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Combine city sightseeing with luxurious downtime on Colombia's Caribbean islands (photo courtesy of Hotel Las Islas)
Map of 10 Days in Colombia - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days in Colombia, you can experience the rich cultures of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena on a luxury highlights tour. Or, pick up the pace and add on the coffee farms and nature reserves around Pereira. Those seeking an island-filled itinerary will find the Caribbean coast and its lavish boutique resorts an excellent match, while travelers eager to get off the beaten path without compromising on creature comforts can set their sights on the interior's countryside and colorful villages.

On a two-week adventure, you can combine Colombia's cities with beguiling regions like the Zona Cafetera
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2 Weeks in Colombia - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in Colombia, you can embark on a luxury highlights tour that features major cities, the lush Zona Cafetera, and world-renowned restaurants. Or, slow things down and enjoy relaxing stays at 5-star resorts along the Caribbean coast. If you're a nature fanatic, spend your time exploring the Amazon rainforest and Tayrona National Park, while those geared up to tackle authentic cultural activities hop between Bogotá, Armenia, and Cartagena and their surrounding landscapes.

Discover Cartagena's colorful architecture and Caribbean flavor on a weeklong luxury tour
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1 Week in Colombia - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

With one week in Colombia, you can experience the lavish highlights of Bogotá and Medellín while also fitting in a third destination. Ocean lovers should opt for Cartagena to spend time onboard a luxury catamaran, while Pereira is perfect for hiking enthusiasts, and Macarena is picked for those eager to see the rainbow-hued Caño Cristales waterway. Other options include a trip based around excellent cuisine and an off-the-beaten-path adventure filled with exclusive excursions.

Colombia luxury itineraries

Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days
Map of Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days
Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days

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.

Colombia's uncharted Pacific coast
Map of Luxury Colombia Eco-Adventure: Amazon Rainforest & Pacific Coast - 15 Days
Luxury Colombia Eco-Adventure: Amazon Rainforest & Pacific Coast - 15 Days

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.

Color, rhythm and culture permeate every moment in the Land of Magical Realism
Luxury Mountain Coffee Experience - 6 Days

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.

The white sands and turquoise seas of Isla Barú
Luxury Colombia: Bogotá, Salgar, Cartagena & Isla Barú - 13 Days

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.

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.

Your Caribbean adventure kicks off in luxury on Isla Barú (photo courtesy of Hotel Las Islas)
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Luxury Island Hopping in Colombia's Caribbean - 10 Days

Many know Colombia for its Spanish colonial cities and soaring Andes mountains, but travel to the Caribbean coast, and you'll discover romantic beaches and coral islands. This 10-day luxury voyage takes you island hopping between castaway ecolodges and beachfront resorts, with leisurely days spent snorkeling and sunbathing on white sands. A highlight of the trip is a visit to San Andrés—fast becoming known as one of the Caribbean's hidden island gems.

Explore Tayrona National Park from the comfort of a luxury boutique hotel (photo courtesy of Villa Playa Tayrona)
Map of Luxury Getaway on Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 10 Days
Luxury Getaway on Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 10 Days

Get ready for a luxury trip around Colombia's famed Caribbean coast, from colonial cities to windswept beaches. Setting out from the nation's colonial heart in Santa Marta, you'll embark on day trips to coffee farms and national parks before heading to the cobbled streets of Cartagena and relaxing on offshore islands. Amid all the traveling and tours, there will be time to practice your salsa moves, taste local rums, and even fit in a round or two of golf.

Explore the colorful streets of Cartagena from your 5-star base within the Walled Town (photo courtesy of Casa San Agustín)
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Luxury Tour of Colombia's Cities: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 10 Days

See Colombia in luxurious style as you enjoy adventures in the big three cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. Experience culture in the capital with museum visits followed by foodie tours and wild nights out at legendary Andrés Carne de Res. Then, fly to Medellín for day trips to coffee farms before ending in the colonial fortress city of Cartagena, where you'll mix island hopping and salsa dancing with cooking classes.

Enjoy some pool time while exploring Cartagena (photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena)
Map of Luxury Tour of Colombia's World-Class Cities & Caribbean Beaches - 14 Days
Luxury Tour of Colombia's World-Class Cities & Caribbean Beaches - 14 Days

Enjoy the good life on a luxury tour of one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world: Colombia. Over two weeks, you'll hit the highlights, starting in Bogotá with gourmet dining, museum visits, street art walks, and day trips to ancient lakes. Continue on to seductive Medellín for tours of its revitalized urban communities, wild times at nightclub restaurants, and visits to nearby landmarks before ending the adventure in colonial Cartagena and the Caribbean waters of Isla Barú.

Enjoy sunsets while staying at three hotels on the Caribbean Sea (photo courtesy of Playa Dormida)
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Luxury Relaxation in Colombia's Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 14 Days

If your goal is rest and relaxation in Colombia, you can't do better than two of its most scenic regions: the Zona Cafetera (Coffee Triangle) and the Caribbean coast. Each offers boundless natural beauty, evident in the colorful villages and verdant valleys in coffee country, where you'll start the trip. Then, head north to marvel at colonial history in Cartagena and Santa Marta, visit the unspoiled beaches in Tayrona National Park, and enjoy gourmet dining and water activities on Isla Barú.

Explore the Amazon jungle while staying in a romantic bungalow (photo courtesy of Calonoa Lodge)
Map of Luxury Active Colombia: Bogotá, the Amazon & Caribbean Coast - 14 Days
Luxury Active Colombia: Bogotá, the Amazon & Caribbean Coast - 14 Days

Dive deep into Colombia's beauty, culture, and history without sacrificing any creature comforts. This luxury two-week tour begins in Bogotá, where, in between visiting famous landmarks, you'll dine at some of the best restaurants on the continent. Then, travel to the Amazon to meet tribespeople and spot exotic wildlife before finishing the adventure on the Caribbean coast and the wonderland of Tayrona National Park.

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.

Experience lesser-visited Colombian gems like Popayán on this 10-day luxury tour
Map of Colombia's Road Less Traveled in Luxury - 10 Days
Colombia's Road Less Traveled in Luxury - 10 Days

There's no better country to travel off the beaten path in luxury and style than Colombia. This 10-day journey takes you into the highlands to the Spanish colonial town of Villa de Leyva, then continues south for more history and refined gastronomy in the "White City" of Popayán. The adventure ends in the verdant Antioquia region with visits to colorful coffee towns and touring the revitalized streets of Medellín.

In between stays in Bogotá and Cartagena, you'll relax amid the lush coffee estates of the Zona Cafetera
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Best of Colombia in Luxury: Bogotá, the Coffee Triangle & Cartagena - 14 Days

Because of its wealth of natural beauty, any highlight tour of Colombia will be jam-packed with activities. Luckily, you have two weeks to experience the best, starting with museum and architecture tours in Bogotá, plus gourmet dining in the city's best restaurants. Continue to the famous Coffee Triangle for hikes and horseback riding in green valleys, then finish on the cobbled streets of coastal Cartagena to participate in dance and cooking classes, rum tastings, music workshops, and more.

Your Colombian grand tour ends on the Caribbean coast, amid the historic walls and colorful architecture of Cartagena
Map of Luxury Highlights of Colombia - 10 Days
Luxury Highlights of Colombia - 10 Days

Any highlights tour of Colombia must include its top cities, most scenic regions, and best cuisine. Luckily, this luxury trip contains all three, starting with museum tours and fine dining in Bogotá and continuing to the famed "Coffee Triangle" for hikes amid towering palms in the Valle de Cocora. Then, experience tango culture in Medellín before hitting the coast for island trips and strolls around colorful Cartagena.

End your two-week trip amid the colorful Caribbean energy of Cartagena
Map of Discover Colombia's Culture & Cuisine in Luxury - 14 Days
Discover Colombia's Culture & Cuisine in Luxury - 14 Days

Explore the length and breadth of Colombia, traveling and dining in style along the way. This two-week discovery begins high in the Andes with city tours of Bogotá, visits to local markets, and a trip to the colonial mountain town of Villa de Leyva. Then, fly to the famed Coffee Triangle, where you'll tour coffee farms, visit historic towns, and enjoy activities like horseback riding. The adventure concludes on the colorful streets of Cartagena with rum tastings, music workshops, island hopping, and more.

Villa de Leyva's historic central square is one of the largest in the Americas
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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.

Views over Cartagena from the rooftop at your 5-star hotel (photo courtesy of Casa San Agustín)
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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.

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.