In case you missed it earlier this month, Adventures by Disney is taking guests to Colombia (and Eastern Canada, including Prince Edward Island) beginning in 2024. Colombia is the country that inspired Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto.
Bookings are now open for this enchanting adventure, so guests can begin their planning. Let’s take a look at the 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
And finally, 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.
Travelers interested in booking a 2024 Land Adventures can save $400 per person on select North America & Central America departures or $500 per person on select International Land Adventure Departures when they book before August 5, 2023. Plus, if you book your Adventures by Disney vacation through Dreams Unlimited Travel – the official sponsor of the DIS – you can receive an exclusive early booking discount based on the price of your adventure at the time of booking!
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