Experience the best of the best-kept secret in South America
Discover South America's best-kept secret on this 17-day 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 misunderstood country. Fall in love with Bogota's colonial heart, laze on palm-fringed stretches of Caribbean shoreline and hang with locals that redefine hospitality.
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Stay in the vibrant Chapinero neighbourhood in Bogota, one of the most culturally diverse parts of town.
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 coffee country.
Discover the new face of Medellin and learn about the city’s transformation from most dangerous neighbourhood in Colombia to arts and culture haven.
Try your hand at tejo, Colombia’s explosive national sport (think bocce with gunpowder!). Join your group on this fun activity in Salento, made better with a free beer in hand.
Colombia enjoys a stable year-round climate, but it can get particularly hot and humid on the coast. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
The Cocora Valley hike is quite rigorous, so you'll need to be fit and have sturdy walking shoes to take part. 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.
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK CLOSURES 2020
Tayrona National Park will be closed from:
February 1st - 15th 2020
June 1st - 15th 2020
October 19th - November 2nd 2020
This is as a result of discussions between the park operators and the local indigenous people regarding the ecological recuperation of the ecosystem. Trip departures during these periods will not visit Tayrona National Park. Instead, the group will travel ,along the coast to the town of Perico Aguao, Magdalena. Here you will meet a local guide who will guide a walk through the tropical rain forest to the indigenous Katanzama population, located in a gorgeous location by the sea. The guide, along with the indigenous community leader of the town, will take you on a tour of the houses and community halls, and will learn the cuisine and customs of the Arhuacos. After this, the group will visit a sacred space, where they have the opportunity to chat with Mamo, spiritual leader of the community. Finally, enter the community plantation and plant together with indigenous people an endemic tree in the region, this will be the mark you leave as a visitor of honor.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes nights 3 & 4 (Coffee Estancia) and 10 & 11 (Guachaca Region) where you will be in shared accommodation.
This trip is a combination of two of our most popular departures. As such the make up of the group and the tour leader may change on day 8.
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