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Available Excursions for Barranquilla


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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Cartagena de Indias & Islas del Rosario

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cartagena is one of the most well-preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Colorful churches and balconies overflowing with flowers make up the landscape within this walled city. Feel as if you've been transported back in time as you explore the cobblestone... Read More

Coffee Triangle

Optional for some or all sessions
Learn about the culture, cultivation, and history behind Colombia's most famous export in this fertile region in the Andes Mountains. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011, the Coffee Triangle is home to Colombia's National Coffee Park and countless coffee plantations, many of which... Read More

Guajira Peninsula

The Guajira Peninsula, located just to the northeast of Barranquilla, is home to the indigenous capital of South America along with strikingly beautiful coastal landscapes and a local culture all of its own. During this whirlwind adventure, students will explore the regional capital city of... Read More

Leticia & The Amazon Jungle

Optional for some or all sessions
Journey to the far corners of the country where Colombia, Peru and Brazil all meet deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle. From your base in the Amazonian city of Leticia, take a boat up river past pink dolphins and giant lily pads on your way to explore an incredible monkey island. Be sure to... Read More

Research with the Smithsonian in Costa Rica

Optional for some or all sessions
Latin America semester and summer students have the amazing opportunity to observe and interact with researchers at the Smithsonian La Selva Biological Station in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica. La Selva Biological Station is the largest field station and one of the most well-known tropical... Read More

Tayrona National Park & Minca

Journey to Tayrona National Park, one of the most popular national parks in all of Colombia. Students will either hike or ride a horse about 2 hours along a picturesque coastal trail ending at one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia (and maybe even South America). Stay the night in a beach... Read More

Usiacuri & Totumo Volcano

Start the day by traveling to Usiacuri, a small town located in the rolling hills about an hour south of Barranquilla. Usiacuri is known for it's long tradition of quality handicrafts made of locally grown palm leaves. Visit the local museum for renowned Colombian poet Julio Florez, one of the... Read More