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Colombia is one of the undiscovered gems of natural beauty and culture in the world. The best way to immerse yourself into the local community is to become a part of the community. This unique tour combines local interaction to the full, allowing us to visit traditional remote and authentic communities, learn the local way of life and try local dishes, take part in traditional activities such as cooking classes, all the time enjoying this multi-destination tour of Authentic Colombia!
Special features of our Multi-destination Cultural Immersion Experience:
Type of Tourism: History, Culture, Luxury, Cultural immersion.
Places to Visit: Bogota, Pereira, Medellin, Cartagena.
Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights.
Type of Service: Private tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day to the city of Bogotá. We will collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel.
Today, we will head out on a graffiti bike tour in the historic centre known as La Candelaria. This historical suburb is of great significance to the country ́ due to its cultural heritage and its stunning Spanish colonial architecture. Bogotá’s has incredibly colourful graffiti, murals and street art on the walls found in the historical centre. This graffiti has an artistic, social and political form of expression of the city’s inhabitants, offering a fantastic insight into local culture.
Today we will head to the airport for our flight to Pereira for a specialized coffee processing tour. We will head directly to the Finca del Café, where coffee tastes better A local expert will take you through the coffee plantations, showing you how they process the coffee, from planting, manual picking and pulping. We will then toast the beans on a wood stove in the country house's kitchen, for an authentic coffee experience. During this tour, we can appreciate a number...
Today, we will head to the Hacienda Santa Clara hotel, for an authentic gastronomic experience and interactive cooking class. We will be welcomed by the specialist chef who will take us to the town's local market, called the "Village Gallery". This market is preserved in time, with its distribution and its tradition. We will be able to talk with an agricultural seller and taste their different seasonal fruits. With the chef's help, you will buy the ingredients to prepare the tra...
After breakfast, we will head out on a visit the Cocora valley, located in the central mountains of the department of Quindío. This valley forms part of the Parque Nacional de Los Nevados and is the ideal place to marvel at the “Quindian wax palm”, the national tree of Colombia. This tree can reach a massive 60 metres high and is the home of a number of bird species, such as the hummingbird and the endangered palm parrot.
We can get to the valley either by h...
Today we can enjoy a Community Experience in Moravia, which is one of the benchmarks for social and urban transformation in Medellín. This densely populated neighbourhood, due to the number of displaced people left by the armed conflict in the country, was once the municipal garbage dump of the city and where residents used to live in extreme poverty. Sustainability projects were developed, and cooperatives were formalized and we can see the social transformation created ...
After breakfast, we will head out to the small town of Carmen del Viboral in the Eastern Hills outside of Medellin, renowned for its traditional ceramics and pottery. The unique style of pottery turned this activity into the most emblematic tradition of the region. We will visit the local ceramic museum and learn about the history of pottery in Colombia. After, we will experience a pottery workshop where you will make your own ceramic pots. We will pass through the old pottery manufac...
Today, Cartagena's colonial district tour starts in The Parque Bolívar, which is surrounded by large trees and four impressive fountains, with El Libertador's statue as the centrepiece. Around the square, the Gold Museum exhibits pre-Hispanic objects, and the Palace of the Inquisition, with its impressive baroque entrance. This building housed the prison and torture chambers for the alleged opponents of the Catholic Church. The visit continues to the Santo Domingo church and th...
After breakfast, we will head to La Boquilla, a fishing village 20 minutes from Cartagena. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a refreshing iced coconut water. Here, an artisanal fisherman will take you in his canoe to cross the Ciénaga de Juan Polo, and he will teach you how to open and throw a cast net, select and prepare fish bait traps. After sharing details about his work and fascinating stories reflecting the cultural elements of his community, we will enjoy a cooking ...
Today is our final day of the tour! We will drop you off at the airport for the flight to your next incredible destination.