The stigma of traveling alone is on its way out the door with the rise of solo trips, tours and cruises tailor made for those going it alone. Last month, Intrepid Travel jumped on the trend, launching three dedicated solo-only trips featuring three of the company’s most popular itineraries—Classic Rajasthan, South Morocco Discovery and Cafe Colombia—that will run exclusively for solo travelers. Each itinerary departs next March, and like all of Intrepid Travel’s tours, is free of single supplements. For example, the 15-day Classic Rajasthan itinerary, starting at $1,310 pp, travels through India, visiting the historic forts and Maharajah’s palaces. Solo travelers will have the opportunity to search for the elusive Bengal tiger, go on a sunset camel safari and soak up the local culture.
“Traveling alone on a group tour is a great way to see the world—you have an expert guide to help you avoid the tourist traps, plus ready-made friends for a karaoke session, a street food tour or just a chat over the breakfast table,” says Leigh Barnes, North American managing director for Intrepid Travel. According to the company, more than half of its passengers are currently traveling solo. For more information, visit intrepidtravel.com.