“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Traveling solo may seem daunting, those who take the plunge find that it can be exciting and empowering. Stepping out of your comfort zone, believing in yourself and discovering what you’re capable of can be amazingly liberating. After all, in the words of author Neale Donald Walsch, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone“.
Do you ever find that you spend so much of your life rushing around that it can be easy to forget to take time for yourself? Traveling solo can be a great way of boosting your wellbeing. It gives you time to pause, reflect, enjoy some solitude and appreciate number one. You may surprise yourself and discover an inner strength and confidence you didn’t know you had.
A solo trip gives you the freedom to embark on a life-changing adventure without having to dance to anyone else’s tune. You can do what you want, when you want, following your own agenda and engaging with people as much or as little as you like. Lone travelers can find that they are particularly receptive to meeting new people and being part of an organized tour is a great way of enjoying the company of other like-minded individuals. Having said that, you can always retreat for some privacy and quiet time – when you’re travelling solo, you don’t have to fit in to anyone else’s schedule!
Week-long itineraries with Ecoventura – the perfect way to try out some solo travel
A voyage with Ecoventura offers the perfect solution for solo wander-lusters. Our trio of luxury expedition vessels – Origin, Theory and Evolve – are the only Relais & Chateaux ships sailing the Galapagos Islands. Our yachts accommodate no more than 20 guests at any one time, providing a comfortable and intimate cruise experience. With the lowest guest-to-guide ratio in the archipelago, our dedicated team is on call 24/7 to ensure you will want for nothing.
Each ship offers ten light, bright designer staterooms boasting stunning panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean. Our guests are always impressed by the high levels of comfort, service and amenities on what truly are floating boutique hotels. Our chefs serve up exquisite dishes using the finest, fresh, locally sourced ingredients – just what you would expect from Relais & Chateaux members, even floating ones. Our expert naturalist guides, handpicked for their exhaustive local knowledge of the archipelago, are walking encyclopaedias and their passion for the Galapagos is infectious.
Special offer for individual guests
Travelers can choose between one of two sensational 7 day/8 night itineraries; perfect ways to explore these remarkable islands on your own, whilst giving the structure and comfort of a pre-designed route that shows off everything the Galapagos have to offer.
And what’s more, we are currently offering solo travelers a special promotional price on selected departures in 2023. SINGLE CABINS are available on selected 2023 departure dates for just $10,950 (a considerable saving of $6050 from our standard cabin rates).
On board, you will enjoy your very own spacious stateroom (the same size cabin as when occupied by two people) with private bathroom; equipped with all the luxury amenities you can expect from yachts that consistently set the bar for luxury small-ship cruising in the archipelago.
There are a number of communal areas perfect for kicking back and relaxing. Our roomy and relaxed salon lounge is where guests tend to gather for briefings and to socialize in the evenings. The sundeck comes complete with a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and daybeds and regular refreshment is on offer from our open bar. Our well-equipped fitness center is popular with those keen to keep in shape onboard.
As a solo traveler, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get to know other, like-minded guests through group meet-ups and excursions, shared dining experiences, and swapping wild-life stories at the end of a busy day exploring the islands. The environment on board is a perfect balance to mix and mingle as much, or as little, as you’d like.
Please note that the special offer quoted above is limited to two cabins per departure and is not available in combination with any other discount or promotion.