7 Best Countries to Visit for Solo Female Travelers
In recent years, several women from around the globe have been setting off on solo trips and having the best time possible. Traveling alone is not just a liberating experience but also a great way to become more confident and independent. It also provides a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about new languages, countries, and cultures.
However, the question that comes to everyone’s mind is how safe is it for a female to travel alone? Well! Thanks to the advancement of tourism, many countries offer females a safe, fun, and enriching holiday. We have put together a list of seven countries perfect for women to embark on a solo journey.
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The small island city of Singapore has always been a top favorite for family holidays. But did you know it is also considered the safest Asian country for travelers? More and more women are visiting the garden city that is a treasure-trove of myriad attractions. It is a melting pot of different cultures and has managed to strike an outstanding balance between ancient and modern attractions. It is brimming with futuristic theme parks, verdant gardens, mouthwatering cuisine, colorful temples, incredible wildlife, and beautiful islands. The best part is that it has interests for various age groups, so whether you are a culture vulture, nature lover, or thrill-seeker, you will find something to do here. The crime rate is almost non-existent here, making it an ideal choice for female travelers.
Made more popular after the Lord of the Rings movie franchise, New Zealand is a fantastic destination for solo female travelers. This picturesque country has been on the bucket list but is also an expensive place to visit. The country’s landscape is adorned with magnificent mountain ranges and mysterious caves making it an ideal playground for adventure sports. Whether it is river rafting, off-road driving, ziplining, jetboating, rock climbing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, or caving, there is no dearth of adrenaline-inducing activities here. New Zealand is also home to stunning beaches, spectacular rainforests, active volcanoes, geothermal areas, spotless glaciers, and shimmering lakes, making it a paradise for nature lovers.
Dubai & the United Arab Emirates
Dubai is another favorite for solo women travelers as the laws are very stringent and punishments are severe. The locals are warm and welcoming and place great importance on hospitality. The ex-pat population in the country is very high because of which you can see people from all walks of life. Dubai. one of the most visited cities in the world, is world-renowned for its glitz and glamour but also closely holds its values and traditions.
The city is famous for its iconic landmarks, its world-class Emirates Airline (And their breathtaking first class!) jaw-dropping architecture, cutting-edge theme parks, massive shopping malls, and endless stretch of desert. The only thing you need to remember is to follow the rules and dress modestly, especially in public and religious places. Get your Dubai visa in advance, as this city has the magic to attract visitors worldwide.
Spain is one of the most visitied countries in the world. But apart from that, it is also a clear winner when it comes to women’s safety. It is one of the few countries with a meager crime rate against women and low discrimination. This breathtaking country also offers deep-rooted history, splendid architecture, delicious cuisine, and sun-kissed Mediterranean beaches. It is also one of the most affordable nations in Western Europe, with excellent infrastructure and budget and luxurious accommodation. The country is also a famous destination for adventure sports such as bungee jumping, sky diving, and running of the bulls.
One of the countries that have gained a lot of popularity among solo women travelers is Georgia. You can find an assortment of Georgia packages that will make your visit worthwhile. It was formerly a part of the Soviet Union, but it is now ranked as one of the top ten safest countries to visit. And one of the cheapest! The country is still unexplored and hence makes for a great offbeat destination. Nestled in the imposing Caucasus Mountains, it is replete with medieval fortresses, rolling hills, grand mountains, charming monasteries, dark-sand beaches, and deep caves. Georgia also has impressive history and culture that is a boon for history buffs. The capital city of Tbilisi is the hub for arts, food, and culture and welcomes the most visitors. And traveling to Abkhazia is a real adventure too.
Undoubtedly one of the safest countries in North America, Canada boasts a diverse landscape, including snow-covered mountains, captivating natural wonders, cascading waterfalls, lush countryside, dense national parks, and pristine lakes. The cities here are always bustling with life with so many different cultures and cuisines. The icing on the cake is that Canadians are considered the friendliest people and a welcoming and helpful bunch. Whether you visit famous cities or spend time in the wilderness, rest assured that you will have a fun time exploring this gem of a country. It is also one of the few countries from where you can see the northern lights.
Scandinavian countries are believed to be the safest countries for female travelers. While you can take your pick from any of these countries, Denmark consists of a dynamic landscape and is blessed with abundant natural beauty.
From lush green forests, azure lakes, and sandy beaches to cliffs, amazing national parks, and striking mountains, this country has a surprise for you at every nook and corner. The smallest Scandinavian country is also a sovereign state with the royal family still in residence. So, no surprises here that it houses several castles and palaces that look right out of a fairy-tale. This is also a fantastic place for thrilling activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, paragliding, mountain biking, and more. 24 hours in Copenhagen is enough to make anyone fall in love with Denmark. And that’s without mentioning traveling to Greenland!
Many more countries, including Japan, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, and Finland, are fabulous places for female travelers. It depends on your budget, time, interests, and what kind of holiday you prefer. So, book your tickets, pack your bags, and embark on a beautiful journey to explore these countries.
Author Name: Savita Pillay
Author Bio: Savita Pillay is an educationist turned writer from Pune, India. She is an avid reader, who loves to travel and experiment with various cuisines while on the go.
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