Taste, feel and fall in love with traditional life in Colombia's stunning City of Eternal Spring - Medellín. Discover one of the most poignant and transformative city stories in recent South American history.
Where: Medellin, Antioquia
Duration: 4 days
Number of participants: 16 max
Cost: From $390 USD p/p (price doesn't include international flights)
Dates: All year round
Are you ready to experience the colourful and warm culture in Medellin? Join us to connect with pioneering Colombian farmers, learn how to cook from local professionals and become true Colombian baristas at the hands of traditional coffee makers. You also meet a community whose resilience against a tragic past has blossomed into a beautiful future and discover the music that makes the City of Eternal Spring beat.
"There are a lot of tour options in Colombia but none offer the level of expertise and local understanding of Kagumu Adventures. Expert guides, perfectly-designed itineraries and constant surprises. All carried out in a legitimately sustainable manner. Cannot recommend enough."
Reviewed, Feb 2018
Itinerary (4 days)
Day 1: Medellín city tour
Our dedicated local guide will meet you at the airport before taking you to our hotel. We start an emotional day with a guided tour of the memory museum before heading up the cable car to visit a Kagumu-supported local project. Residents will take us through the areas troubled past and we discover a bright, promising future.
Day 2: Organic farming & cooking with a professional
Connect with rural Colombia with this unique activity. Enjoy an interactive tour around a beautiful organic Colombian farm, discovering a truly inspirational local story. Afterwards, don your apron to take part in a cooking class led by a professional chef. We dine together with an array of locally-made cocktails.
Day 3: Become a Colombian barista
Ever wondered how the world's finest arabica beans are made? With this interactive coffee farm visit you will find out. After picking these shimmering crimson beans, you take part in an expert-led tasting session. We end the day with dinner and a live salsa performance.
Day 4: Exotic fruit experience
In the morning we enjoy a tropical fruit tour in one of the city's most vibrant markets. After our last lunch together we head back to the hotel to say our goodbyes.
Things to know:
This trip is for adventure travellers who want to travel with new people, explore new cultures, discover new ecosystems and travel in a responsible way.
You will receive a travel visa which will cover your stay in Colombia.
While in Medellin, you will stay in a comfortable hotel located close to the affluent Poblado area. Single rooms are available upon request and at an extra cost and subject to availability.
Medellin is known as the City of Eternal Spring due to its year-round temperature of 27 degrees °C. Dry season is usually lasts from December to April and June to August.
You will taste the wide array of Colombian gastronomy from professionally-made hearty cuisine to piquant fruit juices and world-class coffee.
Everything is included in this trip but you may want to pick up some gifts or snacks and ATMs will be accessible in the airport and in the city.
How you will travel responsibly
This trip demonstrates to each one of our guests that it is possible to travel without leaving a negative environmental impact. Each experience and activity has been carefully developed so that we can measure its impact on communities and the environment. From buying and eating locally-sourced products to only using environmentally-friendly materials and from working with and supporting communities to offering educational services to local schools, this trip has been developed in such a way that we can legitimately call it "sustainable."