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Medellín to Bogota Adventure: Coffee & Salsa Sounds

12 days, Medellín to Bogotá

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Please note that Tayrona NP is normally closed during the month of February and Minca will be visited instead. See day 9 in the full itinerary for more information.

This 12-day tour through Colombia isn't just about checking destinations off your list. With unique cultural experiences like a tour through the revitalized Comuna 13 neighbourhood of Medellín, visiting a working coffee farm to learn about growing and production, and a salsa dancing lesson with the locals, your experience in Colombia will go way beyond any travel book.

12 days

Medellín to Bogotá

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There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SMMB

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This 12-day tour through Colombia isn't just about checking destinations off your list. With unique cultural experiences like a tour through the revitalized Comuna 13 neighbourhood of Medellín, visiting a working coffee farm to learn about growing and production, and a salsa dancing lesson with the locals, your experience in Colombia will go way beyond any travel book.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

12 days

Medellín to Bogotá

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SMMB

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Medellín to Bogota Adventure: Coffee & Salsa Sounds

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Medellín

Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out to one of the many bars around Parque Lleras in the hopping neighbourhood of El Poblado to get to know your fellow travellers. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your First Night Out Moment Connect With New Friends| Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Medellín

Explore Medellín today and visit the Comuna 13 neighbourhood—a community transformed. Embark on a walking tour and enjoy a delicious lunch provided by the community organization Berracas de la 13, a G Adventures–supported project. After, tour a local park filled with statues from Colombia's favourite sculptor, Fernando Botero.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Berracas de la 13 Visit with Lunch

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3Medellín

Make the most of a free day in Medellin and start exploring. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Ride the metrocable—a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation—for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Day 4Medellín/Manizales

Say "Adios!" to Medellín and hop on a bus to Manizales. Known as "The City of Open Doors" for its welcoming residents, you will fall in love with this mountainside city. And if you're a coffee lover — you won't want to leave. Spend the day exploring and learning about coffee cultivation, or visit a nature reserve.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Manizales/Salento

Soak in the therapeutic waters of the Tierra Viva thermal baths for a relaxing start to your morning. Later, take the scenic route to Salento, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Salento

Venture out on a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley. This afternoon, choose from a variety of optional activities in the coffee region of Quindío.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Salento/Armenia

Climb aboard a local bus to Armenia for a coffee farm tour. Learn about coffee production before enjoying lunch on the farm. Don't worry, there will be an opportunity to shop so you can bring one of Colombia's most important exports home with you. The perfect souvenir!)

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment Coffee Farm Tour

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Armenia/Cali

Travel to the bustling city of Cali by bus. Admire the 26m high Cristo Rey monument on a guided tour. Later, learn (or attempt) to dance like a local with a salsa class.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Discover Moment Salsa Class

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Cali

Choose your own Cali adventure today. For aerial views of the city, you can ride the MIO cable car, or get active and hike to Cerro de las tres Cruces. Or stroll along the Cali River and visit the wonderfully weird Cat Park along the banks. Meander through the colourful neighbourhood of San Antonio and sample some tasty local delicacies.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Cali/Bogotá

Fly to Bogotá this morning. Take an orientation walk of the Candelaria neighbourhood led by your CEO, and visit the Gold Museum to admire thousands of gold artifacts. The afternoon is yours to wander through the streets of Candelaria at your own pace.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Bogotá

Explore the capital of Colombia with a free day. You can ride the funicular up for stunning views of the city, check out the street art, or explore the underground tunnels and caves of Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Bogotá

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Berracas de la 13 Visit with Lunch, Medellín
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Coffee Farm Tour, Armenia
  • Your Discover Moment: Salsa Class, Cali
  • Berracas de la 13 visit with lunch, Plaza Botero visit, Tierra Viva Thermal Baths, Cocora valley hike, Cristo Rey visit, Salsa class, La Candelaria orientation walk, Gold museum visit, Internal flight, Transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (11 nts)

Meals

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD280-365 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Medellín to Bogota Adventure: Coffee & Salsa Sounds

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