Time for another amazing trip to Colombia. If you couldn’t join us last time, we invite you to check out the last trip here or read about it from a student’s perspective here.

This time we will focus on the amazing city of Cartagena, Colombia and attend the CARTAGENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL*cartagena-columbia-immersion-trio-and-film-festival

The trip is 7 days and 6 nights March 1st-7th! This isn’t your typical tour. This is an immersive student adventure!

Experience Colombia as a native with the help of our teacher, Andrea and a private tour guide, Fernando Pulido  (30+ years experience) who will be joining us on every single excursion!  We will be whisking off to the Caribbean coast to experience Cartagena and the CARTAGENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Cartagena, a historic city located north of Colombia on the Caribbean coast. Famous for its colonial walled center, founded in 1533, sandy beaches, romantic sunsets and set to many international renowned movies. a city of colonial romance and legends.  We will also have a day excursion to the magnificent Playa Blanca and 3 hour movie bike tour by a native “Cartagenero,” film-maker and bike aficionado ! There will be a group lesson every day at culturally immersive locations like cafes, beaches, and eclectic restaurants.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Transfer airport hotel airport (airfare not included)

6 nights /7 days hotel accommodation in Cartagena. 

Breakfast every day and daily Spanish lesson1280px-015_playa_blanca_beach_cartagena_colombia

Internal transfers to the festival activities and projection rooms chosen by the group.

Movie Bike Tour– a visit to the different places where movies have been shot and history of the city in a cinematographic way. 3hrs or all day. Gerardo
Nieto, a native “Cartagenero,” film-maker and bike aficionado who has combined his two passions to present Cartagena in an exclusive way.

Visit to Playa Blanca includes transfer to port taxes and travel by boat to the beach (8.30 AM to 5PM)

Medical care card.

Accompanying coordinator for the group during the whole stay.

Bogota Tour

Itinerary

Day 1 – March 1st: Transport from Cartagena airport in Hotel,  group meetup and lesson, check in at the hotel.

Day 2 – March 2nd: Breakfast and group lesson, opening ceremony of festival,

Day 3 – March 3rd: Breakfast and group lesson, movie screening, afternoon activity

Day 4 – March 4th: Breakfast and group lesson, movie screening, afternoon activity 

Day 5 – March 5th: Breakfast and group lesson, bike tour, movie screening and afternoon activity

Day 6 – March 6th: Breakfast and group lesson, and playa blanca excursion

Day 7 – March 7th: Breakfast at hotel, closing ceremony, transfer to airport

TOTAL COST IS $1,500*

$900 Deposit is due by Feb 1st 2017*

Payment in full is due by Feb 15th 2017*

LINK TO ACCREDITATIONS FOR FILM FESTIVAL:

*After payment of deposit we will be in touch to assist in getting your film festical credential. Payment in full due March 1st. Please remember there is no airfare included. Students will get transport from airport included in fee. Upon payment of deposit we will email you a detailed information packet with tips on purchasing airfare. There are absolutely no refunds on deposits or travel package purchase. By purchasing you agree to our full terms and conditions of this trip read here.

About Andrea:

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Bio:

I was born in the high plateau of the beautiful Andes Mountains in Bogotá, Colombia.  I have a BA in Psychology and English from the University of Connecticut and I have also attended The Southern California School of Interpreting. I am an intuitive and dynamic instructor who feels it is important to cater to the idiosyncrasies of each individual and stylize the lessons according to each student’s’ learning style. I am also a performing artist so I enjoy a creative approach to teaching language such as through music, dance, literature and role-playing. I’m SO excited to be traveling to Colombia with you!