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Colombia Active Culture

Once famous for all the wrong reasons, Colombia is now recognised as one of the most culturally fascinating and biologically diverse countries in all the Americas. This exploration of Colombia’s nature and culture combines its two major modern cities with its two most beautiful classic colonial villages, all the while taking you deep into the great natural landscapes that surround them. Here you will discover lands filled with waterfalls and sacred lagoons, páramo and deep river canyons, where time has stood still and longstanding communities and traditions have endured.

The journey begins with the miracle of Medellin, by far the country’s most innovative and progressive city, set in a long valley against the stunning backdrop of two Andean mountain ridges. Exploring by cable car and metro, as well as the famous outdoor escalators, you’ll delve deep into the heart of the city’s creative underbelly and discover the vibrant street life and stunning street art, including the work of world-renowned artist Botero.

Travelling north into Colombia’s Andean heartland, you then travel back in time to the whitewashed and clay-tile-roofed Spanish colonial towns of Barichara and Villa de Leyva. Home to some of the country’s greatest artisans, here you will take part in creative workshops and learn the skills and traditions of these unique rural communities. Surrounded by sleepy Andean farmland, deep river canyons, and rare highland nature, here you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of these lands, as you hike to glacial lakes and canyon waterfalls and discover the unique ecosystem of paramo.

This great Colombian adventure ends with a walking tour of the capital, the vibrant economical and artistic hub of this little-explored South American gem.

All our holidays can be tailor-made for you.

This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.


  • Admire the ancient colonial buildings and cobblestoned streets of the prettiest towns in Colombia
  • Hike through the forests, farmlands, canyons and páramo of the Colombian Andes
  • Partake in workshops, learning the traditions and talents of rural communities
  • Learn about local culture in Medellin, the “City of the Eternal Spring”
  • Discover the charm, passion and warm hospitality of the Colombian people

Tour Includes:

  • 1 night in five-star city hotel, 2 nights in four-star hotels and 4 nights in three-star hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
  • Private driver and vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guides on a private basis, including all entrance fees
  • Private transfers to and from all airports

*Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room