Looking for a family holiday a little different from the rest? Want luxury, adventure, and culture all in one perfect week?
This action-packed, culturally-enriching escape through Central and Northern Colombia will have you horseback riding through the coffee region’s emerald-green highlands, sinking your toes into the silky-smooth white sands of the Rosario Islands, and eating some of the country’s best cuisine in the stunning colonial city of Cartagena.
Adventurous, open-minded families looking to experience new foods, new settings, and new cultures - all whilst having A LOT of fun getting out in nature, relaxing in top-end hotels, and eating world-class food
6 nights, 7 days
Days: 7 days
Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
Phone Number: 1 (347) 871-7997
Rating: TIC Rating
Rating: Trip Advisor
Day 1 | Coffee-tasting & Hacienda-living
What better place to start the trip of a lifetime through Colombia than in the country’s lush coffee region? Your day will begin with a guided tour of a working coffee farm, where the little ones will be invited to get hands-on with every step of the coffee-making process, from picking the berries amongst local workers to de-pulping and processing back at the roastery. After all that coffee-making and tasting, our guess is that you’ll all be ready for some relaxing.
Choose from the following hotels:
Hacienda San Jose
Hotel Boutique Sazagua
Day 2 | Cocora Valley & Filandia
Day two begins with a guided trek or horse ride through Colombia’s otherworldly Valle de Cocora, a misty, emerald-green highland paradise blanketed with fields upon fields of the tallest palm trees on our planet. After a delicious picnic under the towering 60-meter palms, jump aboard your private transportation for a guided tour of little-visited Filandia, a colorful colonial town boasting stunning architecture, fantastic restaurants and cafes, and some epic Zona Cafetera views from the town’s 19 meter-high mirador (lookout point).
Day 3 | Relax or Explore at Your Own Pace
While we could fill every day with the endless activities on offer in the coffee region, we know that our families need some time to chill (you are on vacation, after all!). Whether you fancy doing a little souvenir shopping (remember, this is your chance to buy some of the world’s best coffee!), exploring more of the region’s natural wonders, or just want to relax by your beautiful hotel pool, this day is for you and your family to take things at your own pace. Enjoy it!
Day 4 | Fly to Cartagena
Say farewell to Colombia’s coffee region, and hello to the country’s “Northern Queen”. On day four we’ll fly you to the UNESCO-listed colonial city of Cartagena, where 1700s bougainvillea-draped terraces, world-class restaurants, and white-sand Caribbean beaches await. You’ll kick-start your time in Cartagena tracing the steps of the city’s most notorious pirate with an exciting treasure hunt through the Old Town’s best museums, landmarks, and cultural centers (beware: your little ones will be transformed into eyepatch-wearing buccaneers with our treasure chest full of pirate costumes!). Then, enjoy old-world luxury interiors, rooftop pools, and impeccable service at one of our hand-picked, centrally located boutique hotels.
Day 5 | Island Hopping in Style
It’s day five, and we reckon you’re just about ready for some much-needed beach time. Get up early and spend the day exploring the crystal-clear waters and pearl-white sands of the nearby Rosario Islands on your very own private yacht, stopping by La Piscina for brilliant snorkeling opportunities and Agua Azul for pristine beaches and a fresh lobster lunch. If it’s great cocktails, world-class food, and beachside swimming pools that speak to you, we’ll take you to Blue Apple Beach Club in Tierrabomba for a perfect day of eating, swimming, and relaxing.
Day 6 | Get in touch with Nature & Ring in the New Year in Style
Kids haven’t quite had their fix of adventure yet? We’ve got you covered. Day six takes the whole family to the bird-watching paradise of Baru National Reserve, where, with the help of our experienced guides, your little adventurers will be able to spot colorful parrots, flocks of pink flamingos, tiny blue and green hummingbirds, and, even, the endangered Andean condor. After a traditional Colombian lunch on beautiful Playa Blanca beach, it'll be time to head back to your hotel to get ready for a NYE to remember: think live Latin music, a 5-course gourmet dinner, and uninterrupted views of a Cartagena glowing with fireworks.
Day 7 | Fly Home
And just like that, the adventure of a lifetime comes to an end. On day seven, we’ll take you to the airport to catch your flight home or back to Bogota, where you’ll have a few hours to reflect over an epic week spent exploring the best that Colombia has to offer. The only question left to ask now is: when are you joining us next?
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