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!

Destination Overview

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.

Trip Highlights

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

Price from

$6,975 USD per person based on double occupancy
Intra Tour Air – $450 USD per person


Departure time

Any day – this tour is fully customizable


Duration

13 days


Group size

Private groups of 2 to 12 people

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