Highlights
  • Wander the streets of bogotá
  • Learn how coffee is made in salento
  • Hike to a remote beach in tayrona national park
  • Get to know locals in the small town of taganga

Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches, and cities firsthand. Plus, there’s no better place to be if you’re looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of Calarcá. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.

Trip Description
Classic Colombia
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Well planned and varied itinerary Reasonably priced Hotels excellently situated The holiday seemed to appeal to all members of the group We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday April 2015

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A really enjoyable experience. We enjoyed every day & found the mix of cities, mountains & beach just about right. Despite the concerns of our family regarding supposed dangers in Colombia, we felt perfectly safe and had only good experiences in our contacts with local people. Thanks mainly to our guides advice.
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Great ceo, great selection of places to visits, walks, great food, just perfect March 2015

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Great country, great people, still less visited, great experience!

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Great destination, with much to offer!. A little bit of everything.. History, adventure, beach, and great food! September 2015

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Awesome!.. Great laughs and obviously great people.. Already started promoting Columbia!

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It was wonderful, I had the BEST July 2015

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  • Meals 5.0
It was wonderful, I had the BEST time. Maria is an excellent and caring CEO. Loved the small towns especially and the uniquely cultural hotels we stayed in. The caring and organization of the trip was noted and very appreciated. I am now an ambassador of Columbia as most folks have a very negative concept of this country which is very outdated. I tell them about today's Columbia. :)
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you are in capable hands when you travel with G tours June 2015

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It was a great introduction to Colombia.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bogotá

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B)

Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda. Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit Hacienda Stay

Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L)

Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay

Day 4 Armenia/Salento (1B)

Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town. Included Activities: Cocora Valley Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Day 5 Salento/Medellín (1B)

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening. Transport: Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)

Day 6 Medellín (1B)

Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city. Included Activities: Medellín City Tour

Day 7 Medellín (1B)

Enjoy another free day and opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Day 8 Medellín/Cartagena (1B)

Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)

Day 9 Cartagena (1B)

Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.

Day 10 Cartagena (1B)

Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach. Additional Notes: Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area. Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour

Day 11 Cartagena/Minca (1B)

Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore. Additional Notes: Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 12 Minca/Taganga (1B, 1L)

Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park. Included Activities: Minca Excursion Transport: Head downhill in a 4x4 on a jungle road, take in the scenery and hold on tight, it can be a bumpy ride. Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 13 Taganga (1B)

Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.

Day 14 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park. Additional Notes: Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices. Included Activities: Tayrona National Park Excursion Transport: Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 15 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B)

Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Day 16 Santa Marta (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

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Price Per Day:

$ 199 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Hands-on: Coffee Farm Tour
  • Calarcá Carte Blanche: Cartagena
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • City tour in Cartagena
  • Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs)
  • Tayrona NP (excluding February departures)
  • Hike with local guide (5hrs)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPlane, private van, 4x4, walking
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 16, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), hacienda (2 nts).
Start City
Bogotá
End City
Santa Marta
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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