Classic Colombia

Classic Colombia

Overview

FROM $3,500*  9 DAYS COLOMBIA

Experience Colombia’s diversity as you explore the metropolitan capital of Bogota, discover the vibrant music and Caribbean costeño culture of historic Cartagena, and marvel at the coffee region’s lush landscapes and sweeping mountain views.

BOGOTA 2 NIGHTs

A bustling city set against the Andes, Bogota is the center of it all and the heartbeat of the country. 

COFFEE REGION 3 NIGHTs

An area defined by a rich history of coffee farming, green lush rolling hills spotted with colorful haciendas, and kind welcoming people.

CARTAGENA 3 NIGHTs

A lively and vibrant city on the Caribbean coast known for its old walled city, colonial architecture, and champeta music.

*Price approximation reflecting seasonality and room category. All Knowmad trips are custom and quoted individually. 

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Itinerary

KEY B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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DAY 1 USA – BOGOTA

After your international flight, you’ll arrive in Bogota to start your adventure effortlessly in Colombia. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the centrally located Rosales neighborhood. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in the energetic capital.

  • Artisan D.C. Hotel

DAY 2 BOGOTA

Today you and your guide will explore Bogota, the city that is at the center of the country’s growth and progress. Enjoy breathtaking views as you take a cable car to the city’s highest point, Monserrate. Then, wander through the colorful cobblestone streets of the Candelaria neighborhood, and learn about the history and legends of indigenous gold at the Gold Museum.

  • B – Artisan D.C. Hotel

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DAY 3 BOGOTA – ARMENIA – COFFEE REGION

Take a morning flight from Bogota to Armenia and meet your local, private guide upon arrival. Make your way through the beautiful coffee region to Hacienda Bambusa. Learn about the hacienda, which is a working cacao farm, on your guided walk this afternoon. Take in the diverse flora and fauna, lush landscapes, and sounds of hummingbirds, as you settle in.

  • B, D – Hacienda Bambusa

DAY 4 PIJAO

Immerse yourself in the culture of coffee farming, as your local guide and coffee expert, takes you on a day’s exploration of the nearly undiscovered town, Pijao. Learn about Colombian coffee from start to finish by visiting a local coffee farm, a coffee cooperative, and experiencing different aspects of how the coffee industry has shaped rural towns like Pijao.

  • B, L, D – Hacienda Bambusa

DAY 5 COCORA VALLEY

Head out for a full day’s exploration of the Cocora Valley. Hike through this misty valley, making your way to the top for a beautiful mountain view sprinkled with the world’s tallest palm trees, some measuring up to 200 feet high. Pass through the quaint town of Salento and enjoy an authentically Colombian lunch before heading back to your accommodations.

If you’d like more time at leisure instead, enjoy a half day horseback riding excursion at Hacienda Bambusa.

  • B, L, D – Hacienda Bambusa

Birdwatching Colombia

DAY 6 COFFEE REGION – PEREIRA – CARTAGENA

Enjoy a morning at leisure at Hacienda Bambusa. Perhaps take a hike through the nearby bamboo forest, have a relaxing morning in your hammock, or sunbathe by the pool. Later, you’ll head to Pereira to catch your onward flight to Cartagena, one of the most important cities on the Caribbean coast.

  • B – Hotel Tcherrassi

DAY 7 CARTAGENA

Explore the beautiful historic center of Cartagena, the walled city. These walls protected Cartagena from pirates and invasions for hundreds of years, and are now a UNESCO site filled with charming colonial architecture and lively plazas, all with the backdrop of the sparkling carribean sea. In the afternoon, indulge yourself with a rum tasting, where a professional costeño bartender will teach you about the history of rum and different Colombian varieties.

To add even more cultural immersion today, add a private salsa lesson tonight.

  • B – Hotel Tcherrassi

Cartegena Colombia Rosario Islands

DAY 8 ROSARIO ISLANDS

Soak in the tropical vibes of the Carribean Sea on your private boat, as you make your way through the Rosario Islands, a coral reef made up of 27 islands and islets. You will stop at one island for snorkeling, swimming, and a typical Caribbean lunch. Enjoy the crystal clear water and postcard perfect views before heading back to Cartagena.

If you’d like more time in Cartagena instead, you can add a visit to the market and cooking class or a mangrove visit and coconut workshop

  • B, L – Hotel Tcherrassi

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DAY 9 CARTAGENA – USA

Today you will be brought to the airport for your international flight home.


AIR TRAVEL

Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your airfare independently, or we are happy to offer assistance in helping you book it. Regional flights for this trip would include: Bogota to Armenia and Pereira to Cartagena.

Knowmad has vast knowledge of and operations within Colombia. This is a private trip, and during the planning stages, your Trip Specialist will collaborate with you in modifying excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests. The following are some ways to customize your trip:

DURATIONHave a longer or shorter amount of time to travel? We’ll guide you on the best days to pull or ways to extend your adventure, possibly with travel to another region.

ACTIVITY LEVELLike what you’re seeing but would prefer it to be less active? Or perhaps you’re interested in some more challenging hiking, rafting, biking, etc. Our knowledge of the terrain and range of options will result in a trip custom-crafted for your activity preferences.

ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES OR ALTERNATIVESFrom backcountry camping in tents to luxury, boutique hotels, Knowmad handpicks accommodations based on our travelers’ desires. Talk with us about the nuances of the variety of properties featured in our trips to find the best fit for you.

VISIT ANOTHER REGIONMaybe wine country or an Andean pueblo has caught your eye, but it’s not in this itinerary. Knowmad Trip Specialists are experts at coordinating inter-regional travel, considering sequencing and the best duration to spend in each destination depending on your interests and travel style.

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