Join Small Group Trips

Join Small Group Trips - Solo travelers or Couples

  • Are you looking for companions to accompany you on your adventure?
  • Do you want to travel in the safety of a small group?
  • Are you interested in meeting new people while also enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime adventure?
  • Do you want the benefit of lower costs by sharing expenses for transportation, guided tours and activities?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to consider Small Group Trips in South America! This means you can travel in a small open group with people of similar interests.
Solo travel is becoming more and more popular. Here are some things to help you decide if you want to travel solo or join a group.


For Solo Travelers

Cost

When traveling in a group, common costs are shared among the group members. This includes things such as the guide's pay and expenses, transportation costs, day tour costs, etc. When there isn't a group to share the expenses, the solo traveler has the burden of covering all the costs. When traveling solo, expect to pay a higher rate than may be advertised. Most advertised rates for trips start with a minimum of 2 people. 

Safety

At Adios Adventure Travel, the safety of both our guests and our team is our primary concern. All of our guides are licensed in their respective countries. Upon confirming travel, you'll receive the name and local phone number of the local contact in the area(s) you'll be visiting. They are available to you for travel assistance throughout your trip in South America. Our guides will do whatever they can to ensure that you feel safe during your trip.


Join (or Set Up Your Own!) Open Group

Another growing trend is joining an already established open group, or setting up your own itinerary and opening it up for others to join.

It's not only cheaper to travel with a buddy, it can also be safer. There are thousands of potential buddies out there searching for people like you. How can travel companions find each other?

First, decide what countries you want to visit and the destinations you want to explore. The more specific you are, the more likely you are to narrow the potential pool of chums to those with similar interests. If you want to visit Peru and Bolivia or Ecuador, it may be more difficult to find companions. But we can help you break up your trip into segments by country or by destination. For example, almost everyone who goes to Peru will go to Machu Picchu, which is the most expensive part, and having a companion for this portion will bring the most value to you. 

We often have travelers who elect to open their groups for others to join. If you're interested, please contact us for a current list of open groups.  It's helpful if your travel dates are flexible.

 

 9-Day Patagonia Adventure December 2020 (2 spots left)

 

 

5-Day Classic Inca Trail Hike Sept 9-13, 2020 (4 spots left)

 

 

Here is a list of resources to find your travel buddy and set up your own trip:

Use your personal social media pages. You control the information posted and who sees it.

FACEBOOK
"I need a travel buddy" join public group

FACEBOOK
Adventure and Travel Mates join public group

GAFFL
Free networking site

TRIP TOGETHER
Free social platform with a website and a phone app with over 1 million registered users

TRAVEL SISTERS
Free women-only website based app for finding a female travel buddy.

LONELY PLANET FACEBOOK TRAVELERS GROUP
Join free group and post questions looking for buddies

Most web-based sites will ask you to set up an account in order to join the community.

Tips for searching for buddies and companions on open forums and websites:

  • Don't reveal your home address or private information until you are 100% satisfied that the travel buddy(s) you found is legitimate. Even then there's no reason to provide your address unless you're in the same town and want to share a ride to the airport.
  • Don't send any money or payments to a travel buddy.
  • If you're looking for companions to join your trip, be prepared to put them in touch with your tour operator or send them the full itinerary, cost, and all flight details.
  • It's important to reveal age, fitness requirements, and special interests. Be open to their interests as well. Think of this as a dating app for travelers.
  • Each person in the group should be allowed to pay their individual trip cost directly to the tour operator.
  • Expect to pay slightly more for single hotel room occupancy.
  • You can choose to open segments of your trip to buddies, like organized hikes or tours, and travel solo the rest of the time.

Adios Adventure Travel is not responsible for the terms and conditions for using any third-party website or app. Most users have not had background checks, and it's up to you to determine the reliability of information and content posted by others. If in doubt or inappropriate, walk away.
The content of this page is informational only. Adios Adventure Travel is not endorsing the use of these sites and is not responsible for the safety of travelers who choose to use any of this information for organizing their trips.