If you're flexible enough to travel to a semi-exotic destination on less than a month's notice, you'll find great deals via Intrepid Travel. Escorted tours of semi-exotic destinations, such as the Dades Gorge in Morocco, Nairobi, Cairns, La Paz, and Denpasar are discounted by 20 percent when the date of the tour is fast approaching.
For example, a seven-night Inca Trail escorted tour departing Nov. 12 costs $908 per person (no single supplement) after including a local payment. The trip includes lodging, local transportation, entry fees, some meals, but no airfare. Groups (of a maximum of 16 travelers) tend to dine together.
Intrepid specializes in making solo travelers comfortable in its small groups. It doesn't charge a single supplement, unlike most tour package companies. A team of local porters will carry your bag and sleeping gear while you're on the Inca Trail. Intrepid is committed to giving decent wages to locals.
For a list of their latest 20 percent discounts, visit Intrepid Travel.