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The Highlights of Colombia

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Nicolas Diaz

Tucaya Colombia

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The Highlights of Colombia

Arriving at Bogota, you will start your trip visiting the Historical Quarter of La Candelaria. Then, go to the Coffee Region where you'll learn about the bean-to-cup process and explore beautiful valleys and traditional towns. Continue visiting Medellin, being a witness of its transformation process to one of the most innovative cities in the world, before finishing your trip at the charming and vibrant city of Cartagena.

Welcome to Bogota!

Welcome to Bogotá! On arriving at the airport, you'll be met by your guide and transferred the 45 minutes to your hotel. From there, it's time to explore the beating cultural, economic, and political heart of Colombia. Home to 8 million and sitting 8,660 feet high in the Andes, this lively capital is known for its festivals and nightlife. Transport: private vehicle Meals: No meals included Assistance: English speaking guide at arrival Read more

Bogota

Monserrate and the Historical Center

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll have a whole day to explore the most attractive places of Bogotá. Start by climbing on cable-car or railway the majestic mountain of Monserrate. At the top, admire the astonishing view over the city (3.152 meters over the sea level). After this visit, head to La Candelaria, the charming historical quarter full of churches, renowned museums such as the Museo del Oro, and traditional cafés. Lunch not included. Grab a traditional lunch featuring some regional specialties. In the afternoon, visit the Gold Museum to see the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold objects. Next stop is the Fundación Botero. Here, paintings and sculptures of Colombia's most celebrated artist are exhibited alongside works by the likes of Picasso and Braque from his private collection. Depending on the location of your hotel, take some drinks in the Historical Center or the north area, experiencing the nightlife of this capital. Dinner not included. Transport: walking tour, private vehicle in case the hotel is in the north area Meals: Breakfast included Assistance: English-speaking guide Read more

Bogota

Heading to the Colombian Coffee Region

After breakfast, you'll be driven to the airport in Bogotá. Flight Bogotá - Pereira (around 1 hour). Upon landing, you'll be transferred to your hotel located in the countryside of the region. Lunch not included. Spend the afternoon at your leisure at the hotel. Optional: During the afternoon the hotel offers a coffee experience explaining the process bean-to-cup to its guests. Dinner included. Transport: private vehicle, flight Bogotá - Pereira Meals: Breakfast and dinner included at Hotel Bosques del Saman in Alcalá Assistance: English speaking guide under availability Read more

Coffee Region

Cocora Valley, Salento and Filandia

After breakfast, join your private transportation to start your visit with the Cocora Valley. With your guide, you'll spend the morning walking beside the beautiful Quindío River through cloud forest filled with grand wax palms. Growing up to 230 feet (70 m) tall and home to yellow-eared parrots who use the palms to construct their nests, they're the Colombian national tree. Lunch not included. Grab a traditional lunch, tasting some of the regional specialties, then visit the nearby villages of Salento and Finlandia. They're known for their colorful houses and squares surrounded by terraces of cafés. In the late afternoon, make your way back to your hotel to spend the evening. Transport: private vehicle Meals: Breakfast and dinner included at Hotel Bosques del Saman Assistance: English speaking guide Read more

Coffee Region

Discover Medellin and its eternal spring

Breakfast at your hotel. Join private transport to Pereira's airport. Flight Pereira - Medellin (around 1 hour). Upon landing, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Check-in and prepare yourself for the city tour. Lunch not included. Explore downtown Medellín and the historical center. Stroll through the hustle and bustle of downtown Medellin to the famous Botero Plaza with an exhibition of the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, whose sculptures have become a landmark of the city. Take the Metro Cable up to Santo Domingo, which was once a notorious area of gang violence in Medellín. The cable-car was constructed to make the inner city more accessible to people from the outskirts and allows visitors a glimpse into the lives of the marginalized population. While enjoying the spectacular view you learn more about the transformation of Medellín from one of the most dangerous cities in the world into a fascinating melting pot of cultures with possibly the friendliest and warmest people in the world. Dinner not included. Transport: private vehicle, flight Pereira - Medellin, public transport Meals: Breakfast included Assistance: English speaking guide Read more

Medellin

Guatape and the Peñol Rock

Breakfast at the hotel. Join your private transportation to visit Guatape and Peñol Rock, located in the surroundings of the city. At arrival at Peñol Rock, climb the 649 steps and at the top a breathtaking view on the dam of water. Lunch included. Stop for a traditional lunch, tasting some of the regional specialties, before taking a walk through the little streets of Guatapé and its boardwalk. You'll see buildings painted every color of the rainbow, lively cafés, and families and couples relaxing in the main square. Come back to Medellin and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner not included. Transport: private vehicle Meals: Breakfast and lunch included Assistance: English speaking guide Read more

Medellin

Medellin - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Today a private vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Medellin airport. (around 45 minutes). Flight Medellin – Cartagena (1-hour flight) Lunch not included. After check-in at your hotel, spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the Historical Center or the trendy Quarter of Getsemaní. Dinner not included Transport: private vehicle, flight Medellin - Cartagena Meals: Breakfast included Read more

Cartagena

Cartagena

After breakfast at your hotel, join your guide for the visit to the Historical Center. Wander through its narrow streets, and feel as if you've gone back to the 16th century, a time when pirates ruled the seas and Sir Francis Drake held Cartagena for months. Visit famous colonial buildings like the monastery of San Pedro Claver and the Basilica Minor cathedral. Lunch not included. Beyond the historical and colorful center, there are two important places for the past of the city: La Popa Monastery and San Felipe Castle. During the afternoon, visit both places enjoying a beautiful landscape from the top of Cartagena, and discovering the way Cartagena was defended from pirates. Dinner not included. Transport: walking tour, private vehicle Assistance: English speaking guide Meals: breakfast included Read more

Cartagena

Escape to Rosario Islands

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cartagena Harbour on a private vehicle. Harbor tax of 20,000 COP / pers. to be paid in Cartagena (paid only by the customer before starts the trip on site). The Isla Bela, an hour's boat from Cartagena, is the best option for a Caribbean day! You will spend an afternoon of idleness or kayak rides through the mangroves (optional), without forgetting the tasting of a delicious grilled fish for your lunch! Return to Cartagena on late afternoon. On arrival to the harbor, private transportation to your hotel. Transport: private vehicle, collective boat Meals: breakfast and lunch included Read more

Cartagena

End of the trip

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning, you will have time to enjoy the old town and buy souvenirs in handcraft shops. Transfer to the airport on private transportation (around 20 minutes). International return flight (not included) We wish you a great continuation and a nice trip back home! Transport: private vehicle Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Day 3
Location Coffee Region
Day 5
Location Medellin
Day 7
Location Cartagena
Hotel Hotel Alfiz
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel La Opéra
Day 3
Location Coffee Region
Day 6
Location Medellin
Day 7
Location Cartagena
Hotel Quadrifolio

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 2 nights at Bogota in Hotel Casa Deco (standard category)
  • 2 nights at Coffee Region in Hotel Bosques del Saman Alcalá (standard category)
  • 2 nights at Medellin in Hotel Du Parc (standard category)
  • 3 nights at Cartagena in Hotel Alfiz (standard category)
  • Meals mentioned.
  • Transfers mentioned with Spanish speaking driver.
  • Visits and excursions mentioned with local Spanish speaking or English speaking guide depending on availability.
  • Domestic flights

Package excludes

  • International flight.
  • Mentioned free meals.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Personal spending.
  • Life and repatriation insurances.
  • Everything which is not mentioned in « this price includes »

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  • The organization and proceeding of excursions are given on an indicative basis and can change depending on current conditions and dates.

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