#1 Best of Cartagena
|Day 1||Arrival in Cartagena||Cartagena|
|Day 2||Historical walking tour, ceviche tasting experience||Cartagena|
|Day 3||Visit local market, lunch on the beach, Latin dance class||Cartagena|
|Day 4||Rosario Islands on private boat, tasting menu at top restaurant||Cartagena|
|Day 5||Depart Cartagena|
Kick things off in true Cartagena style with a stroll through the sun-drenched streets of Cartagena with a knowledgeable local guide showing you the best places to eat, drink, and play on the way. After taking in Cartagena’s captivating history for a few hours, sample the coast’s premium ceviches.
Once you’ve ticked off the must-see sights on your first couple of days, get ready to really immerse yourself in the authentic life of a Cartagenera. You’ll take a voyage through the grass-roots neighborhoods of Cartagena before heading back to your hotel for a quick siesta before a night of salsa.
And no trip to the Caribbean is complete without a visit to paradise, so spend your last day taking in the sun on the Rosario Islands, a beautiful archipelago made up of 30 idyllic islands. Then, celebrate the last night of your trip in one of Cartagena’s top restaurants. Learn more
#2 Bogotá and the Amazon
|Day 1||Arrive in Bogotá - Explore the City||Bogotá|
|Day 2||Arrive in Leticia - Transfer to Maloka Huitoto||Amazon Rainforest|
|Day 3||Zacambu Reserve Adventure (Colombia & Peru)||Amazon Rainforest|
|Day 4||Birdwatching Excursion - Return to Bogotá||Bogotá|
|Day 5||Depart Bogotá|
This outdoorsy 5-day adventure highlights some of Colombia's most fascinating and unique landscapes in the Amazon region. Start off by exploring Bogotá's arts and culture scene before flying south to Leticia; from here, you'll head out on two unforgettable days via foot, canoe and other small boats in Colombia, and across the border in Peru and Brazil.
At night, you'll sleep in hammocks with mosquito nets in order to fully experience the rainforest. The trip ends back in Bogotá where you can spend your last night enjoying the city's restaurants and nightlife. Learn more
#3 Medellín and the Wild Pacific Coast
|Day 1||Arrive in Medellín||Medellín|
|Day 2||Flight to Bahía Solano||Bahía Solano|
|Day 3||Hot Springs & Utría National Park||Bahía Solano|
|Day 4||Explore Bahía Solano (free day)||Medellín|
|Day 5||Depart Medellín|
The undiscovered region of Chocó on Colombia's Pacific coast takes center stage in this 5-day trip, where you'll have time to explore the massive Utría National Park. This lush rainforest has some of the highest rainfall in the world, so expect to see amazing flora and fauna.
The park also protects the coastal marine environment and is known for humpback whales and nesting sea turtles (and these empty beaches are great for surfing). Start and end the trip exploring scenic Medellín—one of Latin America's most exciting cities—to round out this awesome Colombian adventure. Learn more
#4 Explore the Zona Cafetera
|Day 1||Flight to Zona Cafetera - Coffee Finca||Pereira|
|Day 2||Hiking in Valle de Cocora - Explore Salento||Pereira|
|Day 3||Driving Tour of Zona Cafetera||Pereira|
|Day 4||Manizales - Río Blanco Nature Reserve||Manizales|
|Day 5||Manizales to Medellín||Medellín|
Experience a taste of Colombian culture on this 5-day trip to the Coffee Triangle. You'll go to the heart of the country's coffee region in charming Salento for an overnight at a working farm and hike through the picturesque green mountains of the Cocora Valley (and the famous wax palms).
Then, head to Manizales, the most adventurous of the three cities that make up Colombia's coffee triangle, where you'll visit the Rio Blanco Nature reserve. Like the coffee this region is known for, this trip is designed to awaken all of your senses. Learn more
#5 Cartagena and the San Bernardo Islands
|Day 1||Arrive in Cartagena (optional city tour)||Cartagena|
|Day 2||Snorkeling at the San Bernardo Islands||San Bernardo Islands|
|Day 3||Hiking & Watersports at Mucura||San Bernardo Islands|
|Day 4||Exploration of Cartagena||Cartagena|
|Day 5||Depart Cartagena|
One of the best aspects of visiting Cartagena on Colombia's northern coast is having close proximity to nearby Caribbean Islands for the ultimate culture/beach adventure. On this 5-day trip, you'll start off experiencing the city's narrow streets with palaces, churches, and mansions painted in pastel colors (not to mention hip hotels and galleries that are popping up).
Then, boat over to San Bernardo's beautiful coral islands for white-sand beaches and watersports. Finish the adventure back in Cartagena for one more night of colonial romance. Learn more
For more Colombia trip ideas, check out all of our 5-day tours and itineraries.