Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

Colombia, South America

Kimberly Larkin
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Apr 22 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
Culture, Cuisine, and Connection
Colombia, South America

Kimberly Larkin
  • Email address verified

Apr 22 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Part urban adventure and part beach retreat, this trip will introduce you to one of Colombia's most beautiful and vibrant cities, as well as transport you to one of its most gorgeous landscapes on the wild Caribbean Sea.

We'll spend our first 3 nights in the old Spanish colonial city of Cartagena, spellbound by the art, history, food, and energy.

Our city sojourn will be followed by a 5 night retreat to a secluded beach hideaway at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where the jungle meets the sea.  We'll immerse ourselves in nature, unspool our nervous systems, and connect with local indigenous people.

What’s included

  • 8 nights accommodation
    3 nights at a boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena's coolest neighborhood, Getsemaní, + 5 nights at an eco-chic retreat property on the coast of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
    During the first part of the trip, In Cartagena (1 dinner on your own)
  • three meals daily
    During the 2nd part of the trip, at the retreat center
  • Cartagena art tour
    We'll visit some of Cartagena's art galleries and studios, as well as explore the vibrant street art scene in Getsemaní
  • Cartagena city tour
    During a guided walking tour, we'll visit some of the main historic sites in Cartagena
  • Cooking class
    A local cook will help us prepare some classic Colombian dishes together
  • Salsa lesson
    We'll take a group salsa lesson at one of Cartagena's popular salsa bars and then go back later to practice our moves to live music
  • yoga & meditation
    Yoga & meditation will be offered during the 2nd part of our adventure, when we arrive at our own private oasis on the Caribbean coast, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountians
  • River Tubing Excursion
    This is a scenic and leisurely float down the Rio Don Diego to the Caribbean Sea
  • Indigenous Village Visit
    We'll visit the village of the Wiwa tribe and learn about their customs and traditions, including bag weaving and home building. We'll also enjoy lunch prepared by the women of the tribe.
  • Kogi Ceremony
    Our last evening, we'll partake in a ceremony with the elders of the Kogi tribe, another of the 4 main indigenous tribes in this part of Colombia
  • In country transport
    Round trip transportation between Cartagena and the retreat center
  • gratuities
    Gratuities are included for hotel staff, tour guides, and driver
  • airfare
    You are responsible for airfare to/from Cartagena
  • transfer to hotel
    Airport transfer from CTG airport to hotel in Cartagena
  • travel insurance
    The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should an unexpected event arise that prevents you from traveling or interrupts your travels.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until February 25, 2022only 3 left

Price is per person in a double room.

If you are traveling solo, I will pair you with a lovely roommate who may become your new best friend.

Deposit: $695
Single Occupancy
Available until February 25, 2022only 1 left

Price is for 1 person in a single room with private bath.

Deposit: $1000

Who’s interested

Your Organizer

Kimberly Larkin
As a dynamic, curious, and light-hearted traveler, one of my great joys is introducing people to fascinating places. When we arrive in a new place, we begin to connect with local people, the culture, and the landscape. These interactions inevitably begin to change our inner landscapes as well: hearts swell, minds open, compassion and acceptance spread. I try to facilitate this same connection & expansion when I'm back home teaching yoga at local studios in Hoboken, Jersey City, and NYC. Let's go on some inner/outer adventures together!