Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • Delve into Medellín on a guided walk through a recently revitalized community.
  • In coastal Cartagena, discover the scenic inspiration for author Gabriel García Márquez, and learn to dance salsa.
  • Immerse yourself in Colombian coffee culture during a stay at a farm in Armenia.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a 12-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medellín, indulge in the Caribbean beauty of Tayrona’s lush jungle and perfectly pristine beaches, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historical Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Bogotá
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Hotel Augusta (or similar)
Day 2: Bogotá/Armenia
Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves into coffee culture staying two nights at a traditional Hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun, and shade.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Hacienda Combia (or similar)
Day 3: Armenia
Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento including a hike in the Cocora Valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Hacienda Combia (or similar)
Day 4: Armenia/Medellín
Catch a flight to vibrant Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Florencia Plaza (or similar)
Day 5: Medellín
Visit Comuna 13­ — a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombia's progress in overcoming its notorious past. Meet a local guide and begin the journey upwards with a ride on the city’s unique public cable cars and escalator system and enjoy a walk discussing Colombia's history and revitalization. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping in the afternoon.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Florencia Plaza (or similar)
Day 6: Medellín/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Playa Koralia (or similar)
Day 7: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the national park or into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Playa Koralia (or similar)
Day 8: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena
Drive to tropical Cartagena and experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)
Day 9: Cartagena
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city that were inspiration for Colombia's most famous author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner; Gabriel García Márquez. This afternoon we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by two local dancers, then enjoy a dinner of Caribbean and Colombian specialties at Interno Training Restaurant, a social reintegration project that offers an innovative space for reconciliation between female prisoners and civil populations.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)
Day 10: Cartagena
Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)
Day 11: Cartagena/Bogotá
Fly back to Bogotá with free time for optional activities including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Augusta (or similar)
Day 12: Bogotá
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast