Women Travel Abroad

COLOMBIA (MEDELLIN & CARTAGENA)
3 SPOTS LEFT!

October 19-25, 2023

Join WTA in Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia! Your tour will start in the heart of Cartagena, a colorful and historic city with narrow streets and beautiful bougainvillea vines hanging from painted balconies. Medellin, or Los Paisas as the locals call it, is located in the Aburrá Valley which is close to the Andes Mountain range of Colombia. Here, you will enjoy the year-round flowering blooms, fruits, and, of course, the aromatic natural Colombian coffee.

Before your departure from Colombia, your group will tour Islas del Rosario, located about 60 miles from the coast of Cartagena. This region is an archipelago off the coast of Colombia and is one of the Natural National Parks that offers coral reefs, crystal clear water and gorgeous views – a pure Caribbean dream!

Note: We recommend leaving the US on October 18 or 19 so that your flight arrives the afternoon of October 19 – early enough to participate in Day 1’s Welcome Dinner. Should you wish to arrive on October 18 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill. 

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ITINERARY

Day 1 – October 19 – Arrive at José María Córdova International Airport Medellin (MDE), and private transportation will bring you to your accommodations in central Medellin. After checking into your hotel, your group will walk to Lleras for your welcome dinner.

Day 2 – October 20 – Today, you will tour El Penon Guatape and climb the ‘Rock’ to enjoy the view of the lagoon and enjoy lunch in this historic colorful town. Then, your group is off to enjoy the flavorful famous Colombian coffee at a working coffee farm.

Day 3 – October 21 – FREE Day in Medellin. Enjoy a day of shopping, take a tour of the city, or join your hosts to visit the famous Plaza Botero. 

Day 4 – October 22 – Say goodbye to Medellin as you fly to Cartagena (included in your tour) and check-in to your next hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a FREE AFTERNOON to stroll the streets of friendly and historic Cartagena.

Day 5 – October 23 – A private boat tour will take you from Marina Botes de la Bahia to the beautiful Islas del Rosario to bask in the Colombian sun on the beach. We can’t think of a better way to spend the day!

Day 6 – October 24 – FREE Day in Cartagena. Enjoy a day of shopping, indulge in the local cuisines, or tour Castle San Felipe with your hosts.

Day 7 – October 25 – A private transfer will take you back to Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) for your connecting flight to the US.

Note: Your arrival and departure airports are different – you will need to book a multi-city ticket. 

*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change.

 

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PRICING: $4,495

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 7 days & 6 nights’ accommodations
  • Single occupancy, boutique hotels
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transportation, including domestic flight within Colombia
  • Tour of Medellin
  • Tour of Guatape Historic Town
  • El Penon Climb Admission
  • Private Coffee Farm Tour
  • Tour of Cartagena
  • Tour of Castle San Felipe
  • Private Boat Tour to Islas del Rosario
  • FREE DAYS to explore
  • Daily breakfast 
  • Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
  • Daily group dinner 
  • COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to José María Córdova International Airport Medellin (MDE) (arrival airport)
  • Airfare from Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) (departure airport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional excursions and tours not listed above
  • Gratuities and tips

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.

Suggested Travel Insurance companies are below. Ensure you inquire about a “Cancel for Any Reason” plan.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
  • Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
  • Trip balance must be PAID IN FULL by July 19, 2023
  • Penalty of $250 will be assessed on any balance due after the July 19, 2023, final payment deadline.
  • Cancel by August 19, 2023, for a 50% refund (not to include your nonrefundable deposit).
  • NO REFUNDS after August 19, 2023.