There is nothing quite like travelling solo. Exploring new places and experiencing new things by yourself can be an eye-opening and almost life-changing adventure. You have the freedom to fully enjoy your experience and indulge yourself without compromise. While deciding to undertake a trip alone may seem daunting, it is becoming more and more common. Travelling alone opens up a whole range of exciting ways to experience an overseas adventure. However, there is one thing that often puts people off booking solo trips or holidays, and this is the single supplement. We have put together a comprehensive guide with all you need to know about single supplements, so that you can book your solo trip with absolute confidence.
Simply put, a single supplement is an extra cost charged to travellers that book a room that they won't be sharing with a partner. When you don't share with someone else, the tour operator or hotel is losing out on the fee they would have gained from two travellers. The single supplement is therefore charged in order to make up the full cost of the room. This is why travelling alone can sometimes be more expensive.
With a bit of research and planning, you can reduce or even avoid the extra cost of travelling alone. Check up on the following before booking your solo trip:
Sometimes a single supplement is unavoidable. But there are many benefits to having your own room on a tour, which definitely makes the extra cost worth it.
The vast majority of our tours at Encounters Travel have a mandatory single supplement. This will apply whenever a single room is requested or whenever a same-sex room share can't be arranged.
The following tours are exceptions to this:
On all other tours, a single supplement is charged if you wish to have a single room or if we can't arrange a room share. Where possible, we will arrange a room share if passengers request this (with another traveller of the same sex). If you have already paid the single supplement, we will remove and refund this back to you.
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