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Published Feb 20, 2024
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Enjoy the ultimate Colombian experience, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee blends with a rich tapestry of cultural diversity and laid-back Caribbean vibes. From the verdant hills of the Coffee Triangle to the colorful streets of Cartagena's Old Town, immerse yourself in a journey that tantalizes all the senses. Discover the secrets of Colombian coffee cultivation, dance to the rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music, and wander through colonial plazas steeped in history.
 
Colorful Colombia
 
 
Explore the heart of Colombia and indulge in its fascinating culture and diverse ecosystems: bustling Bogotá; the verdant coffee-growing Pereira region; historic Medellín & colonial Cartagena
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3449
  
$2949
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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  • Bogotá's Cultural Tapestry: Dive into the heart of Colombia's capital city with a guided tour of its historic center, including visits to the impressive Gold Museum and the vibrant Paloquemao Market.

  • Coffee Country Immersion: Awaken your senses at a traditional coffee farm as you savor the aromas and flavors of Colombia's finest brews alongside breathtaking views of the Coffee Triangle.

  • Medellín's Transformation: Discover the captivating story of Medellín's resurgence from its turbulent past to its vibrant present with visits to iconic landmarks such as Plaza Botero and the innovative Metrocable.

  • Cartagena's Colorful Splendor: Lose yourself in the streets of Cartagena's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and uncover its rich history with visits to the imposing San Felipe Castle and the lively Getsemaní neighborhood.
 
 
Exotic Peru
 
 
Explore colonial Lima, the Sacred Valley & awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, and Cusco's rich South American heritage; optional pre-tour extension to the Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands
 
FROM
 
$2749
  
7
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Galapagos Islands Adventure
 
 
Explore the flora, fauna & spectacular scenery of two biodiverse Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz & Isabela, with an extra night on Isabela! Optional extension to Quito
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3999
  
$3599
  
8
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Peru
 
 
An upscale tour of Peru: Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Macchu Picchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca. Explore the Amazon on the optional extension to Puerto Maldonado.
 
FROM
 
$4349
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Ecuadorian Amazon Cruise Adventure
 
 
A fascinating 4-night river cruise in the Amazon basin, then colonial Quito & the indigenous market at Otavalo; optional extension to the Galapagos
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$4399
  
$3999
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Peru, Galapagos Islands & Quito
 
 
Explore Peru, from Lima & Cusco to Machu Picchu; then five nights in the Galapagos Islands followed by the bustling city of Quito. Optional pre-tour extension to the Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands
 
FROM
 
$6999
  
17
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Patagonian Explorer by Land & Sea
 
 
Santiago, Torres del Paine, a 4-night cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, then El Calafate & Buenos Aires; optional Iguazu Falls extension
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$9199
  
$8299
  
14
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
 
Traveling with ten or more?
 
Whether it's a family reunion, retreat, religious group, or friends looking for an adventure, our Custom Groups Team will work closely with you to create a memorable journey that suits your group's destinations, budget, interests, and more so you can discover the world your way!
 
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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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