Luxury Colombia Tours

Introduction to Colombia
(6 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena

Highlights of Colombia
(9 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Cartagena

Cartagena in Depth
(5 Days)
Cartagena & Rosario Islands

Best of Medellin
(5 Days)
Medellin & environs

Essence of Colombia
(10 Days)
Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena

Discover Colombia
(8 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena & Rosario Islands

Insider Colombia
(9 Days)
Medellin, Isla Baru, Cartagena

Romantic Colombia
(7 Days)
Cartagena & Rosario Islands, Isla Baru

Journey Through Colombia
(12 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Tayrona National Park, Cartagena

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Colombia & Peru
(12 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Insider Colombia

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Medellin, Isla Baru, Cartagena

Experience in-depth cultural touring, time to relax on the beach and the country's most beautiful city on this private tour of Colombia.

Begin in Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia. During private touring, delve into the city's colorful history, and learn about its transformation over recent decades. Visit the Antioquia Museum, which has exhibits ranging from pre-Columbian artifacts to modern art, and walk among dozens of chubby sculptures by Medellin-native Fernando Botero in the plaza in front. Journey by municipal cable car into the hills to take in unique views of the rooftops of the city and see interesting contemporary architecture, such as the Biblioteca Espana (Spain Library). If desired, also ride the elevated metro train for a glimpse into city life and impressive views of Medellin and the green hills surrounding it. Other touring options include visiting the Park of Lights, the Botanical Garden, Arvi Park nature preserve and sites related to notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, and seeing other monuments and sculptures significant to the city's history.

One day, take a private excursion to the countryside outside Medellin to visit the mountain community of Santa Elena, the Penol reservoir and the colorful village of Guatape. Alternatively, enjoy a private excursion to a nearby coffee farm to learn how local farmers produce some of the world's finest coffee, and experience the aromas and flavors during a private coffee tasting.

Continue to the Caribbean coast and Isla Baru, a beautiful tropical island with white sand beaches and turquoise water. Stay at a thatched-roof resort among jungle and mangroves, and enjoy views of the sea and the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park. During leisure time at your resort, relax on the beach, go for scenic walks, or perhaps book resort activities such as snorkeling in the national park, cooking classes, excursions to see bioluminescent plankton and boat rides through the mangroves.

Conclude in Cartagena, a historic port on the Caribbean Sea and Colombia's most beautiful city. During a private walking tour of the walled Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—stroll through picturesque cobblestone streets where colorful colonial buildings are draped with bougainvillea. Walk through Plaza Bolivar, a leafy square surrounded by colonial architecture, and perhaps catch sight of Palenquera women wearing vibrant clothing and balancing bowls of fruit on their heads. Visit the colonial-era Church and Monastery of San Pedro Claver, and, if desired, see the Palace of the Inquisition, an attractive building with a grisly past. One day, venture with your private guide and driver to the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, the mammoth fortress that protected Cartagena from invaders; visit Convento de la Popa, a monastery on the highest point in the city, for panoramas over Cartagena and the harbor; or perhaps explore local neighborhoods, such as Getsemani and Bocagrande. Also enjoy time to shop for local designs, crafts and fashions at upscale boutiques. One morning, enjoy a private cooking class or continue private touring according to your interests. One evening, if desired, enjoy a private salsa class. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities, such as a private food tour, rum and chocolate tasting or canoe ride through mangroves, or an excursion to the Cartagena Botanical Garden.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Medellin
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Medellin
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Medellin & environs
Private excursion to Santa Elena, Penol and Guatape or coffee farm for private tour and tasting
Day 4 Medellin – Cartagena – Isla Baru
Private airport transfer for flight to Cartagena. Arrival transfer to bungalow resort for 2 nights
Day 5 Isla Baru
Day at leisure to relax on the beach or enjoy hotel facilities and activities
Day 6 Isla Baru – Cartagena
Transfer by boat or private vehicle to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private walking tour of historic center
Day 7 Cartagena
Half-day private tour. Optional evening private salsa lesson
Day 8 Cartagena
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon at leisure
Day 9 Depart Cartagena
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Medellin:

Medellin Marriott Hotel

Isla Baru: Hotel Las Islas
Cartagena: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara or Casa San Agustin

Cost
$11,630 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Colombia Tours

Introduction to Colombia
(6 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena

Highlights of Colombia
(9 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Cartagena

Cartagena in Depth
(5 Days)
Cartagena & Rosario Islands

Best of Medellin
(5 Days)
Medellin & environs

Essence of Colombia
(10 Days)
Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena

Discover Colombia
(8 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena & Rosario Islands

Insider Colombia
(9 Days)
Medellin, Isla Baru, Cartagena

Romantic Colombia
(7 Days)
Cartagena & Rosario Islands, Isla Baru

Journey Through Colombia
(12 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Tayrona National Park, Cartagena

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Colombia & Peru
(12 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Testimonials

Our Colombia trip was marvelous…everything we hoped for and more. We enjoyed seeing the country and learning about the history and diversity of the various regions. All of the guides and drivers were fantastic.
~ J.C., Fergus, Ontario, Canada

The Colombia trip was a great success, including the excellent service that you provided, as well as the accommodations, tours and connections.
~ D.M., Toronto, ON

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