Colombia: Urban Art, Countryside Living & Cartagena

      Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

      Heart of Travel
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      82 reviews
      Jun 9 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10
      Colombia: Urban Art, Countryside Living & Cartagena
      Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

      Heart of Travel
      • Facebook verified
      82 reviews

      Jun 9 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10

      About this trip

      We are beyond excited about our inaugural trip to Colombia in 2023. Our Founder, Chelsea, and Director of Operations, Pamela Aguilar, had the most incredible and inspiring trip to Antioquia in May 2022 to receive an award at the 2022 Latin America TVAs. During their week in Colombia, they met with street artists, dancers, and musicians in Comuna 13, dined al fresco in the heart of Medellín, learned how to make ceramics, tuk-tucked around the colorful streets of Guatapé, and spent an incredible day visiting one of the largest orchid collections in the world. 

      During our trip we will learn about Colombian history and the struggles and triumphs in the past twenty years as Colombia recovers from decades of political and economic instability and crime. We were blown away by the creativity, passion, and general spirit during our time in Colombia and we can't wait to share it with you! 

      Keep scrolling to view the complete itinerary, including an extra day added in Cartagena!

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        11 nights in 3.5 - 4.5 star boutique hotels
      • Fees
        Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
      • 24/7 Assistance
        Heart of Travel tour leaders (fully bilingual) available 24/7 during your trip
      • Meals
        12 Breakfast, 10 additional meals
      • Spanish immersion
        Opportunities for those interested in practicing their Spanish, just let us know!
      • Airfare assistance
        We will help you find the best flight deal for your trip
      • International airfare
        To/from Colombia
      • Meals
        Meals not indicated on the itinerary
      • Additional tours
        Extra activities done individually during your free time
      • Tips
        Tips to local guides and tour leaders, while not mandatory, are met with deep gratitude

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until May 14, 2023only 2 left

      Per person price when booking a double occupancy spot 

      Deposit: $750
      Single Occupancy
      Available until May 14, 2023only 2 left

      Per person price when booking a single occupancy spot 

      Deposit: $750

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      Day 1: Friday, June 9th
      ¡Bienvenidxs a Colombia!

      Upon arriving at the airport, one of our Program Directors will be waiting to greet you. They will then accompany you to the El Poblado neighborhood to get settled into your hotel. From there, we will give you a brief orientation and introduction to the neighborhood. 

      This evening we will all enjoy a welcome dinner during which travelers can get to know one another and the guides better as we discuss the itinerary for the following days. For this special evening, we will enjoy a multi-course dining experience with wine pairing at one of El Poblado's most up and coming restaurants. Be sure to come hungry!

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      Heart of Travel
      82 reviews
      The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.


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      By Lynn M for Perú: History, Cultural Immersion & Adventure on Aug 03, 2023
      It has taken me a while to write this but I wanted to tell everyone what a great trip we had. The highlights for me were the “fairy forest” with the incredible collection of orchids, the fun times at the coffee plantation and making chocolate bars at the incredible site of the farm. The colorful town of Guatape and the lodgings on the lake were also some of the incredible sites. Lots of other fun things too numerous to mention and, of course, all made easy by our great HoT guides, Pam and Eimy. The local guides are always so knowledgeable and informative some are and even stand-comics! I highly recommend this trip for anyone who is interested in seeing what Colombia has become.
      By Lynn M for Colombia: Urban Art, Countryside Living & Cartagena on Aug 03, 2023
      The Heart of Travel team was exceptional. Arrangements were confirmed and drivers were always where we expected to find them. Made travels to Guatemala comfortable and relaxing.
      By Parker M for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on Jul 29, 2023
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      By Pauline R for Ecuador: Exploring the Andes and the Galapagos Islands on Jul 03, 2023
      Great trip, well planned, saw lot but wasn't to much or too hectic. Great guides from Heart of Travel as well as the local guides.
      By Bruce M for Colombia: Urban Art, Countryside Living & Cartagena on Jul 02, 2023
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      I just returned from a two week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip was an incredible balance of learning, discovery, and recreation. Both the local guides and the Heart of Travel coordinator, Chiva, were excellent!!! The accommodations, food, and itinerary were fantastic. I will definitely travel with Heart of Travel again.
      By Lina A on 27 Jun, 2023
      I just completed the Oaxaca 2022 Did de Muertos Trip with Heart of Travel and it was amazing. Such a surreal and gratifying experience. Learned so much in regards to the culture and celebrations and customs of the local people and enjoyed learning about their traditions. Heart of Travel made this entire experience so enjoyable and well rounded with cultural immersion experiences. Great accommodation choices and knowledgeable local guides. Their use of local guides to share their knowledge and love for their traditions and home is a great learning experience. I have partake in several of their trips and would highly recommend not only this trip but any they have to offer. They defintiley take care of you. Would travel with them again!!
      By Olivia S on 22 Nov, 2022
      I’ve just returned home from 17 days on Heart of Travel’s first fabulous trip to Spain. We visited Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Seville, and Madrid— not to mention side trips to the smaller towns of Ronda and Cordoba. Chelsea and Pam amazed me daily! Their ability to research artsy boutique hotels, small family owned businesses for us to experience, along with their attention to detail and ability to respond to glitches was impressive. I loved going into two homes for cooking classes with delightful women. Our guided tour through Sagrada Familia was a highlight as was spending time in Parque Guell in a Barcelona. I thoroughly enjoyed our kayak outing and would have liked to have done a city bike tour for a bit of variety and exercise too! We saw amazing citadels, mosques, cathedrals, and a bullring. Thank you ladies for organizing a wonderful tour and helping to create a “family” of fellow travelers.
      By Devan R on 03 Oct, 2022