Colombia

Colombia Family Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $3990

    Duration

    9 days

    Activity Level

    Moderate

    Our moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
    Minimum Age

    6

    Ideal Age

    8+

    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

    Welcome to the land of Sabrosura where kindness and joy rule! From brightly colored buildings to lively music and soothing food, the rhythm of the land is contagious and the locals are warm and friendly. Bring your family and share in the traditions and joys of every day life in beautiful Colombia.

    Learn About the Art of Grafitti

    Discover how deep and beautiful graffiti can be. These vibrant and colorful expressions adorn many buildings in Bogota. Meet the artists themselves and try some techniques while you learn about this interesting art form.

    Cooking for Real!

    Join a local family and learn how to make real Colombian side dishes like arepas and patacones. Then enjoy sharing your wonderful meal with your hosts – they’ll make the main dish!

    Bike Through the City of Bogota

    Join the popular tradition of Ciclovia, when the streets are closed to traffic and opened for biking and recreation. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore in a safe, and fun way — with plenty of time to sample yummy things along the way.

    Go on a Treasure Hunt

    Ahoy Matey! Harken back to the plundering days of Sir Francis Drake and go hunting for clues and hidden treasure buried deep in history. Shiver me timbers!

    The World Offshore

    From your private captained boat discover a protected national park in the ocean. Turquoise water laps soft white sand beaches and colorful fish dart among the coral reef. It’s a day plucked from paradise!

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Colombia


    Days 1-3

    Bogota

    Gold Museum

    Bogota’s most famous museum contains more 55,000 pieces of gold from pre-Hispanic cultures in Colombia. Each piece tells a story about the region it is from and how it was used in daily life, ceremonies and rituals.

    Walk the Heart of Bogota

    Our walk through historic La Candelaria will take us to Plaza Bolivar, the San Francisco Church and the lively pedestrian street “Calle 11” bursting with local restaurants.

    Graffiti Stencil Workshop and Friends Across Borders

    Join our Friends Across Borders and a local artist to learn a stencil technique that can be used on canvas as well as walls!

    Atelier Urban Art Collective

    Visit a series of workshops on photography, screen printing, sewing, music and more in ‘La Chatica’, the headquarters of the Art Collective. You’ll learn about creating social impact through relational and community art projects.

    Cooking with a Local Family

    Juan Manuel and his mother welcome you into their home where you’ll learn to make some typical dishes.

    Ciclovia!

    Hop on bikes for a ride along a ciclovia, a bikeway, through colorful streets, stopping along the way to try tasty empanadas, sweets and fresh juices.


    Days 4-5

    Medellin

    Discover Medellin - and its Food!

    Travel through the city by escalator, cable car and metro. Try Colombia’s best arepas on Parque del Rio along with other avant-garde delights.

    Zipline

    Enjoy 1,300 feet of exciting zip line as you fly over waterfalls and river canyons. The scenery is spectacular!

    Hike to the Buey Gorge

    Descend into the canyon to play in the natural pools at the foot of the waterfalls.


    Days 6-8

    Cartagena

    Stroll and Taste

    Explore the city rich in culture and history to capture the magic, people, architecture, and landscapes.

    Chocolate Tasting

    Enjoy a chocolate workshop to both taste and make a variety of flavor combinations.

    Tierra Bomba Treasure Hunt

    On the island of Tierra Bomba you’ll be taken prisoner. Using your imagination and clever ways, find the clues from hundreds of years past to escape and find the hidden treasure!

    Corales del Rosario Island National Park

    Enjoy the day in Corales del Rosario National Park onboard a private boat. Swim and snorkel in turquoise water, and enjoy a Caribbean lunch.


    Day 9

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2019 Dates


    06/29-07/07

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790
    Internal Air $250

    07/27-08/04

    Adult $3990
    Teen $3990
    Child $3790
    Internal Air $250

    12/22-12/30

    Adult $4440
    Teen $4440
    Child $4240
    Internal Air $250


    2020 Dates


    03/07-03/15

    Adult $4090
    Teen $4090
    Child $3890
    Internal Air $250

    04/04-04/12

    Adult $4090
    Teen $4090
    Child $3890
    Internal Air $250

    06/27-07/05

    Adult $4090
    Teen $4090
    Child $3890
    Internal Air $250

    07/25-08/02

    Adult $4090
    Teen $4090
    Child $3890
    Internal Air $250

    12/23-12/31

    Adult $4590
    Teen $4590
    Child $4390
    Internal Air $250

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!

    Triple Discount

    $200 discount for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Single Supplement

    Additional $1,190 for single accommodations

    Large Group Discount 

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Cite Hotel Bogota

    Located in Bogota’s most exclusive neighborhood, the Cite offers 56 rooms in a modern boutique setting. All rooms include safe deposit box, mini-fridge and coffee maker, hairdryer and cable television. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and the beautiful heated roof top pool has terrific views of the city. A gym is also onsite.

    Hotel Park 10 Medellin

    Located in the exclusive El Poblado area of the city the Hotel Park 10 is your home away from home. Comfortable rooms include sitting area, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, minibar and television. Two restaurants are on site as well as a wellness spa and gym.

    Hyatt Regency Cartagena

    This modern ocean-front hotel has floor to ceiling windows in each room with city or ocean views. Each room includes luxury beds, W-iFi, hairdryer, room safe, plasma TV and full bathroom amenities. The hotel has two restaurants, a full service spa, 24 hour fitness center, and delightful infinity pools for your relaxation.

    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.

  • Why Thomson

    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 Travel Protection 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 Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be 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 Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

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Starts at

$4440

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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