Adventures by Disney to visit Colombia, country that inspired ‘Encanto’

Guests traveling with Adventures by Disney in 2024 will be able to visit Colombia, the country that inspired Disney Animation’s ‘Encanto.’

Here are some of the highlights Disney mentioned in a news release about the itinerary:

  • Visiting the capital city of Bogota, where guests will embark on privately guided tours of the Paloquemao Market and Historic City Center. 
  • Enjoying Colombian coffee and visiting a coffee farm in the Coffee Region to see the process for growing and harvesting coffee beans. The nearby town of Salento is part of the inspiration for the setting of “Encanto,” and the Cocora Valley features the tall, towering wax palms and butterflies as depicted in the film.  
  • Experiencing a hands-on arepa-making class, a traditional Latin American dish showcased in “Encanto” by Mirabel’s mother Julieta. 
  • Playing the country’s national sport of tejo, as seen in the film. 
  • Exploring the city of Cartagena, which inspired the film’s colorful architecture and fabrics. Central to “Encanto” is the Afro-Caribbean influence, prominent in this city.  
  • Trekking the dry forest near Proyecto Titi, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the cotton-top tamarins, a project supported by the Disney Conservation Fund. It was Colombia’s rich biodiversity that inspired the magical ability of the “Encanto” character Antonio, who has the power to communicate with animals. 
  • Snorkeling among the Rosario Islands, a collection of 27 islands home to more than 1,300 species of marine animals, vibrantly colored fish and plants.

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