Flavors of Colombia
Michigan Alumni Association in partnership with BSchool Travel

Trip Overview

Experience the flavors of Colombia on this 9 day adventure, including stays in Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena. You will feel the rhythm of the people, sail the Caribbean waters, and explore beautiful landscapes. You will start your exploration in the capital city of Bogota, where you will visit the magnificent Salt Cathedral and have a memorable culinary experience at the famous Andres Carne De Res! Next is Medellin, a city filled with art, innovation, and some amazing views. Visit a coffee farm and taste some of the best coffee in the world. Take in a city tour including a visit to Comuna 13, known for its art and graffiti. Finish your trip on the coastal town of Cartagena where you will learn some impressive salsa moves, eat some amazing seafood, and cruise to the neighboring islands on your very own private speed boat!

  • 9 Days – 3 Cities, 1 Country

  • Bogota, Medelin, Cartagena

  • Price: $1,823

  • Dates: 07/10/2021 – 07/18/2021

  • Theme: Culture Party

Colombia itinerary map

What’s Included


  • Hotel 8 Nights


  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 2 Dinners


  • Domestic flights
  • A/C Bus throughout

Trip Highlights

  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Doctor with group
  • Salt Cathedral
  • Coffee Farm
  • Medellin City & Graffiti
  • Dance Lessons
  • Island Boat Cruise
  • Alquimico Bar


  • International flights
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

Additional Experiences

Bogota City Tour

Cooking Class

Hike to Monserrate

Arvi Park & Finca Silletera

Bike Tour


Cartagena Old City tour

Aviary Visit

Trip Gallery

Itinerary Overview

Arrival in Bogota and check-in at the hotel. Evening at leisure.

Visit the Salt Cathedral, chosen in 2007 as the First Wonder of Colombia. The Design of the spaces inside the mine, the decoration, lighting, the art pieces and the fact that you are walking through a space nestled in the mountains make this a unique and unforgettable experience. At the end of the tour, buses will drop you at Andres Carne De Res for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Included Activities: Salt Cathedral

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Morning at leisure before boarding a short flight to the mountainous city of Medellin. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy an evening of exploration at your own pace.

Visiting a Coffee Farm is a “must-do” when you visit Colombia. During this tour you will live and learn the complete experience of the process of coffee all the way from the seedling to the cup. Return to Medellin in the evening.

Included Activities: Coffee Farm

Visit the Botero Plaza downtown, then ride the city’s Metrocable (cable car system) which connects the city with some of its informal settlements. The tour ends at Comuna 13, a neighborhood packed with street art thanks to its revitalization during the last 20 years.

Included Activities: City & Graffiti Tour

Take a short flight to Cartagena and get settled into your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Salsa dancing lesson, a must in Colombia! It’s not only a music style, but a cultural movement within the country! Feel and enjoy the music while you have a great time in a one hour lesson with professional dancers.

Included Activities: Salsa Lesson

Today is sure to be one of the highlights of the trip! Board speed boats seating 20-25 people each and go island hopping in Cartagena’s beautiful Caribbean waters. The boats are equipped with music, staff, and drinks. We will stop at 2/3 islands, including Cholon, a private beach, and another island for lunch before returning back to Cartagena. This is a day for the books!

Included Meals: Lunch

Today is yours to explore at leisure. Take an Old city tour, a cooking class, or explore Cartagena’s beautiful city on your own. A list of optional activities will be provided and can be booked for an additional fee. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner to reminisce about all the great times you have had this week, and end the night at a popular cocktail bar with an amazing rooftop to close out your final night in Colombia!

Included Activities: Alquimico Bar Entrance

Included Meals: Farewell Dinner

Depart fromCartagena.

Included Meals: none