WHAT WE GOT PLANNED FOR YOU in COLOMBIA

full itinerary

 
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DAY 1

Arrive: Touch down in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia’s historic coastal city located along the Caribbean Sea.

Evening: We’ll kick things off with a bang at a hip, rooftop rum bar. Get to know your fellow travelers over a mixology class before heading to one of the best meals in the city at an unorthodox and surprising location. Indulge in your first taste of Cartagena while contributing to a more socially equitable economy. 

Meals included: Dinner

 
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DAY 2

Morning: We’ll be up bright and early to beat the tourists to this memorable activity. We’ll travel outside of the city to descend into a volcanic mud bath that contributes to the micro-economy of a rural community. The mud found inside this tiny volcano (the smallest in the country!) is accessible by a short staircase and is known for its healing properties. Once finished, take a dip in the nearby lagoon to wash it all off.

Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at our favorite hidden gem run by a wonderful local family. We’ll feast on the best of this coastal region’s distinct style of cuisine.

Evening: A local duo of professional dancers will teach us to dance in the traditional Colombian styles of champeta and salsa . With your new moves in tow, head out on the town to visit some of the best local spots, far from the tourist circuit, to experience firsthand the sabrosura of Colombia.

Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch

 
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DAY 3

Morning: If your vacation dreams include visiting a remote Caribbean island and soaking in crystal clear blue waters, then you are in luck. Hop aboard a speed boat and embark upon one of our favorite islands just outside of Cartagena. We love this spot for its turquoise waters and because it remains mostly untouched, providing that far-off feeling you crave. Bask in the warm waters, drink in hand, and embrace this care-free day in the sun.

Afternoon: Spend a relaxing day a la playa  and enjoy this little slice of paradise however your heart desires. This dreamy day includes a beach-front lunch featuring the freshest lobster on this side of the equator amongst a spread of other regional favorites.

Evening: The night is yours to explore this charming city. This just may be the perfect night for sipping Aguilas, late night convos with your new travel buddies and practicing those dance moves!

Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch

 
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DAY 4

Morning: We’ll leave the city to visit a little fishing town with a strong Afro-Caribbean influence. We will lean about a local initiative started by the musicians of this town to work together to teach the younger members of the community how to play traditional instruments. Today, they’re going to teach us as well. After class, we’ll have some time to explore the neighborhood learn more about the rich culture of the region.

Afternoon: Grab your walking shoes and a big appetite for this next activity: we’ll get a “taste” for the city during a guided, street-food experience featuring the varied flavors of Colombian mecatos (snacks).

Evening: Spend the evening wandering Cartagena’s cobblestone streets and savoring your last night in this colorful city. Refer to your Travel Guide for our favorite highly curated recommendations for shopping, dining, coffee and more.

Meals included: Breakfast + Snacks from street food tour

 
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DAY 5

Morning: Adios Cartagena, Hola Medellín! It’s a quick flight from Cartagena to Medellin—the city of eternal spring. Discover a completely different side of Colombia’s culture and landscape in this flourishing city. (Flight fare included in trip cost)

Evening: Take the rest of the day to get familiar with your new stomping grounds. Refer to your Travel Guide for our highly curated selection of places to dine, shop, and drink that best represent the innovations in design, technology and infrastructure that are happening throughout the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

 
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DAY 6

Morning: Get ready for a day which celebrates this lush urban oasis and all it has overcome. We’ll take an immersive tour through Medellin using the city’s world-renowned public transportation system. 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

 

 
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DAY 7

Morning: Travel just outside the city to a stunning private lake house. Nestled within the mountains of the nearby lake district of Guatape, we’ll enjoy a full day of serious R+R featuring some jaw-dropping views. Sip on some cocktails under the sun or choose from a myriad of different water-based activities such as swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking.

Afternoon: Indulge in a traditional Colombian asado (BBQ) for lunch before returning to Medellín. Take in the stunning landscape as we drift through the sprawling lake.

Evening: Back in the city, you’ll have a free evening ahead to discover this incredible destination. This is the perfect night to explore the local salsa dance scene with your travel crew. When in Colombia… dance!

Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch

 
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DAY 8

Morning: This morning we’ll learn all about one of Colombia’s most notable exports: coffee. We’ll take a tour around the plantation and explore the rolling hills before sampling some of the world’s best coffee and learning best practices to bear in mind while preparing your own brew back home. 

Afternoon: Spend your last afternoon as you choose. Refer to your Travel Guide to scout out the various concept stores that stock beautiful goods from the country’s most creative up and coming designers. We will share our favorites with you. 

Evening:  Close out your experience with new friends over a special celebratory meal at one of Medellín’s most renowned culinary hotspots.

Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

 
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DAY 9

Depart: From Medellín 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