Experience South America's best-kept secret.
Colombia is one of those gems of South America that still is often skipped on the tourist trail. Be captivated by Bogota’s colonial-era centre, laze on palm-fringed stretches of Caribbean shoreline and meet the locals that make Colombia one of the world's friendliest countries on this 10-day South American adventure. While Tayrona National Park and the Guachaca region offer gorgeous hiking trails, off-track swimming holes and powdery beaches nestled in lush jungle, eye-catching towns like Barichara are a dream to explore, and adrenaline-fuelled San Gil is just moments away. For an off-track trip in that’s full of rhythm, music, colour and life, Explore Colombia is right up there with the best of them.
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Wander beneath the floral balconies of Cartagena – the World Heritage-listed town combining Caribbean splendour and irresistible old-world charm.
Tayrona National Park is a nature escape that seems to have it all, from perfect beaches and mountain backdrops to wildlife-filled jungle.
Admire the colonial-era architecture of Barichara – this little gem is widely considered Colombia's prettiest town. Get lost on the cobblestone streets or head to nearby San Gil – a hotspot for adventure sports.
Head to a local factory supporting women in work and keeping alive a traditional paper-making method by using the natural fibres of the Andean fique plant.
Stay in the vibrant Chapinero neighbourhood in Bogota, one of the most culturally diverse parts of town.
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 protColombia 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 protection.
The hiking in Tayrona Park (Day 4) is one of the highlights, but it’s important to prepare. Bring footwear you can tackle (possible) mud in, and don’t forget your swimming gear for the beaches along the way.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Explore 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.
Please note that the Single Supplement does not include nights 3 & 4
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