Colombia · June 25 - July 2 2024

Pride in Colombia Getaway: Cartagena & Medellín 🏳️‍🌈

Celebrate Pride in Colombia with style this summer by visiting the beautiful city of Medellin and the stunning beaches of Cartagena!

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Overview

Looking for a luxurious and unforgettable way to celebrate PRIDE this summer? Look no further than our exclusive 8-day getaway in Colombia! With first-class hotels, mouth-watering cuisine, VIP Pride Week experiences, a sunset party cruise, and access to the hottest parties in town, this trip promises to be the ultimate celebration of love, diversity, and Latin culture. Whether you're looking to dance the night away, savor delicious local flavors, or simply soak up the sun on some of the world's most beautiful beaches, Colombia has it all. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime - book your trip today! PRIVATE EVENT: This event is open only to members of BOTH of these Black Gay Travelers groups: 1. blackgaytravelers.com (email list) 2. facebook.com/groups/blackgaytravelers

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Pride in Medellín

Pride in Medellín

Join us for a day celebrating love, diversity, and acceptance at Medellin's Pride March. As one of the city's most vibrant and colorful events, the Pride March features a dynamic parade that winds through the city's streets, showcasing an array of lively floats and eye-catching costumes. As our guest, you'll have the unique opportunity to enjoy a front-row view of the festivities from one of the best spots on the route. As the parade progresses, you'll feel the energy and enthusiasm of the community as they come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. You'll witness a kaleidoscope of colors, music, and dance that will make this day unforgettable. Following the parade, your concierge host will help you connect with a range of events and activities happening throughout the city. You can choose to dance the night away at a lively party or simply enjoy delicious food and drink in the company of like-minded individuals. This is a day to come together, embrace diversity, and celebrate love in all its forms. We welcome you to join us for an unforgettable Pride March in Medellin.

Sunset Bay Cruise

Sunset Bay Cruise

Enjoy dinner and drinks aboard a sunset cruise on a catamaran through the Bay of Cartagena.

NightOUT in Medellín

NightOUT in Medellín

Get ready for a wild nightOUT on the town with local gay guides who have the inside scoop on all the hot spots. You’ll have VIP access to the best parties and events without having to wait in line. Throughout the night our hosts will shower you with free drinks to keep the party going. You’ll visit 3 to 5 of the best spots for both foreigners and locals. Available: Friday & Saturday nights. Includes: Round-Trip Transportation • Entrance/Covers to All Sites on the Route • Welcome Drinks • Bottled Water • Bilingual Hosts • Medical Assist Card/Insurance

Palenque Day Excursion

Palenque Day Excursion

Meet your guide at your hotel for what will be an impactful day. You’ll touring San Basilio de Palenque, a small village outside of Cartagena. Named one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Palenque is the home of the first free Africans in the Americas. The community speaks its own language and has retained its African identity and traditions after several Africans escaped the slave trade run by the Spaniards in the 16th Century and founded a small army which later conquered this area. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted in the local Palenquero language at the main square. Afterwards, you’ll head to the Knowledge Center and learn about the Palenquero culture and traditions. From there, you’ll have a chance to walk around the town with a local Palenquero guide. At lunchtime, you’ll enjoy a traditional wood-fired meal. Inclusions: Round-Trip Transportation • Entrances • Traditional Lunch • Bilingual Guide • Bottled Water • Medical Assist Card/Insurance

Medellín Transformation Tour

Medellín Transformation Tour

We’ll pick you up and head over to the city´s civic center where we’ll begin an exploration of Medellín and its history, starting from the industrial revolution to the dark days of the 80’s and 90’s. This tour focuses on the importance of architecture and transit here and the roles they -- as well as the LGBTQ community -- have played in transforming Medellín into one of the world’s most promising and innovative cities. You’ll walk through the brilliant Parque de las Luces and Parque Berrio/Plaza Botero, and visit the Museum of Antioquia, which is full of sculptures, paintings, and drawings donated by Botero to his home city. As you continue, you’ll be able to browse traditional handicrafts and souvenirs at a local market, and pass flower-lined streets and parks. Before enjoying a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll have the option to visit the government-funded LGBTQ community center for a quick tour of the facility, if available. In the afternoon, you’ll get to know Medellin’s violent past, understand its bright present and promising future as you tour the infamous Comuna 13. This was the most dangerous barrio in what was then the most dangerous city in the world. There you’ll interact with the community, learn how community members used graffiti to tell their stories, and witness firsthand how public projects. like the electronic escalators on the mountainside, helped transform the neighborhood. There is an option for a longer, 8-hour tour, which can include a visit to the House of Memory Museum, which recognizes the victims of the city’s armed conflict of the last 50 years. Be sure to ask about this impactful option!

Luxury Beach Club Day Experience

Luxury Beach Club Day Experience

Experience the ultimate day excursion on a secluded island paradise just 15 minutes from Cartagena. Begin your adventure with convenient pickup from your hotel in private transportation and head to the pier. From there, board a speedy boat for a short and exhilarating ride to your private beach club. ​ Upon arrival, bask in the splendor of a natural setting surrounded by tropical gardens and the sounds of turquoise waters. Relax poolside or on the beach and savor exquisite cuisine with a breathtaking view, including lunch and three refreshing cocktails included in your package. You can also indulge in a spa service, where you'll receive a five-star treatment that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. ​ This unforgettable day of luxury and wellness will come to an end with a scenic ride back to the mainland on the speedboats. Once there, your private transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel, giving you time to reflect on the day and the stunning beauty of the Caribbean. Don't miss the opportunity to escape to this paradise and make unforgettable memories on this ultimate day excursion.

DiningOUT Pop Up Party

DiningOUT Pop Up Party

Kick off your Medellin adventure with a bang at a DiningOUT Pop Up Party – where the welcome is as vibrant as the city itself! Immerse yourself in the rhythm from the get-go, as a local LGBTQ+ chef crafts a culinary masterpiece of heavy hors d'oeuvres, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. Mix, mingle, and salsa under the stars as the beats guide your steps. Our same-sex salsa dancing and open bar create the perfect atmosphere to break the ice and make friends with the spirited locals. Let the DiningOUT Pop Up Party be your introduction to Medellin's warmth, flavor, and the promise of countless unforgettable moments! Includes: Round-Trip Transportation • Welcome Cocktail • Formal Dining Experience with LGBT Community Members • Bilingual Guide/Host • Medical Assist Card/Insurance

Drink & Dance Tour

Drink & Dance Tour

One of the best ways to understand the city and people of Cartagena is through how they spend their past-time - in this case what they drink and the music they listen and dance to. This tour takes you on a voyage through 4 different musical styles: Folkloric (such as mápele and cumbia), Vallenato, Salsa and Champeta. We will learn about the origins of the different styles and their associated dances and share fun anecdotes that help understand their importance to Cartagena. You will have the opportunity to learn basic steps in each dance. To accompany each genre, we will also have a different drink typical to Cartagena; colombian coffee (tinto), Colombian Aguardiente, Colombian rum and a local beer. Each drink has its own story and has earned its place in Colombian daily life and legend.

Hosts

Experience the ultimate Pride in Colombia with B.A.G. Travel! Our expert team has collaborated with top-tier tour partners to curate an unforgettable journey, exclusively for you. Join us for an adventure you'll never forget!

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Hello, fellow travelers! My name is Mike Henderson, and I am the founder and CEO of B.A.G. Travel. I have been a group travel consultant for over 20 years and have visited more than 35 countries. I am passionate about providing exciting travel experiences that can change people's lives. With my background in urban planning, I love to help my clients immerse themselves in the culture of the places they visit.

B.A.G. Travel has been featured in several popular publications, such as: AFAR, Travel Weekly, Vacationer Magazine, and New World Report. We take pride in being a global "adventure designer" and helping our clients create unforgettable memories!

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Schedule

Get ready to explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking scenery, and colorful traditions of Colombia's LGBTQ community. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

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Cartagena

DAY 1 - Tuesday, June 25

¡Hola Colombia! 🛬 🇨🇴

🔹Arrival: Airport Pickup & Private Transfer
🔹Check In: Hyatt Regency Cartagena (or similar)
🔹Activity: Sunset Bay Cruise - Enjoy dinner and drinks aboard a sunset cruise on a catamaran through the Bay of Cartagena. 

Included

Dinner (heavy h'ors deouvres & open bar)

Not Included

Breakfast (unless on the 3 day pre-trip option)

Lunch

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Palenque

DAY 2 - Wednesday, June 26

History and Celebration

🔸Tour 1Palenque Day Excursion (6 hours)
🔹Tour 2: Drink & Dance Tour


Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

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Cartagena

DAY 3 - Thursday, June 27

Beach Club Day 🏖️

🔸Activity: Beach Club Day Experience the ultimate day excursion on a secluded island paradise just 15 minutes from Cartagena. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

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Cartagena and Medellín

DAY 4 - Friday, June 28

On to Medellín! 🛫 🗻

🔹Check Out & Airport Transfer: Your driver will take you to the airport for the AM flight to Medellín.
🔹Flight: CTG to MDE (economy - included in price)
🔹Airport Transfer & Check In: pick up at MDE, with transfer to our host hotel - 
Landmark Hotel Medellin (or similar)
🔹Activity: DiningOUT Pop Up Party: Kick off your Medellin adventure with a bang – where the welcome is as vibrant as the city itself! 

 

Included

Breakfast

Dinner (heavy h'ors deouvres & open bar)

Not Included

First, Business, Premium, or Economy+ Airfare

Lunch

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Medellín

DAY 5 - Saturday, June 29

Medellín...Transformed.

🔹Activity: Medellín Transformation Tour
🔹Activity: NightOUT in Medellin
Get ready for a wild nightOUT on the town with VIP access and local gay guides who have the inside scoop on all of Medellín's LGBT+ hot spots!

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

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Medellín

DAY 6 - Sunday, June 30

Celebrate Pride in Medellin 🏳️‍🌈 🥳

Join us for a day celebrating love, diversity, and acceptance at Medellin's Pride March. As one of the city's most vibrant and colorful events, the Pride March features a dynamic parade that winds through the city's streets, showcasing an array of lively floats and eye-catching costumes

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

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Medellín

DAY 7 - Monday, July 1

Relax or Explore Medellín 😎 ☀️

Experience a leisure day in Medellín. Explore colorful streets, indulge in local coffee, browse trendy shops, and savor authentic cuisine. 

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

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Medellín

DAY 8 - Tuesday, July 2

¡Adiós Colombia! 👋🏾 🛫


🔹Check Out & Airport Transfer: Depart Medellín after breakfast for your journey home.

🔹Optional: Extend your stay by 1-2 days and explore more of Medellín's stunning natural vistas, historic landmarks, and cultural hotspots. 

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

What's included

What's Included

All transfers and transportation if traveling with the group are private, deluxe, air-conditioned coaches and English-speaking guide.

Hotel Porterage

Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, based on current rates

Arrival Meet and Greet Guide

Guided Tours and Admissions per the itinerary

3 nights acommodations at Hyatt Regency Cartagena (or similar)

4 nights acommodations at Landmark Hotel Medellín (or similar)

Domestic economy class flight from Cartagena to Medellín

Breakfast everyday at the hotels

Some lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary | All lunches will be buffet or family style unless otherwise indicated

Entrances to all sites on the tours and tour guide fees

Personal listening devices for all tours

Bilingual English/Spanish tour guides & tour conductors

Colombian Travel insurance for each client that comprehensively covers health throughout the country, expatriation, and some luggage issues. NOT A SUBSTITUTE for entire-trip Travel Insurance. Include the "Group Insurance" add-on to complement.

International Airfare (offered as an option for purchase)

Early room check-in; late room check-out

Alcohol or food not specifically listed

Travel Protection - Select the "Group Insurance" product before checkout.

Gratuities to Restaurant Staff and Hotel Porters

Visas and Transfers + their handling fees

Tip and Gratuity Increase in local tax rates

Hotel/Report Incidental and Damages Charges

Personal items

Miscellaneous fees, i.e., individual transfers; passports, extra hotel charges (mini bar, spa, gym, etc.); airline seat selection, laundry, meals not listed in the itinerary, beverages at meals, and baggage fees

Accommodation

Single Occupancy Package

Single Occupancy Package

1 Queen Bed, Daily Breakfast, WiFi, and Transfers + Flight from Cartagena to Medellín. Adults-Only.

FROM$4,850.00/pp

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Double Occupancy Package (1 or 2 beds)

Double Occupancy Package (1 or 2 beds)

1 Queen Bed (2 Twin Beds: $240 total extra), Daily Breakfast, WiFi, and Transfers + Flight from Cartagena to Medellín. Adults-Only.

FROM$3,850.00/pp

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Pride in Colombia Getaway: Cartagena & Medellín 🏳️‍🌈

Colombia · June 25 - July 2 2024 · 7 nights

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