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Heart of Colombia

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Philippe Touzelet

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Heart of Colombia

After arriving to Bogota, historical capital with 2600 meters of altitude, you will go to the coffee region to visit its plantations and try one of the best coffees in the world. After a tour in Medellin, the city of the eternal spring with its impressive architecture, you will go on your trip to Cartagena, the treasure of the Caribbean, where you will enjoy the atmosphere of a fortified city and the colorful and flourish little streets. Our wonderful

DAY 1

Bogota

Welcome at the international airport (local or English speaking guide) to give you the planning of your trip. Transfer (private vehicle - about 45 min) to the hotel. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco (cat standard room) or Hotel La Opera (cat superior)

Bogota
DAY 2

Bogota

Breakfast at the hotel. You will go for a walking tour in the Candelaria, historical center of the city. The colorful houses and colonial architecture charming district will lead you to Chorro Quevedo where Bogota was born. You will go on to Bolivar square or “Plaza Mayor”, historical place of Colombia where you will see the Capitol, “Capitolio”, the town hall, the law court and the cathedral “Primada” as well as “La casa Nariño”, the presidential house (local or English speaking guide depending on availability). Free lunch in a typical restaurant to try local specialties (Ajiaco, Tamal, santafeno chocolate…) After lunch, you will go to the Gold Museum, or “Museo del Oro” which shows the biggest worldwide collection of golden pre-Columbian objects. You will visit the Botero foundation which exposes famous Columbian artists’ paintings and sculptures as well as famous artists’ private collections such as Picasso and Braque. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco (cat standard room) or Hotel La Opera (cat superior) Read more

Bogota
DAY 3

Bogota - Coffee Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bogota airport (private vehicle– about 45min) Flight Bogota – Armenia (about 1h). On the way you will stop to visit a coffee plantation and learn all the making process from the harvesting to the cup (Local Spanish speaking guide). Transfer at the « hacienda » where you will stay the following days. Free lunch. Diner and night at the hotel. Accommodation : Hotel Bosque Del Saman (standard room) or Hacienda Villa Nora (Superior room) Read more

Coffee Region
DAY 4

Cocora Valley and Salento

Breakfast at the farm. After breakfast you will leave for the Cocora Valley. You will walk along the Quindio River and discover the “cloudy called” tropical forest with its impressive and tall wax palm trees which are the national Columbian trees. (Local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking depending on availability) Free lunch on the way. Transfer by vehicle to the village of Salento. You will visit the village and enjoy the typical colonial architecture with its colorful balconies. You will have the opportunity to visit the local handcraft workshops. Way back to the farm. Diner and night at the farm. Accommodation: Hotel Bosque Del Saman (standard room) or Hacienda Villa Nora (Superior room) Read more

Coffee Region
DAY 5

Excursion in the Quindio Cor

Breakfast at the farm. After breakfast, you will leave with your local Spanish speaking guide for an excursion to discover the wonderful Quindio cordillera in the coffee region. You will visit several typical villages and have the opportunity to stop by many places to watch the sumptuous panoramas on the way. (Local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking depending on availability) Free lunch and coffee degustation during the day. Way back to the farm in the evening. Diner and night at the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Bosque del Saman (cat standard room) or Hacienda Villa Nora (Superior room) Read more

Coffee Region
DAY 6

Coffee Region - Medellin

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Medellin. (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver –about 5h). Arrival to Medellin and Free lunch. After lunch you will enjoy a guided tour of the surprising city of Medellin, as known as the city of the eternal spring, fascinating for its modernity and singular identity. Walking tour in the city center, the Botero square or “Plaza Botero”, the Bolivar square or “plaza Bolivar”, the Lights square or “Plaza de Luces” and the metro cable to admire a breathtaking view on the city. (Local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking depending on availability) Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Art Hotel (cat standard room) or NH Royal Medellin (cat superior room) Read more

Medellin
DAY 7

Medellin - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. A vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Medellin airport. (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 1h). Flight Medellin – Cartagena (1 hour flight) Transfer to your hotel in the historical city center. (Private vehicle – about 10 min). Free lunch. After lunch you will go for a city tour. You first will go to the « Cerro de la Popa » to enjoy a beautiful view on the city, the sea and the Tierrabomba and Boquilla Islands. You will visit the convent of the Popa and go on with the San Felipe Castle or “Castillo de San Felipe”, the main Spanish military engineering work of the colonization period. (Private vehicle – Local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking depending on availability) Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel (standard room) or Quadrifolio hotel (superior room) Read more

Cartagena
DAY 8

Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we offer you the possibility to go back in time and live some important moments of the history of the city, first Spanish bastion set in South America. Cartagena suffered from repeated pirates’ attacks, among them the famous Francis Drake Captain! You will discover the church, the Claver San Pedro monastery, the Inquisition Palace, the cathedral also called “Minor basilica” and the colonial houses along the historical city center streets. (Local Spanish speaking guide or English speaking depending on availability) Free lunch. Free time to relax at the hotel and wait for the heats to go down to walk in the shade little streets. At the end of the afternoon you will leave for the fishing village of the Boquilla to enjoy a canoe tour in the mangroves of the “Cienega la Virgen”. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel (standard room) or Quadrifolio hotel (superior room) Read more

Cartagena
DAY 9

Rosario Islands

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cartagena Harbour (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 15 minutes). Boarding to a lancha (collective motor boat – about 45 min navigation) for Baru Island. Located in Rosarios Island, Gente de Mar Hotel will welcome you for the day to enjoy the beautiful beach and many activities (in option) such as kayak, snorkeling… Crystalline water, wonderful fine sandy beach, the seabed with multicolor fishes promises you a nice relaxing day. Lunch at the restaurant in the hotel. Return to Cartagena by boat in the evening. Transfer from the pier to the hotel. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel (standard room) or Quadrifolio hotel (superior room) Read more

Cartagena
DAY 10

Cartagena - Bogota - Journey

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. Flight Cartagena – Bogota. International connexion flight. International return flight (not included)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Day 3
Location Coffee Region
Day 6
Location Medellin
Hotel Art Hotel
Day 7
Location Cartagena
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 in Bogota at Casa Deco hotel or La Opera hotel with breakfast.
  • 3 nights in Armenia at Bosque Del Saman hotel or Villa Nora Finca in half-board.
  • 1 night in Medellin in Art Hotel or NH Royal Medellin with breakfast.
  • 3 nights in Cartagena at Don Pedro de Heredia hotel or Quadrifolio hotel with breakfast.
  • Mentioned meals.
  • Mentioned ground transfers with Spanish speaking driver.
  • Mentioned visits and excursions with local Spanish speaking or English speaking guide depending on availability.

Package excludes

  • International flight.
  • National flights (About 120 USD for one national 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.

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