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Colombia Gay Tour

Colombia Gay Tour
From Bogota To Cartagena

Bogota, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, and more!

9 Days from Bogota To Cartagena, Colombia

September 30 – October 08, 2021
May 19 – 27, 2022
September 29 – October 07, 2022

 

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Gay Colombia group tourA carefree Caribbean gay group escape with stops in Bogotá, Santa Marta, Tayrona and Cartagena. From its soaring capital to its shimmering Carribean coast, this tour immerses you in everything Colombia is famous for. The journey begins in the high altitude city of Bogotá where we’ll explore its graffitied streets by day and shake our arepas in its largest gay bar by night. In Tayrona National Park we’ll venture into the humid jungle photographing howler monkeys, tamarinds, toucans and other exotic fauna. To wrap up our adventure we’ll melt into Cartagena’s laid-back Carribean lifestyle.

As part of our Flex Tour line, this adventure is bursting with optional activities such as a gay salsa lesson, private Colombian cooking class, river tubing experience or an afternoon snorkelling.

For anyone interested in extending their South American adventure, our Peru: The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu hike kicks off right as this tour concludes.

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Colombia Gay Tour Highlights

• Enjoy plenty of free time in Colombia’s famous walled city, Cartagena

• Delve into Tayrona National Park, where tamarin monkeys, poison-dart frogs and caimans are in no short supply

• Make bad good choices at Teatron, arguably the largest LGBT club in the Americas

• Enjoy an unforgettable bird’s-eye-view of Bogota from Monserrat Mountain

• Get optional cooking and/or salsa lessons from local gay Colombians

• Discover South America’s second oldest city, Santa Marta, on a private walking tour

• Float down peaceful Don Diego River on an optional river tubing experience

• Relish in Rosario Island’s sun, sand and sea during an optional snorkelling excursion

 

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Colombia Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Bogota, Colombia
Hola! Welcome to Bogota. This vibrant city has moved beyond its chequered past, and today offers a combination of bohemian cool, colourful graffiti and big city swagger. The city’s openly lesbian mayor is a sign of just how progressive this Latin American capital has become.

We start our tour with a welcome meeting at 5pm, followed by our official Welcome Dinner at Andres Carne de Res—a truly Colombian experience that Lonely Planet describes as “equal parts Tim Burton, Disneyland and Willy Wonka”.

Hotel: B.O.G Design Hotel, Bogota

 

Teatron gay club Bogota

 

Day 2 - Bogota, Colombia
Today we explore the historic Candelaria district and its colourful graffitied walls. More than pretty paintings, these murals contain deep messages and learnings about Colombian politics, culture and religion. Be sure to try some chicha along the way, a traditional Colombian street drink made from fermented fruit rinds. This historic neighbourhood is also home to a university district, full of cobblestoned streets and centuries-old houses.

After working up an appetite we will enjoy a local lunch, then a stop that will literally take your breath away—we’ll take a cable car to the top of Monserrat Mountain, at 10,000m/32,800ft you can see the whole city unfold before you.

Dinner is optional, and then it’s time to rumbear at Teatron, a massive gay club with 13 (!) separate dance floors. If you are keen to learn some salsa with a local gay instructor, this is also an option we’d LOVE to organize for the group in the early evening.

Hotel: B.O.G Design Hotel, Bogota

 

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Day 3 - Santa Marta, Colombia
If you aren’t nursing an Aguardiente hangover, you’re welcome to meander Bogota one last time.

Then in the early afternoon we’ll catch a short flight to Santa Marta. Brimming with fascinating history, this small coastal city was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia, the country’s oldest surviving city, and the second oldest city in South America.

Upon arrival we will check into our hotel, do a short orientation walk through the historic centre, and then have an optional dinner to try some of the city’s famous arepas.

Please note: Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic airfare.

Hotel: Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel, Santa Marta

 

Tayrona National Park gay tour

 

Day 4 - Tayrona National Park
Slather on the sunscreen and choose your cutest bathing suit because we’re off to the treasure of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Tayrona National Park.

With some luck we may spot some cotton-top tamarin monkeys, poison-dart frogs and caimans. We will spend the day exploring both the park’s jungle trails and pristine beaches.

After a full day exploring we head to our paradise in the jungle where we can relax by the pool and then later enjoy a traditional Colombian dinner together.

Hotel: Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotel, Tayrona

 

Tayrona jungle trek

 

Day 5 - Tayrona National Park
After yesterday’s big jungle jaunt, we have a very relaxed itinerary today.

Feel free to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before joining us for our exciting optional activity: tubing down the nearby Don Diego River! This relaxing—and yet totally hilarious—excursion begins in the jungle where you’ll be given an inflatable tube to mount. You’ll then be let loose to slowly float down the peaceful river with plenty of opportunities to spot playful howler monkeys, fluttering butterflies and exotic birds. Upon arrival at the mouth of the river, you will have the chance to explore a virgin beach, take a dip, or just enjoy a sandy catnap.

If the aforementioned tubing experience isn’t your thing, you’re more than welcome to relax by our hotel’s pool or perhaps take a romantic stroll towards the beach.

Tonight we’ll enjoy an included dinner together at our hotel.

Hotel: Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotel, Tayrona

 

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Day 6 - From Tayrona to Cartagena, Colombia
After a leisurely breakfast we are off to Cartagena—arm yourself with a good book, podcast or music as we’ll have to weather a 5-hour drive.

The historic walled city of Cartagena has a laid back Caribbean vibe, and is undoubtedly one of the jewels of Latin America.

Upon arrival we will walk through the narrow cobblestone streets and grab a cocktail on the old city wall while watching the sunset.

Later in the evening you are free to take in the romantic and charming vibe on your own or join the group for an optional dinner.

Hotel: Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, Cartagena

 

Rosario Islands gay trip

 

Day 7 - Cartagena & Rosario Islands
Today we have two incredible optional activities for you.

In the morning we’d love if you joined us on an optional snorkeling experience in nearby Rosario Islands. The collection of 27 islands are protected national park and famous for their calm, teal waters with vibrant coral systems below the surface.

After a morning of sun, sand and sea, feel free to kick back at the hotel, grab a quick bite and then change into your stretchy pants for this afternoon’s optional cooking class. On this mouthwatering activity we’ll learn the secrets to Colombia’s unsung cuisine from a local gay chef. Then we’ll get to devour our own creations for dinner.

If you decide to skip the optional cooking class, our local guide will have plenty of restaurant recommendations you may be interested in.

Hotel: Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, Cartagena

 

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Day 8 - Cartagena, Colombia
Yet another beautiful day to enjoy this colonial coastal gem, que rico! Why not explore the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a fortress dating back to 1536?

Alternatively, head to the nearby beaches one last time and soak in those last few hours of Carribean sun.

Tonight we gather for an included Farewell Dinner where we’ll get a taste of the city’s world-class seafood. To wrap up our night (and the entire tour) we’ll enjoy farewell drinks at a gay or gay-welcoming bar.

Hotel: Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, Cartagena

 

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Day 9 - Departure
Ciao for now!

Today is the final day of our tour and we wish everyone safe travels home.

From the whole Out Adventures team, muchas gracias for joining our gay Colombia tour!

 

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What's Included

• Arrival transfers to Out Adventures’ joining point hotel

• A gay Out Adventures host throughout and a local English-speaking guide

• All accommodations for the duration of the tour

• 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners

• All included activities and entertainment mentioned in the itinerary, including national park fees

• All land transportation in comfortable, air conditioned vehicles

• Mineral water available on all transportation (Please bring your own refillable water bottle)

 

Exploring Tayrona

 

Not Included

• International and domestic airfare (details will be provided when the official Trip Guarantee is sent to group)

• International departure taxes

• Departure transfers from Out Adventures’ finishing point hotel

• Gratuities for staff, including activity operators and drivers

Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

 

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Trip Notes

Colombia Visa
A visa is not typically required for American, Australian, British and Canadian citizens travelling to Colombia for fewer than 90 days. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Culture Shock
Despite Colombia’s chequered past, the country has come into its own and is now on the path to peace. It is an upper-middle-income country with infrastructure, values, customs and standards that may differ from what you’re accustomed to. While the country has come a very long way you should still expect heavy traffic, along with unanticipated inconveniences such as road closures from time-to-time. Please note our transportation may be altered, and/or our itinerary changed, due to such circumstances beyond our control.

 

Famous Cartagena

 

Local LGBT Scene
At least in comparison to neighboring Latin American countries, Colombia is generally gay-friendly. Homosexuality was legalized in 1981 and same-sex marriage was enacted in June 2013. Although the country maintains a laissez-faire attitude towards our community, we still recommend avoiding PDA.

Weather
Due to its elevation, Bogota tends to be cool and overcast with temperatures rarely rising above 70°F. However, the rest of our journey will be in Carribean cities and steamy jungles. Expect hot, sunny days with the odd tropical shower.

 

Bogota's street art

 

Required Vaccinations
Based on entry requirements, some travellers may be required to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination. It is sometimes recommended (but not required) to have a yellow fever vaccination before entering Tayrona National Park. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as we cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Electricity
In Colombia the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Connectivity
We should have reliable Wi-Fi at most of our accommodations. In Tayrona, our hotel only has Wifi in the common area and it will likely be spotty at best—perhaps this is a great time to disconnect!

Travel Insurance
For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $200,000.

 

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Domestic Airfare
Flights are purchased for the entire group 90 days prior to departure, or when the trip is full. While we endeavor to book the best flight/s possible, we may have limited options at the time of purchase. If you are booking your trip less than 90 days to departure, there is a chance you be on a different flight than the rest of the group, and you will be notified in such an instance.

Meals
To keep things flexible, not all meals are included in the trip price. Although we typically dine together so that everybody can get a taste of everything, feel free to explore on your own... your guide will always have some restaurant recommendations.

 

Exploring Bogota

 

Money
The local currency is the Colombian peso. Credit cards are accepted at hotels and upscale restaurants, but not for gratuities. We recommend carrying approximately $400 USD to be used only in the case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold.

Tipping
Gratuities for included meals are covered in the trip price. However, a tip to your Group Leader, housekeeping, and gratuities for optional meals and drinks at included dinners, optional activities, local day/city guides and drivers are not.
Please note: Credit cards are accepted at hotels and upscale restaurants, but we strongly recommend cash for gratuities.

What to bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

 

B.O.G Design Hotel, Bogota

 

Starting Point Hotel
B.O.G Design Hotel, Bogota
Featuring a restaurant, this design hotel offers panoramic city and mountain views. It is located in the popular Zona T area and offers free WiFi and buffet breakfast.

The spacious rooms in B.O.G. Hotel feature a private bathroom, LCD satellite TV, seating area and mini-bar. They hotel was designed by the Portuguese designer Nini Andrade Silva and is inspired by the Gold Museum. Room service is provided.

B.O.G. Hotel has a 24-hour front desk service, a spa center, and a business center. The property's restaurant serves a fusion of local and European cuisine and features an exclusive menu for B.O.G. Hotel guests.

 

Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, Cartagena

 

Finishing Point Hotel
Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique, Cartagena
In the historic town of Cartagena, Bantu Hotel Boutique features 18th century colonial architecture and offers an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.

Decorated with exposed stone walls, all rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully decorated. There is a private bathroom in each room and Wi-Fi access is provided. Guests can also enjoy a variety of channels on the LCD TVs.

The Bantu Boutique has an enclosed courtyard full of exotic plants and offers more than 2.1 m of terrace. This 5-star hotel also has a Turkish bath. El Cabildo Restaurant offers Caribbean and Colombian dishes.

 

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Colombia Gay Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 2,895

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 2,895

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 2,895

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Optional Single Supplement: $680

Min. $500 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

 

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