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Bienvenidos a Colombia: A Renaissance in South America

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Program #20099RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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.
Helen from Rhinebeck, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/12/15 - 02/24/15
Colombia is a country well worth visiting! Road Scholar's Program was well planned and executed. The guides were exceptional, and the sights visited were diverse and interesting. I look forward to going back and visiting other cities, sights, and other geograohic regions.

Barbara from Durham, NH Number of programs attended: 35
Date attended: 02/12/15 - 02/24/15
Learn about aspects of life in Colombia that will open you up to what you may never had known before.

Victor from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/29/15 - 02/10/15
Tour leader Freddy Ruiz was fantastically helpful and attentive. Local guide Omar Betancourt was especially good, and the others were fine. Colombia is every bit as beautiful as people say. There was a good mix of city and country, and we learned a lot from each day's sessions. The visit to the coffee plantation was particularly enlightening with regard to world-wide coffee production and marketing. Food and drink were fine, but Colombian food can be somewhat under-seasoned. The group was compatible and of reasonable size (20). For photos see my blog during the period Jan 29-Feb 10, 2015: http://victorbloomfieldphoto.blogspot.com/.

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.

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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
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