Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a nine-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medellín — a city that's evolved tremendously from its notorious past — and wander the cobblestoned streets of historic Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.

Trip highlights

Coffee Farm Visit, Spend a couple nights at a traditional hacienda on a coffee farm. Wake to a fresh pot and then tour the farm with a coffee expert. Learn what makes Colombia’s coffee some of the world’s finest.

Medellín Community Walk, Head to Comuna 13 with your local guide. Wander through this revitalized community and ride its unique public cable cars that cling to the hillside. At the top, grab your camera and snap some shots of the stunning views of the city below.

Salsa Dance Class, Get out on the dance floor for a private lesson from two professional salsa dancers. They’ll teach you the steps of the Colombian salsa and explain how dance is integral to social life in Latin America.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 Bogotá

Modern Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis.

If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city.

Additional Notes:
We recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Colombia (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
The Hacienda is simple, with small rooms and few amenities, it also is common to have hot water shortages. While basic, the stunning location and natural beauty more than makes up for a few minor inconveniences.

Included Activities:
Hacienda Stay
Coffee Farm Visit

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento including a hike through the Cocora Valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.

Included Activities:
Salento and Cocora Valley Excursion
Hacienda Stay

Day 4 Armenia/Medellín (1B)

Catch a flight to vibrant Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival.

Transport:
Plane (1.00-2.00 hours)

Day 5 Medellín (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Medellín Community Walk

Day 6 Medellín (1B)

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 (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Cartagena City Tour
Interno Training Restaurant – Cooking Class

Transport:
Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)

Day 8 Cartagena (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Salsa Dance Class

Day 9 Cartagena (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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