Relax & Wellness

Relax and explore on this well rounded tour focused on wellness. You’ll have a balance of culture and history in the capital before unwinding with yoga in the coffee region and on the coast. Walk along the rugged Pacific Coast and take in your natural surroundings before moving onto Caribbean waters! Top it all off with a few days in Cartagena. Culture, coffee and relaxing in nature-what more could you ask for to feel rejuvenated?

Highlights

  • Thermals & Yoga
  • Isolated beaches of the Pacific Coast
  • Wandering the streets in Cartagena
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Day 1 – Bogotá Farmer’s Market & Cooking Class

Welcome to Bogotá! After a walking tour through La Candelaria; Bogotá’s oldest neighbourhood, with an emphasis on street-food and local drinks, off to Quinta Camacho, the focal point of the city’s new foodie scene. You will visit three different neighbourhood restaurants, meeting with the chefs, and sampling their favourite dishes. Once you’re done, its back to the kitchen where your guide will lead you through some typical local recipes. There’s no better way to discover Colombian cuisine than by preparing it yourself.

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Day 2 – Bogotá Wellness Day

After a traditional Colombian breakfast, spend the morning as you wish. Perhaps visit the Museums close by or take a stroll to see some of the graffiti that Bogotá is known for. This afternoon you’ll be able to relax as you pass the time at the Hotel spa and indulge in a few of their wellness treatments.

 

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Day 3 – Coffee Region & Yoga

After a morning flight to Manizales, you’ll be transported to the lovely coffee farm of Hacienda Venecia. A traditional lunch and juice will await you before having some relaxing time in a hammock. Late this afternoon your yoga teacher will arrive in order for you to meet one another and share a bit about yourself. Following this, a 1.5 hour yoga class in the clean mountain air with views of the coffee farm all around you.

 

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Day 4 – Coffee Tour & Yoga

Rise and shine with fruit, coffee, tea and juice. This morning you will have a yoga class before breakfast. After breakfast you’ll learn about the coffee process from seed to cup during your coffee tour. Relax in the afternoon. Option to schedule a massage for this afternoon. This evening, a restorative yoga class.

 

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Day 5 – San Vicente Hot Springs

The San Vicente Hot Springs are one of the most beautiful places to relax in Colombia. Termales de San Vicente offers a wide range of thermal pools and spa treatments. There are more than 163 species of exotic birds and offers opportunities for hiking and extreme sports. In San Vicente, honey and oatmeal scrubs, mud therapy and fruit therapy are some of the most popular treatments. Take your pick of spa treatments as you relax today!

 

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Day 6 – Through Medellin

Take in your last morning in the coffee region before a short flight to Medellin. Here you’ll have the opportunity to take in the free walking tour of the city, or spend the afternoon by the pool. Prepare your bags for 4 days on the Pacific Coast.

 

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Day 7 – Pacific Coast

This morning an early flight from Medellin to the Pacific Coast. You will arrive at the Bahia Solano airport where you will be greeted and transferred to your ecolodge, along the way view a picturesque jungle landscape until you reach El Almejal Beach, where the Lodge is located. You will be settled into your accommodation and have lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach.

 

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Day 8 – Nature Reserve and Turtle Night Patrol

Starting the route to the reserve you will visit the conservation projects and organic garden while appreciating the viewpoint of the ocean merging with the jungle. While in the Nature Reserve the guide will give interesting explanations about the species of the jungle and the ecosystem. You will see species of some amazing fauna and flora. Lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach. At night and in the company of a local guide, you will begin the search for nesting turtles that arrive to spawn and enjoy a wonderful natural event.

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Day 9 – Whale Watching

Today after breakfast you will depart on the boat for a whale watching excursion! This is a great spot to watch the spectacle of humpback whales coming to breed in this area from late June to mid-October.

 

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Day 10 – Pacific to Caribbean

After breakfast this morning you will be transported by boat to the airport for your return flight to Medellin. From here you will then be flying onwards to Santa Marta. You’ll be transported the hour and a half from Santa Marta to a beachside boutique hotel. Settle in and listen to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore. You’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch and then can spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach. Your evening yoga class begins at 5pm. Connect to the powerful natural surroundings of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Day 11 – Relax & Yoga

Coffee or tea to start your morning before an 8am rejuvenating yoga class. After class your breakfast of fresh fruit, juices and other options will be ready for you. Spend the morning relaxing by the pool. This afternoon you will have a relaxing massage in the Oceanside Spa. At 5pm you’ll have your second yoga class of the day before partaking in an evening bonfire on the beach.

 

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Day 12 – Yoga & Tubing

Another beautiful yoga class this morning followed by a nutritious breakfast. Mid morning you will depart in private transport to Palomino where you will be able to take a leisurely float down the river. You may be able to get a glance at the Sierra Nevado mountain range while on the tubes! Afterwards enjoy a lunch in town before heading back to relax at the hotel for the evening.

 

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Day 13 – Caribbean Ending: Cartagena

After breakfast you will be transported onwards to Cartagena! ‘The Jewel of the Indies’ is the most beautiful city of the Colombian Caribbean, and one of the most historically important in all of South America. In the afternoon, you’ll partake on a private walking tour of the walled city and will learn about the history and culture of this fascinating city.

 

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Day 14 – Cartagena Farewell

Spend your final day in Cartagena as you please! Book a massage at the beautiful spa, or we can arrange for a dance or cooking class. Farewell Colombia!