November 9th - 18th, 2024

An Inspired Travel
Adventure to Colombia

A 10-Day Adventure of Culture, Coffee, and Caribbean Bliss

Experience the Best of Colombia in 10 Days as we take you on a captivating journey through this reemerging country. Our small group adventure will lead you through the vibrant resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, where you’ll embrace the thriving creative spirit. We’ll then transport you to the Caribbean paradise of Cartagena, where pristine beaches and charming streets await your exploration. In between, you’ll delve into the essence of Colombia in its lush coffee regions, connecting with local farmers and savouring aromatic brews. Throughout, indulge in the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours that define Colombian cuisine. Join us on this ladies-only adventure, where every day promises a discovery and a deeper appreciation for Colombia’s diverse and dynamic landscape.

Cocora Valley

Package Includes

9 Nights of Accommodations at these locally owned hotels or similar

  • 1  night at Hotel Regina, Bogota
  • 2 nights at Hostería Mi Mónaco, Armenia 
  • 1 night at Hotel Salento Real, Salento
  • 3 nights at Hotel Seven Inn Medellin
  • 2 nights at Casa Villa Colonial, Cartegena 

Coffee Plantation Tour

Valle de Cocora hike & 4X4 Adventure

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

El Peñón de Guatapé & Village Tour

Arrival & Departure Transfers

Our Itinerary

Colombia Map

November 9th

Arrive in Bogota

After your arrival in Bogotá, you'll find your comfortable accommodations ready and waiting. In the afternoon, embark on a visit to the mesmerizing Salt Cathedral before gathering with your guide to preview the exciting adventure ahead.

November 10th

Bogota to Armenia

Savor breakfast in Bogotá before catching an afternoon flight to Armenia, nestled in Colombia's renowned coffee region. For the next two nights, you'll experience the charm of a traditional hacienda on the outskirts of town.

November 11th

Armenia

Begin your day with a visit to the local town and market for breakfast, immersing yourself in the regional culture. Then, embark on a captivating tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area. Dive into the intricate journey of coffee production, from planting to the perfect cup, and treat your taste buds to the renowned Colombian brew.

November 12th

Armenia to Salento

Venture into the breathtaking Cocora Valley by 4x4, where you'll be greeted by awe-inspiring vistas. Take a hike through the world's tallest palm trees and gain insights into this fertile region. In the evening, embrace the local culture with a lesson in playing the Colombian game of Tejo at a lively bar.

November 13th

Salento to Medellín

Journey through picturesque landscapes as you make your way to Medellín by private bus. You'll have the option to explore the city in the evening at your leisure.

November 14th

Medellín

Delve deep into the vibrant essence of Medellín with a neighborhood tour. Witness the city's remarkable transformation into one of South America's most innovative and artistic hubs. Explore diverse barrios brimming with shops, parks, museums, and delectable cuisine. Later, discover the inspiring progress and street art of Comuna 13, once controlled by cartels but now a symbol of Colombia's remarkable journey towards positive change.

November 15th

Guatape and Piedra del Peñol

Today, venture to the picturesque town of Guatape, just outside Medellín, renowned for its colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. Ascend the 740 steps of the Piedra del Peñol for panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and hills. Your tour also includes a boat ride offering glimpses of Pablo Escobar's Hacienda La Manuela, the charming church in Marinilla, and the town of Zócalos.

November 16th

Medellín to Cartagena

Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena, arriving with ample time to explore the city in the afternoon. Join your fellow travelers for a delightful dinner and an evening of enjoyment in this vibrant and lively town.

November 17th

Cartegena

This day is at your leisure —unwind on the pristine beaches or maybe embark on an adventure through the historical walled city of Cartagena, brimming with captivating history and culture.

November 18th

Departure Day

Depart at any time

Your Hosts

Michelle Gaudet

Michelle Gaudet, CTC

 Michelle is an award-winning Canadian independent travel advisor, as well as a published writer and photographer. As the founder of Inspired Travel Adventures, she specializes in curating trips that are not only fun and culturally rich, but also promote personal growth, wellness, and connection. Michelle’s mission is to create unforgettable journeys that empower and inspire people to explore the world and discover themselves, all while forming lifelong friendships.

Kim Laraby

Kim Laraby is a busy IT & business professional. She’s also a certified Vipassana meditation instructor, a plant-based Chef, food stylist & extensive world traveller. She believes in women empowering each other and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

Pricing & Additional Information

Rates

Double Occupancy – $3295 CAD per person (sharing a room)*

Single Occupancy – $3895 CAD per person (your own room)*

*If do not have a roommate, we can match you with a suitable roommate and there will not be a single supplement charge.

*Single occupancy room option is limited.

A deposit of $700 is due at the time of booking.

Final payment of $2595 due August 20th, 2024. Flexible payment plans available,  Please ask for more details.

Deposit is non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled by Inspired Travel Adventures.

Tour Supplier: G Adventures. G Adventures’ Terms and Conditions.

Group Size

Minimum of 8 people

Maximum of 16 people

Activity Level

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Meals Not Listed
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Tours & Activities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Out of country medical insurance is required by all travelers. Proof will be required. We strongly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance as a way to protect your travel investment. We would be happy to provide a quote through Manulife at your request.

Flights

Flights can be book through Inspired Travel Adventures or on your own.  Please do not book any flights until the tour is confirmed. 

About the Accommodations

On this trip, you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels and resorts. Hotels vary greatly throughout Central America and even within Colombia depending on the location. We do our best to pick comfortable accommodations, but in remote places, options can be limited. It also is important to remember that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Belize (even in upgraded hotels). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Passport and Entry Requirements

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Changes in entry requirements to Colombia are subject to change.  A Visa is not required for Canadian or US citizens.

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