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.
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7 nights in accommodations
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
*Note that your international flights to Medellin and from Cartagena are not included.
Arrival in Colombia
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 is included. Check out the stunning mountain and city views from the rooftop.
Meet your new group of travel buddies at a dinner where you can try traditional Colombian dishes.
Join the group for a walking tour of Medellin's city center. 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.
Head out for a private day trip to the colorful city of Guatape. Entrance to climb El Peñol rock and a local guide is included. Take in the views at the top of this 700-foot geological phenomenon overlooking beautiful turquoise lakes!
Next, the group will explore the traditional town of Guatape and enjoy a Venezualan lunch.
Join the group and a local guide for a tour of Comuna 13. This 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.
The rest of the evening is yours! Try salsa dancing or check out one of the city's many museums.
Medellin to Salento
The group will fly to the beautiful Colombian mountainside to the Coffee Region. Arrive and get settled in.
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 and the most stunning cafe in the world.
In the evening, go explore everything the picturesque town of Salento has offer: shopping, food, colorful buildings, and more!
After dinner, join the group to play Tejo, a traditional Colombian game that is similar to cornhole but with exploding targets.
Valle de Cocora
Head to Los Nevados National Natural Park with the group. Our mode of transportation will be colorful jeeps.
Come for the views of the tallest palm trees in the world and stay for endless stunning scenery!
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!
Salento to Cartagena
Enjoy the morning with breakfast overlooking the beautiful mountainside!
Take an included flight from the Coffee Region to the famous Colombian Coast.
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!
Enjoy one last morning on the coast, grab a coffee by the ocean with your new friends, and say goodbye to Colombia.
Professional transportation from the accommodation to the airport in Cartagena is included.
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