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10-Day Colombia Cultural Experience

From $3,175 p.p.

Tour Summary

Get the ultimate Colombia cultural experience! From the bustling streets of Bogotá to the serene landscapes of the Coffee Region, and the historic walls of Cartagena, this tour offers a deep dive into the diverse cultures, vibrant traditions, and incredible natural beauty that define Colombia. Experience the warmth of its people, the depth of its history, and the richness of its cuisine. Each day presents a new adventure, whether exploring ancient architectural wonders, engaging with local artisans, or relaxing in the crystal-clear waters of the Rosario Islands. Join us on this remarkable journey and discover the cultural treasures of Colombia, where every moment is an opportunity to connect with the country’s spirited people.

Highlights

  • checkPasto's Architectural GemsDiscover the colonial charm in Republican architecture and unique cultural practices, including the art of mopa-mopa varnishing.
  • checkGuatapé and El PeñolAscend the magnificent Rock of Guatapé for wonderful panoramic views and wander through one of the world's most colorful towns.
  • checkPaloquemao Market Culinary ExplorationDelight in the diverse flavors of Colombia with a visit to this bustling market in Bogotá, where the country's rich agricultural bounty is on full display.
  • checkLa Cocha Lagoon's Natural SplendorEnjoy the tranquility at this volcanic crater lake and visit La Corota Island, the smallest national park in Colombia.
  • checkRosario IslandsSwim in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish on the island, and take in the serene beauty of this protected marine area.

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.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:El Coco Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 2 Paloquemao Farmers Market
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Paloquemao Market

    Explore Colombia’s culinary diversity at Paloquemao Market. Stroll through the market’s colorful aisles, including the fragrant floral section, showcasing Colombia’s role as a leading flower exporter. The visit culminates with a private coffee tasting, celebrating local farmers’ dedication to their craft. For non-coffee drinkers, a delightful alternative awaits. Connect with the heart of Colombia through its diverse flavors and stories!

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Tasting.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:El Coco Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 3 Pasto
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Pasto Main Square

    Bid farewell to Bogotá as you take your private transfer to El Dorado Airport in the company of an English-speaking guide. Upon arrival in Pasto, known as the “Surprise City” of Colombia, another private transport will welcome you at the airport for a comfortable ride to your hotel.

    A tour of the city’s downtown area exhibits stunning examples of Republican architecture, colonial-era imagery, and exquisite woodcarvings. Visit the artistic main square of Nariño, the carnival museum, and the traditional mopa-mopa varnish workshops. Make artisanal paila ice cream and delve into the rich coffee culture that Colombia is famous for with a coffee cupping session.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Tasting. Crafting.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel V1501 or similar.
  • DAY 4 Las Lajas Shrine
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Las Lajas Chucrch

    After breakfast, a scenic drive from Pasto to Ipiales offers insights into Nariño’s rich history, culture, and geography. Take the opportunity to admire local handicrafts en route to the shrine. The captivating Las Lajas Sanctuary is a Gothic basilica church celebrated as one of Colombia’s architectural and spiritual marvels, perched within the stunning Guáitara River canyon.

    Visit the on-site museum before boarding a cable car ride for awe-inspiring panoramic views of the canyon. The adventure continues toward Ecuador, including a visit to the Tulcán cemetery, known for its extraordinary topiary art. The day wraps up with a stroll through the local market, allowing for a deeper connection with the region’s culture before returning to Pasto.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Tasting.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel V1501 or similar.
  • DAY 5 La Cocha Lagoon
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cocha Lagoon

    The enchanting La Cocha Lagoon is a serene volcanic crater lake that cradles La Corota Island on the way to Putumayo. Stroll through picturesque lanes lined with Swiss-influenced houses, visit a rustic country house nestled within a self-sustaining community reservation, and enjoy an organic snack prepared by locals. Next, sail to La Corota, the nation’s smallest national park. Delve into the rich ecosystems through enchanting local myths about the island’s origins, leaving you with magical memories to share and treasure.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Crafting.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel V1501 or similar.
  • DAY 6 Guatapé and El Peñol
    Rebecca Adventure Travel El Peñol

    Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Pasto before transferring to Antonio Nariño Airport. Welcome to Medellín! Your guide will transfer you from José María Córdova International Airport to your hotel.

    The iconic Rock of Guatapé is a massive granitic monolith whose summit offers 360-degree views of the Peñol Reservoir. The vibrant village of Guatapé is celebrated for its colorful streets and traditional houses, adorned with bas-relief frescoes. Enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch, followed by a relaxing boat ride on the lake.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Patio del Mundo Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 7 Medellín
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Transfer in

    Experience Medellín’s transformation on a full-day tour, starting with the Manrique district and its striking Constellations mural, the largest in the city. Next, visit Plaza Botero to admire Fernando Botero’s 23 bronze sculptures in Berrio Park.

    Dive into the heart of social change with Las Berracas de la 13, a project where women impacted by conflict empower themselves and others through culinary arts. Enjoy their traditional cooking demonstration followed by a lunch that’s as meaningful as it is delicious. Explore the Distrito 13‘s (13th District) social changes via graffiti artbreakdance, and local culture. End the day with coffee at Pergamino and discover El Poblado‘s vibrant nightlife and cuisine.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Patio del Mundo Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 8 Cartagena
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer out Cartagena

    Transfer to José María Córdova International Airport for your flight. Welcome to Cartagena! Upon arrival, a private driver will greet you for a direct transfer to your hotel. This short drive will introduce you to the vibrant streets and warm atmosphere of this historic city, setting the stage for the next chapter of your Colombian adventure.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Alfiz Hotel Boutique or similar.
  • Day 9 Rosario Islands
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Rosario Island

    From your hotel in Cartagena, embark on a boat journey to the Rosario Islands, Colombia’s only predominantly underwater park. Known for its crystal-clear Caribbean waters, vibrant coral reefs, and well-preserved ecosystems, this is an idyllic destination.

    Spend the day leisurely exploring the islands, where every moment invites relaxation and discovery. A highlight of your visit will be a delightful lunch featuring freshly caught fish, prepared by local chefs, offering a taste of the region’s culinary richness. Spend your day at leisure on one of the islands, then enjoy a delectable lunch. Featuring freshly prepared local fish, it offers a taste of the region’s culinary richness.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Swimming.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Alfiz Hotel Boutique or similar.
  • DAY 10 Cartagena
    Rebecca Adventure Travel CArtagena -Colombia

    On the final day of your Colombia Cultural tour, savor your last moments in Cartagena with breakfast at your hotel. When it’s time, you’ll be transferred from your hotel to Cartagena Airport for your international departure. We hope you carry home not just souvenirs, but also memories that will last a lifetime from your journey through Colombia’s cultural treasures.

    • ActivityActivity:Departure.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Alfiz Hotel Boutique or similar.

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10 Day Colombia Cultural Experience Map

10 Day Colombia Cultural Experience Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 or more guests $ 3,480 p.p.
4 or more guests $ 3,175 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • 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 tour 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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