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The Best of Colombia


15 days starting at $3,879/Person

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This fully customizable itinerary to Colombia takes you to explore the authentic highlights of Bogota, the colonial beauty of Villa de Leyva, the aromatic roasts of the Coffee Region, the magnificence of Medellin, the verdant beauty of Tayrona National Park, the secluded Caribbean paradise of the Rosario Islands and the jewel in Colombia’s crown, Cartagena. Known throughout the continent as having the most welcoming and friendly population, Colombia is South America’s best kept secret and today the country is far-removed from the clichéd image it has held for decades around the world.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Breakfast in Cartagena

Private Walking Tour

Caribbean Flavors

Explore Cartagena Further

Sunset over the Caribbean

Romance of Cartagena

15 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer beaches? More coffee? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-2

BOGOTA

  • Private tour of Bogota’s finest architectural and historical highlights.
  • Exclusive panoramic view over Bogota from Monserrate Mountain.
  • Reserve a table at one of our favored restaurants in Bogota’s Zona Rosa.

Welcome to Colombia! Your private tour will take you to the heart of Colombia’s capital, from the historic center of La Candelaria, the impressive Gold Museum and Botero Museum to, the stunning Monserrate Mountain offer magnificent views over the sprawling city below. As one of the rising gastronomic centers of Latin America, before your trip, ask us to make you a reservation at one of our favored restaurants in Bogota’s chic and lively Zona Rosa.

Days 2-4

VILLA DE LEYVA

  • Private guided tour of the spectacular underground Zipaquira Salt Cathedral.
  • Walking tour of the picturesque highlights of Villa de Leyva.
  • Optional activities include La Periquera Falls, star-gazing hike & more.

The stunningly preserved colonial town of Villa de Leyva with its whitewashed buildings, cobbled plazas, and boutique galleries; make it arguably the most beautiful town in Colombia. Frozen in time since its foundation in 1572, Villa de Leyva is a hidden gem and photogenic treat. The nearby Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira constructed 590ft below the surface is made up of beautiful salt sculptures and cavernous naves in one of the largest salt rock deposits in the world!

Days 4-6

COFFEE REGION

  • Private guided tour of a working coffee plantation.
  • Guided hike through the verdant forests of the Cocora Valley.
  • Tour of the traditional village of Salento with a private guide.

Colombia’s Coffee Region is the heart and soul of the country providing visitors with a real insight into the ‘real’ Colombia as well as cup after cup of the world’s best coffee. From traditional fincas to delicious Arabica roasts, the Coffee Region is also visually spectacular with the Cocora Valley and charming town of Salento providing magnificent landscapes, stunning panoramas and a plethora of adventures to enjoy.

Days 6-8

MEDELLIN

  • Private tour of Medellin’s highlights: La Plazoleta, Antioquia Museum & more.
  • Visit the charming, nearby colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia.
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Medellin’s lively restaurants & nightlife.

Medellin is unrecognizable from its infamous past and has developed into a bustling city with a lively cultural scene, thriving nightlife and, housing a mix of museums and spectacular modern architecture.  Surrounded by the Andes, Medellin has magnificent mountain views from every angle. Its year-round temperate climate has given Medellin the title of the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ making exploring its highlights and vibrant atmosphere a joy.

Days 8-10

TAYRONA

  • Stay in the romantic Ecohabs Resort overlooking the Caribbean.
  • Paradise at Cabo San Juan: one of Tayrona’s best beaches!
  • Optional activities include El Pueblito hike, visit local Kogi village, & more.

The Tayrona National Park situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (highest coastal mountain range in the world!) is a mix of white sandy Caribbean beaches and verdant rainforest. Staying at the unique Ecohabs Resort, with its individual thatched huts perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean is the perfect place to return to after a day relaxing or exploring Tayrona’s diverse, rainforest covered coastline and idyllic beaches that are shaded by swaying coconut palms.

Days 10-12

CARTAGENA

  • Private tour of Cartagena: Plaza Santo Domingo, Torre del Reloj, Cathedral.
  • Explore the historic center & watch the sunset over the Caribbean.
  • Optional activities include San Felipe Castle, Popa Hill & more.

Cartagena is the romantic fairytale city of Colombia and behind its impressive 8-mile long colonial stone wall lies gorgeous cobbled streets, colorful houses, elegant balconies covered in blossoming flowers and some of the best colonial architecture in the Americas. After exploring the city’s highlights enjoy the real charm of Cartagena by wandering through its magical, narrow streets or sipping a cocktail at the Café del Mar watching the sunset over the Caribbean.

Days 12-14

ISLA DEL PIRATA

  • Taste the best of Colombia’s Caribbean fusion cuisine.
  • Stay in the exclusive Rosario Islands, off the coast of Cartagena.
  • Optional activities include kayaking, canoeing, visit Isla Baru and more.

Part of the Rosario Island Archipelago Nature Reserve, Isla del Pirata provides the perfect barefoot luxury escape from the world as you sunbathe on the heavenly Caribbean beaches and walk among the coconut trees. Protected by a barrier reef, the island is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. With just one boat making the journey to the island every day, there are rarely more than a handful of people on Isla del Pirata, allowing you to enjoy the deserted beaches and crystal clear Caribbean waters.

Days 14-15

CARTAGENA

  • Free day to enjoy the shops, architecture and history of Cartagena.
  • Leisure options include La Boquilla village, Rosario Islands day trip, & more.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

As the inspiration to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, explore the walled city of Cartagena and all its colonial charm on your own. At night, experience Colombia’s Caribbean flair as the sound of salsa from the local bars reverberates around the city…make sure to ask your travel specialist for our favorite salsa bars for an authentic glimpse of Colombia’s culture.

The Best of Colombia Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$3,879 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$4,209 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$4,679 /person
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