During this exhilarating journey, students will understand the benefits of responsible consumption with a visit to an organic farm before donning their aprons in our unique Kagumu Cooking Challenge. We dip into Medellin's tragic past and hopeful future with a visit to the outside escalators in Comuna 13, taking part in a graffiti workshop and salsa class. We connect to nature with an eco walk of the senses before tasting Colombia's finest coffee beans and learning how to reforest the land. The trip culminates in a trip to Colombia's most stunning natural reserve where we raft, zip line and live the jungle life with the monkeys.
Journey through one of Medellin's most vibrant neighbourhoods. Comuna 13 was once a thoroughfare for drug traffickers, now it teems with visitors who come to view the world-class graffiti and outside escalators. We take part in a graffiti workshop and exhilarating salsa class.
Travel to el Carmen de Viboral, a town one hour from Medellin, to meet a traditional Antioquia farmer. Understand, and taste, the entire process of organic farming. Then, we split into teams to cook our own sustainable meal!
Explore Medellin's extraordinary ecological playground, Parque Arvi. We visit Colombia's second largest plant nursery, experience a thrilling eco walk which tests every sense. In the afternoon, we enjoy a coffee tasting session with a local coffee maker then we take part in our own reforestation project and enjoy a bonfire under the stars.
We travel 3 hours south east to visit Colombia's most spectacular natural reserves: Rio Claro. Here, we raft down a crystal clear river and underneath unique marble caves. As the sun sets we walk among the fascinating flora and fauna and discover an endemic bird species.
After waking up to the howl of monkeys, we zip through the jungle on a canopy experience before wading through the river to reach some stunning waterfalls. We return to Medellin after lunch for a final reflections session, talk about our post-trip challenge and dinner at Santa Elena's finest pizza restaurant.