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5 Days / 4 Nights

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(60+ days before departure)



Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

This beautiful country is full of startling contrasts, from the dense Amazonian jungle, spectacular tropical beaches and snow-capped Andean mountain ranges, to Bogotá's fast-growing metropolis and the immaculate colonial architecture.

Explore multiple UNESECO World Heritage Sites including the Spanish fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, and the first free settlement in the Americas, San Basilio de Palenque.

Allow yourself to be immersed in the beauty of Colombian culture, and spend the evenings dancing the night away!


Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 2:00 PM


Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to depart Day 5 after 12:00 PM

Physical Activity:


This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:


This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:


This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Colombia

Arrive at Cartagena International Airport by 2:00 PM and be shuttled to our boutique accommodations.

Settle into our compound inside the walled city of Cartagena de Indias that you will call home for the next five days.

This evening explore the neighborhood of San Diego, as the entire historic district is within walking distance of our hotel.

Day 2

Palenque African Settlement

Day trip to San Basilio de Palenque, an African village founded by escaped slaves declared free in 1691 by the Spanish.

Understand how Palenque became the first free town in the America's and how its culture evolved from their roots in Senegal.

Experience one of the most unique places in the world where their language, dance, religion, and even polygamy still exist.

Day 3

Beaches of Colombia

Today visit Playa Blanca one of Cartagena's many island beaches less than an hour outside of the walled city.

Relax on the white sand beach, snap photos of the crystal blue Caribbean water and eat fresh seafood straight from the sea. Get to know your fellow adventure travelers as you take in the sites and sounds.

Later that evening, taste Afro-Caribbean food, find a salsa club or watch live music in bustling Old Town Cartagena.

Day 4

Explore Cartagena

Today visit the 16th century Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas which historians believe to be the greatest Spanish fortress of all time.

Wander past the Palacio de Inquisición, hidden plazas, and historic churches to find a quaint balcony and try Colombia's best coconut rice.

Continue to explore Old Town Cartagena's stone walls, cobblestone streets, and cathedrals designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5

Relaxation & Departure

After sipping your last Colombian coffee, make your final purchases from the street vendors selling their handmade art.

Say goodbye to your fellow adventure travelers and plan to keep in touch with the Under30Experiences community back home.

Take included transportation to Cartagena International Airport for your flight departing after 12:00 PM.

Continue your journey north to Costa Rica or choose to explore South America for some additional days.

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-5 day / 4 night stay in double accommodations
-4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, & 4 dinners included
-Pickup and drop-off at Cartagena International Airport (CTG)
-Fort entrance fees, Palenque tour, and all day trips
-Authentic Colombian cultural experience
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet kick-ass people
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Colombia
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 2:00 PM and to depart Day 5 after 12:00 PM local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details


5 Days / 4 Nights

early signup:


(60+ days before departure)



Never any hidden fees!

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