Situated on the coastline along both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Colombia is a country of renown coffee, interesting cuisine and rich culture.  Major cities such as Bogota and Cartagena are complemented by smaller towns with charming colonial histories. Start in the cultural capital of Bogota, a city where modernity meets it colonial past and spend the day visiting museums, markets and the historic city center.  Fly to the coffee region and visit the quaint villages and walk among wax palm trees in Cocora Valley, considered the tallest trees in the world. Visit a coffee farm and learn about how Colombia’s world-famous coffee is produced from planting to the finished cup of coffee in your hand and indulge in coffee tasting.  Finally, end in the vibrant coastal city of Cartagena known for its music and salsa dancing and explore this walled-city; go on a street food tour, spend an evening tasting local rum and visit the first free slave town in the Americas.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart the US for Bogota for arrival the same day
    Day 2. Bogota
    Day 3. Bogota/Montenegro (Coffee Region)
    Day 4. Montenegro / Salento / Cocora Valley (Coffee Region)
    Day 5. Montenegro / Cartagena
    Day 6. Cartagena
    Day 7. Cartagena
    Day 8. Depart for US for arrival on same day

  • Trip Highlights

    • Experience “ciclovia” or cycling, a Sunday ritual in Bogota
    • Drive in Jeep Wileys in Coffee Region
    • Visit a Coffee Farm for coffee tasting and learn how to make green plantains
    • Play the traditional game of TEJO (similar to cornhole) with the locals
    • Two-hour Colombian rum tasting experience in Cartagena
    • Street Food Tour in Cartagena
    • Visit San Basilio de Palenque, the first free slave town in the Americas
    • Meals at local restaurants with a focus on farm to table cuisine