Opportunity’s Impact in Latin America
Feast your eyes and taste buds in one of South America’s most vibrant countries. In what used to be a nation known for devastating conflict and despair, Colombia will show you her true beauty through the inspiring, resilient people who are redefining their homeland. Take in Bogotá’s breathtaking architecture, wander the famous streets of Cartagena, and sip on Colombia’s world-renowned coffee while enjoying their famous “ajiaco” soup. See for yourself why The New York Times listed Colombia as the #2 country to visit in 2018.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart for home encouraged, challenged, and inspired as you reflect on your role in Opportunity's work to end poverty.
April 19-25, 2020
Total cost (single occupancy): TBD
Total cost (double occupancy): TBD
Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations, emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Colombia airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.
Please contact Susana Georgescu at email@example.com or 312-487-5027.