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The Perfect Trips
For Traveling Solo
Solo Travel

The Best Solo Travel Experiences

Take time to discover yourself. Western River Expeditions rafting vacations are the perfect fit for the solo travel experience. Solo travel holds a certain advantage - even within the security of the newly formed group on the river: Not only are single spaces on our trips more flexible, but traveling single liberates you from the expectations that may subconsciously bind your natural curiosity back home.

Meet new friends, get to know our wonderful guides, and relax in some of the most scenic destinations in the world.

The Perfect Trip

A Western River guest describes her solo travel experience on a Grand Canyon 3 Day River Trip. Having recently lost her husband, she decides to raft the Grand Canyon solo. She takes home unforgettable memories and new friends from around the world.

Solo Travel

We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Customer Reviews

Traveling Solo? No Problem!

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To anyone thinking about doing this trip on their own, which I did, do not be put off, you will meet some amazing people. What more can you want in today’s world than waking up when the sun rises and going to sleep when the sun sets, you have no concept of what time or day it is!!! Enjoy!

Solo, But never Alone

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I met a friend who told me he’d been on this life-changing trip rafting down the Colorado River. I was in the mood for some life changing, so after hearing tales of Lava and Hermit and “riding on the front,” I signed up with Western River Expeditions. None of my friends were interested, so I just signed up solo. From the moment I arrived, I was never alone. I met some amazing people that week - an incredible family from Wisconsin, a veteran rafter and her daughter-in-law and her mom, and loads of other people who became quick friends. I count those six days rafting down the Colorado as some of the best times I’ve ever had - by land or by boat. I have never laughed so hard (or held on so tight) as I did rafting those amazing rapids, hiking side canyons, and lounging around at night.

Most Popular Trips for Solo Travelers

Arizona

Grand Canyon 3 Day River Trip

With just 2 nights on the river, a helicopter ride into the canyon, whitewater rafting, incredible meals, a jetboat ride and easy access from Las Vegas, our Grand Canyon 3-day river trip is one of our most popular introductory solo travel experiences.

From: $1299

Arizona

Grand Canyon 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Explore the first 188 miles of Grand Canyon. Experience world-class whitewater including legendary Lava Falls, Hermit, Crystal and more. Hike to waterfalls, ruins, and astounding side canyons. If you’re up for a longer solo trip, this is the one!

From: $2699

Utah

Colorado River 4 Day Cataract Canyon

Experience 4 days and 3 nights down the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park. Wind through stunning sandstone sculptures and encounter some of the best whitewater in North America.

From: $1475

Idaho

Salmon River 5-6 Day Middle Fork

Traversing the remote and rugged mountains of central Idaho, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a legend among river runners. Designated as a National “Wild & Scenic River,” this fast-paced trip has incredible hikes, whitewater and scenery.

From: $1720

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