Solo travel in Colombia can be an intimidating thing – but it doesn’t need to be.
Although venturing into the unknown is scary, it’s also one of the most fulfilling, rewarding experiences you can have in your lifetime. Many people shy away from the challenge but we at See Colombia Travel, as lifetime travelers, fully encourage and support those who want to take up the challenge.
That’s why we run our own Solo Traveler Assistance for travellers in Colombia, to help you when you’re travelling solo in Colombia. We understand your concerns and the independent travellers’ needs and desires. We know that you very probably dont want a fully organized package, but maybe some assistance here and there, with airport transfers, hostel reservations and recommendations and those little things that make the difference and let you focus on what you want : discovering the wonders of Colombia. Moreover, we’ll be beside you (although not literally!) every step of the way so if you ever need advice, assurance, or just someone to talk to, we’re sure to be just a phone call or email away.
The journey can be particularly intimidating, however, as a woman. Travelling solo as a woman presents unique challenges, and unique safety concerns. We receive a lot of questions from women all around the world asking us if Colombia is a safe destination for female travellers.
We say yes. And the same goes for all solo travel in Colombia.
It’s not possible to guarantee anyone’s safety anywhere, but as we’ve repeatedly said on our Colombia Travel Blog, Colombia is as safe as many more popular destinations – it’s just the reputation that lingers on.
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t keep your wits about you, because you should. If your grasp on Spanish isn’t great and if you stand out noticeably as a foreigner you might be worried, but if you exercise just a little caution you should be fine.
We would recommend as precautions:
- Take taxis at night rather than walking, and try to call them rather than hail from the street
- At night, try to go out with a group. You’re much more likely to be a target wherever you are if you’re a woman walking around alone, especially drunk
- Don’t accept drinks from anyone you don’t know and trust
- Don’t wave valuables around
As always, be smart, be safe and don’t take chances. Above all, if you’re looking to find where to travel alone in the world, you can be sure to enjoy Colombia with us at See Colombia Travel.
Please let us know how can we help you with your Solo travel in Colombia by filling this form and we will get back to you ASAP.