Women only tour to Colombia
Colombia at a Glance
Hop off the tourist route and dive into the colourful heart of this dynamic, captivating country. A true off the beaten path adventure awaits on this women only tour to Colombia.
In no time at all you’ll find yourself salsa dancing the nights away, eating at Michelin star restaurants, tucking into more-ish street food finds and joining in merry rum tastings. Our adventure starts and ends with the tastiest restaurants in Colombia making this trip the ideal holiday for a foodie. We will experience all of Colombia’s best: hiking through lush, green coffee regions, exploring the Rosario Islands and even learning about the women of the Zenu tribe.
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Colombia enjoys a stable year-round climate, but it can get particularly hot and humid on the coast. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
Proof of travel insurance is required before joining day 1 of any Meetup Tour. International flights are not included. All SoFe Travelers are required to prove that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR produce a negative test taken at least 72 hours before the start of the Meetup Tour.
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A SoFe Travel leader joins groups larger than 5, maximizing your adventure and ensuring you’re well taken care of.
No math on vacay.
From driver to guide to included experiences. You only need take out your wallet for those extra arepas.
Get your beauty sleep.
Enjoy our hand-picked, premium accommodation combining the best of design, location and comfort.
WELCOME TO BOGOTA!
Airport pick up, welcome meeting and dinner
You’ll be greeted at the airport by our driver, who will be holding a sign with The Solo Female Traveler Network logo, and taken to our swanky hotel. Located in the Chico neighborhood, it’s just a block from the famous Park 93. We recommend that your flight lands before 3pm. That way, you’ll be able to join our welcome meeting and dinner at El Cielo. Named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, avant-garde cooking techniques are mixed with traditional methods of Colombian cuisine for an outstanding overall experience. It’s time to celebrate the beginning of an incredible adventure together! Meals: dinner
Peace tour, taste local delicacies for lunch & dinner at El Cielo
Our theme for today is peace, and this shines through on the walking tour of Bogotá. We’ll witness firsthand how commodities like coffee and coca are forming the foundations for lasting peace in Colombia, and be inspired by stories of perseverance and bravery. Creativity simply bursts at the seams of this city in terms of vibrant colors, food, coffee, and the blend of colonial and modern architecture. Lunch is at Casa Mama Luz, whose award-winning Ajiaco soup made her a Netflix documentary star! This evening we go bar hopping on a beer tour through Bogotá, visiting local pubs and sampling some of Colombia’s more unique artisanal brews. Meals: breakfast and lunch.
BOGOTÁ TO SALENTO
Food tour, flight to Salento and a gunpowder game
Food, glorious food… Send your palate on a sensory adventure on a food tour through Bogota’s historic streets. We visit street food stalls and longstanding bakeries, and take in just as much local cuisine as we do architectural eye candy and cultural context. Every stop dishes up a heaping portion of traditional flavor and ingredients, captivating conversations, and authentic Bogotá life. Later, fit in a quick afternoon siesta on the plane ride to Salento, a region so beautiful that it made the UNESCO heritage list. We’ll check in to our cozy hotel and relax a while before sampling nightlife the Colombian way – with Tejo, and beer! Tejo is a game involving steel discs hurled towards a metal ring rigged with gunpowder – a spectacle not to be missed. Meals: Breakfast and snacks on the street food tour
Jeep Willy adventure & family farm lunch and coffee tasting, solo evening
Today is all about the two things that make this region a travelers’ favorite: unusually tall palm trees and coffee plantations. Jump on Jeep Willys this morning for an off road rumble over the mountains of the scenic Cocora Valley and then stretch your legs on a 2-hour walk along scenic trails. We’ll have lunch in Salento, and visit a coffee farm to learn about the coffee making process on a coffee tour. Meals: breakfast and lunch
SALENTO TO MEDELLÍN
Orchid farm visit, lunch and a solo evening in Medellin
Leaving Salento, we drive towards Medellin. We break up the journey with a stop at a beautiful orchid farm called “La Romelia”. This is a family tourism project born from José and Marisa’s love for nature. José and Marisa have dedicated more than half of their lives to the collection, study and conservation of orchids among other plants, committing to the preservation and restoration of the native flora. We’ll do a 2.5 hour nature walk, seeing many bird and flower varietals before visiting Finca la Romelia for a delicious lunch, and continuing our journey onwards to Medellin. Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Comuna 13 & lunch with women from Las Berracas
Today we share in stories of Medellín’s troubled past, and its residents’ visions for a brighter future. Once considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities, we’ll see for ourselves its drastic turnaround, and how the many parks, excellent cable car system, and warm locals are testament to the strength of Colombian people. We’ll head to Comuna 13, a hillside favela known for its vivid street murals, electric stairs, and layered history. Lunch is with women from Las Berracas, a local community project that empowers single mothers and domestic violence survivors. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meals: breakfast and lunch
MEDELLÍN TO CARTEGENA
Climb up El Peñol de Guatapė, domestic flight & solo evening
Have you heard of El Peñol de Guatapé? Today we climb up its 654 steps wedged into the crack of the granite inselberg. Surprisingly, it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the top – and the views are sensational. If you’re more of a ‘sip coffee and wave from below’ kind of girl, people watching from the café at the base is a fun activity in itself. After lunch at the waterfront we’ll catch a flight to Cartegena and check into our centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish. Meals: breakfast and lunch
CARTEGENA AND BORA BORA BEACH
Explore the Rosario Islands and celebrate over a farewell dinner
Travel by speedboat for 1 hour today to reach the amazing Bora Bora beach on the Rosario Islands archipelago. What a place to unwind after a busy few days exploring Colombia! Lounge in the sun, sip fruity drinks, say hello to resident toucans and swim in the crystal clear waters. We’ll return to Cartagena for a last evening of wonderful food together, this time at a Colombian Carribean restaurant acclaimed for its artistic plating and inspiring menu. We’ll reminisce over an incredible week and making plans to meet again. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After a final breakfast together, it’s time to say goodbye and make your way to the airport (or your next destination…). Check out from your hotel by 12pm and chat with your guide to arraneg your airport transfer, This brilliant Colombia Meetup Tour may have come to an end, but you’ll have entertaining stories to share, photos of beautiful destinations, and countless memories made with solo female travelers who’ve now become friends. Meals: breakfast
Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with on your Meetup Tour.
AC Hotel by Marriott Bogota Zona T
Salento Real Hotel
Hotel Nacar, Cartagena
This sleek, brand new hotel showcases its Spanish roots and offers wonderful service. It’s well located to dozens of restaurants, nightlife and parks and makes for an ideal base from which to explore this lively city.
Bright, colorful and brimming with fresh flowers outside, this small, sweet hotel has a homey feel and comfortable, spacious rooms. There is a delicious restaurant inside serving traditional meals prepared with local, fresh ingredients.
This boutique hotel is light, airy, and modern inside but inside a historical landmark building. It’s close to the best of Medellín and has a beautiful rooftop pool overlooking the city.
*Note: arrival and departure are at different airports.
Bogota: El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
We recommend that you arrive by 3pm to make it in time for the welcome meeting and experience the nightlife in Bogota. Your airport transfer will meet you with a sign with The Solo Female Traveler Network Travel logo. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to the hotel together.
Cartegena: Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG)
Hotel check out is at 10am. You are welcome to leave any time today. Ask your guide to help you arrange a ride to the airport or share a transfer with fellow travelers. The departure transfer is not included
- International airfares
- Visa fee if applicable
- Travel insurance (mandatory for all travelers)
- Airport drop off
- Any meals not listed under inclusions
- Any optional activities as indicated in the itinerary
- A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
- Final payment is due 90 days before departure.
- Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
- If you cancel your spot earlier than 90 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
- No refunds on deposits.
- See our terms and conditions for more.
On rare occasions, any domestic flight that we include in this trip may be changed or canceled with little notice. Remember, we cannot control the decisions that airlines make, so sometimes amendments will need to be made to our mode of transportation. Rest assured that if this happens, we will still get you to your destination. Part of the unique experience of traveling in any form is having the flexibility and grace to embrace detours
Obtaining the appropriate visa is your responsibility. Many nationalities do not need a Colombian visa for a tourist or business stay of 90 days or less or for cumulative stays of 180 days or less per calendar year.
Please check this list to verify the process for your country.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
The baggage allowance for our internal flights is 1 check in suitcase that is a maximum of 30lbs/15kg and 1 carryon. An additional fee applies to bags that exceeds this.
What our travelers say
My second tour with SoFe Travel!
My Third trip with SoFe was awesome!
Unique and fun experience
“SoFe’s preparations prior to the trip were excellent and it was very helpful in getting ready for Colombia. I loved the food + graffiti tour in Bogota, as well as seeing the wax palms in the Cocora Valley. Also visiting the coffee farm and the cooking session was a highlight!” Selese | Colombia, Iceland, Peru
“This was my 3rd solo trip with SoFe, and just like all the others, this tour was AMAZING! Our guide Linda is basically my best friend now. I’m obsessed with her and can’t wait to go back to Colombia.” Kylee | Colombia, Iceland, Egypt
“Linda, our local guide was fantastic. Everyone on the Meetup Tour was lovely too. I really loved the convenience of having all the transportation and itinerary handled by SoFe. Salento was really pretty, and my favorite place we visited on this itinerary” Laura | Colombia
Photos from the road
We looove to collect and share photos from our Solo Female Traveler Meetup Tours. To see more images from Colombia, check out the stories on our Instagram! @solofemaletravel When you travel with us, tag @sofetravel so we can find your posts.