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COLOMBIA ALL-IN

COLOMBIA ALL-IN

Colombia Group Tour for Solos 30s & 40s !

There is NOTHING like this immersive 2-week Colombia group tour! You’ll spend the first week in the rugged mountainous region of Antioquia where you’ll explore Medellin and the kaleidoscopic pueblos of Guatape and Jardin. For the second week, you’ll pick up the pace by traveling to three very different locations in Colombia: tropical Cartagena, exotic Parque Tayrona, and mega metropolis Bogota.

Expect Vibrant Cities, Colourful Towns & Exotic Beaches !

Group of solo travellers on Colombia small group tour

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant cities of MEDELLIN, CARTAGENA & BOGOTA
  • Learn to dance SALSA and CHAMPETA
  • Participate in Colombia’s EXPLOSIVE national sport
  • Meet COFFEE farmers and understand their craft
  • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
  • Taste Colombia’s finest RUM and dance the night away on a CHIVA RUMBERA
  • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA
  • LEARN about Colombia’s difficult past
    Snorkelling Rosario islands during Colombia small group tour

    Included

    • 15-days / 14-nights: 5 Medellin, 3 Cartagena, 2 Jardin / Parque Tayrona / Bogota
    • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
    • Meals – All breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners
    • Airport pickups and drop-offs
    • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
    • 2 internal flight (Medellin – Cartagena, Santa Marta – Bogota)
    • A Colombian host plus various local experts
    • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)
    Group of solo travellers on Colombia small group tour

    Highlights

    • Explore the vibrant cities of MEDELLIN, CARTAGENA & BOGOTA
    • Learn to dance SALSA and CHAMPETA
    • Participate in Colombia’s EXPLOSIVE national sport
    • Meet COFFEE farmers and understand their craft
    • ISLAND-HOP the stunning ROSARIO ISLANDS (on our private boat)
    • Taste Colombia’s finest RUM and dance the night away on a CHIVA RUMBERA
    • HIKE lush jungles and discover breathtaking beaches in PARQUE TAYRONA
    • LEARN about Colombia’s difficult past
      Snorkelling Rosario islands during Colombia small group tour

      Included

        • 15-days / 14-nights: 5 Medellin, 3 Cartagena, 2 Jardin / Parque Tayrona / Bogota
        • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
        • Meals – All breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners
        • Airport pickups and drop-offs
        • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
        • 2 internal flight (Medellin – Cartagena, Santa Marta – Bogota)
        • 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.

        Group of solo female travellers on Colombia group tour medellin
        Admiring graffiti in comuna 13, medellin as part of Colombia 2 week group tour
        Other Way Round tour group doing 2 week Colombia group tour
        Metrocable Medellin during Colombia group tour
        Tour guide speaking in comuna 13 medellin during Other Way Round Colombia 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 bandeja paisa during Colombia tour
        Graffiti art during Colombia tour
        Admiring break dancing during Colombia 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.

        Two weeks tour in colombia: colorful guatape
        Touring the streets of Guatape in Colombia
        Admiring colourful church in guatape during colombia group tour
        La piedra del penol highlight of 2 week tour of Colombia
        Salsa lesson during Colombia group tour

        Day 4

        SALSA TIME

        Today is all yours to explore Medellin at your own pace. You could take the metrocable out of the city to visit the nature reserve of Parque Arvi (with epic views en route). Or you could go to the museum ‘Casa de La Memoria’ to learn more about the victims of Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict. Or for more adrenalin filled action there’s the option to paraglide in the surrounding mountains. In the evening we’ll regroup to enjoy a fun and energetic Colombian Salsa lesson.

        Paragliding of mountains of Medellin Colombia during my Colombia tour
        Riding the metro during trip to Colombia
        Downtown Medellin, Colombia

        Day 5

        COFFEE COUNTRY

        Time to make the journey to the rural Antioquian town of Jardin to experience local ‘Paisa’ culture at its most authentic – you may feel like you’ve stepped back in time. After the scenic bus ride from Medellin you will check into our quaint hotel before spending the afternoon visiting a local coffee finca. Here you’ll enjoy a home cooked lunch, witness the coffee making process, learn about life as a coffee farmer and taste some of the freshest coffee in your life!

        Visiting a coffee farm during a tour of Colombia
        Riding in jeep towards the coffee farm in jardin colombia
        Coffee tree, jardin, antioquia, colombia
        Group of travellers tasting fresh coffee during a Colombia group tour with Other Way Round
        Other Way Round tour group hiking the Andes in Jardin colombia

        Day 6

        HIKE THE ANDES

        Today is all about getting outdoors, getting active and reconnecting with nature! You’ll spend the morning hiking the lush Andes mountains surrounding Jardin, stopping off to enjoy the plentiful waterfalls and breathtaking scenery along the way. Then take the afternoon at your leisure: horse-riding, mountain biking, hangliding, or simply soaking up the peace and tranquility of the charismatic pueblo. In the evening we’ll share a group meal in the town’s colorful central plaza.

        Other Way Round guests during group tour of Colombia
        Overlooking the beautiful town of Jardin, Colombia
        The main square of jardin during a 2 week Colombia tour

        Day 7

        BEER + GUNPOWDER

        It’s time to head back for one last night in the buzzing city of Medellin. Along the way we’ll stop off for some lunch and a game of Tejo, which let’s just say involves beer, gunpowder and a ridiculous amount of laughter. Later in the evening you’ll go to our personal favourite restaurant in the city and afterwards it’s time to sample the pulsating nightlife – la rumba – in its full weekend glory. Tonight would be a perfect time to test out those new found Salsa moves!

        Playing tejo during a group tour of Colombia
        Colombia group tour learning the game of tejo
        Two solo travellers enjoying a cocktail during a Colombia group tour
        Poker, the local beer of Bogota, Colombia
        Group dinner during Other Way Round Colombia tour

        Day 8

        CHARMING CARTAGENA

        It’s time to say adios to seductive Medellin, but don’t worry, you’re only getting started! Following a short 1-hour flight, you’ll swap the sweeping Andes mountains for the sparkling Caribbean coast. After checking in to the hotel, the afternoon is yours to explore the utterly charming Cartagena at your leisure. In the evening we’ll enjoy a very unique (and socially impactful) dining experience in Cartagena’s old town.

        Cartagena, Colombia
        Meeting the palenqueras during a group trip to Colombia
        Meeting street vendors during a group trip to Colombia

        Day 9

        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. 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.

        Sailing the rosario islands during an Other Way Round group tour
        Champeta dancing during Other Way Round group tour
        Rosario islands, Colombia
        Tasting pargo rojo during Colombia small group tour
        Rum tasting during Colombia group tour

        Day 10

        RUM TASTING

        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)!

        Party bus during Colombia travel tour
        Getsemani, cartagena, colombia
        30 something travellers during Colombia group tour

        Day 11

        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.

        Relaxing at the swimming pool in parque tayrona during escorted Colombia tour
        Relaxing at hotel during Colombia organised hotel
        30 something solo travellers in Parque Tayrona during group tour in Colombia
        Enjoying hot tub during downtime on 2 week Colombia tour
        breathtaking parque tayrona colombia

        Day 12

        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).

        Parque Tayrona Colombia: pueblito
        Other Way Round travel group in Colombia
        Solo female traveller hiking Parque Tayrona with Other Way Round travel group

        Day 13

        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.

        Other Way Round traveller overlooking Bogota during escorted group tour of Colombia
        Female travel group in Bogota, Colombia
        Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia
        Other Way Round colombia tour group photo in bogota colombia
        2 week tour of colombia: salt cathedral zipaquira

        Day 14

        SALT CATHEDRAL

        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.

        Tasting traditional food during group tour of Colombia
        Tour group wandering the streets of Zipaquira, Colombia
        Zipaquira, Colombia

        Day 15

        ADIOS AMIGOS

        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 salsa, & champeta, drank rum, hiked jungles, swam pristine oceans, felt the buzz of mega cities, discovered hidden pueblos, 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.

        Other Way Round travellers during Colombia small group tour
        Riding tuk tuk during Colombia small group tour
        Swimming in ocean during Other Way Round group trip to Colombia
        Guest having fun in comuna 13 medellin during Colombia 2 week tour

        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 3 & 4-star hotels for this itinerary. These are the hotels we typically use.

        Staying at Viaggio Hotel, Medellin during group tour of Colombia
        Staying at Armeria Hotel, Cartagena during group tour of Colombia

        Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

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

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

        Kantawa, Parque Tayrona

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

        Cite Hotel, Bogota

        Hip vibe. Rooftop pool overlooking city. Located at the heart of the action.

        Staying at Viaggio Hotel, Medellin during group tour of Colombia

        Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

        Stylish interior. Spectacular city views overlooking Medellin. 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 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

        Cite Hotel, Bogota

        Hip vibe. Rooftop pool overlooking city. Located at the heart of the action.

        What Our Guests Say

        Other Way Round guest testimonial of Colombia group tour
        Other Way Round guest testimonial of Colombia group tour
        Other Way Round guest review of Colombia group tour
        Other Way Round guest review of Colombia group tour

        “Head and Shoulders Above the Rest”

        Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

        “Not Mass Produced or Touristy”

        What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

        “Completely Hassle Free”

        I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

        “Trip of a Lifetime”

        I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

        What Our Guests Say

        Other Way Round guest review of Colombia group tour

        "Head and Shoulders Above the Rest"

        Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

        "Not Mass Produced or Touristy"

        What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

        “Completely Hassle Free”

        I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

        “Trip of a Lifetime”

        I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

        Prices, Dates & Booking

        Group of female solo travellers on Other Way Round Colombia tour
        Beach vendor during Colombia organised group trip
        Solo traveller on Colombia group tour

        Prices

        Dates

        Booking Info

        UK: £3400

        EU: €4080

        US: $4420

        CA: $5780

        2024

        30 Mar – 13 Apr

        09 Nov – 23 Nov

        28 Dec – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

        2025

        01 Mar – 15 Mar

        • 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
        Group of female solo travellers on Other Way Round Colombia tour

        Prices

        UK: £3400

        EU: €4080

        US: $4420

        CA: $5780

        Beach vendor during Colombia organised group trip

        Dates

        2024

        30 Mar – 13 Apr

        09 Nov – 23 Nov

        28 Dec – 11 Jan (price + 10%)

        2025

        01 Mar – 15 Mar

        Solo traveller on Colombia group tour

        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 Bogota (BOG). You should organise your flights accordingly.

        You can arrive at any point 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 £840 / $980 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 to someone, you can schedule a zoom call