A Colombian Glimpse: Medellín and Cartagena 5-Day Tour

Medellín, Cartagena

5 days, 4 nights

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


If you are short on time or if you wish to make a brief stop in Colombia, this tour will take you to two of the country’s essential destinations. You will start in Medellín. You will spend one day discovering Comuna 13 and Medellín’s downtown. On the next day you will explore its surroundings by going to Guatapé and its breathtaking Rock of El Peñol. Then, you will fly to Cartagena to enjoy the two other days in the Caribbean coast. You will have one day to wander around the walled city and its colorful spots and on the last day you will relax in a small island near the city.

Why you should do this 5-day trip to Medellín and Cartagena?

We got you. Sometimes time is just not enough. But we are here for you, with a tour specially designed to give you a glimpse of what’s there to discover in Colombia. Food, history, and lots of fun by the hand of our welcoming locals.


The day will begin heading downtown Medellín, where you will find sculptures by the famous artist Fernando Botero, and other attractions in the area. You will visit important parks such as San Antonio and have various gastronomic experiences, and a delicious traditional lunch. Besides you will take the Metrocable and head to Comuna 13 where you will take its famous graffiti tour and learn how art has transformed a territory marked by conflict into an artistic district. After exploring this colorful and vibrant place you will go back to your hotel.

On this day you will visit one of the most beautiful places in Colombia: El Peñol Rock and Guatapé. You will travel from Medellín to the town and from there to the first stop: the stairs that will take you to the Piedra del Peñol viewpoint, where you will have views of the dam. Then you will tour the town of Guatapé, have a boat trip around the lagoon and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

You will visit the Walled City and the historic center of Cartagena on a private city tour. You will visit San Felipe Castle, the Clock Tower, the most important squares and colonial houses in the area. You will explore the iconic and colorful areas of the city and learn the history behind them. During the tour you will have gastronomic experiences with the most typical products of the city, as well as a delicious local lunch.

You will have a rest day in Playa Tranquila and visit the Aquarium, both places located in Rosario Islands. You will take a boat to get there and enjoy the Caribbean climate, the traditional fresh food and the scenery. At the end of the day, you will take the boat back to Cartagena and the hotel and finish the tour.

On the last day of the trip, after checking out at the hotel, you will have some free time before taking your flight back to Bogotá.
We are sure you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse country. A home that welcomes everyone.


  • Getting to know two of the must-visit places in Colombia: Medellín and Cartagena.
  • Combining city and nature by visiting the cities’ downtowns on one day and the top-notch natural destinations on the other.
  • Learning about our diversity through our history.
  • Diving into Colombian culture through its traditional food, music and landscapes.
  • A chance to get in touch with locals.


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide per destination
  • Transfers in private transportation
  • All entrance fees according to itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Double or twin standard accommodation in scheduled hotels (or similar), according to chosen category: 4 nights
  • 4 breakfasts (at the hotel)
  • 4 lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners.
  • International tickets. Arrival at the city where the tour begins and return to the country of origin are at the traveler's expense.
  • Additional nights as well as other facilities acquired outside the itinerary of Gran Colombia Tours.
  • Extra purchases.

Know before you book

  • You can add as many nights as you need before or after your trip. Keep in mind that the accommodation is in double standard rooms per night and per 2 people
  • Flight tickets include hold baggage of 23 kg
  • You can start the journey in any of both cities and finish it in the other one
  • The last day of the tour includes a domestic flight back to the city of origin
  • Policy cancellation up to 8 days before departing for a 50% refund.
  • Please, take into account that most of the experiences and tours of this trip are done by foot
  • Keep in mind that lunches are daily menus at traditional restaurants

Frequently asked questions

On this 5-day tour to Colombia, you will see various locations in Medellín and Cartagena. Some of the most important spots you will visit are Comuna 13, downtown Medellín, San Antonio, El Peñol rock and Guatapé in Medellín. And in Cartagena, you will see the Walled City and visit San Felipe Castle, Playa Tranquila, and the aquarium.

No, international flights are not included, we only include domestic flights on our multi-city trips across Colombia. In this case, we included a domestic flight from Medellín to Cartagena, and a flight back to Medellín.

No, you can choose the city where you want to start the tour. For this 5-day adventure in Colombia, you can choose to start in Cartagena or Medellín.

No, the last day of the tour includes a domestic flight back to the city of origin; however, you can change it to a national destination with a similar rate.

You can choose to stay in 3-star or 5-star hotels. Depending on your choice, the price may vary. The accommodation will be either double or twin standard rooms.

Tour's Location

Medellín, Cartagena



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