Rock of Guatapé and Peno Lake in Colombia

Colombia Cultural Immersion: 9-Day Tour of Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena

Suggested Duration

9 Days

Culture shines from the capital of Bogota to the metropolitan of Medellin and the port city of Cartagena, three iconic destinations to visit on this cityscape, Andean region, and coastal 9-day Colombia adventure. You will admire La Candelaria’s historic landmarks, explore the notorious life of Pablo Escobar, and stand atop the Rock of Guatapé, among other thrilling Colombian experiences along the way.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore historic landmarks in and around the cobblestone streets of La Candelaria, including the Botero Museum, Museo de Oro, and Palo Quemado market
  • Peruse the Cundinamarca salt mine to discover the remarkable Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and continue to the legendary waters of Lake Guatavita to learn about El Dorado
  • Tour the City of Eternal Spring, Medellin, from Plaza de Botero to the statue of General Francisco de Paula Santander and the lush lawns of Parque de Los Pies Descalzos
  • Uncover the notorious life story of Pablo Escobar as you visit significant Medellin Cartel sites, Escobar’s old home, and his grave at the Monte Sacro Cemetery
  • Capture cinematic Andean landscape photography of the remarkable views at the Rock of Guatapé after you ascend the 742 steps that zigzag to its towering summit
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Cartagena as you wander through the halls and passageways of the Fortress of San Felipe and admire the impressive engineering
  • Delve into the ancestral African traditions of the Palenke village as locals share their regional delicacies with you, perform musical numbers, and dance to the rhythmic beats

Starting Price

$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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