Classic: Classic Colombia (SMCC)
Countries Visited: Colombia Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), hacienda (2 nts), eco-huts in the national park (1 nt, multi-share)
Wander the streets of Bogota, Learn how coffee is made in Salento, Try out some Salsa moves in Medellin, Hike to a remote beach in Tayrona NP, Get to know locals in the small town of Taganga.
Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there's more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there's no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches and cities firsthand. Plus, there's no better place to be if you're looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of CalarcA. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you'll ever have time to tell.
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|Day 1||Bogota||Day 1 Bogota|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Villa de Leyva||Day 2 Bogota/Villa de Leyva (1B)|
Spend some time exploring Villa de Leyva, an excellent example of a colonial town in Colombia. Visit the Plaza Mayor, the town square, and check out the church, restaurants and shops. Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit ZipaquirA Salt Cathedral Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Armenia||Day 3 Villa de Leyva/Armenia (1B)|
Enjoy a morning in Villa de Leyva before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombias coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda. Included Activities: Hacienda Stay Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Flight (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Armenia||Day 4 Armenia (1B, 1L)|
Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay
|Day 5||Salento||Day 5 Armenia/Salento (1B)|
Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town. Included Activities: Cocora Valley Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Medellin||Day 6 Salento/Medellin (1B)|
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellin. Opt to explore the city in the evening. Transport: Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)
|Day 7||Medellin||Day 7 Medellin (1B)|
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the citys ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city. Included Activities: Medellin City Tour
|Day 8||Cartagena||Day 8 Medellin/Cartagena (1B)|
Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 9||Cartagena||Day 9 Cartagena (1B)|
Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.
|Day 10||Cartagena||Day 10 Cartagena (1B)|
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach. Additional Notes: Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area. Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour
|Day 11||Minca||Day 11 Cartagena/Minca (1B)|
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore. Additional Notes: Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 12||Taganga||Day 12 Minca/Taganga (1B, 1L)|
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park. Included Activities: Minca Excursion Transport: Head downhill in a 4x4 on a jungle road, take in the scenery and hold on tight, it can be a bumpy ride. Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 13||Taganga||Day 13 Taganga (1B)|
Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.
|Day 14||Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona||Day 14 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park. Additional Notes: Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices. Included Activities: Tayrona National Park Excursion Transport: Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 15||Santa Marta||Day 15 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B)|
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 16||Santa Marta||Day 16 Santa Marta (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.