By KarryOn Collective14 Feb 2017Found yourself a bit Jason Derulo this V Day? Have no fear, Contiki are here to inspire your next solo adventures this Valentines day and beyond. Let’s face it, those heart shaped chocolates are totally comprising your summer beach bod, that bunch of roses will be wilting by tomorrow and who wants to pay double for dinner off a set menu with half the number of dishes to choose from? That’s why this Valentine’s Day, Contiki is celebrating all that is glorious about being single and has picked five of the best trips for singletons looking to embark on a soul searching, memory making adventure of a lifetime. With around 50% of Contiki travellers going it alone, you’re also more than likely to meet some like-minded friends who you can share stories, snacks and selfies with along the way! So grab your passport and jump on a ride… It’s time to make like Derulo and ride solo on one of these amazing trips. 1. Eternal India For those who are used to having a significant other in their life sometimes the hardest thing about being single is learning to enjoy your own company. India has long been associated with pilgrimages and spiritual journeys and this is the perfect destination to head to if you’re looking to find some inner peace. Contiki’s Eternal India takes travellers for some quiet moments of reflection at the mesmerising Taj Mahal, go in search of the elusive tiger in Ranthambhore National Park and take part in an Indian cooking masterclass. Round off this amazing adventure in the south’s beachy wonderland; Goa. Oozing hippy charm, this is a guaranteed tropical treat for all the senses. 2. European Highlights Holiday planning can switch from being exciting to stressful in an instant, especially if you’re planning alone, so sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts. Contiki’s European Highlights is a two week high energy trip designed for those who want to do and see anything and everything! Party in Amsterdam, shop till you drop in London, gallery hop in Paris, eat enough pizza for two in Rome and enjoy being footloose and fancy free in glamorous Monaco. 3. Southern Adventure Setting out on a solo adventure takes some guts, so why not jet off to the ‘home of the brave’ and build your confidence whilst taking in the very best sights, sounds and flavours of the Deeth. Kick of your trip in the vibrant cultural melting-pot of New Orleans and end up in the bright lights of downtown LA. Highlights in-between include taking in the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, indulging in a BBQ feast in Texas and bonding with your fellow travellers on a group night out on Beale Street where the Blues music scene was born. 4. Iberian Peninsula and Morocco Let your hair down in the party destination to end all party destinations, the island of Ibiza, and dance into the small hours in one of Barcelona’s buzzing bars on this 21-day Contiki trip, which explores Spain, Morocco and Portugal in one amazing journey. There’s only one thing better than shopping and that’s shopping without having to buy presents for someone else so venture into Marrakech’s endless medinas and hunt out unique gifts and barter for bargains which you can keep all to yourself. Lisbon is one of the hottest cities to head to right now so don’t forget to treat your sweet tooth to some delicious traditional Portuguese custard tarts in this capital of cool. 5. ‘Sweet As’ South Those with an appetite for adventure and the impulse to go it alone without wanting to stray too far from home should look no further than New Zealand. This country packs quite the punch with waterfalls, nightclubs, geothermic mud pools, mountains and activities to suit everyone from adrenaline junkies to beach bums. Do something you’ll remember forever and set your pulse racing with a ride on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown. From there take a glacier flight over Mt Cook to see the country’s highest mountain and take a tour around the iconic Speight’s Brewery where sampling is simply seen as good manners. For more info visit contiki.com Will you be going on any of these solo adventures? Share your thoughts below. Other stories you may like Flight Centre employees, are transfers to Paris in your future? Become a Switzerland expert & go in the running to WIN a spot on a famil These short and sweet escapes are so close you can almost touch them!