Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)
Explore and discover the very best destinations in Colombia on this tour which will take you to see history, culture and beautiful beaches.
Highlights on this trip include exploring the cities of Bogata and Cartagena, going on a swimming and snorkelling at the San Bernado Islands, visiting the Tayrona National Park and tasting the local food throughout the country.
There will also be free time and optional extras like visiting beaches and National Parks.
DAY 1. BOGOTÁ
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
DAY 2. BOGOTÁ/ARMENIA
Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves in coffee culture by 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.
DAY 3. ARMENIA
Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento including a hike through the Cocora Valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.
DAY 4. ARMENIA/MEDELLÍN
Catch a flight to vibrant Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival.
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 then enjoy a walk discussing Colombia's history and revitalization. Opt to take a historical tour, visit museums, or go shopping in the afternoon.
DAY 6. MEDELLÍN
Enjoy a free day to continue exploring Medellín. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and impressive monolith. Or, spend time learning about culture and history at one of the many museums.
DAY 7. MEDELLÍN/CARTAGENA
Fly to tropical Cartagena. Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city. Later, enjoy an evening cooking class 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.
DAY 8. CARTAGENA
Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Get 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. This afternoon we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by two local dancers.
DAY 9. CARTAGENA
Depart at any time.
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