9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Explore the most captivating regions of Colombia on this family vacation! Get immersed in the culture of the capital city of Bogota, roam in the quiet wilderness of the coffee region, and relax in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it on a family vacation in Colombia.
Explore the Coffee Region
Whether it be on horseback, in an old jeep from WWII, or on a quiet hike, we’ll explore the gorgeous landscape where the best coffee in the world is grown.
Get to Know Bogota
From a cooking lesson on how to make ajiaco, a famous dish from Bogota, to visiting art museums and walking the quaint streets, your family will become part of the city on this family vacation.
Food Tour in Cartagena
One of the best ways to truly understand a place is to indulge in its food culture and the street stalls of Cartagena make it easy to do just that.
Spend a Day on the Rosario Islands
Spend an entire day kayaking, canoeing, swimming and exploring the Rosario Islands, a small and breathtaking archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.
Meet the Locals
It’s always special to make a connection on a trip. Your family will meet and spend time with local Colombian families, fishermen, and farmers who will make you feel right at home.
Fly to Colombia
Explore the streets of Bogota from Plaza Bolivar to La Candelaria, the city’s historic downtown center! Cap the exploration off with a cable car ride to the top of Monserrate Hill to take in magnificent views of Bogota!
Friends Across Borders
One of the best parts of a family vacation is making new friends! Take your kids to meet Colombian children to play soccer, and tejo, the national game of Colombia, together. Watching your kids play and make friends with kids from a different country is something that you’ll always remember, and they will too.
Peruse the halls of the Botero Museum seeing works of art by the Colombian artist Francisco Botero and international artists Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Claude Monet. This is a great chance to get acquainted with the art culture of Colombia!
Colombian Cooking Lesson
The best way to get acquainted with the food scene in Colombia is to jump into the kitchen and learn how to make a dish! After visiting a local market to pick up spices, herbs, and other ingredients, we’ll get into the kitchen and make different Colombian bites like ajiaco, a chicken and potato soup famous to Bogota, empanadas or desserts.
Jeep Ride Through Coffee Region
Hop into a Jeep and explore the coffee region of Colombia on this family vacation! We’ll cruise through quaint Colombian villages, the lush hills of the countryside, and a coffee plantation where we’ll learn about growing, harvesting, roasting, and brewing coffee.
Walk Through Valle de Cocora
Walk through the Valle de Cocora, one of the most unique and fascinating natural landscapes in all of Colombia! As we walk through the lush green grass of the valley we’ll navigate around skinny, towering wax palms on all sides of us— it’s a scene that only Dr. Seuss could think up!
Explore all of the cafes, artisan shops, colorful buildings, and colonial architecture of the charming village of Salento, the oldest village in the region. We’ll even get to hang out with some of the locals at a cafe for a lesson in latte art while snacking on cake.
Visit La Boquilla
Visit the village of La Boquilla from local schools to the Cienaga de Juan Polo Swamp. With help from one of the local villagers we’ll navigate through mangrove forests and learn about the ecosystem of the area, one of the best parts of this family vacation!
Treasure Hunt Through Cartagena (For the Kids)
Get ready to do your best pirate impression and scour the streets for treasure! Kids will be given clothes to dress like pirates and embark on a treasure hunt through Cartagena. There is no way more fun for kids to explore a place.
Street Food Tour (For the Adults)
Explore the streets of Cartagena in the most delicious way possible: by trying food at the different food stalls of the city! We’ll taste arepas, carimanolas, empanadas, chorizo, lulo juice, and much more. This is the best way to eat like a local.
Adventure in Islas del Rosario
Travel just off of the coast of Cartagena to the Rosario Islands, a Caribbean paradise. The clear blue water and white sand beach is the perfect setting for kayak adventures, canoe tours with locals, or relaxing on the beach in a quiet piece of shade!
Tonight we’ll have our last dinner together in Colombia! We’ll share stories and our favorite memories from the last week over a delicious meal in Cartagena.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
03/10-03/18Adult $4330PPTeen $4330PPChild $4230PPInternal Air $160
03/17-03/25Adult $4330PPTeen $4330PPChild $4230PPInternal Air $160
06/23-07/01Adult $4330PPTeen $4330PPChild $4230PPInternal Air $160
07/21-07/29Adult $4330PPTeen $4330PPChild $4230PPInternal Air $160
12/22-12/30Adult $4590PPTeen $4590PPChild $4390PPInternal Air $180
12/26-01/01Shorter 7 Day tripAdult $3650PPTeen $3650PPChild $3450PPInternal Air $180
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!
$900 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, comprehensive travel insurance.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
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Smart Traveler Advantages
Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler from free flight insurance and trip cancellation to a brand new GoPro.
Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.
Small GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.