Colombia is one of the most underrated, inspiring, and transformative countries in the world! This 11-day trip will show you the best this beautiful country has to offer and leave each traveler with stories of Colombian innovation, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. We have partnered with awesome local businesses and guides we personally met during our time living in Colombia to create this trip!

This trip leads you through the incredibly stunning and diverse scenery of Colombia:  Medellin, the city of "Eternal Spring," the world-famous coffee region in the mountains, colorful streets in Cartagena, and even Caribbean islands surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Along the way, you'll find endless street food, valleys filled with the tallest palms on Earth, towering waterfalls, a view of Guatape that's right out of a painting, symbolic street art, and desserts filled with arequipe (your new favorite!).

Join us for the best cup of coffee you've ever had and an unforgettable cultural experience.

 

*Full Trip Itinerary below*

 

 

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  • 11 days | 10 nights in hand-picked accommodations

    • All accommodations have been personally stayed in and chosen by TWC.

  • 10+ complimentary and delicious meals (estimated)

    • Additionally, enjoy complimentary filtered water, tea, coffee, etc. most days. 

  • Transportation between cities 

    • Enjoy private transportation and rest up before arriving in the next city. 

    • The flight from the Coffee Region to Cartagena is included in the package.

  • Airport transfer service

    • You'll have nothing to worry about as you arrive in Medellin and depart Cartagena. 

  • Several fun excursions

    • See the full itinerary below for specific details on included excursions. 

  • A group leader for the duration of the trip

  • Individual TWC Traveler Account and access to a private group Facebook for the trip

    • Each TWC Traveler will be given access to their own account where they will find a trip-specific packing list, options to contact their trip consultants with any questions, a link to a private Facebook group for just the Colombia TWC travelers and trip consultants, and more information. 

  • TWC trip consultants leading up to and during the trip for travel advice and to answer any questions

  • Free Expert Flight Locating

    • We will help you find a great deal. 

              *Note that your international flights to Medellin and from Cartagena are not included.

 

*Full Trip Itinerary below*

Check out @travelworldculture and #travelworldculture on Instagram for more photos of the trip.

LOVED THE VARIETY

"I really enjoyed all of it - the trip definitely exceeded my expectations. The group leaders were ridiculously awesome. The places were SO clean and fun and interesting. The transportation was all really comfortable, and it was definitely nice that it was mostly private. I loved the variety offered in the trip - historical tours to food-based experiences to outdoorsy athletic stuff - really great."

-TWC Traveler, Teagan

DAY 1: FLIGHT

  • Highlights 

    • Arrive in the beautiful Medellin, known as the Eternal Spring for it's perfect mountain weather and mild temperatures!

    • Private transportation from the airport to the accommodation included.

    • Meet your new group of travel buddies over some drinks and snacks. 

  • Recommended Optional Excursions:

    • Parque Arvi

      • Take a gondola up to a nature preserve that looks over the mountainous city​

      • Hike around the many trails and get away from the busy city life

    • Go Salsa Dancing

      • Go enjoy the nightlife at a Salsa dancing club!

      • The accommodation also offers FREE Salsa dancing lessons to those wanting to learn.

    • Hang out at the insane rooftop just upstairs from where you're sleeping!!

      • The world renowned accommodation we are staying in has a rooftop view that will take your breath away!

DAY 2: MEDELLIN

  • Highlights 

    • Enjoy the complimentary walking tour offered in the morning.

      • This walking tour is one of the best in the world and will leave you feeling inspired

      • The tour will teach you about Medellin's past and how it has transformed into a safe and beautiful destination for people worldwide 

    • Pub Crawl Night!

      • Go out on the town with a extremely fun group of people! 

      • The best pub crawl in the city!

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Indulge in the delicious Colombian ​​arepas or some Bandeja Paisa

      • The meals you won't be able to stop eating!​​

    • Visit Plaza Botero

      • Renowned for its unique artwork and architecture 

    • Drink the world-famous Colombian coffee

      • Be prepared to fall in love, even if you're not a coffee drinker

 

DAY 3: GUATAPE

  • Highlights

    • Head our for a day trip to the colorful city of Guatape with the group and enjoy an included tour of the city and the view from the top of El Peñol. 

    • Entrance to climb El Peñol rock included!

      • 700-foot geological phenomenon overlooking beautiful turquoise lakes!​

    • Coffee Break and traditional lunch included!

    • Round-trip transportation through the beautiful Andes mountains included!

DAY 4: MEDELLIN

  • Highlights

    • Free Day!

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Comuna 13 Tour

      • The once notorious ​neighborhood is now filled with graffiti art, dancing, and community that celebrates how far the city has moved forward from their dark past

    • Like museums?

      • Check out the extremely important ​Museo de Antioquia

    • Go Salsa Dancing

      • ​Go enjoy the nightlife at a Salsa dancing club!

      • The accommodation also offers FREE Salsa dancing lessons to those wanting to learn

 

DAY 5: MEDELLIN TO SALENTO

  • Highlights

    • Drive through the beautiful Colombian mountainside to the Coffee Region! 

    • Arrive and get settled into the beautiful accommodation that overlooks the mountains!

    • Go explore everything the picturesque town of Salento has offer: shopping, food, colorful buildings, and more!

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Go get a cheap street food meal! 

      • Food stands are in abundance, and they are delicious!​

    • Hang out at the bar in the hostel.

    • Check out an awesome Colombian pool hall​ and grab a drink with your new friends!!​

 

DAY 6: SALENTO

  • Highlights

    • Wake up to views of beautiful green mountains and enjoy your breakfast.

    • Start off the beautiful coffee region with an included coffee tour!

    • Have a chance to taste and buy the best coffee in the world​
      • Learn how they grow, pick, dry, and roast this famous coffee

      • Enjoy views of beautiful Colombian mountains

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • ​Check out the cities view at the famous Mirador (lookout point)

      • Great place to have a picnic or couple of drinks!​

    • Play Tejo with some locals

      • An old, super fun Colombian game

      • Similar to cornhole, but with exploding targets​​

DAY 7: SALENTO

  • Highlights

    • Head to Los Nevados National Natural Park with the group.

    • Come for the views of the tallest palm trees in the world and stay for endless stunning scenery!

      • Known for the beautiful Valle de Cocora.

      • If you enjoy hiking, you can make a stop at a tea house and hummingbird sanctuary midway through the hike.  Try some Colombian hot chocolate... it's served with a piece of cheese!

DAY 8: SALENTO TO CARTAGENA

  • Highlights 

    • Enjoy the morning with breakfast overlooking the beautiful mountainside!​

    • Take an included flight from the Coffee Region to the famous Colombian Coast

    • Explore the exciting nightlife that Cartagena is famous for.

      • Full of street performers, local bars, clubs, and lively squares! ​You can hang out anywhere from a cafe on the coast to a rooftop bar with stunning views.

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Explore the World Famous Walled City

      • Known for its bright colors, unique history, and Caribbean views

      • You can walk along the walls of the city with ocean views and rich history.

    • ​​Check out Plaza del Trinidad at night!

    • ​​Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
      •  Huge fortress built to protect the Spanish. 

DAY 9: CARTAGENA

  • Highlights:

    •  Free Day!

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Join the group for some island-hopping in the Caribbean!

      • Go for a swim in the turquoise water and layout on the beach and the boat, up to you!

      • You'll be taken to several white-sand beach islands and even to 

      • Enjoy lunch on overwater cabanas in the ocean!

    • Grab some local food!

      • We will recommend all of our favorite local spots!​

    • Explore the World Famous Walled City

      • Known for its bright colors, unique history, and ​Caribbean views

    • ​​​Check out Plaza del Trinidad at night!

    • ​​Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

      •  Huge fortress built to protect the Spanish!

DAY 10: CARTAGENA

  • Highlights

    • Free day around the city!

  • Recommended Optional Excursions

    • Go explore the beautiful Playa Blanca 

      • A beach that will make you never want to leave!

    • Join the group for some island-hopping in the Caribbean!

      • Go for a swim in the turquoise water and layout on the beach and the boat, up to you!

      • You'll be taken to several white-sand beach islands and even to 

      • Enjoy lunch on overwater cabanas in the ocean!

    • Grab some local food 

      • We will recommend all of our favorite local spots!​

    • Explore the World Famous Walled City

      • Known for its bright colors, unique history, and ​Caribbean views

    • ​​​Check out Plaza del Trinidad at night!

    • ​​Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

      •  Huge fortress built to protect the Spanish!

 

DAY 11: FLY HOME

  • Highlights

    • Think back to the once in a lifetime trip you just had!!

    • ​Grab one last coffee or fresh juice with your new best friends!!

    • Enjoy free airport transfers from the accommodation.

 

For more details and to ask questions, click "Ask Questions Here" or email us at travelwithgavin@gmail.com. Find us on Instagram @travelworldculture and check out the hashtag #travelworldculture! 

 

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