COLOMBIA: MOUNTAINS & PUEBLOS

COLOMBIA: MOUNTAINS & PUEBLOS

Colombia Small Group Tour for Travellers Aged 25-45 !

This 8-day Colombia small group tour tour gets you under the skin of one of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions of Colombia. Think vibrant cities, rugged mountainous landscapes and kaleidoscopic pueblos. Uncover the thriving city of Medellin and immerse yourself in the quaint towns of Guatape and Jardin. It’s perfect for anyone who wants an authentic Colombian experience. 

Where Adventure Travel, Cultural Immersion & Social Impact Collide

Salsa lesson during Colombia small group tour
Visiting Santa Fe during Colombia small group tour

Highlights

  • Discover MEDELLIN & witness the social transformation in COMUNA 13
  • Learn to SALSA like a local
  • Marvel at the abundance of color in GUATAPE and climb LA PIEDRA
  • HIKE the lush Andes mountains
  • Step back in time in the beautiful town of JARDIN
  • Participate in Colombia’s EXPLOSIVE national sport
  • Meet COFFEE farmers and understand their craft
  • LEARN about Colombia’s difficult past

    Included

    • 8-days / 7-nights: 5 Medellin, 2 Jardin (Guatape is day trip only)
    • 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)
    • A Colombian host plus various local experts
    • A donation to our charity Poder Joven (1 trip. 1 kid. 1 month)
    Salsa lesson during Colombia small group tour

    Highlights

    • Discover MEDELLIN & witness the social transformation in COMUNA 13
    • Learn to SALSA like a local
    • Marvel at the abundance of color in GUATAPE and climb LA PIEDRA
    • HIKE the lush Andes mountains
    • Step back in time in the beautiful town of JARDIN
    • Participate in Colombia’s EXPLOSIVE national sport
    • Meet COFFEE farmers and understand their craft
    • LEARN about Colombia’s difficult past
      Visiting Santa Fe during Colombia small group tour

      Included

      • 8-days / 7-nights: 5 Medellin, 2 Jardin (Guatape is day trip only)
      • 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)
      • 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 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
      Salsa dancing during Colombia small group tour

      Day 4

      FREE DAY

      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 during Colombia small group tour
      Riding metro in Medellin during small group tour of Colombia
      Medellin city, Colombia

      Day 5

      BEAUTIFUL JARDIN

      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!

      Coffee farm visit during Colombia small group tour
      Riding jeep to coffee farm during our Colombia small group tour
      Coffee tree, jardin, colombia
      Enjoying fresh coffee during our small group tour of Colombia
      Other way round colombia small group tour tour hiking the andes

      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 tour group in Jardin, Colombia
      Jardin colombia
      Admiring central plaza in Jardin Colombia during our small group tour

      Day 7

      LA RUMBA

      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 our Colombia small group tour
      Playing tejo in Colombia
      Other Way Round small group tour travelling through colombia
      Tejo and beer, Colombia
      Other Way Round small group tour in Colombia

      Day 8

      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 felt the buzz of Medellin, scaled the Andes, discovered untouched Pueblos, Salsa’d Colombian style, mingled with the 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 Medellin to begin your journey home.

      Picking coffee during our Colombia small group tour
      Guatape, Colombia
      Other Way Round small group tour guest overlooking Guatape reservoir, 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.

      Medellin hotel during our Colombia small group tour
      Jardin hotel during our Colombia small group tour

      Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

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

      Kantarrana Urbana, Jardin

      Rustic feel. Peaceful setting. Perfect chill out spot.

      Medellin hotel during our Colombia small group tour

      Hotel Viaggio, Medellin

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

      Jardin hotel during our Colombia small group tour

      Kantarrana Urbana, Jardin

      Rustic feel. Peaceful setting. Perfect chill out spot.

      Testimonials

      Solo traveller in Jardin during Colombia small group tour
      Solo traveller in coffee farm during Colombia small group tour
      Solo traveller in guatape during Colombia small group tour
      Group of solo travellers during a Colombia small group tour

      “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 Colombia small group tour

      "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

      Group of female solo travellers on Other Way Round Colombia small group tour
      Bandeja paisa, traditional dish of Colombia
      Hiking in  Medellin during our small group tour of Colombia

      Prices

      Dates

      Booking Info

      UK: £1600 | £1520 – early booking

      EU: €1900 | €1800 – early booking

      US: $2100 | $2000 – early booking

      2021

      14 Aug – 21 Aug

      20 Nov – 27 Nov

      28 Dec – 04 Jan (price + 10%)

      2022

      05 Mar – 12 Mar

      28 Dec – 04 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
      Group of female solo travellers on Other Way Round Colombia small group tour

      Prices

      UK: £1600 | £1520 – early booking

      EU: €1900 | €1800 – early booking

      US: $2100 | $2000 – early booking

      Bandeja paisa, traditional dish of Colombia

      Dates

      2021

      14 Aug – 21 Aug

      20 Nov – 27 Nov

      28 Dec – 04 Jan (price + 10%)

      2022

      05 Mar – 12 Mar

      28 Dec – 04 Jan (price + 10%)

      Hiking in  Medellin during our small group tour of 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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