Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches, and cities firsthand. Plus, there’s no better place to be if you’re looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of CalarcÁ. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.
Day 1 BogotÁ
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 BogotÁ/Armenia (1B)
Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia’s coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.
Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the CalarcÁ area to learn more about the coffee culture here.
Day 4 Armenia/Salento (1B)
Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of QuindÍo.
Day 5 Salento/MedellÍn (1B)
Drive through beautiful landscapes to MedellÍn. Opt to explore the city in the evening.
Day 6 MedellÍn (1B)
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city’s ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.
Day 7 MedellÍn (1B)
Enjoy another free day and opt to visit the nearby town of GuatapÉ, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or ride the metrocable, a cable car part of MedellÍn’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Day 8 MedellÍn/Cartagena (1B)
Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town.
Day 9 Cartagena (1B)
Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.
Day 10 Cartagena (1B)
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.
Day 11 Cartagena/Minca (1B)
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
Day 12 Minca/Taganga (1B, 1L)
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.
Day 13 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B)
Enjoy a free morning to explore Taganga. After lunch, drive to Tayrona National Park and settle into the lodge. Relax in the evening and go to the beach or take a walk around the lodge.
Day 14 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.
Day 15 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B)
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.
Day 16 Santa Marta (1B)
Depart at any time.
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