Real Colombia

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-35 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16925
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Bogota, Colombia
  • Ends Cartagena, Colombia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Go behind the scenes of the beans during a unique stay on a traditional coffee estancia located deep in Colombia's coffee country – caffeine addicts rejoice!
  • Take part in a game of Tejo – Colombia's national sport and a popular pastime in Salento (think bocce with gunpowder) – with the locals in the Tejo hall.
  • Hike through the lush Cocora Valley – home to cute little hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees!
  • Explore Colombia’s Caribbean coast with two free days in Palomino. Chill out on the beach, hike through the jungle in nearby Tayrona National Natural Park or dine on delicious seafood – the choice is yours!
  • Lose yourself in the colours of Cartagena as you wander through the cobbled streets packed with beautiful churches, monasteries, and mansions. Then, enjoy two full days of free time to choose your own adventure.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, PAC. Donations help them bring life-changing healthcare to rural communities in Colombia.
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Start in Bogota and end in Cartagena, the "Real Colombia" tour is a guided adventure trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Cocora Valley, Bogota and Cartagena in Colombia. "Real Colombia" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

There’s no doubt about it – Colombia is one of the world’s friendliest countries in South America. Mix the smiling locals with gorgeous beaches, mountains, coffee plantations, grand Spanish buildings, salsa clubs, exotic fruits, flower bouquets, hummingbirds and jungle treks and you’ve got a pretty cool adventure. On this 12-day journey through real Columbia, you’ll start in Bogota, explore Salento’s market, and stay on a coffee estancia to learn why this is one of the best places in the world for the mighty coffee bean. Discover the transformation of Medellin and soak up loads of free time in Palomino and Cartagena with heaps of opportunities for active hikes, beach days lazing in the sun and all the fresh seafood you could eat!
  • Day 1: Bogota
  • Day 2: Salento
  • Day 3: Cocora Valley/Coffee Estancia
  • Day 4: Coffee Estancia
  • Day 5: Medellin
  • Day 6: Medellin
  • Day 7: Medellin
  • Day 8: Palomino
  • Day 9: Palomino
  • Day 10-11: Cartagena
  • Day 12: Cartagena
  • Hotel (7 nights), Hostel (2 nights), Coffee Estancia (2 nights)
  • 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Plane , Local bus , Private vehicle , MetroCable Acevedo
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bogota - La Candelaria Walking Tour
  • Salento - Traditional Tejo Game
  • Bogota - Visit to Paloquemao market
  • Coffee Region - Cocora Valley visit & Hike
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Manizales - Coffee plantation tour, coffee tasting and coffee making
  • Medellin - Barrio Transformation Tour
  • Any international flights to Bogota and from Cartagena are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Real Colombia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Real Colombia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Real Colombia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Real Colombia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • As this trip only has limited time in Bogota, we highly recommend staying a few extra days before your tour to enjoy all this amazing destination has to offer.
  • The Cocora Valley hike is pretty rigorous, so you'll need to be fit and have sturdy walking shoes. If you'd rather relax, you can opt out of this activity.
  • Colombia enjoys a stable climate all year round, but it can get pretty hot and humid in the north. Be sure to drink plenty of water and wear adequate sun protection, especially in Cartagena on the coast.
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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