Cartagena & Coffee Region

Dive into Cartagena's colorful streets, amazing sunsets & vibrant Caribbean culture. Indulge in world class coffee, lush landscapes and the unique cultural encounters in the coffee region.

Starting from $3,100 per person based on two travelers

Overview

  • Wander around mythical & romantic Cartagena de Indias
  • Discover traditional flavors at bustling Bazurto market
  • Dive into the pristine waters of the Colombian Caribbean
  • 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
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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

    ARRIVE AND DISCOVER CARTAGENA

    After your arrival in Cartagena, you will head on to explore its 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 2

    EXPLORE BAZURTO MARKET AND CARIBBEAN 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 3

    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 4

    LEISURE DAY

    Bask in the beauty & tranquility of your accommodations and enjoy a sunset wander through the local plazas and along the historic wall. Shop for arts and crafts and make sure to check out our Colombia curated restaurants list to pick from the best spots in town to dine in.

  • Day 5

    COFFEE REGION

    Land in the lush green Eje Cafetero to immerse yourself into the fascinating coffee making process at a family owned and run finca. Share lunch with local farmers and learn about autochthonous flora & fruits. 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 6

    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. Delight yourself with typical rural cuisine having lunch at the greatest spot in the valley. 

  • Day 7

    RELAXATION DAY

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

  • Day 8

    LUNCH WITH AVID ORCHID COLLECTORS & DEPART

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

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

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Send us an email hello@jsbjourneys.com, or call us at (415) 230-0261



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