Colombia Walking & Hiking Tour

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Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,449 - $4,899 /person

+$300   internal air

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Colombia Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Mar, Dec 2025: Jan-Mar

From $4,449 - $4,899 /person

( +$300  internal air )

The Coffee Triangle, Caribbean Coast & Cartagena

Colombia is pure magic. It bewitches the senses with the smells of salt air and arepas on the griddle. With the sounds of howler monkeys on a foggy jungle morning, and cumbia drifting through the plaza on a warm night. And the colors? From the jewel-bright Caribbean to Cartagena's painted walls and bougainvillea bowers—prepare to be enchanted by your new favorite country.

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Highlights

  • Hike in Cocora Valley and through coffee farms to cozy haciendas in Colombia's world-famous coffee-growing region
  • Trek along the magical coastline surrounding Tayrona National Park, praised by the New York Times as one of the most beautiful corners of South America
  • Discover the culture of the warm Colombian people and spend special time with indigenous communities along the Santa Marta coast, learning their traditions
  • Experience the romance and intrigue of the World Heritage city of Cartagena's colonial old town during a guided walk
Colombia Walking & Hiking Tour map

Colombia

Start Pereira

End Cartagena

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Hike amid bamboo and vibrant flowers in the Coffee Triangle, a World Heritage site • Savor lunch at a sustainable coffee farm amid endless rows of coffee plants and learn how the coffee is processed from bean to cup • Venture into the Cocora Valley, where groves of wax palm, Colombia's national tree, grow over 150 feet tall! • Explore the quaint coffee village of Salento, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture • Spend time strolling colorful Plaza Bolívar and browsing artisan shops.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Sazagua Boutique Hotel
Pereira
Casual Hotel

Located in the temperate Andes foothills, Sazagua's colonial wooden guesthouses feature intriguing art and eclectic furniture and are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-5

Description

Walk to a local farm and learn about the traditional Colombian Paso Fino (Fine Step) horses • Fly to the Caribbean coast, settle into our beachside hotel and bliss out on the pristine beach or relax at the pool • ​Discover the lush tropical forests and boulder-strewn Caribbean beaches of Tayrona National Park, one of Colombia's most stunning natural areas • Keep an eye out for unique wildlife, like the striking cotton-top tamarin, a monkey found nowhere else in the world • In the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a World Heritage site, follow centuries-old trails to meet with indigenous community members, a unique opportunity unavailable to most travelers • Experience the lush landscape on a leisurely tube float on the crystal-clear Don Diego River • ​Learn cumbia and other local dances during our lesson.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Cayena Beach Villa
Magdalena
Casual Hotel

This lovely villa is situated on a pristine stretch of coastline with palm trees, jungle and the Sierra Nevada mountain range providing a lush backdrop. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 6-8

Description

Arrive in the magical port city of Cartagena, once home to writer Gabriel García Márquez • Join a guide to explore Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress, learning about its deep history • Take in the postcard-perfect architecture with Spanish-style roots • Visit Getsemani, one of the hippest neighborhoods in Colombia • Relax with a yoga session on the top floor of the hotel before your return home.

Accommodations

Nights 6-7

Anandá Hotel Boutique
Cartagena
Casual Plus Hotel

In the heart of the colonial walled city, this lovingly restored hotel exudes historical charm. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Travel Time

This trip involves an ample amount of travel time which enables us to visit a great variety of Colombia's different geographic zones (including an internal flight that requires a layover in Bogotá and a 5–6 hour shuttle to Cartagena). The small winding roads to access national parks can make ground transportation a slow—but scenic!—endeavor.

Internal Flight
On this trip we travel by plane to reach the hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We will be flying on a commercial flight with Avianca aboard a twin-jet plane.
Accommodations

The hotels on this trip are among the best each region has to offer, adding unique elements to the trip, whether it's architectural, historical or a beautiful location. They are, however, more rustic than other Backroads hotels, with rooms in varying sizes and simple amenities.

A Cultural Destination

Colombia’s incredible diversity begs to be enjoyed in various ways. For this reason, we’ve complemented the four full days of hiking options on this trip with experiences and cultural encounters uniquely suited to the regions that we visit. While we’ll spend a little less time on the trails, we’re confident that we’ve found the ideal way to experience Colombia on two feet.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Sazagua Boutique Hotel
Pereira

Casual Hotel

Located in the temperate Andes foothills, Sazagua's colonial wooden guesthouses feature intriguing art and eclectic furniture and are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-5

Cayena Beach Villa
Magdalena

Casual Hotel

This lovely villa is situated on a pristine stretch of coastline with palm trees, jungle and the Sierra Nevada mountain range providing a lush backdrop. (pool)

Nights 6-7

Anandá Hotel Boutique
Cartagena

Casual Plus Hotel

In the heart of the colonial walled city, this lovingly restored hotel exudes historical charm. (pool)

From $4,449 - $4,899 /person

+$300   internal air

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