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A Life-Changing Insight Trip

When you travel on an Opportunity Insight Trip, you will get a firsthand look at both the beauty and the challenges of our world. Our local staff will guide you through neighborhoods, teach you about history, and introduce you to entrepreneurs in their homes and businesses. You'll build relationships with fellow travelers, and count clients as dear new friends. When you're on an Insight Trip, you aren't a regular tourist. You're an explorer. You're a student of the world. And you'll return home inspired, encouraged, and changed.

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Opportunity’s Impact in Latin America

65,000
Total Loan Clients in Latin America
125,000
Total Savings Clients in Latin America
76M
Loaned in Latin America in 2016

Exploring Colombia

Known for its incredible natural beauty, colonial cities and architecture, world-famous coffee, and impressive biodiversity, Colombia is a must-see destination. After decades of civil war, violence, and instability, Colombia is entering into a season of peace, which helped it earn Lonely Planet's endorsement as the #2 Top Country on its "2017 Best in Travel" list. From Bogotá, nestled high in the Andes, to Cartagena, the walled historic city on the coast, Colombia has something for everyone. It's home to beaches, mountains, and rainforests—made even more incredible by welcoming people and vibrant, colorful culture. 

Visit Colombia with Opportunity and you'll see both this impressive beauty that has driven the country to the top of the travel charts and the reality of a country that has struggled with poverty and uncertainty for decades. Meet resilient people who are overcoming unimaginable challenges—people whose hope and determination will inspire you. And learn how Colombia is promoting peace as it enters a bright new season. Fill your mind with rich and complex history, your belly with famous "ajiaco" soup, and your heart with new friends who will welcome you into their homes and lives. 

Colombia is listed as one of Travel and Leisure's Best Places to Travel in 2018, Frommer's Best Places to Go in 2018, and New York Times' Places to Go in 2018! 

The Opportunity Experience

Insight Trips are safe, eye-opening, and unforgettable adventures. You will be in expert hands when you travel with our experienced team of field staff and trip leaders. They will give you the insider's view to the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a true local experience.

You'll spend time with experts in the field who know the culture inside and out. Their personal perspective will give you an intimate understanding of the communities you visit and will demonstrate how we work alongside our clients to create opportunity, fight extreme poverty, and ignite significant and lasting transformation. 

Come journey with us. We'll take care of all the details and ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. It will be an adventure unlike any other—one that will change you forever.

An Insight Trip offers a chance to form connections across barriers and borders that you just don't get with other tours. 

Linda Martens, Insight Trip Traveler

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in Bogotá, high in the Andes mountains. Local staff will meet you at the airport and travel with you into the city to your hotel. Rest and relax in preparation for an exciting week. 

Day Two

Join your fellow travelers for an orientation breakfast, then begin your first day of experiencing Opportunity's work. Visit our local branch and hear about our work from our Colombian leadership, then spend the afternoon visiting clients at their homes and businesses. 

Day Three

Spend the day with inspiring clients as they proudly demonstrate their work and share their life stories. Return to the airport and catch an afternoon flight to the coastal city of Cartagena. 

Day Four

In the morning, learn about the economics and politics of present-day Colombia from a local community leader. Later, head to a nearby neighborhood to witness financial literacy training with our clients at a Trust Group meeting. 

Day Five

After visiting more clients in the morning, spend time exploring Cartagena, a beautiful historic city known for the cobbled streets winding within the ancient fortress walls. 

Day Six

Depart for home encouraged, challenged, and inspired as you reflect on your role in Opportunity's work to end poverty. 

Trip Details

Trip Dates

July 15-20, 2019

Trip Costs

Total cost (single occupancy): $3,491
Total cost (double occupancy): $2,705

Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals), emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Colombia airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.

Questions? 

Please contact Susana Georgescu at sgeorgescu@opportunity.org or 312-487-5027. 

Travel With Us

Travel with us to Colombia from July 15-20, 2019. Somewhere between bowls of rice and wild bus rides, traditional dances and language barriers, beaming smiles, and beds nestled under mosquito nets, you will realize that something fundamental has shifted. You are braver and more curious; you have a new perspective. You have become an explorer, an adventurer, a citizen of the world. An Insight Trip will change your life, and you will never be the same.

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