Colombia - jETBlack Travel

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

JT
28 reviews
Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2022
Group size: 20 - 35
Colombia - jETBlack Travel
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

28 reviews

$1899
Deposit: $300
Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2022
Group size: 20 - 35

About this trip

Welcome to Medellin, Colombia! Please UNDERSTAND that our first experience in Medellin was a Vibe! If  you've never been, you don't want to miss this amazing experience where we immerse you into a historical capsule of music and culture! 


This will be an 5 day experience where we would require each individual/group to arrive on between the hours of 9:00am & 5:00pm. This will allow the check in process to be more feasible and help us stay on schedule with our events. You book your airfare and we take care of the rest!  The airport code to Medellin  is MDE. We will depart right after breakfast. We have a robust agenda packed with many activities to ensure that we not only gain exposure to this city, but also leave with memorable experiences. 


Some of the activities will include but are not limited to a visit to :  

•          Airport pickup and drop off

•          Hotel accommodations 

•          Welcome dinner

•          Daily Breakfast

•          Lunch on some tours

•          Comuna 13 & GUATAPE (The ROCK)

•          Farewell Brunch
** Some dinners and lunches are not included in order to give our travelers flexibility in exploring their choice of food.  


Please note that choosing to come on a JetBlack Travel trip is agreeing to be prompt for each day's activity. We provide very specific instructions and time on the events each day and remain adherent to the time specified on the itinerary. In the event you are not ready for transportation pick up or any other activities at the appointed time, please note that the group will leave without you; therefore we highly recommend you are ready at the time of each scheduled activity.  


REFUND POLICY:

  • Deposits are non-refundable if the trip is happening. 
  • If you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to departure, the penalty is 50% of the trip price. 
  • Within 30 days of departure, the penalty is 100%.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, AGREEMENT

  

JETBLACK TRAVEL GROUP, LLC 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM


Foreign Country(ies) of Travel: Colombia

I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, JetBlack Travel Group, LLC, its trustees, officers, employees, representatives, agents, or anyone accompanying this Program, or their heirs or estates, in their official and individual capacities (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any of the property belonging to me, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, or otherwise, while participating in this opportunity (the “Program”) or while in, on or upon any premises where the Program is being conducted.


Option to Decline Participation

I understand that the RELEASEES are not responsible for my safety and I knowingly and voluntarily agree to ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS associated with participation in the above-described program. I also acknowledge that my participation in the Program is optional and that my participation will not be permitted without my signing this Acknowledgment of Risk, Agreement to Indemnify, and Waiver of Liability form. 


Acknowledgement of Risks

I acknowledge that travel to foreign countries may involve many risks including, but not limited to, terrorism, diseases, search and/or seizure of property by customs or other governmental authorities, personal liability, risk of personal injury to me including disability or death, loss or damage to property belonging to me and others, differing customs and legal requirements. I am fully aware of the risks involved and hazards connected to this activity, including but not limited to travel risks. I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activity with full knowledge that said activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result participating in this program, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.


Legal Implications of Individual Action

I understand that the social, cultural, political, religious, governmental, health care, legal (both civil and criminal) and other systems, as well as the geophysical characteristics, of foreign countries may be different, in subtle and/or significant ways, from those in the United States. For example, behavior that is considered normal or acceptable in the United States may be illegal or socially or culturally unacceptable or offensive outside the United States and may result in penalty, fines or imprisonment. I understand that police, fire and other governmental systems may differ from U.S. standards in certain countries, and that the quality and availability of health care may be very different than the United States. Finally, I am aware that certain activities carry increased levels of risk by their nature (for example strenuous physical activity, sea travel, etc.). I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY TAKEN AGAINST ME BY ANY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT BODY, FOREIGN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, DOMESTIC GOVERNING BODY, OR DOMESTIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, arising from or relating to my participating in this program, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise. I further hereby AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that they may incur due to, arising from, or relating to, my participation in this program, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise. 

I acknowledge and agree that nothing stated herein shall relieve me from my obligation to uphold and support all rules and regulations for participation in the Program, as set forth by JetBlack Travel Group, LLC. 


Agreement to Not Sue

To the maximum extent permitted by law, I RELEASE RELEASEES FROM, AND AGREE NOT TO SUE FOR, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION, FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, BODILY OR PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF COMPANIONSHIP OR SUPPORT, OR DEATH sustained by me or third parties arising out of any activity or travel associated with my participation in the Program WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise. 


Agreement to Indemnify and Hold Harmless

I agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASEES for any and all losses, expenses, claims, judgments and liabilities (including attorneys’ fees) of any nature arising out of, or in consequence of, my acts, words, conduct, etc. in connection with the Program including, but not limited to, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ANY INJURIES OR DEATH sustained by any person(s) as a result of my actions or inactivity. I further understand that nothing stated herein shall relieve me from my obligation to uphold and support all rules and regulations for participation in the Program, as set forth by JetBlack Travel Group, LLC. 


Review of Travel Advisories

I have reviewed applicable current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Center for Disease Control relating to all foreign destinations listed above. I acknowledge that the JetBlack Travel Group, LLC’s policy forbids travel to areas subject to a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning. 


Responsibility for Individual Conduct

I understand and acknowledge that JetBlack Travel Group, LLC, is not providing personal chaperones or supervision, and is not acting as a personal chaperone or supervisor with respect to this Program, and that I am responsible for my individual conduct, health and safety at all times.


State of Health

I am in good health, have no physical conditions that affect my ability to travel and/or participate in any of the activities involved in the Program, and have not been advised otherwise by a medical practitioner. 


No Insurance Coverage

I understand that JetBlack Travel Group, LLC does not maintain any medical or health insurance policies for participants of this Program. As such, I am aware that I should review my personal insurance portfolio, especially accident and medical coverages pertaining to events taking place in a foreign country. 


Action Regarding Health and Safety

I grant JetBlack Travel Group, LLC full authority to take whatever action it deems is warranted under the circumstances regarding my health or safety in connection with my participation in this Program, including the provision of any emergency first aid, medication, medical treatment, or surgery deemed necessary by medical personnel. This authority will permit JetBlack Travel Group, LLC, at its discretion, to place me, at my own expense, in a local hospital for medical services and treatment, or, if no hospital is available, to place me in the hand of a local medical doctor for treatment. JetBlack Travel Group, LLC is further authorized to arrange air transportation to the United States, at my own expense, for medical treatment if, in consultation with local medical authorities, this is deemed to be necessary. I also authorize medical personnel to execute any documents relating to medical attention and to act on my behalf, if I am unable to do so. 


Right to Terminate

I agree that at all times I will follow the directions of the JetBlack Travel Group, LLC personnel accompanying the Program in all matters related to my participation in the Program. JetBlack Travel Group, LLC reserves the right to suspend or terminate my participation in the Program for failure to maintain the standards of JetBlack Travel Group, LLC or if it be deemed that my acts, words or conduct are detrimental to, or incompatible with, the interests, purpose or welfare of the Program or of JetBlack Travel Group, LLC. This suspension or termination will in no way entitle me to a refund for any unused portion of the cost of the Program. 


Voluntary Participation

I represent that my agreement to the provisions herein is wholly voluntary, and further understand that, prior to signing this agreement, I have the right to consult with the adviser, counselor, or attorney of my choice. 


License to Interact

By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am required by JetBlack Travel Group, LLC to carry out the full schedule of programs that will result in meaningful interaction between myself and residents of Medellin, Colombia.


Use of Likeness

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns. 


Binding Arbitration

I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this agreement shall be resolved EXCLUSIVELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION. The binding arbitration shall take place in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) NEVADA law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any of this contract is void or voidable.


Legally Binding Agreement

This Acknowledgment of Risk, Agreement to Indemnify, and Waiver of Liability form  is a legally binding agreement and is construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. Any provisions found to be void or unenforceable shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions. 


Signatures

This Waiver may be executed in counterparts, including facsimile signatures, and all such counterparts shall constitute one agreement, binding upon all parties hereto. 


Complete Understanding

IN SIGNING THIS Acknowledgment of Risk, Agreement to Indemnify, and Waiver of Liability form, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT that I have read the foregoing ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM. I understand by signing below, I HAVE GVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGTHS and sign voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.


What’s included

  • Food and Drinks
    Liquor, All Meals and Drinks, Did we say Liquor :)
  • Transportation
    Ride with the legendary "BigBird" himself
  • Accommodation
    Hotel with amazing views and cozy atmosphere on the beach
  • Trip Insurance
  • Flights
    Please, do not book your airline ticket until advised to do so
  • Bad vibes :)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Airport Arrivals
Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE)

 Arrive in Medellin at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE). This is the second largest airport in Colombia. Upon exiting security there will be a JetBlack representative ready to give you follow up instructions regarding ATM use and transportation into the city.

Your Organizer


JT
JetBlack Travel Group
28 reviews
Traveling minority professionals

Reviews

VS
This trip was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Alex and Liz did an excellent job at planning and coordinating cultural and historical excursions, as well as making sure we enjoyed the night life if we wanted to. Initially, I was nervous about going on my first group trip with my boyfriend and a group of strangers, but by the end of the trip we were all like family. My favorite moment was the jollof rice cooking class. I left this trip with a deeper sense of my roots and self. Touring the Cape Coast Castle was possibly one of the most humbling and emotional tours of my life. The learning experience was incredible and the tour guide had this immense storytelling ability that seemed to transcend us back in time and yet apply it to the racial/social environment of the present. Hearing about the conditions the slaves went through and walking on the paths they did from the main entrance, through the male/female dungeons, and finally through the door of no return was heart wrenching. I would definitely book another trip with this group. Thanks again for a wonderful trip.
VS
First I want to thank Alex, Liz, & the JetBlack travel group for creating this awesome trip. To look at the itinerary on the website was one thing but to bring it to life and experience the local people, food, shopping and adventures was absolutely amazing. At first I thought the schedule of events was a bit busy but it actually wasn’t, there was enough time for one to do as they please throughout. Like to end a decade AND bring in another going back home felt like a dream. This was my first time using a travel group and it was beyond my expectations, you can tell they truly care about their travelers and immersing them in the history & culture. With so many travel groups out there I’m glad I decided to travel with Jetblack. I’m truly grateful for all the memories made, it’s like a movie that continues to playback. I’ll be traveling with you all again, and again, and AGAIN (& bringing friends and fam along)! PS: On first look, I honestly thought y’all were a novice travel group but turns out I’m just a novice traveler. ?
MW
JetBlack, from beginning to end... THANK YOU!!! From responding to ALL of my initial inquiries, to complimentary accommodations for those of us that arrived early to save on flights... Thank You! For seeking out thee BEST host that remained available and patient with us all for the duration of our trip... Thank You! For exposing us to the authenticity of Ghanaian culture while catering to our unconscious expectations of comfort & convenience... Thank You! And, for selecting a full and complete VIBE of people that wholeheartedly embraced the totality of this experience - an amazing set of individuals that jumped into selfies with strangers, shed tears when the truth of our history pierced our hearts, Laughed Out Loud daily & danced HARD together for 7 irreplaceable days... T H A N K Y O U!!!!
RC
This trip was life giving for me. I took this trip as homage to my dad who passed earlier this year. He never made it to Africa but always wanted to so I had an intention and expectation and I can truly say this trip surpassed them. The itinerary was full of meaningful cultural activities but also allowed me some time and space to be my pensive reflective self. That would be my only complaint, that we had so many meaningful and amazing activities that there wasn’t always time to process and take it all in in the moment. But I learned so much about our people and our resilience and had a fun and wonderful group to experience it with. I also want to note that as a shy introvert this was way outside my comfort zone but I’m so glad I pushed myself to go and so grateful for my group members who didn’t let me stay in my shell. I would absolutely travel with Jet Black again and I am so in love with Ghana after this experience! People take vacations for various reasons and I just want people to know that JerBlack’s approach alllwed for fun and cool experiences as well as space for what I personally needed this to be. I was able to
This was my first travel group experience and it was truly amazing. I initially had some apprehensions with traveling to another country to vacation with a group of strangers. To my surprise, many of us had an instant connection making it feel like I was amongst family. I enjoyed sharing this experience with the others as we immersed ourselves in the culture. We sang, we danced, we ate, and we lived to the fullest. I would do it all over again. Looking forward to traveling with jet black travel again as I’ve already booked several more trips this year!
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I would like to go to Ghana1
By Jimmy Robinson on Feb 03, 2020
KR
Three days after my trip to Havana, Cuba with JetBlack Travel, I am still on a high! It's hard to stop looking at videos/pictures from the trip and return to the real world. I knew I would enjoy the trip, but I didn't expect it to be to this degree. From the cultural experiences that were planned to the wonderful "family" I gained from a group of "strangers," I am truly grateful for this experience. I wish the trip was just a little bit longer.... A job well done to the coordinators of this trip and I cannot wait for the next one (Ghana/Nigeria). If you're questioning whether to join JetBlack Travel on a trip... just do it.
By Kristin Robinson on Apr 17, 2019