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woman solo traveling Colombia

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Hi,

I'm a 30 year old woman, planning to visit South America (for the first time) for 5 weeks starting in July.

I have been going back and forth for weeks now on where to go, regarding weather, safety and malaria, as well.
My biggest concerns are theft (armed, especially), guerilla groups (especially BACRIM), current flooding and the looming eruption of Nevado de Ruiz.
Also, I've heard I should stay clear of the mountains due to guerilla groups. Is this true? Are there any safe areas to go for beautiful hikes/trekking tours?

Comments, thoughts, opinions on any of the above matters? Would be very much appreciated!

I have heard such incredible things about Colombia that I still would very much like to go, but with all of the above issues, I admit I'm nervous. Would Peru be a better option for a female traveling around?

Thanks in advance!

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