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Colombia Family Adventure

9 Days

9 Days

Colombia Family Adventure

Welcome to Colombia! Prepare to be amazed by beauty, culture, and wildlife during this once in a lifetime trip!

9 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an Adventure

Day 1

Arrival into Bogota, Colombia

Day 2

Head out on an exploration of the capital’s highlights, and enjoy an interactive graffiti workshop

Day 3

Visit the Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Sanctuary. Enjoy an afternoon leisurely horseback ride

Day 4

Explore Montevideo’s historical “old town”.

Day 5

Embark on a Bamboo Rafting adventure on La Vieja River

Day 6

Fly to Cartagena. Head out on a Barbacoco Treasure Hunt inside the walled city

Day 7

Venture out on a day of discovery to Los Colorados National Park

Day 8

Embark on an Island hopping & Snorkeling adventure to the Rosario Island

Day 9

Depart Colombia

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Day 1: ARRIVE BOGOTA

Welcome to Colombia!

On arrival, begin your family journey with a stay in Bogota.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: BOGOTA

Head out to explore the city highlights in Bogota

Begin with a walk in the historic center of Bogota, known as La Candelaria. Visit Square Plaza de Bolivar, where a statue of the great emancipator Simon Bolivar is located. The Cathedral, on the eastern side of the plaza, is constructed on the same spot where the first church was built in Bogotá in 1539 and houses an important collection of religious artifacts such as textiles and artworks, collection that has been built over four centuries.

The tour continues with the Gold Museum which has a permanent exhibition of some 32,000 pieces of gold, 20,000 stones, ceramics, and textiles all precious to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures.

Next, discover a different side of Bogota. This antiquated neighborhood is aligned on one side with old “stately homes” with iron windows, thick and sturdy wooden doors, balconies, and internal patios with beautiful yet hidden gardens, and on the other side with a great variety of colorful graffiti murals. The beautiful murals have become an artistic, social, and political form of expression of the city inhabitants. Walk along to admire the different colorful styles of each artist and understand the local graffiti movement.

Next, join a local artist at a studio for a fun and interactive workshop where you will learn the basic techniques of graffiti art, and will be able to put your skills to the test as you design your own mural.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3: BOGOTA / ARMENIA

Fly to Armenia in Colombia’s coffee region

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hacienda.

This afternoon enjoy a leisurely hike around the hacienda to explore the coffee and cocoa plantations. During your hike, you will learn about the processes from plant to cup, then head to the hacienda tasting room, where you will sample delicious coffee and cocoa.

  • Accommodations: Hacienda Bambusa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 4: ARMENIA

Head south to Montevideo to begin a unique art experience.

Visit the Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy an afternoon leisurely horseback ride in the coffee region’s countryside.

Home to over 110 bird varieties, 3,000 butterflies from 40 different species and surrounded by an extensive bamboo “guadua” forest, the local botanical garden is one of the region’s most valued projects of conservation. You will be amazed by the variety of fauna, birds, and butterfly species you will be able to see.

Next, travel to Cocora Valley for a fun and leisurely horseback ride. Saddle up and ride in the Corcora valley and enjoy the panoramic scenery that includes rolling hills, canyons, and the famous wax palm trees, which can grow up to 200 feet tall, and are the tallest type of palm tree in the world.

  • Accommodations: Hacienda Bambusa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 5: ARMENIA

Head out to on a fun day to explore Montevideo on two wheels

Embark on a Bamboo Rafting Adventure on La Vieja River.

Board a 4×4 vehicle that will take you down to the river edge to start your adventure. The raft will be slowly navigated down the river giving you plenty of time to spot the local wildlife, which includes white, blue, and black herons, hawks, parrots, ant-eaters, armadillos, and a great variety of beautiful fauns. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch by the river.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Hacienda Bambusa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 6: ARMENIA / CARTAGENA

Travel to Cartagena

Enjoy a fun and interactive treasure hunt inside the walled city.

Head out on an adventure especially designed for children that introduces the history and culture of Cartagena while searching for the treasure of the infamous Pirate “Barbacoco” with the help of a treasure map that guides the way. The treasure is a trunk composed of pretend precious stones and faux pearls.

The activity is to follow the map to find the treasure and a tour of the Walled City, where pirate games are played such as “Walk the Plank”, just as the pirates did, throwing their victims into shark infested waters; “Arm the Cannons” where they will pretend to arm cannons on a small ship; “Rings of the Sword” which consists of throwing rings over a sword at a distance; and “Wooden Leg”, a three-legged race with a craft activity to make pirate hooks, patches or a hat. At each stop, the children will either make or win a part of their costume and by the end of the activity will have the full fancy costume.

At the end of the tour, enjoy a sunset picnic that includes juices, fresh fruit, mini arepas, and other local snacks. During the picnic, the guide will explain about the food, the recipes, cooking methods and history of what they are eating and understand the importance of Cartagena’s gastronomy.

  • Accommodations: Bastion Luxury Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Sunset Picnic Today
Day 7: CARTAGENA

Venture out on a day of discovery to Los Colorado National Park

Explore Los Colorados, a 1000-hectare nature reserve located just 90km from Cartagena.

The journey begins by traveling to the small town of San Jaun Nepomuceno and the entrance to the national park. Los Colorados is home to a variety of flora and fauna and visitors can hope to see spider monkeys, tamarinds, deer and very occasionally ocelots.

There is also a host of birdlife such as macaws, toucans, and Cauca guan. This beautiful dry tropical forest ecosystem is also home to arboreal species that can grow up to 50m tall. After the hike through the park, lunch will be included in the village of San Juan Nepomuceno before returning to Cartagena.

  • Accommodations: Bastion Luxury Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 8: CARTAGENA

Embark on an Island hopping & Snorkeling adventure to the Rosario Island

The Archipelago del Rosario located approximately one hour from Cartagena. The national park is ringed by coral reefs and lapped by clear blue waters and is the habitat for a large variety of marine fauna. The park covers 120,000 hectares and comprises the underwater shelf and the coral reefs to the west of the island of Barú, the reef that shields the Nuestra Señora del Rosario archipelago as well as the islands of Tesoro, Rosario, Múcura and Maravilla. The 23 coral islands and islets were formed some 5,000 years ago, due to ancient volcanic activity that pushed up the continental shelf and create these coral reefs. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, the mangroves surrounding them and tropical forest. Stops will be made along the way to give you the opportunity to snorkel in these pristine waters and enjoy the experience of spotting the immense variety of sea life. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the excursion.

  • Accommodations: Bastion Luxury Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 9: DEPART COLOMBIA

End your Colombian adventure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Colombia.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?
Contact an Colombian Travel Specialist

With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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