One of the questions we get asked the most is: what kind of trips does True Colombia Travel offer?
Truthfully, that can sometimes feel like a tough question to answer because we love delivering a variety of trip types and styles. It really comes down to what kind of trip you want to have.
But we know that when you’re looking for the right travel company for you, it’s helpful to have a better understanding of what’s possible, especially in an up-and-coming destination like Colombia.
It was with that in mind that we set out to create our new True Colombia Travel Trip Categories to help you better understand the kinds of trips we excel at creating for our True Colombia Travel guests. By reading about our four trip categories – Classic, Comfort, Trailblazer and Specialty – you’ll get a better sense of the four main styles of trip we often craft for our guests, and then you can decide which suits you best.
Of course, we ask that you please keep in mind these are merely generalizations. What we’re best at is starting with a category to work from and then tweaking, adjusting, blending and building out on all of these ideas in order to create your ideal True Colombia Travel trip itinerary.
Colombia Trip Categories
Classic, but by no means standard. If you want to experience Colombia’s major cities of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena, learn about our incredible history, explore some of the country’s most charming towns and villages, and mix in wildlife viewing (like our wild hippos!) with social-impact activities, this trip category is a great place to start. You’ll delve into Colombian art and literature, delight in incredible Colombian dishes and immerse yourself in the full Colombian coffee experience. And if you’d like to add in a little more heart-pumping adventure or out-of-the-way experiences to your Colombia trip, we can easily sprinkle in some elements from our next category to create the perfect hybrid trip for you.
This category is for the traveler that wants to unwind. You’ll luxuriate at Colombia’s finest hotels, dine in our leading restaurants and experience the fantastic shopping in Bogotá and Cartagena. We’ll be sure to carve out plenty of time for rest and relaxation on our best beaches. And now you no longer have to stick to the cities to enjoy high-end accommodations and dining in our country, as we introduce you to Cannúa, Colombia’s very first sustainable, boutique, luxury ecolodge. The impressive project is designed from the ground up based on permaculture principles and is a leader in ushering in the future of responsible tourism. Of course, just because you want to be comfortable, doesn’t mean you might not want some adventure too. Don’t worry, we can easily add great Explorer trip elements for this category too.
Want to get off the grid? True Colombia Travel can get you out there. Dig into genuine local experiences and mix in some exhilarating adventure like paragliding and jungle trekking throughout Colombia’s wildest regions. Head into the heart of the Colombian Amazon or make your way out to the unexplored Pacific Coast. You’ll connect with the community and encounter classic characters as you explore quaint, colorful pueblos and get your heart-rate up climbing the 649 steps up “La Piedra.” You can snorkel from our beautiful beaches, or hike in the Colombian Andes. We’ll get you on speedboats for scuba diving and quiet sandy beaches to catch your breath again. Why not take in some of the world’s best whale watching or explore hidden caves in our national parks? And you’ll stay in historic accommodations and charming ecolodges. Basically, if you’re looking for the deepest discovery or you’re chasing an adrenaline rush, this is the trip category we should start building from.
Specialty group travel played an integral role in our company history and remains an important component of what we do at True Colombia Travel today. If you have a special interest group, whether it be a non-profit organization, an LGBTQ+ specific-trip, a university group or special Colombia gastronomy departures, we can build the right trip for you. We work hand-in-hand with local experts to ensure your group explores deeper and forges genuine local connections in whichever area of expertise you’re exploring. With our local knowledge and socially-conscious initiatives within the communities we visit, we can introduce you to Colombian scholars, artists and aficionados of all kinds. Connect with moving Colombian music groups, immerse yourselves in the remarkable world of Colombia’s flower industry, or head out with local birding experts to see more bird species that you can find anywhere else in the world. And, of course, if your group is interested in Colombia overall, we can create group travel experiences for any of the other trip categories as well.