TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

Colombians adore children. They attach many attention and consideration to their families. A common question is: ‘And what about you, do you have children?’. On the streets you sometimes see mothers walking around hand in hand with their adult son or daughter, which is considered a normal thing in South-America. Colombians frequently travel in the company of their whole family. In every hotel there are rooms with multiple beds and there are plenty of farms, amusement- and water parks across the country, which are very attractive for families. Travelling with children in Colombia? Absolutely no problem!

THINGS TO DO
Mud Volcanos
Colombia features different places where you can jump inside a muddy volcano. A surprise waits for you: you can’t drown but it is very hard to swim! Laying at your back it’s the best bed you ever felt! Get a facial, enjoy a scrub and a great view. Great fun for children and their parents!

Between Cartagena and Barranquilla there’s the Totumo volcano but this one is very small and crowded. The best experience of Colombia Fácil? the volcano of Arboletes, 7 hours south of Cartagena at the coast. It’s even for free…

A coco workshop 
Follow a coco workshop with Alternative Travel Cartagena and make your own souvenir or many more!

ChocoMuseo in Cartagena
Have you ever drunk chocolate tea or mazato; bought chocolate spaghetti; or made your own chocolate bar from the seeds? In Cartagena’s historic centre there are 2 ChocoMuseo who offer different kind of workshops, also for children.

Tubing in Palomino
Go tubing or kayaking on the VERY calm and shallow waters of the Río Palomino. See monkeys, birds and other wildlife during your trip. Sit back, relax in your inner tube and drift down to the beach. There are more places to go tubing like also in San Cipriano, near Buenaventura.

Rio Claro
The river, between Bogota and Medellin,  belongs to the most beautiful in Colombia surrounded by very green, lush hills, carved rocks, waterfalls and captivating rainforest! Activities such as kayaking, rafting level 1, canopying, bird watching, snorkelling and caving (explore the Cueva de los Guacharos). Tip: Don’t take your camera, don’t wear flip-flops and don’t forget your headlamp! You are going to get wet!

Hacienda Napoles
Though the entrance isn’t for everybody to pay (from COP 45.000 pp but if you want the whole package you pay COP 90.000), the former main farm of drug tycoon Pablo Escobar is now open as a theme park. With water attractions and a small zoo…

Escobar gave his children a kind of Noah’s ark. It’s situated near Rio Claro.

Panaca
In Quimbaya Quindío, in the heart of the Eje Cafetero (Coffee region) and near the National Coffee Park in Montenegro which is also interesting for children, you’ll find Panaca. This great adventure park is full of animals from the farm and offers a lot of typical Colombian interaction. Entry from COP 35.000 (high season 70.000).

Hiking tour in Tayrona


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