Wellness in Medellin & Cartagena

Main destination Colombia 9 Days Tour

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Wellness in Medellin & Cartagena
Welcome to Colombia, the only South American country with both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. On this two-city tour of Medellin and Cartagena, you will have a chance to learn about the local people who are famed for their music, footballers, fruit and coffee. Enjoy learning about the coffee culture on a typical Colombian farm or exploring the streets of Cartagena on a historic walking tour. These two vibrant cities will be sure to leave you in awe as you embrace the Colombian culture, cuisine and scenery.

Included

  • Accommodation as described or similar based on standard double room including breakfast
  • Transfers with a Spanish speaking driver
  • Tours with an English-speaking guide
  • Meals as specified

Not included

  • Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • International and national flights

Hotels:

  • Hotel Park 10
  • Hotel Bantu
The listed hotels are subject to change and depend on availability.

Visa Requirements:

  • Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.
  • Furthermore, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.
Day 1

Medellin

Welcome to Colombia! You will have a private transfer from the José Maria Córdova airport to your hotel in Medellin. After check in, you will have time to relax before joining the rest of the group for your welcome dinner at Barbora Cocina Artesanal restaurant.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
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Day 2

Medellin

After a morning wellness activity and leisurely breakfast, we will head out for a Medellin city tour. This half day tour starts with a visit of a traditional flower farm and ends with a stunning cable-car ride into town. During the first part of our tour, you will be treated with a visit to the flower village of Santa Elena located in the highlands above Medellín. Growing flowers has a long tradition in the region and visiting a flower farm to get to know the so-called “Silletero” culture is a unique experience.
We continue our tour with a drive to the Nature Reserve “Parque Arví” and take the cable car to Medellín’s Santo Domingo neighborhood where you will begin your city tour. Enjoy the local musicians and the traditional “Guasca” music while visiting Parque Berrío. As we eventually make our way to downtown Medellín, you will be awestruck upon arriving at the famous Botero Plaza where you can see some of the historic sculptures of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. After the tour, we will enjoy a local Colombian lunch before being transferred back to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax and explore the area on your own. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
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Day 3

Medellin

Medellín - Culinary Community Experience – Social Project for “Foodies”
Start your morning off with breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel. We continue our day with a cooking class and lunch at a community based social transformation project, training low income Colombians to cook and sell healthy food from around the globe, at affordable prices using local products. During this interactive experience, you will have the chance to prepare a dish together with people from the local neighborhood and experience an authentic cultural-culinary Medellín moment. After this community experience, the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax or enjoy the amenities at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
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Day 4

Medellin

Start your morning off with a leisurely breakfast, but be sure to leave room for coffee! Today you are in for a treat as you will have the chance to experience the traditional coffee culture on a typical Colombian farm in Fredonia, Antioquia. During your visit, you will learn about how a local farmer and his family produce their own coffee brand and give us the unique opportunity to observe the whole coffee processing from the plant to the cup. Before lunch enjoy some time to stroll through the coffee fields as you learn more about growing and collecting the coffee beans. The visit will conclude with a traditional countryside lunch overlooking the beautiful Colombian countryside backdrop.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10

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Day 5

Medellin - Cartagena

After breakfast, you will have a private transfer from your hotel to the José Maria Córdova airport in Medellin. After the short flight, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Later in the evening, freshen up and get ready for a highlight Caribbean inspired culinary experience at Cande! 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu



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Day 6

Cartagena

This tour is for those who want to experience the culture of Cartagena in an authentic and non-touristic way. During this day trip, we will to learn about the day to day life of local Colombians, taste local fruits, typical Colombian food, learn about the traditions and beliefs of the natives, their music and their way of dealing with day-to-day-life. This will be a complete immersion into the local culture. 
The tour will start in Getsemaní, an old and picturesque neighborhood where its inhabitants know how to enjoy life. Then we will go to the market of Bazurto - the heart of the city, a place where food and work combine to create an atmosphere full of life and flavors with innumerable exotic fruits and the city’s typical dishes. From there, our journey will continue to La Boquilla, known for being a traditional fishing neighborhood on the seashore. Next, a canoe trip to pass through mangrove tunnels and swamps with local fishermen. To conclude your exploration, we will be treated to having lunch with a local family. 
The rest of the afternoon and evening will be a leisure to relax or explore the city on your own.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu
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Day 7

Cartagena

The charm of the city of Cartagena is in its location in front of the Caribbean Sea. What better way to enjoy the city and its surroundings than in a luxurious sports boat or in a fully equipped yacht to live a nautical adventure without equal.
The tour begins with transportation to the pier where your captain and an assistant await you with the boat ready for a day of sunshine, crystal clear waters, white sand, and good music. Once the engines are turned on we will leave the bay of Cartagena bordering the Fort of San Fernando de Bocachica, and then make a panoramic tour of the 27 islands that make up the Islas del Rosario Natural Park. Here we can make stops for lunch or explore the coral reef with snorkels. We suggest ending this tour with a stop at Agua Azul or at Cholón Cove, where we will have the opportunity to get off the boat and enjoy the crystal clear shallow water.  
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu

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Day 8

Cartagena

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel before starting our city walking tour. The walking city tour will highlight some of the city's most iconic structures and areas such as the Plaza de San Diego, the Plaza Fernandez of Madrid, the Park Bolivar, the Plaza de los coches and the Plaza Santo Domingo. During your exploration, you will also have the opportunity to walk on the walls and visit the bastions of Santo Domingo and San Francisco Javier, where you learn about the history and defense strategy of the city. 
After the walking tour, you will have the rest of the evening at leisure to take in your last night of the city!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu


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Day 9

Cartagena

After breakfast and a wellness activity at the hotel, you will have a private transfer to the airport in Cartagena.
Meals: Breakfast
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The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Itinerary

Day 1

Medellin

Welcome to Colombia! You will have a private transfer from the José Maria Córdova airport to your hotel in Medellin. After check in, you will have time to relax before joining the rest of the group for your welcome dinner at Barbora Cocina Artesanal restaurant.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
GettyImages-1174781807.jpg
Day 2

Medellin

After a morning wellness activity and leisurely breakfast, we will head out for a Medellin city tour. This half day tour starts with a visit of a traditional flower farm and ends with a stunning cable-car ride into town. During the first part of our tour, you will be treated with a visit to the flower village of Santa Elena located in the highlands above Medellín. Growing flowers has a long tradition in the region and visiting a flower farm to get to know the so-called “Silletero” culture is a unique experience.
We continue our tour with a drive to the Nature Reserve “Parque Arví” and take the cable car to Medellín’s Santo Domingo neighborhood where you will begin your city tour. Enjoy the local musicians and the traditional “Guasca” music while visiting Parque Berrío. As we eventually make our way to downtown Medellín, you will be awestruck upon arriving at the famous Botero Plaza where you can see some of the historic sculptures of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. After the tour, we will enjoy a local Colombian lunch before being transferred back to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax and explore the area on your own. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
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Day 3

Medellin

Medellín - Culinary Community Experience – Social Project for “Foodies”
Start your morning off with breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel. We continue our day with a cooking class and lunch at a community based social transformation project, training low income Colombians to cook and sell healthy food from around the globe, at affordable prices using local products. During this interactive experience, you will have the chance to prepare a dish together with people from the local neighborhood and experience an authentic cultural-culinary Medellín moment. After this community experience, the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax or enjoy the amenities at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10
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Day 4

Medellin

Start your morning off with a leisurely breakfast, but be sure to leave room for coffee! Today you are in for a treat as you will have the chance to experience the traditional coffee culture on a typical Colombian farm in Fredonia, Antioquia. During your visit, you will learn about how a local farmer and his family produce their own coffee brand and give us the unique opportunity to observe the whole coffee processing from the plant to the cup. Before lunch enjoy some time to stroll through the coffee fields as you learn more about growing and collecting the coffee beans. The visit will conclude with a traditional countryside lunch overlooking the beautiful Colombian countryside backdrop.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10

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Day 5

Medellin - Cartagena

After breakfast, you will have a private transfer from your hotel to the José Maria Córdova airport in Medellin. After the short flight, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Later in the evening, freshen up and get ready for a highlight Caribbean inspired culinary experience at Cande! 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu



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Day 6

Cartagena

This tour is for those who want to experience the culture of Cartagena in an authentic and non-touristic way. During this day trip, we will to learn about the day to day life of local Colombians, taste local fruits, typical Colombian food, learn about the traditions and beliefs of the natives, their music and their way of dealing with day-to-day-life. This will be a complete immersion into the local culture. 
The tour will start in Getsemaní, an old and picturesque neighborhood where its inhabitants know how to enjoy life. Then we will go to the market of Bazurto - the heart of the city, a place where food and work combine to create an atmosphere full of life and flavors with innumerable exotic fruits and the city’s typical dishes. From there, our journey will continue to La Boquilla, known for being a traditional fishing neighborhood on the seashore. Next, a canoe trip to pass through mangrove tunnels and swamps with local fishermen. To conclude your exploration, we will be treated to having lunch with a local family. 
The rest of the afternoon and evening will be a leisure to relax or explore the city on your own.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu
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Day 7

Cartagena

The charm of the city of Cartagena is in its location in front of the Caribbean Sea. What better way to enjoy the city and its surroundings than in a luxurious sports boat or in a fully equipped yacht to live a nautical adventure without equal.
The tour begins with transportation to the pier where your captain and an assistant await you with the boat ready for a day of sunshine, crystal clear waters, white sand, and good music. Once the engines are turned on we will leave the bay of Cartagena bordering the Fort of San Fernando de Bocachica, and then make a panoramic tour of the 27 islands that make up the Islas del Rosario Natural Park. Here we can make stops for lunch or explore the coral reef with snorkels. We suggest ending this tour with a stop at Agua Azul or at Cholón Cove, where we will have the opportunity to get off the boat and enjoy the crystal clear shallow water.  
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu

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Day 8

Cartagena

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel before starting our city walking tour. The walking city tour will highlight some of the city's most iconic structures and areas such as the Plaza de San Diego, the Plaza Fernandez of Madrid, the Park Bolivar, the Plaza de los coches and the Plaza Santo Domingo. During your exploration, you will also have the opportunity to walk on the walls and visit the bastions of Santo Domingo and San Francisco Javier, where you learn about the history and defense strategy of the city. 
After the walking tour, you will have the rest of the evening at leisure to take in your last night of the city!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu


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Day 9

Cartagena

After breakfast and a wellness activity at the hotel, you will have a private transfer to the airport in Cartagena.
Meals: Breakfast
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The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

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