Colombia 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 24 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Colombia.

In a week, you can visit two to three regions in Colombia, allowing for a mixture of cities, beach time, and trekking through the Andes or the Sierra Nevada mountains. Flying open jaw will help you make the most of your time—arrive in Bogotá and a departure from Medellín to visit both.

Travelers who don't mind a fast-paced itinerary can visit Bogotá, the Coffee Region, and the Caribbean coast, flying out of Cartagena. For an active trip, fly into Medellín and trek through the rare Paramó eco-system of Los Nevados National Park, including time to explore the mountainous town of Manizales. 

See more ideas below, or check out 7 Days in Colombia: 5 Great Itineraries.

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One of Tayrona's stunning beaches on the Caribbean Sea
Map of Colombia's Caribbean Coast  - 7 Days
Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

This 7-day land and sea adventure covers all the highlights along Colombia's northern coast. You'll experience the culture and fairy-tale romance of Cartagena's Old Town, explore the beautiful Tayrona National Park, hike through mountainous jungles, go birdwatching, visit a coffee farm, and finish your trip with a relaxing trip to the Rosario Islands by private speedboat.

A mountainous plantation in Colombia's Coffee Triangle
Map of Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days
Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

Colombia is a nation of vibrant cities, sleepy pueblos, and extraordinary landscapes. This action-packed seven-day tour gives you a taste of the true diversity of this country. Within the span of a week, you'll visit the museums of Bogotá, savor freshly roasted coffee near Salento, and gaze at the sea from Cartagena's ramparts. 

Sunset over the Amazon at Letitia.
Map of Adventure in Colombia's Amazon Region - 7 Days
Adventure in Colombia's Amazon Region - 7 Days

Exploring an area as vast as the Colombian Amazonas might seem daunting, but almost everything that this wild region offers can be experienced in one week from the main town of Leticia. Here’s a 7-day itinerary that stitches together the best wildlife viewing and interactions with indigenous culture, the region’s two principal draws.

Iconic wax palm trees in Colombia's Cocora Valley
Map of Medellín, Bogotá & the Zona Cafetera - 7 Days
Medellín, Bogotá & the Zona Cafetera - 7 Days

On this fast-paced seven-day tour, you'll experience two of Latin America's most exciting cities, stay overnight on a working finca (coffee farm), and hike the Andean foothills. The trip starts in Medellín, the scenic metropolis fast on the rise after a turbulent past. You'll then head into the heart of Colombia's coffee triangle, exploring charming Salento and touring a working finca. You'll also hike the green mountains in Valle de Cocora before finishing the trip to Colombia's sophisticated urban capital.

Trekking in Los Nevados National Park
Map of Medellín & Los Nevados Trek - 7 Days
Medellín & Los Nevados Trek - 7 Days

Enjoy the natural beauty of Colombia on this 7-day itinerary which takes you through the mountains and valleys of Colombia's famous coffee region. You'll undertake a multi-day trek in the Andes, relax in the peaceful city of Manizales, and then finish with some urban culture and great museums in the city of Medellin.

A view of the islands of near Cartagena.
Map of Cartagena and Colombia's Islands - 7 Days
Cartagena and Colombia's Islands - 7 Days

Explore some of the best destinations along Colombia's northern coast on this 7-day adventure that combines a fast-paced urban adventure with the relaxing allure of a tropical island retreat. Tour the colorful Caribbean jewel of Cartegena, then head to a personalized island escape where you can recharge. For travelers who can't choose between an active trip and a secluded getaway, this itinerary offers the best of both worlds.

Aerial view of Amazon's lush rainforest.
Map of Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyons - 7 Days
Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyons - 7 Days

This adventurous 7-day itinerary starts in the exciting capital of Bogotá before delving into the Amazon rainforest (by charter plane) to get to one of the hardest-to-reach places in the country. This wild location will be your home for the next three nights, and the itinerary combines hiking and boating around two dramatic canyons, plenty of wildlife viewing, and interactions with two local tribes. Return to "civilization" and spend your last night in Villavicencio dancing alongside Colombian cowboys.

View of the Lost City
Map of The Lost City Trek - 7 Days
The Lost City Trek - 7 Days

Ciudad Perdida (or the "Lost City") is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a mountain range close to the Caribbean sea. Here, you’ll discover the past life of local indigenous people with their wooden houses and stone structures, including terraces and stairways.

Finish your trip in romantic Cartagena, with rooftop bars and Caribbean sunsets.
Map of Medellín, Zona Cafetera & Cartagena - 7 Days
Medellín, Zona Cafetera & Cartagena - 7 Days

This classic itinerary covers Colombia's Zona Cafetera (coffee zone), bookended by two of Latin America’s most exciting cities. The adventure starts in striking Medellín, where you'll explore this up-and-coming metropolis with a local guide. You'll then drive to the heart of the coffee region and stay overnight at a working farm. Enjoy a day in Salento with a guided hike through stunning green mountains before flying north to Cartagena, where you'll have time to hit the narrow streets of this colonial inner-walled city. Conclude your week with a free day on the coast — perhaps a speedboat ride to the Rosario Islands for white-sand beaches.

An artistic clay house in Villa De Leyva
Map of Bogotá and the Colombian Highlands - 7 Days
Bogotá and the Colombian Highlands - 7 Days

On this culturally rich 7-day tour, you'll explore the historic and cosmopolitan side of Bogotá before heading north through the scenic Colombian highlands towards two of the country's most photogenic cobblestoned towns. Here, you’ll visit the underground salt mines, bike the Suarez Canyon, and finally explore the Spanish Colonial wonder that is Barichara — oozing with charm — before heading back to the capital's exciting restaurants and nightlife.

Undeveloped coastland near Nuqui
Map of Medellín & the Pacific Coast - 7 Days
Medellín & the Pacific Coast - 7 Days

Get ready for the wild and remote region of Chocó on Colombia's lesser-visited Pacific coast, which is the crux of this 7-day itinerary. The trip starts with a flight to Nuqui in a dense rainforest where you'll spend three days exploring tiny villages and partaking in a variety of activities like canoe rides, hiking, cooking with locals, whale watching, and soaking in hot springs. End the trip in one of Latin America's most exciting cities (Medellín) and then visit a nearby coffee farm to round out this awesome Colombian adventure.

Aerial view of Medellín at dusk
Map of December Holiday Adventure in Colombia - 7 Days
December Holiday Adventure in Colombia - 7 Days

This fun and festive weeklong Colombia adventure starts in the up-and-coming city of Medellín. With hip restaurants, art galleries, and eternal springlike temperatures, this city goes wild with Christmas lights. From here, you'll head to lakeside Guatapé for hiking, visit a coffee farm, and then fly to Cartagena—a fairy-tale city that draws a vibrant international crowd. Reserve early and get a seat at one of the city's best rooftop bars overlooking colonial architecture and the Caribbean Sea—what a way to start the new year!

Enjoy a walking adventure in Colombia
Map of Colombia's Urban Walking Tour: Bogotá & Medellín - 7 Days
Colombia's Urban Walking Tour: Bogotá & Medellín - 7 Days

City slickers who like to hoof it will love this weeklong itinerary in Colombia spotlighting two of Latin America’s most exciting (and mountainous) hubs. The trip starts in the sophisticated capital of Bogotá where you'll have time to soak in the culture, restaurants and nightlife. From here, take a day-trip to the highlands to visit the region's salt mines. Next, it's a flight to Medellín, the scenic metropolis in the midst of a transformation after a turbulent past. With year-round spring temps and a free metrocable, there's plenty to see and do. Take a hike in lakeside Guatapé to round out this fun adventure.

Views across Providencia and the Caribbean Sea
Discover Colombia's Caribbean Islands: San Andrés & Providencia - 7 Days

White sands and turquoise seas beckon on this 7-day island getaway. Located just off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the Colombian isles of San Andrés and Providencia offer a hidden paradise of unspoiled beaches, world-class diving sites, and vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. With a relaxed itinerary and lots of free time, you can spend the week settling into the rhythms of island life.

Enjoy family-friendly natural activities, like bird-watching
Map of Colombia's Coffee Zone with Kids: Bogotá & Pereira - 7 Days
Colombia's Coffee Zone with Kids: Bogotá & Pereira - 7 Days

Despite its name, Colombia's "Coffee Zone" is a fantastic destination for families—a natural paradise with outdoor activities for all ages. This week-long tour starts in the capital of Bogotá before heading west to Pereira, a city in the mountainous Zona Cafetera. Here you can soak in the Santa Rosa hot springs, watch hummingbirds in the Río Blanco Reserve, go horseback riding at a Colombian ranch, and, of course, learn more about local coffee (with some cacao thrown in for the kids!)

Take a horseback ride on the beach in Colombia
Map of Family Time in Colombia: Medellín & Cartagena - 7 Days
Family Time in Colombia: Medellín & Cartagena - 7 Days

This seven-day Colombia itinerary introduces the whole family to Medellín and Cartagena. The adventure starts in Medellín, where you'll soar over the city by cable car and discover exotic sea creatures in the Explora Aquarium. After a day trip to colorful Guatapé, fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Here you'll learn about the city's past on a treasure hunt through its historic center, ride horses on the beach, and bathe in volcanic mud.

A family stroll in Cartagena
Map of Family Trip to Caribbean Colombia: Cartagena & Santa Marta - 7 Days
Family Trip to Caribbean Colombia: Cartagena & Santa Marta - 7 Days

Families are sure to love the mix of culture and coastlines on this seven-day tour of Caribbean Colombia. Discover colorful colonial architecture and learn about the swashbuckling history of Cartagena, then get hands-on with a drums workshop and chocolate-tasting experience. Venture deep into the untouched paradise of Tayrona National Park to swim and snorkel off unspoiled beaches, and head inland to discover the lush mountains and coffee farms around Minca.

Enjoy quality family time on Colombia's Isla Barú
Map of Family Beach & Culture Vacation in Caribbean Colombia - 7 Days
Family Beach & Culture Vacation in Caribbean Colombia - 7 Days

You don't need to choose between cultural activities and beach time on this week-long family vacation in Colombia. You'll start on the Caribbean coast in Cartagena, which oozes history and culture. Kids will love the colors and warmth of the city as they explore by bicycle and enjoy a chocolate-making workshop. Then head to the nearby Isla Barú, a white-sand paradise where parents can relax and kids can play in the sand and sea. Everyone will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after this chilled-out vacation.

Kids will love Colombia's colorful cities
Map of Family-Friendly Colombia Taster: Bogotá & Cartagena - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Colombia Taster: Bogotá & Cartagena - 7 Days

Your family can experience Colombia's best on an exciting week-long tour that's based in two very different cities: Bogotá and Cartagena. Kids and parents alike will enjoy exploring Colombian cuisine, history, and culture in the capital, Bogotá, and taking a day trip out to some impressive underground salt mines. Then, take the pace down a few notches in Caribbean Cartagena, a colorful city where you can cycle, go fishing with the locals, and express your creativity in drumming or crafting workshops.

Learn about the history of Palenqueras in Cartagena
Map of Luxury Colombia Highlights Tour - 7 Days
Luxury Colombia Highlights Tour - 7 Days

Only have a week to craft the trip of a lifetime? Not to worry—you can hit the famous highlights of Colombia in style with this perfectly paced luxury itinerary. Go on the hunt for glimmering emeralds in Bogotá, enjoy world-class dining in trendy Medellín, soar over the verdant Antioquia countryside in a helicopter, explore the cobbled streets of Spanish colonial Cartagena, go island-hopping in a private catamaran, and much more.

Go behind the scenes in the Zona Cafetera with a private coffee farm experience
Map of Luxury Tour of Colombia's Mountains, Valleys & Zona Cafetera - 7 Days
Luxury Tour of Colombia's Mountains, Valleys & Zona Cafetera - 7 Days

No mountains on earth are like the mighty Andes that pass through Colombia. Venture deep into this range on a weeklong luxury tour to visit colorful colonial villages, coffee-country farms, and the famous Valle de Cocora, a wonderland of hilly cloud forests dotted with towering palms. You'll also enjoy highlights of Bogotá and Medellín and even play Colombia's national sport—a game that involves beer and gunpowder.

Villa de Leyva's historic central square is one of the largest in the Americas
Map of Authentic Luxury in Colombia's Interior: Bogotá, Villa de Leyva & Cali - 7 Days
Authentic Luxury in Colombia's Interior: Bogotá, Villa de Leyva & Cali - 7 Days

Enjoy first-class treatment as you venture into Colombia's interior for a look at three beguiling destinations, each boasting its own distinct culture and cuisine. In Bogotá, learn how to make the cold-weather comfort dish ajiaco, followed by a cheesemaking workshop in the colonial center of Villa de Leyva. Then you're off to sultry Cali, the capital of salsa, to see live dancing and get a bird's-eye view of the beautiful Cauca Valley on a helicopter tour.

See Caño Cristales, one of Colombia's greatest natural wonders, on this weeklong luxury trip
Map of Luxury Adventure on Colombia's Rainbow River: Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Medellín - 7 Days
Luxury Adventure on Colombia's Rainbow River: Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Medellín - 7 Days

If you're an adventurer who likes rugged outdoor excursions mixed with luxurious creature comforts, this weeklong Colombia trip is for you. It begins in Bogotá with sightseeing in the historic center and a trip on the Caño Cristales, a river that shines in a bright rainbow of colors. Enjoy stays in 5-star boutique hotels and a luxury ecolodge before finishing in Medellín with organic cooking classes and visits to storybook countryside towns.

Views over Cartagena from the rooftop at your 5-star hotel (photo courtesy of Casa San Agustín)
Map of Luxury Culture & Cuisine in Colombia - 7 Days
Luxury Culture & Cuisine in Colombia - 7 Days

Calling all architecture and food lovers—it's time to pack your bags because you're off to the coolest corners of Colombia. Travel in luxury as you enjoy the gardens and gourmet restaurants of Medellín and, later, stroll down Cartagena's cobbled streets to snack on street food and decadent chocolate. In between, you'll visit the colonial mountain town of Barichara and cap the trip with island hopping in Islas del Rosario.

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