COLOMBIA LACROSSE TOUR
Day 1: Depart from Miami International Airport (MIA) with the group. The group will be accompanied by tour coaches andBeyond Sports staff for the duration of the tour. Transfer to hotel in Bogota for check-in.
Day 2: Breakfast and trip orientation at the hotel followed by a guided city tour of Bogota. We will visit La Candelaria- Bogota’s most historical neighborhood before spending the afternoon working with our partners at the Asociacion Colombiana de Lacrosse (Colombia Lacrosse Association). We will start the afternoon with a ‘mixed’ practice session as the Beyond Sports team will train alongside the U19 and Senior National teams of Colombia! We will finish the day with a community service activity running a lacrosse clinic for local youth.
Day 3: Morning tour and cable ride to the top of Monserrate for beautiful views of Bogota and surrounding area! In the afternoon we will return to the field for another ‘mixed’ practice session with the Colombia National Team and community service activity with local youth.
Day 4: Full day of lacrosse as we play two international exhibition matches! We will start the day by playing against the Senior National Team. After a shared meal between the two teams, we will play the U19 National Team in the afternoon. Final group dinner in the evening with our new friends from Bogota and the Colombia Lacrosse Association.
Day 5: Morning flight to our second destination in Colombia: Medellin! Flight time of approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival to Medellin we will visit a local coffee farm to learn about the production of local coffee. After a tasting session of local favorites, we will visit the beautiful town and laguna of Guatape. Late afternoon check-in to our hotel in Medellin for the next two nights.
Day 6: After a day of travel and cultural tours, we will return our focus to lacrosse! We will hold a youth lacrosse clinic with Medellin Lacrosse before a ‘mixed’ training session in the afternoon. Group dinner in Medellin as we prepare for our trip to Cartagena the following morning.
Day 7: Morning flight from Medellin to Cartagena. Flight time of approximately 1 hour. We will spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful beaches of Cartagena including Bocagrande!
Day 8: Guided tour of historic Cartagena! Adventure around the colorful colonial buildings, captivating churches, and the monumental fort which once served as protection. Afternoon free time to lounge on the Caribbean beach or continue to explore Cartagena.
Day 9: Full day boat tour to the beautiful Rosario Islands! Snorkeling and kayaking opportunities available as we visit multiple islands that make up part of this archipelago. Final group dinner in Cartagena!
Day 10: Morning departure from Cartagena to Miami with memories to last a lifetime!
INFO FOR PARENTS
Over the last eight years of operating international experiences for thousands of college athletes, we've learned that parents typically have two questions:
1) Will my son/daughter be safe while abroad?
2) Can I come?
Our top concern at all times is student safety during our trips. In an effort to help make you as comfortable as possible before and during your student's experience abroad, we encourage you to set up a time to discuss safety with one of our Program Directors. Also, if you'd like to speak with the parent of a past participant, we'd be happy to facilitate that connection.