Five places solo travellers may not think of, but should

Tourist in Mexico.
Spend a day walking around Mexico. Photo credit: Supplied.

With travel costs remaining at relatively affordable levels, more and more people are booking solo adventures.

While most travellers head to the usual destinations - the UK, US or Australia - adventure travel company Intrepid is challenging solo travellers to push the boundaries of their comfort zone.

So where should a solo traveller go then? Intrepid Travel have released their top five destinations for solo travellers.

Tourist at Taj Mahal.
Visit the Taj Mahal. Photo credit: Supplied

1. India

India is a feast for the senses, but to some it can be overwhelming to explore on your own.

For solo travellers getting their first taste of India, we recommend the 'golden triangle' from Delhi to Agra to Jaipur.

You'll get to see the iconic highlights like the Taj Mahal and the scenic Moata Lake.

Tourist in Peru.
Put your walking shoes on and discover Peru. Photo credit: Supplied.

2. Peru

Some travellers can be put off by the language barriers and physical challenges of Machu Picchu.

If you can handle the burn in your thighs, you can retrace the steps of the Incas, explore vibrant markets and meet locals.

Tourist in Morocco.
You'll also need the walking shoes in Morocco. Photo credit: Supplied.

3. Morocco

Females travelling solo to Morocco could be overwhelmed by the prospect of travelling to a place where women are viewed more conservatively than here in New Zealand.

If you're okay with this, make sure you check out the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, endless sands of the Sahara or the spice markets of Marrakech.

Tourist eating food in Mexico.
Join a food tour group. Photo credit: Supplied.

4. Mexico

Join a food tour group and spend your day travelling around tasting tacos, burritos and tequila.

There are plenty of like-minded people doing the same thing, and it's a great way to experience this vibrant country.

View of Halong Bay in Vietnam.
Stunning view at Halong Bay in Vietnam. Photo credit: Supplied.

5. Vietnam

Don't let the fact that Aussies love this place put you off.

The bustle and sheer fear of crossing the road can scare some, but once you've figured that out - or stayed well away from the roads - the experience makes it worth the initial nerves.

Check out the French influence in Hanoi and the stunning beauty of Halong Bay. If shopping is your thing, head to Hoi An, then plan an evening out on a rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City.