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Experience Colombia tour
Bogota Cartagena Experience Colombia Trip
Cultural Culture Experience Colombia package

Experience Colombia

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 2,649 $ 265 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Absorb the surroundings of the coffee region during a bean to cup tour.
  • Marvel at the sights, smells, and tastes of Bogotá’s Paloquemao Market.
  • Experience the majesty of the Cocora Valley aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.”
  • See Cartagena’s colorful Old Town.
  • Witness the pastoral idyll of a traditional Colombian flower farm in Santa Elena.
  • Visit Bogotá’s Museo del Oro, hosting the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold.

Short Description

Begin a love affair with South America’s red-hot Andean oasis. Experience Colombia, from its verdant landscapes to its vibrant towns and tropical cities. Adventure awaits around every turn.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Colombia

Cities & Attractions

Bogota Cartagena

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bogotá, Colombia - Tour Begins

The allure of a red-hot culture steeped in history, art, and tradition sweeps across stunning Caribbean landscapes drawing you to Colombia – South America’s Andean oasis. In the cradle of the Andean peaks, discover a Technicolor amalgam of culture, history, and romance in Bogotá – Colombia’s elevated capital city.

Day 2 Bogotá

Colombia’s heart beats in Bogotá. Discover why on a walking tour along the calles, the plazas, past painted brick and around emerald parks. Get lost in a mélange of color and spice with a visit to Paloquemao Market. In here it’s a sensory feast – a happy overload of exotic fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, herbs, and flowers. Embark on a tasting journey through the market’s rainbow displays while your guide dishes out some favorite samples. All that glitters is indeed gold at the Museo del Oro, where 55,000 pieces of gold from pre-Hispanic cultures are exhibited across the rooms. Tonight, Colombian fare and friendship are on the menu for a welcome dinner at one of Bogotá’s local restaurants.

Day 3 Bogotá - Coffee Region

Fly over mystical valleys and rolling jade hills, over terracotta-roofed farm houses, spindly wax palm trees and verdant coffee plantations. In this section of Colombia’s coffee zone, learn about the coffee-making process and sample the perks of the region, bean to cup. Retreat tonight to your lodge overlooking the incredible countryside, an oasis in and of itself.

Day 4 Coffee Region - Cocora Valley

At the foot of the Andes, under clouds that swim between vivid green mountains and towering wax palms, experience the majesty of the Cocora Valley aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.” Then, it’s your choice! Set out to hike the valley and look up at the slender poles of wax palms -OR- travel on horseback* to see the valley through the eyes of a Colombian farmer. In the magical surround of the Andes, enjoy a locally-sourced picnic** lunch before hitting the road to colorful Salento. In this small town, along quaint streets and paisa architecture, encounter local artisans and their unique crafts as you explore independently.

Day 5 Coffee Region - Medellín

Marvel at the natural wonders of the vast Aburra Valley on a scenic drive to Medellín, the “City of Eternal Spring.” Dine with the locals and indulge in a specially cultivated tasting menu that highlights traditional ingredients with modern flare.

Day 6 Medellín

Medellín is a cosmopolitan hub deeply rooted in tradition, yet decidedly modern. In Comuna 13, a walking tour of this neighborhood that clings to the mountainside is a journey that looks into Colombia’s past with a focus on the future. Walk wide-eyed with a neighborhood resident and curiously pass the chromatic murals and stunning graffiti art.

Day 7 Medellín - Cartagena

Spend this morning in the village of Santa Elena, nestled inside the Andes Mountains. The pastoral idyll of this traditional flower farm enchants upon the very moment of approach. Lush arrangements that serve as Medellín’s cultural symbol are painstakingly crafted here for the Feria de Flores, Colombia’s national flower festival. Meet with a true silletero and learn of the rich tradition and history of flower farming in Medellín as you discover firsthand what a “day in the life” of a flower farmer is like. Afterward, board a flight across a short strait to the tropical port city of Cartagena.

Day 8 Cartagena

Today, see the city’s colorful streets. In Bolivar Plaza, downtown’s historic nucleus, see traditional musicians and dancers perform and women in dresses the colors of the Colombian flag selling fruit from the tops of turbaned heads. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own and dive head-first into the local culture.

Day 9 Cartagena

Today, take in more of Cartagena’s special energy independently. Stroll the city, explore the iconic fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, or just have a seat at the bar, order a mojito, some ceviche, and do some serious people-watching. Perhaps you’ll choose to take a day trip to the unspoiled Rosario Islands. This evening we toast to the end of a fantastic journey in Colombia.

Day 10 Cartagena - Tour Ends

Your Colombian experience comes to an end this morning in Cartagena.

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Only ground transport

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Intimate Group - 12 max

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Trip Excludes

The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

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