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• Visit the Gold Museum in Bogota
• Enjoy whale watching on the remote Pacific Coast
• Learn about coffee production at a coffee plantation
• Visit a traditional colorful Andean market
• Explore the mysterious, ancient stone statues of San Agustin
• See the colonial gems of Villa de Leyva, Popoyan, and Barichara
• Explore Cartagena - arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas

Fact File

• 19 land days
• Start in Bogota and finish in Cartagena
• Includes all meals
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2


Colombia is now ready to welcome adventure travelers! This beautiful country is primed to share its ancient and colonial heritage, its abundant natural beauty and a sincere warmth that makes everyone feel genuinely welcome.

ElderTreks' 19 day Colombia adventure takes you from the colonial gems of the Andes to mysterious ancient statues and pristine coastal regions. We spend a few days in the remote Pacific Coast region of El Almejal where we will have the opportunity to search for whales.

A trip to Colombia would not be complete without a visit to a coffee plantation and hacienda. Savor the beautiful surroundings of Pereira, one of the premier coffee regions in the world. Enjoy a day of hiking (or optional horseback riding) in the spectacular Cocora Valley. Visit a traditional Andean market in Silvia, and be impressed by superb sites and colonial architecture in the Andean towns of Villa de Leyva, Bogota (including the Gold Museum), Popoyan, and Barichara. The crown jewel is Cartagena on the coast, which is arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas.

The ancient statues of San Agustin are numerous (over 600 in total) and mysterious. No one knows who created them or why. Dating from 1000 to 5000 years old, the statues depict people, animals, pregnant women, monsters and even combines people and animals. The tallest is 21ft high and there are many burial sites.

Enjoy meeting the friendly local people and relax in beautiful and tranquil settings on your adventure through Colombia.

FROM: $7295 USD



Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms. In El Almejal (Day 3/4/5) we stay in basic 2 room huts which share 1 bathroom in between.

Comfort notes

Some long drives on dirt roads.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bogota
Day 2: Exploring the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, Gold Museum & Colonial Bogota
Day 3: Bogota, Bahía Solano and El Almejal Reserve
Day 4: Whale Watching - El Almejal Reserve
Day 5: El Almejal Reserve
Day 6: El Almejal to Medellín
Day 7: Medellín to Pereira
Day 8: Cocora Valley – Salento and Ocaso Coffee Tour
Day 9: To Popayan, Indigenous Andean Market of Silvia
Day 10: Exploring the Colonial Charm of Popayan
Day 11: Drive Over the Andes to San Agustin
Day 12: Ancient & Mysterious Statues of San Agustin
Day 13: Fly to Bucaramanga
Day 14: To Colonial Barichara - One of Colombia's Most Beautiful Villages
Day 15: Hike Camino Real, to Villa de Leyva
Day 16: Villa de Leyva
Day 17: Villa de Leyva to Cartagena
Day 18: Cartagena - Colombia's Colonial Gem
Day 19: Depart Cartagena
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