coffee, coastlines + colours (10 Days)
Relish in the colours, flavours and sounds of this South American country on our 10 day highlights tour.
Bogota, Cocora Valley, Medellín, Cartagena + Rosario Islands
Taste the coffee (it’s the best in the world), soak in the sun on the coast, admire the colonial cities, dance to local beats and enjoy the stunning landscapes. You might be cancelling your flight home!
Explore South America's hidden gem through the eyes of a local
Get a deep understanding of the country's history and culture on a walking tour through Bogota's most iconic locations
Taste the best coffee in the world and learn about different varieties on a farm in the coffee region
Hike through the beautiful wax palms in the Salento region (the only place you can find these tall trees)
Experience the high energy and rhythms of Medellin at night
Unwind on the glittering coastlines of Cartagena
Day 1 | Arrive in Bogota + airport transfer to the hotel. Meet the guide and your group!
Day 2 | BOGOTA | Bogota is a vibrant city, full of colors, contrast and history. This morning, we’ll enjoy a historical walking tour with a local guide with the opportunity to
learn about local food and traditions. Start in the historical centre and make our way up to a viewpoint at Monserrate, all while learning the official and unofficial history of the country. Then, explore a traditional handicraft
market and try some typical snacks and coca tea.
DAY 3 | BOGOTA - COCORA VALLEY | Fly to the Coffee region! Once you settle in at your hotel, we’ll take a tour
around a coffee farm and learn about different varieties of coffee. Each farm in Colombia produces coffee a little bit differently so this will be an insightful look into Colombian coffee and the people behind it.
DAY 4 | COCORA VALLEY | Today we will experience the traditional architecture of Salento and the beauty of the wax palms in the Cocora Valley, a species only found in this region of Colombia. Our local guide will begin with a ride in a traditional Jeep Willy to the national park and then begin the guided trek where you’ll learn about the local history, ecosystems, flora and fauna of the region. In the afternoon, explore the streets of Salento, immerse yourself in the artisan community and enjoy the lookout views.
DAY 5 | COCORA VALLEY - MEDELLÍN | Quick flight over to the City of Eternal Spring. Discover the famous nightlife of Medellín. Experience the different rhythms of the city from salsa to techno, to the popular reggaeton. Depending on the day you chose, enjoy different activities such as dance classes, drinking games, entrance to clubs, rooftop Jacuzzis, and free drinks. Be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure the whole experience is full of high energy in non-touristy places.
DAY 6 | MEDELLÍN | Explore Medellín from a local’s perspective. Today we’re taking a walking tour to see
both the good and improving sides of the city. See the city’s highlights and learn about the ongoing social advances and innovative nature of the city and its people.
DAY 7 | MEDELLÍN - GUATAPE - CARTAGENA | Day trip to the unique town of Guatape! Guatape is the only town in Colombia that has had the misfortune of having its citizens permanently relocated. In 1978, the
town of Guatape was flooded in order to have a hydroelectric dam built. Its citizens were all moved and the remains of the old town are underwater. That’s
not all, there is a 7,000-foot monolith that sits in Guatape territory. The rock itself has been there for millions of years and today, there are 742 stairs you can climb in order to reach the summit. In the afternoon, we’ll take a quick flight over to coastal Cartagena.
DAY 8 | CARTAGENA | Wake up in colourful Cartagena! You’ll have some free time in the morning to explore
the shops and colourful streets of the old part of the city. In the afternoon, bring your appetite and adventurous attitude. This food tour will get you up-close-and-personal with the real Cartagena and the colourful characters of the streets. You’ll sample tropical fruits, local pastries, sweets, refreshments and the golden parcels of deep fried goodness. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about the music, history, architecture, art, culture and
politics that shape the daily lives of the locals.
DAY 9 | ROSARIO ISLANDS | Can’t visit the Caribbean without a day at the beach! Hop on a boat and head to the Rosario Islands. Spend the day relaxing in a picture-perfect beach chair with turquoise waters at your feet at an exclusive beach club. Lounge by the pool in
a hammock, sample some cocktails at the bar, enjoy a rejuvenating beachside massage, take a dip in the blue Caribbean waters and taste fresh seafood. The
choice is yours!
Day 10 | CARTAGENA | Sad goodbyes! Departure day - airport transfer or add on the Tayrona Park extension
OT Know Before You Go Colombia Travel Guide
Airport transfers from/to CAI
All transfers in van/bus, domestic flights
A licensed local guide
All entrance fees and guided visits as per itinerary
Meals and activities not mentioned
Each hotel has been selected to showcase traditional architecture, comfort, cleanliness, and location. On this trip, we will be staying 4 star boutique hotels.
Meet Marta, your local expert guide who is passionate about showing you the best of Colombia's natural wonders and vibrance of the cities.
Our local partners work hard to create experiences that respect the environment and the local communities that call this place home.