

Traveller Highlight: Witnessing history in the form of the island’s enormous old trees, often covered in green moss, offer an unusual sight. During your Day 5 hike, you will pass by the famous Buddha sugi (1,800 years old) and Yamato sugi (3,000 years old) cedar trees.

Yakushima || Photo Credit: All About Japan

Sikkim & West Bengal

Be guided through this mesmerising spectacle of living tradition, participating in the festivities alongside the devout. Be prepared for an amazing journey of discovery, cultural experiences, local life, cuisine and explore the meaning and forms of spirituality, all mixed with unsurpassed scenery. Discover a more remote, culturally diverse and scenic India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states India has on offer. Paired with the well known cities of Kolkata and Darjeeling on the tea trail, you will also dip your toe into West Bengal.

Traveller Highlight: Exploring the unspoiled towns, wild landscapes of exotic flora and fauna as well a homestay experience in a traditional Lepcha village of Dzongu.

Pemayangtse Monastery West Sikkim || Photo Credit: Crooked Compass
Pemayangtse Monastery West Sikkim || Photo Credit: Crooked Compass

Our small group tours are created to inspire, educate and encourage travellers to understand responsible tourism by providing culturally immersive experiences, supporting local communities and projects. Make one of these experience's yours - Contact us today!