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Eternal spring & Caribbean delight

Colombia in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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The ideal trip to get to know Medellin and Cartagena, two of Colombia’s key cities! Tour each city’s emblematic neighborhoods, and sail over to the Islas del Rosario to enjoy the crystal-clear Caribbean waters.

Trip Highlights

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    Cartagena de Indias
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    Getsemani
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    Islas del Rosario
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    Medellín
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    San Felipe de Barajas Castle

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $730

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure on a tour of vibrant Medellín known as the 'City of Eternal Spring’, and visit artistic ‘Comuna 13’. Next, jet over to Cartagena and enjoy a panoramic tour of key neighborhoods Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga. Take a delightful boat trip to the Islas del Rosario for a relaxing beach day out. Finally, be led through the colorful alleys of Getsemaní.

1st Day: Canada - Medellin

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It's time to say 'hola' to Colombia as you head to your departure airport, ready for a flight* to Medellin. Arrive in the hillside city and transfer to the hotel, catching sight of the captivating city skyline along the way. Overnight stay in Medellin.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar
tripadvisor rating

28 Reviews

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2nd Day: Medellin

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know this colorful city today as you set off on a morning tour of Medellin. Begin at the Casa Museo de la Memoria* to learn about the city’s turbulent history.

Take a cable car to the neighborhood of La Sierra, an up-and-coming part of town where you can uncover the essence of modern Medellin in 'Comuna 13', with its vibrant street art and community atmosphere.

The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure to continue exploring this exciting city. Why not explore Colombia's rich artistic heritage at the Antioquia Museum or take a stroll through Plaza Botero, where you have to try the well-known ‘buñuelos’. Overnight stay in Medellin.

*Please note: Casa Museo de la Memoria is closed on Mondays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar
tripadvisor rating

28 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

Light

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3rd Day: Medellin

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Medellin, known as the 'City of Eternal Spring' because of its year-round warm tropical climate.

Why not wander around the tranquil Botanical Gardens or simply people-watch in one of the city's sunny plazas. To get a well-rounded experience, we recommend an excursion to Peñol and Guatapé*. Overnight stay in Medellin.

*Optional full-day excursion to Peñol and Guatapé: Explore the quaint town of Peñol, known for its impressive, energy-producing reservoir. Discover the Piedra dell Peñol and climb 724 steps to reach the peak for unforgettable panoramic views! Enjoy lunch before visiting the town of Guatapé to appreciate its picturesque houses and take a leisurely boat trip on the reservoir.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar
tripadvisor rating

28 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Excursion to Peñol and Guatapé

Light

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4th Day: Medellin - Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. Ready for the next part of your adventure? Transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Cartagena de Indias! Experience the colorful Caribbean culture in this city that sits on the Caribbean coast, one of the main ports in Colombia.

Depending on your arrival time, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and begin exploring this vibrant city. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

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5th Day: Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, why not start the day with an optional cooking class* to dive right into the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Colombian cuisine. Create memories and master the recipes that capture the essence of Cartagena de Indias' gastronomic charm.

At the indicated time, set off on an exciting journey to discover this colonial city on a Chiva: a colorful open-top bus, covered in festive decorations and vibrant art! Enjoy a panoramic tour through its most emblematic neighborhoods and learn all about BocagrandeCastillogrande and Manga.

Next, enter the Castle of San Felipe, one of the most important military feats of engineering of the colonial times. Finally, end your tour at the Monumento de Los Zapatos Viejos with a stop at the letters of Cartagena de Indias. The rest of the day is yours to continue discovering this vibrant city. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

*Optional cooking class: Led by expert local chefs, discover the art of crafting a complete Colombian feast; from a traditional starter to a mouthwatering main dish and a sweet, authentic dessert. A hands-on experience that promises to tantalize your taste buds while you learn a skill, transporting you to the heart of this vibrant culinary tradition.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Panoramic tour on a Chiva

Light

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Optional
Cooking class in Cartagena

Light

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6th Day: Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off on an enchanting trip to the Rosario islands by boat, in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean ocean. This archipelago, located off the coast of Cartagena, offers pristine beaches, coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters.

Self-transfer to the port to catch your speed boat over to the Rosario Islands National Park. The journey to the Rosario Islands provides a scenic boat ride through the Caribbean Sea. During the journey appreciate the beautiful Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, where the San Fernando and San José forts are located.

After your arrival, spend the day enjoying the beach, soaking up the sunshine, swimming and snorkeling in the wonderfully mild waters. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch (included), freshly caught and prepared by locals.

This experience allows you to savor the flavors of the region while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Caribbean. Transfer back to Cartagena at the indicated time. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full day tour of the Rosario Islands

Moderate

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7th Day: Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you have the wonderful opportunity to unleash your creativity and make a meaningful impact at our optional coconut souvenir workshop*, where some of the proceeds go towards a local, female-led organization.

Later in the morning, set off on a guided tour of Getsemaní neighborhood. An area that is a true mix of traditional and modern, and art and culture. Huge art installations and stunning graffitis adorn the streets, and a real alternative vibe dances in the air. Visit the Plaza de La Trinidad, an important location, where independence was conceived on November 11, 1811.

Enjoy a guided walking tour through its streets and alleys to behold the stunning murals. See the art created by locals that tells the story of tradition and the past. In addition to this, you will live a total immersive experience of popular life in the Getsemaní neighborhood. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

*Optional coconut souvenir workshop: Join us for an unforgettable experience. You'll learn the art of transforming humble coconuts into personalized keepsakes. All the while supporting DAMARTES, a women-led charity committed to making a difference in the community. Under the guidance of skilled artisans, you'll discover the versatile nature of coconuts and their potential to become cherished mementos.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Guided tour of Getsemaní

Moderate

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Optional
Coconut workshop in Cartagena

Light

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8th Day: Cartagena de Indias - Canada

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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly it's time to bid farewell to Cartagena de Indias. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

Included activities

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Casa de la Memoria is closed on Mondays. A second departure is available at 14:00h. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sun hat and clothing suitable for mild weather.

Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

Included activity for day 2 in Medellín

Learn about the armed conflict at the Casa Museo de la Memoria before visiting La Sierra and Comuna 13, two neighborhoods that have emerged from their troubled past through art.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Panoramic tour on a Chiva

Included activity for day 5 in Cartagena de Indias

See the city in style on a traditional Chiva bus, accompanied by upbeat rhythms and live music as you cruise the city.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:20 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Full day tour of the Rosario Islands

Included activity for day 6 in Islas del Rosario

Admire the views of the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, before arriving at the idyllic islands and taking the time to enjoy the beach and surroundings. Lunch included. Return transfer not included and can be paid for at the port.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Guided tour of Getsemaní

Included activity for day 7 in Cartagena de Indias

Encounter the artistic, colorful and cultural neighborhoods of Getsemaní. From the Plaza de la Trinidad, and the art-covered alleys, to a full-immersion into the local history of the place.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Excursion to Peñol and Guatapé

Suggested activity for day 3 in Medellín

Visit Peñol reservoir and the famous Peñol Stone, a 220-metre high rock monolith to climb the 724 steps to the top. The views of the surrounding countryside are worth the climb! Also visit Guatapé town and cruise on the reservoir.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Transfer back to the hotel from the workshop is not included.

Cooking class in Cartagena

Suggested activity for day 5 in Cartagena de Indias

Indulge your senses in a captivating culinary journey with our cooking class in the heart of Cartagena. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Colombian cuisine as you embark on this hands-on experience.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Coconut workshop in Cartagena

Suggested activity for day 7 in Cartagena de Indias

Make your own souvenir while supporting a good cause. The DAMARTES project (Ladies and Mothers of the Arts), is an association formed by 7 women who create jewelry, vases, containers, belts and accessories, using coconut.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Medellin, Cartagena de Indias - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Medellin - Cartagena de Indias*
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  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts & 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English/Spanish speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservation process.

**Transfers are with a Spanish-speaking driver, no guide.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Colombia.

  • Visa

    Canadians can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa.

  • Currency

    Colombian Peso.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    110 V, 60 Hz.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.colombia.co/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

Children: 3-8 years.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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