With colonial pueblos untouched by time, the thriving and culture-rich metropolises of Bogota and Medellin, and vibrant, colorful Cartagena, framed by the turquoise waters and unspoiled beaches of the Caribbean, verdant Amazon jungle, and soaring peaks of the Andes, Colombia is truly a treasure awaiting your discovery!
Considered to be a “no man’s land” for decades, Colombia is now one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Remnants of ancient civilizations and colonial history are rivaled only by diverse cultures, and a multitude of gifts nature has bestowed upon the country. The Evolved Traveler invites you to experience all the marvels of Colombia on our new 13-day journey, “Colombia: The Heritage and Highlights.”
Start in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, located 2600m above sea level at the base of the Guadalupe and Monserrate mountains; it is one of South America’s leading cultural destinations. Patrons of the arts are spoilt for choice between the city’s museums, art galleries, stage theatres, and national monuments. So impressive is Bogota’s collection of libraries and academic institutions that the city has earned itself the nickname “The Athens of South America.” The historic district of La Candelaria boasts many of these sites and stunning historic architecture.
The charming heritage town Barichara is located within proximity to the tiny traditional village of Guane in the Santander Region. It is said to be one of the most beautiful small towns in Colombia. It features colonial-style architecture, whitewashed houses with red clay-tiled roofs, and streets paved with cobblestones. Major attractions include Capilla de Santa Barbara, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Suarez River Canyon, the Museum of Guane, Cementerio Barichara, and San Gil. Visitors can look forward to an array of activities such as rafting, hiking, paragliding, and sightseeing.
Once considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities, Medellin has since shed its bad reputation and is now more commonly referred to as “The City of Eternal Spring,” treating residents and visitors to consistently warm temperatures. Medellin is located in Abura Valley and is surrounded by seven hills that provide excellent city views. Back in town, visitors can experience the work of world-famous artists such as Fernando Botero in local parks and plazas, wonder at the beautiful display of Christmas lights during the festive season, and celebrate as the city is overrun with color during the 10-day Feast of Flowers Festival.
Cartagena offers visitors a mix of the enchanting old and the exciting new. Step into the walled city’s cobbled streets, a World Heritage Site with 400-year-old stone walls covering 13km, and explore an intricate maze of pastel homes, colonial architecture, churches, and historical sites such as the Palace of the Inquisition. Outside the old city lies the chaotic bustle typical of South American cities, an experience best sampled by visiting the Mercado Bazurto central market. To the south of the city, tourists are treated to trendy cafes, restaurants, and buzzing nightlife.
Explore Colombia’s culturally-rich capital, Bogota
Visit the near-untouched, colorful colonial town of Barichara
Discover the turbulent history of Medellin and why it is one of South America’s "rising stars"
Wander the colorful, walled city of Cartagena
Relax on the unspoiled beaches of Colombia‘s Caribbean island
Dates & Rates
$6,975 USD per person based on double occupancy
Intra Tour Air – $450 USD per person
Any day – this tour is fully customizable
Private groups of 2 to 12 people
Your Contribution to Sustainable Tourism
Environmental Impact: Measures have been taken to positively impact our environment
Social Impact: This journey positively affects the local communities visited
Cultural Engagement: Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection
The Evolved Traveler is allocating $95 per person* in conjunction with our partners, Offset Alliance, to help offset this journey through verified carbon removal and reversals projects.
The amount is determined by calculating the carbon footprint for this journey considering flights to the destination, intra-tour flights if applicable, hotel stays, and ground transportation. An additional 25% is added to the static factors to offset components we cannot immediately account for, such as food.
The carbon emissions accounted for are calculated by using measurement benchmarks determined by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The projects our carbon-offset donations are distributed to can be seen at www.offsetalliance.co/projects.
*The amount shown is an estimation for this journey. The exact will be calculated at the time of booking based on the city of origin for flights to the destination, and the specifications of the itinerary.