Medellín, the capital of Colombia's Antioquia region, is perfect for a quick vacation—you can see the highlights, like Plaza Botero and the hip El Poblado neighborhood, in just 24 hours. Come for two or three days, and you can visit museums and botanical parks, plus ride a gondola high into the hillside comunas. With four to five days, the entire region opens up for a trip to the colorful country town of Guatapé to see its famous granite monolith, El Peñol.
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Various tours show off unique aspects of Colombia’s second-largest city. You can take in cutting-edge street art and fine views in the hilltop neighborhood of Comuna 13 or learn about Medellín’s social transformation while riding its Metrocable (aerial trams that connect the city center with once marginalized hillside communities). Outside of town, you can visit a flower-producing farm in Santa Elena, take a guided birdwatching tour in Aburrá Valley, or go rafting in the canyon-lined Rio Claro.
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Locals call Medellín the "city of the eternal spring." The capital of Colombia’s Antioquia Department is second only to Bogotá in terms of size, but there are just as many opportunities for culture and adventure as there are in the nation’s capital. Use this guide to help find the best Medellín has to offer.
Medellín’s rapid transformation from a crime haven to a dynamic and safe metropolis is reflected in its newly established food scene. The seven restaurants listed here will please the entire family, from sensational multi-cultural restaurants to cheap diners and quality fast-food options.
In Medellín, the locals know how to party. The city's nightlife is ever evolving, and "la fiesta paisa" is seemingly never-ending. Check out these fun places to grab a drink, from neighborhood brew-pubs to sultry salsa bars.
The mountains and valleys outside Medellín, in the department of Antioquia, offer a variety of excellent attractions and great day trips. These include the well-preserved colonial town of Santa Fé de Antioquia to the west, fragrant flower farms to the east, and the lush Coffee Triangle of Juan Valdez fame to the south. The following top 5 sites and activities make great add-ons to your city exploration.
A decade ago it was difficult to find gourmet coffee in Medellín, but today, Colombia’s second-largest city is at the forefront of the country’s caffeine scene—making it a perfect precursor to an adventure in nearby Coffee Country. Here are seven cafés guaranteed to delight even the most discerning coffee fiends.
Colombia's second-largest city, Medellín is young, dynamic, and on the up. It’s a place where people like to go out, enjoy life, and eat well. During the day, you’ll find plenty of cheap diners where you can fill up on hearty local staples, with lots of stalls on the street selling fresh fruit and juices. But come the evening, you’ll probably want to check out the increasing variety of excellent modern restaurants serving local, international and fusion cuisine.
Medellín is a fabulous place for families with kids—from bicycling in the surrounding mountains to a tremendous zoo and botanical garden, the options are endless. And family travel is easy and safe: Colombians adore children and hotels are generally family-friendly, making it easy to plan a trip and check these fun activities off your list.
Medellin is not only the city of eternal spring, but also the city of eternal adventure. Despite a short but refreshing rainy season, great weather can be found year-round. The following top 5 adventures are readily accessible from Medellin, and take in some of the most beautiful rivers, mighty cordilleras, and best day adventures in Colombia.
As Medellín grows in popularity, a number of comfortable and well-designed hotels are beginning to appear. You're certain to find something that suits your tastes, from upscale guesthouses and the latest boutique spaces with rooftop swimming pools. Use this guide to find the perfect place to stay while exploring the city.
Tucked neatly in a valley at the base of towering Andean mountains, Medellín is a city where the scent of freshly-cooked empanadas wafts down palm tree-lined streets, where graffiti art transforms neighborhoods into open-air museums and where the peaks that overlook the city offer a lush, flowery landscape and impeccable views from above.
With all the nightlife, cultural experiences, and energy of this vibrant city, Medellín is an exhilarating ride—but when you're ready for a change of pace, the picturesque Antioquian countryside is waiting for you just outside of town. Swim, hike, and sample coffee to your heart's content with these great day trips from Medellín.
Medellín's variety of hotels caters to everyone. There are super chic options for well-heeled revelers as well as more conservative family-friendly lodgings. Below we've selected eight properties that specifically cater to kids or that are otherwise ideally suited to families.
Wedged into a narrow valley framed by Andean mountains, Colombia’s second-largest city boasts a setting to delight the senses. From a cable car ride into edgy Barrio Santo Domingo to a sensational night of salsa, there’s an astounding array of fantastic things to see and experience. Here are the best things not to be missed.
This fun four-day jaunt spotlights one of Latin America's most exciting cities—perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture. Set against the Andes mountain range, Medellín is a scenic metropolis fast on the rise with walkable neighborhoods, a free gondola, and year-round spring weather. After a few days exploring the city, you'll drive into the lush green countryside and visit an authentic coffee finca (farm) before returning to Medellín's fantastic bars and restaurants.
Most people visiting Medellín spend about eight to 10 days in Colombia, which usually includes some time in Bogotá and Cartagena as well. For travelers wanting to visit Medellín exclusively, plan four to six days for a well-paced trip. For the best itineraries, including Medellín, keep reading below.
This active adventure includes an epic 3-day trek in central Colombia's rainforests. Reward your effort with a visit to Medellín, a hip city with dependable weather and a thriving culinary scene. End the week with trips to a coffee farm and the picturesque lakeside town of Guatapé. You'll enjoy the steep climb up La Piedra Rock, where you'll be greeted with panoramic views.
If you have an adventurous spirit and a thirst for natural beauty then you're going to love this brisk four-day itinerary. You'll experience Medellín like few others, traveling outside the city for an overnight rafting expedition on the Río Verde. This vivid emerald waterway cuts through untouched Colombian rainforest and carves its way through jungle canyons, featuring miles and miles of nail-biting whitewater and class IV rapids. After your rafting adventure, return the city and enjoy a gourmet dinner and smart cocktail in one of the city's upscale restaurants and cocktail lounges.
For travelers who love urban energy and metropolitan culture, this six-day jaunt is for you. It highlights two of Latin America’s most exciting cities—Bogotá and Medellín. You'll kick things off in the capital, Bogotá, where you can explore cobbled colonial streets, visit Pre-Columbian museums, and enjoy a thriving nightlife scene. Then, fly to Medellín, a revitalized metropolis best viewed from above—by scenic gondola car. Due to its mid-range altitude, the city enjoys a perpetual spring-like climate, so count on some delicious weather. Then there's all those hip bars and restaurants in the trendy El Poblado district that are begging to be enjoyed. Yes, six days is enough to live it all.
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.
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.
Discover the hidden wonders of Colombia on this excursion through two of its historic cities. Travel to Medellín, capital of the Antioquia province, and see with your own eyes how the once-controversial city has transformed through its rich Paisa culture. You'll then explore Cartagena—the jewel of the Caribbean ocean—for the second half of the trip and experience the nearby beaches and islands first-hand.
This whirlwind 15-day Colombian itinerary covers everything from culture and heritage to adventure and Caribbean beaches. Start in the reborn metropolis of Medellín, a city whose reputation as a global hotspot is enhanced by its rising culinary and arts scenes. After city life, it's time for a bit of nature as you embark on a two-day rafting journey down the Río Verde. Continue your adventure on the Caribbean coast, where you'll explore Cartagena's Old Town and enjoy a day trip to the nearby Rosario Islands. End your journey in the paradise of Tayrona National Park, with its perfect mix of beaches, jungles, and mountains.
Grab your hiking boots — this 5-day adventure highlights an epic trek in central Colombia's rainforests. But first, the trip starts (and ends) in the progressive city of Medellín, a place with a rising culinary and art gallery scene, as well as perpetual spring-like weather. Explore the city by foot and gondola, and check out a wave of construction projects happening in every neighborhood. Then set out on a 3-day trek through Colombia’s last untouched tropical humid rainforests staying in local farmhouses, before returning to Medellín's great bars and restaurants.
This active 13-day adventure combines the epic Camino Verde trek in central Colombia's rainforests with one of South America's most exciting and fascinating cities. Cradled in a fertile valley in the Andes, Medellín is best explored by foot and gondola, where you can observe the sprawling metropolis from high overhead. In a blink, you'll go from city streets to the surrounding countryside. After completing the three-day Camino Verde trek, reward yourself with time to explore the trails and relax on the incomparable beaches of Tayrona National Park.
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.
The core of this adventure includes three days of trekking in the high, snowy mountains of Los Nevados National Park. With ancient ancestral pathways, your journey passes through an extraordinary ecosystem with rare species of flora and fauna that rely on the snow for preservation. You will land in the up-and-coming city of Medellín, along with taking a day trip to a coffee farm to close out your Colombian exploration.
Discover the vibrant country of Colombia by combining lively cities with scenic countryside, starting in Medellín with a guided tour led by local hip-hop artists. Escape to the hills with a visit to a family-run coffee farm, the village of Guatapé, and a hike up La Piedra Rock. Then head to Cartagena, where you'll explore its colonial streets and neighborhoods, learn how to cook traditional cuisine with a local family, and relax on the white-sand beaches of the Rosario Islands.
Most people visiting both Bogotá and Medellín spend about eight to 10 days in Colombia, which usually includes some time in Cartagena as well. For travelers wanting to visit Bogotá and Medellín exclusively, plan six to eight days for a well-paced trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as four or five days. Check out our favorite Bogotá and Medellín trips below.
Travelers to Colombia typically plan a trip for eight to 10 days when combining both Medellín and Cartagena with Bogotá. If you're only headed to Medellín and Cartagena, you can enjoy a comfortably paced trip in a week to eight days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five or six days. For the best itineraries, including Medellín and Cartagena, keep reading below.
This 10-day tour of Colombia is ideal for curious families who want to learn more about the places they visit and the people who live there. Every opportunity will be taken to teach your kids about Colombian life, culture, history, and cuisine—all while everyone is having a great time. Learn the history behind Medellín's enormous flower displays, hop on themed rides at a coffee theme park in the Zona Cafetera, enjoy an immersive pirate-themed treasure hunt in Cartagena and much more.
This active Colombian adventure includes three days of trekking in the snowy mountains of Los Nevados National Park, which sprawls across 143,000 acres of the Colombian Andes. Enjoy hiking through a unique high-elevation ecosystem, where rare species of flora and fauna thrive. You will also have time to explore the charming colonial town of Salento, the coffee region hub of Manizales, and the revitalized city of Medellín—the best of both worlds.
With a blend of cities, nature, and beaches, this Colombia itinerary features fun for the whole family. 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 day trips into the surrounding countryside to visit mountain lakes and colorful villages, fly to magical Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Here you'll embark on a treasure hunt through its historic center and swim in the crystal clear seas of the nearby Rosario Islands.
Colombia's wild and undiscovered region of Chocó on the Pacific coast takes center stage in this 13-day itinerary. The adventure starts in the country's capital city and nearby national parks. From there, visit Medellín, take in the dazzling views from a hike around lakeside Guatapé, and taste Colombia's coffee at the source. End in Nuquí, a dense rainforest where you'll spend three days exploring tiny villages and partaking in outdoor activities.
Colombia's heritage extends from the shores of the Caribbean to the rainforests of the Amazon. This unique 11-day itinerary hinges on an event which takes place in Medellín every August: the Batalla de Flores, or "Festival of the Flowers," is one of the biggest spectacles in the entire country. So set aside some time at the end of summer and prepare for an excursion that you won't soon forget.
What's better than immersing yourself in the culture, cuisine, and nightlife of one famous Colombian city? Doing so in two famous Colombian cities. In less than a week you'll get to do just that, starting in the "city of the eternal spring," Medellín. Enjoy the trendy restaurants and cocktail lounges of this revitalized metropolis. Then, fly to Cartagena—a well-preserved fortress city and a throwback to a time when the kingdom of Spain ruled the New World. Snap photos as you wander its colonial streets, sample the fresh seafood and visit the nearby Rosario Islands.
Spend eleven glorious days traveling through the fascinating cities of Colombia. Start in Bogotá by exploring the major historic sites in the city. Visit lagoons, waterfalls, and salt mines before making your way to Medellín, where you'll discover cobblestone lanes and a distinctive coffee culture. Then head north to the coast, where you'll go salsa dancing, rum tasting, and island-hopping in Cartagena.
Hike around a coffee farm, take a cooking class in Cartagena, and dine in the finest restaurants of Bogotá and Medellín—these are just a few of the gourmet experiences you can look forward to on this 12-day tour around Colombia. Featuring stops in the country's most popular destinations, plus off-the-beaten-path places like the idyllic island of Isla Barú, this trip offers an appealing mix of cultural sightseeing, outdoor activities, and culinary adventures.
Interested in seeing the very best cities and memorable natural scenery in the beautiful country of Colombia? Begin your trip in Medellín, a city nestled in the Andes mountains, and then head to Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean, with its colorful and vibrant culture. Enjoy a night at an island escape before topping it all off with a visit to Bogotá, Colombia's cultural and culinary hub.
Your journey starts in the heart of Colombia's Coffee Region, where you'll overnight on a working coffee farm. From there, head to the reborn metropolis of Medellín, a city whose reputation as a global hotspot is enhanced by its rising culinary and art scene. Then, it's time for a bit of nature as you embark on a rafting trip down the Río Verde and end your adventure on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore Cartagena and nearby islands.
Perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture, this fast-paced itinerary highlights four awesome Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, Santa Marta, and Cartagena — each with their own special qualities and vibes. Too much city? You'll visit a coffee farm in the Andes and hike through a rainforest for a dose of beach and Caribbean Sea to round out this fun adventure.
South America's undiscovered region of El Chocó on the Pacific Ocean takes center stage in this unique 10-day itinerary. You'll begin (and end) the trip in Colombia's dazzling up-and-coming city of Medellín before flying to Bahía Solano where you'll explore the massive Utría National Park. Then fly to Nuquí for three days of canoe rides, hiking, cooking with locals, and soaking in hot springs, all the while looking for humpback whales, dolphins, and sea turtles close to shore.
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.
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.
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!
This cultural, yet outdoorsy Colombian adventure starts off in one of Latin America's most striking and up-and-coming cities — Medellín — safe for travelers after a turbulent past. Enjoy the constant spring-like weather while exploring vibrant neighborhoods by foot and gondola before flying north to the Caribbean coast. From Santa Marta, relax on the beaches and trails of Tayrona Park and then head for the cobblestoned streets of Cartagena's inner-walled city, oozing with Spanish colonial romance and history.
This 10-day trip provides an intimate glimpse into the wild heart of Colombia. On this trip, you'll explore the bustling metropolis of Medellín, experience traditional farm life of Manizales, relax in the tropical beauty of the Pacific Coast, and go whale watching off the shores of the Tribugá Gulf. While this is an active trip, the schedule allows for plenty of down time to relax or explore on your own.
There are few countries in Latin America that offer a more well-rounded, culturally immersive travel experience than Colombia. A great benefit is that nearly all of this nation's highlights—be it the beaches, cities, islands, and mountains—make perfect outings for the entire family. The best way to enjoy them is by abdicating all the stress that often accompanies planning a family vacation and giving yourself over to a luxury itinerary like this one. From private beaches to comprehensive city tours, and sampling gourmet chocolates, this itinerary is all about perfecting the details of what makes a family vacation truly unforgettable.
This all-encompassing itinerary combines Colombia's popular attractions with some roads less traveled. You'll begin your journey in the "city of the eternal spring," Medellín, and visit El Peñon de Guatape, a landmark granite rock jutting hundreds of feet out of the ground. If you're a caffeine lover, get ready to visit Colombia's mountainous Coffee Region. You'll embark from this area and hike, mountain bike, and birdwatch through the adjacent sub-Andean forests. Next it's off to the indigenous archeological site of Tierradentro, with its ancient underground burial chambers. Learn about the civilization who built them, then end your stay in the southern colonial town of Popayán.
In this luxury itinerary, you'll enjoy the best of Colombian culture. Start with a day spent horseback riding in the Cocora Valley and exploring the charming town of Salento for an insider's look at the local artisan's work and way of life. Then, set off on a high-altitude trek through Los Nevados National Park and indulge in world-class cuisine in Medellín. Finally, head to San Cayetano and enjoy a 5-star overnight on a coffee finca—highlights include a private tropical waterfall and infinity pool.
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.
With 13 days you can experience all of the highlights Colombia is renowned for throughout the world. Your journey starts in the heart of Colombia's Coffee Region, where you'll overnight on a working coffee farm. From there, head to the reborn metropolis of Medellín, a city whose reputation as a global hotspot is enhanced by its rising culinary and art scene. Then, it's time for a bit of nature as you embark on a rafting trip down the Río Verde and end your adventure on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore Cartagena and nearby islands.
This 9-day Colombian adventure blends culture and cuisine with a dash of Caribbean beach holiday. Starting in the reborn metropolis of Medellín, you’ll tour a local coffee farm, discover the vibrant neighborhood of Comuna 13, and walk the candy-colored streets of Guatapé. Next, it’s on to the engaging capital of Bogotá to explore the city by bike. Head to the Caribbean coast to learn about authentic Colombian cooking and discover Cartagena’s characterful Old Town, then set sail to the Isle of Múcura for swimming and snorkeling in an island paradise.
Treat the whole family to a taste of Colombia on this fun-filled 10-day itinerary. Enjoy a mix of city and nature as you make your way from vibrant Medellín to Cartagena and the Caribbean coast, taking your time and exploring at a leisurely pace perfect for kids. While there's plenty of adventure to be had on kayaking trips, drumming workshops, and street food tours, you'll also have ample downtime for quieter pursuits like gentle river tubing and wildlife spotting in Tayrona National Park.
Most travelers will find that eight to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Colombia trip with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in six or seven days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Zona Cafetera, Tayrona National Park, or Salento. See more ideas for Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena itineraries below.
Thirteen to 15 days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park, especially when also including Bogotá and Zona Cafetera. If you're not interested in Bogotá and Zona Cafetera, eight to 11 days is enough for your trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as six or seven days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park and beyond.
Ten to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera, especially when also including Cartagena. If you're not interested in Cartagena, seven to nine days is enough for your Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera trip. Read on for the best itineraries, including Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera, and beyond.
Most people visiting Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera spend about 10 to 11 days in Colombia, which usually includes some time in Bogotá as well. For travelers wanting to visit Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera exclusively, plan a week to 10 days for a well-paced trip. Read on for the best itineraries, including Medellín, Cartagena, Zona Cafetera, and beyond.
This two-week cultural adventure is perfect for travelers who don’t mind skipping the Amazon, Pacific, or the Caribbean and want to get to the heart of Colombia's interior. Start the trip with plenty of time to explore the vibrant capital of Bogotá, and then travel north to the famous salt mines and one of the most well-preserved cobblestoned towns in the country, Villa de Leyva. You’ll then swing over to the striking metropolis of Medellín, throwing in day-trips to lakeside Guatapé and a working coffee farm before heading to Cali, the salsa capital of the world, and ending your journey in the “white city’ of Popayán.
Adventurous families will love the variety of this two-week tour of Colombia. You'll spend time in the metropolises of Bogotá and Medellín, as well as the vibrant coastal city of Cartagena. But the most exciting part of this family-friendly tour is several days in the Colombian Amazon, at a remote ecolodge reached only by boat. Kids will learn about the importance of environmentalism and sustainable lifestyles firsthand as they raft down rivers, spot monkeys in treetops, and search for pink dolphins.
Two weeks in Colombia is enough time for families to experience several of the country's most diverse experiences. On this kid-friendly tour, you'll start in the capital of Bogotá, where you'll visit impressive museums and viewpoints above the city and beyond. Next, venture into the Tatacoa Desert for stargazing and horseback riding before visiting some of southern Colombia's most expansive archaeological parks. End in vibrant Medellín, but not before hiking adventures in nearby nature reserves.
This exciting tour combines Colombia's two largest cities, a desert known for astronomy, and a region laden with archaeology. Kick-off in Bogotá where you'll explore the capital's pre-Columbian artifacts at the Gold Museum. Continue to the Tatacoa Desert to stargaze and take in the arid landscapes before traveling south to see archaeological sites via horseback and Jeep. Finish in Medellín, where you'll learn about the city's street art and climb a rock dating back 70 million years.
Check off three memorable cities on this whirlwind 10-day tour, starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight at a coffee farm, where you'll hike the green mountains of Cocora Valley, dotted with towering palm trees. From here, head to Medellín—a city with outdoor art and spring-like weather—before ending on the Caribbean coast, where you'll explore the romantic streets of Cartagena's Old Town.
On this eight-day excursion, you'll visit Bogotá, the largest city in Colombia and a melting pot of people from around the country. Travel to Medellín and see with your own eyes how it's transformed from one of the most dangerous cities to a fascinating destination. Then explore Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean ocean, and go on a trip to the beautiful beaches and islands nearby.
This fast-paced 8-day itinerary highlights three of Latin America’s most exciting cities. You'll start off in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá to explore the thriving food and art scenes, then fly to scenic Medellín, a hip metropolis making a comeback after a turbulent past. End the trip in Cartagena's Old Town, a romantic inner-walled city with colonial history. Too much city? You'll spend an outdoorsy day visiting Tayrona National Park for a dose of rainforest and the Caribbean Sea.
This high-end itinerary covers a great deal of the country's territory, from its main cities to some off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. The adventure begins in Bogotá and its surroundings, then takes you deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River, where you'll have a series of unforgettable days exploring the jungle via foot, canoe and small boats. Afterwards, you'll fly to Medellín to enjoy the city's history and vibrant modern culture before leaving for the Pacific Coast— a dense rainforest where you'll visit tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.
Visit Colombia's cities, countryside, and coast on this comprehensive tour. Visit charming colonial towns like Barichara and Villa de Leyva, the modern metropolitan city of Medellín, and the colorful village of Guatape. Visit a working coffee farm and learn the entire process that goes into your morning cup. Once you reach the coast, you'll spend a few days exploring Cartagena and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Rosario Islands.
With its vibrant cities, Spanish roots, Caribbean cuisine, and Indigenous cultures, Colombia is a country with many facets to discover. On this 15-day tour by air, car, and bicycle, you'll bargain with locals at Paloquemao Market in Bogotà, take a bamboo raft down the Río La Vieja, and see Medellín's urban transformation. End your trip dancing salsa and vallenato steps in Cartagena and sailing away to the pristine Rosario Islands.
From Medellín to the green mountains of Colombia's coffee region and world-class archaeological sites, this fascinating two-week journey covers major highlights and off-the-beaten-path destinations of Colombia's rich interior. This trip is ideal for travelers who don't mind skipping the coast and want a mix of outdoor and cultural adventures, like hiking in the Andes, salsa dancing with locals, and horseback riding in the desert.
From the buzzing nightlife of Bogotá to the up-and-coming neighborhoods of Medellín and the romance of Cartagena's Old Town, this well-rounded journey covers Colombia's best urban highlights. Yet it breaks it up with outdoorsy adventures along the way. Starting in the capital, the two-week adventure is ideal for travelers who want to experience culture and historical sights but are also enticed by hiking in coffee fields, exploring a rainforest on the Caribbean Coast, and relaxing on white-sand beaches.
Travelers who like to be on the move can check off three cities on this whirlwind 12-day tour starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to Medellín — a city with a rising culinary and art scene, as well as constant spring-like weather. Take a couple of days to experience the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Rio Verde before heading to the Caribbean Coast. You'll spend a couple of days exploring Tayrona National Park before ending the trip exploring Cartagena's inner-walled city and taking a day trip to explore the nearby Rosario Islands.
Connect with local cultures and communities on this unforgettable 12-day Colombian itinerary. Starting in the capital of Bogotá and ending on the magical Caribbean coast, you'll set out on a series of excursions and experiences that help support local businesses and strengthen the country's peace process. Tour Bogota's colorful food market, stargaze in the Tatacoa Desert, and sample coffee in a mountain village. After discovering Medellín's dynamic street art scene and learning to cook like a local in Cartagena, spend your final day relaxing on the white sand beaches of an island resort.
Discover three of Colombia's major cities and both of its spectacular coasts on this comprehensive 12-day itinerary. Starting in the capital of Bogotá, you'll head to up-and-coming Medellín to hike around the lakeside town of Guatapé and get a taste of Colombia's coffee culture. Then it's on to Nuquí to spend three days canoeing, hiking, and soaking in hot springs on the Pacific Coast. End your journey in the magical Caribbean city of Cartagena, where you'll explore its charming neighborhoods and relax on the white sand beaches of the nearby Rosario Islands.
This sweeping 16-day itinerary showcases some of Colombia's most spectacular destinations—with daily tours and excursions to discover the hidden gems in between. Starting on the Caribbean coast, explore colonial Cartagena and the pristine beaches of Tayrona National Park before visiting the lush coffee country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Fly to Medellín to experience the "City of Eternal Spring" and its surrounding countryside, then end your journey among the lively markets and cafes of Bogotá.
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 16-day active adventure through Colombia gets you up close to the country's stunning natural landscapes and thrilling outdoor activities. This journey through Bogotá, Salento, Manizales, Jardín, and Medellín is filled with hikes, outdoor day trips, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and more. Explore the vibrant capital city, trek through the coffee region's picturesque hills, and uncover awe-inspiring encounters with nature.
On this 9-day tour, you'll get to explore the historical and cultural side of Bogotá before heading to the wax palm forests of the Cocora Valley. After spending some time on a local coffee plantation, head over to the beautiful city of Medellín, the home town of the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Finally, head north to the Pearl of the Caribbean, the colorful town of Cartagena.
In nine days, explore the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada to the white sand beaches of the tropical Caribbean coast to discover a range of indigenous and contemporary cultures, as well as astounding biodiversity. Drive across city centres and take scenic mountain roads through the famous coffee region. Experience Colombia’s warm climate and culture by river and sea on rafting and sailing expeditions.
Explore three of Colombia's most exciting cities on this nine-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.
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—on this awesome Colombian adventure.
This high-end itinerary starts in the capital of Bogotá before heading deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River—from here, you'll head out on a series of unforgettable days via foot, canoe and other small boats. Then, fly to Medellín to explore the history and vibrant modern culture of the city before flying to the Pacific Coast, a dense rainforest where you'll explore tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.
This 13-day itinerary eliminates the hard choices travelers often have to make when planning a visit to a country as diverse as Colombia. You don't have to choose between cities and culture or nature and beach time. On this adventure, you can have it all. Your journey begins with the Spanish colonial plazas and pulsing discos of Bogotá. You'll then jet to the reinvented city of Medellín and experience its rising culinary and art scene. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore the beaches and mountains of Tayrona National Park and the cobbled streets of Cartagena's walled city.
Colombia's dynamic cities and eclectic flavors are ready to be discovered on this 13-day tour by boat, air, car, and bicycle. Taste tropical fruits and inventive dishes from local chefs and see picturesque Monserrate Hill in Bogotá. Learn dance steps in Cali and join locals for buzzing nightlife at a Medellín fonda. Soak up the sun on the Rosario Islands and end your adventure cruising around the Caribbean shores of Cartagena.
Start your highlights tour in Bogotá, Colombia's Andean capital. From there, head to the Cocora Valley, where you'll sleep in a typical hacienda and tour a working coffee farm. Feel the country moving ahead in vibrant Medellin and experience the contrast between the city's modern downtown and traditional surrounding villages. End your trip in romantic, colonial Cartagena, enjoying a cocktail on the famous wall surrounding the old city.
Colombia's island landscapes and vibrant cities are on the itinerary for this 13-day tour traveling by air, car, boat, and bicycle. Start in Bogotá to learn about history in museums and taste dozens of Caribbean fruits in markets. Sip the best Colombian coffee in Salento and explore Medellín's revitalized neighborhoods. Relax on Tayrona National Park's beaches and on islands off Cartagena's coast, returning to the port city to learn dance moves to take home.
For most travelers, 10 to 12 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, the San Bernardo Islands, and Cartagena. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in nine days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Zona Cafetera, Tayrona National Park, or Leticia and Puerto Nariño. See more ideas for Bogotá, Medellín, the San Bernardo Islands, and Cartagena itineraries below.
Travelers to Colombia typically plan a trip for 13 to 15 days when combining Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park with Zona Cafetera. If you're not interested in Zona Cafetera, nine to 12 days is enough for your Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as eight days. For the best itineraries, keep reading below.
For most travelers, 10 to 11 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as eight or nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Tayrona National Park or the Rosario Islands. Keep reading for more inspiring Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera itineraries.
For most travelers, nine to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Medellín, Cartagena, Minca, and Tayrona National Park. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in a week or eight days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Bogotá, Zona Cafetera, or Santa Marta. Get inspired with the below Medellín, Cartagena, Minca, and Tayrona National Park trip ideas.
Most travelers will find 10 days to two weeks perfect for a well-paced Colombia trip with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Zona Cafetera, Tayrona National Park, or Santa Marta. Keep reading for more inspiring Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands itineraries.
This scenic two-week trip loops around Colombia's interior, focusing on two of Latin America’s most exciting cities and one of its best national parks: Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Though it’s harder to get to, El Cocuy boasts stunning mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes, and plenty of hiking trails, so this adventure is ideal for travelers who want to explore a lesser-known slice of Colombia's great outdoors. You'll also have time to explore Bogotá and Medellín, as well as the Colombian Highlands, Río Claro Nature Reserve, and Guatapé's lakeside region.
Perfect for first-timers, this smart, action-packed itinerary begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá and then makes its way to the Caribbean coast. Along the route, you'll drive through the Andean highlands visiting preserved colonial towns, fly to the up-and-coming city of Medellín — and then hike through Tayrona Park to get to white-sand beaches and turquoise sea. Spend your last three nights in the romantic UNESCO-listed Old Town of Cartagena, founded in 1533.
This journey begins in Bogotá, a melting pot of people from around the country. You'll then head to a nearby small town to witness a spectacular salt cathedral, one of Colombia's most visited attractions. Afterward, head east to the Coffee Region where you'll tour small towns, visit a coffee farm, and see the tallest wax palm trees in the world. The adventure continues in Medellín, Tayrona National Park, and Cartagena.
This two-week itinerary explores the highlights of Colombia's vibrant cities, archaeological wonders, delicious food, and stunning nature. Start in the capital, Bogotá, where history and modernity collide. Discover ancient mysteries in San Agustín and unique foods in Popayán. Savor street food in Medellín, then explore Santa Marta and hike beautiful Tayrona National Park. End your adventure in enchanting Cartagena, where you'll take day trips to nearby islands and learn to make ceviche.
Colombia Food, Nature & Culture Tour: Amazon, Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Rosario Islands - 14 Days
Enjoy Colombia's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities with this well-rounded food and nature-forward itinerary. Hop from the capital, Bogotá, to the heart of the Amazon, where you'll delve deep into the rainforest. Explore culture and history, and go whitewater rafting in Medellín. Then head to the Caribbean coast and taste local rums and flavorful eats in Cartagena, concluding your two weeks with a tropical retreat on the idyllic Rosario Islands.
Perfect for newbies, this Colombia highlights tour combines sophisticated cities and exotic landscapes. Start with a walking tour through Bogotá's key monuments and museums, and then spend two nights in the Amazon rainforest while looking for pink dolphins and monkeys. Next is Medellín—a transformed city with an impressive arts scene—followed by quality time along the Caribbean coast. Speedboat to a tropical island for a relaxing beach day to end the adventure.
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.
This itinerary starts and ends in two of Colombia's most exciting cities, Bogotá and Medellín. In between, you'll visit a working coffee farm and set off on a four-day trek through the Central Andes in Los Nevados National Park. After your trek, relax in the thermal pools outside of Manizales, with the still-active Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a backdrop. Then it's off to Medellín, a dynamic place to finish your trip.
Discover the natural wonders of Colombia firsthand on this 15-day tour. Start with a hike or tram ride to the peak of Bogotá's Monserrate Hill, which towers at more than 10,000 feet (3,048 m). Enjoy day hikes in Chingaza National Park and Chicaque Natural Reserve, then explore the Corcora Valley and see working coffee farms. Visit an active volcano, take on high-altitude hiking, and fly through the jungle on a thrilling zipline adventure. End with a climb of El Peñol and Colombian street foods in Envigado.
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.
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.
Travelers who like to be on the move can check off three cities on this whirlwind 11-day tour starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight at a coffee farm and hiking through the famous Cocora Valley. From here, head to Medellín—a city with a rising culinary and art scene, as well as constant spring-like weather. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll take a day trip to the Rosario Islands and explore the narrow streets of Cartagena's inner-walled city.
This tour combines Colombia's vibrant cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena with trips to colorful villages like Guatapé, a hike to La Pierda Rock, and a beach day on Barú Island. Visit unique sites such as the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, the views atop Monserrate Hill, and the port city of Santa Marta, which is known as the first Spanish settlement in the country. Relax at a 5-star wellness hotel for a day at the spa, and spend an afternoon exploring Cartagena's food scene inspired by the literary works of Gabriel García Márquez.
Food and drink lovers will adore this culinary tour across Colombia's three biggest cities, starting in the exciting capital, Bogotá. You'll sample exotic fruits and meet chefs in one of the best neighborhoods for dining. Then head to Medellín and Cartegena to enjoy a range of food-themed excursions and tastings with local guides. It's not all about food; there will be time for bike rides and mild hikes—and even a two-day island adventure for some rest and relaxation on the Caribbean Sea.
Journey from the Andes to the Caribbean coastline on this spectacular 16-day trip through Colombia. Start in Bogotá for an introduction to its culture and cuisine, then jet off to the "Coffee Triangle" to see towering wax palms, tour a coffee farm, and float down the Río La Vieja on a bamboo raft. It's on to Medellín to tour its notorious favelas and see its inspiring urban regeneration, then over to the Caribbean coast to hike in Tayrona National Park before ending in the "Magic City" of Cartagena.
For most travelers, 13 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Salento, and Tayrona National Park. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 10 to 12 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Zona Cafetera. Keep reading for more inspiring Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Salento, and Tayrona National Park itineraries.
For most travelers, 13 to 15 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Zona Cafetera, and Tayrona National Park. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as nine to 12 days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country. Keep reading for more inspiring itineraries.
This action-packed 17-day itinerary combines cities and culture with an unforgettable trekking adventure. Tour the capital of Bogotá, then fly south to discover the indigenous communities and extraordinary ecosystems of the Amazon. After two nights in vibrant Medellín, head back into the wilderness for a four-day trek to the ancient ruins of the Lost City, ending your journey in the lively Caribbean city of Cartagena.
This robust 12-day itinerary eliminates the hard choices travelers often face regarding a visit to a country as diverse as Colombia. The journey begins by enjoying Bogotá's Spanish colonial plazas and pulsing nightlife. Then jet to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight stay on a working coffee farm. Then it's off to the reinvented city of Medellín and its rising culinary and art scene. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore the beaches and mountains of Tayrona National Park and the narrow streets of Cartagena's walled city.
This 12-day trip highlights four of Colombia's most exciting cities—perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture. Start off with tours in Bogotá and Medellín, two cities with their own treasures to discover, then head north to Cartagena for colonial romance, art galleries, and rooftop bars. End your trip with two nights on the San Bernardo Islands, including picture-perfect Isla Múcura.
Start your fast-paced tour in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá, where you can explore street art, museums, and restaurants. Then you're off to the hip metropolis of Medellín and Cali, known as the World Capital of Salsa. Santa Marta and a visit to a coffee farm in the Andes are next. End your trip with the beaches of Tayrona National Park and yet another vibrant city scene in beautiful Cartagena.
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.
This active, 13-day adventure is designed for those who want to experience Colombia’s vast, cultural interior. Start off in Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellín, with a scenic gondola and its year-round spring-like weather. Next, you'll head to Cali, the salsa capital of the world, and Popayán, with its stunning Baroque architecture. Finally, you’ll explore archaeological parks in San Agustín and Tierradentro, while finishing the trip in the Tatacoa Desert.
This sweeping Colombian itinerary covers major highlights from the country's Caribbean coast all the way to the Ecuadorian border. Start off with two relaxing days where you can unwind in a protected national park with white-sand beaches and tropical rainforests. Continue making your way through three of South America's most scenic and important cities — Cartagena, Medellín, and Bogotá — eventually heading south towards lesser-known destinations known for gorgeous Baroque architecture, salsa dancing, and a Gothic church built into a gorge.
Can't decide whether to explore the beaches and islands of the Caribbean coast, get into the groove of cities like Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartegena, or take in the wonder of the Andes mountains? Over 15 days, you can do it all on this far-reaching tour. You'll get a whirlwind overview of one of South America's most diverse and alluring countries, with plenty of awe-inspiring daily activities along the way. Private guides and easy transfers by car and plane will help make your adventure hassle-free.
Depending on personal preference, some folks like rugged activity on their vacation while others prefer relaxing on white-sand beaches fronting crystalline waters. Others opt for the museums and nightlife found in more cosmopolitan destinations. We wonder why not enjoy it all? That's just what this itinerary offers: city life, culture, the great outdoors and plenty of time to relax.
This 8-day adventure combines river rafting in the heart of the rainforest with two of Colombia's cities. Start with a night in Cocorná, before heading to the jungle for three days of hiking, swimming, and paddling. Then, on to Medellín and Cartagena for the second half of your trip—here, you'll explore the culture and romance of each city, and enjoy a relaxing beach day on the Caribbean sea.
This diverse, action-packed trip starts on the northern Caribbean Coast with time to explore Tayrona National Park. From here, spend a few days in the inner-walled city of Cartagena and hop a flight to Medellín, with its thriving arts and culture scene. Then, you'll visit a coffee farm before heading to the vibrant capital of Bogotá. Continue the journey with a visit to the famous salt mines and end the trip in Cali, the salsa capital of the world.
This insightful adventure through Colombia will give you an in-depth look at the country's fascinating culture, flavor-packed food, and diverse landscapes. Go stargazing in the Tatacoa Desert, taste your way around historic Popayán, dance the salsa in Cali, and take a horseback ride around archaeological treasures in San Agustín. See how once-gritty Medellín has undergone a super-cool transformation and explore the pretty heritage towns and lush mountains of the Coffee Triangle.
During this 16-day tour through Colombia, you’ll visit some of the best-known–and some lesser-known–parts of the country. The trip takes you from the capital, Bogotá, to the Archaeological Region in the southwest. You’ll also head into the coffee-growing region to tour a farm and say in a hacienda. Then, you’ll fly over deep valleys and high Andean mountain peaks to arrive at vibrant Cartagena, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in South America.
This fun and fast-paced 16-day journey squeezes the best out of Colombia's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities. Begin in the capital, Bogotá, with its historical charm and top-notch museums. Then explore the cobblestone streets of Villa de Leyva and Barichara before heading to the gorgeous coffee region for hiking and horseback riding. Finish the adventure in revitalized Medellín, followed by romantic Cartagena, where you'll bike, taste rum, and boat to a Caribbean island.
This 10-day intrepid adventure covers a lot of ground. Starting in the reinvigorated city of Medellín and it's surrounding Antioquia countryside, you'll journey to Colombia's central Andean region. Go from fast-paced city culture to dense tropical rainforests and up to cool highlands and snow-capped volcanoes. Through it all, you'll experience local culture and traditions in colorful mountain towns and remote villages.
This itinerary starts and ends in two of Colombia's most exciting cities, the capital of Bogotá and the "city of the eternal spring," Medellín. In between, you'll embark on a high-altitude trek into Los Nevados National Park. In Bogotá, you'll get to know the food scene of the city before heading to the Coffee Region. You'll visit a working coffee farm and set off on a four-day trek through the central Andes. After your trek, you'll relax in the thermal pools outside of Manizales, with the still-active Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a backdrop. Then it's off to Medellín, where you'll get to know this dynamic city as you ride its Metrocable network of gondolas.
This outdoorsy, action-packed itinerary hits the crown jewels near two of Colombia's most exciting cities. Start off in up-and-coming Medellín before driving to the "coffee triangle" where you'll stay in a traditional ranch in the Andes. From here, embark on a three-day hike through some of the last surviving snowcapped peaks in the tropics before rafting in two of Colombia's major rivers. Next, you'll head north to the Caribbean coast for white sand beaches, sailing, and a chance to scuba dive in one of the few coral reefs in Colombia. Finish off the two-week adventure with time to explore the romantic cobbled alleys of Cartagena's Old Town.
Fans of the Disney movie "Encanto" will love visiting the real land where it was set. Encanto means "charm," and Colombia has this in abundance, from its colorful casitas to its pristine beaches, wildlife-filled jungles, and rainbow-hued rivers. This 14-day tour is inspired by the film and will introduce you to the sights, scenes, and experiences onscreen. Set out from Bogotá to visit small towns, rivers, mountains, and coast as you spend quality family time together on this unforgettably charming trip.
Love Disney's "Encanto"? It was based on real Colombian towns and scenery, and this fun-filled 14-day tour introduces your family to the sights and experiences that make up the colorful movie. Taste foods that feature in the film, see the traditional villages that inspired its magical world, and encounter real wildlife too fantastical to be true! Whether you've seen "Encanto" once or one hundred times, your whole family will be charmed by Colombia as you travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean coast.
Colombia is an incredible country for birdwatchers. It boasts a list of 77 endemics (birds found in no other country) and is home to well over 1930 bird species — around 20 percent of the world's total bird count. This 16-day adventure is designed to showcase the best birding sites in the country. You'll experience Colombian culture, excellent food, and vibrant cities as you travel between incredible birding habitats.
This active South American adventure spotlights trekking in the high, snowy mountains of Los Nevados National Park. A good portion of this 9-day journey will take place in the rugged outdoors before you head towards the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva in the Colombian Highlands. Start and finish the trip with time to explore the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá for colorful street art, museums, dining, and nightlife.
Explore Colombia in style on this 13-day luxury tour of cities, mountains, and the Caribbean coast. Discover the capital of Bogotá, then take a helicopter into the lush hills of the Zona Cafetera (coffee region). Continue to the Caribbean coast and Cartagena to learn salsa dancing, sample the region's cuisine, and enjoy a sunset sail. End your stay on nearby Isla Barú, where you'll unwind at an eco-lodge surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands.