Come with us and imagine for a moment…to the Land of Sabrosura – that unique thing that makes Colombia particularly special.
Do you want to walk amongst the magic which has inspired artistic revolutions, the culture from north to south & east to west that will be a part of our focus along the way. Join us in this arts and culture adventure of Colombia, enjoying two of the main cities showcasing art, culture, culinary and the people from times gone by to modern representation.
You will feel enlightened upon this journey of the arts in a different realm curated and led by Toronto’s National Award Winning, Arts & Culture Programmer/Producer, Umbereen Inayet, who has worked with artists and their studios such as Ai Weiwei, Friends with You, JR, Maximo Gonzalez, John Akomfrah, Bill Viola, Creative Time, Director X, Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor Drake and many more.
Colombia is a land of startling contrast and unlimited possibilities and a vast geography with a history that sets itself apart from the rest.We truly believe that Colombia is offering us unique magical authentic travel experiences which we will share with you and we will give you a taste of what is essential Bogotá and Medellin. Colombia has been hailed as one of the most influential emerging countries in the world due to the size of its economy, its population and its territory, it is full of natural wealth.
We will start our journey in Bogota at one of the largest world art fairs, ARTBO. There you will have a VIP experience into the preview start of the fair with a private tour of the curated show along with some of the top art buyers and curators from around the world and our lead , the talented Umbereen. The curated ARTBO and Espanol on this journey that we will offer in the resulting unforgettable experiences and allow you to see Colombia in a way that we’ve not seen exemplified before. We will learn about the mix of indigenous European and African cultures, of popular cultural events, fairs, and festivals that will showcase the creativity & the passion of the people. Over the following days you will be able to enjoy the celebrations and visit attractions, go behind closed doors, see and experience some of the VIP opportunities within the art & culture world. We will visit many art galleries and absorb the intimate moments with cultural phenomenon artisans within the art world of Colombia.
In Bogota, we will visit the gold Museum that houses the world’s largest gold exhibition where we will find archaeological remains of all the cultures that existed during various periods in Colombia, showcasing a vast multiculturalism and diversity that is found in the country still today. You will be amazed as we step down into the salt cathedral in Zipaquira. We will amplify your art experience as we visit ARTBO and many galleries & museums throughout Bogota. You can’t visit and not enjoy a night at Andres Carne de Res. As we are tantalizing your taste buds, we will take a gastronomic tour visiting a marketplace, enjoy coffee tasting, a Colombian food lesson and a sampling of local liquor.
As we travel to our second city, Medellin, it is a unique experience, the city with the human capital known for its prominent warmth and kindness. The capital of Antioquia is known as the City of Eternal Spring not just because it has the perfect climate all year round, but also because of its festive atmosphere and the friendliness of its inhabitants. This city will amaze you with its modern structures, magical steps to preserve the touch back to Nature within the green spaces located around the city. It is considered the entertainment destination of Colombia for its parties, fine food and fine shopping.
We will take a panoramic tour of Medellin and continue working our way through museums works of the great Fernando Botero. Stops at the Modern Museum of Art and many other museums that we will fill our days with as well as working directly with amazing street artists who give back to their own community in the barrio of Comuna 13.
- 11 Nights Accommodation
- 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinner Events
- All internal Colombia Transportation including flight between Bogota and Medellin
- English Speaking Guides/Tour Leaders
- Private Access to Curated Art Experiences
- Day Tours within Bogota & Medellin
- Tour to Zip Salt Cathedral & Coffee Plantation Experience
- VIP Passes to ARTBO and Entrance Fees for all Daytime Scheduled Activities
- Curated Private Artistic Event with the Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Bogota, Juan David Quintero Arbelaez & Director, Gustavo Ortiz Serrano
- Curated Private Artistic Event with Graffiti Artist @Perrograff of Graffitour13
- More private tour experiences and evening dinner events being added TBA
- A Contribution to the Andean Reforestation in Colombian National Parks Project in Partnership with ZAIA Travel
- *Does not include – International flights, travel insurance, all meals & alcoholic beverages not mentioned above, Visitors Reciprocity Fee (160.000 Colombian pesos per person),personal incidentals
Listen to the Sounds of Bogota
Listen to the Sounds of Medellin
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Ilumina Mentes Colombia Tour 2018
Our Accommodations in Bogota – B.O.G. HOTEL
Colombia’s capital city becomes the first metropolis of the country to become part of the exclusive group of cities that have a Design Hotel; a hotel experience that is becoming a world trend, and where every detail is carefully selected to offer both residents and visitors a place with a unique personality. In Latin America, only Mexico, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, and now Colombia have this novel offer in hospitality: Comfort and relaxation in an environment in which the visitor finds a space that not only invests resources, but is also a perfectly planed, thought out and researched concept that is, above all, filled with passion. Located in the exclusive neighborhood La Cabrera, the B.O.G. Hotel is surrounded by the main luxury shops of the city, the biggest financial district in the country, and a wide range of food and cultural variety that you can enjoy during your stay.
Our Accommodations in Medellin – Medellín Marriott Hotel
Situated in the heart of El Poblado, the city’s Financial and Fashion District, the hotel provides convenient access to explore Parque Lleras, Centro Comercial Oviedo and El Tesoro Parque Comercial. When hunger arises, you will be able to satisfy your cravings with an eclectic cuisine of snacks at The Market or fresh sushi and artisan cocktails at Nau. In-between touring, continue your workout regimen at the 24-hour fitness center. You can also indulge in relaxation at their luxury spa in our off hours or the outdoor pool boasting sprawling city views.
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We look forward to having you join us in the “Land of Sabrosura”
Your Tour Hosts
Umbereen Inayet, MSW ,National Award Winning, Arts & Culture Programmer/Producer
Deborah Peniuk, Owner AYA LIFE, Writer, Elite Wellness Specialist, Cancer Thriver & Advocate