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Wellness Colombia 8 Days

Wellness Colombia 8 Days

From $2399 From $1919 / per person
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Description

Discover the perfect balance of beautiful scenery and quiet contemplation over the course of a revelatory eight days in Colombia. Let your body flow in Cartagena with a yoga session and your mouth water on an included street food tour. Spend a day by the crystal clear waters on the Rosario Islands and then journey to your property outside of Tayrona National Park. There you’ll treat both body and mind to a hike, with a healing visit to the sacred pools of Aluna Springs. After a satisfying 8 days, you’ll find yourself reflecting on your Colombian adventure with complete clarity.

  • Prices are subject to availability and dates. There may be fluctuations at some times, including further discounts. Feel free to contact us here at Twister Travel for the best possible deals!
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Start/ Finish: Cartagena
  • Service Level: Upgraded. Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • Travel Style: Wellness. It’s time to introduce your inner traveller to your inner self. Discover awe-inspiring destinations combined with rejuvenating activities like yoga and meditation, with healthy food experiences to recharge the body and nourish the mind.
  • Physical Rating: 3 – Average. Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Trip Type: Small group. Small group experience, max 16, average 12 passengers.
  • Age Requirement: 12 plus. All travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Features

  • Enjoy a mouth-watering street food tour
  • Centre yourself with beach yoga sessions
  • Swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters
  • Relax at a beautiful property outside Tayrona National Park
  • Trek through the natural diversity of northern Colombia

What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Yoga at a Local Studio, Cartagena
  • Beach Yoga, Islas del Rosario
  • Sunset Yoga, Playa Koralia
  • Tayrona NP hike
  • Aluna Springs excursion
  • Free time for rest and meditation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations Supplied

Hotels (7 nts).

Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

Available Extra Add-on:

My Own Room: From $619. If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow US$200 to $260 for meals not included.

Staff & Experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Further Information?

Contact us at Twister Travel for more information about available dates, making a deposit for a guaranteed place in a tour, or customising a tour for your own group.

Just ask us about booking extra tours and adventure add-on packs to secure your place in some of these experiences, before embarking on your G Adventure!

Tour Bookings and Enquiries

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8 Days
  • Departure
    Cartegena

Tour Plan

1

Day 1 Cartagena

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting and set your intention for the trip ahead. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Cartagena Royal Inn (or similar)
2

Day 2 Cartagena

Discover the Caribbean charm of Cartagena during a day of activities in the city. Hit the streets of the old town and experience food the way Cartageneros do. Get up close and personal with the real Cartagena, as local vendors fill our bellies with their delicacies and warm our hearts with their hospitality. With a focus on healthy street food, taste exotic fruits such as lulo, granadilla, nispero, papaya and guayabathe. If it's a sweet dessert or savoury snack you crave, this unique foodie experience has it all!
In the evening, enjoy a special venue for the first included yoga session of the trip. Stimulate the senses with an invigorating practice that will awaken the body, and lead to a sense of peace and well-being. Then, opt for a dinner at a local restaurant or take a class and learn the basics of Colombian salsa! Salsa is not just a dance; it is an important part of social life in Latin America.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Cartagena Royal Inn (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
3

Day 3 Islas del Rosario

A speedboat adventure of one hour, takes you to the Rosario Islands for the day, part of the San Bernardo Corals National Park. Upon arriving, take part in a beach yoga class before free time to swim or snorkel in the pristine water, or enjoy time for total relaxation. Later, return to Cartagena and opt for a night out on the town.
Optional Activities:
  • Islas del Rosario Kayaking
Islas del Rosario1h-2h
Grab a paddle and prepare to witness the beauty of the Rosario Islands as you kayak through the crystal clear waters. Get up close to marine life and see many things that you would miss on shore!
  • Islas del Rosario Snorkelling
Islas del Rosario1h-2h
Grab a snorkel and mask, and get ready to see an array of sea life up close in the protected waters surrounding the Rosario Islands. Marvel at nature's underwater artistry as you float past vibrant coral reefs and hundreds of varieties of tropical fish.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Cartagena Royal Inn (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
4

Day 4 Cartagena/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Travel to our hotel just outside of Tayrona National Park, absorbing the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle, on a 4 to 5 hour drive. After arriving, take part in a sunset yoga class on the hotel grounds. Soak in the the last rays of the Colombian sun as you move through a series of poses, balancing body, mind and spirit.
Located just outside of Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Playa Koralia provides a truly blissful complete escapade. Each cabana has a unique design that magically blends with the surrounding environment, in perfect harmony with nature.
A gourmet Chef prepares meals daily that use organic, local produce, including a variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Need to revive? Book a treatment at the renowned spa. Want to mingle? Grab a drink at the beachfront bar. This little slice of paradise has it all.
  • Accommodation: Playa Koralia (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5

Day 5 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Head into Tayrona National Park for a hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia.
Reaching the secluded Cabo San Juan beach, be rewarded with a swim in the crystal clear waters, and savour an included lunch. Enjoy free time on the beach to relax, to stretch or meditate, or opt to continue hiking to El Pueblito.
In the evening, return to the hotel and opt to relax, book a spa treatment or grab a drink at the beachfront bar.
Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices.
  • Accommodation: Playa Koralia (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Day 6 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Start the day with an invigorating yoga class. Then take a short hike through the coastal jungle to Aluna Springs. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the region as you make your way there, the pool of the Mendihuaca Chief. A crystal clear pool used for ancestral spiritual rites by local Indigenous communities for generations.
Connect with nature as you take a dip in the calm, cool waters, before returning to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a bonfire on the beach and partake in a ceremony by a local Indigenous elder.
  • Accommodation: Playa Koralia (or similar)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena

Enjoy one last yoga class this morning before returning to Cartagena. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the return journey. In the evening, opt for a group dinner to reflect on the journey of the past week.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Cartagena Royal Inn (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
8

Day 8 Cartagena

Depart at any time.
Optional Activities:
  • Totumo Mud Volcano
El Totumo
Climb up the stairs and descend into the healing mud of the El Totumo Mud Volcano. As your body becomes weightless, lie back and relax in the cool mud. The mud is packed with rejuvenating minerals, so you're bound to come out looking ten years younger. Please bring your own towel, as the hotel will not lend towels for this activity.
  • Playa Blanca Visit
Playa Blanca
Take a boat to the island of Baru and visit idyllic Playa Blanca. Relax on the white sand, go for a swim, or snorkel in the warm water. To refuel head to one of the charming beach shack restaurants.
  • Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) Visit
Cartagena
5000COP per person
Housed in two historic buildings, one a former weapons storehouse, is the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena. Stroll through the unique space and admire Latin American paintings from the 1950s along with contemporary Colombian art.
  • Meals: Breakfast
 

Further Info

It is recommended using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space may be limited on transportation, and you must be prepared to carry your luggage sometimes. Just ask us for more specific details if required.
Some suggested items to take include: Essential Items
  • Towel/ swimwear/ sarong
  • Appropriate footwear - sandals or flipflops, hiking or sturdy walking shoes
  • Reef-safe sunscreens
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries - preferably biodegradable.
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket
  • Phone/ camera - and your charging devices
  • Outlet adapter
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • You can BYO snorkel gear, although this is available at locations.
  • Your spending money in cash and cards. It is usually a good idea to carry some cash when the availability of banks or EFTPOS facilities is unpredictable.
  • Perhaps something to read, or other entertainment.
Cold Weather:
  •  Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
  • Scarf
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Warm layers
Wellness:
  • Flip flops or comfortable shoes
  • Large towel
  • Yoga clothes or comfortable clothing
  • Face towel
  • Journal
  • Water Bottle
  • Yoga props
Winter Weather:
  • Warm winter coat
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Waterproof pants
  • Winter boots/shoes
Documents
You need to keep hold of:
  • Flight info
  • Insurance details
  • Passport. All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity)
  • Vaccination certificates - YELLOW FEVER: This trip visits Tayrona National Park. Some national parks in Colombia may deny entry to travellers who do not show proof of yellow fever vaccination. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
  • VISAS - Upon entering Colombia, officials will issue you a “platinum card” (tiquete platinum). You must keep this card and show it upon leaving Colombia.
Contact us at Twister Travel if any assistance is required with further information on visas or ETA applications.
Physical Activity

 Some Important info!

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. It is recommended to only participate in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). G Adventures make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is their policy not to allow  CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).
For Your Health
If you feel you need it, pack it:
  • Any regular medications, ashtma inhalers, etc.
Check your personal vaccination requirements, lists, and dates which renewals may be needed.
  •  For in-depth health and safety data, (including up to date vaccinations info) please visit Smart Traveller Australia, or your local equivalent.
Staying Safe
Please take care when wandering about the main cities on your own, as pick pockets and purse-snatchers are common. Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you don’t need in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Most Colombianos are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city!
Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any G Adventures tour. Minimum coverage is US$200,000. Some tours may include activities where extra coverage is required. We can assist you in adding insurance or advising you on insurance group choices upon booking with Twister Travel.
Age Requirements
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Information is changing frequently in regards to which destinations and tours will be available on what exact dates. We are trying to keep the site as accurate as possible during this time. For any more specific information, please contact us. Remember a travel ban is in place to save lives. Don't forget to help by social distancing, self-isolating, and increased hygiene.

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