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About The Trip

We've teamed back up with badass energy guru Kelsey Patel to bring back our famous Meditation and Margaritas trip... this time in Cartagena, Colombia (making it, of course, meditation and mojitos)  This 6-day trip is all about letting go of thoughts or ideas that aren't serving you and immersing yourself in the vibrant sights, smells, sounds, and energies of Cartagena. We will introduce you to the soul of this beautiful colonial town while Kelsey guides you to connect with yourself and the souls of your fellow trip-mates. 


This is not a retreat - this is a wellness trip that combines the adventurous fun of an FTLO trip with Kelsey's healing guidance.. aka you'll most likely find yourself practicing radical self love and acceptance while you drink mojitos and salsa dance the night away. 

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2019 DATES

July 12-17, 2019


6 days/5 nights

From $2,199

Sorry guys, this is a gals only trip!

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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  • 5 nights accommodation in centrally-located hotel in a shared room with someone of the same gender

  • In-country transportation for included activities

  • 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 happy hours

  • 2 group workshops with Kelsey Patel

  • Street food tour

  • Scenic historical walking tour

  • Day trip to San Basilio de Palenque

  • Volcano mud bath experience

  • Rum tasting

  • Boat tour to surrounding islands

  • Trip Leaders: Tara Cappel & Kelsey Patel


  • Flights to and from Cartagena (est. $600-800)

  • Mandatory trip insurance (budget approx. $70)

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $150)

  • Transportation to/from Cartagena airport

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day by day

*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change

Day 1 

Land in Cartagena by 2pm and check in to the hotel. Take some time to settle in and take in the local scenery. 

That afternoon, get a taste of  Cartagena's food scene on a tour designed to introduce you to the best and most authentic flavors and local eats.

We will have dinner at a local favorite spot followed by a rum tasting. End the night here or explore the nightlife with your new best buds. 


Private transfer from the airport to the hotel - $35




Day 4 

Have an early breakfast before we depart for Islas del Rosario for the morning and early afternoon. The morning is yours to soak up the sun, snorkle or explore the beaches of what's been called a place"practically made for Instagram."

That afternoon, you have the option to join Kelsey for another yoga + meditation session.


Day 2 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to our first session with Kelsey. This 2 hour yoga + meditation + reiki circle is the perfect way to release any lingering negative energy and prepare you to receive all of the vibrant latin vibes in the days ahead. 

After the session, we'll enjoy lunch before we make our way to see and explore the Volcano of Totumo!  Wander the site and get down and dirty with a relaxing mud bath. After we've cleaned up, we'll spend a few hours at the beach. Relax, swim or snap some shots before we head back to the hotel. 


Day 3 

Today we will travel to Colombia's "African Corner," San Basilio de Palenque.  Lead by a local guide, learn about the brave history of this town, which was the first colony of freed slaves in South America. Along the way, we'll  stop at some quintessential spots and take in the local culture before stopping for lunch.

After lunch, we will tour La Boquilla, where we'll take part in a drum workshop. For this tour, we will board a wooden canoe and ride through the natural tunnels of mangroves while learning the typical rhythms of tropical music. Learn to play traditional folkloric music while watching the sunset.


Head back to Cartagena where the of the evening is up to you.

Day 5 

Today, we'll wake up to the warm Cartagena sun for a workshop with Kelsey about setting intentions - for today and for when you go back to real life. 


The rest of the day is free to wander the romantic streets of Cartagena. 


That night, we'll have a farewell dinner under the full moon! 

Day 6 

Sadly, today is the last day in Cartagena. Join your travel tribe for one last breakfast before heading to the airport. Flying out later? The hotel will happily store your bags until you leave. 


Private transfer from the hotel to airport - $35

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Cartagena group travel tour for young adults

Colombia has over 2,000 miles of coastline along the pacific. AKA beach heaven! 

Wellness retreat for 20 somethings

Colombia has been voted the happiest country in the world multiple times.


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  • Colombia is safe but it's important to be mindful of your surroundings. Always have your purse/bag in front of you at all times and be extra careful in busy tourist areas. 

  • The sun can be very intense in Colombia, even on cloudy days. Be sure to apply sunscreen before heading out for the day!

  • If possible, have the hotel or restaurant call a taxi for you. 

  • Cash is king in Colombia. Be sure to use to the ATM at the airport to withdrawal some Pesos!


Cartagena is a major port city on Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast. This is a vacation spot unlike any other.  Cartagena has a little bit of everything:  breathtaking beaches, volcanos, snow-capped mountains, extensive cultural history, a thriving theater and art scene and some of the most incredible food. The mix of new and old makes Cartagena the perfect spot to improve relax as you wander the cobblestone streets of the 16th century during the day, and watch the sun set over the modern skyline by night. 

  • ​The national language is Spanish 

  • The national currency is the Colombian Peso

  • Tap water is safe to drink but we recommend bottled water just to be safe

  • In restaurants and hotels, you may tip a small amount. It is not customary to tip taxi drivers.

  • The closest airport is the Cartagena Airport (CTG)

  • Try to learn a few key words in Spanish before the trip. It'll come in handy!

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Kelsey J Patel is one of LA's leading wellness and reiki experts, having been featured in SELF Magazine, Bustle, and LA Magazine as well as many radio programs and podcasts. She has dedicated her life's work to helping her clients live vibrant, joy-filled and abundant lives through public speaking, fortune-500 consulting, workshops, classes, and private client sessions. Her work includes reiki, meditation, intuitive healing, mindfulness exercises, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and yoga. Oh, and she owns Pure Barre Beverly Hills.  


Basically, Kelsey is both a spiritual guru and a boss who knows how to get stuff done by calming your mind, pulling your sh*t together, and making your inner star shine.


Reiki Energy Cleanse


Let the Japanese practice of Reiki guide bad energy out and good energy in, healing as it goes. Kelsey will lead us through a guided meditation practice to get grounded and open our minds to explore and receive the full benefits of being on vacation. Each participant will also get individual reiki attunements during this opening meditation experience. 

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Manifesting Your Life


Learn the 3 key essentials and mindfulness practices to lead an authentic and joy filled life. Kelsey will teach one of her most popular programs to living in connection with your life's purpose so you can start the beginning of manifesting your dreams. This session will empower you to achieve your highest goals and give you the mental framework for getting there. 

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FTLO Trips are run like a group of friends on an adventure so you'll also have the whole five days to hang out and connect with Kelsey!

Meditation and Yoga


Throughout the trip, Kelsey will run guided meditation and yoga sessions. Whether you're a meditation pro or you're like us and have "been meaning to try" meditation, Kelsey is the perfect person to help you go deeper into your practice.

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