With Kelsey J PATEL
In CaRTAGENA, COLOMBIA
day by day
*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change
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
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.
LET IT OUT
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.
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.
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!
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
"It's ok if the only green juice you'll ever drink is a
Colombia has over 2,000 miles of coastline along the pacific. AKA beach heaven!
Colombia has been voted the happiest country in the world multiple times.
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!
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.
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!