Announcing our Colombia Small Group Tour
My first steps on the South American continent came back in October of 2010. I had been all around North America, Asia, and Europe. It was time to visit South America. The country I chose to go was Colombia. But first I would have to assure family that yes, really, Colombia was safe to visit.
Not only was I going to Colombia, but flying into Medellin, a city desperate to shake off its reputation as murder capital of the world, and home of the planet’s biggest drug load: the now deceased Pablo Escobar.
The last decade has seen a rebirth of Medellin and the country as a whole. Tourism is on the rise. People are talking about Colombia. As the Colombian tourism slogan states: “The only thing you risk is wanting to stay”. The time has come to see what’s it’s all about.
Colombia is blessed with two different coastlines, the densest of tropical rain forests, a soaring mountain range, rich colonial and pre-colonial history, a misty coffee country, pulsating cities, villages lost in time, surviving indigenous groups, undeveloped beaches, a beloved literary culture, and the warmest people of the South American continent.
Now I’m excited to announce that we are offering small group tours to Colombia!
Our trip has been specially designed to give you an inside look at local life, an introduction to Colombian culture, a taste of authentic regional cuisine, and experiences that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Colombia Small Group Tour Highlights
This exciting itinerary gives you the best of the diversity and beauty of Colombia. We will visit the most romantic colonial towns, Jurassic jungle and beaches of the Caribbean coast, cool coffee country, and meet the most hospitable and beautiful people in the world. The tour will start in Cartagena and end in Bogota.
Cartagena – 2 days
- Wander through this historic walled city with its atmospheric narrow lanes, beautiful colonial houses, and colorful balconies
- Visit the interesting Palacio de Inquisicion and the Gold Museum
- Scale the Castillo de San Felipe for a view of Cartagena and the Caribbean sea
- Sit high on the wall watching the sun set over the Caribbean sea
- Hang out with locals in the plaza of the laid back neighborhood of Getsemani
Parque Tayrona – 2 days
- Relax and sunbathe on white sandy beaches fringed with coconut trees
- Swim in the turquoise Caribbean sea
- Hike to the lost village of El Pueblito
- Sleep in hammock/tent by the beach
Medellin – 4 days
- Let your heart be charmed by this modern city with a thriving soul; once dubbed the most dangerous in the world
- Witness the legacy that Pablo Escobar left behind
- Be mesmerized by the sculptures of Fernando Botero
- Take the cable car to visit the infamous comuna (shanty town)
- Visit quaint colonial towns in the outskirts of the city
- Party with locals and learn to dance the merengue and salsa
Salento – 2 days
- Hike through the Valle de Cocora dotted with 60m high wax palms
- Visit organic coffee fincas (estates) to see how coffee is made
- Hang out at various charming cafes and drink coffee with local men and women
- Stay in and relax in a cozy hostel set on a farm with a breathtaking view
- Experience milking cows
Villa de Leyva – 2 days
- Be charmed by this picturesque village
- Study the white Spanish buildings with Moorish balconies
- Let the stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez come alive as you wander the cobblestone streets
Bogota – 2 days
- Wander around the atmospheric old quarter of La Candelaria
- Drop in at the interesting Casa de Moneda
- Chill out in the bohemian neighborhood of La Macarena
- Visit the biggest underground Salt Cathedral
What’s included in the cost?
- All ground transportation
- All accommodation (dorm beds in hostels, guesthouses, tents/hammocks)
- Admission to all included attractions and sights
- At least one meal per day
The cost: USD $ 1599
For more information, visit our: Experience Colombia Page
or sign up for the tour here: Sign up for the Colombia Tour
If you still need convincing, here are: 14 Reasons to Travel with Us and 9 Reasons to Go to Colombia Now