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Colombia Romance

9 Days

9 Days

Colombia Romance

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

Enjoy a delicious coffee sampling, then head out to explore the key sites in Bogota

Day 3

Gain insight into local cuisine during an exploration of Paloquemao Market, and a private cooking class with a local chef

Day 4

Fly to Medellin, city of eternal spring. Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene during a unique dinner experience this evening

Day 5

Learn about Medellin’s history during a social transformation tour, enjoy a nature hike at Arvi Park

Day 6

Fly to Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean jewel. Enjoy a private sunset cruise in the bay, including a Rum & Chocolate sampling experience

Day 7

Enjoy a foodie immersion inside Cartagena’s colorful historic center. Indulge in a private salsa lesson in a colonial mansion

Day 8

Embark on a private boat to the beautiful Rosario Islands, and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch

Day 9

Depart Colombia

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Day 1: ARRIVE BOGOTA

Welcome to Colombia!

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

  • Accommodations: Four Seasons Casa Medina
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: BOGOTA

Wake up your senses during today’s fun and delicious coffee crawl

Stop at a couple of local cafés to mingle with the vendors and learn about the processes of coffee from bean to cup. Join each barista and learn about the ins and outs of the drink production and tasting. You will sample of variety of different coffees, and you will also learn tips on how to brew a great cup of coffee once you are back home.

Head to the historic center of Bogota known as La Candelaria. This archaic suburb has great significance in the country´s history due to its cultural heritage and is also a great example of Spanish colonial time architecture. Visit the main 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. Stop to admire other sites such as the Palacio de Justicia, the Mayor of Bogotá’s offices called the Edificio Liévano, the oldest school in the county called San Bartolome and the Casa de los Comuneros.

The visit continues with the Botero Museum, a colonial house exhibiting some of Fernando Botero’s works of art and in addition pieces from his own personal collection that includes works by Picasso, Renoir, Dalí Matisse, Monet, and Giacometti. Next is 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.

  • Accommodations: Four Seasons Casa Medina
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3: BOGOTA

Gain insight into local cuisine

Gain insight into local cuisine during an exploration of Paloquemao Market, and a private cooking class with a local chef.

Head to La Plaza de Mercado Paloquemao, one of the biggest and most recognized local markets in Bogotá, where all traditional produce and ingredients of Colombian cuisine can be found. Here you will walk alongside your chef exploring the market and learning about the local products. Once you gather the necessary ingredients, you will head to a private venue where you will learn to prepare and cook local favorite dishes, alongside the local chef. Enjoy the fruits of your labor paired with your choice of drink.

  • Accommodations: Four Seasons Casa Medina
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 4: BOGOTA / MEDELLIN

Fly to Medellin, the city of eternal spring

Upon arrival, you will be assisted to the hotel.

This evening, you will be treated to a unique gourmet culinary experience at Carmen. Enjoy a delicious dinner and meet owners Carmen Angel and Rob Pevitts. The California couple, both alumni of Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, have lived in Colombia for eight years and set up four restaurants in that time. These foodie entrepreneurs are as fascinating as they are fun.

  • Accommodations: Patio Del Mundo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner Today
Day 5: MEDELLIN

Enjoy a nature hike at Arvi Park

Venture out to learn about Medellin’s history during a social transformation tour, enjoy a nature hike at Arvi Park, and later immerse yourself in the local culinary scene during a unique dinner experience.

Explore the highlights of Colombia’s second most important city. Visit the Plaza de Botero where there are 23 sculptures by the famous local artist Fernando Botero. Continue to one of the oldest parts of the city and the Plazuela de San Ignacio to see the baroque San Ignacio church and statues of historical figures.

Visit the Comuma 13 and its electric stairs, another one of the places that best represent this transformation and see some graffiti that symbolizes a form of expression of the community. Take the metro cable car that joins the north-east area with the city center, and travel to Arvi Park, a natural reserve located on the outskirts of the city. Take a 30-minute ride by cable car through the Arvi reserve and visit a farmer’s market. From the metro cable see the barrio (neighborhood) of Santo Domingo Savio, which used to be one of the most unsafe suburbs of Medellín. Located some 7km from the city center, it is a clear example of the social transformation that has taken place in the last few years.

  • Accommodations: Patio Del Mundo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 6: MEDELLIN / CARTAGENA

Fly to Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean jewel.

Settle in and enjoy a private sunset cruise on the bay while sampling rum and chocolates.

Embark on a private magical sunset cruise in Cartagena’s bay. Once onboard, admire Cartagena’s beautiful skyline and enjoy a unique Rum and Chocolate tasting session. Learn about the history of rum and chocolate in Colombia, as you sample delicious delicacies and admire the beautiful sunset from a private boat.

  • Accommodations: Casa San Agustin
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 7: CARTAGENA

Explore the cobblestone streets of Cartagena's colorful historic center

Head out to wander the cobblestone streets of Cartagena’s colorful historic center, and sample delicious local favorites during your foodie experience. Enjoy a fun and exciting private salsa lesson in a colonial mansion.

Immerse yourself in Cartagena’s local history and culture, starting in Bolivar Park, shaded by large trees and with four fountains the park has a statue of the great Liberator at the center. Around the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits a fine collection of archeological objects dating back to the pre-Hispanic period; and the Inquisition Palace, recognized for its large baroque style door. The Inquisition held its meetings here and it was also the prison and torture chambers of presumed heretics, opponents of the Catholic Church.

Cartagena’s vibrant historic center hosts a huge variety of cuisine, combining Spanish flavors with African influences brought across by the slaves and migrants of 19th century. Locals have taken over this culinary tradition and culinary artisans are found throughout the streets of Cartagena. You will stop at several different establishments to sample the local fair. In addition, you will learn about Cartagena’s typical food by tasting 15 different types of food, all prepared by local cooks in different places along the streets.

Experience the vibrant culture of Cartagena during a private salsa lesson in a colonial mansion. Have fun learning the basic steps alongside your instructor!

  • Accommodations: Casa San Agustin
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 8: CARTAGENA

Embark on a private boat trip to explore the Beautiful Rosario Islands

The Archipelago del Rosario is 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 a tropical forest. Free time for snorkeling and relaxation is part of the schedule. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch during your island experience.

  • Accommodations: Casa San Agustin
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 a 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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