Wellness in Medellin & Cartagena

Main destination Colombia 9 Day Tour

GettyImages-472552712-(1).jpg GettyImages-1061937402.jpg GettyImages-502564151.jpg GettyImages-1154490296.jpg GettyImages-1135612261.jpg
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.

Hotels:

  • Hotel Park 10, Medellin
  • Hotel Bantu, Cartagena

Included:

Meals:
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • City tour of Medellin
  • Partake in a cooking class and lunch at a community-based social transformation project
  • Experience traditional coffee making on a Colombian farm
  • Culturally immersive day and life of a Colombian in Cartagena
  • Enjoy snorkeling and lunch on a boat cruise
  • City tour of Cartagena
Other Services:
  • One airport transfer privately in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International and domestic airfare throughout the program
  • International and domestic airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Alcoholic drinks, personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Travel insurance

Notes:

  • International flights should arrive in Medellin International airport and depart out of Cartagena International Airport
  • A one way domestic flight from Medellin International to Cartagena International Airport is required on day 5

1007822
Day 1

Medellin

Welcome to Colombia! You will be privately transferred from the José Maria Córdova airport to your hotel in Medellin. After checking 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 to 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 to 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 rest of the day is at leisure to relax and explore the area on your own. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10

GettyImages-486884241-(1).jpg
Day 3

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 with people from the local neighborhood and experience an authentic cultural-culinary Medellín moment. After this community experience, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or enjoy the amenities at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10


GettyImages-1139458175.jpg
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 manufacturing process, 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


GettyImages-880720550.jpg
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—a Caribbean inspired culinary experience at Cande! 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu




GettyImages-1132327859.jpg
Day 6

Cartagena

This tour is for those who want to experience the culture of Cartagena in an authentic and non-tourist way. During this day trip, we will learn about the day-to-day life of local Colombians, taste local fruits, typical Colombian food, and learn about the traditions and beliefs of the natives, including 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 lunch with a local family.
The rest of the afternoon and evening will be at leisure to relax or explore the city on your own.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu


GettyImages-1204172277.jpg
Day 7

Cartagena

One of Cartagena’s charms is its location in front of the Caribbean Sea. What better way to enjoy the city and its surroundings than in a luxurious motorboat or in a fully equipped catamaran to experience 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, blue waters, white sand, and good music. Once the engines start, we will leave the bay of Cartagena, and then take a panoramic tour of the coast. Enjoy stops for lunch and snorkeling as you explore the marine life all around you.
Return to Cartagena in the evening, where the rest of the night is at leisure for you to explore the city on your own.   
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu
GettyImages-159088062.jpeg
Day 8

Cartagena

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel before starting our city walking tour. The walking 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 will 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



GettyImages-1045348536.jpg
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
GettyImages-952878478.jpg

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 be privately transferred from the José Maria Córdova airport to your hotel in Medellin. After checking 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 to 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 to 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 rest of the day is at leisure to relax and explore the area on your own. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10

GettyImages-486884241-(1).jpg
Day 3

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 with people from the local neighborhood and experience an authentic cultural-culinary Medellín moment. After this community experience, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or enjoy the amenities at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Park 10


GettyImages-1139458175.jpg
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 manufacturing process, 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


GettyImages-880720550.jpg
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—a Caribbean inspired culinary experience at Cande! 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu




GettyImages-1132327859.jpg
Day 6

Cartagena

This tour is for those who want to experience the culture of Cartagena in an authentic and non-tourist way. During this day trip, we will learn about the day-to-day life of local Colombians, taste local fruits, typical Colombian food, and learn about the traditions and beliefs of the natives, including 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 lunch with a local family.
The rest of the afternoon and evening will be at leisure to relax or explore the city on your own.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu


GettyImages-1204172277.jpg
Day 7

Cartagena

One of Cartagena’s charms is its location in front of the Caribbean Sea. What better way to enjoy the city and its surroundings than in a luxurious motorboat or in a fully equipped catamaran to experience 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, blue waters, white sand, and good music. Once the engines start, we will leave the bay of Cartagena, and then take a panoramic tour of the coast. Enjoy stops for lunch and snorkeling as you explore the marine life all around you.
Return to Cartagena in the evening, where the rest of the night is at leisure for you to explore the city on your own.   
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Bantu
GettyImages-159088062.jpeg
Day 8

Cartagena

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an optional wellness activity at the hotel before starting our city walking tour. The walking 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 will 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



GettyImages-1045348536.jpg
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
GettyImages-952878478.jpg

The activity Level for this tour is:

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

Have Questions? Email Us or call us at 754-457-9870
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Accommodation names are subject to availability. Should accommodation mentioned on specific itinerary not be available, a similar or higher rated accommodation will be substituted. Single room allotments are subject to availability and booked on a FCFS basis. Fit4Travel will work with each vendor or supplier to secure as many single rooms as possible to accommodate each traveler.

Related Article

Trending Retreat Destinations in 2022

Many of us attempt to live out a healthy lifestyle but sometimes everyday life such as long days at work, stress, errands and even indulgent vacations get in a way...

Read More
A: 1007 N Federal Hwy Suite 319, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 • PH: 754-457-9870 • E: info@iamfit4travel.com