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TRIP 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. 

Our trips are very active, and involve a lot of walking, standing, and moving around—sometimes, in very high temperatures, with high humidity, on uneven roads and terrains, in busy cities. While we work to accommodate all travelers, other modes of transportation are not always available, due to infrastructure, making walking the only option. Travelers should be willing and able to walk anywhere up to 4 miles each day, up and down stairs and hills, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. If you have any concerns or questions about the activity level of this trip, have recently had surgery, or have any history of mobility issues, please reach out to us at info@elcamino.travel before booking—we want to insure that everyone on our trips is safe, and will be able to keep up with the active itinerary. 

Note On The Photography Component: We provide a group travel photographer on certain trips so that our travelers focus on being present in the moment and let someone else capture it. They are the 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. 

 

Basic Info

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/champeta dancing, boat rides to private beaches, volcano soaked mud baths,  and indulging in the diverse cuisine of both regions.

Leave your selfie stick at home. Certain trips 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 hosts 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.

 

Accommodations

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 worry, 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, 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, Marriott, or other large corporate and standard hotels. We assure you that your accommodations will be clean, safe, and well-maintained. 

 

2019 Pricing & Payment

With Photographer

The trip is $2300 per person for early sign ups, up until 2 months before the start of the trip. After the 2 month mark, the price increases to $2500 per person. To guarantee your reservation, you can pay your deposit by clicking here. A non-refundable 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 BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more information about our cancellation policy.

Without Photographer

The trip is $2100 per person for early sign ups, up until 2 months before the start of the trip. After the 2 month mark, the price increases to $2300 per person. To guarantee your reservation, you can pay your deposit by clicking hereA non-refundable 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 BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more information about our cancellation policy.

 

2020 Pricing & Payment

With Photographer

The trip is $2900 per person ($3400 for the special edition New Years trip) for early sign ups, up until 2 months before the start of the trip. After the 2 month mark, the price increases to $3100 per person ($3600 for New Years trip). To guarantee your reservation, you can pay your deposit by clicking here. A non-refundable 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 BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more information about our cancellation policy. All 2020 trips include a photographer.

 

What’s included

 

Included 

  • Group Photographer (for trips with a photographer - some in 2019 and all in 2020)

  • 20 Edited images a day of the group + an additional batch of images 3 Weeks after the trip ends (for trips with a photographer)

  • Domestic flight between Cartagena and Medellin

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • 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

Not Included

  • Airfare in and out of the country

  • Mandatory Travel Insurance

  • Incidental Expenses

  • Alcohol except where noted

  • Tips for photographer and local host