MEDELLIN: 5 DAY TRIP
$1000 PER TRAVELER (NO PHOTOGRAPHER)
What to do in Medellín? We got your back boo. We figured out the best of the best so you could just focus on the journey with your new crew of travel buds. This is the exact immersive travel experience we would want if we were traveling to Medellín for the first time.
MORNING: Arrive to José María Córdova International Airport where you will be met by a private driver that will transport your crew to your accommodations in the heart of Medellin.
AFTERNOON + EVENING: Take the rest of your day to explore this booming city at your own pace. Refer to your El Camino Travel Guide for our highly curated selection of places to dine, shop, and drink that best represent the jaw dropping design boom that is happening throughout the city.
MEALS INCLUDED: None
EXPERIENCES INCLUDED: Private transport from the airport.
MORNING: Take an immersive tour through Medellin using the city’s world-renowned public transportation system and see first hand how policy rooted in social urbanism has helped Medellin move past its notorious reputation.
AFTERNOON: Head to the vibrant neighborhood of Comuna 13 where community leaders will share how art and other locally led initiatives have been used to revitalize its streets and heal its once dark past.
EVENING: Free night to wander Medellin armed with your newfound understanding of this resilient and creative city. Refer to your Travel Guide for our favorite places to experience the intrepid culinary scene of the city.
Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch
MORNING: Travel to a stunning private lake house nestled within the mountains of the nearby lake district of Guatape for a full day of serious R+R. Enjoy a few cocktails under the sun or choose from activities such as swimming, paddle boarding, and/or kayaking.
AFTERNOON: Indulge in a traditional Colombian asado (BBQ). Then take in the stunning landscape by boat as you drift through the sprawling lake.
EVENING: Return back to Medellin for a free evening on the town. This is the perfect night to explore the local salsa dance scene with your travel crew. When in Colombia … dance!
Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch
MORNING: Spend the morning with a talented local creative who will take you to their favorite watering holes and hidden gems in emerging neighborhoods of Medellín far from the more tourist friendly Poblado.
AFTERNOON: Spend your last afternoon as you choose. Refer to your Travel Guide to scout out the concept stores that stock beautiful goods from the country’s most creative up and coming designers.
EVENING: Close out your experience with new friends over a special celebratory meal at one of Medellin’s most renowned culinary hotspots.
Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
DEPART: From Medellin International Airport at any time. Return home inspired by the electric energy and passion of Colombian culture and a whole new crew of travel friends to meet up with for more adventures around the world!
Meals included: Breakfast
SMALL GROUP TOUR DETAILS
Who Is This Trip For?
This trip is for the traveler who has an adventurous spirit, is looking to squeeze the most out of their time in Colombia, and cares about making the world a better place through responsible tourism. The trip is filled with 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 does not want to travel solo, but instead with an interesting group of people and for those who do not want to spend 10+ hours planning a trip of a lifetime.
Our adventurous style of group 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.
Medellin is much easier to get to than you may think. This trip is for the traveler that is looking for a long weekend filled with all the design and aesthetic inspo you could ever ask for, profound life lessons on overcoming adversity in the face of momentous challenges, and raucous filled nights.
We have a roster of well qualified hosts that we work with. Prior to your trip, you will receive a welcome packet that will inform you on who will be guiding 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 $1000 per person during early sign up. After early sign up, the price increases to $1200 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.
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
Alcohol except where noted
Tips for local host