Colombia - Evolution

Colombia Trip: 12 Days

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The Next Big Thing

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This South American secret has been hidden from view for far too long, but it is ready for us now!  The warm and friendly people here have been waiting to show off their beautiful culture and landscape - you’re in for a wild ride through this stunning country!  

We will start in Medellin, a jungle city with a vibrant life force. Next, we will head down through the rainforests, boasting incredible views and adrenaline-pumping action. Next, on to the beaches and pristine nature along the Caribbean. Finally, to our final stop in Cartagena, an unbelievable city jutting out into the sea. This non-stop trip (with some hammock time, of course) will satisfy your need for culture, history, nightlife, cuisine, adventure, hiking, and breathtaking landscapes. Join us in Colombia for a trip of a lifetime! 

Absolutely stunning! The itinerary was perfect to dive into the culture, lifestyle & natural beauty of Colombia; we experienced so many breath-taking moments - from paragliding, secret beaches, scuba-diving, Volcano mud bath and hiking with beautiful views to partying and bar hopping. Our guides Josh & Kyle were amazing, our little group of 10 quickly became a family, feeling so comfortable & connected with each other. It really was a life-changing trip for all of us.

Larissa - 2018

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  • Day 1-2   (Medellin)

    Group flights arrive throughout the day. We will spend three nights in this jungle city and get settled into the Colombian lifestyle. Prepare to get hit with some amazing culture, history, and nightlife! We will take a private bus to Guatapé on the last day.

  • Day 3   (Guatapé)

    Arrive during the day. It's time to have your mind blown with some of the world's best views and indulge in the colourful community and sites of Guatapé. We head back to Medellin the next day to catch our flight to the Caribbean!

  • Day 4-5   (Palomino)

    Enjoy a late check out in Costeño and get ready to head out by motorbike to Palomino. We have two days here close to a beautiful beach with a little artisan town to explore shops and enjoy the pool and bar at our guesthouse.

    Palomino is where we will head into the rainforest and float down the Palomino River back to the Caribbean sea and our beach at Palomino.

  • Day 6-8   (Playa Costeño)

    Land in Santa Marta and take a shuttle down the coast and through the jungle to Costeńo Beach where we get to enjoy four nights on a beach paradise. We get to experience bungalow-style beach rooms, a swimming pool, beach volleyball, surfing, and many more activities.

    While we are here you have the opportunity to take a day trip into Tayrona National Park*.

  • Day 9-11   (Cartagena)

    On or way to Cartagena we make a pit stop to get weird in a man-made mud volcano. After our clay bath, we head to the colourful city of Cartagena. We stay in the walled part of the city and make sure to walk around and catch the sunset over the ocean before we start our night. Check out some cool rooftop pools, world-class SCUBA diving, a boat ride to our own beach for a BBQ, and more.

    Don't forget about Cartagena's famous nightlife and shopping! We finish the trip off with a fun trip around the city on a Colombian Chiva bus (picture a school bus that has been pimped out to be the ultimate fiesta bus) for one last celebration before saying goodbye. Cartegena is sure to blow your mind!

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Colombia 12
    • Medellin City tour
    • Culture and graffiti tour of Medellin including District 13
    • Transport and entrance to Cócora valley
    • Lean how to play tejo, Colombia’s national sport
    • Hike ancient trails & experience an indigenous village with history dating back 500 years
    • Tubing on a Rainforest river to a Caribbean beach
    • Cartagena City and Fortress walking tour
    • Enjoy beverages and the sunset on the old city walls of Cartagena 
    • Experience the tranquility of Colombia's beach's, wild life, and city cultures
    • Bathe in Tulum Mud Volcano (man made clay bath volcano)
    • Private transportation to each location
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • Accommodation: Colombia 12

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research.  Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Transportation: Colombia 12

    All transport - This trip will find us taking minibus, public coach and a domestic flight.

  • Leaders: Colombia 12

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Colombia 12
    • Cartagena bar hopping
    • Surfing (depending on weather)  
    • La Popa Monastery tour
    • Fortress tours
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba in Military Ship Graveyard
    • Chiva party bus tour of Cartagena
    • Spa day
    • Sky Diving 
    • Resort and roof top pool lounging 
    • Day trip to Tayrona National park (closed in February/March)
    • Day trip to  Minca (a town in the mountains) 
    • Volleyball, beach Olympics and other daily beach activities  
    • Beach BBQ on a private beach with snorkeling 
    • Salsa lessons
    • Shopping inside the walled city
    • Beach Bonfire

    And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!

  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

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