In an effort to bring you some of the most vibrant and captivating family holidays around, we present Colombia. Set amidst the striking backdrop of the Andes Mountains and bordered by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, it’s a country bursting with colonial charm, aromatic coffee plantations and silky-soft white-sand beaches. Whether you’re looking for a fright with spooky tales in Bogota or crafting the perfect bar of chocolate in Cartagena, this eight-night family discovery ticks all of the boxes.
Begin your Colombian adventure in Cartagena, a coastal city most well-known for its bright facades, fresh seafood, and proximity to beautiful islands. After checking into a colonial house, spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting city at your own pace.
The entire next day will be spent on the Rosario Islands. Just one hour from Cartagena, these islands are considered to have the most diverse marine life in Colombia. Spend the day snorkelling, lounging on shaded hammocks, playing beach volleyball, and cruising between islands.
After satisfying your island craving, it’s time to explore the culture of Cartagena. One immersive afternoon will be spent with an expert in Colombian cocoa. Following a short lesson about the process of making chocolate, you’ll be ready to make your own. Choose between dark, milk, or white, with plenty of fun ingredients to add. Your last morning in Cartagena will be spent on a private tour of old town, learning about Spanish colonizers and pirates, while recounting the stories of iconic fortresses, plazas, and colonial mansions found along the way.
CAFES AND QUIRKY STREETS IN BOGOTA
No trip to Colombia would be complete without a stay in Bogota.
Your first day includes two exciting tours, the first of Bogota’s Gold Museum. You’ll learn the country’s history of gold-mining and the significance of some extraordinary pieces. Afterwards, a private expert will guide you through a thrilling ghost tour of Bogota’s La Candelaria neighbourhood. Hear spooky and fascinating stories behind Bogota’s most famous cathedrals, plazas, and monuments. Fret not, it’s very suitable for all children.
Already dazzled by the cities magnetic energy, your last morning will be spent seeing the city from a bike. An expert will recommend ideal routes to absorb an abundance of Bogota’s diversity and architecture. Continue onto the quirky Usaquen neighbourhood, well-known for its artisan boutiques and vivacious markets. Stock up on Colombian souvenirs before bidding Colombia farewell the following morning.
It’s been an incredible week exploring Colombia’s best regions with treasured memories of dense rainforests, street-side salsa, fresh cuisine, and azure waters – the absolute family trip of a lifetime.