Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means theres more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, theres no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches and cities firsthand. Plus, theres no better place to be if youre looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of Calarc. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than youll ever have time to tell.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
Paloquemao Market Visit
Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Visit
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a morning in Villa de Leyva before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Flight (1.00 hour(s))
Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export.
Coffee Farm Tour
Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town.
Cocora Valley Hike
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.
Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.
Medellín City Tour
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.
Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.
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.
Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area.
Cartagena City Tour
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
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.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
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.
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))
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.
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.
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.
Tayrona National Park Excursion
Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Depart at any time.
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Trip Name: Classic Colombia
Duration: 16 Days
From Price: 1852
Trip Code: 145017
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