Discover the flavors of Colombia through nature, music & culture

Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

DR
23 reviews
Jul 1 - 9, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35
Discover the flavors of Colombia through nature, music & culture
Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

23 reviews

$2425
Deposit: $550
Jul 1 - 9, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35

About this trip

Our 2020 Dejando Huellas Adventure will take you to Colombia this time; offering you 4 nights in the city of Medellin, discovering the music and dance (salsa) of the area, followed by 4 nights of beach time in Santa Marta (Caribbean).


The first 4 nights in Medellin are all about city life. Staying in a safe neighborhood, El Poblado, with great access to Colombia's culture. We'll be staying in a 4 star hotel with great location to explore the city. We're planning on going out on Friday & Saturday night to appreciate the night life & dance in Medellin. Every morning, we'll have group salsa lessons with local instructors and also the opportunity to sign up for additional smaller group or private lessons as well (at an additional cost - about $20 p/p) . 


We'll fly from Medellin to Santa Marta as a group (domestic ticket is included as part of the package) on Sunday, July 5th. Santa Marta is located on the Caribbean side and will be what you would expect of a summer in South America... hot days, warm nights, mosquitoes, warm culture & lots of fun. We'll spend 4 wonderful nights by the beach, relaxing & exploring. Hotel is near Tayrona park and we'll plan for 1 day excursion to this wonderful land among other excursions. 


We'll practice yoga, meditation & dance/zumba during our stay. All levels are welcome! 


Before buying your ticket to Medellin please know the following:

- Our return flight on July 9th from Santa Marta to Medellin lands at aproximately 2:30pm, Latam #4221. Please purchase returns to your home in the late afternoon or night to be safe.

- Check flights from SFO, LAX with different airlines such as Avianca, American Airlines & Aeromexico.


About the organizer

I am Andreina, born & raised in Venezuela. I grew up with lots of music & family around., but moved to the Bay Area in 1999 to learn English & stayed. I have been teaching dance/zumba since 2009. I love traveling, community, connecting people and dancing, so, I get to do everything I love when I organize these trips. 


I've been taking groups abroad since 2014 and have taken groups to Tulum (MX) in 2014 & 2015, Havana & Varadero (Cuba) in 2016,  Nosara (Costa Rica) in 2017 & 2018,  Chacala (MX) in 2019 & Peru tours in 2018 & 2019.


Colombia is probably the closest I can take you to experience my Venezuelan culture and cannot wait to take you on this unique experience!

What’s included

  • 2 meals/day in Medellin
    During our 4 nights in Medellin, breakfast is included and one additional meal a day
  • 3 meals/day in S. Marta
    During our 4 nights at the beach, every meal will be provided with your stay
  • Dance, Yoga, Zumba &more
    Every day you will have the opportunity to move your body. Days in the city will be filled with more salsa to learn from the experts
  • Domestic flight
    Your domestic flight from Medellin to Santa Marta is included on your package
  • Transportation
    We'll take care of your transfers from airport to hotels & back
  • Flight to Medellin
    Your flight to Medellin is not included. Book your flight to Medellin, arriving on July 1st (any time) and returning on July 9th, 2020 (after 6pm)
  • Drinks
    Are not included on your package. However, you can purchase drinks separately
  • Tips
    You can always bring some cash for extra tips
  • Excursions
    We'll provide a list of excursions closer to our departure date to sign up
  • Spa treatments

Available Packages

Sharing room "Option A"
Sold Out

 This option includes:

- Double room - 2 beds: share a room with one person for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay. 

- Double room in a very comfortable Luxury Glamper tent: share a room with one other person for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure .  These tents have their own wood deck front porch and are set apart and more private than the Bungalow Suites and Standards. 

The Glampers have access to shared bathrooms (4 showers, 4 bathrooms). 

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2175
Deposit: $550
Sharing room "Option B"
Sold Out

This option includes:

- Double room - 2 beds: share a room with one other person for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay.

-  Triple room in a Bungalow , 3 separate beds;  share a room with 2 other people for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure. This Bungalow has three (3) single beds and a private bathroom with an open air shower.

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2315
Deposit: $550
Sharing "En Familia/con buenos amigos"
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 This option includes:

- Triple room or double room:  share a room for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay. Please specify if you rather have a double room or triple room in Medellin.

- Triple room in a Bungalow , 1 queen bed + 1 single bed: share a room with 2 other people for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure. Note, two people will need to share the queen bed.

The Bungalow Suites are spacious, have one (1) queen bed and one (1) twin bed as well as a private bathroom with an open air shower. 

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2400
Deposit: $600
Solo y con amigos en la playa
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 This option includes:

- a single room for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay (Single room)

- a double room with 1 other person for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure (double room in a Bungalow).  

  This Bungalow has two (2) single beds and a private bathroom with an open air shower.  

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2475
Deposit: $600
Just me & my partner on vacation
only 1 left

This package is intended for a couple sharing bed in both hotels (8 nights).

This option includes:

- a queen bedroom for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay (double room)

- a double bungalow for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure (double room in a Bungalow).  

This Bungalow has a private bathroom.

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2425
Deposit: $550
Single in the city & double at the beach
only 2 left

 This option includes:

- a single room for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay (Single room)

- a shared room with 1 other person for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure (double room in a Bungalow).  

This bungalows have private bathroom with an open air shower. 

$2550
Deposit: $550
Family of 4 -only for families with kids
only 2 left

Only reserve this spots if you are signing up a total of 4 people (2 adults & 2 children under 17)

This option includes:

- a room for 4 people for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay 

- a large room in a Family Eco Bungalow (3 rooms total); each family gets one large room with private bathroom & common space to share with the other 2 families.  Each bungalow has up to 5 beds. 

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 2 meals a day in Medellin & 3 meals a day in Santa Marta, 8 nights of hotel & transportation to & from airport - hotel.

Price per adult is $2,100

Price per child is $1,250

Average per person is $1,675

$1675
Deposit: $684
Family of 5 -Two adults & three children
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Only reserve this spots if you are signing up a total of 5 people (2 adults & 3 children under 17)

This option includes:

- Two rooms in Medellin for 4 nights: One for 2 people & one for 3 people.  

- A large room in a Family Eco Bungalow (3 rooms total); each family gets one large room with private bathroom & common space to share with the other 2 families.  Each bungalow has up to 5 beds. 

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 2 meals a day in Medellin & 3 meals a day in Santa Marta, 8 nights of hotel & transportation to & from airport - hotel.

Price per adult is $2,250

Price per child is $1,350

Average per person is $1,710

$1725
Deposit: $525
Me & my friend in Medellin & Sta Marta
Sold Out

 This package is intended for two people sharing a room in both hotels (8 nights).

This option includes:

- a double bedroom for 4 nights during our Medellin city stay (double room)

- a double bungalow for 4 nights during our Santa Marta beach adventure (double room in a Bungalow).  

This Bungalow has a private bathroom.

All packages include domestic airfare (Medellin - Santa Marta round-trip on July 5th & 9th), 

2 meals a day in Medellin 

3 meals a day in Santa Marta

8 nights of hotel & 

transportation to & from airport - hotel

$2475
Deposit: $575
Andy's group
Sold Out
$2350
Deposit: $550
Utopian Travel
Available until Mar 01, 2020only 1 left

Para Franklin Yori de Utopian Travel

$10400
Deposit: $5200
$2425
Deposit: $550

Just me & my partner on vacation

Itinerary

Discovering Medellin
Walking around El Poblado

We'll explore the neighborhood and get familiar with the area to allow you more freedom and ease during our stay.

We'll have morning classes with local dance instructors. Option to sign up for smaller group classes to learn more technique. 

Your Organizer


DR
DejandoHuellas Retreats
23 reviews
We love to travel, and create a community that supports each other. We love to relax and dance, we love to eat healthy and drink wine . We love to swim, meditate, practice yoga; experience the places we visit in an adventurous way. When we travel, we respect people around us and we take care of each other. We've done this since 2013 and we plan to continue organizing these unforgettable vacations for you...leaving our footprints (huellas)! Our groups are very diverse; from teenagers that take our classes in the Bay Area to seniors that are retired. We're a very welcoming group of respectful people that appreciate and celebrate each other.

Reviews

This was a great trip, filled with many sites and adventures. Andreina, Franklin, and all of our tour guides did a terrific job of presenting the best of Peru! The days were busy, but we got to see so much more than I would have on my own. They have a wonderful energy and I highly recommend this tour.
I had a lovely time.. Peru's sights are breathtaking and the experience was unforgettable. The group was lively and well organized. Andreina and the local hosts worked very hard to address any issues encountered and were very gracious facilitating the activities of each day, keeping us informed and handling everyday minutia. The tour flowed smoothly and it shows they worked very meticulously to provide a special experience, pleasant stays, unique culinary opportunities and informational tours. The hotels we stayed at were comfortable and pleasant. We got presents, treats, surprises and even a special treat to a 7 course delightful lunch that blew my mind off. From the food sampled, to the settings, to the exquisite attentions given to us by the hosts and vendors I had a lovely time. I'm very happy and grateful for such a special experience.
Andreina is an amazing trip leader. Our group had such a special time together in Peru. I usually travel alone but was drawn to Peru and this trip and I do not regret it! Andreina has an amazing way of bringing people together. This trip was well-organized, packed with fun/inspiration and truly unforgettable. Thank you!!
LH
Very memorable trip! Andreina is an excellent coordinator. She really knows how to seek out quality lodging venues and local excursions. I appreciate that Dejando Huellas trips are unique retreats, always with elements of health, fitness, joy, cultural learning, and of course adventure!
This retreat was loaded with good energy from the teachers, other participants, retreat center and staff, location, wide variety of activities, weather . . . I could go on and on. It was fabulous!
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