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Colombia Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Bienvenidos a Colombia

Morning
  • Arrive at Cartagena International Airport before 2:00 pm.
  • Your Trip Leader will meet you at the airport & after meeting your new friends, we’ll take included transportation to our boutique accommodations within the Old City walls.
Afternoon
  • Explore the San Diego neighborhood in Cartagena & indulge in world renowned Colombian coffee.
  • Enjoy a private walking tour around Cartagena with a local Colombian guide.
  • Catch the sunset from the top of Cartagena’s historic walls.
Evening
  • Enjoy your first dinner in Colombia as you reflect on your first day in this beautiful new country.
  • Experience the famous Colombian nightlife or relax in your cozy hotel.

Day 2

Palenque African Settlement

Morning
  • Fresh breakfast will be waiting for you at our hotel in the morning.
  • Take included transportation to San Basilio de Palenque--a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Afternoon
  • Experience the culture of Palenqueros as we take a private tour of the first freed slave settlement in the Americas.
  • Enjoy a traditional home cooked meal in Palenque.
  • Return to Cartagena and have free time to explore. Your Trip Leader will provide suggestions based on your interests.
Evening
  • Dinner out in Cartagena.
  • Optional night out to practice your salsa dancing with local Colombians!

Day 3

Beaches of Colombia

Morning
  • After breakfast, we'll take included private transportation to visit Playa Blanca.
  • Playa Blanca is a beautiful white sand beach with crystal blue water in the Caribbean. 
  • Enjoy the tropical weather while you soak up the sun!
Afternoon
  • Enjoy lunch right on the beach.
  • Take advantage of several optional activities available at Playa Blanca
    Suggestions: parasailing, banana boats, and private boat tours.
  • Jump into the water before you head back to Cartagena.
Evening
  • Dinner out in Cartagena and another opportunity to dance.

Day 4

Explore Cartagena

Morning
  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Explore Fort San Felipe, considered the greatest Spanish fortress of all time.
  • Walk around Plaza de Inquisición, the Torre del Reloj, and the bohemian neighborhood of Getsemani.
Afternoon
  • After lunch, tackle any last minute souvenir shopping.
  • Explore the places you still have on your list. Make sure to try as much of the delicious Colombian coffee and food you can!
Evening
  • Enjoy your final dinner in Cartagena.
  • This is your last night to dance, so you better get after it!
  • Enjoy time with your new travel buddies and plan to stay in touch.

Day 5

Relaxation & Departure

Morning
  • After sipping your last Colombian coffee and enjoying breakfast, make any final purchases from the local street vendors.
  • Say goodbye to your fellow adventure travelers and plan to keep in touch with the Under30Experiences community back home.
  • Take included transportation back to Cartagena International Airport.
  • Be sure your flight back home departs after 12:00 pm.

Day 6

Day 7

Morning

  • After breakfast in Wanaka, say goodbye to the wonderful little mountain town as you continue your journey toward Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.
  • On the way, stop at the famous Cardrona hotel and the quirky Arrowtown. You’ll be enchanted by these historic New Zealand treasures and gold rush icons.

Afternoon

  • Grab lunch in Arrowtown and discover the little gems that this town has to offer.
  • Visit Kawarau Bridge where the bravest in your group can take a leap off the World's First Bungee Jump.

Evening

  • Arrive in Queenstown in the evening and check into your accommodations located just steps from the city center.
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Queenstown before having an included group dinner at one of the most delicious restaurants in town.

Day 8

Morning

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast steps away from your hotel at a local cafe.
  • Depart for a guided mountain bike adventure taking you from Queenstown city center, through the Queenstown gardens, and around Lake Wakatipu, before ending at beautiful Jack’s Point.
  • This a laid-back bike ride on a mostly flat trail. The bikes also come with an electronic pedal assist option to get up those pesky hills even quicker. It's accessible for anyone who is up to the challenge!
  • Soak in the views from your mountain bike as you stand beneath the jaw-dropping Remarkables Mountain Range and learn about the European and Maori cultural influence of the area from your local guide.

Afternoon

  • Arrive back in Queenstown in the afternoon and take advantage of the rest of the day.
  • Take a leap of faith off a bridge, go skydiving, or take an exhilarating jet-boat ride through Skippers Canyon.
  • If you prefer less adrenaline in the afternoon, hike Bob’s Peak or play a game at Frisbee Park.

Evening

  • After a full day of adventure, enjoy a final included dinner with your group where you can humbly brag about your day's adventure.
  • Reflect about your time in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
  • After dinner, enjoy Queenstown’s famed nightlife for a last night out with your Under30Experiences family.

Day 9

Morning

  • Have a final breakfast with your group before you fly back home. Don't forget to grab a few souvenirs to remember this incredible adventure.
    For those staying later, we recommend taking an iconic day trip to Milford Sound where you’ll have a very early morning departure before making your way into the Fiordland National Park
  • Airport transfers are included for your flight departing at anytime today.
  • Thank you for being part of the Under30Experiences Community!

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