Colombia Active Adventure

Colombia Active Adventure

Overview

FROM $4,405* 12 DAYS colombia

Take the road less traveled in Colombia as you discover the nearly untouched jungle beaches of Tayrona National Park, travel back in time in Cartagena’s walled city, and relax in the quaint town of Barichara.

Bogota 2 NIGHTs

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

barichara 3 NIGHTs

A quaint, idyllic colonial town surrounded by mountains where you can access remote outdoor adventure and the second largest canyon in the world.

tayrona national park 3 NIGHTs

A national park where the highest coastal mountain range in the world, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, meets some of the most beautiful beaches in South America.

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

DAY 3 BOGOTA – BUCARAMANGA – BARICHARA

Take a morning flight from Bogota to Bucaramanga and meet your local, private guide upon arrival. Make your way through this mountainous region and enjoy lunch, before your exciting cable car ride across the Chicamocha Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Continue on to the pueblo nicknamed the prettiest little town in Colombia, Barichara.

To add even more adventure, take a propeller plane from Bucaramanga to Barichara instead.

  • B, L – Casa Barichara

DAY 4 BARICHARA & GUANE VILLAGE

Start your day with a beautiful hike on part of the camino real through the lush green countryside to Guane Village.Then enjoy your guided excursion of picturesque Barichara, where you’ll feel like you’re in a movie as you wander through the cobblestone streets lined with colonial houses covered in flowers. Finally, end the day with a visit to a local artisans workshop where you’ll get a sneak peak into pueblo life.

  • B – Casa Barichara

Chichamocha Canyon Hiking Custom Trip

DAY 5 CHICAMOCHA CANYON

Experience the jaw dropping Chicamocha Canyon today, second in size only to the Grand Canyon. Take in massive canyon views as you hike your way down to a small village nestled at the bottom, before returning to Barichara for the evening.

  • B, L – Casa Barichara

Santa Marta Villa Playa Los Naranjas

DAY 6 BARICHARA – BUCARAMANGA – SANTA MARTA – CARRIBEAN COAST

Make your way to Bucaramanga for your onward flight to Santa Marta, where you’ll continue on with your private guide to Villa Playa Los Naranjos. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure at your hidden beach getaway, overlooking the point where a flowing river meets the Caribbean sea, all with the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

To add a more active component, try a paragliding excursion en route to Bucaramanga. 

  • B – Villa Playa Los Naranjos

Tayrona National Park

DAY 7 TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

Discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world during your guided excursion of Tayrona National Park. Hike through wild palm trees and fallen coconuts before arriving at Arrecifes, Arenilla, La Piscina, and Cabo San Juan del Guia, tropical beaches hidden away by untouched jungles. 

  • B, L – Villa Playa Los Naranjos

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DAY 8 Caribbean COAST

Enjoy the day at your leisure to relax at your accommodations. Soak in the Caribbean sun at the pool or the nearby beaches. 

If you’d like more time at Parque Tayrona, add another beach day at Playa Cristal. If you’d like more cultural immersion, add an excursion to a local indigenous village, Perico Aguao.  

  • B – Villa Playa Los Naranjos

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DAY 9 Caribbean COAST – CARTAGENA

Embark on your 4 hour journey west towards Cartagena, where upon arrival you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • B – Hotel Tcherrassi

Cartagena Trip

DAY 10 CARTAGENA

Explore the beautiful historic center of Cartagena, the walled city. These walls protected Cartagena from pirates and invasions for hundreds of years, and now are a UNESCO site filled with charming colonial architecture and lively plazas, all with the backdrop of the sparkling Caribbean 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

Cartagena Rosario Islands Colombia

DAY 11 LA BOQUILLA

Immerse yourself in costeño culture during your day’s visit to the fishing village, La Boquilla. Canoe through mangroves while learning about this important ecosystem. Continue on to a foundation in town where you’ll participate in an artisanal craft workshop with local women.

If you’d like more beach time instead, enjoy a full day excursion on a private boat in the tropical Rosario Islands.

  • B, L – Hotel Tcherrassi

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DAY 12 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 Bucaramanga and Bucaramanga to Santa Marta.

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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