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Group Tour to Colombia for Solos 30s & 40s !

On this immersive 9-day group tour to Colombia you’ll explore hip n happening Medellin, tropical Cartagena and the very exotic Parque Tayrona. You’re in for an absolute treat of a trip in the very best parts of Colombia. Expect 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

  • Discover MEDELLIN & witness the social transformation in COMUNA 13
  • Marvel at the abundance of color in GUATAPE and climb LA PIEDRA
  • Wander the vibrant streets of tropical CARTAGENA
  • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
  • Learn to dance the Afro-Caribbean beats of 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
  • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA

Included

  • 9-days / 8-nights: 3 Medellin, 2 Parque Tayrona, 3 Cartagena
  • Accommodation in hand-picked 4-star 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
  • A Colombian host plus various local experts 
  • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)
Parque Tayrona during small group tour to Colombia

Highlight

  • Discover MEDELLIN & witness the social transformation in COMUNA 13
  • Marvel at the abundance of color in GUATAPE and climb LA PIEDRA
  • Wander the vibrant streets of tropical CARTAGENA
  • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
  • Learn to dance the Afro-Caribbean beats of 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
  • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA
    Cartagena street during small group tour to Colombia

    Included

    • 9-days / 8-nights: 3 Medellin, 2 Parque Tayrona, 3 Cartagena
    • Accommodation in hand-picked 4-star 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
    • A Colombian host plus various local experts 
    • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    HOLA COLOMBIA!

    Bienvenido a Medellin, the city of eternal spring. Arrive at any time (we can help recommend flights) and we’ll be at the airport ready to take you back to your hotel. Unpack, relax, settle-in and then why not go for a wander to explore your new exotic surroundings. In the evening we’ll meet for a welcome introduction and then enjoy a group dinner so you can get to know better your fellow travellers.

    Female travel group in Medellin during small group tour of Colombia
    Admiring photos during Colombia small group tour
    Local kids in Medellin, Colombia during our small group tour
    Riding the metrocable in Medellin during our small group tour in Colombia
    Admiring graffiti in comuna 13 medellin during Colombia small group tour

    Day 2

    MEZMERIZING MEDELLIN

    Time to get up close and personal to the sizzling urban sprawl that is Medellin. We’ll catch the city’s modern metro system and do a whistle-stop tour of ‘El Centro’ before stopping for a hearty lunch at one of Medellin’s most historical restaurants. Afterwards, you’ll visit Comuna 13 to witness first-hand the impressive social transformation taking place in the city’s most notoriously dangerous zone – it’s humbling, inspiring and fascinating all rolled into one!

    Eating traditional Colombian food during our small group tour of Colombia
    Trying graffiti during Colombia small group tour
    Break dancing during Colombia small group tour

    Day 3

    COLORFUL GUATAPE

    Today we’ll head to the nearby town of Guatape – the most colorful pueblo in Colombia. In the morning we’ll climb the 765 steps to the top of La Piedra, a huge monolithic rock providing jaw-dropping panoramic views over the utterly spectacular Guatape reservoir. The afternoon is then free for you to explore, whether that’s enjoying a scenic boat ride, doing water sports, or simply wandering the quirky town’s vibrant streets.

    Other Way Round travel group in Guatape during Colombia small group tour
    Walking colorful streets of Guatape, Colombia
    Close up of Guatape church
    La piedra del penol, guatape, antioquia during our Colombia small group tour
    Chill day in pool during group tour to Colombia

    Day 4

    TO THE JUNGLE!

    Time to say goodbye to Medellin and make the journey towards Parque Nacional Tayrona (it’s a short flight and then a bus ride). 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. Afterwards, we’ll hike back – hopefully spotting some monkeys en route – and reward ourselves with a well deserved cocktail by the pool.

    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
    Other Way Round welcome dinner during group tour to Colombia

    Day 6

    CARIBBEAN VIBES

    It’s time to hit the road again as we take a 5hr bus ride to the beautiful coastal city of Cartagena. It’s the perfect chance to get some rest and recharge for the next part of the trip. Upon arrival we’ll check into our hotel in the Getsemani area and then do a short walk together to get your bearings. The rest of the day is then yours at your leisure. You could take a dip in our infinity pool, explore the UNESCO heritage Old Town, watch the sunset from the city walls or drink some cocktails at a rooftop bar. We recommend doing all of the above!

    Cartagena, Colombia
    Meeting palenqueras in Cartagena during group tour to Colombia
    Cartagena street vendors during group tour to Colombia

    Day 7

    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, dance, 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. This evening we’re starting with rum tasting and then we hit up a chiva rumbera (a uniquely Colombian experience which involves a bus, live music, a dancefloor, and even more rum)!

    Boat trip Rosario Islands during group tour of Colombia
    Party bus during our small group tour to Colombia
    1 week colombia itinerary: snorkelling in the rosario islands
    Other Way round small group rum tasting during trip to Colombia
    Champeta dance lesson during group tour to Colombia

    Day 8

    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. For our last evening together we’re going out with a bang with our Champeta (Afro-Caribbean) dance class. It’s seriously amazing fun! We’ll round off the day with one final group dinner.

    Trying the local fish dish during our group tour of Colombia
    Colourful streets of getsemani in cartagena colombia
    Colourful streets of getsemani in cartagena colombia

    Day 9

    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 to begin your journey home.

    Sailing the rosario islands during our Colombia small group tour
    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’ve therefore carefully hand-picked a selection of our favourite 4-star hotels for this itinerary. These are the hotels we typically use.

    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.

    Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

    Stylish interior. Spectacular city views. Central, yet quiet, location

    Staying at Armeria Hotel, Cartagena during group tour of Colombia

    Arsenal Hotel, Cartagena

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

    Staying at Armeria Hotel, Cartagena during group tour of Colombia

    Arsenal Hotel, 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

    Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

    Stylish interior. Spectacular city views. Central, yet quiet, location

    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: £2300

    EU: €2645

    US: $2990

    CA: $3910

    2024

    29 Jun – 07 Jul

    31 Aug – 08 Sep

    • 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 £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
    Travellers laughing during group tour to Colombia

    Prices

    UK: £2300

    EU: €2645

    US: $2990

    CA: $3910

    Bogota city view during group tour to colombia

    Dates

    2024

    29 Jun – 07 Jul

    31 Aug – 08 Sep

    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 £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
    • Pay remainder 2 months before departure

     

    Important Notes

    Am I a good fit for an OWR trip?

    We know it’s important to you to choose the right tour company for you.

    And equally, for us, it’s super important that we get the right people joining our trips (people who are likely to get the most out of it).

    We’d therefore appreciate if you could please read the following page carefully before signing up: OWR Trip Style

    Are international flights included?

    No.

    International flights are not included in the price of our tours. This is something you would book yourself seperately.

    Which airports should I fly into?

    Our trip starts in Medellin (MDE) and ends in Cartagena (CTG). You should organise your flights accordingly.

    Ideally you should arrive at the hotel by 6pm on the first day.

    You can leave at any time on the last day. There are no activities scheduled for that day.

    If you need help researching flights, contact us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on this page.

    Are airport transfers included?

    Yes, they are included at both the start and end of every trip.

    Notes

    • We only do transfers between airports and our selected hotels. No other locations.
    • For those tagging on extra days, we will endeavour to include transfers up to 2 days outside of official tour dates.

    Can I book a private room?

    Yes.

    Our standard prices are based on sharing a twin hotel room with one other person of the same gender.

    However, if you prefer a private then you can select this option for £430 / $525 extra.

    Just let us know at the time of booking.

    Can I book pre and/or post accommodation?

    Yes, we can book you in for extra days at either our arrival hotel or departure hotel.

    This is up to a maximum of 2 days on either side. If for longer, we suggest you book directly with the hotel.

    Contact us at [email protected] for rates.

    I’m traveling solo, will I be the only one?

    No.

    Our trips are specifically designed for solo travelers so you will fit in perfectly.

    Some people may bring a friend but the majority will always be traveling solo.

    How do I book?

    You contact us either via the contact form on this site or by emailing us at [email protected].

    You confirm your name, your age, which country you are based in and you tell us the destination and dates you would like to join.

    We then send you an electronic invoice to collect your deposit payment.

    To reserve a spot you pay a £200 / $250 deposit and then the remaining balance must be paid by 60 days before the trip.

    If your booking is within 60 days, then you must pay the full balance at that point.

    Is the deposit refundable?

    No, the deposit is non-refundable.

    However, if you can no longer make the trip you can transfer that deposit onto any other future trip.

    Do you have payment plans?

    Yes.

    We can either split your balance into even monthly payments, or we can set it up so you can pay any smaller amounts as and when you like.

    Just let us know at the time of booking.

    Visas, vaccinations & packing lists?

    Two months before your trip you will receive a comprehensive pre-trip pack which tells you everything you need to get prepared for the trip (including info on visas, vaccinations & packing lists).

    In general, most of our guests don’t need visas to come to Colombia.

    Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

    Yes.

    We cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dietary requirements. We will always make sure there are options available to you in the restaurants we visit.

    Please be aware though that there will not likely be the same range of options as you have available in your home country.

    Will I get to meet other members of the group before the trip?

    Yes.

    In the week before the trip we will create a WhatsApp group with all the people joining the trip. This is a great opportunity to connect ahead of the trip.

    Are the hotels listed on the website the actual hotels you use?

    Generally yes, it will be these hotels.

    From time to time we may need to change a specific hotel if for example it’s not available on those given dates. But in such situations, we will always replace with another hotel at the same quality.

    What’s the cancellation policy?

    The £200/$250 deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel at any point, you can put this towards any future trip you book with us (in any location).

    The rest of the balance is refundable up until two months before the trip. From that point we have to start committing funds to local suppliers and so:-

    > 30-60 days before trip – 50% refund

    > 0–30 days before trip – 0% refund

    But, we also recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover you for any unexpected last-minute cancellation.

    Enquire Now

     For bookings or enquiries, complete the form below or email [email protected]

    And if you prefer to chat with someone, you can schedule a zoom call