Colombia group tours for solo travellers
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Colombia
WHY TRAVEL SOLO TO COLOMBIA?
Colombia is a country with a big reputation – and, luckily, it lives up to it. There’s so much to be rediscovered about this beautiful and diverse destination – and a solo trip with a like-minded group is the best way to fully immerse yourself.
The Caribbean coast is home to cities such as Cartagena and Santa Marta, where the tropical sea laps against palm-fringed beaches. Further inland, you’ll find the high-altitude sprawl of Bogotá, bordered by the Andes, with sky-high energy to match its scenic surroundings.
Then there’s Medellín: a city reinventing itself in the wake of the Escobar era, now brimming with beauty and a revitalized spirit. Nicknamed the ‘City of Eternal Spring’, this is a place where green shoots have never been more tangible. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Comuna 13, eat with the locals and hear about the area’s rich history.
Yep, 21st-century Colombia promises a lot – and delivers even more.
Top places to visit in Colombia
Colombia’s highland capital, surrounded by sweeping views of the Andes, is home to elegant architecture and vibrant neighbourhoods, beautifully preserved churches and graffiti-sketched streets. An exciting mix of old and new awaits here.
Now free of the violence of its Escobar-controlled past, Medellín has transformed beyond recognition in the last few decades. Nowadays, you’ll find a stylish and innovative city, set between jagged peaks, with high-end restaurants and lively bars.
Cartagena offers that enchanting mix of sun-kissed streets, blue sea and pirate folklore. Known as ‘La Heroica’, this Caribbean port city was founded by slaves as the first free town in the Americas – a city immortalized in Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s magical-realist novels.
Fringed by jungle and rugged earth, this canyon is home to a unique natural phenomenon: where a series of rivers and waterfalls flow in streams of crimson and magenta. Prised from the grasp of guerillas (who held it for two decades), it’s a fantastic spot for hiking and swimming.
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Colombia Standard Time is GMT -5
Top three activities
1. Explore Cartagena’s pirate heritage
2. Hike through Tayrona National Park
3. Uncover Medellin’s criminal past
Top five dishes to try
1. Bandeja paisa – a hearty dish consisting of sausage, beans, rice, egg and plantain
2. Ajiaco – an Andean chicken stew featuring sweet corn, potato and avocado
3. Arepa – a flatbread made from ground maize, with savoury fillings
4. Empanadas – a quintessential street-food dish of deep-fried pastries
5. Cazuela de mariscos – a thick seafood and coconut soup
Average temp in high season
What’s the weather like in Colombia?
Colombia is home to various climates: tropical along the Caribbean coast, with the Andean climates varying depending on altitude. As a result, temperatures vary significantly depending on where you are in the country. The average summer temperature in highland Bogotá is 59ºF (15ºC), and the average winter temperature is 54ºF (12ºC).
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