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Modern cities with an old world influence, small villages on lush hills, and the dusty ancient ruins of Petra, Jordan is small but packed with culture and beauty.

We’ll enjoy a home cooked meal in Amman and soak in the Dead Sea with glamping in Petra and much more in between. You may come for those Petra views, but you will leave having experienced so much more. 

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Highlights

Learn to cook generations old recipes with a mother and daughter who welcome you to their table.

Wadi Rum Starry sky

Sleep in a luxury bubble under the stars in Wadi Rum.

Spend an afternoon with a female shepherd and her flock.

Join a women’s cooperative to learn local craft traditions.

Hike the stunning Barrah Canyon.

Float in the Dead Sea.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign and a smile to bring you to the hotel to meet the rest of the group. We’ll pick you up from the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman anytime today according to your arrival time. In the evening, we will have dinner to meet your fellow travelers and talk about the adventure ahead! Meals: dinner

Day 2
Amman

This morning, we will walk around the old city of Amman with our expert local guide. Marvel at the Citadel, The Roman Theatre, and the Jordan Folklore Museum. Explore one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods, Jabal al-Weibdeh, known for its stunning architecture, art galleries, and handcraft shops. Then we will visit a women's cooperative where you can learn a local craft practice while sharing lunch together. You'll have free time in the evening to explore Amman's markets or sample some local restaurants specializing in Jordanian cuisine. Meals: breakfast, lunch
Jordan view in Petra

Day 3
Amman to Petra

After breakfast, we’ll drive south to explore a town half as old as time -The Red Rose City of Petra. Transport to another era exploring the many caves and tombs of this “lost city”. Walk through ancient Nabatean, one of the modern 7 wonders of the world. Our guide will walk with us to see Qasr Al-Bint or the Royal Tombs. Meals: breakfast Drive time: approx. 3 hours

Day 4
Bedouin Life at Petra

Get ready for a very special day. In the morning, we will meet with the family members of a Bedouin female shepherd as they lead us on a desert hike to High Place of Sacrifice and Al Khubtha mountain. Along the way, we will also stop at a remote section of Petra called the Treasury to get the most Instagrammable shots of this Wonder of the World. Today's hike is strenuous at times but the secluded mountain scenery makes it worth the effort! We will meet a Bedouin family who will tell us about their lives and serve us a traditional Bedouin meal. Then the female shepherd will walk with us toward Petra herding her flock along the way. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 5
Wadi Rum

Head into the desert today as we drive 2 hours to Wadi Rum. This otherworldly red desert will blow you away with its natural beauty as you take a jeep tour through the sand. Along the way, we will visit the Disi Women’s Cooperative, whose aim is to revive Bedouin culture through authentic cultural experiences. If you're up for a little exercise, join on a short hike through Barrah Canyon, the most beautiful canyon in Wadi Rum. Rest after a great day at our glamp site under the stars! Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 6
Wadi Rum to Dead Sea

Wake up early for sunrise in Wadi Rum to catch a truly spectacular array of colors. If you're not an early riser, sleep in enjoying the silence of the desert. After a leisurely morning at camp, we will drive approximately 3 hours on the Jordan Valley Highway until we reach the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth and the brined waters are well-known for their healing properties. Spend your free afternoon floating in the sea, booking a spa appointment, or applying some healing mud for a full body mask. Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 7
Dead Sea

Relax with a leisurely morning at our Dead Sea resort. If you haven't had time to book a treatment at the spa or soak in the salty waters, now is the perfect time. We will depart back to Amman in the early afternoon. You'll have a few hours to walk around Amman on your own before the group's last night together. Test your skills in the kitchen with a cooking class with at a mother + daughter cooking school. Learn classics like tabbouleh, flat bread, and lentil soup from recipes created many generations ago before sitting down to eat your delicious creations for dinner. We'll also share a wine tasting from a local winery, a perfect way to end the week together. Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 8
Farewell for now

After breakfast, we can help you organize a ride to the airport or choose continue the adventure with us to Egypt! Meals: breakfast

Extend Your Meetup Tour

You’ve already taken the time off of work, booked your flights and made the effort to get to the Middle East. Why not extend your stay to really maximize your experience in the region?

Have you always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia or explore Istanbul? Now is your chance. This itinerary can be combined with our Turkey Meetup Tour! 

If you’re interested in combined tour options, reach out to meetuptours@sofetravel.com for booking assistance and special combined pricing. 

Accommodation

A highlight of our all-women Meetup Tour in Jordan is the accommodation. We hand-select all of our hotels to find premium, unique properties perfect for our groups. Here are two of our featured stays to give you an idea of the type of places you’ll experience.

Hasan Zawaideh Camp

Surrounded by sand dunes, this glamp site offers both traditional Bedouin tents and modern geodesic domes. This is the perfect spot to see the stars and experience Bedouin hospitality. Each tent has a private bathroom and AC.

Kempinski Resort, Dead Sea

Situated on the shores 434 feet below sea level, this 5 star Dead Sea resort is the perfect place to relax after a busy few days exploring Jordan. The design pays homage to the hanging gardens of Babel. The resort features a private sandy beach and luxury spa which provides guests with an array of treatments infused with Dead Sea rich minerals. 

General Inclusions

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Local guide
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Local transportation
  • Airport pickup on day one
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Specific Activity Inclusions

  • Walking tour of Amman
  • Women’s Co-Op Association
  • Qasr Al-Bint or the Royal Tombs
  • Petra Entrance Fee
  • High Place of Sacrifice
  • Al Khubtha Mountain
  • An afternoon with a female shepherd
  • Disi Women’s Cooperative
  • Float in The Dead Sea
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR test (currently mandatory to enter Jordan)

Arrival: Before 6:00pm on tour start date at Queen Alia International Airport (code: AMM)

Departure: After 6:00am on tour end date from Queen Alia International Airport (code: AMM)

We will organize an airport transfer for you anytime between 6:00am – 6:00pm on the arrival day. You will look for your driver in the arrivals hall at Queen Alia International Airport. The driver will take you to the hotel to check in.

  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.

Most countries, including the USA, are able to visit Jordan with a tourist visa upon arrival. In fact, we recommend getting the visa on arrival because the process is straightforward and fast. 

All you need to get a Jordanian visa on arrival is your passport and $40 JOD in cash, which can be withdrawn at the airport in Amman. 

Last Updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Jordan. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • It is no longer required to bring a negative PCR test from the country of departure nor upon arrival to Jordan. 
  • All travelers to Jordan must fill out this compulsory check-in form, where you will be required to attach your negative PCR test results. Once you submit this form, you will be emailed a QR code, which you will need to show when checking into your flight and going through customs.
  • SoFe Travel requires all travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more about our Covid policies here.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Behind the Scenes of this Tour

We love to share our Meetup Tours on social media, and you might already be following us on Instagram. One of our SoFe ambassadors recently went on our Meetup Tour in Jordan and covered the whole experience for us on Instagram. To get a glimpse into what it is really like on our Jordan Meetup Tour, go behind the scenes with our Instagram story highlight

What our travelers say

Amazing sense of community

“Our tour guide Jihan was FANTASTIC!!! I mean, she went above and beyond. She literally has a special place in my heart, a truly good person. If you’re on the fence about going to Jordan with SoFe, go with them! You won’t regret it and you never know unless you try. Have fun!” — Kaleigh, December 2021

Above and Beyond my expectations

“My favorite part of this Meetup Tour was meeting local people and doing projects with them. We painted pottery and did little mosaics, while talking to them about their life. It felt like we really got to know the culture and being able to relate with other women” Debbie, December 2021

This tour is perfection!

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“This tour reminded me why I founded SoFe. Connecting with women, working with our guide Jihan, seeing community and connection across culture. Jordan is truly special and this Meetup Tour is special. ” Amanda B, December 2021

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Colombia Meetup Tour

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Meetup Tour

Colombia is the perfect trip to spice up your life. From local savory snacks and rich Colombian coffee to vividly colorful streets that come alive at night. 

We will experience all of Colombia’s best. We’ll hike in green, lush coffee regions, explore the Rosario Islands to see the true blue waters. We will even learn about the local women of the Zenu tribe. 

Our adventure starts and ends with the tastiest restaurants in Colombia making this trip the perfect place for a foodie to be. From small plates, coffee, beer tasting and rum tasing, you will not be disappointed on this Colombia Meetup Tour. 

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Highlights

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Try your hand at Colombia’s national sport, Tejo, an explosive throwing game 

Marvel at stunning street art murals

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Dinner at El Cielo in Bogotá, named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world

Hike in Cocora Valley, Coffee Region

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Learn every step of the coffee making process from bean to cup

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Sample the Caribbean’s most famous liquor at a Rum distillery in Cartagena

Itinerary

Colombia tour for women in bogota

Day 1
Arrival in Bogotá

Plan to arrive anytime before 6:00pm on the start of the tour. Our private driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel to relax while the rest of the group arrives. If time allows, we'll have a group welcome meeting. Otherwise the night will be free to explore the trendy neighborhood around the hotel.

Day 2
Exploring Bogotá

Start your morning with a quick welcome meeting to get to know your group and guide before heading out on a walking tour of historic Bogotá. On this thread of peace walking tour, you'll understand how commodities like coffee, coca, native ingredients, and raw creativity are forming the foundations for lasting peace in Colombia. Enjoy lunch in the Candelaria neighborhood for a traditional Bogota-style meal. After lunch, you'll have time to explore the cool neighborhood around the hotel before an incredibly memorable dinner at El Cielo. Named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, the avant-garde cooking techniques are mixed with traditional methods of Colombian cuisine for a truly unique experience. Meals: Breakfast, dinner
street food in bogota on women only trip

Day 3
Bogotá Foodie Day

Send your palate on a foodie adventure through Bogota’s historic streets, market stalls, and decades-old bakeries. You’ll take in just as much architectural eye candy and cultural context as you will local cuisine by the end of this four-hour route. With every stop along the way dishing up a heaping portion of traditional flavor and ingredients, captivating conversations with locals, and glimpses of Bogota culture. The afternoon and evening will be left free for you to explore the city at your own pace

Day 4
Salento + Coffee Region

This morning we'll catch our flight to Colombia's stunning coffee region. We'll arrive in this UNESCO heritage declared region in the early afternoon. The afternoon is free to enjoy your cozy accommodations or walk around the charming Salento town. In the evening, we will enjoy night life the Colombian way -- with Tejo and beer! In Tejo, players throw steel discs towards a metal ring that is rigged with gunpowder which explode on impact. This beloved sport is sure to be a fun and cultural experience. Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Cocora Valley Hike

Get ready for an active but very worthwhile day in the Cocora Valley. The group will hike for approximately 3 hours along moderate trails in the valley to appreciate the towering Wax Palm, Colombia's national tree. Surrounded by a beautiful cloud forest landscape, you will be in awe with the natural splendor of this region. We will then head to the colorful town of Filandia to enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch, walk around the town, and appreciate the colorful local handicrafts. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 6
Coffee Tasting and Cooking Class

Learn about Colombia's most important export, coffee, from a local family that will share with us all the traditions and processes behind a tasty coffee cup. You'll follow the entire process, truly seeing what goes into coffee production from bean to cup. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a cooking class with a local family. We'll eat our delicious home-cooked meal for lunch before catching our flight to Cartagena in the early evening. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 7
Cartagena’s Old City

Cartagena's colonial walled city feels like you've stepped back in time. The old city is best explored on foot, so we'll start our day with a historic walking tour. Find Instagrammable backdrops in front of Cartagena's colorful facades, blooming bougainvillea bushes, and the historic city bell tower. After we'll sit down for a feast of traditional Costeño dishes prepared following recipes passed down through the generations and meet the female duo behind it all. The evening is free. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Rosario Islands

Today we'll travel 1 hour by speedboat to the amazing Bendita Beach on the Rosario Islands archipelago, the perfect environment to unwind after a busy few days exploring Colombia. Relax on the beach, sip on fruity drinks and swim in the crystal clear waters. We'll return back to Cartagena for an evening rum tasting tour. Sip your way through the fascinating origin story behind the liquor of the Caribbean. With chocolate as your palette cleanser, this tale runs eight rum samplers deep in a cozy Getsemani bar and leaves you with a newfound appreciation for any rum-based cocktails in your future. Meals: breakfast
zenu heritage tour for women

Day 9
Indigenous Heritage in Cartagena

Travel beyond the city walls to meet the women behind the Ninha weaving workshop. They were the first group of women to receive collective reparation for the armed conflict in Colombia, and we will hear their inspiring accounts of resilience while learning the art of weaving Caña Flecha. We'll come back to the city for lunch. You will have the afternoon and evening free to check out the bustling plazas or grab a refreshing drink while feeling the breeze and appreciating the sunset at Café del Mar. Meals: breakfast

Day 10
¡Hasta pronto!

This morning we say farewell for now. Split a taxi to the airport with a new friend or stick around beautiful Cartagena a little longer. See you on the next Meetup Tour! Meals: breakfast

Accommodation

Colombia is known for its local owned accommodation, and we have chosen places with lots of character, color, and of course comfort. Here are a couple of the hotels we use to give you a sense of the types of places you will stay when you travel to Colombia with us.

Salento Real Hotel

Bright, colorful, brimming with fresh flowers outside, this is a small, sweet hotel with a homey feel and comfortable, spacious rooms. There is a delicious restaurant inside cooking traditional meals prepared with local, fresh ingredients. 

Salento Hotel in Colombia
Hotel 3 Banderas

Restored meticulously to its original colonial construction, this hotel blends right into the historic streets of Cartagena’s Old City. It’s interior features two lush garden patios, a rooftop pool and terrace, while its front door delivers you right into the heart of Cartagena de Indias and all of its best restaurants and attractions. 

Solo Women Tour Colombia

General Inclusions: 

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Guide
  • Domestic Flights in Colombia
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Dinner
  • Local transportation
  • Airport pickup on day 1
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Specific Activity Inclusions: 

  • Dinner at El Cielo World Top 50 restaurant
  • Bogota Food Tour
  • Beer + Tejo experience
  • Coffee plantation tour + tasting 
  • Cocora Valley Hike Wax
  • Rum Tasting
  • Ninha Weaving Workshop
  • Cartagena Walking Tour
  • Speedboat Ride to Bedita beach + Rosario islands
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • PCR or Covid test(s)
  • Tips for guide, drivers, etc

ARRIVAL: You should arrive in Bogota (airport code BOG) on the tour start date before 8:00pm.

  • Your program fee includes an airport pick up regardless of what time you arrive on the tour start date. If you plan on arriving a day or two early, the airport transfer is not included. Please let us know if you need early services, and we can add them onto your invoice. 

DEPARTURE: You should depart Cartagena (airport code CTG) on the tour end date after 10:00am.

  • You will be responsible for organizing your own transportation to the airport or onward travel arrangements. A return transfer is not provided. 
  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with 45 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any other trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.

Last Updated December 2021

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Colombia. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • The Colombian government requires people to present their vaccination card to enter restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Please keep physical or digital proof of your vaccination on you at all times.
  • Mask wearing indoors in Colombia is compulsory and will be enforced, even if you are fully vaccinated. The Colombian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several with you as you will be required to wear them when inside. 
  • All travelers to Colombia must fill out this compulsory check-in form within 48 hours before both your arrival + departure flight. Once you have filled out this form, please download the confirmation email. You may be required to show this at migration control in Colombia.

All U.S. citizens who do not also hold Colombian citizenship must present a valid U.S. passport to enter and leave Colombia. U.S. citizens 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.

For non-US passport holders, 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.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
  • The tour begins in Bogotá and ends in Cartagena.

What our travelers say

My second tour with SoFe!

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“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, December 2021

Obsessed with Colombia

“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, December 2021

Unique and Fun Experience

“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, December 2021

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This tour is of both North and South Morocco, making it an all-encompassing tour perfect for your first Morocco visit. 

Trail past the beautiful Kasbahs and gorges as we retrace the steps of the old camel caravans and enjoy the simple but magic of starlight desert nights at an oasis in the heart of the sand dunes.Between activities, we’ll sleep in boutique riads and be welcomed in the homes of Berber families with nothing more strenuous than people watching while mopping up delicately flavoured tajines.

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Solo Travel Network Tour of Morocco

Get a real glimpse into Moroccan life as a woman with female tour guides who share their stories freely

Solo Female Network Tour Morocco

Ride a camel to your desert camp for a night of Berber food and glamping under the stars 

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Lounge on the rooftops of ancient riads soaking up Ingrid Bergman type Moroccan glam

Itinerary

Solo Female Tour Morocco

Day 1
Casablanca Airport Pickup

Welcome to Morocco! A country known for its mouth watering Mediterranean food, instagrammable riads, desert heat, and of course - sunset views on camels. Our driver will meet you at the airport according to your arrival time and bring you to our hotel in Casablanca. Here we will meet the rest of the group for a welcome dinner. Meals: dinner
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Day 2
Casablanca to Chefchaouen

You'll start the day with the architectural masterpiece built next to the crashing waves of the sea, the Mosque of Hassan II. After our introduction to Morocco and some breathtaking views, we hit the road to the Rif Mountains while stopping in the city of Rabat for a few city highlights such as the Oudaya Kasbah. The views are gorgeous and it's the best time to get to know your fellow travelers on the way to The Blue City.


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Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours
Meals: breakfast

 

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Day 3
Chefchaouen

Today is your day! Spend the day getting lost with your camera in the winding blue lanes and alleys, people watching from a cafe, and enjoying a cup of tea with a friendly local. We know all the best cafés, photo tours, henna artists, and local experiences if you want to join in an optional activity or even hike up to score the best views.
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Day 4
Chefchaouen to Volubilis to Fes

Dive into Roman ruins at Volubilis, the Roman settlement city, famous for its mosaic floors, authentic bathhouses, hustling marketplace, and towering palaces. After our morning contemplating the mysteries of the past, we have some time to explore and enjoy lunch in the holiest city of Morocco, Moulay Idriss. Then, we are off to the magnificent city of Fes! Once we arrive, you have the rest of the day to relax in our old world luxe riad and venture out into the overwhelmingly dazzling city of Fes.


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Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours
Meals: breakfast.

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Day 5
Fes

Take it slow this morning and enjoy a home cooked breakfast before we are met by our female local guide for an exciting day. Fes is vibrant, noisy, fascinating, and a visual assault on the senses - unlike any other city in the world. Our guide will show us her world and describe the life of women in Morocco in casual conversation - no question is off limits. She will lead us to lesser known nooks and crannies and the best views of this incredible Medina. Meals: breakfast
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Day 6
Fes to Ifrane to Midelt

Today we have a beautiful drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to explore the towering cedar forest where, we will meet the Macaques Berber monkeys! After lunch, we head to the powerful female run Kasbah Meryem. This is a small co-op where local women get together to learn and produce amazing embroidery, and carpets. We'll hang out in our riad this evening and chat under the stars.


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Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours
Meals: breakfast

 

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Day 7
Midelt to Merzouga Desert

Let your desert adventure begin! As we set off for Merzouga, we pass through the Ziz Valley and the High Atlas Mountains stopping for jaw-dropping views. We will hop on 4×4 vehicles and venture out into the famous desert to see a totally different side of Morocco. We will stop by the home of a nomadic family and enjoy a cup of traditional Moroccan tea and maybe even get to taste some bread baked in their make-shift oven. As the sun begins to set at the horizon, we will ride our camels through the desert for a magical evening in a Bivouac Camp. As we settle into the camp and relax under a million stars, our guides will prepare a fresh and delicious Berber dinner.


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Drive time: approx. 5.5 hours
Meals: breakfast, dinner

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Day 8
Merzouga to Todra Gorge to Skoura

Better get your camera ready this morning! We are watching the full Moroccan sun rise over the dunes, for some of the most spectacular colors as the sun wakes up the desert. After breakfast, try some sand boarding right there at our camp before our camels take us back to town so we can stroll through the Todra Gorge, a magnificent canyon in the High Atlas Mountains. Tonight we will end in Skoura at another lovely, local owned riad.


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Drive time: approx. 4 hours
Meals: breakfast, dinner

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Day 9
Skoura, Ait Benhaddou to Marrakesh

Are you a foodie? Today is your day. Learn to cook authentic, slow cooking couscous and Moroccan pastries in a cooking class with locals! While the couscous cooks, spend some time with the local women of Skoura who will pour you some tea and invite you for a henna ceremony. Once the food is ready, we feast! This afternoon we will climb up through the village of Ait Benhaddou where many movies were shot.


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Drive time: approx. 4 hours
Meals: breakfast

 

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Day 10
Marrakech

Oh, Marrakech. It's hard not to fall in love with this Medina. Our local guide will take us to the highlights: Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Medersa Ben Youssef, and Jemaa El Fna. This afternoon and evening are yours to explore. Allow the mesmerising calls to prayer, the jostling of the local merchants or the street performers take you on your own adventure. End the day relaxing in one of many rooftop bars for a glass of wine and a delicious meal. Meals: breakfast
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Day 11
Marrakech

Get a little lost in the magic of Marrakech today with solo time. You can choose to try a hammam (traditional bathhouse) experience, venture to Marjorelle Gardens at YSL museum, or just wander and see where the day takes you! This evening we will meet for dinner for a farewell feast where we will reminisce over the last week and make plans to keep in touch! Meals: breakfast, dinner
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Day 12
Goodbye for now

Say goodbye to the beautiful, life changing country of Morocco along with the wonderful new friendships you have made along the way. Meals: breakfast

Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite riads and hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. 

Dar Chaouen

Nestled in the mountains just outside Chefchaouen’sblue Medina, it’s a quick walk to the center, yet quiet with the best view around. The restaurant serves home cooked deliciousness and there is a pool overlooking the blue hills of the whole town.

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Riad Africa

Think moonlit rooftop lounging in the heart of the Medina. Step inside and be taken to another world with the scent of fresh flowers in the air in a riad full of character and luxurious comfort. 

Solo Female Network Tour Morocco

General Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • An expert local guide
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • Airport pickup
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Specific Included Activities:

  • Mosque of Hassan II
  • City of Rabat
  • Oudaya Kasbah
  • Rif Mountains
  • Volubilis Roman Ruins
  • Moulay Idriss
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Kasbah Meryem
  • Ziz Valley
  • Berber family experience
  • Bivouac Camp
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel Trek
  • Todra Gorge
  • Cooking class
  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Bahia Palace
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Jemaa El Fna

The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.

  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off –> reminder that this tour ends in a different city than it begins.

Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.

Arrival: Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca (code CMN) anytime between 8:00am and 6:00pm on tour start date

  • We will will have an airport transfer waiting for you when arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Casablanca.
  • If you arrive a day or two early, the airport transfer is not included. Please email us directly if you book flights outside this window so we can assist with the procedure.

Departure: Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) anytime after 11:00am on tour end date

  • SoFe will help travelers leaving Morocco secure a PCR test appointment, as needed, per current USA entry requirements
  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with at least 60 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any new trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Morocco. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

  • All people entering Morocco must present their original Covid-19 vaccination card AND a negative PCR test result, taken within 48 hours before the flight.
  • All people entering Morocco must fill out this health form AND print off a copy. You will be asked to provide this to airline staff members at check in.
  • You may be asked to complete a rapid tests at the airport in Casablanca. These are chosen at random. 
  • Medical masks are still required in Morocco, although enforcement is somewhat lax. Please bring several medical masks with you.

US citizens traveling to Morocco for tourism or other short-term purposes are not required to get a visa. US citizens, along with several other nationalities, are exempt from Morocco visas and can visit the country with just their passport and a return flight ticket for up to 90 days.

If you hold a different passport, a visa upon arrival for stays less than 90 days is available for many other nationalities. Please check the government website for the most up-to-date regulations.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Morocco is a large country with few means of public transportation and airport access. In order to see the best parts, there are some long drives. There are always beautiful views and things to see on the way, but be ready for long drives. 
  • We will be in some remote corners of the country where public bathrooms are not always very clean and may require a bit of change to use. The facilities in our accommodation are clean and use western toilets, but it won’t always be the case on the road. 
  • Riads used to be people’s homes, so rooms are not always equal in size or view. We do our best to keep it even throughout the trip, but some may get luckier than others. We guarantee twin beds, but sizes may also vary even between roommates. 

What our travelers say

The best adventure I've ever had

Solo Female Travel Network Morocco

“While I could rave all day about the experiences I had exploring this amazing country, something I did not expect to discover during this trip was the network and sisterhood I developed with the other women on this trip.” Anna G. | Morocco

100% recommend this company

Solo Travel Network Tour of Morocco

“If you’re looking for a very well run tour they gives you some structure but also free time go wander as well as the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life then I can 100% recommend this company for travel. I was so impressed and it’s one of the best experiences of my life.” Jennifer H. | Morocco

Incredible tour through Morocoo

jaime A in Morocco

“The group meshed incredibly well and there was ruckus laughing the entire time. Morocco is a stunning country and I would go back in a heartbeat. SoFe nailed it and I can’t wait for my next trip with them.” Jaime A. | Morocco

Travelers: up to 16
11 Days
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Arrival Point
Cairo
Departure Point
Cairo
Trip Length
11 Days
Group Size
up to 16

Egypt Meetup Tour

From: $2,495 USD

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Egypt Meetup Tour

We learned about Ancient Egypt in school- growing up day dreaming about mummies, pyramids, temples, and the Nile River. The Egypt Meetup Tour is nothing short of everything that younger you could have dreamed. 

Dive deep into Egypt’s rich history while your textbooks come alive right in front of you. Enjoy the perfect mix of history, luxury, and culture all while eating the best Egyptian food a girl can ask for. From learning hieroglyphics and sailing the Nile to coming face to face with King Ramses III’s mummy, you will never forget your time in in the magical land of Egypt. 

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Highlights

SoFe Egypt Meetup Tour May 2021-1-4

Visit mystical Valley of the Kings with both a history lesson and solo time.

Egypt Solo Tour for Women

We’ll have an Egyptologist tour guide for the entire journey. 

Girl laying on a boat

Enjoy a sunset from a Felucca sailboat on the Nile River

nakil hotel food

Feast on a home cooked Nubian meal on the Nile’s West Bank. 

Egypt Tour for Women

Relax on the shores of the Red Sea

Egyptian Temple

Wander through Egypt’s most famous ancient temples

Itinerary

Day 1
Cairo Airport Pickup

Welcome to Egypt! Your adventure begins when you are greeted at the airport with our VIP airport escort. Most passport holders can get the visa on arrival (see details below). Once you've picked up your bags, you will be transferred to the Cairo hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore, relax or catch up on jet lag.

Day 2
Cairo Great Pyramids

Start the morning with a welcome meeting where our Egyptologist tour guide will go over all the important details of the Meetup Tour. Then we'll head off the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Listen to stories of Egyptian beliefs, why they built their tombs, and how they are so well preserved thousands of years later. We’ll take a break with traditional Egyptian lunch at one of our favorite local spots, before heading to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Cross off a Wonder of the World from your list! Meals: breakfast, lunch
woman in egypt cairo mosque

Day 3
Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and it is packed full of artifacts, mummies, tombs, statues, hieroglyphics, and much more. Our Egyptologist guide will teach us more about ancient life before you get to wander freely to take it all in. For lunch, try one of Egypt's most beloved dishes - Koshary. Next we'll learn about Islam at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Climb the stairs to the minaret for a look out point over Cairo or simply enjoy the intricate details of this beautiful mosque. We’ll finish the afternoon with the biggest market in Egypt – Khan El Khalili Market, great for souvenirs & gifts, Egyptian food, and beautiful winding alleys. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4
Aswan

We’ll take an early morning flight to Aswan, approximately 2 hours flying time. Once we arrive, we visit Philae Temple which located on an island in the middle of the mighty Nile River. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, we’ll wander through the temple learning about women’s roles in ancient Egypt. Before we go, say hello to the many cats hanging out like locals at the cafe, which has excellent lemon mint juice. Tonight we are staying in a family-owned Nubian hotel right on the Nile River. The unique painted style of the hotel will charm you, and the delicious food and stunning views will have you resting easy. Meals: breakfast, dinner
women on a boat

Day 5
Floating on the Nile

This morning choose an optional tour of Abu Simbel (we highly recommend it!) or sleep in at the cozy Nubian hotel. The full group will meet up again in the afternoon to board a traditional Felucca sailboat for a unique experience! We'll enjoy lunch on board as we sail down the Nile river. The relaxing afternoon concludes with a gorgeous sunset and dinner on the felucca, before heading back to Aswan for the night. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6
Luxor Countryside

Pack a small backpack for the 3 hour train ride we have this morning. We'll be cruising past villages and lush farms on our way to Luxor. Once we arrive, marvel at the 2nd largest temple complex in world – The Temple of Karnak. The massive engraved columns, towering obelisk and offering table room are all highlights of this magnificent temple. Once the sun goes down, we'll take a night tour of the Temple of Luxor, which holds some of the most important carvings of ancient Egypt and is beautifully lit up at night.  Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7
Luxor

Take an optional sunrise hot air balloon or rest at the hotel before a busy, full day of touring Luxor's best ancient wonders. See hieroglyphic covered tombs belonging to famous pharaohs in The Valley of the Kings. Next we'll see the female-focused Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women who ruled Egypt. After lunch, we'll visit Valley of the Queens which is home to some of the most spectacular tombs in all of Egypt, like Queen Nefertiti. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Women enjoying the ocean

Day 8
Hurghada

We leave the temples and ancient history behind today, as we make our way to the Red Sea. We'll arrive around lunch time, with plenty of time in the afternoon for you to explore the all inclusive resort. Enjoy a drink by one of the pools, a walk down the beach, or by getting a massage. This is your time to relax after a grueling week of travel in Egypt. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages at resort

Day 9
Hurghada

With a completely open itinerary, today is your day to choose your own adventure! Grab some sunscreen and take your first dip into the sea, or swim at one of the many resort pools for a day under the sun! Maybe a day at the spa is more your speed. The Red Sea is world famous for scuba diving and snorkeling, so you can choose an optional half-day activity. You'll be amazed by the colorful fish and intricate corals in the coastal reef! Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, all beverages
Women next to Pyramids

Day 10
Hurghada – Cairo

After a leisurely check out time, our group heads back to Cairo. Pack some snacks and good book for our 6-hour drive through the arid but beautiful desert. The guide will help organize PCR tests in Cairo for the group, which you'll pay for directly at the test center. Reminisce on your favorite memories from Egypt at one final group dinner, at a restaurant of your choosing. Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Saying Farewell to Egypt

After breakfast, our adventure in Egypt has come to an end. We’ll be available to help you organize your own transportation whenever you like. We’ll stay in touch until our next adventure together. Meals: breakfast

Behind the Scenes of this Tour

We love to share our Meetup Tours on social media, and you might already be following us on Instagram. One of our SoFe ambassadors recently went on our Meetup Tour in Egypt and covered the whole experience for us on Instagram. To get a glimpse into what it is really like on our Egypt Meetup Tour, go behind the scenes with our Instagram story highlight

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Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked 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 us. 

Steigenberger Tahrir Square

Offering a delicious breakfast, a bar inside, and a central location in the heart of the city, the Steigenberger Hotel will serve as your home base in the bustling city of Cairo. 

El Nakil Hotel, Countryside Luxor

Tucked away in the countryside, you will be greeted by smiling locals and waving kids as you make your way to this little hotel. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable, the grounds are gorgeous, and the food is some of the best we’ve ever had in Egypt. 

hotel grounds at El Nakil
Desert Rose All-Inclusive Resort

Located right next to the Red Sea, this resort features several different restaurants, a full-service spa, multiple bars + entertainment areas, three swimming pools to choose from, and more. This oasis will give you the repireve and relaxation you need after a busy Meetup Tour in Egypt.  

General Inclusions
  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Certified Egyptologist Guide
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Airport pickup on tour start date
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • Local transportation
Specific Activity Inclusions
  • Step Pyramid of Saqqara
  • The Great Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun
  • Khan El Khalili Market
  • Philae Temple
  • Felucca sailboat ride
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Airfares
  • Egyptian Visa fee
  • Travel insurance (mandatory for all travelers)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR test(s)
  • Any meals not listed under inclusions
  • Any optional activities

Arrival: Cairo International Airport (CAI) anytime between 8:00am and 6:00pm on tour start date

  • We will will have a VIP airport transfer waiting for you at the Cairo International Airport, when arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Cairo. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to the hotel together.

Departure: Cairo International Airport (CAI) anytime after 10:00am on tour end date

  • Please note: SoFe will help travelers leaving Egypt secure a PCR test appointment, as needed. Currently, appointments are scheduled in the afternoon of day 10. If you leave before 10:00am on day 11, your PCR test results may not be ready in time. Please book your flight according to the times above.
  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.

Most countries, including the USA, are able to get a visa upon arrival to Egypt. In fact, we recommend getting it on arrival because the process is straightforward and fast. With the VIP service that we have arranged for our travelers, our airport escort will walk you through the entire process.

All you need to get an Egyptian visa on arrival is your passport, $25 USD in cash, and your negative COVID test. The rest is super simple. If you are not a US passport holder, please check to be sure your country qualifies for a visa upon arrival, but the majority of them do.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Egypt. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • All travelers entering Egypt must fill out the digital health certificate form. Once you have filled this out, you will be emailed a QR code which you will show to the airlines during check in.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take Covid test prior to departure SO LONG AS they have a digital copy of their vaccine certification with a scannable QR code. Your vaccine must be one of the approved vaccines belowHere is a guide for assistance in converting your vaccine card to a QR code.
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Janssen
    • Moderna (Spikevax)
    • Pfizer-BioNTech
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
    • Sputnik V
  • If you do not have a scannable QR code showing your vaccine certificate or you have a vaccine not approved in Egypt, then you must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR test. You must take the test within 72 hours of your flight departure time.
  • Mask wearing indoors in Egypt is currently mandatory. The Egyptian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several as you may be required to wear them when inside.
  • SoFe Travel requires all travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more about our Covid policies here.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Optional Excursions

Although we jam pack our itinerary with amazing Egypt attractions and sightseeing, we do leave some free time to travel and explore on your own. If you are interested in adding on optional activities, we offer three great excursions which you can reserve in advance during your booking. 

Egypt Female Solo Tour
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

For an experience unlike any others, admire the ancient temples of Luxor from the air. You’ll appreciate stunning mountain and Nile views while the warm sunrise colors create lovely ambiance to start your day.

Departure time: 4:30am

Egypt Female Tour Network
Abu Simbel

If there was one optional excursion you shouldn’t miss, it is Abu Simbel! These two massive rock-cut temples were cut into a mountainside by ancient Egyptians. The towering statues of Rames II are incredible to behold.

Departure time: 4:30am

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Snorkel or Scuba

One of the world’s most renowned places for scuba diving and snorkeling is the Red Sea, thanks to it’s abundant and colorful coral reefs. This half-day excursion is open to beginners and includes two dive locations.

Departure time: 8:00am

What our travelers say

This tour was epic in every way

Women group solo trip

“This was my 2nd solo trip with SoFe. I initially went to Bali and because that tour was so good I decided to go to Egypt meetup and I am so happy that I did. This tour was EPIC. I am even planning on going on this same tour again to experience it all over again!” Aihee R. | Egypt & Bali 

 

This trip was everything and more

Egypt Female Solo Tour

“I’m 100% going to book another trip, although this one will be hard to beat. This trip was everything and more I could ever ask for. I saw places I only ever saw in photos, experienced “Egyptian Hospitality” first hand, had stereotypes of the middle east shattered, watched the sunrise over the Sahara, swam in the Nile AND the Red Sea, and danced to the sound of Nubian drums on a felucca at sunset on the Nile. How could a girl ever ask for more? This trip was the perfect blend of history and education, culture, great food, bucket list items completed, and topped off with even better company.” Dani B. | Egypt

The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing.

Solo Female Network Tour Egypt

“The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing, truly! From our amazing egyptologist guide, Sameh, to the sites and wonders of Egypt, and the amazing women that I got to meet and travel with, it was extraordinary. The experiences shared and the memories made are unparalleled and will hold a place in my heart forever. Thank you SoFe Traveler Network.” Darlyne M. | Egypt