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COLOMBIA (SOUTH AMERICA), COLOMBIA

Bienvenidos a Colombia: A Renaissance in South America

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Program #20099RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Paula from Bradenton, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 12/04/14 - 12/16/14
Larry and Paula Jacobson traveled to Colombia, SA 12/4-12/16/14. We signed up early and monitored the situation in SA for 6 mos. through the State Department's travel warnings. We are so happy we went. It is a kind, gentle and very beautiful country with lots of interest. Safety was a non issue. Our Guide, Andres Cubilloz, was a delight who too excellent care of us. The program should be tweaked a bit with a possible replacement of the first lecturer in Bogota and a hotel change in Manizales. Otherwise, the program flowed and was exciting and different every day. Water and salads should not be consumed as in other 2d world countries but the food was good, sometimes too abundant. The hotels and restaurants were willing to make changes especially to native/indigenous meals. There should have been more of them (beans and rice were delicious). I would return...it is manageable on your own to the big cities but why not travel with a group and enjoy the other travelers. We had many to admire on our tour.

John from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/13/14 - 02/25/14
Colombia has been a dangerous place for so long that we hesitated before taking this tour. We learned that the parts of the country that we visited are as safe as anywhere else in Latin America, and we were delighted with our interactions with Colombians, who were uniformly welcoming and gracious.

Ralph from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/16/14 - 01/28/14
Excellent program reveals interesting cities and beautiful countryside of a misunderstood country. Top museums in Bogota, historic sights in Cartagena, modern urban development in Medellin, and above all, Botero artworks should not be missed!

John from Auburn, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/16/14 - 01/28/14
Take this trip to Colombia! You will be impressed with how modern, interesting and safe the country is!

Virginia from Hillsboro, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/14/13 - 02/26/13
While traveling in Colombia with Road Scholar this past February I heard a clever warning about traveling in that country: "The only thing to fear is that you will never want to leave." How very true. A very beautiful country with a rich, fascinating history has come a very long way since the violent decade of the '80's. It felt very safe and very welcoming. This was an amazing trip, one I will always treasure.

Willie from Fresno, CA Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 01/10/13 - 01/22/13
Guatape (+750 steps to the top of a rock/optional), Manizales,Cartiegena and the coffee plantation make this trip a must. Plus the sculptures in Manizales and Botero in Bogota. Monserrate at sunset/dinner after a cable car ride to the top.
Everyone loved the Santa Clara Hotel in Cartiegena!


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29 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
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