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SMCNG - Colombia Journey

Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a 12-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medell n, indulge in the Caribbean beauty of Tayrona's lush jungle and perfectly pristine beaches, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historical Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Coffee Farm Visit, Armenia National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Medell n Community Walk, Medell n National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Salsa Dance Class, Cartagena Carte Blanche: Cartagena
Arrival transfer
Excursion to Salento and Cocora Valley
Santa Marta orientation tour
Admission and hike in Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures)
Gabriel Garc a M rquez Old City walk
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $3,699
Start Location
Bogot , Colombia
End Location
Bogot , Colombia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Dec 201826 Dec 20182AUD $3,699
05 Jan 201916 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
19 Jan 201930 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
02 Feb 201913 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
16 Feb 201927 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
02 Mar 201913 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
23 Mar 201903 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
06 Apr 201917 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
11 May 201922 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
25 May 201905 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
08 Jun 201919 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
06 Jul 201917 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
24 Aug 201904 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
21 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
12 Oct 201923 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
16 Nov 201927 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
21 Dec 201901 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
28 Dec 201908 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
04 Jan 202015 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
18 Jan 202029 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
25 Jan 202005 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Bogot
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Bogot /Armenia
Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves into coffee culture 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.
Day 3 - Armenia
Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento including a hike in the Cocora Valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.
Day 4 - Armenia/Medell n
Catch a flight to vibrant Medell n. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival.
Day 5 - Medell n
Visit Comuna 13 a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombia's 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 and enjoy a walk discussing Colombia's history and revitalization. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping in the afternoon.
Day 6 - Medell n/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches.
Day 7 - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the national park or into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito.
Day 8 - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena
Drive to tropical Cartagena and experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city.
Day 9 - Cartagena
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city that were inspiration for Colombia's most famous author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner; Gabriel Garc a M rquez. This afternoon we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by two local dancers, then enjoy a dinner 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.
Day 10 - Cartagena
Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. 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.
Day 11 - Cartagena/Bogot
Fly back to Bogot with free time for optional activities including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods.
Day 12 - Bogot
Depart at any time.