Colombia Uncovered

Picture this: stunning hidden beaches, colourful cobblestoned cities, lush jungles, and a hybrid of old and new culture all in one incredible 12-day group trip! Immerse yourself in Medellin’s notorious history, wander through streets laced with colourful art and travel the famous escalators into Communa 13. Take in Colombia’s natural beauty from the top of El Penol Rock, get your coffee fix at a local coffee farm while learning about the coffee industry. Swap the city life and head deep into the jungle in search of Marinka waterfall, surrounded by unique wildlife and immense mountains! Make a splash island hopping and riding the waves of the Caribbean - a water babies’ paradise. Cap off your adventure taking in the colonial architecture of Cartagena Old Town over a sunset cocktail.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Flight to SANTA MARTA Privat Van Transfer Speedboat Transfer

Accommodation
11 Nights Accommodation Twin & Dorm Rooms Island Hostel Experience

Activities
Medellin City Tour Communa 13 Street Art Isla Roots Private Island Getaway Cartagena Old Town
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
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Bucket List
Communa 13 Street Art
Isla Roots Hostel
El Pino Rock
Medellin City Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

Your Colombia adventure begins today! Arrive at any time at Jose Maria Córdova International Airport, and we’ll be there to meet you at the airport and take you back to your hotel in Medellin. Meet the rest of your group before heading out for a bite to eat and welcome drinks with your new travel buddies as we get ready for an adventure like no other.

Enjoy reading our Colombia Travel Guide to help you prepare for your Colombia travels.

Medellin
Airport Pick Up
1x Lunch
Day 2

Medellin History And City Tour

Time to immerse ourselves straight into the Colombian culture as we explore Medellin’s city life, diving into its well-known history on a city tour. We’ll learn about how it has transformed in recent years to become one of the most popular cities to visit in South America. Head over to the once-notorious Comuna 13, to snap some vibrant photos of the famous street art and travel the escalators into the lively neighbourhood. We’ll finish the day with dinner and drinks to catch up on today's fun-filled events and make sure you get a good nights sleep before tomorrows epic activities.

 

Medellin
Medellin City Tour, Communa 13
1x Lunch
Day 3

Guatapé and Coffee Farm

After a good nights sleep, we start the day by climbing the 650 stairs up El Penol Rock for breathtaking views before heading to Guatapé, Colombia’s most colourful town and an Instagram hotspot! The street art here is like no other so prepare to be blown away. Next up, get your coffee fix at a local coffee farm and discover why the coffee industry is so vital to the local community and why it’s the country’s biggest export.

Medellin
Climb El Penol Rock, Visit Guatapé, Local Coffee Farm
1 x Breakfast
Colourful building green motorbike in Colombia
Day 4

Fly To Santa Marta

We hope you’re excited as today as we swap the city for the jungle! Catch a midday flight to Santa Marta where we’ll be based for a couple of nights. Enjoy spending some time chillaxing by the pool at our funky fresh hostel, take on a game of pool with your travel buddies and enjoy the backpacker's lively atmosphere.

Santa Marta
Flight & Transfers
1 x Breakfast
Day 5

Minca Jungle & Waterfalls

Get ready for a day of nothing but breath-taking views and stunning sceneries. We jump aboard Jeeps for the day and head deep into the Colombian Jungle to Minca, a nature lovers’ paradise adorned with wildlife and waterfalls. Check out some of our favourite spots off the beaten track, before we head even further into the jungle towards the mountains. Spend the afternoon relaxing in giant hammocks at Sierra Minca, taking in the lush sights and the best views of Colombia. What a day to remember!

 

Santa Marta
Marinka Waterall & Sierra Minca
1 x Breakfast
Day 6

Beach Chill Day

After exploring Colombia’s cities and jungles, it is now time to head over to the white sandy beaches which are lined with coconut palms. If you research the definition of paradise, don’t be surprised if this place comes up. We stay at arguably the plushest hostel in the country - Viajero Tayrona which has a private beach. Sip on a cocktail at the beach bar, play a game of volleyball, and make the most of the hostel’s facilities before having a group bonfire on the beach and cocktails in the evening.

 

Viajero Tayrona
Transfer
1 x Breakfast
Day 7

Surfing

Get your swimming gear at the ready, it’s time to catch some waves in the cool Carribean sea during a morning surf lesson. A great way to wake up after your evening of cocktails the night before! This afternoon we’ll have some time to relax, play a game of volleyball with the group, take a stroll along the beach and bring out your inner beach bum!

Viajero Tayrona
Surf Lesson & Volleyball
Loads of support with your onward travel
Day 8

Travel To Cartagena

After an early start, enjoy a spot of breakfast before heading down the coast to Cartagena. We spend most of the day on the road before heading out in Old Town Cartagena for sunset drinks. The journey will be well worth the wait as the sunset and views here are dreamy!

Cartagena
Transfer to Cartagena
Day 9

Private Island Getaway

Arguably the highlight of the trip! Jump aboard a boat and head for Islas De San Bernado, a group of islands 2 hours away from Cartagena. Spend the next couple of nights on a private island at Isla Roots, set deep in the mangroves overlooking the Carribean sea with your found-found travel buddies. Optional activities are water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Isla Roots
Transfer to Private Island
Day 10

Island Hopping Adventure

You’re in for a treat today as you head off the beaten track on a private boat for a Carribean island-hopping adventure. Spend the day jumping from island to island, stopping off along the way for a dip in the crystal clear waters swimming and snorkelling. We visit the most densely populated island in the world, stop off at the gorgeous and quiet Tintipán Island home to many exotic birds and stop off at Murcura coral island and Islote islands. A picture-perfect retreat!

Isla Roots
Island Hopping Boat Trip
Day 11

Cartagena Old Town

After grabbing breakfast, we leave island life behind and head back to the mainland to check back into our hotel in Cartagena! Have a couple of hours to chill out, relax and freshen up for your last night on the town with your new-found buddies! We wander down to the enchanting Old Town Cartagena taking in the sights of this historic town and its colonial architecture, vibrant street life and delicious food. Cap off your epic adventure with a cocktail or two while watching the sunset and enjoy the stunning surroundings you are in. The Walled City is a must-see for anyone visiting Colombia!

Cartagena
Transfer To Cartagena
Day 12

Checkout

Today is the end of your Colombia adventure. Say your goodbyes with your life-long buddies and your group leader will be there to help you with your onward travels in South and Central America or where you are going.

 

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Breakfast
Cartagena

Trips Departure Dates

FAQS

Where does the trip start & finish?

The trip starts in Medellin and finishes in Cartagena.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Jose Maria Córdova International Airport, airport code MDE.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Rafael Núñez International Airport, airport code CTG.

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price?

You can fly from Cartagena back to Medellin. However, Cartagena's main airport is international - Rafael Núñez International Airport, airport code CTG.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation is a mixture of dormitories & twin beds.

How much is a pre-night accommodation?

Pre-night accommodation is £50 per night

What is the currency?

The currency used in Colombia is Colombian Peso.

What visa do I need for Colombia?

You do not need a visa to enter Colombia for the duration of this trip. You are given permission to stay for 3 months upon arrival.

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