Colombia's Highlights: Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena

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Nicknamed the "gateway to South America," Colombia is the perfect intro to Latin America's vibrant culture and diverse landscapes. Soaring Andean peaks, sun-kissed Caribbean coastline, and bustling city centers are just a few of the beautiful places you will encounter on this 6-night journey. Begin in Bogota, the third-highest capital in the world. Tour the ...


Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Bogota city tour (half-day)
    • Medellin city tour (half-day)
    • Cartagena city tour (half-day)

What's this trip about?

    Nicknamed the "gateway to South America," Colombia is the perfect intro to Latin America's vibrant culture and diverse landscapes. Soaring Andean peaks, sun-kissed Caribbean coastline, and bustling city centers are just a few of the beautiful places you will encounter on this 6-night journey. Begin in Bogota, the third-highest capital in the world. Tour the city's most famous attractions including Paloquemao market, La Candelaria district and the Gold Museum. Take a funicular to the top of Monserrate for incredible views of the sprawling metropolis! From Bogota, fly to Medellin, nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" for its perennial warm weather. In recent years, Medellin has blossomed into a modern, tech-forward city with a big heart. See hometown hero Fernando Botero's famous sculptures in Botero Plaza then ascend the city by cable car! End your whirlwind vacation on the Caribbean coast in Cartagena. The most visited city in Colombia enchants with its vine-draped balconies and cobbled streets. Tour the former Spanish stronghold at the fortress of San Felipe and witness where Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "magical realism" came to life. 

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityBogota
End CityColombia

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats


  • South America
  • Colombia


  • Bogota
  • Cartagena


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Bogota (BOG) and out of Cartagena (CTG)
    • Round-trip airport transfers in all cities
    • 2 nights in Bogota at the Hotel Dann Carlton Bogota, or similar
    • Bogota city tour (half-day)
    • One-way, economy class flight from Bogota (BOG) to Medellin (MDE)
    • 1 night in Medellin at the Hotel Poblado Plaza, or similar
    • Medellin city tour (half-day)
    • One-way, economy class flight from Medellin (MDE) to Cartagena (CTG)
    • 3 nights in Cartagena at the Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel, or similar
    • Cartagena city tour (half-day)
    • Breakfast daily Want to add 2 nights in the coffee region? Click here!

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Day 1 Welcome to Bogota!

¡Bienvenidos a Colombia! Upon arrival in Bogota, you will have a transfer from the airport to your hotel. 

Bogota is the Colombian capital and was founded in 1538 by the Spaniard Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada under the name of Santa Fe. Here you will experi...

Day 2 Bogota

Wake up and enjoy a half-day city tour taking you to Paloquemao market, La Candelaria district, Plaza de Bolivar and the Gold Museum!

After your tour, you can take a funicular up to Bogota's mountain in the clouds, Monserrate. Breath in the fresh, cool ai...

Day 3 Bogota - Medellin

In the morning you will transfer to Bogota airport for your flight to Medellin. Upon arrival, a transfer will take you to your hotel. After you've settled in, enjoy an evening tour taking you to a few must-see sites in the capital of Antioquia!

Medellin h...

Day 4 Medellin - Cartagena

A transfer will pick you up at the hotel to take you to Medellin airport for your flight to the colonial jewel of Colombia, Cartagena.

Cartagena was founded in 1533 by the Spaniard Pedro de Heredia. Gold-crafting indigenous tribes, Spanish colonialism, pi...

Day 5 Cartagena

Today you will visit some of Cartagena's highlights on an included city tour. Cartagena was given the name La Heroica (Heroic City) by Simon Bolivar in 1815 after the city resisted 105 days of siege by the Spanish. 

After the tour, stroll over to Plaza de...

Day 6 Cartagena

Today you will have a full day to see Cartagena at your leisure. Consider visiting the Palace of the Inquisition, one of Cartagena's most visited tourist sites that documents the darkest period in the city's history. Enter through the baroque limestone doorway ...

Day 7 Depart Colombia

Your Colombian vacation comes to an end today. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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