Colombia Tours & Trips 2020
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Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.
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Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.
Flight & Transport Inclusions
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- Explore the cobbled alleys of Cartagena, a World Heritage-listed town that combines Caribbean splendour with irresistible old-world charm.
- Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees.
- Spend a couple of days learning about the world's favourite bean during a stay on a traditional coffee estancia deep in Colombia's coffee country.
- Discover the new face of Medellin – an arts and culture haven that’s bursting with trendy cafes, epic views and the best nightlife in Colombia – salsa anyone?
- Try your hand at tejo, Colombia’s explosive national sport (think bocce with gunpowder!). Join your group on this fun activity in Salento, made better with a free beer in hand.
- Absorb the surroundings of the coffee region during a bean to cup tour.
- Marvel at the sights, smells, and tastes of Bogotá’s Paloquemao Market.
- Experience the majesty of the Cocora Valley aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.”
- See Cartagena’s colorful Old Town.
- Witness the pastoral idyll of a traditional Colombian flower farm in Santa Elena.
- Visit Bogotá’s Museo del Oro, hosting the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold.
- Push your pedals up the longest cycling climb in the world, the 80km-long Alto de Letras, then head to your hotel next to the Hot Springs and soak those aching legs!
- Enjoy a ‘Ciclovía’ morning, the way literally a million locals do, having the opportunity to see different areas of cosmopolitan Bogota.
- Cycle and sweat through steamy jungle scenery, coffee plantations and colourful colonial towns nestled in the verdant (and hilly!) Colombian countryside.
- Connect with the colours, culture and coffee of Colombia as you tackle the undulating terrain and harpin bends that make this country a cycling haven!
- Choose to stretch your legs on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees.
- Get under the skin of what was once the most notorious neighbourhood in Colombia on a guided tour through Medellin’s Comuna 13
- Lose yourself in the colonial gem of Cartagena, wander through the cobbled streets, packed with beautiful churches, monasteries, and mansions.
- Take a hike through the lush Cocora Valley, home to colourful hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees
- Go behind the scenes of the beans during a stay on a traditional coffee estancia located deep in Colombia's coffee country
- Explore Colombia’s Caribbean coast with two free days in Palomino. Chill-out on the beach, hike through the jungle, or dine on delicious seafood – the choice is yours!
- Bogota is the treasure trove of Colombia's rich history. Explore its museums and galleries at your leisure, then tour its excellent Paloquemao Market.
- Enjoy a “Ciclovía” morning, the way literally millions of locals do, having the opportunity to see different areas of cosmopolitan Bogota.
- Cycle and sweat through steamy jungle scenery, coffee plantations and colonial towns nestled in verdant hills.
- Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees
- CITY TOUR in Bogota, Medellin, Santa Marta, Cartagena
- SCENIC DRIVE through the Coffee Triangle, aboard Willis Jeeps through the stunning Cocora Valley, along the coast between Santa Marta and Cartagena
- VISIT Paloquemao Market, La Candelaria, Bogota's vibrant historic heart, the Gold Museum, Choice of Activities in Bogota and Cartagena, Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, UNESCO-designated Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Cocora Valley, villages of Salento and Finlandia, Jeppao show, Cafe Jesus, Coffee Baptism at Hacienda Venecia with owner Juan Pablo Echeverry, Medellin Botanical Gardens, Museum of Antioquia, Santa Elena, Comuna 13, Parque Arvi, Santa Elena Flower Farm, Mamancana Private Game Reserve, Tayrona National Park, Inquisition Palace, San Pedro de Claver
- Locally guided Walking Tour
- Afro-Caribbean Cooking Class
- Locally guided Walking Tour
- Afro-Caribbean Cooking Class
- Tour the Heroic City, Cartagena, and take in its colorful history and vibrant culture.
- Spend a day with your options open, revisit Cartagena's highlights, book a tour on your own, or lounge on the beach.
- Unwind in the luxury of the white sand beaches of Manzanillo.
- Get a taste of the local cuisine, trying dishes like empanadas, ajieco, or arepas.
- Explore the city along the brilliant waters of Manzanillo Beach.
- Tour Bogota's historic La Candelaria district with its quaint charm that brings to mind a European city.
- Enjoy a chocolate completo at La Puerta Falsa, one of Bogota's oldest restaurants dating back to 1816!
- Take a selfie at Botero Plaza then enjoy spectacular views of Medellin as you soar above the city by cable car.
- Scale the mighty fortress of San Felipe in Cartagena, the greatest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies!
- Purchase the freshest mango and pineapple in Cartagena from Las Palenqueras, ladies dressed in colorful outfits selling fruit.
- The best start to a morning in Colombia? A freshly brewed cup of Colombian coffee.
- Feel your eyes widen as you descend 600 feet underground to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira.
- Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world - don't forget to look out the window on your flight!
- Enjoy sweeping views of Cartagena from San Felipe Fortress.
- Get a taste of opulence during a visit to the Gold Museum, home to nearly 34,000 gold pieces.
- CITY TOUR in Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena
- SCENIC DRIVE through the Coffee Triangle, aboard Willis Jeeps through the stunning Cocora Valley, along the coast between Baranquilla and Cartagena
- VISIT Paloquemao Market, La Candelaria, Bogota's vibrant historic heart, the Gold Museum, Choice of Activities in Bogota and Cartagena, UNESCO-designated Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Cocora Valley, villages of Salento and Finlandia, Medellin Botanical Gardens, Museum of Antioquia, Santa Elena, Comuna 13, Santa Elena Flower Farm, Inquisition Palace, San Pedro de Claver
- Declared an independent country in 1819, Colombia still has remnants of its colonial past. See it all on this trip!
- Begin your journey in Bogota, Colombia's bustling capital. Tour the historic La Candelaria district, home of the grand Bogota Cathedral.
- Drive through beautiful countryside until you reach Villa de Leyva. This is one of Colombia's prettiest villages!
- Immerse yourself in the romanticism of Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean. Colonial influence abounds from balcony to cobbled street.
- Indulge in hearty Colombian food, from piping hot arepas in Bogota to cool and refreshing ceviche on the coast.
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Top Colombia Experiences
Walking through the Botanical Gardens in Bogota
Visiting a coffee plantation and learning about the production and distribution
Sipping a local Colombian beer and watching the sunset over the ocean at Cafe del Mar in Cartagena
Seeing ancient stone carvings in San Agustin
Visiting Tayrona National Nature Park
Observing gorgeous flower sculptures and colors in Medellin during the Festival of the Flowers
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