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Inside Look at the New Adventures by Disney Colombia Adventure
Last week Disney shared the exciting news that beginning in 2024, Adventures by Disney is taking guests to Colombia, the country that inspired Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto.” Though it may be too early to start packing bags, guests can start planning because bookings are now open for this enchanting adventure. Let’s take a look at this new itinerary and see how the Academy Award-winning film comes to life in a way that only Disney can design:
Explore Colombia with Disney: Bogota, the Coffee Region, Cocora Valley and Cartagena
This eight-day, seven-night trip begins in the capital city of Bogota, and the exploration of this beautiful country begins at the Paloquemao Market where guests will see a bounty of flowers and colorful fruits and vegetables. Guests can sample the unique fruits and learn about the healing properties of medicinal herbs. And speaking of food, they’ll also experience their first hands-on activity learning how to make arepas like Mirabel’s mom, Julieta, made for her family. After that, guests will tour the stunning Gold Museum, which houses more than 34,000 pieces of pre-Hispanic gold.
Next, guests will visit a fourth-generation coffee farm in the Coffee Region. During this privately guided experience, they will learn about harvesting and roasting the beans, as well as brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In “Encanto,” one can spot towering wax palms surrounding the Madrigal home, Casita, and in the Cocora Valley within the Coffee Region, guests will spot these majestic palms all around this area. Next, they’ll visit Salento and learn to play tejo, Colombia’s national sport.
The journey continues to the beautiful Caribbean coast and Cartagena. If guests share a love for animals like Antonio does in the film, they’ll be excited to learn that here they’ll experience a private interactive visit with the Proyecto Titi Foundation where they’ll learn about the cotton-top tamarin, trek through the dry forest to see these creatures in their natural habitat and discover how the Disney Conservation Fund sponsors the organization. guests will even help a local farmer plant some of the tamarin’s favorite foods!
Also in Cartagena, guests can enjoy a walking tour of the Getsemani Neighborhood, known for its colorful murals and buildings, and visit the San Felipe de Barejas Fort, one of the largest Spanish colonial fortresses and an engineering marvel that long ago protected the city from pirates. A visit to Cartagena’s beautiful Rosario Islands caps off a vacation. The Rosario Islands are a collection of 27 islands and home to more than 1,300 species of marine animals and plants. Not only will guests see this beautiful underwater landscape, but adventure seekers can snorkel through the shallow reefs.
Special “Encanto” Visual Development Artwork from Lorelay Bové
Each travel party booked on the inaugural 2024 Adventures by Disney Colombia season will receive a signed lithograph of exclusive artwork from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
What’s it like to travel with Adventures by Disney?
Every family-friendly itinerary is packed with adventure, hands-on experiences, authenticity, insider access and a lot of fun. As with all Adventures by Disney vacations, our Disney-trained Adventure Guides take care of the details, including activities for Junior Adventurers (younger guests), so everyone in the family can enjoy a hassle-free vacation from the moment they arrive at their destination. Upon their arrival, transportation is waiting to take them to the hotel, and throughout their trip meals are planned, logistics are taken care of, even snacks are provided for longer legs of the excursions. That’s the Adventures by Disney way!