Experience South America's best kept secret on this tour of Colombia
Discover South America's best-kept secret on this adventure through the verdant mountains and powdery beaches of Colombia. Head into the serene highlands of Colombia's famed coffee region and discover the sweeter, softer side of this much misunderstood country. Discover Bogota's colonial heart, laze on palm-fringed stretches of Caribbean shoreline and meet the locals that make Colombia one of the world's friendliest countries.
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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
Wander beneath the floral balconies of Cartagena, the World Heritage-listed town combining Carribean splendour and irresistable old-world charm
Tayrona National Park seems to have it all, from perfect beaches and mountain backdrops to wildlife-filled jungle. Laze in a hammock as dusky titi monkeys and red squirrels play in the treetops
Discover the new face of Medellin, a city offering scenic cable-car rides, world-class cuisine and a pulsating nightlife
There's one night of camping – in the awesome Tayrona National Park. Be prepared for basic conditions in this jungle location. Sleeping in a hammock among the buzzing South American wild is sure to be well worth the lack of creature comforts.
Colombia enjoys a stable year-round climate, but it can get particularly hot and humid on the coast. Be sure to drink plenty of water and wear adequate sun protectionThe Cocora Valley hike is quite rigorous, so you'll need to be fit and have sturdy walking shoes. If you'd rather relax, you're free to opt out of this activity and soak up the scenery at your leisure.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of Colombia trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
We require full passport information at time of booking in order to purchase domestic flights which are included in the trip.
This trip starts with a Welcome Meeting at 2pm. If you are unable to find a suitable flight it is possible to book additional nights at the joining accommodation.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes nights 3 & 4 (Coffee Estancia), 10 (Tayrona National Park), 11 (Guachaca Region) and 12 (Overnight bus) where you will be in shared accommodation.
This trip is a combination of twoof our most popular departures. As such the make up of the group and the tour leader may change on day 9.
Our Best of Colombia trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.
I've been traveling with Intrepid since 2004 and have never been disappointed. The small groups of like-minded travelers make the best travel companions and many have become good friends. The wonderful trip leaders are always helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Review submitted 09 Jul 2017
The Best Of Colombia has a great itinerary. It gives you experiences in the major cities, small villages, beaches, parks and a coffee plantation. With that combination, I felt I received a good sampling of Colombian life and culture.
Review submitted 24 Apr 2017