Colombia

Colombia Family Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4330PP

    Duration

    9 days

    Activity

    Level 2

    Meals

    9 breakfast, 6 lunch, 7 dinner

    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.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Colombia


    Days 1-3

    Bogota

    Explore Bogota

    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.

    Botero Museum

    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.


    Days 4-5

    Coffee Region

    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 Salento

    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.


    Days 6-8

    Cartagena

    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!

    Farewell Dinner

    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.


    Day 9

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    03/10-03/18

    Adult $4330PP
    Teen $4330PP
    Child $4230PP
    Internal Air $160

    03/17-03/25

    Adult $4330PP
    Teen $4330PP
    Child $4230PP
    Internal Air $160

    06/23-07/01

    Adult $4330PP
    Teen $4330PP
    Child $4230PP
    Internal Air $160

    07/21-07/29

    Adult $4330PP
    Teen $4330PP
    Child $4230PP
    Internal Air $160

    12/24-01/01

    Adult $4630PP
    Teen $4630PP
    Child $4530PP
    Internal Air $160

    Additional Info

    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!

    Triple Discount

    $900 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Groups 

    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.

    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, comprehensive travel insurance.

  • Hotels

    Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia

    Named after an elegant Colombian water lily found on the waterways of the Amazon, the Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia is a beautiful place for your family to stay while exploring the city. This unique hotel draws inspiration from French style that strikes a wonderful balance with Colombian culture. Located just north of the city center, the hotel is in a perfect place to explore restaurants and go shopping. The hotel has free Wi-Fi and the staff is extremely friendly and always willing to answer any questions. With comfortable rooms, this hotel has everything your family needs to enjoy your stay in Bogota.

    Hotel Campestre Las Camelias

    Nestled away in the hills of the coffee region, Hotel Campestre Las Camelias is an oasis for relaxation. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and include free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. It captures the rural charm of Colombia without sacrificing the modern comforts that your family will want after days of adventures.

    Sofitel Santa Clara

    Blending together the vintage and historical essence of Cartagena with the contemporary culture of the city has made the Sofitel Santa Clara a wonderful place to stay. It offers free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, large comfortable rooms, and an incredible staff that welcomes all of its guests with open arms.

    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 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 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.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.