EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, DIVERSE, EXCITING AND PASSIONATE NATIONS
ON EARTH WHILE SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG LEADERS FROM
One of the world’s hottest new tourism destinations and was recently named #2 in the New York Times ’52 Places to Visit in 2018’, Colombia boasts some of the world’s most diverse landscapes, from sun-toasted Caribbean sands to coffee-strewn, emerald green mountains and a rich history from pre-Columban times to the more recent Colonial past which have all influenced the country’s culture, customs and cuisine. It has the fourth-largest Black African population in the world after Brazil, the United States and Haiti
Soccer is life in Colombia. The country unites any time the national team ‘Los Cafeteros’ plays a game. Notable Colombian stars include Carlos ‘el Pibe’ Valderrama and Faustino Asprilla and current superstars like James Rodriguez of Bayern Munich, Radamel Falcao of Monaco and Juan Cuadrado of Juventus FC. Colombia’s most famous pop star Shakira, who comes from the port town of Barranquilla, is married to FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique.
• Visit beautiful Minca, tucked away in the mountains above Santa Marta. Cool off with a dip in the natural pools and rivers in a spectacular mountain location
• Take a private boat trip to one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Tayrona National Park where you can swim and snorkel on a secluded beach
• Visit La Victoria coffee farm and taste some of the world’s best coffee right at the source
• Visit ‘el barrio Pescadito’, where Colombia’s most famous soccer player Carlos Valderrama came up playing on the streets
• Your trip will help raise money for Tiempo de Juego, a local non-profit using soccer to help underserved youth from the barrios of Santa Marta and Cartagena. You’ll get to see first hand how they use soccer to help underserved children, play a friendly game of soccer in their community and they’ll even teach you how to salsa.
• Walking tour of historic, colonial Cartagena (including a history lesson about Cartagena’s role in the slavery trade) finishing with sunset at legendary Café del Mar
• Take a boat ride from Cartagena to Isla del Pirata (Pirate Island) in El Parque Nacional Islas del Rosario, one of Colombia’s most beautiful and protected marine ecosystems, with crystal clear waters and panoramic views
• Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup like a local with crowds of passionate fans cheering on Colombia as they take on Poland (6/24) and Senegal (6/28) at the world cup in Russia
• Visit Santa Marta, a vibrant party town on the Caribbean coast and stay at la Villana, your own private hostel right in th heart of the city with your own private pool