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Embark on a Week-Long Journey: Colombia's Unforgettable 7-Day Itinerary

Embark on a cultural journey through Colombia’s wonders, where each day is a step into its rich history, traditions, and architectural marvels. From the Medellín vicinities to the charming coffee towns of the Coffee Cultural Landscape (Eje Cafetero), this seven-day itinerary was designed to offer a deep dive into the soul of Colombia's cultural heritage.


Let's embark on this seven-day itinerary through the enchanting destinations that await you.

Medellín - Urban Getaways (Day 1)

Land in Medellín, also known as the "City of Eternal Spring.” This city offers an immersive experience for visitors seeking various unique experiences, from exploring history and culture to discovering natural wonders. It also is renowned for its colorful neighborhoods, lively nightlife, bustling markets, and much more. With so much to see and do, Medellín guarantees nature lovers a memorable and enriching experience.

Coffee Cultural Landscape (Day 2-3)

Journey to the heart of Colombian coffee country, the Coffee Cultural Landscape. This region promises a delightful blend of charming towns, breathtaking landscapes, and the rich aroma of coffee in the air.

Wander through the picturesque Salento, a town in the northeastern Quindío department. You’ll find architectural marvels, colorful facades, and unique handicrafts. Salento is also the ideal locale to trek to the Cocora Valley and get to know the iconic wax palms, the highest palm in the world.

Finally, dive into the cultural heritage of the local coffee farms. This is a unique and immersive experience for those enthusiasts and coffee lovers. These visits provide a firsthand understanding of Colombian coffee production's cultivation, harvesting, processing, and roasting stages.

Tayrona National Park - Nature's Playground (4-7)

Continue your 7-day itinerary through Colombia in the enchanting Tayrona National Park in the Magdalena department. In this Caribbean paradise, prepare for an extraordinary adventure as you hike to some of the most stunning beaches in the country.

Activities to do at the Tayrona National Park

  • Hiking

  • Water Activities

  • Birdwatching

  • Camping

  • Visiting Archaeological Sites

The Journey Hostel in Tayrona

End this fantastic 7-day itinerary by experiencing a range of thrilling activities at The Journey Hostel in Tayrona, providing a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation in the heart of nature.

Hostel Activities: 

Horse Riding:

  • Whether you're a seasoned rider or a novice, enjoy an exciting adventure near our surroundings.

  • Traverse scenic trails and witness the beauty of nature on horseback.

Hourse riding tayrona park

Saltillo Waterfall & Tubing:

  • Discover a hidden gem in nature without big crowds.

  • Enjoy tubing down the river and head into the jungle to reach the Saltillo Waterfall. Chill by the waterfall before heading back for lunch.

Bike Tours:

  • Explore nearby beaches, rivers, and waterfalls while enjoying the route and nature.

  • If you prefer a calmer plan, ride to nearby towns, savor local food, and visit craft stores and points of interest.

Teyku Indigenous Village Tour:

  •   You can immerse yourself in a different part of Colombian culture by meeting and learning about the indigenous Kogui community.

Bunkuanay Tour:

  • Embark on a hiking adventure to the recently rediscovered ancient city ruins, Bunkuany.

Lost City Expedition:

  • Join the preferred excursion for many travelers, trekking to the awe-inspiring Lost City.

  • Immerse yourself in deep contact with nature and the ancient Tayrona people.

  • This mystical place, built around 700 AD, predates Machu Picchu and stands as the heart of a network of Tayrona villages.

  • The trek, lasting 4 to 6 days, unveils a complex system of constructions, cobblestone paths, stairs, and walls connected by terraces and platforms.

Answer the call of adventure and contact us for more information.

Additional Places to Visit near The Journey Hostel 

Poza Encantada:

  • Just 15 minutes by bus, embark on one of the most charming treks, walking along the river to the magical Enchanted Pool.

  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal-clear waters surrounded by the beauty of countless waterfalls.

Quebrada Valencia:

  • A local favorite, reachable with a 25-minute jungle walk.

  • Discover a fantastic destination with a beautiful waterfall and natural pools.

  • Delight in a delicious arepa (typical Colombian food) stuffed with cheese or a roasted banana.

Nearby Beaches:

  • Los Angeles Beach: A few minutes' walk from the hostel, access the private and quiet Los Angeles Beach for 12,000 COP.

  • Cocos Beach: A short bus ride away, reach this incredible beach in a nearby town. Open all day, easily accessible, and close to the hostel.

Note: Activities and prices are subject to change. For more information and bookings, inquire at the hostel's tour desk.

As we conclude this 7-day itinerary, picture the memories you've created, from the vibrant streets of Medellín to the heart of Colombian nature.

If you want to have an unforgettable farewell in Colombia. Please get in touch with us.

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