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16-Day Colombia Family Tour

16 Days
Colombia
From $3,795 p.p.

Tour Summary

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Colombia Family Tour, a trip designed to immerse families in the rich tapestry of Colombia’s culture, history, and natural beauty. From the vibrant streets of Bogotá to the serene beaches of Punta Faro, this tour offers a perfect blend of educational experiences, adventure, and relaxation.

Explore ancient ruins, engage in interactive workshops, and delight in the country’s culinary treasures, all while making lasting memories together. Whether it’s wandering through the historic centers, partaking in traditions, or unwinding on pristine beaches, this family tour invites you to discover the heart and soul of Colombia in a way that’s engaging for all ages.

Highlights

  • checkCoffee Farm VisitAn immersive experience into the world of coffee, from bean to cup, at a traditional coffee plantation.
  • checkDrum Workshop in La BoquillaConnect with the Afro-Colombian heritage through a drumming session.
  • checkBogotáA comprehensive exploration of Colombia's capital, highlighting the Gold Museum and the historic La Candelaria district.
  • checkDance LessonsDiscover the rhythm of Colombia with dance lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Vallenato, and Champeta.
  • checkPirate City TourA family-friendly adventure through Cartagena’s pirate history, including a treasure hunt.
  • checkPunta Faro and Múcura IslandEnjoy the serene beaches of Punta Faro, with options for tennis, volleyball, and various water sports.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Bogotá
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bogota Colombia

    Welcome to Colombia! Your airport pick-up is followed by a transfer to your hotel in the historic center of the Andean capital. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to start discovering the atmosphere of Bogotá.

    Transfer time: 30 min

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival. Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Casa Deco or similar. Luxury: Casa Legado or similar.
  • DAY 2 Ciclovía Bike Tour Bogotá
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Colombia Biking Tour

    If you’re eager to explore actively, we’ll provide you with a bike and a helmet. This tour takes you through significant locations in the historic center of La Candelaria, including Plaza Bolívar, known for its churches and government buildings. Additionally, you’ll venture into various neighborhoods, passing by the National Museum and admiring the architecture of the English neighborhood and Teusaquillo.

    Moreover, you’ll encounter some of the city’s best graffiti street art, visit a coffee roasting factory, and sample typical fruits at a local market. This is also an opportune time to visit the handicraft market in Usaquén.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Biking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Casa Deco or similar. Luxury: Casa Legado or similar.
  • DAY 3 Guatavita Lake
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Guatavita Lake

    Guatavita Lake, a mountain lake situated at an altitude of about 3,000 m.a.s.l, is located approximately 1.5-2 hours north of Bogotá. It is famously linked to the El Dorado legend, having been a site where many gold pieces, coins, and emeralds were discovered in the past. This crater-shaped lake was among the most sacred lakes for the indigenous Muisca communities.

    If you’re interested in deepening your understanding of Muisca cultures and customs, you can arrange a visit to one of the indigenous communities around Sesquilé. This offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with the rich heritage and traditions of the area.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Casa Deco or similar. Luxury: Casa Legado or similar.
  • DAY 4 Transfer out Bogota - Yopal - San Luis Reserve
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Luis Reserve - Yopal

    Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel and transfer to the Bogotá airport for your next flight. Upon arrival at Yopal Airport, a transfer takes you to the San Luis Nature Reserves. We’ll start our wildlife safari on the way to your lodging, keeping an eye out for the diverse species that inhabit the region.

    In the afternoon, we’ll explore the savannah and forest edges on foot or by jeep. This exploration will introduce you to the Llanos’ (plains) diverse wildlife and ecosystems and provide grounding experiences. Your search will span from small critters to large felines, offering a profound connection with nature

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hato Montana Natural Reserve or similar.
  • DAY 5 4x4 Jeep Safari
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Safari Tour

    After breakfast, embark on a classic 4WD safari across part of the nature reserve. You’ll see hundreds of capybaras, deer, spectacled caimans, tortoises, and an array of interesting birdlife. Lunch will be enjoyed at the farm’s main house, followed by a restful period in a hammock to take in the scenery.

    In the late afternoon, you continue your photo safari in a different area of the reserve to enjoy the atmospheric golden hour, leading to one of the mesmerizing prairie sunsets. The day concludes with a nocturnal drive back to the lodge to uncover nighttime species such as maikongs, anteaters, and night hawks.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Jeep.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hato Montana Natural Reserve or similar.
  • DAY 6 Horseback Ride or Walk
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Horseback Riding - Yopal

    Start your day as the sun rises with a choice between going on a wildlife-watching walk or participating in a milking session. After breakfast, we saddle up for a horseback ride through the savannas and wetlands, vigilantly searching for wildlife.

    This excursion is tailored to your ability and interest and can last up to 4 hours. Alternative walks along the forest edges and waterholes are available for those who prefer not to ride, offering equally enriching opportunities to connect with the natural surroundings.

    • ActivityActivity:Horseback riding.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Horse.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hato Montana Natural Reserve or similar.
  • DAY 7 Transfer In Armenia - Salento
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Salento - Colombia

    An English-speaking guide will accompany you on your transfer to Yopal Airport to catch your flight to your next destination. Upon arrival in Armenia, a private transfer will take you to Salento in the company of another English-speaking guide. This seamless transition offers a comfortable and informative journey, ensuring you’re well-prepared and excited for the next leg of your adventure.

     

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Salento Real Hotel or similar Luxury: Terasu Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 8 Cocora Valley & Salento Tour
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cocora Valley

    Often referred to as the “father of municipalities“, Salento is the oldest one in the Quindío department. Its artistically decorated colorful colonial houses boast charming traditional architecture. Your exploration begins here and is followed by a scenic hike in the renowned Cocora Valley, home to wax palms, Colombia’s national tree, which can reach heights of up to (70 m).

    After a delicious lunch, join traditional games like Tejo or Sapo as you enjoy a Colombian Pola (beer). Enrich your experience with your choice of additional activities: an extended hike in the valley, a horseback ride with a picnic, or a visit to the colonial village of Filandia, a traditional coffee farm, or an avocado plantation.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Salento Real Hotel or similar Luxury: Terasu Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 9 Hacienda Venecia - Artisan Chocolate Workshop
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chocoloate Workshop

    A Spanish-speaking driver will transfer you to Hacienda Venecia for an immersive chocolate-making workshop. Discover the origins of chocolate as you explore the Hacienda’s cacao trees and taste the fresh bean directly from the fruit.

    This workshop gives you the chance to roast and grind cocoa beans, uncovering the entire process, filled with enticing aromas, vivid colors, and rich flavors. The highlight is creating a personalized homemade chocolate treat. Relish the chocolate bar you crafted and take it home as a cherished souvenir of your artisanal experience.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Venecia or similar. Standard: Coffee Lodge. Luxury: Main House.
  • DAY 10 Pereira - Cartagena
    Rebecca Adventure Travel CArtagena -Colombia

    Your journey continues with a scenic private ride from Salento to Pereira. Your private driver will warmly greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Cartagena. The transition from the lush landscapes of Salento to the historic charm of one of Colombia’s most iconic cities marks the beginning of another exciting chapter in your Colombian adventure.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Tres Banderas or similar. Luxury: Charleston Santa Teresa or similar.
  • DAY 11 Cultural Immersion in La Boquilla
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Drum Workshop

    Experience traditional fishing techniques with locals, navigating the Ciénaga de Juan Polo and Ciénaga de la Virgen lagoons. Dive into Afro-Colombian culture with a drum workshop in La Boquilla, learning Cumbia, Mapalé, and Champeta rhythms with Kilele Son

    End the day with a soccer match on the beach, celebrating the universal language of soccer and community spirit. These activities offer a deep dive into the local traditions, fostering a unique cultural exchange and a profound understanding of La Boquilla’s vibrant lifestyle.

    • ActivityActivity:Immersing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Tres Banderas or similar. Luxury: Charleston Santa Teresa or similar.
  • DAY 12 Adventure and Culinary Discovery in Cartagena
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Dance Class in Cartagena

    Embark on a family-friendly Pirate City Tour in Cartagena’s historic center, diving into pirate tales and treasure hunts with a real pirate guide, and exploring significant sites. Follow this with the Encanto Foodies Tour, a culinary adventure tasting local delicacies like arepitas and empanadas, engaging playfully with Colombia’s food culture.

    Tonight, dive into Cartagena’s vibrant culture with a visit to a local family on the city outskirts, where you’ll enjoy dinner and champeta music. Feel at home and maybe even dance with your hosts! The excitement continues with “Salsa hopping” through neighborhood clubs, where instructors will teach you moves from Cumbia to Reggaeton, and the signature Champeta. Your night of dance and discovery ends at a popular salsa spot in the historical center, where you can dance the night away.

    • ActivityActivity:Culinary. Exploring. Dancing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Standard: Hotel Tres Banderas or similar. Luxury: Charleston Santa Teresa or similar.
  • DAY 13 Transfer Cartagena - Punta Faro
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Hotel Punta Faro

    Today’s journey begins with a boat ride leading you to a serene paradise, ideal for the final days of your holiday. At Punta Faro, you’re invited to either indulge in relaxation or partake in various water-based activities. Choose between snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, or simply disconnect from the hustle and relax at the pristine beach.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Punta Faro, Isla Múcura or similar.
  • DAY 14 Leisure and Exploration at Punta Faro
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isla Mucara

    Today is dedicated to personal leisure and exploration in the tranquil surroundings of Punta Faro on Múcura Island. This is an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Caribbean lifestyle, whether you prefer to relax on the pristine beach, engage in water sports like snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding, or stay active on land with tennis and volleyball. The day is yours to enjoy at your own pace, offering a blend of relaxation and adventure in a picturesque setting.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Punta Faro, Isla Múcura or similar.
  • DAY 15 Serene Conclusion at Punta Faro
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isla Mucara Beach

    As your holiday nears its end, today continues to provide a serene backdrop for relaxation and personal time. Continue to explore the beauty of Punta Faro, take advantage of the island’s recreational activities, or simply unwind by the sea. This final full day on Múcura Island allows for a peaceful conclusion to your journey, ensuring you return home with a collection of memorable experiences and a renewed sense of tranquility.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Punta Faro, Isla Múcura or similar.
  • DAY 16 Transfer out Punta Faro - Cartagena Airport
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer out Cartagena

    Now the moment has come to say goodbye to this beautiful country. After a shared boat transfer from Las Islas departing at noon, our driver and guide will pick you up at the port and transfer you to the airport.

    • ActivityActivity:Departure.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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16 Day Colombia Family Tour Map

16 Day Colombia Family Tour Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
4 or more guests (Tourist Superior Accommodation)$ 3,795 p.p.
4 or more guests (Luxury Accommodation)$ 4,775 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation.
  • Tour Guide Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International and local flights (possible to include upon request when the exact travel dates are confirmed).
    + Food and drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Alcoholic drinks.
    + Personal travel and health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for guides, drivers, etc.

Additional information

  • Rates for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Please note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • Rates are for standard accommodation. For luxury upgrades, please contact us.
  • Tap water in Colombia might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • The hotels we’ve listed in the itinerary are our top picks. If the hotel we mentioned isn’t available, we’ll book you into another of the same level.
  • Anti-malaria treatment: Recommended for extended stays in these areas.
    Zika: Pregnant women should pay extra attention and consult their doctor.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (a jacket is a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.

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  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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