Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena and Coffee Region

Art & history, genuine cultural experiences, gastronomic encounters and open nature are the core of this itinerary. Exploring four regions, Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena and Coffee Region.

Starting from $6,600 per person based on two travelers

Overview

  • Awe at the blossoming & colorful art scene of Bogota
  • Conquer one of the world’s largest monoliths
  • Experience glamping surrounded by native forests
  • Explore colonial heritage villages amidst Andean mountains & valleys
  • Delve into & taste world class coffee at Colombian Coffee Triangle farm
  • Hike the surreal wax palm covered Cocora Valley
  • Cook with local coffee farmers and savor local cuisine
  • Wander around mythical & romantic Cartagena de Indias
  • Discover traditional flavors at bustling Bazurto market
  • Dive into the pristine waters of the Colombian Caribbean
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Country information

Colombia

  • Best time to travel

    Year round, but December through March and July through August are the driest months. The main differences of note are in the highlands, where nights become chilly in areas of higher altitude. The lowlands enjoy a tropical climate year-round with little temperature variation, though more frequent rain showers will be noticeable in the wetter months of April to June and again in October and November.  Peak season: December – February and semana santa (easter)  Amazon: Uniformly wet all year.

  • Day 1

    ARRIVAL IN BOGOTÁ

    Today you arrive in one of the highest capital cities of the world, located amidst Andean mountains, Bogota is situated 8,660ft above sea level. After you land, you will be transported to your hotel with your guide for check in. You will take the rest of the day to settle in and adjust to the unusual conditions. 

    Selected hotels

    • Casa Legado

      This seven bedroom, family owned boutique hotel is a little oasis in a quaint neighborhood of the city, where you can soak up the sun in the courtyard garden or cosy up with a book (and a glass of regional red) by the fireplace.

  • Day 2

    EXPLORE & DINE BOGOTÁ

    Today you will explore this artful historic city. Starting by amazing 10,000ft high views of Bogotá from Monserrate mountain, following with a discovery of La Candelaria colonial town to then observe art museums including the fascinating and controversial Botero collection. 

    In the evening, your guide will take your taste buds on a journey! You will learn all about Colombian flavors through our hand-picked restaurants.

  • Day 3

    BOGOTÁ ART SCENE & PRIVATE CHEF DINNER

    Discover the colorful street art that adorns Bogota’s walls revealing the untrammeled creativity of the local graffiti artists. You will also access vibrant galleries and learn all about the blossoming art movements that reflect the city’s diverse yet tumultuous culture. In the evening, head to a local chef’s house for a private dinner in a cozy and intriguing setting.

  • Day 4

    ARRIVAL IN MEDELLÍN & RELAX

    Today you will land in Medellin, the city of eternal spring. Relax at your accommodations as you get ready to explore this exciting valley metropolis. 

    Selected hotels

    • Patio del Mundo

      Located in the popular El Poblado district, this property boasts lush gardens, filled with wild orchids and mango trees and a winding pathway lined with avocado and orange trees which leads you down to a small decking area with a Jacuzzi. For those whi look for a home away from home and tranquility, the seven bedrooms will give you all the quiet you need!

  • Day 5

    DISCOVER THE INTRICATE HISTORY OF MEDELLÍN

    Discover how has Medellin been the fastest growing city of Latin America. Visit historical buildings and museums as you learn about its restless past and forward-looking present. Explore resilient Barrio Moravia, an icon of transformation that leave you inspired. 

  • Day 6

    MEDELLÍN ECO-EXPLORATION

    Hop on Medellín’s cable car to appreciate the landscape from above, then jump on electric bikes to cycle around the parks guided by the trail’s designers and learn about the positive impact on the community as you feel the breeze on your cheeks. 

  • Day 7

    CLIMB PEÑOL ROCK, PRIVATE BOATING & GLAMPING

    Drive to El Peñol and conquer the largest granite rock in Colombia to admire the panoramic views it offers to the ones who take the challenge. Jump on a boat through the reservoir to disembark in a hacienda, visit a colorful rural town and finalize the day at a unique glamping spot amidst wild forests.

  • Day 8

    ARRIVAL IN EJE CAFETERO

    Land in the lush green Eje Cafetero and soak up the views of the incredible landscapes on the way to your stunning accommodations.

    Selected hotels

    • Hacienda Bambusa

      Bambusa sits on a bluff overlooking a river valley in the province of Quindío, the very heart of Colombia’s coffee-producing region. From every one of the 7 rooms on this property you will enjoy a peaceful nature setting, and visits from lively hummingbirds all around.

  • Day 9

    COFFEE & FLOWER FARM + LUNCH WITH LOCALS

    Immerse yourself into the fascinating coffee making process at a family owned and run finca. Discover the history and the current practices of the coffee culture. Share lunch with local farmers and learn about autochthonous flora & fruits.

  • Day 10

    COCORA VALLEY & ANDEAN VILLAGES

    Explore arts and crafts from tiny colonial Andean villages before heading on to a hike amidst sky-high wax palm trees and surreal cloud forests. Lunch at the greatest spot in the valley to delight yourself with typical rural cuisine. 

  • Day 11

    FREE DAY AT LEISURE

    Enjoy your peaceful accommodations, lounge by the pool, walk the beautiful property or simply relax.

  • Day 12

    LUNCH WITH AVID ORCHID COLLECTORS & ARRIVAL IN CARTAGENA

    Colombia has the largest biodiversity of orchids in the world! You will visit avid collectors and appreciate more than 1/3 of all the species of these magnificent plants. Enjoy lunch at their eclectic home and then head to the airport for your flight to Cartagena. 

  • Day 13

    DISCOVER & BITE CARTAGENA

    Explore Cartagena’s ancient walled city built in the 16th century by the Caribbean Sea. Feel its magic and charm as you discover the local architecture and deep-rooted culture while tasting exotic street food. 

    Selected hotels

    • Casa San Agustin

      The three colonial-era buildings that comprise this magnificent hotel have been reimagined as an urban contemporary retreat. This hotel will satisfy the most discerning traveler looking for intimacy in a boutique luxury setting.

  • Day 14

    EXPLORE BAZURTO MARKET & COOKING CLASS

    Stroll around colorful and labyrinthine Bazurto Market as you savor the rich mixture of African, Spanish and Indigenous cuisine found in Colombian gastronomy. You will then visit a local home where you will learn to cook traditional mouth-watering meals.

  • Day 15

    ISLAS DEL ROSARIO

    Hop on a private boat to explore magical archipielago of Rosario. Dive into the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea for swimming, Scuba, Snorkeling or Subwing! Stop for lunch at a surprise spot and soak in the island vibes as you discover the magnificent ecosystem around.

  • Day 16

    ADIOS, COLOMBIA!

    Enjoy your final morning & head to the airport to fly home!

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    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.

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