Colombia Customer Reviews

We are very proud of the feedback that we get from our trips and are pleased to share reviews from past travellers. These are kept as up-to-date as possible. Please have a read through these Colombia customer reviews to get a real sense of the kind of experience that you might have on a family trip.

Colombia - Stubborn Mule Travel - exploring mountain region

Terry Family (with children aged 11 and 14)

Travelled Summer 2023
Hi Helene. We had a lovely time in Colombia thank you. We had a great two weeks. The coffee and chocolate farms were both fascinating and amazing. Loved the hotels in all locations. Medellin and Guatape were tiring but really enjoyed both. We had a boat trip in Guatape which wasn’t on your itinerary but really good. The Island was a welcome and lovely respite after a busy 10 days!

Bristoll Family (with 15 year old)

Travelled Summer 2022
Thank you Stubborn Mule you have delivered again !! I don’t know where to start. Colombia was everything I expected and more. Everything ran like clockwork.  The guides were very knowledgeable and brought every destination to life.  The drivers were extremely professional and as for the hotels you chose, wow.  Definitely a 10/10 holiday.  We will return at some point.

Now for a very quick breakdown.

Bogota – Not for the faint-hearted. Inexperienced travellers may struggle.  Hotel was brilliant. Location 10/10. Guide great.  Waterfall trip very good.  The next day whilst enjoyable was a long drive.  It was a 7/10 day but bearing in mind how great the rest was I wish we did an extra day in Medellin. Enjoyed the gold museum.

Medellin – At this point must praise Avianca. All flights on time and good service. Paragliding brilliant. City tour fantastic and location of the hotel superb.  Medellin is the most progressive city I have been to in the last 20 years.   

Santa Marta – Not there long enough to enjoy but great hotel and good vibe in town.  Need to be aware at night. 

Lost City Trek – really enjoyed it.

Tyrona – Great hotel a nice bit of R+R after trek, good food in hotel.  

Cartagena – Fantastic hotel.  Wouldn’t want to be there when a boat docks but great place.  Fort very interesting.

The island – 2-hour speed boat journey was comfortable and the accommodation great. Food good, very relaxing.  Music is banned!!!

A shout-out to your local partner.  All guides/drivers excellent.

That’s about it.  Definitely matched (which were high) / exceeded our expectations.  

Michel Family (with children aged 11 and 13)

Travelled Summer 2022
We seriously enjoyed our stay in Colombia. This country is so versatile and has so much to discover. I think we could easily have spent a month in each of the regions we visited. The Lost City Trek was THE highlight of this trip. Kids behaved like stars – I had my doubts as we never go hiking when at home, but they both performed extraordinarily – we were always the first ones at every camp and thus never got hit by the rain. In total, it’s a unique experience and we seriously had a great time. We are now enjoying Mucura Island. The kids are hooked to iPads but since it’s only for 2 days we’ve let them do it. The time in Colombia has been very special and I would recommend such a trip to any adventurous family. Loved your program and will always come back to you.


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