This classic Colombia itinerary starts in Bogotá and then travels north to the Caribbean. Along the route, you'll visit famous salt mines and charming colonial towns like Barichara and Villa de Leyva, with a couple of days to explore the modern metropolitan city of Medellín. Once you reach the coast, you'll spend a few days exploring Cartagena before relaxing on the pristine beaches of the San Bernardo Islands.
Aventure Colombia is a Colombian travel agency founded in 2007. A pioneer in this destination, the company specializes in adventure tourism, ecotourism, and community tourism. Aventure Colombia has offices in Bogota and Cartagena.
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Perfect for first-timers, this action-packed itinerary starts with a few days in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá. Along the route, you'll visit Spanish colonial towns like Villa de Leyva and Barichara. Next is a few days in the up-and-coming city of Medellín.
This festive itinerary begins in Bogotá, where you'll discover museum, restaurants, and nightlife. Next, jet over to Medellín to explore historical sights and see the Christmas lights. From there, drive to the Zona Cafetera to tour the coffee fields and stay on a farm. On your last leg, ring in the New Year in Cartagena and snorkel in Tayrona National Park.
This urban-meets-outdoorsy Colombian itinerary is jam-packed with sightseeing and excursions. The 16-day trip starts in the capital of Bogotá, then heads north for a challenging hike in the heart of Iguaque Sanctuary, and a cycling tour through along the Suarez River. From there, you will fly to the Caribbean Coast and spend time exploring a stunning national park, followed by birding in Minca. You will end your adventure in romantic Cartagena, with a relaxing trip to Múcura Island.
Discover Colombia's southern region on this two-week adventure, covering major highlights of the country from the capital city of Bogotá to the Pre-Columbian idols of San Agustín and to the well-preserved colonial town of Popayán. It's an itinerary fit for active travelers, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife aficionados, and anyone with a thirst for adventure. You'll even have an opportunity to shake your hips to the sultry rhythms of Colombia's lifeblood: salsa music.
This nine-day adventure features the flat plains of Colombia's Llanos Orientales, the alpine tundra of the páramo, and colonial villages in the Andean highlands. Starting and ending your stay in the capital city of Bogotá, you'll alternate your time between venturing off the beaten path to traditional "fincas" of the Colombian savannah in search of native wildlife and wandering the charming streets of picturesque Spanish-era towns. You'll meet locals in Yopal, safari in Encanto de Guanapalo, hike the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes, and visit a 17th-century convent in Villa de Leyva.
Recent Trip Reviews for Aventure Colombia
Oliver was great managing the whole COVID19 s... · Colombia - Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2020
Oliver was great managing the whole COVID19 situation, ensured I had the most uptodate information so I could make an informed decision to leave as soon as i possibly could. And for that, I am incredibly grateful to his situational awareness. Even though I couldn't enjoy everything Colombia had to offer, I was well looked after with really great accommodation and itinerary options. Thank you Oliver!
Colombia in 17 days · Colombia - Feb 25 - Mar 12, 2020
The trip was very well planned and all the guides met or exceeded our expectations. We especially enjoyed the mountain biking and the walk in Cocora Valley. All the drivers were on time, pleasant and professional.
How Colombia captured my heart · Colombia - Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2020
Five days before flying to Colombia I found Kimkim online and was encouraged by the favourable reviews. I like that there was a form to decide if it was the best option for me within my budget. I was contacted by Natalia who made an itinerary with all the things I wanted to do; I’m grateful for them making my stay in Colombia AWESOME. I’m truly grateful for the itinerary, accomodation in fantastic locations and the BEST local guides.
My guide in Bogotá - Juan Carrillo gave me 3 wonderful... read more
8 days in Colombia · Colombia - Feb 9 - Feb 16, 2020
Laura and the rest of the KimKim staff were incredible and easy to work with throughout the planning phase of our trip and the trip itself. They were flexible in planning as we wanted to spend less time in the large cities and more time in the countryside. Salento was the major highlight for our trip and our guide, Christian, was a pleasure to spend two days with. We highly recommend the Cocora Valley and the surrounding towns including Filandia. Our guide, Carlos, in Medellin was... read more
Quick and Wonderful Trip in the Colombian Andes Villages · Colombia - Jan 27 - Jan 31, 2020
Natalia was very helpful, caring, and effective in working with us to plan this adventure the Colombian Andes. Even after the trip began, she maintained contact with us to ensure that we were having a great time and that things were running smoothly. She was quick to rectify a tiny glitch in scheduling. The tour guides she arranged for us were wonderful, especially the young man in Barichara.
Sister Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jan 11 - Jan 20, 2020
I really enjoyed my trip to Colombia. It is now my favorite Latin American country. I was impressed with it's infrastructure, cleanliness and kindness of the people.
One of my favorite places I visited was Bogota and our guide Juan. The city was very clean and the graffiti murals were gorgeous. Going to the market and trying all the different fruits was a lot of fun. Juan was very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around the city.
My favorite hotel was the Finca... read more
Detailed review of our Colombia itinerary · Colombia - Dec 28 - Jan 11, 2020
Overall the trip was fantastic. There were a few things we probably would have done differently if we had more knowledge about the area. Here is our detailed review of the itinerary:
Day 1: Everything went well with the transportation from the airport to the hotel. The hotel was great. The only critique we have for the hotel is the lack of breakfast options. But the hotel was in a great location and we would stay there again.
Day 2: Awesome bike tour. We really liked our guide and... read more
Oliver,First, let me say that we enjoyed our... · Colombia - Jan 2 - Jan 12, 2020
First, let me say that we enjoyed our trip and have no regrets. Kimkim and you generally did an excellent job. The hotels were generally a pleasure, with a great deal of character. There were odds and ends they could do better, but we were quite happy with them. The pace we had worked out gradually before the trip was just about right. We had enough time to simply wander on our own, which we value. I think there is a tendency to try to pack in too much, and we were glad we had pushed... read more
Memorable Trip · Colombia - Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2019
Our 10 day trip to Colombia was a very memorable one. We weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Beautiful country and people. Natalia was extremely helpful and responsive to all our questions, queries and concerns. she was connected via whats app and available for any questions during our trip. Since our trip was in December, she was even working on the 25th addressing our needs. From putting the itinerary together and catering to our specific requirements; Natalia was... read more
Excellent Family Adventure · Colombia - Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2019
The trip was excellent! We loved the activities and guides (especially Samuel, Diego, and Manuel). The one day that could be improved was the trip from Cartagena to the island since we did not realize the car ride would be so long and in a group bus (we would have prepared better and brought a car seat).
We used Kimkim for traveling in Colombia in N... · Colombia - Dec 2 - Dec 4, 2019
We used Kimkim for traveling in Colombia in Nov-Dec 2019. All was great! Communication, punctuality, service, transport, guides. Thanks to Natalia!
10 extensive days in the beautiful Colombia · Colombia - Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2019
We had a great experience planning our trip with Laura and the KimKim team.
All our drives we're nice and polite the vehicles were very clean, in all cases except once our drivers arrived on time.
Our guides were great and we got to ask them about their daily life and learn a lot more about Colombian culture. In general the tours outside the city were more comprehensive then the city tours. We especially enjoyed our in and around Valle de Cocora tour with the wonderful Mauricio, who was full... read more
Wonderful 10 days trip to Colombia · Colombia - Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2019
We had a wonderful 10 days trip to Colombia. From start to finish our experience with Laura in Kim Kim was perfect. She gave us plenty of options and listen to our feedback and needs and answered all very promptly and kindly.
I would highly recommend using her services.
The guides were good and I wish to particularly mention Mauricio who walked us through the Valle de Cocoa and Salento. His knowledge, energy and beautiful way made it the favourite part of our trip!!!
A memorable trip due to amazing Colombians · Colombia - Nov 1 - Nov 9, 2019
A few comments.
Perfect Hotels ! Authentic , clean , good breakfast , very nice service. ( Bantu and Punta Faro at Isla
Uncomfortable feeling in transfers and overall pick ups as I did not have direct contact - until I asked for WhatsApp contact and even with that not always responded to in real time. I ended up talking to Laura once as we planned - internet communications is uncomfortable as I can’t reference back as I can with emails.
Overall all transfer were fine, as was... read more
Fabulous trip to Colombia - met our needs perfectly · Colombia - Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2019
This was my first trip through KimKim and it exceeded all my expectations. The tools that KimKim offers for connecting with and communicating with the tour planner where effective and easy to use. Oliver from Aventure Colombia was great. We were looking for off-the-beaten path travel . Oliver suggested some great options and was very flexible in adjusting the options to arrive at an itinerary that worked for us. We were supported by Oliver and his peers from the minute we arrived in... read more
The trip to Colombia.... · Colombia - Oct 21 - Oct 29, 2019
The trip to Colombia was planned out very well. Laura Joy was available to address any concerns or answer any questions. She was helpful and flexible. She worked together with us to plan the trip that we wanted. Will use kimkim again in the future.
Laura was terrific! · Colombia - Oct 21 - Oct 29, 2019
Laura was a pleasure to work with! Every detail of our trip was planned to our liking and she was very responsive to any changes we wanted to make or questions we had. During our travels, when minor issues arose she (or her coworkers) was readily available to sort it out. She suggested places I would not have known to go for instance beyond guatape, we loved our overnight in San Carlos. I would unhesitatingly recommend Laura for your next trip to Colombia.
Thank you, Laura!
Trip cartagena medellin and cocora valley · Colombia - Aug 8 - Aug 13, 2019
We planned a trip to Colombia and got advice from Laura. We have seen wonderful places in Colombia and had excellent hotels. Also the city guides we booked seemed the best in town with a lot of knowledge and fun in doing their job. We had a short trip of 2 weeks, and it was worth in experience 4 weeks plus!
11 days in Colombia · Colombia - Aug 3 - Aug 14, 2019
Laura and Natalia were our travel coordinators.
Many emails were exchanged and many questions were asked and they responded with their knowledge and experience. We were a group of 2 couples requesting specific experiences. The vehicles used were in good condition , clean and comfortable. The guides were informative , flexible and punctual. In particular Victoria, our guide in Bogota was able to gauge our interests and adapted the tours accordingly. Taking us to good restaurants and joining... read more
Colombia's Culture & Archaeology Tour - 14 Days · Colombia - Jul 11 - Jul 24, 2019
Congratulations to all your people of the Kim Kim team in Columbia. First we mention Nathalie. She did a great job from the beginning to the end. She was everytime absolutly accurate and punctual.
Every question from or side has been answered immediately and correct. She found an incredible crew in all the places we visited. Every guide and all the translators have done an excellent job. And also the drivers - what is not the easiest job on Columbian roads!
Whenever we come back to Columbia, we will certainly join again Kim Kim an of course Nathalie!!!
Bogota, Cocora Valley, Medellin and Cartagena - 9 days · Colombia - Jul 15 - Jul 24, 2019
Excellent trip. Hotels were well selected, transfers were all in decent cars and activities all went to plan. Medellin for me was the best location with Salento a close second.
Cartagena & Tayrona Park - 5 Days · Colombia - Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2019
Every aspect of our trip was spectacular. Laura and the kimkim team did an amazing job both on the ground and before our trip to make it simply unforgettable. All of our guides were wonderful including our drivers. I would definitely recommend and use kimkim again for future holidays.
Bogota, Cocora Valley, Medellin and Cartagena - 9 days · Colombia - Jul 15 - Jul 24, 2019
Planning Your Family Trip To Colombia: Best Tips & Advice · Colombia - Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2019
I traveled with my two boys 10 and 12 years old, we visited Bogotá, Sta Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, Isla Baru and Cali, everything was so smoth transportation always on time, accommodations, Tayrona trip with the guide, Wilson was excellent my boys learned so much, in regards of organizing our intynery? Laura was always patient, worked with our budget, and always very professional and understanding of our needs. I definitely recommended it.
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - May 20 - May 30, 2019
Nathalie planned my vacation experience in Colombia perfectly. Not only was she flexible with my changes but she was also very understanding. From the tour guides to the transportation, everything worked out perfectly and I had no issues getting around since she was able to plan what I needed. I would highly reccommend anyone going to Colombia to use Nathalie if they're unsure as to what to do. Thank you for everything!
Sher/Bendelstein Colombia · Colombia - Apr 18 - Apr 29, 2019
We loved Cartagena and Medellin and the surrounding areas. The tour guide we had in Medellin, was particularly outstanding - Juan Manuel, I think.
Laura was very responsive when any issues arose, and they were promptly fixed.
This was our 2nd experience with KimKim and we'll do it again!
Sher/Bendelstein Colombia · Colombia - Apr 18 - Apr 29, 2019
Our guides Juan and Anna Maria in Medellin were great. So too was Balthazar in Bogota. A pleasure meeting them all.
Family Travel in Colombia: 3 Options for a 10-Day Trip · Colombia - Apr 7 - Apr 21, 2019
What a brilliant trip. Jess did an amazing job planning it all. I don’t think we would have managed to do so many things without her support. Laura was our contact whilst travelling, it felt like having a local friend, someone watching out for you. Hotels were lovely, all small charming boutique places. Thinking back, my daughter and I really find hard to decide what we liked best because every adventure was unique and special. Definitely, go to Barichara, such a beautiful and tranquil place,... read more
One Week in Colombia: 5 Great Itineraries · Colombia - Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2019
Best vacation ever! Many thanks to Natalia for planning us a wonderful tour of Colombia. We went to Medellin, Bogota, and the Zona Cafetera over one week. Everything was so smooth and seamless. All of our guides and drivers were on time (or early) to pick us up and were absolutely fabulous. We loved all of the hotels that Natalia selected for us, especially Patio del Mundo in Medellin. I can't recommend this trip, and Natalia, highly enough. Thank you!!!
Bogota and Medellin Photography/Coffee · Colombia - Apr 1 - Apr 11, 2019
What a fantastic experience from beginning to end!
In the initial stages I was connected with Nathalie, and after discussing my specific interests in Colombia via correspondence, she got back to me with an itinerary including additional suggestions that were welcomed and encouraged! After a little tweaking we had created a fantastic adventure through Bogotá and Antioquia!
Nathalie was always swift to respond with answers to my questions and even a couple weeks before the trip, she notified... read more
5-day trip to some of Colombia's major sights · Colombia - Apr 9 - Apr 13, 2019
Great trip that KimKim and the local team in Colombia managed to fit into my tight schedule. I had been worried that my short amount of time available would hinder my experience, but with the help of Laura and the whole Colombia team, I felt that I got a great view of the country in even just a few days. Everyone made my trip easy, smooth, and full of activities, even when a last-minute change had to be made. Great job! I plan to use KimKim for another trip in the future!
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Mar 29 - Apr 9, 2019
Me and my wife had a 12 days trip in Colombia, more specifically in the coffee region (Cauca Valley / Quindio), Medellin, Cartagena and Isla Grande. It was a lot to pack into 12 days, but Jess, our local expert from KimKim, managed to strike the perfect balance; it was a great mix of the things we asked for: adventure, coffee and food tasting as well as a bit of relax! We also had some bumps along the way (such as forgetting our mobile phone in a taxi), but Jess and her team managed to help... read more
12 days in Colombia · Colombia - Mar 21 - Apr 1, 2019
Jess did a great job adapting to our requests and providing great suggestions. We made some changes on the fly and Jess was able to roll with it and make our trip a delight. Jess even booked us restaurant reservation and was always available.
A couple of comments and suggestions.
The city tour in Bogata really works better if you start by going up to Monsarrat then venturing into the city.
A ceviche tour in Cartagena, which we heard about from other travelers at our hotel, sounds great and... read more
Colombia culture tour · Colombia - Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2019
I travel ninety-nine percent of the time independently and without the assistance of any organization or agency of any kind. I forgot how I stumbled upon Kim Kim but I thought the services looked so interesting and beneficial that I decided to take advantage of them.
Jess was very helpful and responsive to my inquiries. We also spoke by phone as necessary which was very helpful. The day she was not available, one of her colleagues was in touch with me by phone when my plane was delayed. I... read more
Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days · Colombia - Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2019
We had a great trip to Colombia. Natalia was a very good coordinator. She was very attentive to our requests for changes to the itinerary, very responsive to requests we had before and during our trip, and very accessible when we needed her to both answer questions and to arrange transportation when our itinerary changed abruptly due to bad weather on Islas Rosario.
Our first guide in Bogota, Juan was also very good. He connected well with everyone in the family. We especially loved the... read more
Discover Colombia's Great Cities - 14 Days · Colombia - Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2019
Kimkim made my trip to Colombia so memorable! I spent 12 days there, and everyday went smoothly & I had great experiences with all guides/tours. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The local guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, tours were super fun & organized and the hotel provided by Kimkim was exceptional. I would trust Kimkim to plan any of my future trips. They really take the stress and anxiety out of planning trips so you can just enjoy and relax. My favorite parts of... read more
Adventure in Colombia's Amazon Region - 5-6 Days · Colombia - Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2019
We had a great 4-day trip the Amazon region of Colombia. Our full-time guide for our trip was Odin and he was simply amazing. He was very attentive to our bilingual needs, since half our group only spoke English and the other part spoke mostly Spanish. Odin and every other guide was extremely professional and punctual for both the walking tours and the tours that required a boat ride. The Calanoa lodges where amazingly comfortable and well surpassed our expectations. The food was delicious,... read more
Amazon jungle · Colombia - Mar 7 - Mar 11, 2019
Sorry it took me so long to get to providing feedback.
All round I had a really great trip - an unforgettable experience.
Starting with exploring various options through an internet search - your website struck me as really professional and the co-branding with well-known brands gave me the confidence to go with kimkim. Your responses to my initial inquiries about possible options were prompt, friendly and efficient - I felt the same about the booking process and your subsequent... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2019
Natalia, and Kimkim, worked together with our group point person to facilitate our visiting many wonderful places in Colombia. We stayed in very comfortable hotels, were the staff made us feel at home.
Our guides added great interest to our visits to so many wonderful sites. In addition, the guides were really fun people to spend time with.
Everything went flawlessly, all of our check ins, check outs, getting picked up, getting dropped off, making connections.
For me this was a wonderful introduction to South America.
Colombia off the beaten track · Colombia - Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2019
Our visit to Amazonas felt like a real adventure!
We were met in bustling Leticia by Darwin, our English-speaking guide, and spent the next 90 minutes awe-struck by the immensity of the river and the expertise of the boatman, who skilfully navigated past tree trunks and other floating debris as we sped our way upstream to Callanoa.
Our ‘home’ at the ecolodge was a beautifully designed 2-storey casita (more than just a cabin). Surrounded by a garden of heliconias and other... read more
Discover Colombia's Great Cities - 14 Days · Colombia - Feb 22 - Mar 8, 2019
Thank you Nathalie for your attention to detail and personable approach to organising our holiday. We had a fabulous time and have fallen in love with Colombia. The tour guides and transport alway arrived early or on time. A thank you to Laura who was able to help when you were off. She was well informed concerning our trip and able to assist when we had a concern. Our tour guide in Medellin deserves a special mention. Andreas was wonderful. Such a lovely young women. We would love to... read more
Discover Colombia's Cities & Beaches - 8 Days · Colombia - Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2019
Natalia was just awesome. She did an amazing job tailoring our whole trip and made sure we got to see the main highlights of Bogota, Medellin, Santa Marta and Cartegena . She was available at all times and accommodated all our requests. All our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure that we had the best experience from Colombia. Special shout out to our local tour guides Sharon, Eduardo and Juan.
Columbia is just incredible and vibrant, so much to see and experience; from sightseeing , hiking and relaxing beaches.
Colombia -- travel and logistics · Colombia - Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2019
Guides were excellent. Standouts were Manuel in Villa de Leyva, Sharon in Bogota and Leo in Bogota. Hotels were very good choices.
Top 10 Things To Do with Kids in Bogotá · Colombia - Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2019
Jess, our agent/local specialist has been amazing. Our trip was very last minute and had some special circumstances, yet Jess was on top of it. It was our first time in Colombia and we had not time to research much, so it was amazing to have KimKim's recommendations, and then Jess's guidance in booking things. Jess checked in many times to ensure everything was going well, she answered all my questions almost instantly, which given the last minute nature of the trip was very much... read more
Bogota, Cocora Valley, Medellin and Cartagena - 9 days · Colombia - Feb 3 - Feb 7, 2019
We only booked a portion of our trip with Kimkim and overall it went well, but there were a few hiccups throughout that I thought would have been organized through the service. For instance, it said we had a coffee tour booked, but the hotel was unaware and there was no English tour guide. Also the driver we had to Medellin didn't know the address we were going to, despite me giving it to the service beforehand, meaning we had to turn the data on our phone.
Otherwise went smooth and all parties turned up on time! Our guide in the Cocora Valley was great.
A mix of culture, adventure and wildlife · Colombia - Feb 7 - Feb 28, 2019
We had a truly memorable trip to Colombia. Clearly there are some internal communication issues with the Logistics Department at Aventura Colombiana but Laura was very quick to initiate action to try to resolve situations as quickly as possible.
Two guides that really stand out are Alejandro who took us on a bird watching expedition. Very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time. And Gian who took us on a really relaxed and interesting city tour in Cali. The biggest... read more
Colombia -- travel and logistics · Colombia - Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2019
Natalia was superb. I initially indicated there would be about 10 people traveling and ultimately there were 17. She did an excellent job of structuring an itinerary (consisting of Santa Marta- Zipaquira- Villa de Leyva-Bogota-Medellin-Guatape-El Penol- Santa Elena) to accommodate my requests. She graciously and quickly accommodated every change as needed. She did a terrific job of planning the trip, choosing the hotels, securing the airline tickets, acquiring all the subcontractors,... read more
Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena · Colombia - Jan 17 - Jan 28, 2019
Our experience using KimKim to book our trip to Colombia was amazing. It saved us time and made our trip run smoothly and painless.
Sharon was our guide in Bogota and she was very knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations for things to do or places to eat after our tours were over. We really enjoyed the trip up to Monserrate and eating the delicious food in Paloquemao market.
Juan Carlos was our guide for 2 days in Medellin and we had a great time. He went above and beyond and... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jan 2 - Jan 16, 2019
Natalia did a wonderful job planning our trip to Colombia. She worked with me to ensure that I had the accommodations and tours that I wanted. We loved all our tour guides. Everyone was on time and super friendly. We loved our hikes, coffee tour, and bird watching. Thanks for a great trip!
Colombia · Colombia - Dec 16 - Dec 29, 2018
Natalia at kimkim helped us with our 8 day Columbia itinerary,
that consisted of 3 days at Tayrona National Park, 2 days at Cartegena, and 3 days at Salento.
All hotels, activities, and ground transportation was arranged by Natalia.
Everything went perfect. Drivers were always on time and helpful. The hotels, while not very expensive, were perfect. (Boutique hotels that were perfect value for money).
We were especially impressed with the guides for our Cocora valley hike (full loop at 7 hours) and Tayrona hike (9 hours). Overall, we were very happy with the value we received.