Experience the beauty and vibrancy of enigmatic Colombia
Head into the serene highlands of Colombia's famed coffee region and discover the sweeter, softer side of this much misunderstood country. Learn how to roast the perfect blend during a tour of a working coffee plantation, be beguiled by the laidback pace of charming Salento and spend some time getting acquainted with the sophisticated air and raucous nightlife of Medellin. Then trade the country's lush interior for its coastal spoils and wind the adventure up with a spell in oh-so-romantic Cartagena – the perfect end to this exceptional Colombian adventure.
Bogota is the treasure trove of Colombia's rich history. Explore its museums and galleries at your leisure, then tour its excellent Paloquemao Market
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, a city offering scenic cable-car rides, world-class cuisine and a pulsating nightlife
Explore the cobbled alleys of Cartagena, a World Heritage-listed town that combines Caribbean splendour with irresistable old-world charm
The 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.
Colombia enjoys a stable year-round climate, but it can get particularly hot and humid in the north. Be sure to drink plenty of water and wear adequate sun protection, especially in Cartagena on the coast.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cafe Colombia trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
February 2017. A bridge between the Coffee Region and Medellin has collapsed forcing us to take an alternative route on day 5 of this trip. While this detour is in place, the travel time this day will be of 10-11 hours (instead of 6 as originally indicated) and it will be travelled by private vehicle (instead of local bus).
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.
There are no activities on the final day & you are free to depart anytime.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes nights 3 & 4 (Coffee Estancia) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Cafe Colombia trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 100 reviews in the last year.
As was true of two other trips I've taken with Intrepid, the Cafe Colombia trip featured a well-organized and varied itinerary, while leaving room for side excursions and spontaneous individual activities (in cities and countryside). Little time was allocated for Cartagena, so one should schedule a couple of extra days post-tour there.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2018
The orientation walks could have been more interesting and there should be one or two more inclusions that provide better opportunity to learn about the culture.
Review submitted 02 Feb 2018