Colombia from top to bottom - Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2018
My Guide in Bogota, Tatiana, my guide in the coffee region, Alejandro, my guide in Medellin,Joachim, were all fantastic. The guides in Cartagena,were Old School, Boring and not cool.-dont remember their names. All hotels were excellent Opera,Diez,Bantu, except the Hacienda in the coffee region.Bosques del Saman-the food was really mediocre and the front desk guy didnt speak English well and didnt communicate well. I was freezing at night and had to walk thru a big field to get to my room. The swimming pool area was not great. It was really a 3-31/2 star place- not 4-41/2 as requested. Setting was pretty.
All the drivers were great.
The cooking class and salsa classes were fun.
I went on a trip on my own -with a group to Guatape- from Medellin- that should be a must do-which was fantastic.
I hired a guide to take me out at night in Medellin to dance clubs - that was really fun.
I probably travelled a bit too much-for the period of time- next time I would cut out one place- but that was my request.
You need to emphasis to bring clothing for cold and rain- it rained everywhere except Cartagena.
On the whole I loved Colombia- the people, the country side and the cities so well organized and beautiful. I will definitely be back!!