COLOMBIA: 2017 TOUR DETAILS
Who Is This Trip For?
Our group trip to Colombia is for the traveler who has an adventurous spirit, is looking to squeeze the most out of their time in this fascinating country, and cares about making the world a better place through responsible tourism. The trip is filled with authentic experiences that allow you to be immersed in the varied cultures of Colombia. This traveler is open minded, inherently curious, and enjoys indulging in the moment. This trip is for the traveler who finds joy in stepping outside of their comfort zone, loves trying new things, and is excited to explore a culture completely different from their own. While El Camino Travel provides a high level of customer service, our traveler is someone who is easy-going and amenable to change in the diverse and unpredictable landscape of travel in Latin America.
This trip is also for a solo traveler who would like to make new friends with an interesting group of people and for those who do not want to spend 8+ hours planning a trip of a lifetime.
Our adventurous style of travel is not for everyone. Please read carefully through the itinerary and the above description to ensure that you are booking a trip that fits your comfort level.
Note On The Photography Component: We provide a group photographer so that our travelers can go back to being present in the moment rather than worrying about capturing the moment. They are the travel photographer for the whole group and not a personal photographer to each individual traveler. We provide our travelers with dynamic and candid images throughout the trip so that they can share with their friends and family in real time. While this is an important element that adds to the unique experience of our trips, it is not the focus of our trip. Our travelers are excited about receiving stunning images each morning, but the act of travel and indulging in the moment is what they value most.
Join El Camino Travel on an adventure that explores the Caribbean coastal town of Cartagena and the eternal spring of Medellin. This adventure includes salsa dancing, boat rides to private beaches, volcano soaked mud baths, coffee farms, and indulging in the diverse cuisine of both regions.
Leave your selfie stick at home. All tours include a group photographer who will provide you with 20 dynamic and compelling images of the group on a daily basis, that you can immediately share with your social media.
Host + Group Photographer
We have a roster of well qualified host and creative photographers that we work with. Prior to your trip, you will receive a welcome packet that will inform you on who will be guiding and documenting your adventure.
Because we are obsessed with the details and experience this trip will only include seven SHARED ROOMS. The reasoning for this is complex so we won't bore you with it here (but if you'd like all the details, just send us an email and we'll happily give you the whole spiel.) You can share a room with a friend, lover, platonic lover, someone you met on Tinder, or whoever else, but all rooms must be shared. If you do not have a partner in crime, don't be put off, we welcome solo travelers and our trips are perfectly set up to allow you to make new friends. However, you must be comfortable sharing a room with another traveler in the group of the same gender.
We'll have more details regarding hotels upon purchase of the trip, but we promise we chose these locations because we love them with all our heart and soul and because they pass the El Camino standard of customer service with flying colors.
It's important to note that our accommodations are not luxury or high-end. We seek more boutique and unique accommodations with plenty of charm and character, ones that provide a worthwhile experience. Most importantly,
these places stay true to our ethos of local immersion. Please do not expect the comforts of a Four Seasons, Hilton, Marriot, or other large corporate and standard hotels. We assure you that your accommodations will be clean, safe, and well-maintained. Our travelers tend not to mind seeing a couple bugs outside their door during the course of their stay.
Pricing & Payment
The trip is $2250 per person during early sign up. After early sign up, the price increases to $2450 per person. To guarantee your reservation, you can pay your deposit by clicking here. A 40% deposit is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 25 days prior to departure. Payments must be made by credit card. Please read our FAQ for more information and our BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
- Group Photographer
- 20 Edited images a day of the group + an additional batch of images 3 Weeks after the trip ends
- Domestic flight between Cartagena and Medellin
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Most meals except where noted. This allows us to keep the schedule flexible throughout the trip
- Activities as mentioned above
- Tips for drivers and activity hosts
- Airfare in and out of the country
- Mandatory Travel Insurance
- Incidental Expenses
- Alcohol except where noted
- Tips for photographer and local host