Group Travel vs. Solo Travel: Which Should You Choose?

Traveling is exciting. It's an adventure where every step can lead to an unforgettable experience. It's an opportunity to explore the exotic, discover incredible destinations and create memories that will last a lifetime.

But how you travel can have a huge impact on your trip. While the intrepid Indiana Jones prefers flying solo, there are many advantages to traveling as part of a larger group.

As with all travel options, the right decision for you boils down to what you want to gain from the experience.



Many solo sightseers are experienced travelers. They have been there and done that. They are comfortable with the idea of striking out on their own with nothing but their wits and wisdom.

These travelers enjoy the freedom that traveling alone offers and believe they'll save money along the way. And, in many cases, that's all true.

However, there are some major drawbacks to traveling alone.

First, many solo travelers overlook experiences they could be enjoying on their trip. Thus, you might save money, but you miss out on ziplining through million-year-old gorges, dipping your toes into volcanic hot springs, and seeing the dance routines of indigenous tribes.

The result may be a good vacation, but it is often one devoid of a deeper, richer understanding of the cultures and places you visit.

Of course, food and dining are significant elements of any adventure.

Many solo sightseers choose to stay at inexpensive hostels and dine on food picked up from the supermarkets, cooked on a questionably functional stove, and eaten alone in a deserted kitchen. This robs them of the fun and conversations that come with dining out with a group of fellow travelers.

Traveling in a group provides you with access to a group of like-minded, adventure-loving people. You can try local delicacies like frog legs, shark, fondue, and discuss the many places and experiences enjoyed during the day's adventures. These dinners do more than just soothe starving stomachs; they build friendships and a stronger appreciation of the places visited.


Finally, one of the main reasons that solo sightseers speed off on their own is that they cherish their freedom. They fear that group tours will limit their opportunities and restrict them to boring itineraries. 

But the right group tours actually create freedom. These tours alleviate travel delays by eliminating time-sucking detours caused by language barriers and foreign signs. Group tours take care of all the hassles that travel can create. They leave you free to enjoy the experience without having to spend time nailing down the logistics.


Group tour providers carefully screen every restaurant, destination, and tour so that you come home with memories from only the very best that each destination on your itinerary has to offer.

Many solo travelers flock to Wanderlist Tours because our tours create a perfect balance of friendships, freedom, and fun. Discover our upcoming international journeys and to book a reservation for your next adventure.