Singles, don’t wallow in the fact that you’re not all doe-eyed and loved-up today, because Intrepid has way better plans for you.

The small group adventure travel company is bucking the trend of “cheesy Valentine’s Day advertising” by choosing today to release its solo trip offerings for 2018.

“While the travel industry focuses on romantic getaways, solo travel is becoming increasingly popular as singles realise that you don’t have to have a partner to get out and explore the world”.

Brett Mitchell, Intrepid’s Regional Director Asia Pacific.

Oh, plus Solo travel is so hot right now.

Intrepid cites news research revealing that out of 1,000 Aussies 90% of 18-24 year olds were most likely to travel solo in a small group, closely followed by 25-34 year olds at 84%.

Intrepid Travel’s solo trips include an eight day tour of India’s famous golden triangle which takes travellers from Delhi to Agra and Jaipur.

Departing on March 19 and priced from $867, highlights include watching an Indian sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon, visiting the Taj Mahal and experiencing the scenic Moata Lake.

On the 9 day Classic Peru – For Solo-Travellers solos can visit the steps of the Incas, Machu Picchu and vibrant markets.

The trip starts at $2,695 per person twin share. Departing on April 14 and June 16.

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During the Beautiful Bali for Solo Travellers journey you can conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, explore an underwater world in Bali Barat National Park and feast on delicious Balinese cuisine.

The 9 day trip departs May 28 & August 27, costing $1,235 per person twin share. 

Departing September 23, 2018 the Best of Morocco- For Solo Travellers takes travellers from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the endless sands of the Sahara, and from the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech, the rich history and natural beauty of Morocco await.

Priced from $1,530 per person twin share.

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With food a perfect way to bring people together, Intrepid has released a Mexico Real Food Adventure specifically for solo travellers (departing 24 March).

This nine-day adventure leads in at $2,295 and will see travellers emerge themselves in local food markets, street food (taco crawl, anyone?) and fresh local seafood on the beach.

Independent travellers can take in the best of Vietnam on Vietnam Express Southbound – For Solo Travellers

Sip coffee with locals in Hanoi, shop up a storm in the Old Quarter, cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through old-world Hue and Hoi An, and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.

Image: Khoi Nguyen Anh Dang / Shutterstock.com

Image: Khoi Nguyen Anh Dang 

Departing on 20 Nov 2018, this trip is priced from $1,485 per person twin-share.

Single supplements are available on all or parts of Intrepid Travel’s solo travel itineraries, excluding the Classic Peru- for Solo-Travellers trip.

For more information or to book visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/au/about/solo-travel

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