THIS magical tour is the perfect solution to experiencing the best of Colombia’s highlights. It’s all here for you: epic history, vibrant culture, bustling cityscapes, sparkling coastline, and world-class culinary experiences to enjoy. There’s traditional cuisine blended to ethnic and indigenous recipes and we also ensure you’re exposed to three of Colombia’s basic and renowned food groups: rum, chocolate, and coffee. What could be better?
Experience authentic Colombian hospitality from the moment you are picked up at the airport until the time you are dropped off for your flight back home, against a backdrop of amazing architecture and abundant nature. Here you can be your authentic self and meet with local LGBT+ community members who will show you what it’s like live here. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to make a difference during your visit or bring some flavor of your trip back home. Visit Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, surrounded by exquisite views, infused stunning art and culture to drink in at every turn. There’s marvelous Medellín, the City of Eternal Spring, whose urban development from rough to modernized and sustainable, emerging as one of South America’s safest cities, is inspirational. And last but certainly not least, beautiful Cartagena, whose walled city holds UNESCO World Heritage status and also boasts a beach destination. We include an island-hopping experience here aboard a private boat.
This is a true Colombian adventure not to be missed!
Tonight, you’ll have the option* of a night OUT to explore Medellín’s gay scene.
Accommodation: Click Clack Hotel
*guided experience available for an additional cost.
Our guide will also introduce us to sites of incredible history and local culture, like the massive 16th-century Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Colombia’s Seven Wonders. There’s the Palace of the Inquisition and opportunities to stroll through picturesque plazas, past colorful houses with flowered balconies, artisan shops and cafés. There are opportunities to visit additional museums and historical sites, like the Convento de la Popa that sits on the highest point of Cartagena, a 30 minute hike.
After time for lunch on your own, we take you to the city’s top-rated bar to team up with the best mixologists for a special rum & chocolate tasting experience.
The most treasured booty for any good pirate during those seafaring times wasn’t a treasure chest of gold, but a fine bottle of rum. Today, this caramel-colored liquor continues to keep the locals happy, as rum is the national liquor of Colombia. The rum taster will talk you through the ingredients, distillery process, and a brief history of the glorious spirit. Then you’ll enjoy 4 special rums, accompanied by specifically paired chocolates — the “food of the gods” — to sample..
Accommodation: Bastión Luxury Hotel
This is a hip, design adult playground in the trendy Provenza/El Poblado area of Medellín, the most walkable part of the city, with an array restaurants, bars, nightlife, and green spaces to tempt you. It’s just right: the hotel’s not too small, not too large, yet it offers everything you need, like a fun outdoor green lobby area where you’ll find an art gallery, shops, cafés, and restaurants including the hotel’s own “kitchen” with a menu of satisfying comfort food. Higher up, you’ll enjoy two rooftop bars, a pool, and stunning city views to add to your fun. Room rates here include free – and legendary –breakfast, housekeeping daily, and free WiFi. In each room category you’ll find en suite bath with rainfall shower and amenities, a clothing rack, in room safe, dual-voltage outlet, hairdryer, flatscreen with DirecTV, minibar, desk with data port, chair, plus a smartphone for local calls (free)/hotel services.
Dates of Stay: February 10–13, 2023 – 3 Nights