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AUTHENTIC COLOMBIA

Explore creative cities, road-trip across the Andes and try the explosive local sport of tejo.
Starts AtBogota
Ends AtMedellin
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtBogota
Ends AtMedellin
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Marvel at some of the most majestic landscapes in South America on this eight-day journey across the Colombian Andes. Starting in Bogota – the fourth-highest capital in the world – you’ll learn about the past, present and future of the country before embarking on an epic road trip. Go river rafting on the Río Negro, hike in the Cocora Valley and sample world-renowned coffee in the Zona Cafetera as you traverse awe-inspiring mountains en route to Medellín. Once labelled the most dangerous city in the world, it has undergone a radical transformation and is now one of the trendiest destinations in Colombia – the perfect place to finish your adventure. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

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Traditional architecture in colonial style in a street of Candelaria district, a historical area of Bogota, Colombia.
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Man collecting Colombian coffee beans at a farm - harvesting the crop concepts
Cocora Valley

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Explore cosmopolitan Bogota
  • 2
    Go river rafting down the Río Negro
  • 3
    Taste the best coffee in the world in the Zona Cafetera
  • 4
    Hike in the picturesque Cocora Valley
  • 5
    Try the Colombian sport of tejo
  • 6
    Stroll through a Medellín neighborhood once influenced by Pablo Escobar
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Three nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • Two nights mountain resort accommodation
  • Two nights modern hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Seven breakfasts, five lunches, five dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Bogota history walking tour
  • La Concordia market visit
  • Bogota graffiti tour
  • Coffee stop
  • Río Negro river rafting
  • Honda walking tour
  • El Río Museum
  • Cocora Valley hike
  • Coffee farm tour
  • Tejo game
  • Folkloric show
  • Orchid and bird farm visit
  • Medellín walking tour

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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        Accommodation

        Hotel B3 Virrey (or similar)

        In the leafy Chico district of Bogota, this modern, stylish hotel provides a convenient base from which to explore the most popular landmarks in the city. Stop by the artisan hotel restaurant, Cuatro, for Colombian tapas and a margarita.

        Hotel Boutique San Rafael (or similar)

        This elegant boutique hotel offers clean, spacious rooms with a Mediterranean feel. Make the most of the outdoor pool, hot tub and private garden.

        Bio Habitat Hotel (or similar)

        You’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience at this serene mountain retreat, thanks to the spectacular views of the Quindio coffee plantations. Treat yourself at the wellness spa or unwind by the pool, enjoying the peaceful natural surroundings.

        La Campana Hotel Boutique (or similar)

        Expect cozy, tastefully decorated rooms and a tranquil garden area in this homey urban hideaway – an oasis of calm within easy walking distance of many bars and restaurants in the El Poblado district of Medellín.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com