Hola Colombia

12 days
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Looking to explore all the colours of Colombia? From bustling cities, to lush coffee plantation towns, charming cobble-stoned retreats, and idyllic beaches, this 12 day trip brings you the very best of this vibrant country. Whether you're kicking back in your hacienda in the 'coffee zone', wandering the Caribbean coastline of Cartagena or soaking up some natu...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • 11 Breakfast (B)
    • 3 Dinner (D)
    • Bogotá: It’s not everyday you see a cathedral built in the deep tunnels of a salt mine. Backlit with fluorescent hues. Immense.
    • Bogotá: Glide into coffee country! Where you can drink the freshest espresso and eat the best chocolate, surrounded by lush mountains and valleys.
    • : Learn more about the famous bean behind your Flat White habit. It’s your chance to discover how coffee is grown and harvested.
    • : Hike through the rolling hills and valleys, past the world’s tallest palm trees, filled with squawking parrots (total photo op!).
    • : The rolling hills of coffee plantations. Rainbow-coloured houses. Views of the Andes. Giant palm trees. You won’t know what to see first!
    • Medellín: Stroll around the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ with an expert guide and explore the notorious Comuna 13 – once the most dangerous suburb in the world.
    • : This breathtaking corner of the world is filled with tropical jungle, turquoise coves, sparkling lagoons and white-sand beaches.

What's this trip about?

    Looking to explore all the colours of Colombia? From bustling cities, to lush coffee plantation towns, charming cobble-stoned retreats, and idyllic beaches, this 12 day trip brings you the very best of this vibrant country. Whether you're kicking back in your hacienda in the 'coffee zone', wandering the Caribbean coastline of Cartagena or soaking up some natural beauty in Tayrona National Park, there's no better way to explore Colombia in all its glory. Say hola to the adventure of a lifetime.


Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBogota
End CityCartagena

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • South America
  • Colombia


  • Culture


Travel Map

Day 1: Start Bogota

Arriving this afternoon in the bustling hub of Bogota, you'll meet your Contiki crew. Get to know your fellow travelers on a free night in the city, start your exploring tonight, or wait for tomorrow. Either way, the next 12 days are going to be epic.

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Day 2: Bogota

We'll get out and about bright and early this morning, first hitting up the famous Salt Cathedral. Then this afternoon you've got plenty of options, maybe going up the Monte Serrat Cable Car? Or if heights aren't your thing, a grafitti workshop checking out the city's...

Day 3: Bogota to Combia via Pereira

Today we say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of Bogota and take a speedy internal flight. Welcome to the gorgeous Zona Cafetera (coffee zone). Next up is our drive to Combia. We're here to experience more of the coffee zone, which, as well as producing some of the ta...

Day 4: Combia

This morning it's time to get our hike on. Heading out to the Cocora Valley is the perfect opportunity to get some amazing views. Next stop is a visit to Salento, where you've got a chance to explore and grab some lunch. Maybe trying out the local game of Tejo is on your agenda? And Salento is the perfect place to try your luck.

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Day 5: Combia to Medellin

Rise and Shine – today we make our way to Medellin. The second city of Colombia, Medellín has transformed itself perhaps more than any other city in the world. Though its violent, tumultuous past is well-known, today the city is modern, innovative, and culturally rich...

Day 6: Medellin

Put your walking shoes on today as we have a full day of adventuring ahead of us. Using Medellin's efficient public transport system, we'll tour the city via metro, cable car and on-foot. Along the way we'll check out Plaza Botera, Santo Domino and Communa 13, as well...

Day 7: Medellin

Now that you know Medellin so well, it's your day to do your own thing! Check out Arvi Park for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city (easy on public transport) or stay local and wander the city - the Museo de Antioquia or Casa de la Memoria are equally imp...

Day 8: Medellin to Santa Marta

Adios Medellin! Our flight today takes us to Santa Marta. Upon arrival in Santa Marta there's a walking tour calling your name. Check out sites like the 17th Century Hacienda, La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandro, the place where Simon Bolivar (the revolutionary who lead ...

Day 9: Santa Marta

Strap on your hiking shoes and lather on the sunscreen, because today we're visiting the spectacular Tayrona National Park. Famed for its stunning white sand beaches, lush green jungle and turquoise waters framed by the iconic Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, this place ...

Day 10: Santa Marta to Cartagena

Rise and shine, folks. We’ll start today with a scenic drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena – with an orientation tour waiting for us on the other side. On arrival, we'll head straight to the fortress Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Built strategically by the Spanis...

Day 11: Cartagena

This morning you’re free to explore Cartagena on your own or with your Contiki crew. Whether you go for the colonial era buildings, the coral reefs or both, make sure you save energy for this afternoon’s optional cruise. What could be better than touring the Bay of Ca...

Day 12: End Cartagena

And with that, we’ll go from Hola Colombia to Astalavista Colombia. We’ve cruised, we’ve danced… and we now have a coach load of new travel buds from all over the world to plan many adventures with for years to come. Every cloud…


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Price per day$239
Last Updated: 4/17/2024
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We're all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

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  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
Age Requirements
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