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What our guests have to say

We empower women through travel with curated, small group tours to extraordinary destinations while supporting local female-owned or led businesses.

We are passionate about what we do and about creating once in a lifetime experiences.

But don’t take our word for it. Hear what our guests have to say about traveling with us on the reviews and video testimonials below!

The trip was truly an experience of a lifetime! The itinerary, accommodations, guides – everything was no less than perfect. I cannot imagine pulling a trip like this off on my own. It exceeded my expectations in every aspect!

Irina – Tanzania Value

Highly recommend any solo females to join the trip. I just got back from Iceland for a one week vacation, what a trip! The trip leader Saga was wonderful & pleasant. The itinerary was excellent. The accommodations were extremely lovely. They took all my travel stress away. I just need to sit back & relax & enjoy the trip!! Cant wait for the next trip!!! Thank you!

Jin, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

10/10 This trip was incredible! I went on the Barcelona & Costa Brava trip with a group of amazing ladies, lead by the most wonderful tour guide Adriana. From the food, the wine, the excursions, and the hotels, everything was beyond my expectations. Worth every penny! Mar was so helpful all year leading up to the trip and made me feel prepared for the trip! If you want to see the world but need a little help navigating your trip the Solo Female Travel programs are an amazing way to go!

Katherine, Barcelona & Costa Brava

Best trip ever! Mar and Meg created a wonderful experience in Tanzania. The lodgings were fantastic, the people so friendly. My first safari and it was just so great. Never thought I’d have wonderful massages in the Serengeti but I had that along with beautiful sunsets and lots of wine after a long day looking for elephants and lions!

Shawna, Tanzania Luxe

One of my favourite trips, as a Muslim women I was respected and treated like royalty. I was recommended and taken to places to pray, ensured that I was given halal food even though I am not a huge meat eater. My guide Glory was friendly and funny and as a person who is scared of spiders and insects my guide took care of that. She also made my dream come true with not only climbing Kili but also getting to see hyenas during the safari extension.

Zarina, Kilimanjaro

I have been on two trips with the group so far and have had a good time and made new friends. The accommodations and itinerary are as advertised and the organizers are very open to receiving feedback. The community and vibe on the trips is warm and friendly for every trip and I’ve made friends that I will keep in touch with!

Michelle, Tanzania Luxe

I traveled to Barcelona & the Costa Brava with Solo Female Travelers, and it was a great experience! For my first international solo trip it was great to have all the things the group offers: private transfers between locations, AMAZING meals at the best restaurants, a knowledgable local tour guide (hi Ariadna!), and visits to places off the beaten path that you wouldn’t even know about if you had planned the trip yourself. An unexpected benefit of traveling with a group: I unfortunately became ill, but I felt safe and taken care by Mar and the rest of the group. Mar even delivered Churros & Hot Chocolate to my hotel room so I wouldn’t miss the experience! I definitely am planning to travel with Solo Female Travelers Club again… highly recommend!!

Laura, Barcelona & Costa Brava

I just returned from a safari trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar. The entire trip exceeded my expectations from the detailed planning and packing lists to the amazing animals we saw on the safari to the hot water bottles in our tents at night and morning coffee delivered by the amazing camp staff. The guides especially Glory Thobias were knowledgeable and went to extremes to make sure our experience was an unforgettable one, she knew the best spots to find the wildlife and had amazing driving skills. We were lucky enough to have a group of ladies in our group who were strangers when we met who meshed perfectly which enhanced the trip even more. Would recommend the hot air balloon ride which was optional and amazing. Also recommend the spice farm tour and cooking class in Zanzibar which was a great and unique experience. The only problem now is how do I top that on my next vacation, it will be very hard to beat. Special thanks to Mar also for the amazing planning.

Angela, Tanzania Value

I attended the Solo Female Travelers Tuscany tour from June 25 – July 3, 2022. What an amazing adventure that was filled with intimate experiences that were arranged specifically for the tour group. It was so well organized and I appreciated having a vacation where every detail was planned that accentuated so much of the culture. Having never visited Italy before, I know I could never have experienced the depth of culture and the knowledge of the region that was shared by all of the local guides and places the tour took us. I will most certainly book another trip with SFT!

Angie, Florence & Tuscany

This was my first solo/group travel experience, and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Everything was so well planned and thoughtful. The size of the group was perfect — and I really felt like I was getting an insider’s look at Iceland, not like a tourist. The other travelers in our group were so open and friendly – we became fast friends even though we were all from different places, different ages and at different life stages. If you are worried about touring with people you don’t know, don’t be – the vibe is super casual and accepting, and you’ll feel right at home. It really was the perfect trip, and I can’t wait to go on another one!

Kristina, Iceland

I just came back from the Tanzania value tour, after having already joined the tour to Iceland back in October. I can highly recommend both tours. Every single day was a highlight. There is nothing i would change about the itinerary, accommodation or food.

Jenni, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness and Tanzania Value

Climbing Kilimanjaro is the best thing I’ve done in my life. You feel like such a sense of accomplishment. I highly recommend it, you’ll feel so proud of yourself at the end. Glory is amazing and she does a great job at guiding the pace.

Shelly, Kilimanjaro

I returned from the Barcelona/Costa Brava trip a couple of weeks ago. What a fantastic experience! Mar and Ariadne were excellent, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides. They’re very generous and go out of their way to make sure all is well. The itinerary, hotels, and especially the food were all wonderful. I loved the balance between days in Barcelona and the small villages and other places that you’re less likely to visit on your own. Go early and/or stay late to see more of Barcelona—there’s so much to see and do. I highly recommend Mar’s and Meg’s tours. And I love the company’s philosophy of promoting employment opportunities for women in each of the countries they visit.

Maya, Barcelona & Costa Brava

Words cannot describe what this trip to Florence and Tuscany meant to me with Solo Female Travellers Group. It was a wonderful experience with a beautiful group of women from various countries. Our tour organizer Mar, was a pleasure to be with during the trip and helped us with all of our questions and anything that needed accommodation. Anyone we met for that matter was very generous, kind and helpful. The itinerary was superb and curated ever so nicely for a cultured experience of the region; from driving through it’s landscape, visiting medieval villages and hearing about their history, learning about wine, olive oil, cheese (and eating it!), going truffle hunting and cooking in a local kitchen to make a meal from scratch to enjoy. The list is endless but has filled me with precious memories for years to come. Just book it!

Rossanna, Florence & Tuscany

I just completed my first tour with SFTT to Iceland and can truly say it was a life changing experience. Everything from the destination itself, our itinerary, our amazing guide Saga, and last but certainly not least the amazing group of women I was with made this an adventure I will never forget! When they say it’s a luxury tour, it truly felt that way. I have booked 2 more tours and can’t wait to see what’s in store. Highly recommend!

Tiffany, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

Solo travel is very intimating but this is exactly what I needed to take the step to travel alone! This trip made me feel confident that I can actually explore the world safely while meeting new people and having one in a lifetime experiences.

Jasmine, Tanzania Value

I just finished the Tuscany tour and I have to say it was one of the best times of my life! We got to experience so many unique experiences and see so much on this trip! Don’t get me started on all the amazing food this trip provides. I can’t recommend this travel group enough!

Rita, Florence & Tuscany

Glory made me feel very safe; she is so knowledgeable about animals and loved to share this with us. This trip confirmed that I want to have a career around animals. Being on a women-only tour made me feel very comfortable, like we were sisters

Elena, Tanzania Value

It’s difficult to put into words how wonderful this trip to Iceland was. Truly one of the best experiences to date for a single traveler. The way in which Saga and the rest of the women on the tour interacted and opened themselves up to this beautiful country was magical. I’m so grateful this organization supports and empowers women travelers. Thank you!

Guest, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

SFTC was super easy to work with and easily accessible in times of need! I climbed KILIMANJARO with the most amazing group of women, supported by an equally amazing group of women (and some men) on National Woman’s Day!! The hike was led by Glory Thobias, accompanied by Makeri and Rehema. Glory is a true leader! She was always in control, always smiling, and so connected to everyone everywhere! Makeri and Rehema were so fun and motivated us all the way to the top! It was the trip of a lifetime! Sign up for the next trip and post your picture at the top when you get there!!

Michelle, Kilimanjaro

I was expecting to use my binocular all the time but animals were so close, it was euphoric. I made so many good friends. Glory is a superhero, she is so passionate about women in Tanzania moving forward in roles that were meant for men. She also made me laugh so much my face hurt. I never thought I would enjoy group tours as a solo female traveler but I will now highly recommend others go on a group tour with other women

Sydney, Tanzania Value

I would highly recommend! The tours organised by Solo Female Travelers Club are worth every penny!
I just came from Barcelona & Costa Brava tour and it was life changing! We visited many hidden gems, not only the well known landmarks (those everyone can visit on their own). It’s undescribable how fantastic the people were, how well the tour was organised, how amazing hotels, food and drinks were and how passionate and kind-hearted our guide Ariadna was. Meeting other travelling women and listening to their stories was magical and I’m sure we’ve all ended the trip as a family. I would rate it 11/10 if I could.
The tour greatly exceeded my expectations and most likely I will travel with SFTC again in the future!

Izzy, Barcelona & Costa Brava

The trip to Tanzania was a fantastic experience! It was so memorable and unique, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. Tanzania is beautiful! On Safari, we saw so many animals up close; the scenery was breathtaking, and the local guides were amazing; a special shout-out to Glory and Harry. Mar and Meg did a terrific job preparing us for the trip and answering all our questions. Hakuna Matata and go ahead and book your trip to Tanzania!

Marta, Tanzania Value

Went to their inaugural Tuscany tour this June and it was a lovely experience! Apart from seeing some highlights of the region, we had several experiences prepared for us that would have been almost impossible to achieve as an actual solo traveler with no personal connections in the region. I truly felt immersed in the beauty of Tuscany. The food was also amazing and almost too much (but we never turn down dessert!). I am so happy to have gone with women looking for a similar immersive experience and now have several wonderful new friends. I highly recommend joining this Tuscany tour with SFT and would love to join another one of their tours in the future.

Noelle, Florence & Tuscany

I would highly recommend Solo Female Travelers Club for their travel tours. I just returned from the Barcelona/Costa Brava trip. It was excellent. The accommodations were spacious. The food was more than you could ask for. I really enjoyed seeing places that were a bit more off the tourist grid. I wouldn’t have even known to visit some of these places and they were well worth the trips. Sometimes I would have wanted a little bit more free time, however, I really appreciate not having to do all the planning and just going along for the ride. Mar made the trip stressless. If you are looking for a tour that is a bit more high end, this will meet your expectations.

Alexia, Barcelona & Costa Brava

Mar and Meg are absolutely amazing and accommodating! They were able to be agile with our requests while still providing AMAZING service and ensuring an immersion into the Culture of Africa/Maasai/Zanzibar people. Would greatly recommend!!! You can never go wrong with SFT group nor the tour operators. Huge Shout Out to Glory Thobias!!!

Bekah, Tanzania Value

The organisation was really great: there were no issues, no delays, no need to worry about anything, amazing locations for dinners, everything booked and taken care of in advance. I felt very relaxed, comfortable, welcomed, taken care of, entertained, well-fed, well-nourished and absolutely at ease 100% of the time. And we had so much fun with our local guide Saga: I feel like it was the coolest summer camp of my childhood – but in a more luxurious setting!

Elena, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

“I’ve been on a few small group tours and this is by far the best. Attention to detail, accommodations and side trips I doubt could be duplicated if you arranged a tour yourself.”

Becky, Florence & Tuscany

“My daughter and I have just finished the trip to Iceland. This is our 2nd trip with Solo Female Traveler. The first one was last year to Tanzania+Zanzibar. And we just simply LOVE THEM. They are PERFECT!! We are already thinking about our 3rd trip!! They are super well organized, many different activities, super safe and 100% worth it!! Thank you for all your effort!!”

Carolina, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

“I booked this trip on a whim; as a birthday gift to myself. I am not a drinker and I don’t eat a lot of pasta and I second guessed myself and consider NOT going. I’m so glad I did!!

The scenes are gorgeous. The places we visited are so enriched with beauty and the hosts are so gracious! The company I got to experience Tuscany with just made this trip so much better!

I personally don’t have the time nor patience to book a whole trip for myself, much less excursions. I admire all of you who do these trips solo! But if you’re like me, then I highly recommend ANY experience with Mar and her handy traveling experts. You just get on your flight and arrive! It’s so easy and convenient ❤️ Thank you for the experience and memories!!”

Sylvia, Florence & Tuscany

“Had a fabulous time on the Glam Venice trip. Activities were well-chosen and fun, and I appreciated the focus on women-owned and run businesses.

I’d never been on an organized tour of any kind prior to this (I usually travel alone) and I really enjoyed the chance to experience Venice with a fun group of women and great guides.”

Nora, Glam Venice

“I joined the Amalfi tour, and it was so delightful! Our hotel overlooked the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and the hotel’s vibe was definitely Mediterranean and relaxed. We had wonderful, attentive service, and the entire staff couldn’t have been nicer! I finally got to meet Mar, and she’s as delightful as I anticipated she would be! Erin, our local tour director, was so helpful and they did a great job of guiding our tour.

Our itinerary was perfect for showing the beauty and culture of Amalfi. We toured a lemon farm and tasted lemoncello as well as other delicious treats! Our boat ride to Positano was spectacular, and if I hadn’t broken my wrist earlier in Florence, I’d have jumped into the Sea with the others! It was wonderful anyway! In fact, when I discovered that a fall in Florence had left me with an injured wrist which turned out to be broken, Mar, Erin and the hotel staff all worked together to get me to the hospital and make sure I got treatment! I’m so grateful for their assistance!”

Kim, Amalfi Coast

Akanksha, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

“I just returned from the Iceland trip which was from Oct 1st-8th. For me, it was a once in a lifetime trip and I never wanted it to end 🙂. There are a zillion memories that I made in this trip.

At one time I was awestruck by the Glacier Lagoons, and next moment I am amazed looking at the lava ashes from recent volcanic eruptions. On one hand, my eyes were dazzled by shimmering glacier crystals lying all around on the Diamond beach and next moment I am listening to inspiring anecdotes from a local Icelandic farmer in her home sipping coffee and feasting on her home-made cookies. One day I am seeing a seal relaxing in the lagoon and next then I am petting the Icelandic horses. I am eating gourmet dinners and then I am having best possible authentic tomato soup in a greenhouse farm – right were they are being grown.

I am hiking inside a natural ice cave and then next I am scaling the slopes of a cliff. I have seen couple of waterfalls in my life but here I get to go behind them! I not only see them, I get to feel them as well. The Blue Lagoon and the northern lights sighting – I don’t want to get started on that… I am at loss of words. Who gets to do all these and much more in just a week ! Well I did 😃 For me the highlights were:

– a well planned itinerary which was covering all I wanted to see and more
– Our cool guide Saga. I guess if I recorded what all she shared, we can have a book written with that information on Iceland 😃 Mar – who was not just ensuring everything is planned, but was a super fun company as well.
– the tour plan wasn’t just written on papers but executed with perfection and details. We were given surprises on the tour too ! For example, meeting a women farmer of Iceland.
– our places of stay were awesome and trust me some were fancy !
– I am not a foodie but couldn’t help gorging on the meals we were served. All the dietary restrictions were already taken care of. Nowhere I felt any issue because of my vegetarian diet.
– The trip gave me lots of flexibility. For e.g. I could have my own little explorations and hikes after done with the day’s itinerary.
– The details shared for trip preparation (what to pack, what weather to expect, airport transfers etc.) were super detailed and explanatory. Every day we were detailed with plans for the next day, so it was easy to plan our timings.
– Immense patience that Mar & Meg have. They never backed down from answering any questions I had before or while taking the trip. This was my 1st overseas vacation, and Mar and Meg ensured that it was a special one.

I was initially skeptical in signing up, as the photos I looked from the Iceland trip gave me the impression that this might be limited to women from Europe/America. But I was so very wrong. I am from India and this trip was for me too. It is for every woman who wants to travel.

The cherry on the cake was the awesome group of women that I had. It was a perfect blend of women coming from different places, different stages of life with inspiring life stories who had just one thing in common – their love for travel. All I can say is I am so glad I took the trip. If in future if I plan anymore trips, I now know whom to reach out 🙂

“I just returned from a tour of Iceland with solo female travelers club. This was my first ever trip with a group. I highly recommend it.

Getting to Know all of the special women on this tour was amazing. I have new friends for life.The tour was very organized. We saw many things in a very short amount of time. The accommodations Were very nice and in great locations. The activities and guides were outstanding. I am already planning my next trip.”

DonnaIceland Wellness & Wilderness

“I got home from the Tuscany trip about 2 weeks ago and am still marveling about what an incredible travel experience it was. I had never gone on a group tour before, and I’m so glad I signed up. The itinerary was full of amazing and unique experiences I wouldn’t have had if I’d planned my own trip — truffle hunting, visiting a cashmere goat farm, staying at a rustic B&B tucked away in central Tuscany. Incredible wine and food, lovely accommodations. The tour guides were fabulous–charming, knowledgeable and fun. The group of women was super to travel with. I appreciated that the itinerary allowed for time to relax. I would do it all over again and am definitely planning to do another trip with Solo Female Travelers in the future.”

Delia, Florence & Tuscany

“My Iceland trip with Solo Female Travelers Club was the best trip ever!!!! Everything was planned and top notch! Luxury hotels, delicious food, seeing the best Iceland has to offer!

We were so lucky to have Mar on our trip and our local guide, Saga, made the trip extra special by adding personal touches by visiting her best friends sheep farm, told all the myths, and her childhood stories of growing up in Iceland.

Leave the family home and take a trip for yourself! You’ll meet women from all over the world. It’s seriously the best way to travel.”

Guest, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

“Just coming home from the Venice trip. The communication from booking and planning and emails getting ready were very detailed and when I sent an email with a question, response time was generally within 24 hrs which is very good I think. Once I landed in Venice and found my way to the hotel, the itinerary was known and Mar was communicating in our What’sApp group page.

Each day was great and exactly as planned. Meeting the other ladies on the trip was fun and I enjoyed traveling and spending time with new people, I learned so much about solo travel and new areas to visit. Solo Travelers group is great and I definitely recommend them. Mar and Erin, the guides were awesome and made me feel right at home. Some afternoons I spent by myself exploring but mostly I stuck with the group. The hotel and food was amazing! And I plan to follow the ladies I met on social media and stay connected.

If anyone is on the fence on trying this group, just do it! you won’t regret it!!”

Angie, Glam Venice

“Awesome is one of the words I would use to describe our tour of Morrocco!
From my first contact with Mar and Meg, to the added bonus day this tour surpassed all my expectations. Our daily itinerary was jam packed, our guide Mariam was amazing and our accommodations were a great mix of traditional riads and hotels, both extremely comfortable. Female empowerment was the theme for this tour and we experienced that with every guide, cooperative and restaurant we had a chance to visit.

The added bonus of talking with activists lead to an increased understanding of how women live in this part of the world. I would highly recommend this trip.”

Jane, Morocco Sounds & Sights

“This trip to Sudan exceeded my expectations! I traveled to so many places in the past but had not much idea about Sudan or its culture or even what to expect at all. I felt so grateful to be able to experience such unique places and cultural events that Sudan had to offer, to be taken care of so well by SFT, Diba and our drivers and to be able to meet like minded, easy going and many fun travelers on this trip. It is definitely a once in a lifetime lifetime experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s adventurous, curious about the world/culture and/or looking to travel and be mesmerized by off the beaten path destinations like Sudan.”

JoopAncient Sudan

“I was on the Sudan trip this month and it was the most incredible experience! I can’t say enough good things about Mar and SFT- from pre-trip communication to accommodations and daily itinerary.

We had a wonderful time and it was by far the smoothest trip I have been on post covid. Visit Sudan with SFT, you won’t regret it!”

MaureenAncient Sudan

“Iceland was the trip of a lifetime!
Mar and our local guide were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed every stop on the itinerary, the hotels, the restaurants, and the amazing scenic drives in between!
I am always the one planning out each and every detail for my trips and it was SO nice to have everything planned out already for a change! Can’t wait for the next one!
Thank you so much for the memorable experience!.”

GuestIceland Wellness & Wilderness

“Just came back from Tuscany with SFT and I highly recommend this tour or any tour with them. For me it was the dream of a life time, I’ve waited 25 year to go to Tuscany and I’m so happy I chose them. The total experience, from the food, the places we visited, the people we met, everything was perfect.

Above all, the friends I made on this trip, solo female travelers of all ages, from everywhere in the world. We bounded, we sometimes had meaningful conversations, other times we laugh ‘til we cried ! Memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Mar for organizing this trip and making it runs so smoothly. Already looking forward to my next trip with SFT, in 2023. Will it be France or Scotland… we’ll see, my name is on the waiting list.

In the meantime, I’ll be going to London with one of the lady friend I met on the Tuscany tour. We’ll be reminiscing the great memories for sure !”

ManonFlorence & Tuscany

“Just returned from the Florence/Tuscany group trip with Solo Female…Fantastic trip!! A lot of Italian food, laughter, shopping, and wine. We met incredible female business owners-strong, independent woman that welcomed us into their homes. Trip of a lifetime💖

JanTuscany & Florence

Iceland is a magical place. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the country and the people. I embarked on the trip just hoping I could make it through my first solo trip and came home feeling more whole and empowered then I thought possible!

Guest, Iceland Wellness & Wilderness

“The trip was fabulous! The planning and organization were outstanding, and Mar and our Moroccan tour guide Mariam responded to unexpected issues with creative solutions and great humor. The hotels, especially the riads in Chefchaouen and Marrakech, were excellent, as was the food. The pre-planned bathroom breaks at restrooms known to have Western toilets were especially appreciated! I highly recommend this trip as well!”

JulieMorocco Sounds & Sights

My trip to Barcelona with Solo Female Travelers was excellent! Mar and Ariadna were amazing guides, the food was excellent and we really got to experience things that were local and felt special. I’m headed to Greece next year and can’t wait to go on even more trips with this fabulous tour company!

Melanie, Barcelona & Costa Brava

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