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100% Colombia

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Nicolas Diaz

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100% Colombia

During 3 weeks, you will discover the most interesting spot in Colombia. Let's visit archeological site, colonial village and the coast.

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 (standard room) or La Opera (cat superior room)

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 (standard room) or La Opera (cat superior room) Read more

Bogota
DAY 3

Bogota - Villa de Leyva

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Villa de Leyva (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 4h). Stop at Zipaquira to visit the salt cathedral. (2h) Arriving at your hotel in Villa de Leyva. Free lunch. Walking guided tour to learn about the history and discover all the architectural treasures such as the Plaza Mayor, its cafés and handcrafts shops (English or Spanish speaking guide– about 2h). Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Villa de Leyva
DAY 4

Villa de Leyva

Breakfast at the hotel. You will leave in the early morning to visit the surroundings of Villa de Leyva (Private vehicle – local or English speaking guide depending on availability). You will discover de Muisca observatory, astronomical and pre-Colombian site and will visit the paleontological museum and its wonderful local fossils collection. You will also visit the convent Eche Omo which will teach you more about the evangelization process during the colonization period. Free lunch. After lunch you will leave for Raquira, handcraft village where you will have the opportunity to visit artists while they are working. Way back to Villa de Leyva. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Villa de Leyva
DAY 5

Villa de Leyva - Barichara

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Barichara. The road goes through the heart of the Colombian Andes and offers beautiful views on the mountains surroundings and the Chicamocha Canyon (About 4h - private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver). Arriving to Barichara and installation to your hotel. Free lunch. This afternoon you will go for a guided tour in the historical city center of Barichara, wonderful colonial village which conserved all its charm with its small streets and houses made of stones. During your visit you will discover several local handcraft shops. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Barichara
DAY 6

Barichara

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will walk through a paved path, former pre-colombian road in the small village of Guané. (English or Spanish speaking local guide). Way Back to Barichara by public bus. Free lunch and afternoon to wander in the streets of the colonial village and visit the craft shops. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Barichara
DAY 7

Barichara - Neiva

Breakfast at the the hotel. Transfer to Bucaramanga (About 4h - Private car – Spanish speaking drive) Flight Bucaramanga / Neiva via Bogota Transfert from the airport to your hotel. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accomodation : GHL

Neiva
DAY 8

Neiva - San Agustin

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning dedicated to the visit of Tatacoa desert. Transfert from the hotel to the desert (private car – 1h driving) : beautiful landscapes to see. It’s a nice walk to do in the morning. Back at the hotel and free lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to San Agustin (private car – 4/5hours driving). On the way, you can stop to enjoy the Magdalena river view. Arriving in your hotel. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accomodation : Akawanka Lodge Read more

San Agustin
DAY 9

San Agustin

Breakfast at the hotel. In the early morning you will leave for a guided tour (Spanish speaking local guide) in the archeological park of San Agustin with your local guide. The fascinating archeological park, with more than 300 gigantic statues (7_metres_high for some) and sacred tombs, is on the UNESCO world heritage list. We can visit El bosque, a small museum and the mesitas, in which are resting ancient accommodation places, tombs, gigantic statues (3h walk) Way back to San Agustin and Free lunch. In the afternoon, visit of El Tablon, La Chaquira and La Pelota riding horses. You will find sculpted divinities in the mountain surrounding the Magdalena River as well as colored polychrome statues. (Spanish speaking local guide) Back to the hotel by private vehicle. Free diner and night at the hotel. Accommodation: Akawanka Lodge Read more

San Agustin
DAY 10

San Agustin

Breakfast at the hotel. Your local guide will bring you for a wonderful day trip en jeep to discover the surroundings of San Agustin. (Spanish speaking local guide) You will like the exceptional natural site of Magdalena River and its canyons. You will go on your tour with the visit of the archeological museum of Obando. Free lunch on the way. After lunch, you will continue with the visit of a Panela factory and you will go to the archeological site of Alto de los Idolos to discover nice statues among which you will see the San Agustin biggest statue (more than 3 meters). You will finish the wonderful day with the impressive Mortiño cascade. Back to your hotel in San Agustin. Free diner and night at the hotel. Accommodation: Akawanka Lodge Read more

San Agustin
DAY 11

San Agustin - Popayan

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Popayán (Private vehicle – 4/5h drive). Installation at your hotel and free lunch. In the afternoon, visit of Popayan with your local guide. Popayan is considered as the Colombian religious capital with the highest number of church by inhabitants. Moreover, Popayan has well preserved its colonial architectures and traditions. Free diner. Accommodation: La Plazuela Read more

Popayan
DAY 12

Popayan - Coffee Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the coffee region in the early morning. (Private vehicle – 5h drive). Free lunch on the way. Diner and night at the hotel. Accomodation : Bosque Del Saman (Cat. Standard) ou Villa Nora (cat. Superior)

Coffee Region
DAY 13

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 hacienda. Diner and night at the hacienda. Accommodation: Hotel Bosque Del Saman (standard room) or Hacienda Villa Nora (Superior room) Read more

Coffee Region
DAY 14

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 farm. Accommodation: Hotel Bosque del Saman (cat standard room) or Hacienda Villa Nora (Superior room) Read more

Coffee Region
DAY 15

Coffee Region

Breakfast at the farm. 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 16

Medellin

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure from your hotel in Medellin towards El Peñol. There, you will see the impressive El Peñol Rock, which is surrounded by water (Entrance fee is not included). You will then visit Guatapé and walk along the port. Lunch (not included) in one of the restaurants at the Pier. Afterwards, you will walk through the small and traditional village streets such as "Calle de los enamorados", of Guatapé and Santa Fe de Antioquia. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Art Hotel (cat standard room) or NH Royal Medellin (cat superior room) Read more

Medelin
DAY 17

Medellin - Santa Marta

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 – Santa Marta (1hour flight) Transfer to your hotel close to the Tayrona parc (Private vehicle – about 1h). Free lunch and afternoon. Free diner and night at the hotel. Accomodation: Maloka Barlovento (Cat. Standard) or Ecohabs (Cat. Superior) Read more

Santa Marta
DAY 18

Tayrona national park

Breakfast at the hotel. A vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Tayrona Park (Private vehicle – about 15mn) You will enjoy dream beaches, walking through the jungles, the way to Cabo San Juan, little caban at the top of the rocks. You remember the garden of Eden what was Tayrona Park with your local guide. Free lunch and afternoon. Free diner and night at the hotel. Accomodation: Maloka Barlovento (Cat. Standard) or Ecohabs (Cat. Superior) Read more

Santa Marta
DAY 19

Santa Marta - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cartagena (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 5h). Free lunch. Free dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel (standard room) or Quadrifolio hotel (superior room)

Cartagena
DAY 20

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. 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 21

Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning and lunch to relax at the hotel or enjoy a walk in the city 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”. (Spanish speaking guide) Back to your hotel. Free dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel (standard room) or Quadrifolio hotel (superior room) Read more

Cartagena
DAY 22

Cartagena - Bogota - Journey home

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight Cartagena – Bogota. International return flight (not included)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel Casa Déco
Day 3
Location Villa de Leyva
Hotel Casa Terra
Day 5
Location Barichara
Hotel Casa Oniri
Day 7
Location Neiva
Hotel GHL
Day 8
Location San Agustin
Hotel Akawanka
Day 11
Location Popayan
Hotel La Plazuela
Day 12
Location Coffee Region
Day 15
Location Medellin
Hotel Art Hotel
Day 17
Location Santa Marta
Day 19
Location Cartagena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel La Opéra
Day 3
Location Villa de Leyva
Hotel Casa Terra
Day 5
Location Barichara
Hotel Casa Oniri
Day 7
Location Neiva
Hotel GHL Neiva
Day 8
Location San Agustin
Hotel Akawanka
Day 11
Location Popayan
Hotel La Plazuela
Day 12
Location Coffee Region
Hotel Villa Nora
Day 15
Location Medellin
Day 17
Location Tayrona National Park
Hotel Ecohabs
Day 19
Location Cartagena
Hotel Quadrifolio

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 2 nights in Bogota at Casa Deco hotel or La Opera hotel with breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Villa de Leyva at Casa Terra hotel with breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Barichara at Casa Oniri hotel with breakfast.
  • 1 night in Neiva at GHL hotel with breakfast.
  • 3 nights in San Agustin at Akawanka hotel with breakfast.
  • 1 night in Popayan at La Plazuela hotel with breakfast.
  • 3 nights in Armenia at Bosque Del Saman hotel or Villa Nora Finca in half-board.
  • 2 nights in Medellin in Art Hotel or NH Royal Medellin with breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Santa Marta at Maloka Barlovento in half-board or Ecohabs 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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