COLOMBIA: BEACHES AND JUNGLES

COLOMBIA: BEACHES & JUNGLES

Group Tour to Colombia for Travellers Aged 25-45 ! 

On this immersive 8-day group tour to Colombia you’ll dig deep into tropical Cartagena, exotic Parque Tayrona & mega metropolis Bogota. You’re in for an absolute treat of a week filled with unique hotels, breathtaking beaches, buzzing cities, stunning landscapes, colourful characters, amazing food, and a genuine insight into the Colombian way of life.

Expect Pristine Beaches, Lush Jungles & Thriving Cities

Parque Tayrona beach during small group tour to Colombia
Cartagena street during small group tour to Colombia

Highlights

  • Wander the colorful streets of tropical CARTAGENA
  • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
  • Learn to dance CHAMPETA
  • Taste Colombia’s finest RUM and dance the night away on a CHIVA RUMBERA
  • Unwind with a MASSAGE in the most tranquil of settings
  • Breathe in epic panoramic views over BOGOTA
  • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA
  • Marvel at the spectacular SALT CATHEDRAL in ZIPAQUIRA

Included

  • 8-days / 7-nights: 3 Cartagena, 2 Parque Tayrona, 2 Bogota
  • Accommodation in quality boutique hotels (based on sharing twin room)
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
  • 1 internal flight (Santa Marta – Bogota)
  • A Colombian host plus various local experts
  • A donation to our charity Poder Joven (1 trip. 1 kid. 1 month)
Parque Tayrona during small group tour to Colombia

Highlights

  • Wander the colorful streets of tropical CARTAGENA
  • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
  • Learn to dance CHAMPETA
  • Taste Colombia’s finest RUM and dance the night away on a CHIVA RUMBERA
  • Unwind with a MASSAGE in the most tranquil of settings
  • Breathe in epic panoramic views over BOGOTA
  • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA
  • Marvel at the spectacular SALT CATHEDRAL in ZIPAQUIRA
    Cartagena street during small group tour to Colombia

    Included

    • 8-days / 7-nights: 3 Cartagena, 2 Parque Tayrona, 2 Bogota
    • Accommodation in quality boutique hotels (based on sharing twin room)
    • Meals – All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
    • Airport pickups and drop-offs
    • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
    • 1 internal flight (Santa Marta – Bogota)
    • A Colombian host plus various local experts
    • A donation to our charity Poder Joven (1 trip. 1 kid. 1 month)

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    HOLA COLOMBIA!

    Bienvenido a Cartagena! Arrive at any time (we can help recommend flights) and we’ll be at the airport waiting to whisk you back to exclusive hotel. Unpack, relax, settle-in and then why not go for a wander to explore the utterly charming Old Town of Cartagena. In the evening we’ll meet for a welcome introduction and then you’ll get to know your fellow travelers over a unique (and socially impactful) dining experience in Cartagena’s old town.

    Other Way Round welcome dinner during group tour to Colombia
    Cartagena, Colombia
    Meeting palenqueras in Cartagena during group tour to Colombia
    Cartagena street vendors during group tour to Colombia
    Boat trip Rosario Islands during group tour of Colombia

    Day 2

    TROPICAL ISLAND HOPPING

    Today we’re hiring our very own private speedboat and setting off for some island-hopping around the very tropical Rosario Islands. We’ll swim, snorkel, sunbathe, enjoy the freshest seafood lunch and bask in the pristine beaches and crystal clear sea. Just make sure you save some of your energy for later. In the evening we have Champeta (Afro-Caribbean) dance class and afterwards you may want to hit up the local bar scene to try out your new moves.

    Champeta dance lesson during group tour to Colombia
    1 week colombia itinerary: snorkelling in the rosario islands
    Trying the local fish dish during our group tour of Colombia

    Day 3

    EXPLORING CARTAGENA

    Free day! You could head out of town to the nearby Bazurto market or Palenque village to get a better perspective of real life Colombia. If mud baths are your thing, you could venture out to the Totum mud volcano. Or, simply relax by the pool with a cocktail and take in the coastal view from above. Later, we’ll regroup over a spot of rum tasting and then it’s time for a chiva rumbera (a uniquely Colombian experience which involves a bus, live music, a dancefloor, and even more rum)!

    Rum tasting during our group tour to Colombia
    Party bus during our small group tour to Colombia
    Colourful streets of getsemani in cartagena colombia
    Other Way round small group rum tasting during trip to Colombia
    Chill day in pool during group tour to Colombia

    Day 4

    CHILL DAY

    Time to say goodbye to Cartagena and make the 4-hour bus journey towards Parque Nacional Tayrona (it’s a great opportunity to catch up on sleep after a few late nights). Our hotel is located in the most gorgeous, tranquil, setting just outside the park amidst the lush Colombian jungle. Upon arrival it’s all about relaxation. You can enjoy the pool, outdoor jacuzzi, sauna, steam room – and if that’s not quite enough – we’ve also hooked you up with a massage.

    Group meeting at hotel during group tour to colombia
    Other Way Round travellers during group tour of colombia
    Relaxing in jacuzzi during group tour of Colombia

    Day 5

    A DAY IN PARADISE

    We can’t think of many better feelings than waking up knowing you’re going to spend the day inside the exotic, otherworldly Tayrona national park. It’s epic! We’ll make our way to the postcard-worthy beach of Cabo San Juan by hiking through dense Colombian rainforests and along rugged coastal paths to spend a few hours basking by the sun-drenched shores (there’s also the option of the much tougher jungle hike which passes through “Pueblito” – a hidden indigenous village).

    View of Parque Tayrona Colombia during our small group tour
    Eating coconut during group trip to Colombia
    small group tour travellers hiking the beach in Parque Tayrona, Colombia
    Other Way Round guest in parque tayrona colombia
    View over Bogota during our small group tour of Colombia

    Day 6

    COLOMBIA’S BUSTLING CAPITAL

    It’s time for a change of scene, so we’ll make our way to the Santa Marta airport for the short (1 hour) flight to Colombia’s bustling capital, Bogota. After checking into the hotel, we’ll make our way to Monserrate mountain where we’ll ride the metrocable to the top to take in the utterly spectacular panoramic views over the gigantic Bogota. We’ll then stroll towards the charming old town – La Candelaria – to feel first-hand the vibe of Colombia’s cool capital.

    Touring the historical centre of bogota colombia
    Bogota, Colombia
    Travellers during a small group tour of Colombia

    Day 7

    ZIPAQUIRA

    Today, we’ll sample Colombian life outside the urban sprawl by heading to the neighboring and much smaller town of Zipaquira – famous locally for its hugely impressive underground salt cathedral. Trust us; this is WAY cooler than it sounds! We’ll spend a relaxing day first visiting the cathedral and then exploring the town. For our last evening in Colombia we’ll share a group dinner in a legendary (and lively) Bogota restaurant full of music, color and awesome food.

    Travellers visiting zipaquira salt cathedral during group tour of colombia
    Eating the local delicacies during group tour in colombia
    Other Way Round travel group during group tour of Colombia
    Government building zipaquira colombia
    Sailing the rosario islands during our Colombia small group tour

    Day 8

    ADIOS

    All good things must come to an end, and the time has come to say goodbye. But think of all the incredible things you’ve done. You’ve danced champeta, drank rum, hiked jungles, swam pristine oceans, felt the buzz of mega cities, mingled with locals, eat awesome food, learned about Colombia’s painful past and shared all of this with some amazing people along the way.  After one final breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport in Bogota to begin your journey home.

    Travellers during a group tour of Colombia
    Cartagena Colombia
    Street vendor in cartagena during our group tour of colombia

    Hotels

    We know that accommodation is important to you and it’s important to us too. We therefore seek out stylish boutique hotels, normally 4-star, and filled with local character. Here’s a selection of the hotels we typically use with this itinerary.

    Staying at Kantawa Hotel, Parque Tayrona during group tour of Colombia
    Staying at B3 Virrey Hotel, Bogota during group tour of Colombia

    Kantawa, Parque Tayrona

    Remote jungle location. Reconnect with nature. Luxurious spa facilities.

    B3 Virrey, Bogota

    Hip city vibe. Cool in-house bar with live music. Located at the heart of the action.

    Staying at Armeria Hotel, Cartagena during group tour of Colombia

    Armeria Real, Cartagena

    Exquisite colonial architecture. Cool and spacious rooms. Sipping cocktails by rooftop pool.

    Staying at Armeria Hotel, Cartagena during group tour of Colombia

    Armeria Real, Cartagena

    Exquisite colonial architecture. Cool and spacious rooms. Sipping cocktails by rooftop pool.

    Staying at Kantawa Hotel, Parque Tayrona during group tour of Colombia

    Kantawa, Parque Tayrona

    Remote jungle location. Reconnect with nature. Luxurious spa facilities.

    Staying at B3 Virrey Hotel, Bogota during group tour of Colombia

    B3 Virrey, Bogota

    Hip city vibe. Cool in-house bar with live music. Located at the heart of the action.

    Testimonials

    Solo traveller in Jardin during group tour of colombia
    Solo traveller in coffee farm during group tour of colombia
    Solo traveller in guatape during group tour of colombia
    Group of travellers in cartagena during group tour of colombia

    “What Are You Waiting For”

    If you’re the sort of person who likes to experience the true essence of a country, learn about its history, meet the locals, try the food (and drink!) and give something back, then frankly what are you waiting for?!

    “Way Too Many Laughs”

    We had an excellent mix of people within the group and we had a lot of laughs along the way! I would be surprised if there are many (if any) tours better than Other Way Round.

    “We Had a Fantastic Group”

    The group I was with were fantastic. All different in our own ways, but with the same like-minded approach to the trip. This meant a lot of fun and laughter along the way!

    “Know All the Local Places to Go”

    What is especially great about OWR is that the tour guides are also your age. They really feel part of the group – just the super organized ones who handle all the details and know the local places to go!

    Testimonials

    Solo traveller in guatape during group tour of colombia

    "What Are You Waiting For"

    If you’re the sort of person who likes to experience the true essence of a country, learn about its history, meet the locals, try the food (and drink!) and give something back, then frankly what are you waiting for?!

    "Way Too Many Laughs"

    We had an excellent mix of people within the group and we had a lot of laughs along the way! I would be surprised if there are many (if any) tours better than Other Way Round.

    “We Had a Fantastic Group”

    The group I was with were fantastic. All different in our own ways, but with the same like-minded approach to the trip. This meant a lot of fun and laughter along the way!

    “Know All the Local Places to Go”

    What is especially great about OWR is that the tour guides are also your age. They really feel part of the group – just the super organized ones who handle all the details and know the local places to go!

    Prices, Dates & Booking

    Travellers laughing during group tour to Colombia
    Bogota city view during group tour to colombia
    Solo traveller on group tour to Colombia

    Prices

    Dates

    Booking Info

    UK: £1900 | £1800 – early booking

    EU: €2300 | €2180 – early booking

    US: $2500 | $2375 – early booking

    2021

    21 Aug – 28 Aug

    27 Nov – 04 Dec

    04 Jan – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

    2022

    12 Mar – 19 Mar

    04 Jan – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

    • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
    • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
    • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
    • Pay £100 / US$100 deposit to secure place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
    • See COVID-19 flexible booking policy
    Travellers laughing during group tour to Colombia

    Prices

    UK: £1900 | £1800 – early booking

    EU: €2300 | €2180 – early booking

    US: $3800 | $3600 – early booking

    Bogota city view during group tour to colombia

    Dates

    2021

    21 Aug – 28 Aug

    27 Nov – 04 Dec

    04 Jan – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

    2022

    12 Mar – 19 Mar

    04 Jan – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

    Solo traveller on group tour to Colombia

    Booking Info

    • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
    • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
    • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
    • Pay £100 / US$100 deposit to secure place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
    • See COVID-19 flexible booking policy

     

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