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 community project promoting gender equality with a local foundation. 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.
What students will gain from the experience
Thanks to our unique local contacts in Antioquia, students visit an internationally-renowned local farmer who has dedicated his life producing healthy organic food. Students learn about the process of farming with an dynamic and interactive tour around his farm. We then don our aprons as we take part in our sustainable cooking challenge. They'll also discover a true connection to the environment and how they can be part of the world's conservation effort.
Journey through one of Medellin's most vibrant neighbourhoods. Comuna 13, now teeming with visitors who come to view the world-class graffiti and outside escalators. Students take part in a community 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, students split into teams to cook their own sustainable meal!
Explore Medellin's extraordinary ecological playground, Parque Arvi. Students visit Colombia's second largest plant nursery, experience a thrilling eco walk which tests every sense. In the afternoon, students enjoy a coffee tasting session with a local coffee maker then they take part in their own reforestation project and enjoy a bonfire under the stars.
Students travel 3 hours south east to visit Colombia's most spectacular natural reserves: Rio Claro. Here, they raft down a crystal clear river and underneath unique marble caves. As the sun sets, students walk among the fascinating flora and fauna and discover an endemic bird species.
After waking up to the howl of monkeys, students zip through the jungle on a canopy experience before wading through the river to reach some stunning waterfalls. The group returns to Medellin after lunch for a final reflections session and an introduction to our post-trip challenge.
Students take part in a artisanal workshop before heading to the airport for their departures.