Want to experience Medellin, Cartagena, Bogota like a local

Traveler looking to visit Colombia in January 2017

We would like to see these cities like a local, some tours, some exploring on our own, some cycling or hiking perhaps, and a little down time. We'd love cultural activities, maybe coffee farming. Regarding hotels, 3 star lodging is ok if it's nice and especially if it has some local flair


Katherine Caicedo, a local specialist from Colombia, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.

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First of all thank you for your interest in discovering Colombia with us.We can definitely help you organize a tailor-made plan for your trip that will suite your expectations.

In addition to the information you already shared with us, I would like to ask you a few more questions to have a better idea of what you are looking for during your trip.

What type of activities do you enjoy more: Historical walking tours, sports activities, contact with local communities, trekking, horse rides, discovering archeological sites, enjoying natural landscapes? (I could be a mix of all).

A side from these three main cities, have you seen other destinations in Colombia you may want to discover?

As for the arrival date it is ok if you arrive on Saturday, In Bogotá Sunday is a good day for the biking tour. And the in the afternoon you can visit some museums by yourself (they are all opened this day).

January (until the 15th more or less) is the high season, for this reason, everything can be a little crowded. From that date on it is a bit but more quiet, which is also nice.

What about spending that extra day by the beach? near Cartagena we have small islands that are very close to the city (45 minutes by speedboat). You depart on the morning and return to Cartagena around 3:30 pm. You can there enjoy your time practicing watersports or just relax on the white sanded beaches. Would this be something that you'll like?

Katherine, 
Our trip was fantastic!!! 
Thank you so much for your help. Everyone had a great time. If you want more feedback or for me to post something, let me know. Take care, 

Hi! Thanks for your message. I'm really happy you had a great time in Colombia! And I hope you can come back soon. There's still a lot of places to be discovered :).