THE TRAVEL YOGI

Colombia Yoga Adventure

Trip in One Word: Rhythmic

What You’ll Experience in Colombia

Colombia is home to vibrant cities and people, unbelievable coffee, music pouring out of open windows, and some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Dive into culture, food, and rhythm on this yoga retreat in Colombia (with the help of local guides, of course). Hike mountain paths between villages in the Andes, take over a restaurant in Cartagena, horseback to a picnic in the wild, and chillax on the Rosario Islands. Explore by foot, hoof, plane, hands, and taste buds as you experience the best, and the tucked away, of Colombia.  Add color, rhythm, and spice to your life as you luxuriate on this yoga retreat in Colombia.

How You’ll Experience Colombia

You’ll start your yoga retreat in Colombia by exploring Cartagena—a notoriously colorful and vibrant city—on foot and by taste bud. You’ll stay in the vibrant Getsemani region of town, known for its delicious food, impromptu dancing on the streets, beauty, and diverse markets. Next, you’ll fly to Barichara, a no-words-can-do-it-justice village in the Andes with cobbled streets and an unchanged look since its founding in 1705. Be blown away by an unforgettable and tucked-away mountain village experience. Explore by foot and tuc-tuc (hang on tight!), horseback ride and picnic in the wild, hike mountain paths, wander between villages and dine with locals. Cable car between mountain ranges and get your caffeine by tasting local brews at a coffee plantation. Then head to the coast to relax on the beach, boat the pristine Rosario Islands, swim, snorkel, and eat fresh seafood. You’ll bookend your days with yoga sessions and mouthwatering cuisine to help you integrate and acclimate.

How You’ll Feel When You Return Home

You’ll return home with rhythm in your steps and vibrancy in your heart. You’ll bring back recipes, coffee, photos, new Spanish vocab, and technicolor memories to keep you smiling even on the dreariest of days. This yoga retreat in Colombia is truly legendary! 

Local Colombian village and Cartagena Colombia yoga retreat

Yoga Retreat In Colombia Details

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Cartagena

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Barichara

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Beach & Islands

Yoga Retreat In Colombia Upcoming Dates

February 25 - 4, 2023

Vytas Baskauskas

November 4 - 11, 2023

Debbi Murphy

November 11 - 18, 2023

Janet Corvino

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What's Included

  • Morning vinyasa and/or evening chill-out yoga practice
  • Restaurant take-over and cooking in Cartagena
  • Walking tour of Cartagena
  • Accommodations in vibrant old town Cartagena
  • Exploring tour of Barichara
  • Hike local paths between Andean villages
  • Explore the little village of Guane 
  • Dirt painting in Barichara
  • Homemade lunch in the mountains with a local couple 
  • Learn local bracelet-making traditions
  • Tuc-tuc transfer within the village
  • Horseback ride to a remote picnic spot with canyon views
  • Chef-cooked dinners at ‘home’ in the highlands
    • with local musicians on our last village evening
  • Dinner out in the village at a stunning local restaurant
  • Three nights lux villa accommodation in Barichara
  • Cable car ride between Andean mountain ranges
  • Coffee tasting and local plantation wandering
  • Domestic flight from Bucaramanga to Cartagena
  • Boat transfer to island getaway
  • Three nights beach-front accommodation on the island
  • Full day boat and snorkel trip to nearby island with private picnic
  • All airport transfers (on arrival and departure day only)

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to Colombia
  • One lunch 
  • Additional excursions
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Accommodations

Cartagena

Our hotel in Cartagena is in the music- and color-filled area of Getsemani. Located in old-town Cartagena and with gorgeous rooftop views, this 5-star hotel is in the heart of the action with an inner courtyard of hanging vines and fountains that feels like an escape from the world. Rooms feature either one or two beds, AC, and en suite bathroom facilities.  Spend the day exploring Cartagena and the night either sleeping soundly or joining the dance parties in the streets below on this yoga retreat in Colombia, 

Barichara

Our lux villas in Barichara are tucked away just above the village and surrounded by bold and fragrant trees, plants and flowers.  Each of the rooms within the villas are different and unique and all common spaces look out over Barichara and the mountains beyond.  Each morning’s breakfast is a postcard perfect and every sunset picture worthy.  Rooms will have one or two beds and all have en suite facilities.

Isla Tierra Bomba

Beach-front and blissed out is the headline for the last few days in Colombia.  Beach vibes and culture are in full swing in the laid-back-lux of the cabanas.  Each room is unique and features en suite facilities.  This eco-resort is a certified B-Corp that cares as much about environmental impact as human impact. Their every-human-welcome policy is for staff and guests alike and creates the coolest atmosphere on the beach, in the rooms and on the plates.  Soak up the laid-back love poolside, napping in a hammock or on the beach.

Itinerary

Colombia yoga retreat schedules will vary slightly and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure. Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a weeklong wellness and yoga retreat in Colombia  will look like:

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1

DAY ONE

  • Morning arrival into Cartagena
  • Transfer into town (approx 10min) and drop bags off at our hotel
  • Rejuvenate with a coffee and take a few moments to relax
  • Head out for a walking tour of Cartagena
    • Let the colors and vibrancy of old town Cartagena keep you awake and grooving
  • Take over a local restaurant and get ready to get cooking
    • This gorgeous local restaurant’s owner and chef will be walking you through making some local dishes and drinks
    • Don an apron and get the scoop on different ingredients and how they’re prepared in Colombia
    • Sit down to a gorgeously set table and an early dinner of your own creations 
  • Head back to the hotel for the evening or enjoy the streets of Getsemani

2

DAY TWO

  • Morning yoga and group buffet breakfast
  • Today we’re heading to the mountains
    • With our guide you’ll head to the airport for a flight to Bucaramanga
    • From Bucaramanga we’ll hop into chartered flights for the 18min trip into the mountains followed by a short drive (approx 35min) to beautiful Barichara
  • Settle into your villa and enjoy lunch on the patio overlooking the village’s red tiled roofs 
  • Walk down the cobblestone streets into town with our guide to explore Barichara
  • Evening yoga on the patio
  • Dinner overlooking Barichara’s twinkling lights

3

DAY THREE

  • Morning yoga and full breakfast on the patio
  • Get your hiking/walking shoes on for a day of exploring
    • Head into town and pick up an old herder’s path to Guane
    • Have your camera ready for some beautiful photos and smiles ready for passing locals out for a stroll
  • Explore the small village of Guane and rejuvenate with some fresh squeezed juices
  • Head to a local’s house for a home cooked picnic lunch (and keep an eye out for fossils… they’re everywhere!)
  • Sit down with Katia and Jose Raoul and learn how to make the woven bracelets that everyone sports in Colombia
  • Head back to Barichara by tuc-tuc
  • Enjoy a few hours to relax, nap in a hammock or head into town
  • Gather for evening yoga on the patio
  • Stroll into Barichara for dinner at a local (and delicious) restaurant

4

DAY FOUR

  • Morning yoga and hip work to prepare for a morning on horseback
  • Walk into town and meet up with your mount for the day
    • Trot out of Barichara and into the hills.  Be sure to turn around for some beautiful views and photos of the village
  • Ride to a secluded picnic lunch spot overlooking a verdant and beautiful gorge
  • Drive back into town to a dirt painting afternoon
    • The red dirt of Barichara and the area is unique and special… and coming home with you!
  • Walk ‘home’ for evening yoga 
  • Enjoy a farewell-to-the-mountains dinner at the villa (with a special surprise)

5

DAY FIVE

  • Morning breakfast, packing and departure to the coast
  • Drive about an hour to the cable cars that will carry you between ranges of the Andes
    • This is a short, but stunning, ride and the difference in geography between the two sides is striking
  • Drive to a local coffee plantation to learn about the bean-to-cup process and to get your caffeine on
  • Catch a flight to Cartagena and a quick boat ride to Isla Tierra Bomba
  • Arrive on the island in time for evening yoga and diner to the sound of the ocean

6

DAY SIX

  • Morning seaside wake-up yoga and breakfast
  • Get your sea legs and swim gear on as we head out on a boat for an island discovery day
    • Chill on the boat as we head to Rosario Island
    • Snorkel, sun and stroll 
    • Feast on a private picnic on Rosario
  • Boat back to Tierra Bomba for evening yoga and dinner

7

DAY SEVEN

  • Morning yoga is a bit later this morning to facilitate the chillax day ahead
  • Today is your leisure day on the island. You can while away the hours in a hammock, book a massage, explore an additional excursion or hop between pool and beach… totally up to you!
  • Come together for the final yoga session in Colombia 
  • Tuck into a delicious final meal on the island  

8

DAY EIGHT

  • Wake up to breakfast and pack for the transfer back into Cartagena
  • There will be one transfer by boat back to the city and, depending on your flight time, you can check your bags back at the Cartagena hotel and explore or head directly to the airport for your flight home
  • Gracias por visitar Colombia! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will be traveling Cartagena (CTG) airport.  The airport is only a few minutes outside of Cartagena and our transfers will pick you up and whisk you into town.  You can arrive at any time, though arriving by 10am is best, and transfers are for the scheduled day of arrival and departure only.
US citizens will need a valid passport to visit Colombia. A visa is not required at this time. Passports will need to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry and will need at least one blank page.  Colombia reserves the right to refuse entry if passports expire before the 6 month mark after arrival.  As entry requirements can change, please visit the State Department’s website for up to date information. Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their adventure.
 
Colombia utilizes the same plug and currency as North America (110V).  If you are using North American plugs, you will not need an adapter or converter. 
 
Yes!  Wifi is readily available at all properties.
 
You will need to bring your own mat on this adventure. Our locations are not yoga retreat centers, so if needed, please do remember to pack a strap if needed.
 
You will need a good sturdy pair of walking shoes as well as layers for the excursion days.  Other than that, bring your yoga clothes, casual wear, a swim suit and plenty of charge on your camera!
 
All trips are a big investment of time, energy, imagination and funds.  We highly recommend that you buy travel insurance in the event that an unforeseen situation arises.  
 
 

Yes!  Of course.  Once you’re booked you’ll receive an email with important logistical information and a link to your invoice.  You can pay any amount at any time on the invoice; you can use it as a payment plan or leave it alone until the final due date. Remember that deposits are non-refundable so, on all trips, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.