medellín itinerary



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: Bring your dancing shoes for a lesson from a local pro in the world renowned style of Colombian salsa. Get your feet moving to an eight beat count while you stay active on vacation in a totally fun and authentic way.

Afternoon: Take a guided tour of the city given by a local host who has lived through its notorious past and is optimistic about its bright future. Continue exploring with a private tour through Comuna 13, Medellin's transformative and creative symbol of change.

Evening: Dinner selection at the restaurant of your choice from our highly curated travel guide. Then, meet up with a local host who will take you to some lively local spots to test out your salsa moves. Sharing some aguardiente (local firewater) with Paisas (the name for locals from Medellin) is optional, but not discouraged. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Experiences Included: Salsa lesson, transformation tour, and night out on the town with local. 



Morning: Head to a hip up-and-coming neighborhood of Medellin (that is off the radar of most tourists) to get a first-hand perspective into Colombia’s most famous export, coffee. Hop between cafés and learn from inventive baristas who are brewing up new ways to enjoy a cup of jo.

Afternoon + Evening: Free time to continue your exploration of Medellin with an enriched perspective and new appreciation. Refer to your El Camino Travel guide to take advantage of the abundance of concept stores in the area that stock beautiful goods from the country’s most creative emerging designers.

Meals Included:  Breakfast

Experiences Included: Coffee immersion experience. 




Morning: Escape the city and head to rural Guatape, outside of Medellin, for an idyllic day in this glistening lake district. 

Afternoon: Take a guided tour through the town’s cobblestone streets while you learn the historical significance of this charming and colorful area.

Evening: Commemorate your time in Medellin at a dinner selection of your choosing from our highly curated Medellin Travel Guide. We highly encourage you to spend your last night in this vibrant and energized city sharpening your new salsa skills at one of the local spots listed in your Travel Guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch 

Experiences Included: Private transport and tour of Guatape with a local host.



Depart: The "city of eternal spring" feeling inspired and emboldened by its complex history and progressive and bright future. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Experiences Included: Private transport to the airport





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 Medellin, 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. 

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. 



Accommodations will be customized according to the travelers preference. The pricing of $1,200 per person includes accommodation for a three star classic hotel that has been vetted by our team. We have additional accommodation suggestions for those that want to be upgraded to four star or who may be traveling in a group and would rather rent a private house for an additional price. Whatever our recommendation may be according to your preference, 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. 

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 our recommendations to be hotels like Hilton, Marriott, or other large corporate and standard hotels.We assure you that your accommodations will be clean, safe, and well-maintained. 


Pricing and Payment

The trip starts at $1,200 per person (minimum of two people), but can change slightly (both increase and decrease) depending on the number in the group and accommodations selected. To get an exact quote please start by filling out this form and someone from our team will get back to you within 24 business hoursA  deposit of $400 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment for private trips are due no later than 60 days prior to departure. 

Payments must be made by credit card or PayPal. Please read our FAQ for more information and our BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit of 40% of the trip cost is required at time of booking to secure your trip. Full payment is required 60 days before departure date.

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:

61+ days prior to departure: 40% of the total trip cost is non-refundable

31 to 60 days prior to departure: 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable

0 to 30 days prior to departure: 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable

We strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking, that includes cancellation coverage so you are protected financially in case anything comes up that prevents you from joining your trip.