This well-rounded tour perfectly combines cultural and historical exploration with adventure in eight days. Immerse yourself in the bustling and vibrant barrios of Bogotá, trek through the white and gray landscape of Los Hoyos in the Tatacoa Desert, and dive into the pre-Colombian past with sightings of ancient monuments in San Agustín. You'll also meander the charming stone streets in colonial Popayán before capping off your stay with a salsa lesson in colorful Cali.
Born out of a crazy dream between 3 friends who fell in love with Latin America, Tucaya has built up its experience by having always placed people at the heart of its project. Since 1996, we have been specialized in custom-made trips but we are above all a team of personalities who share the desire to make you discover our country, Colombia. Our goal: to awaken your senses through original experiences, moments of strong sharing to make you live extraordinary trips.
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These twin islands off the coast of Nicaragua actually belong to Colombia, making it a multi-cultural beach trip like no other. Start in San Andrés, the more developed of the two isles, where you'll have time to experience Raizal culture before heading to Providencia for three days of hiking, diving, and slow island life. Finish back in San Andrés for one more Caribbean sunset and a reggae show.
On this 15-day culinary tour, you're never far from the flavors that comprise Colombian culture. You'll dive right in, sampling exotic fruits, savory street food, and local rum. You'll even participate in cooking classes and prepare some of the nation's most famous dishes. In between food-related adventures, take time to relax on some of Colombia's pristine beaches in Tayrona National Park.
Anyone who thinks you can't get to the heart of Cartagena, Colombia in six days is obviously not familiar with this itinerary. In a little less than a week, you can discover every inch of this well-preserved Spanish colonial metropolis, from the most off-the-beaten-path street markets to the trendiest cocktail lounges. You'll visit ancient fortresses and learn to dance like a local in a professional salsa class. You'll even be able to work in a little Caribbean beach time, too.
If you want to experience the heart and soul of colonial Colombia, you can't do better than this 11-day itinerary. Leaving no cobblestone unturned, you'll venture from the epicenter of Spanish colonialism in the Andes—the capital city of Bogotá—to the expansive central plaza of Villa de Leyva, a gem of the Andean highlands. Then it's off to Barichara, a throwback pueblo so charming that it was named a National Monument of Colombia. Last but not least you'll visit the granddaddy of them all, Cartagena de Indias to walk its ancient ramparts.
Explore three of Colombia's most exciting cities on this 9-day adventure. Start in Bogotá, the sprawling cosmopolitan capital. Tour the colonial streets of the historic center, taste local cuisine, and visit museums. Then, transfer to Medellín to see street art and communal projects, and learn about Colombian coffee culture. The adventure ends in tropical Cartagena, where you'll appreciate Spanish forts and architecture, enjoy fresh seafood, and swim in the Caribbean.
Recent Trip Reviews for Tucaya Colombia
Would highly recommend you put Colombia on your trip list. · Colombia - Feb 18 - Mar 10, 2020
We were soooo impressed with the trip. Everything went smoothly. All guides and drivers were early and eagerly awaiting us. ALL Colombians were so friendly to us.
We felt safe and well taken care of the whole trip. We had a pretty aggressive agenda but enjoyed discovering beautiful Columbia visiting many different regions. The trip to Chingaza was a great last minute addition and our guide Juanita was fabulous. We LOVED Medellin region and especially the commune 13 visit- our guide... read more
Two weeks in Colombia · Colombia - Nov 7 - Nov 21, 2019
This is a long overdue review of our fabulous November 2019 trip to Colombia.
Despite a prolonged wait to clear customs, we were greeted by Lina who graciously made sure we were safely transported to our destination. For the next two days she provided an energetic and welcoming introduction to Bogota. In Villa de Leyva Mauricio was a delightful guide, providing a personal and entertaining opportunity to explore area. We really enjoyed his musical background and knowledge.
Natalia... read more
Memorable Colombia Trip! · Colombia - Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2020
First - we will definitely use Kimkim again for future travels! Thank you for a well-planned vacation.
Secondly - Chio was responsive and helpful - nice work! Our only complaint is that everyone knew that Tayrona National Park was closed in February - apparently it's an annual thing. If we had known this from the beginning, we might have altered our itinerary. We did not get informed until January. We really loved the place we stayed outside of Tayrona Park, but the River Don Diego... read more
I had 3 excellent guides: Maria Alejandro Nar... · Colombia - Feb 7 - Feb 23, 2020
I had 3 excellent guides: Maria Alejandro Nariño in Bogota, Juan David Martinez in Leticia, and Mauro Hernandez Aguinago in Medellin! The Lost City of Colombia Trek guides, Juan and Checo (sp) also did an excellent job!! I hope that the friendships I established with them will continue into the future:-)
Beautiful Colombia · Colombia - Feb 15 - Feb 23, 2020
The trip was Over expectations Everything was superb!
First of all with Chio he managed everything very well and was so patient with all questions i have asked.
In Bogota the driver Francisco and the guide Maria were very nice and they introduced me very well to the Bogota and also the whole country.
After that I went to Raquira and Villa de layva with a very good driver (but I’m sorry I forgot his name) .
Santa Marta driver Carlos was a very good driver and he did a very good job, big thanks... read more
We spent a wonderful week in Colombia with st... · Colombia - Feb 8 - Feb 16, 2020
We spent a wonderful week in Colombia with stops in Cartagena, Minca (El Dorado reserve), and Mucura (Punta Faro hotel). We highly recommend Bazurto Market and National Aviary. Walking the streets of Cartagena was a joy. The many murals, buildings, people, shops, street vendors, and restaurant’s were all wonderful. I would recommend spending 2 full days and 3 nights in El Dorado with a 1 full day in Minca. Mucura was a wonderful and relaxing island. Punta Faro was amazing. The staff... read more
We loved Isabella and Alexjandra as well as o... · Colombia - Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2020
We loved Isabella and Alexjandra as well as our driver. They worked hard to insure that we had a good experience.
Great time in Colombia! · Colombia - Dec 28 - Jan 5, 2020
I've worked with Chio from the agency and she has been really awesome.
My husband and I went to Colombia from 12/28 to 1/5/20. This was our very first time to South America and very first to Colombia. I was looking for tour guide and Kimkim.com came up in google search and I thought I'd like to try the agency. It was a such a good decision. After I contacted Kimkim, Chio got back to me within a day and she helped to plan our trip. I had very specific requirements for the types of the trips... read more
We had a super time and felt very supported. ... · Colombia - Dec 26 - Jan 5, 2020
We had a super time and felt very supported. Chio was there for every little question I had! All the drivers, hotels and tour people were on-time and extra nice. I'm so pleased.
Travelling in Colombia with four children · Colombia - Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2020
My husband and I travelled in Colombia with our four children (ages 11-15) and overall we very satisfied with the kimkim experience. The planning stage was fantastic-- I spoke with an agent in the US and also an agent in Colombia-- and it was very easy to come up with a specific itinerary to fit the needs and wants of my family. Our local specialist (Chio) was very responsive to my questions and requests and always responded in a timely manner.
For the most part, everyone involved in... read more
The best Colombian experience · Colombia - Dec 26 - Jan 6, 2020
Working with KimKim made my boyfriend and i’s trip that much better! Fabian was awesome, he gave every option I asked for. From seeing multiple cities and including day trips, drivers and hotels at every stop, Fabian wasn’t pushy on the itinerary and was so helpful with all my questions. He set all my nerves as ease going into the trip and allowed for my boyfriend to just enjoy Colombia and not worry about the itinerary.
Throughout the trip, Chio who replaced Fabian (as Fabian sought out a... read more
Kimkim does make things much easier, but it's... · Colombia - Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2020
Kimkim does make things much easier, but it's not the best option if you want to save money.
For flights and hotels, we saved more than $500 booking everything on our own.
Cartagena was great and it's the place I would have spent more time.
The guide in Medellin was awesome and explained everything we saw and asked about!
However, the guide in Bogotá was quite different. His English wasn't very good so it wasn't very easy to communicate. Perhaps this was the reason why he didn't explain... read more
The trip was great and we enjoyed it · Colombia - Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2020
The trip was great and we enjoyed it.
Chio was very good all the way and was very responsive to our needs and did her best to solve any problem we had.
I have an issue, however with the team that designed the trip. Here are some points:
The transport company in Medallin was bad. Out of the three trips with them there were two problems. On the second one, they simply sent the driver with the wrong name, as a result, he ignored our sign and it caused delay.
The trip to Nuqui was good, but we... read more
I recommend the Kimkim team in Colombia witho... · Colombia - Nov 14 - Nov 24, 2019
I recommend the Kimkim team in Colombia without reservations. We had a fantastic trip and I could not have asked for a better agency to work with.
In terms of the initial planning, they patiently helped me through deciding whether to go to Colombia or Peru, which areas to cover, and worked with me through my endless questions and changes. Lisa and Chio worked out an amazing itinerary for our family based on our stated interests, and changed it with only a few weeks to go when it turned out... read more
All of our guides were exceptional! Lina in B... · Colombia - Nov 7 - Nov 21, 2019
All of our guides were exceptional! Lina in Bogata, Mauricio in Villa de Leyva, Natalia in Pereira, Daniel in Medellin, Juan in Tayrona Park, Carolina for the cooking lesson and Ingrid in Cartagena. The guides were all very knowledgeable and obviously proud of their wonderful country.
We enjoyed all of the things we experienced. A couple of things that stood out were the visit to the coffee farm that was run by women, the visit to Bazurto market with a local that knows her way around. We... read more
Colombia in September: Travel Tips, Weather, and More · Colombia - Sep 20 - Oct 6, 2019
We had a great time, just as we had wanted it. Highlights, were the guided tour in Medellin. Gorgona diving, Bazurko market, the seamless transfers and the nice hotels, particularly Bioxury and Ananda. However there were often unnecessary early starts that put us at the airports around 3 hours before the due time of flight departure.
We really appreciated your help and availability during our trip, the welcome by Jules at the airport and the most useful SIM card. We have... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jul 28 - Aug 9, 2019
We confirmed our 4 region trip a couple weeks before leaving for Columbia. Our initial consult with Lisa proved quite helpful in narrowing down the regions and activities we wanted to experience. We then were contacted by Chio who handled booking the schedule and was in contact with us throughout the trip to check that everything was going well. All of our drivers and guides were amazing - on time, super friendly and helpful for our family of 4 (mom/dad/2 older teens). Lina in Bogota... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jul 12 - Jul 20, 2019
Chio was very responsive and accommodating. This was our first time to Colombia so it was great to obtain his guidance and recommendations. All of our booked guides were professional, knowledgeable and fun! Our favorite parts of the trip included the cooking class in Cartagena, the hike in Tayrona and our glamping stay in Minca. I would definitely recommend booking with Chio and KimKim if its your first time to Colombia. Having the accommodations and transportation booked for you in advance was a must! It added a lot of ease to the trip. Can't wait to go back!
Wild Colombia: Hiking, Hot Springs, & Whale Watching - 10 Days · Colombia - Jul 7 - Jul 20, 2019
Nuestro conductor el señor Eider Zuleta fue la mejor compañía que nos pudieron ofrecer. Siempre estuvo muy atento de nuestras necesidades. En Neyva nos encontramos conque no tenían planeado el hecho de que pedimos guías que hablaron inglés pues mi esposo no habla español. Nos pusieron una traductora que en realidad no manejaba mucho el idioma.
En San Agustin los guías el hotel y todo el servicio en general fue excelente al igual que en Popayán.
En Cali nada de lo que estaba establecido en el... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2019
This was our first time using kimkim and I am very happy we did! We made a short fuse decision to tack on a family vacation to my business trip to Colombia, and Chio put together a great itinerary for us on very short notice (less than 2 weeks). Responses were prompt and we didn't have any issues during our 10 day vacation.
Highlights of the trip for us include the private graffiti tour in Bogota with Anna, Guatape day visit near Medellin and the cooking class in Cartagena. But all of it... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2019
Nicolas helped us plan a wonderful trip to Cartagena! He was attentive and informative throughout the entire planning process and as a result, helped us put together an amazing itinerary. Everything from the hotel to the excursions to our informative tour guides, it was all perfect! If you really want to get a sense of the local foods, culture and cuisine, I would recommend a trip to the Barzuto market and cooking class that follows. Carolina, our guide and Chef for the day was wonderful in... read more
Colombia's Food & Culture Tour - 15 Days · Colombia - May 1 - May 10, 2019
This experience was seamless, I had no problems on this trip everything worked like clockwork. There were a lot of moving parts, Two days each spent in four different cities traveling from the vast plateau capital city of Bogotá to the verdant coffeescapes of Salento to the hilly meltingpot of Medellín to end off in the humid Caribbean coast of Cartagena: every move in Colombia had me feeling as if I were in a country more beautiful than the one I was in the night before. The more I moved... read more
Cartagena, Medellin, Eje Cafetero, Bogota · Colombia - Apr 20 - May 4, 2019
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and are glad we used kimkim to create a bespoke travel plan! Almost every piece lined up perfectly and we were able to do and see so much more of gorgeous Colombia than we would have been able to do on our own. We would certainly consider using kimkim to organise future travels to up-and-coming holiday destinations.
We've copied the travel itinerary overview below to drop in some feedback for Nicolas and Tucaya to consider when making arrangements for... read more
Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days · Colombia - Apr 20 - Apr 28, 2019
What a memorable trip to Colombia, all thanks to the kimkim team!! We usually do not utilize travel agencies and pre-planned itineraries but I am very happy that we did. Couple of friends, my husband and I went on a 9 day trip to Colombia this April, and with our itinerary that kimkim help develop, we enjoyed a wide variety of Colombia - the city life, art history, coffee plantations, farm to table dining, Cocora Valley hiking, city revitalization, every day market shopping to cooking... read more
Colombia's Best Cities & Coffee Region - 10 Days · Colombia - Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2019
Communication with kimkim was easy. I receiver replays to my messages quickly and together we cooked up the best plan. The adventure to Colombia's Zona Cafetera turned out very nice, everything happened as planned.
Colombia Perceptions Cultural Tour - 10 Days · Colombia - Mar 1 - Mar 12, 2019
The arrangements for flights and hotels all worked perfectly. The guide we had for Bogota was extremely knolegeable about history, archaeology and art. In Villa de Leyva we had a thunderstorm but the guide substituted a talk on history and politics of Colombia. I didn't find the salt cathedral interesting. Guatavita was very beautiful but unfortunately there was no English speaking tour. San Agostin was particularly interesting, and the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Tatacoa... read more
a month in Colombia · Colombia - Feb 7 - Mar 11, 2019
We enjoyed all of the trip. Our personal guides were all really informative, authentically and genuinely interested and passionate about their environments and willing to share their culture and lifestyle with us. To us, that is one of the best things about this sort of trip, and we were happy with your choices. It was a long trip, so there is much to recommend, and if I don't mention something, it doesn't mean we didn't love it! - I'm thinking of you Medellin with our great guide... read more
Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 9 Days · Colombia - Mar 2 - Mar 10, 2019
We had an amazing trip organized by Nicolás to Cartagena, Minca, and Tayrona National Park. One of our favorite experiences was touring the Bazurto in Cartagena with Chef Mely, since we were able to taste and explore the local cuisine with the help of an experienced guide. We also loved bird watching in Minca, and we even got to see a Toucan! It was so relaxing to have all of our transportation arranged ahead of time, and Nicolás was always available with a quick response whenever we needed... read more
Colombia's Culture & Archaeology Tour - 14 Days · Colombia - Feb 11 - Feb 13, 2019
Nichols was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable, great communicator, available at all times via WhatsApp, Kimkim site email, and personal cell. It was our first time traveling to Colombia and relying on a local host to fully arrange a trip to Providencia gave us comfort and reduced our burden of researching and planning. We saved days by going with Kimkim and following Nicholas’s recommendation. Providencia was the most memorable part of our trip and every suggestion Nicholas made was... read more
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Feb 7 - Feb 11, 2019
The Kimkim team was great in helping me plan this trip. I would give Nicolas 10 stars. He was so attentive and responsive to all my questions. Everything was as planned. Thank you Nicolas for helping us with this amazing trip. All the guides were great, especially Melissa from Foodies and also Enrique from the tour to Boquilla. I can’t thank everyone enough.
Trip to Colombia · Colombia - Jan 15 - Jan 26, 2019
We loved our trip to Colombia, it completely surpassed our expectations. The country and people are so warm and vibrant!
Nicolas helped us to build a great itinerary and he was available for us to contact in country. There were a few issues where information seemed to be lost between Nicolas and the tour providers on the ground, but everyone worked quickly to rectify them and ensure we had a great trip.
All of our guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and keen to ensure we experienced the best of Colombia.
Colombia's Best Cities & Coffee Region - 10 Days · Colombia - Jan 10 - Jan 20, 2019
Overall, we had a very nice trip. Nicolas prepared a diverse itinerary for us. We got to see a lot, although we all found the pace to be too rushed. My primary criticism is the car trip from Tayrona to Cartagena. We were told that the trip would take 4 hours but it took 7 hours due to heavy traffic.
I would recommend either flying to Cartagena or driving at night, if the roads are safe. As far as the guides, Jairo in Bogota was by far the best, due to his knowledge and enthusiasm. The... read more
Ultimate Guide to Colombia's Coffee Region · Colombia - Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2018
This was our first experience in Colombia and with KimKim. We worked with Nicolas while before our trip and he was very prompt and accurate in providing the detail level of information as well as customizing the entire trip for us.
The entire trip went very flawless and smooth as planned and committed. One thing to consider and be patient with is that there are several companies involved in the service chain including the KimKim, their domestic office, their local agent and their... read more
Colombia · Colombia - Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2018
Thank you Nicolás for planning our trip on short notice and being so responsive to our questions! We had a great time and things went smoothly - from our transfers to our accomodations and our guides. We especially liked our accomodations in Cartagena and Tayrona. Our guides were also wonderful, particularly Jairo in Bogotá. He was very flexible and knew a great deal. I can't recommend him enough!
Coffee Region and Cartagena · Colombia - May 28 - May 31, 2018
I am really glad I went with KimKim to book our trip in Colombia. Gael, our trip specialist, took care of all the little trip-planning details that would have taken me days of research and indecision to figure out. We ended up going to the Coffee Region, and our itinerary included staying at a coffee finca with great amenities, hiking in the Cocora valley, visiting charming towns along the way, eating farm-to-table, and of course drinking amazing coffee with our local guides Sebastian and... read more
Coffee Region and Cartagena · Colombia - May 28 - May 31, 2018
Our trip to Colombia was excellent. We had a wonderful time in the coffee region and the trip organized by Gael and Tucaya was a lot of fun and seamless. We had a few minor snags while booking the trip, as we were originally booked on a return flight that did not leave enough time to catch our connecting international flight, but we were able to switch our flights after bringing this up with Gael. Gael was very helpful with suggesting activities and excursions for us, all of which proved very... read more