Colombia Explorer – June 2023

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June 2, 2023
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  • Shared Room (max 2)2 Guests in 1 Room, if you are traveling solo, we will pair you with a same-gender roommate.Start Time: 17:30Available: 2 seats
  • Single Room (max 1)Single room for the Single Traveler. You will have the entire room to yourself! Additional Cost: $300Start Time: 17:30Available: 1 seats
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9 Day
Availability : June 2-9, 2023
Cartagena, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 16
Guaranteed Departure
This tour is a guaranteed departure, and all payments are final. No refunds are offered if the traveler cannot join the tour for any reason. All travelers must agree to and sign our non-refundable payment contract. Travel Insurance is MANDATORY for all travelers and available through Chubit Travel. It must include medical coverage minimum of $25,000 and coverage for quarantine if the traveler contracts COVID-19 while on tour. It is important to note that Travel Insurance policies do not cover cancellations due to closures or fear of COVID-19 reasons.

Discover South America's best-kept secret on this 9-day adventure through Colombia's verdant mountains and powdery beaches. Fall in love with Bogota's colonial heart, laze on palm-fringed stretches of Caribbean shoreline, and hang with locals that redefine hospitality in Medellin. You can also opt to head into the serene highlands of Colombia's famed coffee region and discover the sweeter, softer side of this misunderstood country.

Day 1 - June 02, 2023  - Cartagena / Arrival Day

Today is arrival day. We have a full day tomorrow! Arrive any time before 6 pm to join us for our group dinner, followed by night out in the bustling city to enjoy the nightlife, but don't stay out too late.

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Day 2 - June 03, 2023  - Cartagena - Private Party Boat Experience

We hope you saved your energy! We start  ‪at 8 am sharp for a fun-filled day of island hopping. Who doesn't love a boat party? Your boat includes a captain, an assistant, a sound system, and a cooler. Snorkeling is available, where you will see multi-color sea life and coral reef before stopping at Cholon to continue the party. This fun-packed day will uncover some untraditional spots on the exotic, diverse islands. Cholon is one of the highlights for parties where many boats tie up together, with music blaring and alcohol flowing. In the early afternoon, we return to Cartagena and then head out for a Sabroso Dinner, where you will take some Salsa Lessons, followed by night out into the Plaza with a rooftop, great views, and music!

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - June 04, 2023  - Cartagena - City Exploring

We start late today so you can sleep in as we head out for lunch at a traditional Costeno-style restaurant, followed by a visit to a local market, followed by a visit to the fortress in the city where you learn all about the story of Cartagena and how it became the city it is today. Afterward, we will head to another local hotspot, where you can watch unforgettable Cartagena sunsets with cocktails. Dinner will be at a unique restaurant that will surprise you. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure but remember, we have an early start tomorrow!

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Meals Included:  Breakfast

Day 4 - June 05, 2023  - Cartagena - Free Day

Today is a free day, but for a good reason. Your VIP Host will be with you to explore the city and visit beautiful arts throughout the day. Opt to relax in the hotel pool area or explore. Head to Getsemani to check out graffiti artists' local artwork and streets lined with colorful umbrellas and flags. Dinner tonight will be at a local outdoor restaurant in Getsemani.

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Day 5 - June 06, 2023  - Cartagena / Medellin

We take an afternoon flight today from Cartagena to Medellin, so feel free to walk around Cartagena one last time for last-minute shopping and more. We arrive in Medellin late afternoon, where we settle into our private residence and visit Comuna 13 - the neighborhood that was once the most dangerous community in Medellin turned into the most colorful and vibrant community in the city after the government and private sector invested in programs for residents and artists to reclaim the neighborhood. Afterward, we will enjoy a local Paisa dinner and a stroll through El Poblado - the city's nightlife district.

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Meals Included:  Breakfast

Day 6 - June 07, 2023  - Medellin - Comuna 13

We rise early today as we head out to visit Comuna 13, the area bound by violence from the Pablo Escobar era in the past but now rising like a phoenix from its ashes and becoming a new hot spot of tourism, beauty, and art. Explore Comuna 13 with us as we showcase Comuna 13 from the eyes of locals, with an option to visit a local family home and walk the streets of Operation Orion. Our experience is hosted by a local born and raised in the area. Where they will tell you their local story while also offering local foods, beers, and more so you can truly experience the local culture!

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 - June 08, 2023  - Medellin - Guatape

We rise early today as we head out to visit the town of Guatape and El Penol (The Rock), where we will climb 742 steps to the top to get some fantastic views. Enjoy a local lunch in the town of Guatape, followed by a city walk where you get to see more Colombian culture. We return in the evening for our farewell dinner and to truly embrace Colombia's nightlife, as Medellin is known for a unique nightlife not found anywhere else.

Accommodations: 4.5-5 star hotel in City Center

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 - June 09, 2023 - Medellin, Colombia / Departure Day

Sadly today, we depart. Depart at any time. Transfers from our hotel to the airport are included for travelers departing on our scheduled transfer departure time. Otherwise, please make your way to the airport, and we hope to see you again!

Meals Included:  Breakfast

    • Excursions - San Felipe Castle Tour, Local Market Tour, Full Day Island Hopping on Private Boat, Comuna 13 Tour, Guatape & El Penol Tour
    • Private transportation between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Arrival transfer from Cartagena International Airport (CTG) to starting hotel in Cartagena
    • Departure transfer from our hotel in Medellin to Medellin International Airport (MDE)
    • Meals:
      • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
    • Small group experience; Max 15
    • 7 Nights Accommodations in 4.5-5 star Hotels located in the city center
    • 8 Day VIP Host service where our local VIP Host(s) are with you 24/7 to help you with everything
    • All tour-related gratuities and tips; however, if you feel someone went above and beyond, you are always welcome to give a little extra!**

** Gratuities and tips are not included for any meals, drinks, and any transportation not listed in the above itinerary

  • International air and airport taxes (also applies to trans-border flights)
  • Incidentals and Applicable tourist visas
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Beverages & Meals not mentioned above
  • Optional tours, Entrance fees, and activities not listed in itinerary
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