Classic Colombia

Classic, Bogotá to Santa Marta
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Tour description

Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches, village communities, and cities firsthand. Plus, there’s no better place to be if you’re looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of Calarcá. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotshezhy Village Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Coffee Farm Tour, Calarcá Your Discover Moment: Cartagena
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • City tour in Cartagena
  • Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures) hike with local guide (5hrs)
  • Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch
  • Taganga Orientation Walk
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Wander the streets of bogotá
  • Learn how coffee is made in salento
  • Hike to a remote beach in tayrona national park
  • Get to know locals in the small town of taganga
  • Visit the indigenous community of gotshezhy.

Itinerary

Day 1: Bogotá Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Bogotá/Armenia Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.

Day 3: Armenia Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.

Day 4: Armenia/Salento Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.

Day 5: Salento/Medellín Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.

Day 6: Medellín Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.

Day 7: Medellín Enjoy another free day and opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Day 8: Medellín/Cartagena Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town.

Day 9: Cartagena Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.

Day 10: Cartagena Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.

Day 11: Cartagena/Minca Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 12: Minca/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.

Day 13: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Spend the day with the Gotshezhy indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls.

Day 14: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Taganga In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.

Day 15: Taganga/Santa Marta With a free day at leisure, tour Taganga by foot or don a snorkel and mask and explore the water. This evening, travel to Santa Marta and join your group for an optional evening out on the town.

Day 16: Santa Marta Depart at any time.