july, 2023
10 day itinerary

Hiking, Cities, and Crusises

Dates: 17th – 26th July
Country: Colombia
Cost: €2,350
Availability: Fully Booked

Janet’s Journeys is taking on Latin America! To a country that’s known for its fusion of music, food and culture and will guarantee you a trip of a lifetime…

Get ready for COLOMBIA!!

The land of the extremes, vibrant, colourful and with a reputation for throwing the best parties! From food tours, and salsa classes to tropical beaches, this is a jam-packed itinerary exploring all that the big and wonderful Colombia has to offer!

This is going to be the ultimate South American adventure: 10 days of hiking, mouth-watering foods, magical towns, vibrant dancing and finishing up on the Caribbean coast!


What’s Included


  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All activities as stated in the above itinerary
  • All accommodations for 9 nights
  • 3 domestic flights (Bogota – Armenia, Armenia – Medellin & Medellin to Cartagena).
  • Airport pick-up on day 1 of the tour


  • Additional snacks and any extra activities
  • Personal expenses
  • International Flights
  • Domestic flights not stated
  • Airport departure taxi / drop off
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides etc


Throughout our stay in Colombia, we will stay in a mixture of 4 and 5-star hotels, as well as cute, traditional guesthouses. The full hotel list will be available once the 12 spaces are booked, and I assure you you’re gonna love every single place!

All rooms on all trips are shared, with 2 people in each room. We will partner you with an adventure buddy – an amazing way to make new friends! You’ll be moved around to pair up with a new friend every couple of nights. 

All rooms will be twin-sharing, private rooms, not dorms! 


Day 1 - Bogota

Today the group will fly into Bogota.

Airport transfers will be arranged for everyone and depending on your arrival time, we’ll organize a city tour in the afternoon taking in La Candelaria – the oldest and most colourful district in the city. In the evening., we’ll have our first group dinner at a local restaurant as the group gets to know one another.

Day 2 - 4 Salento

Today we take a domestic flight to Armenia, Colombia’s famous coffee region. This is an opportunity to visit some of Colombias best coffee farms and plantations, to stay in a traditional hacienda and to go hiking in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country: the Cocora Valley.

While in Salento for 2 nights we’ll be doing a jeep tour of the surrounding countryside, hiking through the valley and exploring this quaint country village before we fly on to our next destination.

Day 4 - 7 Medellin

Welcome to Medellin!

Day 4: An airport transfer will pick us up from the airport and bring us to our 5 star accommodation. We’ll spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or exploring our neighborhood followed by a group dinner

After breakfast on day 5, we start our Medellin adventure and go on the Afro Flow Special Tour where we will discover how the Afro flavor is present in Medellin. Your guide is part of this community and will make you feel like you are too! We will walk around the neighborhoods listening to their stories and then enjoy a unique percussion workshop with the Son Batá group.

In the afternoon, we’ve signed everyone up for a food tour on Medellin. Bring your empty stomach as today we start our foodie adventure through the city.  This is when the real tour of the local and traditional gastronomy of the city begins and experience all the delicious food Colombia is famous for. An exciting day for the senses!

On Day 6, we’ll be doing a full day tour out of Medellin to Guatape – one of the most colourful and unique towns in all of Colombia.

Complete with rainbow houses, panoramic viewpoints and the opportunity to climb up Piedra del peñol – one of the most famous rock formations in the country.

Day 7 - 9 Cartagena

We leave Medellin and hop on a short flight to the exciting city of Cartagena! We can spend the afternoon roaming around the cobblestone streets of Cartagena’s old town, which is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Visit the impressive fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas or the Convent of La Popa; a beautiful convent perched on top of a hill overlooking the city and offers panoramic views of Cartagena and the Caribbean Sea.

On day 8, it’s dress up time! Join your guide and a professional photographer to discover all of the stunning corners of Cartagena. We will walk through the vibrant streets and enjoy the beautiful architecture, squares, museums, churches and art of our city while your photographer captures all of these moments along the way!

In the afternoon, get your dancing shoes on and get ready to embrace a key part of Colombian culture! We will be salsa’ing our way through the afternoon in a private lesson where you can put some basic salsa moves in your back pocket!

Day 9…time to explore Colombia’s tropical Carribbean paradise! We will spend the day at Rosario Islands, a charming group of islands surrounded by turquoise waters, white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs.  Today is about sippin’ cocktails, relaxing and exploring…and enjoying our private cruise!

Day 10 - Departure Day

Day 10 is departure day!

Please note this tout starts in BOGOTA and ends in Cartagena. You can either book 2 one-way flights or book return flights to Bogota and book a cheap domestic flight from Cartagena to Bogota on the final day before your international flight.

Want to join?

Click here to send an email to letting me know briefly WHY you want to come, and then I’ll let you know if a spot is yours or not. Once I email you back and confirm, you can pay the deposit to secure your spot.


Terms and Conditions

Your deposit is non refundable.

For the balance of your payment, I can refund you the full amount (minus your deposit) up to 8 weeks before the trip begins should you have an emergency / illness / need to cancel.

Anything closer than 8 weeks, I cannot refund you. I suggest you take out travel insurance that covers trip cancellations, that way should something happen like you get Covid, you will get a full payout from your insurance company.

Feel free to email me should you have any questions about payment methods, payments schedule etc.


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