Medellín to Bogota Adventure: Coffee & Salsa Sounds
Tour Medellín to Bogota
This 12-day tour through Colombia isn’t just about checking destinations off your list. With unique cultural experiences like a tour through the revitalized Comuna 13 neighbourhood of Medellín, visiting a working coffee farm to learn about growing and production, and a salsa dancing lesson with the locals, your experience in Colombia will go way beyond any travel book.
Start: Medellín, Colombia
Finish: Bogota, Colombia
Destination: Bogota, Colombia
Physical Level: 4/5
Ages: 18 – 39
Group size: Max 16, avg 12
Why You'll Love This Adventure?
- Learn about Colombian coffee production in Manizales
- Hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley
- Enjoy free time to explore the city of Cali
- Take a dip in the therapeutic waters of Tierra Viva
Day 1: Medellín
Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out to one of the many bars around Parque Lleras in the hopping neighbourhood of El Poblado to get to know your fellow travellers. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!
Day 2: Medellín
Explore Medellín today with a visit to the Comuna 13 neighbourhood, complete with a walking tour and delicious lunch provided by community organization Berracas de la 13. After, tour a local park filled with statues from Colombia’s favourite sculptor, Fernando Botero.
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3: Medellín/Manizales
Day 4: Palas de Rei/Melide
Say “Adios!” to Medellín and hop on a bus to Manizales. Known as “The City of Open Doors” for its welcoming residents, you will fall in love with this mountainside city. And if you’re a coffee lover — you won’t want to leave. Spend the day exploring and learning about coffee cultivation, or visit a nature reserve.
Day 5: Manizales/Salento
Soak in the therapeutic waters of the Tierra Viva thermal baths for a relaxing start to your morning. Later, take the scenic route to Salento, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.
Day 6: Salento
Venture out on a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley. This afternoon, choose from a variety of optional activities in the coffee region of Quindío.
Day 7: Salento/Armenia
Climb aboard a local bus to Armenia for a coffee farm tour. Learn about coffee production before enjoying lunch on the farm. Don’t worry, there will be an opportunity to shop so you can bring one of Colombia’s most important exports home with you. The perfect souvenir!)
Your Hands-On Moment Coffee Farm Tour
Day 8: Armenia/Cali
Travel to the bustling city of Cali by bus. Admire the 26m high Cristo Rey monument on a guided tour. Later, learn (or attempt) to dance like a local with a salsa class.
Your Discover Moment Salsa Class
Day 9: Cali
Choose your own Cali adventure today. For aerial views of the city, you can ride the MIO cable car, or get active and hike to Cerro de las tres Cruces. Or stroll along the Cali River and visit the wonderfully weird Cat Park along the banks. Meander through the colourful neighbourhood of San Antonio and sample some tasty local delicacies.
Day 10: Cali/Bogotá
Fly to Bogotá this morning. Take an orientation walk of the Candelaria neighbourhood led by your CEO, and visit the Gold Museum to admire thousands of gold artifacts. The afternoon is yours to wander through the streets of Candelaria at your own pace.
Day 11: Bogotá
Explore the capital of Colombia with a free day. You can ride the funicular up for stunning views of the city, check out the street art, or explore the underground tunnels and caves of Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.
Day 12: Bogotá
Depart at any time.
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Local bus and Walking.
Hotel (11 nights)
- Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
- Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
- Your Hands-On Moment: Coffee Farm Tour, Armenia
- Your Discover Moment: Salsa Class, Cali
- Berracas de la 13 visit with lunch, Plaza Botero visit, Tierra Viva Thermal Baths, Cocora valley hike, Cristo Rey visit, Salsa class, La Candelaria orientation walk, Gold museum visit, Internal flight, Transport between destinations and to/from included activities