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Colombia: Mountainside Cities & Mural-Lined Streets

from $3,765 USD per person for 8 days, 7 nights
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  • 10 People Maximum
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Overland Adventure
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Trip Overview

Meet Colombian winemakers, restaurateurs, street artists, and many others as you trace the country's history from its pre-Columbian traditions to its current cultural resurgence. Beyond the cities, discover two of the country's most fascinating colonial villages. The first is Villa de Leyva, whose white walls and cobblestone streets have remained largely unchanged over the past 400 years. To cap off the trip, peek inside the handsome churches and private homes of Santa Fe de Antioquia, where we have special access to one of the finest private libraries in Colombia.

  • Underground salt cathedral
  • Local specialties
  • Marvelous architecture


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

The total cost of this trip is $3,765. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $775 will be due at the time of the final payment.

Activity Level

Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 6 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. We’ll be spending a good amount of time outside and in rural areas, sometimes at high altitudes, and walking up and down stairs.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins with welcome drinks on September 7. We recommend you arrive in Bogotá by 4 p.m. on September 7, so you can settle into your accommodations and meet our guide and group for drinks. Our trip concludes after breakfast on September 14. If leaving Colombia directly after our tour, we recommend departing after 12 p.m., on September 14. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’re happy to provide suggestions for things to do and see in Colombia on your own! You can also stick around for an optional five-day extension into Colombia's coffee country. The cost of the extension is $2,125. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please email us at to learn more.

  • Accommodations at four-star hotels or better in Bogotá and Medellín, and a simple but comfortable hotel in Villa de Leyva. (Private rooms are available for a single supplement of $775. Otherwise, we’ll work to place singles of the same sex together.)
  • All breakfasts and lunches during your stay, welcome dinner (day 2) and farewell dinner (day 7). The other dinners are yours to enjoy on your own (with expert recommendations from our local hosts).
  • Internal flight from Bogotá to Medellín (economy class).
  • An expert local guide, as well as special guests along the way.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events as listed in the itinerary.
  • A full briefing packet for each explorer, including country information, logistical and contact information, recommended reading list, and packing list.
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura explorers, excited to discover all that Colombia has to offer!
  • Transportation and flights to and from Colombia.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Baggage charges.
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.
  • Incidental expenses such as laundry and gift purchases.
  • Expenses incurred during free time (such as a taxi to a dinner on your own), and any other services not listed above in the inclusions above.
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"An extraordinary, authentic, beautiful, and fascinating trip. My family and I had one of the best weeks of our lives, and our guides were incredible."
—David Plotz

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