Solo Travelling in Asia
Asia is one of the most popular solo travel destinations for all ages and it's easy to see why. This diverse continent caters for all tastes and interests whether you're looking for an active holiday trekking mountains and tackling cycle routes or simply hoping to feel the sea gently lapping at your feet on one of Asia's tropical shorelines.
One tip to remember is Asia's hot and humid climate which can be trying for those not used to warm weather. Be prepared by researching the weather at the time of your trip so you can pack the appropriate clothing for monsoon season . It is also recommended that you pack lightly with suitable clothing and sun protection for the soaring temperatures during summer. It's also important to consult with your doctor for advice on any heath risks whilst travelling Asia; some countries will require travellers to receive vaccinations 4-8 weeks prior to your trip and Malaria tablets as a precaution.
You also can't go to Asia without trying some of the best local cuisine in the world. Whilst it's still important to not overlook food hygiene when travelling, Asia is one of the greatest places on Earth to try out traditional street food which is cooked outdoors with fresh, local ingredients. India is also home to some of the most fragrant and delicious cuisine, however it is advised that travellers stick with cooked vegetarian meals as a precaution and pack Probiotics and Charcoal tablets should they find themselves feeling a little queasy.
On the plus side, food, transport and accommodation are notoriously cheap in Asia and if you wish to venture out in your free time, our Explore tour leaders are always happy to help and point you in the right direction. However, strict deadlines are rarely part of local culture and that the laid back approach is definitely a way of life! English is also widely spoken in a lot of more tourist-friendly areas but a basic phrasebook is recommended to avoid misunderstandings; locals always appreciate attempts at their language.