10 Day itinerary in Colombia, South America

Bogota, the Coffee Region, Medellin and Cartagena

Visit Bogota, the financial, political and culinary hub of Colombia. Explore Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean ocean, travel to the coffee region and visit a coffee farm while tasting the best coffee in the world. Travel to Medellin and see with your own eyes how it has transformed from one of t... Read More

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Visit markets

Meet local people

Outdoors & Nature

Culture & Arts

Food & Drink






Eat delicious food and unique combinations of local flavors


Walk inside Cartagena's walled city, named as one of the world's UNESCO heritage sites


Engage in Coffee Tastings and immerse in the coffee culture


Visit the Gold Museum, recognised as one of the best museums in the world


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Day 1

place Arrival in Bogota

Welcome to Colombia! For Arrival Day we will organise a private airport transfer for you. A local host will be waiting for you at the airport and will take you to the Hotel with private transportation. On your drive from the airport, you will get an introduction to Bogota and a short tour of the city. Dinner today is open, and we will provide recommendations based on arrival time. We will also make all your restaurant reservations. Remember to send us your international flight details.


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 2

place Bogota Day Tour

Wake up to a Colombian Welcome breakfast. Today we will do a Day tour of Bogota, starting with the northern part of the city, and heading to the centre. In the centre, we will learn the most important moments of Colombian history, whilst visiting the government buildings. We will explore the colourful cities of La Candelaria neighborhood, and visit the well-known Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) which has won multiple international awards. We will do a short visit to Botero’s Museum, Colombia’s most famous artist, and we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Furthermore, we will head to one of the city’s highest points, and take a cable car to Monserrate Hill, to watch the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 3

place Meet the Locals in Bogota

Today we will start the day by experiencing the “Sunday Ciclovia” when many of the main streets in Bogota are closed and only open to cyclists, and people walking and running. Enjoy breakfast, and head to the Sunday open market of Usaquen, where you will get to shop for local art and crafts and taste local flavours. You are then invited by a Colombian family to an exclusive “Meet the Locals” afternoon at their home, located in one of the best neighborhoods in the city. This is an off the beaten path experience! At night, we recommend you go to the famous and crazy Colombian restaurant Andres Carne de Res, where you can have a local dinner, have some drinks, and practice your Colombian dance moves! (not included.)

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 4

place Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Arrival to Coffee Region

Today we will drive to Zipaquira in the morning to visit the stunning Salt Cathedral, one of Latin America's marvels of architecture. This is a magnificent underground cathedral built inside a salt mine, and regarded as a cultural and religious patrimony for the Colombian people. At the Salt Cathedral, we will have an organised tour with a specialised guide, and you are also free to explore on your own. After this, we will visit beautiful small towns typical of Bogota’s surroundings, and we will stop for a delicious local countryside lunch. In the late afternoon, we will say goodbye to Bogota.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 5

place The Coffee Region

Wake up in the beautiful coffee region of Colombia and enjoy a delicious breakfast, with local fresh ingredients. Head to Salento, and before starting our walk through Cocora Valley and seeing the tallest palm trees in the world, we will stop for coffee at one of the most renowned national coffee shops. This is a great spot to buy premium Colombian coffee to take back home. Drive in the traditional Jeep Willys, still used by Colombian coffee farmers, and explore the magnificence of the Cocora Valley. We will have lunch at a local restaurant with outstanding views of the region (not included.) After lunch, continue to one of the best Coffee Tours and coffee tastings in the region inside a traditional coffee farm, where you will witness the peeling, washing, drying, roasting and marketing processes needed before a cup reaches coffee drinkers around the world. You will learn about the history of this Colombian family and their trajectory with the coffee industry, and you will be able to get involved in the process of selectively picking coffee. In the evening, we will go to the town of Filandia where you can have dinner at a very nice local restaurant (not included.)

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 6

place Flight to Medellin

Today we will start at the Botanical Garden of the region of Quindio visiting a very cool butterfly sanctuary, and learning about the flora and fauna of Colombia. We will then continue our journey to the airport and enjoy the last stunning views of this region, as we say bye to the coffee region of Colombia. Welcome to the city of Medellin, and visit a Colombian traditional flower farm with the most beautiful and exquisite flowers. We will visit a flower farm and meet the local people working here, learning more about their day-to-day lives and the industry’s trajectory in our country. As you might know, Colombia is one of the biggest global exporters of flowers, so it will be a very interesting experience to see how these are produced and sent abroad.

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 7

place Explore Medellin

Wake up early and experience a local market fruit tour where we will get to experience where many locals buy their food and where you can taste delicious, fresh and truly organic fruits and vegetables. We will head to the centre of Medellin with private transportation, and visit the famous Plaza de Botero, where you will have a great opportunity to take pictures with Botero’s impressive sculptures, whilst continuing our street food tour tasting “empanadas” - our most popular Colombian fried snack. We will then head to Comuna 13 for a graffiti tour given by locals, and then presence the interesting urban gentrification process of Medellin by going on the city’s cable car system. All of this will be done with local tour guides, that will explain the local perspectives on Colombia’s history of narcotraffic, internal conflict, and the recent peace treaty. We will have an open evening with optional activities such as dinner at an upscale culinary fusion experience.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 8

place Guatape and flight to Cartagena

On your last day in Medellin, we will visit Guatape and presence the magnificent view of El Peñol, which has been described as one of the best views in Latin America. We will walk around the picturesque town of Guatape, and go on a lake boat trip. We will then fly to Cartagena and have some time to enjoy the warmth and beauty of this charming, colonial town described by many as one of the most romantic destinations worldwide. In the afternoon, you will have a dancing salsa class to practice your Colombian moves, and we will then recommend restaurants for dinner (not included). Cartagena has some of the best restaurants in Latin America, and we can help you to make reservations!

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 9

place Cartagena City Tour

Today we will enjoy a City Tour of Cartagena, including the magnificent sights of San Felipe Castle and La Popa monastery, with one of the best local guides and storytellers in the country. During this tour, you will get a local understanding of the importance of Cartagena for Colombia’s history and culture. You will then have free time to explore the Old City on your own, with an option to join your Tour Guide in a walking tour, join an optional chocolate workshop, go shopping, buy Colombian emeralds or gold, join an optional bike tour, visit the mangroves and meet local fishermen and much more.

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Day 10

place Departure day

Today you can join our Optional activity to visit Islas del Rosario today, and enjoy some beach time at the beautiful islands of Cartagena. This will not be included in the tour as we understand some people will be leaving during the day, or might have other plans.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • 4* Hotel

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  • Breakfast (9)

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  • All internal flights as described in the tour itinerary
  • Airport transfers and All ground transportation as described in the tour itinerary

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  • All activities and tours as described within the planned itinerary and entrance fees

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  • A Welcome to Colombia gift

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  • International airfares from the guest’s home location to Colombia
  • Any additional local airfares
  • Any meals, drinks or snacks outside of those described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any optional activities you choose to do during ‘free-time’ as described in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

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