Peru offers a great combo for single travelers: Rich history and culture, with great food and a diverse landscape – from desert to mountains and rainforest. And there’s something for everyone, Lonely Planet reports, from ancient ruins to neon-lit discos!
The sights: One of the top hiking trails in the world is the Inca Trail in the Andes Mountains from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Past visitors say the trek makes you feel like you are discovering these ancient ruins for the first time. You can do it in four days and camp or take the train up and do a half-day hike. When you get to the top, you look down on an ancient city. Independent Traveler also recommends rafting/canoeing/kayaking trips on nearby rivers like the Urabamba and Apurimac.
Singles Travel International recommends a stop in Cusco to chat with fellow travelers. “It’s hip in an Old World sense,” Weiler said of the town. “Everyone’s either just finishing the hike or starting it.”
The cost: Hotel and airfare costs are down 24 percent from a year ago, Expedia reports.