On this tour you’ll discover treasures of the northern South American country on an eight-day adventure that begins in colonial and coastal Cartagena, with its iconic mighty fortress, colourful Old Town and Caribbean vibe. Then you fly to Medellin to enjoy a cable-car ride over the city and tour of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Learn everything you could ever want to know about coffee in a local plantation. Spend the night in a hacienda and explore the Cocoa Valley by jeep and on hiking trails. End your trip in Colombia’s bustling, cosmopolitan, emerging capital of Bogota.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrival transfer from Cartagena airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore colonial Cartagena before our welcome meeting.

Days 2-3: Departing Cartagena, fly to Medellín, where you have the chance to explore the second largest city in Colombia. Famous for its pleasant weather, it earns the nickname “the City of Eternal Spring”. Here you can enjoy an orientation tour using local transport including metro and cable-car. Visit The Metropolitan Cathedral in Boliva Park.

Day 4: Visit a coffee plantation and spend the night in a Hacienda. Learn all about the coffee making process on a coffee tour. See the roasting process and flavour experimentation, take a walk through the plantation, and visit the wet mill where packaging takes place.

Days 5-6: Next stop is Salento, a coffee addicts heaven. Visit the Cocora Valley by jeep where Colombia’s national symbol is grown, the wax palms. In the beautiful valley you can hike through the hills and enjoy the sights. In the evenings, make sure you try the regions speciality, trucha a fish normally served with rice but cooked many different ways.

Days 7-8: Flying into Bogota, the capital and the largest city in Colombia. Stay in the Candelaria district, within walking distance of many of the main sights including the main square – Plaza Bolívar, the Cathedral and Simon Bolívar’s house. You can also consider extending your stay to have more time to explore the sights.

Booking Info

On The Go Tours

Phone: 866.890.7038

Length/Departs: 8 days / your-round

Accommodation: Hotel, hacienda, plantation

Price: $1,495

Difficulty:Easy

To learn more about this trip or to book it now, click here.

Photo by Pedro Szekely/Flickr Creative Commons

This trip is part of our 2017 Global Travel Guide, 81 trips hand-picked by the editors at Outpost. You can buy the issue here

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