Colombia has emerged as a fantastic destination for families.
The destination offers ancient and colonial history, both tropical jungle
and marine natural wonders, outstanding cuisine,
some of the world’s finest coffees and chocolates, exotic fruits,
and warm and welcoming people.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Colombia special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
SCAVENGER HUNT IN
OLD TOWN CARTAGENA
Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Cartagena’s Old City. Follow a set of clues that will teach you about the city’s history, culture and traditions, and make you dance, eat and speak like the locals!
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
FOOD SAMPLINGS AND COCKTAILS
ON A ROOFTOP CARTAGENA
Alongside a local, explore Cartagena’s Old City sampling local dishes, learning about the city’s fascinating culture and vibrant culture, and visit the Getsemani quarter to understand the impactful street art the adorns the walls of this colonial neighborhood. Finish the day at a rooftop with one of the best views in the city sipping on a local cocktail.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
PIRATE EXPERIENCE AT
Dress-up in pirate gear, complete with pirate hat, sword, and eye-patch, to visit Cartagena’s fortifications. Learn about the Cartagena’s cool history in search of a treasure chest at the end of the journey After a relaxing lunch, use the map in the treasure chest to arrive at the Choco Museo have a hands-on session to make different types of chocolate treats.
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Visit the fishing village of La Boquilla, located 20 minutes from Cartagena’s Old City. La Boquilla is an impoverished community surrounded by spectacular mangrove forests and large beaches. Start the day by going on a canoe journey through the mangrove tunnels and lagoons, learning about the local ecosystem and the importance of preserving it. Continue one of the community’s school where children will participate in an activity with the local children: music lessons, painting the walls of a classroom, help build something required by the school (i.e. desks, park, benches, etc.), play futbol (soccer), or donate an item and teach the local children how to use it. The activity at the school will be determined based on the needs of the school at the time.
Ages to Travel
Minimum recommended age is 5 years old is recommend for travel to Colombia to take advantage of the itinerary program.
Time of Year to Travel
January – April: medium crowds but fresh weather (24 - 31 C)
June – August: least crowds, but warmer weather due to higher humidity, occasional rain and lower winds (24 - 33 C)
September - November: highest rainfall of the year
December: this is the busiest time of the year
Travel Documents Required
Individuals who are traveling to Colombia for tourism or as a temporary visitor do not require a Visa to enter the country. Travelers will be issued an 180 day entry permit upon arrival.
A valid passport is required to enter Colombia. To apply for a passport click this link: www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.