1-Week Colombian Culture Trip

Meet Colombians from all walks of life

Visit Medellín & Bogotá

Private 8-day tour

Feed your curiosity for a week on this culture-centric adventure

Many would say that Colombia has it all — the beautiful language, the incredible and varied landscape, the cuisine. Those same people would likely also agree that what sets Colombia apart from the crowd is its rich and colorful culture. This week-long tour celebrates just that. With just a little bit of help from us, you’ll have the chance to discover this nuanced nation for yourself and decide what you think makes Colombia so unique.

What you’ll see

In Bogotá, you'll see...

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  • Main tourist attractions of the city
  • Paloquemao Market
  • Monserrate Hill
  • La Candelaria neighborhood
  • Botero Museum, Gold Museum, Chico Museum
  • Zipaquirá & the salt cathedral
  • Villa de Leyva, El Infiernito, Pozos Azules, paleontological center or Sáchica
In Medellín, you’ll see…

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  • Santa Elena, Ariv Park, flower farm
  • Main tourist attractions of the city
  • Antioquia Museum, Memory Museum, Botero Plaza, downtown Medellín
  • Comuna 13, funiculars
  • Antioquian haciendas, flower plantations

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Trip details

Trip details
Price:

From $990 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:

8 days, 7 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

Day 1: Bogotá

Upon your arrival to Bogotá, our staff will collect you at the airport and help you get settled in. We’ll give you the day to rest up from your flight before starting our adventure tomorrow!

Day 2: Bogotá
Breakfast included | meet produce farmers | La Candelaria

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll hit the town and begin our full day in Bogotá. Starting at the Paloquemao Market, we’ll…

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…meet with some Colombian produce farmers to learn about their trade: how the produce is grown, how they grow it, and how they manage to sell their products. After that, Monserrate Hill is next on our list. Riding the cable car up to the top will give you a sneak preview of the expansive views of the capital that await you at the top. Then we’ll whisk you off to La Candelaria and Bogotá’s historical downtown, where we’ll visit the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum, and the Chico Museum. After having spent the day learning about Colombian culture and history, , we’ll give you the night off to rest up for another full day tomorrow. Or, if you’ve got enough energy, feel free to explore! We’d be happy to make recommendations.

Day 3: Bogotá to Zipaquirá & Villa de Leyva
Breakfast & lunch included | Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá | Villa de Leyva walking night tour

At 9AM on day 3, we’ll depart for the village of Zipaquirá, about 1 hour from Bogotá. Here, we’ll see the famous Colombian engineering feat in…

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…the salt mine of Zipaquirá, the salt cathedral. This architectural masterpiece will capture our attention for about 2 hours before we head into town to have lunch and wander around to admire the village. You can read more about this tour by looking at the Zipaquirá Tour page. Then, we’ll get back on the road toward Villa de Leyva, where we’ll be staying for the evening. We’ll take a lovely walking night tour through this colonial village, soaking in the fresh night air and sights of the cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings..

Day 4: Villa de Leyva to Bogotá
Breakfast included | El Infiernito | Pozos Azules

We’re up again bright and early to begin a full-day tour at 8AM. This complete tour takes us to El Infiernito (“the little hell”), an archaeoastronomical site…

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…full of earthworks. This mystical locale was once used for religious ceremonies and also served as a rudimentary astronomical observatory. We’ll also see Pozos Azules (“blue wells”), which are aptly named — the turquoise water is certainly a hue unlike any other you’ve seen before. After visiting these fascinating historical sites, we’ll either take you to a paleontological center to learn more about the area’s scientific history or to the colonial settlement of Sáchica, depending on your preferences. After refueling with a lovely lunch (not included) in Villa de Leyva, we’ll make our way back to Bogotá for the night before heading to Medellín on day 5.

Day 5: Bogotá to Medellín & flower farms
Breakfast & lunch included | Medellín flower farms | cable car

A short flight (not included) will deliver us to Medellín in the morning. Upon arrival, we’ll skip the city for the time being, and head directly to…

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…the town of Santa Elena. This small town isn’t home to just any kind of farmers; the agriculture here is focused on radiant blossoms. Day 5 brings us to the flower farms of Colombia, where we’ll get to talk to flower farmers and learn how they design and construct their famous silletas, or special flower arrangements. To make the most of our our time out in nature, we’ll stroll through Arvi Park before we head back to Medellín via cable car. Given that we had an early start, we’ll give you the night off to rest or explore Medellín at your own pace.

Day 6: Medellín
Breakfast included | Antioquia Museum | Comuna 13

On day 6, Medellín is ours for the taking. This full-day tour is just about as full as they come: the Antioquia Museum, Botero Plaza, a downtown walking tour…

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…the Memory Museum, and Comuna 13 (you can find out more about this by checking out our Medellín City Tour page) are all on our to-do list. Medellín is a hub for creativity and innovation, and throughout this action-packed day in the city, it really does shine.

Day 7: Medellín to Antioquian hacienda
Breakfast, lunch, & dinner included | tour of flower plantations

Our last full day on this expedition starts early as we head toward the eastern side of Medellín. Just outside of the city limits is an array of Antioquian…

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…haciendas, which are flower plantations. Our time in this tranquil spot starts with a horseback ride around the property, after which we’ll enjoy a lovely breakfast provided by the farmers. We’ll then take an official tour of the property to learn more about the processes behind farming flowers. A sampling of local fruits will make our afternoon start on a sweet note. After lunch, you’ll have time to explore the grounds and relax in this peaceful setting before we head to dinner to enjoy one last exquisite Colombian meal.

Day 8: Hacienda to the Medellín airport
Breakfast included

Day 8 marks our time together coming to an end. After a breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take you to the Medellín international airport so that you can get off to your next adventure.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!