If your family has already traveled to (and loved) Mexico, Costa Rica, maybe even Belize or Panama – the time is NOW to consider Colombia!
At Videre Travel, we pride ourselves on our relationships around the world. It’s these relationships that allow us to confidently curate the best itineraries for our clients. For years, we’ve been searching for the perfect partner in Colombia – without much luck.
Until now!! We’re thrilled to be able to confidently offer Colombia as a family travel destination.
At Videre Travel we love, love, love our clients and we also love, love, love our partners around the world who make the magic happen. Every trip we design begins with a matchmaking process. Which is why we place such great importance on the partners we work with on the ground in destinations around the world.
And we’re thrilled to be able to offer Colombia to you now!
This South American country is easy to access via main hubs like Medellin without much of a time change from the United States. And from intriguing urban areas to remote wilderness areas in just about every ecosystem imaginable, Colombia is one of the world’s most diverse countries. Discover two oceans, a range of climates, energetic cities, astonishing wildlife and things to do including kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, surfing, diving, dancing, culinary experiences…. just so much to see and do!
Colombia also offers great value for money. Check out a sample family itinerary here. This 7 night trip is priced from around $8,500 for a family of 4.
Read on to discover some of the trip highlights. Ready to start planning a family adventure to Colombia? Get started here!
Cultural Meeting Point in Medellin
Medellín is Colombia’s second largest city and is nestled in the Aburrá Valley of the Andes Mountains. It was founded in 1616 but remained a small, under-the-radar locale until the Colombian coffee boom.
Capital of Antioquia province, a fertile region famous for its coffee plantations and its flower farms, for its orchids and butterflies, it is known as the City of Eternal Spring for its idyllic climate. Everywhere you turn there seem to be new things happening.
And don’t miss a ride on the city’s cable cars – perhaps the best part of Medellin’s new transport system. Connecting to the metro, the cable cars are the answer to the steep streets of the labyrinthine barrios that climb the mountain sides above the city centre. They carry passengers aloft above the rooftops and the congested lanes in glass pods.
Again, check out our sample itinerary here.
Next, head up to the colonial city of Cartagena on the north Caribbean coast of Colombia. This beautiful, historical city’s old walled city remains, as does the ancient fortresses, including the Spanish-built Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. This Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage Site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across leafy plazas.
Stroll through the Old Town day and night. Soak up the atmosphere, pausing to ward off the brutal heat and humidity in one of the city’s many excellent bars and restaurants.
Finally, end your adventure with a few days on a Caribbean island. The Rosario archipelago contains some 30 islands, about 45km from Cartagena on the Caribbean coast and easily reached by boat.
Sun soaked and rich in culture, Colombia’s dramatic Caribbean coastline is its dazzling crown, capping the country with myriad ecosystems. The islands include the San Bernardo National Park, which is famous for its coral reefs and seagrasses and home to more than 170 species of fish. The natural aquarium on San Martín de Pajarales island is much visited too.
Ready to start planning? Get started now!