National Geographic Journeys: Colombia Journey (SMENG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, Avg 6.
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit Bogotas colonial churches and futuristic high-rises, Immerse yourself in Armenias coffee culture, Visit the transformed Comuna 13 neighbourhood, Explore the historical highlights of Cartagena
Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a nine-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medellin - a city thats evolved tremendously from its notorious past, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historic Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Bogota||Day 1 Bogota|
Modern Bogota offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis. If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer. Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Colombia (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||Armenia||Day 2 Bogota/Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves in coffee culture by staying two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun, and shade. Additional Notes: The Hacienda is simple, with small rooms and few amenities, it also is common to have hot water shortages. While basic, the stunning location and natural beauty more than makes up for a few minor inconveniences. Included Activities: Hacienda Stay Coffee Farm Visit Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Armenia||Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento including a hike through the Cocora Valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village. Included Activities: Salento and Cocora Valley Excursion Hacienda Stay
|Day 4||Medellin||Day 4 Armenia/Medellin (1B)|
Catch a flight to vibrant Medellin. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival. Transport: Plane (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 5||Medellin||Day 5 Medellin (1B)|
Visit Comuna 13- - a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombias progress in overcoming its notorious past. Meet a local guide and begin the journey upwards with a ride on the city's unique public cable cars and escalator system then enjoy a walk discussing Colombias history and revitalization. Opt to take a historical tour, visit museums, or go shopping in the afternoon. Included Activities: Medellin Community Walk
|Day 6||Medellin||Day 6 Medellin (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to continue exploring Medellin. Opt to visit the nearby town of GuatapE, with its colourful houses and impressive monolith. Or, spend time learning about culture and history at one of the many museums.
|Day 7||Cartagena||Day 7 Medellin/Cartagena (1B)|
Fly to tropical Cartagena. Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city. Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 8||Cartagena||Day 8 Cartagena (1B, 1D)|
Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Get free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches. This afternoon we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by two local dancers, then enjoy an evening cooking class of Caribbean and Colombian specialties at Interno Training Restaurant, a social reintegration project that offers an innovative space for reconciliation between female prisoners and civil populations. Included Activities: Salsa Dance Class Interno Training Restaurant - Cooking Class
|Day 9||Cartagena||Day 9 Cartagena (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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