This hugely fertile land houses over 50,000 species of flowers. The daily use of flowers and of their eloquent language permeates Colombian people’s everyday life.
From grand floricultural festivals to the endearing simplicity of a small garden or perfectly arranged flower bouquet.
While an exotic Heliconia bouquet might be enough to charm a hard-working mom. In Colombia, flowers sit at the heart of tradition and cultural heritage.
Journey to Colombia to discover the fascinating world of Silleteros—flower farmers and master arrangers–who will open the doors of their Haciendas to immerse you in their world.
Peaceful walks amongst endless fields of blooming Roses and Begonias, an intimate workshop in the art of arranging a traditional Colombian floral Silleta. Followed by a farm-to-table lunch that might include a few unusual ingredients—delicate, flavorful edible flowers.
Reaching the flower farms is a travel experience in itself departing Colombia’s bustling city of Medellin by cable car. Leaving the city behind and a slice of Colombia that belongs to a different time.
Gift this journey on Mother’s Day, and travel in August to coincide with Medellin’s Annual ‘Feria de Las Flores’.
An event that honors Colombia’s devotion to flowers. Traditional parades, family farm visits, living exhibitions and much more await, to shower travelers in Colombia’s pride and joy.
Rates start at $1,000USD per person per day, based on double occupancy—subject to season and itinerary specifics.
Pricing includes all accommodations, domestic airfare, transportation, host and expert guides. And services of an on-call operational team monitoring the trip 24/7. International airfare is not included.
Guatemala — Lake Atitlan
Guatemala meaning ‘place of many trees’ in ancient K’iche Mayan, stands out with an overwhelming density of natural beauty., Architectural marvels, enticing flavors and intact cultural heritage.
Lake Atitlan’s iridescent emerald waters set the pace for a peaceful getaway. Perfect to slow down the pace and bask amongst pristine natural beauty.
Along the verdant shores, small villages are home to Guatemala’s strongest Mayan customs and traditions. Offering the perfect setting to engage with local families and delve into their traditional way of life through artisanal weaving workshops, a wonderful mother-daughter bonding experience.
Naya Traveler offers tailored trips to Guatemala starting at $700USD per person per day. Rates based on double occupancy and itinerary specifics. Airfare not included.
Belize — Placencia
Belize has just the right balance of downtime and adventure. Eternally charming and low-key, the village of Placencia is perhaps Belize’s best-kept secret. Having withstood the wave of mass tourism developments taking over other areas of the country.
Set on a small strip of land between a peaceful mangrove-lined lagoon and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Placencia is the perfect gateway to the wild southern reef, offering unique diving experiences.
The village, minute in size, has managed to retain its old-world charm, calling for serene evenings riding bicycles, eating gelato. Or indulging in fresh catch of the day on the pastel-colored, pedestrian-only ‘main street’.