Discover three distinct cultural flavors of the country: the cosmopolitan Andean capital of Bogota, the tropical coffee region of Medellin, and the Caribbean coastal cultural hub of Cartagena.

ITINERARY

  • Tour Colombia’s political and cultural capital, Bogotá: a historic city that boasts a world-class gastronomy and music scene, as well as superb museums of literature, history, culture, science and art
  • Tour the city of eternal spring: Medellín, ranked as one of the world’s most innovative cities for its progressive urban renewal
  • Experience Colombian “finca” culture in Fredonia with a walking or horseback riding tour of a coffee farm and overnight stay in a gorgeous Spanish-style hacienda
  • Celebrate in Cartagena with an afternoon sail to see the UNESCO World Heritage walled city aglow at sunset from Caribbean sea
  • Enjoy the colorful, lively historic city of Cartagena and the hundreds of secluded white-sand beach islands that are only a short boat ride away

You’ll be received at the Bogotá airport by a professional driver  who will bring you to your hotel located La Candelaria,  the historical centre of the city. Enjoy free time to start discovering the Andean capital.

Discover Bogotá’s renowned gastronomy scene via the many restaurants in walking distance from your hotel, located in the hip neighborhood.

What to Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing, rain jacket, sturdy walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle
 
 
What to Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing, rain jacket, sturdy walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

Wake up at a gorgeous coffee farm located by the small town of Los Palomos, Fredonia operated by the respected Oro Molido, friends of Expedition Colombia. At breakfast, enjoy a coffee tasting of the farm’s varieties, before departing on a walking tour with a coffee grower to see the process first-hand.

Learn how coffee is linked to every Colombian family in some form or the other and its history is a source of pride for Antioqueños.

Return to the traditional house for a delicious Colombian lunch. Drive to Medellin and stay at a boutique hotel located in the heart of Medellin’s hippest, cosmopolitan neighborhood, the Poblado.

What To Bring Today:

  • Appropriate clothing: long lightweight pants and breathable shirt, sturdy walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Extra clothes (end of the activity)
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle 

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you to depart for the lively city center. Begin the day visiting the illustrious Botanical Gardens and the iconic collection of bronze sculptures at Botero Plaza. Take a ride on the city’s innovative urban renewal project: cable cars from the center of the city up its mountainside.

Visit Parque Arvi for a nature preserve and a beautiful view of the city. Enjoy a traditional Antioqueño lunch. Next, visit the fascinating “Casa de la Memoria” museum and end your day with a visit to the indigenous site of Nutibara Hill and the urban renewal project “Pueblito Paisa.” Stay overnight in Poblado.

What To Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing & walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

After breakfast at your hotel, receive an airport drop-off for your morning flight to Cartagena. You’ll be received at the Cartagena airport before being transferred to your hotel located in the historical centre of the city. Enjoy lunch before joining a bilingual guide for a private city tour of Cartagena’s enchanting historic center.

Relax with a sunset sail up the Caribbean coast to return to the city harbor aglow at night. Stay at a boutique hotel, ideally located in the walled city. Roam freely throughout the cobblestone streets and Spanish style plazas to view live music and street art.

What to Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing for hot weather
  • Walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

After breakfast, enjoy two beach day options that take you to beautiful Caribbean Islands. One option is to join a group for a motorboat tour to Rosario Island, or to Baru Island, a unique fishing community with beaches to snorkel and swim. You can also go by a privately chartered sailboat for a day of island hopping on pristine, secluded Caribbean Islands.

Either way, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of small islands lying on the tropical blue waters and receive a fresh welcome drink. Kayaking and snorkeling are optional before dining on a typical lunch in the shade of palm trees. Return to Cartagena in the late afternoon and receive a transfer to your hotel.

What to Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing: shorts or bathing suit, windbreaker
  • Closed-toe shoes for sailing
  • Repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

After breakfast at your hotel, meet resident artists at select galleries and learn about local crafts. Have the opportunity to shop in unique boutiques and art markets. Receive an airport drop-off to Cartagena’s Rafael Nunez International Airport.

If you have an evening flight, enjoy a visit to Aviario National Park, the largest aviary in the Americas. Just 14.5 km. from Cartagena, this natural sanctuary is home to about 138 bird species and 1,800 genetic copies. Here, you can observe pink flamingos, tropical birds, and birds of prey in three different ecosystems (rainforest, coast, and desert). Receive an airport drop-off to Cartagena’s Rafael Nunez International Airport.

What to Bring Today:
  • Appropriate clothing for hot weather
  • Walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

Extend your trip by two days and one night to stay on day two and day three at a renowned ecolodge in the heart of a rainforest nature preserve located one ½ hours from Medellin. Surrounded by the marble canyon of the Rio Claro River, view birds and explore caves with wonderful local naturalists and adventure guides.

Continue your adventure on day three for a day trip to Prodigio (one hour drive from Rio Claro), where you will be greeted by a community-run archaeological preservation group. Have archaeology experts and youth leaders guide you to a cave covered in petroglyphs created by pre-Hispanic cultures. Return to Rio Claro and stay in beautiful rooms overlooking the rainforest canopy.

What to Bring on Extensions:
  • Appropriate clothing: shorts or bathing suit, lightweight pants and shirt
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Extra clothes (end of the activity)
  • Notebook and camera
  • Refillable water bottle

FITNESS LEVEL

No physical fitness preparation is necessary to make the most of the journey, but enjoy some easy physical activities throughout the trip.

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