Colombia Express

Classic, Bogotá to Cartagena

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the world? The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isn’t enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again — we’ve made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Coffee Farm Tour, Calarcá
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • Cartagena orientation walk
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Experience the unique culture of colombia
  • Drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains
  • People-watch from a café in medellín
  • Soak up the sun in cartagena.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bogotá There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B) Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda. Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit Hacienda Stay
Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L) Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay
Day 4 Armenia/Salento (1B) Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town. Included Activities: Cocora Valley Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Salento/Medellín (1B) Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening. Transport: Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)
Day 6 Medellín (1B) 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. Included Activities: Medellín City Tour
Day 7 Medellín (1B) 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 (1B) 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
Day 9 Cartagena (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: If you have another week, add on the "Caribbean Colombia Express" tour which takes you into famous Tayrona National Park and hops around some coastal islands. Included Activities: Departure Day
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