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Experience the Real Encanto: How to Plan a Trip to Colombia

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Cobblestone street with colorful buildings in Guatape, Colombia

Guatape, Colombia

With soaring mountains, unspoiled nature, and a charming combination of modern-day heritage and long-held traditions, now is the time to visit Colombia. Experience the marvels of the landscape, the colorful culture, and the tangible magic that brings the splendor of Disney’s Encanto to life.

Follow in the footsteps of Abuela to step off the beaten path to learn about the dawn of the Miracle, enjoy the welcoming comforts of the Casita, embrace the adventures of the scenery, sample the traditional dishes, and more with an unforgettable experience in the Madrigal family’s Colombia.

Our tips for visiting Colombia inspired by Encanto can get your plans going in the right direction. Connect with a Zicasso travel specialist to enjoy a custom trip perfect for your traveling party in every way, but put your plans in motion with the following tips.

Overview

  1. Be Inspired by the Film
  2. Travel Now, or Plan for Later
  3. Travel Safely
  4. Book with Confidence to Create Your Own Encanto Experience

Be Inspired by the Film

Hacienda Bambusa in Quindío Colombia.  Photo courtesy of Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa in Quindío Colombia. Photo courtesy of Hacienda Bambusa

Inspired by the hit film, our Zicasso team has created an itinerary that steps into the life of the Madrigal family and the story of Encanto. Led by Brian, a top Zicasso travel specialist for Colombia, our curated itinerary dives deep into the stories and culture behind the film.

From the intricate clothing to exceptional artisan crafts that create architectural life, cuisine that can heal you with comforting flavors to awe-inspiring wildlife in the tropical landscape, this adventure celebrates the authentic, immersive, and inspiring beauty of Colombia through the perspective of the Madrigal family. Combine majesty with inescapable magic with these exclusive experiences:

  • Embrace the Casita when staying in Hacienda Bambusa, the estate that inspired the architecture and setting of the Encanto
  • Stay in Colombia’s first high-end eco-retreat, Cannua Lodge
  • Bask in the joy of a horseback ride through the landscape to follow the path of Mirabel, Abuela, and Bruno on their way to reunite the Familia Madrigal
  • Witness the magnificent colors of Colombian flowers with a visit to the floral farms before meeting with a traditional Silletero, known for carrying flowers through Medellin’s streets
  • Revel in the world-famous moves of Colombia with a private salsa lesson for the entire family so you can dance like Tio Felix with ease
  • Delight in the development of cocoa to learn about making chocolate before you craft your own chocolate specialty under the guidance of a local chef

This Encanto-inspired sample trip includes accommodations at top luxury properties, activities, meals, and tours as written. Find complete details and inclusions for this sample trip below, but customize every moment to your preferences, the time of year you are visiting, and your traveling party.

Sample itinerary: Experience the Real Encanto in Colombia

Travel Now, or Plan for Later

View from hillside cabana at Cannúa in Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo courtesy of Cannúa

View from hillside cabana at Cannúa in Antioquia, Colombia. Photo courtesy of Cannúa

With many options of where to visit, how to explore, and the style in which you can enjoy Colombia, you should consider booking your trip at least one month in advance.

However, with the growing popularity of travel in Colombia and the opportunity to stay in remarkable accommodations while enjoying unique experiences, you can best ensure the type of trip you want by arranging your trip three to six months in advance.

Whether planning your custom trip or rescheduling for your perfect timeline, you will have ideal weather when traveling outside of May, October and November to avoid the rainy season.

Related: Best Time to Visit Colombia

Travel Safely

La Piedra del Penol in Guatape, Colombia

La Piedra del Penol in Guatape, Colombia

Finding a destination that all ages can enjoy is the first step to any family trip. With a fascinating history and modern life, your travel specialist will custom design your trip with top guides, drivers, and other local connections.

Colombia has managed the ebbs and flows of the pandemic and welcomes tourists from around the world without entry restrictions or quarantine. Entry into Colombia does not require a negative PCR or antigen test upon arrival or proof of vaccination.

Vaccination is, however, required for most indoor activities such as restaurants, museums, theaters, and the like. Face masks are worn throughout the public spaces across the country and provide an extra layer of safety for locals and visitors alike.

Book with Confidence to Create Your Own Encanto Experience

Beach in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Beach in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Colombia is an incredibly safe country with plenty to do, whether when traveling with children of all ages, as a couple looking for romance, or simply as fans of the film.

From exciting beaches along the Caribbean coast to luxurious accommodations that feature contemporary comforts, you can create a custom trip perfect for your travel style.

Find out more by taking a look at our sample Colombia Vacations & Tours, speak with a Colombia travel specialist to create your custom trip, or contact our team at 1-888-265-9707.

Note: Zicasso is not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by Walt Disney Animation Studios or Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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