Day 1 : Bogotá
Pick up from the airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Bogotá.
Meal plan: n/a
Get your adrenaline rush in Colombia’s adventure sports capital - Santander. Whether you fancy taking on the rapids, rappelling down waterfalls, riding on mules through rugged country or want to get a bird’s eye view whilst paragliding, Santander has it all. Later meander the cobbled streets of Colombia's colonial gem,Barichara, a town set back in time. Absorb the colonial charm and rustic beauty of this gorgeous place.
Bogotá - Barichara - San Gil - Giron
Remote Amazon, schools of whales and incredible birdlife
Hiking, diving, horseriding and more
Stay on a coffee farm, experience Caribbean cooking and fine dining
Eco-retreats in the rainforest, converted coffee farms and more
Discover Medellin's statues, Bogota's street art and Cartagena's charms
Remote beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coast
Explore the beauty of Tayrona National Park
An epic journey through Colombia
Experience the Negros y Blancos Carnival
A gentle intro to Colombia's birds and historical sights
See Why This is Earth’s Second-most Megadiverse Country
Discover the history, charms and rhythms of Colombia
Rafting, rappelling and paragliding in Santander
Venture into the heart of the Amazon
The most intrepid trek of all
Idyllic beaches, water sports and great seafood
Sean and Bonnee Gregg , Tailormade Colombia
Seamless, worry-free travel in a far flung corner of the world. It was the best way to make sure we used our travel time seeing the country, interacting with the people, and tasting the food. I`ve already spent enough time, in queues, on buses, or just generally lost to appreciate a well planned trip.
Stuart Robinson , Tailormade Colombia
David and Rahul, what a great company you run! My tailormade trip to Colombia was just perfect! Your advice and guidance in advance of the trip was excellent. I loved the accommodation in Bogota and Cartagena; quaint and traditional. And the staff were incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. Your agent, Russell, was very attentive, and the drivers allocated to transport me were punctual, friendly and helpful! I cannot fault a thing. Thanks so much for planning such smooth-running trip for me. And, naturally, Colombia was the big star; can`t wait to visit again!
Shaun Matthews , Tailormade Colombia
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip. The whole trip was fantastic. Our guides throughout were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. The Humming Bird walk in Manizales was probably the highlight but it`s not easy to choose. We will definitely travel with Travel the Unknown again.
Lisa Zardoni , Lost City Trek, Colombia
Thanks for making my trip possible and so successful in such a short time. I loved every single second and the trek to the Lost City is amazing. Would do it again in this precise moment. And Colombia was a pleasant surprise, the country is incredible and really safe against the common stereotypes. It is a place I would be happy to live in, with the good weather, the colours and on particular the music. The food was incredible and freshly cooked. I am normally a fussy eater but I had every single meal almost cleaning the plate every time! Really enjoyed the fresh fruit supplied during the breaks.
The package was excellent considering the very short notice. I was impressed by the efficiency and the great communication.
Julie Crank , Colombian Odyssey, Colombia
I would recommend Travel The Unknown`s Colombian Odyssey tour for anyone who wants a fairly comprehensive tour of the highlights of Colombia. I would definitely advise an add on to Cartagena, if you haven`t already visited. Colombia is a wonderful place to take a holiday whether you have been to Latin America many times before or even if it is your first trip. Travel The Unknown have definitely chosen the best places to stay and we were very well looked after. If you want a completely tailormade trip, I`m quite sure that the experience would be equally excellent. It`s good to find a smaller company where you get a more personal service and which goes to off beat places or off beat areas of well known but far away places.
Albert Chau , Festivals of Colombia, Colombia
There have been so many highlights on our 15-day trip to Colombia: the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Colonial towns of Villa de Leyva and Cartagena, learning about the coffee culture, the wonderfully crazy Carnaval de Negros Y Blancos at Pasto to name a few. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to introduce us to the local culture, making this one of the most memorable trips I've ever taken.
James & Margaret Stewart , Tailormade Colombia
We have just returned from a three week trip to Colombia organised on a private basis by Travel the Unknown. This followed our tours with them to both Eastern and Western Turkey in 2015 and to Iran in 2014. We view all three trips as great successes, wherein everything that was promised, was delivered. We will be planning further trips with them.
Daniel Bean , Lost City Trek, Colombia
The Lost City trip was amazing. Would recommend this trip to anyone who has a sense of adventure and not afraid to leave their comfort zone. Machu Picchu is nothing like this and the sense of achievement you get when you reach the Lost City is truely outstanding. I am now looking for a similar adventure in another part of the world.
Terry Cooper , Lost City Trek, Colombia
This was a great adventure. Be prepared to get hot and wet but the rewards are worth it. Beautiful scenery and we learnt a lot about the history of Colombia and the local region from our guide. Would recommend Colombia to any travellers. Thanks to Travel the Unknown for organising trip, we had no issues which allowed us to appreciate the country even more. This was one of the best treks I have done. Very enjoyable and some amazing scenery.
Gillian Lowe , Tailormade Colombia
An amazing and comprehensive tour of Colombia. This is a beautiful county, go now before it gets too touristy!
Tony Cram , Tailormade Colombia
Travel the Unknown organised a brilliant three-location private trip to Colombia, including Bogotá Gold Museum, coffee-country and colonial and Republican Cartagena. Practical arrangements for transport, hotels and guides worked well. It was a delightful tour.