11-Day Botero Art Tour

See Colombia from an artist’s perspective

Tick off Medellín, Bogotá, and Cartagena

Private 11-day tour

Experience the nation of Colombia through the eyes of an artist

Fernando Botero who is a figurative artist and sculptor, is considered the “most Colombian of Colombian artists.” As a matter of fact, Botero is very well known and loved around the country and the globe. During this tour, you will visit the three main cities in Colombia and learn our rich culture and history. This is not your standard art tour, you will not only appreciate Botero’s art but you will also enjoy exploring the cities, towns and landscapes of Colombia. Botero’s prominence is used as a tool to deepen your appreciation for the country. 

What you’ll see

Cities of Medellín, Bogotá, and Cartagena

Masterpieces by Fernando Botero

Museum of Antioquia

The Metropolitan Cathedral

Medellín street art

Castle of San Felipe

La Popa Monastery

Rosario Islands

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Tour details

Tour details
Price:

From $850 USD per person (please inquire for a more accurate quote)

5 passengers $92
6 passengers $83
7-10 passengers $81
11-14 passengers $78
15-19 passengers $68
20-24 passengers $63
25+ passengers $61


Availability:

Year-round

Please note: these tours are private, making them highly customizable and tailored to your needs. We are happy to adjust our itinerary to fit your schedule and your interests.


Duration:

11 days, 10 nights


Group size:

1 – 10


Included:
  • Lodging
  • Meals (depending on the itinerary)
  • Private guided visits
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation (except flights)
  • 24/7 assistance

Please note: flights to and within Colombia are not included.


How you'll travel:

Private transportation between certain locations as well as to and from the airport; well-kept vehicles with air conditioning. Between cities, we will be traveling by airplane.

Please note: travelers are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights — we will make recommendations on airlines and dates upon booking.


About the staff:

Accompanying you on your adventure will be a beloved, bilingual member of our team to guide you as well as one of our talented drivers.

Detailed itinerary

Days 1-3: Medellín
Museum of Antioquia | Botero Fernando exhibits | explore Medellín

Upon your arrival to Medellín, we will collect you at the airport and jump headfirst into our 11-day adventure. For the first leg of our tour, we will be staying…

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…in the beautiful city of eternal spring, home to the famous Fernando Botero. Medellín has so much to offer, and we’ll see as much as time allows: the largest public Botero exhibits, the Museum of Antioquia (where Botero has donated a good portion of his personal collection), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and some of Medellín’s most beautiful street art. We’ll also be including our Social Innovation Tour during our stay; this tour focuses on the social change and creativity that has bloomed in Medellín since the times of its violent past. Our time in this resilient city will gift us with a chance to be involved directly in this innovation.

Days 4-7: Bogotá
Botero Museum | Gold Museum | Zipaquirá & the salt cathedral

A short flight will drop us off in the capital on day 4. Bogotá boasts an incredible collection of Botero’s art, all donated by the artist himself, which we will admire…

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…at the Botero Museum. A blast from the prehistoric past will deepen your appreciation for Colombia’s history as you wander through the halls of the Gold Museum, which hosts the world’s largest collection of gold pieces. While in Bogotá, we will also venture out to Zipaquirá on our Zipaquirá Tour. Here we can admire the magnificent feat of engineering that is the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and its incredible Stations of the Cross. The hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital is sure to spark your energy and interest in getting to know Colombia.

Days 8-11: Cartagena
Castle of San Felipe | Rosario Islands | Plaza Santo Domingo

Another skip, hop, and a jump on a plane, and we’ll land in Cartagena, the beautiful Caribbean of Colombia. Here, we will be doing a lot of…

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…walking (provided you’re comfortable with that) since that is the best way to get up close and personal with this walled city. Like the other two cities on our 11-day adventure, this historical monument of humanity received a generous donation from Botero, a striking sculpture in Plaza Santo Domingo titled “La Gordita” (“The Fat Woman”). The Castle of San Felipe, La Popa Monastery, and many other attractions will make this visit to balmy Cartagena de Indias unforgettable. Of course, no trip to Cartagena is complete without taking our Rosario Islands Tour, in which we cruise across the deep navy waters to this magical archipelago. Our adventure together ends here in Cartagena, but you’ll feel as though time has flown by you in this incredible artistic and cultural experience.

Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my multi-day trip?

No, all of our multi-day trips are 100% private. We work with our clients closely throughout the process so that this adventure is exactly what you want it to be.

What’s included on this tour? What’s not included?

On this tour, we include:

  • Lodging & meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private guided visits
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation (except flights)
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Medical insurance

However, we do not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airline tickets (international & domestic)
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?

We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian, and we even have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).

Good to know before you start your adventure

  • We recommend that you fly into Medellín and out of Cartagena for this tour. The Bogotá airport manages a great deal of traffic and can get quite chaotic.
  • Any meals that aren’t mentioned in the itinerary are not included in this tour. We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to taste the incredible local cuisine, so please remember to bring extra cash for meals.
  • We do not include the flights in the price of these tours, so we recommend that you purchase your flights after we have confirmed your booking. During the booking process, we will make recommendations on which flights we find work best with our schedule.
  • This tour isn’t just for lovers of art! While we will spend some time in museums and looking at the art, there is a bit for everyone on this tour. We’ll make sure to keep you interested and engaged as we explore Colombia with an artist’s magnifying glass.
  • If you see anything listed on the itinerary that doesn’t appeal to you, please don’t worry! This tour is customizable and we can adapt the itinerary to ensure each activity is of interest to you and your group.
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