9D8N Colombia Journey (SMENG)

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Luxurious mountains, quaint colonial towns, irresistible coffee—discover Colombia’s abundant charms on this incredible journey. Observe the rebirth of Medellín’s most notorious neighbourhood; wander the cobblestoned streets of Cartagena, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site; and venture into the picturesque coffee growing region of Armenia. Round out your experience alongside local artisans who turn coconuts into handicrafts, and sway to this South American nation’s infectious rhythms of salsa.


When
-Booking period Now - 12 June 2021
-Travel Period 03 Apr - 27 Nov 2021



Day 1:BOGOTÁ

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2:BOGOTÁ/ARMENIA

Catch a flight to Armenia, one of Colombia’s coffee capitals. Head to a small, family-run coffee farm in nearby Montenegro, and meet with a coffee expert to learn about the different stages of coffee production, from bean to cup. Continue on to a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, where we’ll spend two nights.
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3:ARMENIA

Set out on a full-day excursion to Salento, a charming coffee-growing town set amid verdant mountains, and venture to the nearby Cocora Valley for a hike. This breathtaking protected landscape harbours groves of gigantic wax palm, Colombia’s national tree and the tallest type of palm in the world. Later, during an immersive coffee tasting, sip espresso and watch a demonstration of latte art by a local barista. Then enjoy free time to explore Salento, strolling its quaint streets and browsing the local craft stalls.
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 4:ARMENIA/MEDELLÍN

This morning, fly to Medellín. Surrounded by lush hills and fragrant flower farms, this thriving city is currently in the midst of a resurgence. Settle into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place for it. You'll find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine like fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.
Breakfast

Day 5:MEDELLÍN

Alongside a local guide, embark on an eye-opening tour of Comuna 13—formerly one of Colombia’s most dangerous neighbourhoods. Ride on the cable cars and outdoor escalators that span the sprawling hillside, and learn how public transport and art and music programs have transformed the area into a peaceful, vibrant community. Afterward, opt for a historical tour of Medellín, visit some of the city’s museums, or go shopping.
Breakfast

Day 6:MEDELLÍN

Enjoy a free day to continue exploring Medellín. Choose to visit nearby Guatapé, located on the shores of a scenic reservoir. Wander amid the town’s brightly decorated houses, and opt to climb a steep flight of stairs to the summit of El Peñol, a towering monolith that affords breathtaking views of the reservoir’s sparkling waters and lush green isles.
Breakfast

Day 7:MEDELLÍN/CARTAGENA

Catch a flight to the fabled city of Cartagena, perched on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Enjoy a walking tour of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, discovering atmospheric plazas, soaring churches, and important historic landmarks. Later, head to the Oh La La Restaurant for a hands-on cooking class. As we learn to make Caribbean and Colombian specialities, hear how the restaurant amplifies cooking traditions while working with household mothers and small market producers.
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8:CARTAGENA

Go on an excursion to the nearby beach of La Boquilla and visit an arts workshop run by women who transform coconuts into jewellery, crafts, and other art. As we listen to their stories and learn their techniques, try your hand at creating a souvenir out of natural materials. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own to soak up the tropical charm of Cartagena. Opt to visit Cartagena’s Gold Museum, showcasing intricate pre-Colombian ornaments and pottery, or choose to learn the basics of Colombian salsa, known as Cali style, during a private lesson with two local dancers.
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9:CARTAGENA

Depart at any time.
Breakfast

Whats Included

-Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Colombian Coffee Farm Visit, Salento
-Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Medellín Community Walk, Medellín
-Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Coconut Workshop, Cartagena
-Your Foodie Moment: Colombian Coffee Immersion and Tasting, Salento
-Your Foodie Moment: Colombian Caribbean Cooking Experience, Cartagena
-Arrival transfer
-Excursion to Salento and Cocora Valley
-Coffee tasting
-Cartagena city tour
-Internal flights
-All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Whats Excluded

- International flight
- Tipping
- Travel insurance
- Covid-19 Test

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