May 11
May 29, 2024
19 Days / 18 Nights

Coffee & Rum by Rail in Colombia & Panama

Trip Synopsis

This package offers travelers a truly unique experience of Colombia and Panama, not the typical worn-out tourist destinations. We will travel on a variety of fascinating rail vehicles to discover the many surprises awaiting us in these two exotic countries.

In Colombia, for example, we’ll visit regions that produce the highest quality Colombian coffee and learn how this magical bean is grown, harvested, and prepared. Master baristas will demonstrate for us how to prepare the "perfect cup of coffee." We’ll also visit one of the most exclusive rum distilleries in the Americas and learn how this golden elixir is produced. In Panama, we’ll cruise the famous Panama Canal, learn about its history and function, and explore scenic sites along the way.

These are just a few of the many adventures we’ll have, from visiting an old Salt Mine to exploring the Comuna 13 in Medellin where Pablo Escobar grew up. Get ready to be educated, intrigued, and surprised.

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Summary of the Trip

Day 1: Arrival at Bogota (Colombia)
Day 2: Tren de la Sabana (Bogota)
Day 3: City Tour Bogota
Day 4: Flight Bogota - Armenia
Day 5: Coffee Tour Quindio
Day 6:
Perreira - Cartagena
Day 7:
 Rum Distillation Tour & Degustation
Day 8:
Cartagena City Tour
Day 9:
Cartagena - Bucaramanga - Barrancabermeja
Day 10:
Barrancabermeja - Puerto Berrio - Medellin
Day 11: City Tour Medellin
Day 12:
Guatape and El Peñón Rock
Day 13:
Visit of a Flower Farm
Day 14:
Medellin - Panama City
Day 15:
 Partial Panama Canal Transit
Day 16: City Tour Panama City
Day 17: Visit of the Embrera Community 
Day 18: Transoceanic Train & Jungle Tour
Day 19: Departure

Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
May 11
May 29, 2024
Tour length:
19 Days / 18 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Other planned departure dates:
May 10, 2025

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom: USD $6'150 per person.

Single Room Supplement: USD $543 per person.

Additional Money for personal expenses such as drinks to accompany meals, some meals, and incidental expenses: approximately USD $450 per person.

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When you book any 2022 journey, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees on your tour cost. For all 2022 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days before departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

If your 2022 plans do change due to COVID any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Rail South America journey of your choice.
Be assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Rail South America cannot operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2022 or 2023 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021/22 journeys only; deposit must be made at the time of booking.

Price Includes:
  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals during travel portions of the tour
  • Accommodation at 3-4* hotels
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class
  • Transport as mentioned
Price Excludes:
  • International flights to Bogota and out of Panama City
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides and driver
  • Personal Expense


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