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11 Days | Discover the coffee, culture and cuisine of Colombia

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Discover the fascinating history, warm hospitality, and rich culture of Colombia on a 11-day small group tour from Bogota to Cartagena. Learn about Colombia’s culture and heritage on multiple food tours, float down a river that has been compared to the mighty Amazon, settle back for a scenic drive through the Eastern Highlands of Antioquia and learn how to roast your own beans in the lush surrounds of Colombia’s coffee country. With signature stays at hotels housed in historic mansions and an expert leader and specialist local guides to show you the way, this tour promises the trip of a lifetime.

Trip overview

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Start
Bogota, Colombia
Finish
Cartagena, Colombia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Colombia
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QBPC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Delve into Colombian culture through its food, by dining at a legendary local restaurant with roving bands of performers and tasting tropical fruits at the famed Paloquemao market in Bogota, and enjoying a traditional cooking class in Mompox.
  • Stay in the heart of Colombia’s coffee country where you’ll learn about all things coffee at your Feature Stay, Hacienda Sazagua, a cozy family-owned hotel filled with local art collected by the owners.
  • Tour Finca Romelia, a family tourism project with more than 800 species of orchids which shows how agricultural production and the conservation of biodiversity can coexist hand-in-hand.
  • Get off the beaten path in Mompox, where you'll enjoy a Premium Exclusive Experience - a leisurely canoe ride on the Magdalena River which is famous for its rich biodiversity, with many comparing it to the mighty Amazon.
  • Learn about the diverse history of Colombia with specialist guides, including a transformation tour in Medellin and a visit to San Basilio de Palenque - the first free town created by enslaved people in the Americas.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Plane, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (10 Nights), Feature Stay (2 Nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Bogota - Visit to Paloquemao market
  • Bogota - La Candelaria Walking Tour
  • Pereira - Coffee Plantation Tour with Coffee Tasting and Making
  • Pereira - Cocora Valley and Salento Tour
  • Pereira - La Romelia Orchid farm visit
  • Medellin Transformation Tour
  • Mompox - Sunset Canoe Ride
  • Mompox - City Tour
  • Mompox - Traditional Cooking Workshop
  • Cartagena - San Basilio de Palenque Tour
  • Cartagena - City Tour
  • Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Medellin - Salsa dancing lesson - Starting from - USD27
  • Moravia tour - Starting from - USD28
  • Mompox - Filagree workshop - USD26
  • Mompox - Bike ride through the Albarrada - USD5
  • Cartagena - Rum tasting experience - USD74

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. In order to comply with tourist regulations set by the Colombian government, a copy of your passport will be required. This will be emailed to our local office in Colombia, your tour leader will assist you with this on day 1.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Lee · Traveled August 2023
I joined the Intrepid Colombia trip with very few expectations. I thought maybe I'd drink some good coffee and see some cities. What I encountered was a magical progression of experiences into the heart of one of the most captivating countries I have ever been to in my life. Each stop on the trip more enchanting than the last, until I ended up in beautiful Cartagena, transformed by each city and activity along the way. The itinerary was thoughtfully put together in a way that allowed me to travel through history and culture starting in the mountains and ending up on the Caribbean coast with some delightful experiences along the way. Like the magical realism that was invented in that country every stop felt familiar and yet otherworldly at the same time. I did drink some good coffee, but that was honestly the least incredible thing that happened on my trip.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023

Amanda · Traveled August 2023
Premium Colombia covered a lot of ground in 10 days. Our leader Andres was amazing the local guides taught us so much about this beautiful country with a complicated history. Upgraded hotels and included tips made things just that little bit more comfortable, which I appreciated.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023
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