7 DAYS JOURNEY. HERITAGE TOWNS, COFFEE, WINE, CACAO & LOCAL CULTURE

 Colombia trip to explore the meaningful Antioquian villages recognized by the Government as national heritage for their cultural significance. Admire our indigenous heritage in this tour by visiting petrogliphs and archeology sites near to the Cauca river.
To complete this cultural itinerary you will visit only winery in the state, visit crops of coffee and private collections of orchids and the luxury finca-hotels.
A perfect blend of culture, fun and relaxation in Antioquia. 

  • Pick up at MDE airport.
  • Medellín City Tour
  • Medellín – Sta. fe de Antioquía and Vineyard visit
  • Tour Santa fé de Antioquia, Cultural heritage town. Sta. fe de Antioquia – Cauca Viejo
  • Jericó Cultural heritage town and coffe farm.
  • Cauca Viejo waterfall hike or horse back ride.
  • Támesis: Cartama culture and petroglyphs exploration. Cauca Viejo – Medellín (3 Hrs)
  • Orchids, flower crops and birds tour.
  • Transportation from your hotel to the rionegro MDE

EXPERIENCE

History & Local living, Nature, Agro-tourism

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gain deep insights into Colombia’s rich history while visiting picturesque Antioquian villages that the Colombian government has recognized for their cultural significance.
  • On this tour, you will also be able to visit sites that reflect Colombia’s indigenous heritage, including petroglyphs and archeology sites near the Cauca River.
  • To complete this cultural itinerary, you will tour coffee farms, wine yards, enjoy breath taking landscapes and stay in wonderful private haciendas.
  • You also have the choice to add up adventure to the trip in many destinations.
  • This trip seamlessly blends culture, fun, and relaxation in Antioquia!

Places you visit:

Medellin, Santa fe de Antioquia, Jerico, Cauca Viejo, Tamesís

 

PHYSICAL RATING: medium

difficult-level-3

 TOTAL DURATION:

7 days
GROUP SIZE:

Max 16- Average 12 travelers

Accommodations

Hotels (6 nights)

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunchs, 5 dinners

Transportation

Private van, city train.

Staff & Experts

Destination specialist, bilingual guide, local guides

 

Journey From:

$1099USD/
Per Person

Departures 2017

JANUARY 2017: Fri 6 – Thu 12
FEBRUARY 2017: Fri 3 – Thu 9
MARCH 2017: Fri 3 – Thu 9
APRIL 2017: Fri 7 – Thu 13
MAY 2017: Fri 5 – Thu 11
JUNE 2017: Fri 2 – Thu 8

*Prices may vary according to the dollar conversion rate and travel dates. Please click book now for a precise quote and choose your dates and # of pax.

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GALLERY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE

FULL ITINERARY

acommodationAcommodation:
La campana
(or similar – standard)
*upgrade to luxury acommodation
mealsMeals include: (none)
transportationTransport: private vehicle
40 min – 35km – (Rionegro-Medellín)
staffFree time: from the time of you arrival to the next day

Meet you destination specialist and start your trip whit an amazing dinner. We will make reservations for you in a great restaurant in the city to prepare yourself for the great time ahead

acommodationLa campana (or similar – standar) mealsMeals include: (breakfast – dinner)
transportationTransport: Pick up- Drop off at your accommodation  in a Private vehicle – Metro System Railway staffFree time: Enjoy a free afternoon and evening for independent exploration.

Memory tour

Curious about the history of Medellin in the past years? Visit genuine neighborhoods, learn the insights from their inhabitants.  Witness  the transformation of places that where once violent territories. Share with the Comuna 13 community, enjoy meaningful graffiti and ride the only public escalators in the world. Keep it real at the downtown in the “Salon Malaga”; a 50 year old coffee place and tango music sanctuary.   Take a ride on the new railway.  Try exotic fruits and learn about medicinal plants at the oldest farmers market in the city “la placita de Flores”. Tour the memory museum unique of it´s kind in Colombia.

  • Meet the first project of free, public escalators developed for the Comuna 13 community.
  • Enjoy the street art and Graffiti walking around the barrio
  • Support the initiatives that have transformed the neighborhoods more affected by the war, through art and culture.
  • Have a coffee at Salón Malaga and understand the importance of Tango Music for the city of Medellin
  • Explore the railway line. The tracks have change the zone atmosphere. Giving more importance to beautiful squares surrounded by architectural gems.
  • Visit the -Unique of it´s kind- memory museum, build with memories of the victims Solve some of your questions about the armed conflict in Colombia
  • Walk around the Placita de Flores. Try exotic flavors, share with the vendors and find a medicinal use for every plant
acommodationNueva Granada colonial style hotel (or similar – standar) mealsMeals include: (breakfast – dinner)
transportationTransport: private vehicle
1.5 hour 57.4 km
staffFree time: from 16:00

Unique wine tour

Tour the first and only vineyard in the Antioquia region, which is very unique in Colombia. It specializes in producing and exporting fine wines. Explore the property with a local tour guide who has an intimate knowledge of the area and passion for wine. The trip will include a Mediterranean lunch at the vineyard.

At night

You will be able to enjoy Santa Fé de Antioquia’s colonial town at night, by walking through the cobblestone streets in the fresh air.

acommodationPara Siempre republican boutique hotel mealsMeals include: (breakfast – lunch – dinner – snack – coffee – hydration)
transportationTransport: private vehicle 1.5h – 20 minutes in motorcycle taxi (tuk tuk) staffFree time: from 15:00

Tour Santa Fé de Antioquia

This beautiful colonial town, just an hour from the city of Medellín, has a history dating back more than 400 years. Its cobble stone streets, houses with giant doors and important historical sites remain well preserved. Visit the charming downtown area, the Museum of Juan de Corral and the West Bridge, the largest wooden bridge in South America, which was constructed in 1886.

Take amazing pictures of the Cauca Valley landscape and beautiful colonial houses. Taste a variety of tropical fruits at the town’s main square.

Understand why Santa Fé de Antioquia, was once capital of “La Gran Colombia”.

In the afternoon

Take a ride to  “Cauca Viejo”, this village was built in this century as a replica of a town from Antioquia’s republican period. This private town alongside the Cauca River includes a plaza, shops, hotels and private houses.

Enjoy free time to relax at the pool and stroll around the village.

acommodationPara Siempre Republican Boutique Hotel mealsMeals include: (breakfast – lunch –  dinner)
transportationTransport: private vehicle 45 min  –  25 km staffFree time: Enjoy a free afternoon and evening for independent exploration

Morning activities

Enjoy breath-taking landscapes as you travel through the town of Jericó, a town that quintessentially represents Colombia coffee culture. Tour artisan workshops, taste local sweets and enjoy the view and the architecture. You will also tour a coffee plantation to see how a family grows and processes coffee in the traditional way. In addition, you will discover how to make the best cup of coffee and taste different regional varieties of coffee at the finest coffee house in town.

In the afternoon

Spend your free time in hotel pool and walking around Cauca Viejo. The architecture is charming and there’s nothing better than watching a beautiful sunset from the main square.

Optional activities

You can choose between hiking to a waterfall or  visiting “Las nubes” natural reserve.

If you are feelling more adventurous a paragliding tamdem flight over the Cauca river will be delightfull.

acommodationPara Siempre Republican Boutique Hotel mealsMeals include: (breakfast – lunch –  dinner)
transportationTransport: Private vehicle. 1 hour (35 km) staffFree time: from 15:00

Cartama Culture and Petroglyphs Tour

The town of Támesis, located near Jerico, has comfortable weather and was an early settlement for the indigenous Cartama people.  Their history and cosmology is recorded on petroglyph carvings, spread over an 80 kilometer square area. Hike paths from the Cartama that date back to the Pre-Hispanic period, while admiring archeological features and enjoying the scenery.

 

In the afternoon

Choose between 5 different activities: white water rafting, rappelling, tubing, hiking, and spelunking. These activities vary, based on group interests and daily availability.

At night

Enjoy nightlife in Támesis village, where you can try aguardiente, a traditional alcoholic drink in a local “heladeria” bar.

acommodationAccomodation: none mealsMeals include: breakfast
transportationTransport: Private vehicle staffFree time: none

Enjoy for the last time the last time the mountainous landscape and get to the MDE airport for your flight home. Already in love with Colombia? Your travel concierge can help with travel arrangements to add more fun to your trip.

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