2 WEEKS: EXTRAORDINARY COLOMBIA
Sample 14-day itinerary featuring Cartagena, the untouched area of Parque Tayrona, trendsetting mountain city of Medellín, beauty of the Coffee Region, and cultural & culinary capital, Bogota.
This immersive 2-week (14-day) Colombia itinerary showcases the country’s remarkable beauty and diversity, from the beaches and colonial history of the Caribbean, to the majestic beauty and culture of the Andes mountains. You’ll stroll the picturesque streets of Cartagena’s Old City, lounge on remote beaches, immerse yourself in the dynamic cultural and culinary worlds of Medellin and Bogota, and take in the emerald-tinted valleys of the Eje Cafetero (Coffee Region). This is only a sample trip - we will design your unique trip based on your personal travel style, interests, and priorities!
Prices for a trip like this begin at US $500-700 per person per day and up (read more about pricing for our bespoke trips)
Based on your preferred travel dates
- The stunning colonial city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pristine beaches in the Rosario Islands (Islas de Rosario)
Unspoiled tropical nature in Parque Tayrona
The trendsetting city of Medellin, renowned for its amazing weather, beautiful surroundings, and incredible transformation
Breathtaking scenery in the charming and colorful town of Guatape
The dynamic Bogota metropolis, Colombia’s cultural — and culinary! — capital
Awe-inspiring landscapes in the lush, rural mountains of the Eje Cafetero (Coffee Region)
2-WEEK COLOMBIA SAMPLE ITINERARY DETAILS
Arrive in historical Cartagena and private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day to explore the cobblestone streets of the old city and settle into your luxury hotel, located within the walled city (Sofitel Santa Clara).
Private half-day walking tour of Cartagena’s fascinating and vibrant Old City, and up-and-coming Getsemani neighborhood. You can then choose to relax by the pool, or chill out in an Old City plaza, before sampling more of Cartagena’s incredible cuisine (and nightlife).
Day trip to the crystal-clear Caribbean waters of the Rosario Islands. You’ll travel by speedboat to the beach of a small island for a day of fun and relaxation. Lounge by the beach and enjoy a traditional Caribbean seafood lunch (along with cold, tropical drinks)!
Today you head to paradise. You’ll have a private transfer from Cartagena to a stunning beach located at the foothills of the Sierra de Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. Enjoy the remainder of your day relaxing at your charming boutique hotel, and exploring the lush tropical coast (Gitana del Mar).
Spend the day exploring and enjoying the gorgeous beaches along the coast, on a full-day private outing in Parque Tayrona. You’ll have the chance to trek in Tayrona National Park with your expert guide, heading from Cañaveral beach, through the tropical forest to Arrecifes beach.
Another day to enjoy your amazing surroundings. After a morning yoga session by the beach, you’ll head to the Don Diego River. As you gently float down the river, your private guide will provide expert ecological interpretation. Spend the rest of the afternoon soaking in this tropical paradise.
Today you will head from the coast to Colombia’s iconic coffee region. You’ll have a private transfer to Santa Marta for your flight to Armenia, where you’ll be picked up for the private transfer to your beautiful hacienda (Hacienda Bambusa). Enjoy your first evening in the picturesque Eje Cafetero (Coffee Region), surrounded by lush forests and rivers (Hacienda Bambusa).
Full-day private outing in this awe-inspiring, mountainous region. Experience the beauty of rural Colombia as you explore the magnificent Cocora Valley, and the nearby town of Salento (with the chance to sample and learn about the famous Colombian coffee). In your leisure time, have a swim in the hacienda’s pool - or simply lounge in a hammock.
Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Medellín. Private transfer to your hotel in the heart of Medellín’s lively El Poblado neighborhood (Patio del Mundo). Spend the afternoon exploring Medellín’s trendy streets, filled with great coffee, food, and unique boutiques.
After coffee at a trendsetting cafe that sources beans from small growers throughout Colombia, embark on a private tour that dramatically demonstrates Medellin’s incredible transformation over the past decade. Sample authentic Colombian dishes, including bandeja paisa, along the way.
Full day trip into the beautiful, rural countryside, to the colorful town of Guatape. The majestic Peñól de Guatape is surrounded by lakes in every direction. Explore the lake district by boat, and enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning scenery. If you’re feeling adventurous, climb the mammoth rock for sweeping views of this lake district!
Private transfer to Medellin Airport for your early morning flight to Bogota. Private transfer to your high-design hotel (BOG Hotell) nestled besides bustling Parque 93. This afternoon you’ll head out with an insightful private guide to explore the historic La Candelaria neighborhood. Bogota’s most historic and colorful neighborhood, La Candelaria is full of charming streets and beautiful colonial architecture. As you stroll, you’ll sample fresh-baked local pastries including pan de bono, before heading high above the city to get a stunning view over the capital and surrounding mountains.
Colombian cuisine is surprisingly eclectic (not to mention delicious), and when you see the incredible bounty on offer at the markets, you’ll see why! This morning you’ll be led on a private tour of one of the city’s most vibrant markets, while selecting fresh ingredients for a private cooking class with a local chef. After a delicious lunch (and optional siesta), start the evening early, indulging in tejo (the lively national game) over Aguilas (the local beer).
Private transfer to the airport for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed your Boutique Colombia adventure!
- Your tailor-made itinerary crafted on a bespoke basis, based on our extensive firsthand experience, in-depth Colombia expertise, and incredible network of local experts and tastemakers throughout the country
A Colombia expert to answer your questions and help you organize your thoughts, and up-to-date intel based on our constant explorations and discoveries
Accommodations as outlined, in properties to match your taste
Daily breakfast at your accommodations
Immersive private tours and experiences as outlined with expert local guides (and as much downtime as you like)
Expertly-planned transport and logistics, for peace of mind & convenience
Recommendations for authentic, memorable experiences, including well-known highlights and hidden gems
Extensive Colombia-specific pre-departure information, including advice on eating and drinking, packing, language, and much more
Thoughtful customer service & 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip
- International flights
- Tours, experiences, meals, or any other services other than those specified at the time of planning your bespoke trip.
- Personal expenses and other incidentals
- Travel insurance (we provide recommendations)
- Any other services not specified
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this a group tour?
No, this is a private travel experience for you and your fellow traveler(s).
Are the dates flexible?
Yes, we can typically plan around your ideal travel dates.
When is the best time of year to visit Colombia?
We usually recommend taking advantage of any chance to visit, since Colombia has an amazing climate year-round.
For more on the seasons and weather, read our post, When Is The Best Time of Year to Visit Colombia.
Are trip extensions possible?
Yes, this is a sample itinerary and we can customize it to best match your priorities and interests.
For example, you can extend your stay in any of the destinations included, replace these destinations with others, or add on additional places in Colombia.
What’s included in the cost?
Please see the list above for details of what’s included in the cost.
When do I have to pay?
In most cases, a 30% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due 90 days before your trip.
If your trip is coming up within 90 days, full payment will be required to secure your bookings.
How will the weather be, and what should I pack (and what about Wi-Fi, visas, free-time recommendations)?
Not to worry! We make sure all of our clients are prepared with extensive pre-departure information.