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Colombian Archeological Treasures

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Colombian Archeological Treasures

If you are passionated about the archeological history, this itinerary is for you! Let's visit and learn about precolombian art and history.

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

Casa Deco
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 Read more

Casa Deco
DAY 3

Bogota - San Agustin

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bogota airport and flight to Neiva early in the morning (1h flight). Transfer to San Agustin (private vehicle – 4/5h drive). On the way you will have a break to admire the breathtaking view on the Magdalena River. Free lunch on the way. You will arrive in the evening at your hotel in San Agustin and have a free time to know the surroundings of the hotel. Free diner and night at the hotel. Accommodation : Akawanka Lodge Read more

Akawanka Lodge
DAY 4

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

Akawanka Lodge
DAY 5

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

Akawanka Lodge
DAY 6

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

La Plazuela
DAY 7

Popayan - Cali

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cali (Private vehicle – 3/4h drive). Option : Stop by the village of Silvia. Visit of the market of Silvia (only on Tuesday) with your local guide. Every Tuesday, the Guambianos expose and sell traditional handcraft which transforms the market in a real meeting point and cultural discovery. Continuation to Cali. Free lunch. Installation at your hotel. This afternoon, you will visit Cali and salsa school with your local guide. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: San Antonio boutique hotel Read more

San Antonio Hotel Boutique
DAY 8

Cali - Cofee Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the coffee region in the early morning. (Private vehicle – 3/4h drive). You will have a break on the way to visit the Piechinche farm. This farm is a museum and the main sugar cane in the area. More than seeing a typical farm and a beautiful garden, you will learn the different way of treating sugar cane over the time. You will go on toward the coffee region and arrive at your hotel or hacienda. Free lunch. Diner and night at the hacienda. Accommodation: Hotel Bosque Del Saman Read more

Bosque Del Saman
DAY 9

Coffee Region

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 Read more

Bosque Del Saman
DAY 10

Coffee Region - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Armenia airport. Flight Armenia – Cartagena via Bogota. Transfer to your hotel in the historical city center. (Private vehicle – about 10 min). Free lunch. Free time to relax at the hotel and wait for the heats to go down to walk in the shade little streets. Free diner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa India Catalina Read more

Casa India Catalina
DAY 11

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: Casa India Catalina Read more

Casa india Catalina
DAY 12

Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day, lunch and dinner. 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 and night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa India Catalina

Casa India Catalina
DAY 13

Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer this morning to the port of Cartagena. You will take a boat to spend the day they in the island of the Rosario. Fees of 15 500 COP to pay at the port directly by the client. For the lunch, let’s try a fried fresh fish. Back to your hotel at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation: Casa India Catalina Read more

Casa india Catalina
DAY 14

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 Deco
Day 3
Location San Agustin
Day 6
Location Popayan
Hotel La Plazuela
Day 7
Location Cali
Day 8
Location Cali - Coffee Region
Day 10
Location Cartagena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel La Opera
Day 3
Location San Agustin
Day 6
Location La Plazuela
Hotel Popayan
Day 7
Location San Antonio Hotel Boutique
Hotel Cali
Day 8
Location Hacienda Villa Nora
Day 10
Location Quadrifolio
Hotel Cartagena

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if you need one)
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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