Colombia Express

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Dates: November 2 - 11, 2018

Price: $399 | 10 Days | Bogota to Cartagena

Trip Code: SMCQ

Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the world? The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isn’t enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again – we’ve made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.

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Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

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Highlights from Colombia Express

Experience the unique culture of Colombia, drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains, people watch from a café in Medellín, soak up the sun in Cartagena.

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Bogota 

Arrive at any time.

  • Complimentary arrival transfer included on this FAM
  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM
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Day 3 - Bogota/Armenia

Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Armenia

Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Coffee Farm Tour

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5 - Armenia/Salento

Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento town. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 6 - Salento/Medellin

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Medellin

Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Medellin

Enjoy another free day, opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or, ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 9 - Medellin/Cartagena

Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Cartagena

Depart at any time.

  • Complimentary departure transfer included on this FAM

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Hands-On: Coffee Farm Tour, Calarcá
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Pre-night hotel
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • Cartagena orientation walk
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts), hacienda (2 nts).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, private van, public bus, 4x4, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.