PAISADVENTURE (10 DAYS)

El Peñol
El Peñol

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Jardín
Jardín

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Terraza San Alberto
Terraza San Alberto

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El Peñol
El Peñol

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Our signature tour package gives you an in-depth look at the department of Antioquia, Colombia’s coffee region, and the vibrant city of Medellín.

 

Starts: Medellín

Ends: Pereira

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Prices Per Person:

Comfort Tours:

1-3 Travelers: US$2150

4-5 Travelers: US$1600

6-7 Travelers: US$1525

8 Travelers: US$1400

 

Basic Tours:

1-3 Travelers: US$1450

4-5 Travelers: US$1075

6-7 Travelers: US$1050

8 Travelers: US$950

Highlights:

Witness firsthand the stunning transformation of Medellín. Climb the imposing El Peñol. Admire the artistic zócalos in Guatapé. See 2 Colombian heritage towns by touring colonial Santa Fe de Antioquia and enjoying the scenery in Jardín. Explore the traditional coffee towns of Filandia and Salento. Sample the world’s best coffee in Buenavista. Hike among the iconic wax palms of Valle de Cocora. Soak away in the thermal baths of Santa Rosa.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive in Medellín any time. You’ll have free time to enjoy the city after checking into your hotel. A trip orientation will be held in the evening.

Day 2: B

Visit Comuna 13, once considered the most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia, to see some colorful graffiti and learn more about the city’s miraculous transformation. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy however you’d like.

Day 3: B

A free day in Medellín to take optional tours or explore the city on your own. Visit the famous Botero sculptures, take the Metrocable up to Parque Arví for some fresh air, go on a street food tour, or explore some of the city’s museums.

Day 4: B

Take a day trip to climb the 700+ steps of the giant El Peñol for sweeping views of the countryside or save your lungs and relax in its shadow. Check out the zócalos in the town of Guatapé with a tour in a tuk-tuk. Do some souvenir shopping or take an optional boat ride.

Day 5: B

Spend a day in hot Santa Fe de Antioquia. Wander the cobblestone streets through one of the oldest towns in Colombia. Cool off in the hotel pool after sightseeing.

Day 6: B

Head to Jardín to see what many Colombians regard as the most beautiful town in the country. Make a quick stop to see the colorful plaza in Hispania on the way there.

Day 7: BL

Take an early morning scenic drive to Filandia. Have lunch at one of the hottest restaurants in the region, Helena Adentro, before climbing up the mirador for 360° views of the region. Drive to Salento for some free time to explore the town.

Day 8: BL

Our first stop is the impressive Quindío Botanical Garden in Calarcá where you’ll take a guided tour to learn about Colombia’s biodiversity. We then drive to the small town of Buenavista for a healthy lunch at Río Azul. After lunch, become a coffee expert with a private experience at San Alberto, Colombia’s most award-winning coffee producer on an international level.

Day 9: BLD

Head to Valle de Cocora in the morning. Hike or take an optional 90-minute tour on horseback to get up close and personal with the tall and majestic wax palms, a symbol of Colombia, or just relax and enjoy the view. Have a delicious traditional lunch at Bosques de Cocora. After lunch, say goodbye to Salento and drive to Santa Rosa de Cabal. Spend a couple hours soaking away the rest of the afternoon in the famous thermal baths. For dinner, sample the famous chorizo santarrosano before a short drive to Pereira.

Day 10: B

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What’s Included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

  • Water throughout the tour

  • All transportation and airport transfers

  • All accommodation (9 nights in hotels)

  • Comuna 13 tour in Medellín

  • Admission to climb El Peñol

  • Tuk-tuk tour in Guatapé

  • Admission to Mirador in Filandia

  • Admission to Quindío Botanical Garden in Calarcá

  • Coffee experience in Buenavista

  • Admission to the thermal baths at Santa Rosa

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Accompaniment by the owners throughout the trip and local guides where applicable

 

 

What’s Not Included:

  • International flights

  • Horseback riding and mud boots at Valle de Cocora

  • Optional tours, excursions, and activities not covered in the itinerary

  • Admission to museums and attractions not covered in the itinerary

  • Wine and mixed alcoholic drinks during meals included in the itinerary

  • Minibar consumption in hotels

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips for local guides

  • Allow $200-$300 for meals not included