15 Day Colombia In-Depth

06/22/2022 through 12/14/2023
02/22/2019 through 12/31/2023
Kensington Tours

15 Day Colombia Signature
Breathtaking jungle environments, rejuvenated cities, romantic strolls, and street-art masterpieces: This is modern Colombia. Surprised? Join us on this captivating tour through South America’s up-and-coming destination, and you’ll quickly learn that there’s plenty more where those wonders came from.

We begin in Bogotá, Colombia’s vibrant economic and political capital. After getting settled, explore the city’s spectacular salt cathedral before heading out to explore the city by night with a guide. Later, devote a day to Chingaza National Natural Park, a wild space on the edge of the Andes, where you’ll have the chance to see rare animals like the Andean condor, the páramo tapir, and maybe even a puma.

Next stop: the Risaralda department, Colombia’s coffee country. With the boutique Sazagua Hotel as your home base, you’ll have the chance to learn the secrets of Colombian cooking from the hotel’s resident chefs, ride the surrounding trails atop a Paso Fino horse, hike the scenic Valle de Cocora, and learn about the magic elixir so essential to local life on a private tour of a coffee plantation.

A short flight away lies your next stop: Medellín, a city once synonymous with violence that has transformed itself into one of Colombia’s safest and most beautiful cities within a generation. You’ll witness the “Colombian Miracle” first-hand with a local community leader on a private tour of Comuna 13, a once-lawless barrio that, through civic leadership and community pride, has become a haven for street artists, musicians, and families. Medellín is blessed with one of South America’s most enviable natural settings, as you’ll discover later on a full-day tour of the sparkling lakes and colonial towns of Antioquia, where you’ll encounter the massive 656-foot (200-meter) El Peñol rock formation and stroll the relaxed lakefront town of Guatapé.

From Medellín, the scene shifts north to the shores of the Caribbean Sea and Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, a gorgeous slice of protected land in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria. Here, you’ll explore the park’s jungle-shrouded pathways with a private guide and discover the staggering variety of birdlife here on a guided bird-watching encounter through the fabled Minca region. Keep an eye peeled for hummingbirds, toucans, macaws, and hundreds of other species.

Last stop: Cartagena, the romantic “Venice of Colombia.” One of Latin America’s most popular honeymoon spots, this UNESCO-protected city’s cobblestone streets, and colonial walls cry out to be explored. You’ll do just that on a tour that begins at the Torre de Reloj entrance to the iconic Plaza de los Coches, where your private guide will regale you with tales from the city’s fascinating history as you walk its charming streets en route to the infamous Inquisition Palace.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Bogota
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Day 2 Bogota
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Day 3 Bogota
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Day 4 Bogota To Pereira To Risaralda Coffee Region
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Day 5 Risaralda Coffee Region
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Day 6 Risaralda Coffee Region
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Day 7 Pereira To Risaralda Coffee Region To Medellin
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Day 8 Medellin
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Day 9 Medellin
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Day 10 Medellin To Santa Marta To Tayrona National Park
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Day 11 Tayrona National Park
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Day 12 Tayrona National Park
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Day 13 Tayrona National Park To Cartagena
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Day 14 Cartagena
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Day 15 Cartagena
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