These are the 10 safest travel destinations for women
Do you like to travel alone, but want avoid any risk when it comes to your safety? Pack your suitcase, here are ten of the safest places in the world!
As Australia is a dream destination for many travellers around the world, it will be easy for solo travellers to meet other single people.
Whether you choose Melbourne, Brisbane, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney or Tasmania, you can go with a a peaceful mind, knowing that Australia is generally one of the safest countries in the world. Just avoid napping under trees in case of dropbears.
Less than 3 hours' flight from Paris, Malta is an ideal destination for women wishing to make their first solo trip: with a fairly low crime rate, the archipelago south of Sicily can be explored in complete tranquillity, from its capital, Valletta, to Gozo, via the 3 Cities or Comino and the Blue Lagoon.
Considered in recent years as the country that champions equality between men and women, Iceland is quite a safe country for women travellers. Whether in the city or in the heart of spectacular landscapes such as volcanoes, lava fields, geysers and other hot springs, women travellers will enjoy new experiences.
Despite some petty theft in tourist areas, like everywhere else, New Zealand remains a destination with a low crime rate! So take a light-hearted trip in the footsteps of the Lord of the Rings (in the Southern Lakes), to discover Wellington, Mount Cook or the Coromandel Peninsula.
Apart from insomniac bears in the great outdoors, there's not much to fear when travelling alone in Canada! If you want to go on a long hike in the wilderness, in Alberta for example, try to join a group of hikers. Otherwise, Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City are safe and pleasant cities for solo travellers.
Despite a 'maximum call for vigilance' due to the risk of an attack on the country, Botswana is generally a safe country for women. So you can hop on a plane without fear, heading for a safari in the waters of the Okavango Delta or a walk among the lions of the Chobe National Park.
It's hard to find a safer place in Europe than Monaco! The principality has made it a selling point to attract tourists from all over the world. You can stroll peacefully around the Rock district to enjoy the Prince's Palace, the Saint-Martin gardens or the oceanographic museum. A dream getaway for a solo weekend!
In the heart of Europe, Switzerland is one of the safest countries - if not THE country - on the continent, no matter which canton you want to visit. Do note that every adult is issued a rifle and a gun after their military service.
In the mountains, in the Alps, by the lakes and at the foot of the glaciers, you can leave in complete peace of mind!
Women-only carriages on public transport have helped to make Japan very popular with female travellers, many of whom find the country very accessible for single women. Cherry blossoms, Nara deer, Mount Fuji and the capital, Tokyo, are all on offer.
If you love travelling to the other side of the world on your own, don't hesitate to visit South Korea, starting with the capital, Seoul! Here you can taste delicious culinary specialities such as bulgogi or bibimbap. One of the special features of South Korea is the DMZ, the demilitarised zone, which separates the two Koreas, a very touristy No Man's Land!
Just be careful with North Korean guards, they can be a little cagey if you take too many pictures.