Highlights
  • Experience the unique culture of colombia
  • Drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains
  • People-watch from a café in medellín
  • Soak up the sun in cartagena

Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the world? The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isn’t enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again — we’ve made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.

Trip Description
Colombia Express
 
Travel Theme
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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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)

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: If you have another week, add on the "Caribbean Colombia Express" tour which takes you into famous Tayrona National Park and hops around some coastal islands. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing
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$ 169 per day
 
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Apr-27-2019May-05-2019$ 1,599Yes7 spots left Reserve
May-04-2019May-12-2019$ 1,519Yes5 spots left Reserve
May-11-2019May-19-2019$ 1,899YesSold Out Reserve
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USD $33
Details
Trip Includes
  • Your Foodie Moment: Coffee Farm Tour
  • Calarcá
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • Cartagena orientation walk
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport Plane, private vehicle, public bus, 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 (6 nts), hacienda (2 nts).
Start City
Bogotá
End City
Cartagena
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.

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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