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"What I love about Colombia is the energy this place emanates as it emerges from its turbulent past,” writes a GeoEx traveler, and it's a feeling that's contagious. One visit to South America's fourth-largest country is all it takes to put any preconceived notions behind you, for Colombia is a dazzling gem simply awaiting discovery. Not only is it home to some of Latin America's most progressive cities and passionate people, it's also one of world's most biodiverse countries, filled with tropical rain forests, rambling mountain ranges, multiple coasts, and nearly 2,000 bird species.
We begin in Bogotá, Colombia's cosmopolitan capital, with a few days wandering La Candelaria's historic streets, savoring bowls of ajiaco santafereño, and relishing the views from atop 10,341-foot Monserrate, the city's central peak. We then fly to what's easily considered the country's cultural epicenter: its Coffee Triangle, a stunning region of verdant hillsides and rolling plantations. We'll hike among its bamboo forests and towering palms, engage with local farmers, and discuss Colombia's past—and future—with our knowledgeable guide. Then off to our final stop: the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena. Exquisitely photogenic, richly diverse, and exuberantly spirited, it's the ideal place to wrap up our wanderings.
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Itinerary at a Glance
- Day 1:
arrive in Bogotá
- Days 2 & 3:
- Day 4:
fly to coffee region
- Day 5:
Valle de Cocora hiking, visit music project
- Day 6:
fly to Cartagena, guided walk
- Day 7:
Cartagena fort, culinary tour
- Day 8: