Experience the unique culture of Colombia, drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains, people-watch from a café in Medellín, soak up the sun in Cartagena.
Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the world? The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isn’t enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again — we’ve made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.
Your Foodie Moment: Coffee Farm Tour, Calarcá
Valle de Cocora hike
Medellín city tour
Cartagena orientation walk
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transportation Plane, private vehicle, public bus, 4x4, walking.
Accommodations Hotels (6 nts), hacienda (2 nts).
Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Colombia, Itinerary Day 1 Bogotá
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B)
Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.
Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.
Day 4 Armenia/Salento (1B)
Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.
Day 5 Salento/Medellín (1B)
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.
Day 6 Medellín (1B)
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.
Day 7 Medellín (1B)
Enjoy another free day and opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Day 8 Medellín/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.