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Colonial Colombia

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Colonial Colombia

11 days trip to visit colonial colombia

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 dinner. 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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco Read more

Casa Deco
DAY 3

Bogota

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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Casa Terra
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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Casa Terra
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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Casa Terra
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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Casa Terra Read more

Casa Terra
DAY 7

Barichara - Mesa de Los Sant

Breakfast at the hotel. You will leave this morning to Mesa de Los Santos (Private vehicle – Spanish Speaking driver – about 3h) and stop at the Hacienda el Roble for a coffee tour, and learn all the making process from the harvesting to the cup (Local Spanish speaking guide). Lunch, dinner and night at the hotel. Accommodation: Hacienda El Roble Read more

Hacienda El Roble
DAY 8

Barichara - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. You will leave in the morning to Bucaramanga airport. (Private vehicle – Spanish Speaking driver – about 1h). Free lunch. Flight Bucaramanga – Cartagena. Transfer and installation to your hotel. Free time to wander in the small streets of the historical city center. Free dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel Read more

Don Pedro de Heredia
DAY 9

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. This afternoon 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) Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel Read more

Don Pedro De Heredia
DAY 10

Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Free Morning and lunch. 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 dinner. Night at the hotel. Accommodation: Don Pedro de Heredia Hotel

Don Pedro de Heredia
DAY 11

Cartagena - Bogota

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 Villa De Leyva
Hotel Casa Terra
Day 5
Location Barichara
Hotel Casa Oniri
Day 7
Location Hacienda El Roble
Hotel Mesa De Los Santos
Day 8
Location Cartagena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel La Opera
Day 3
Location Villa De Leyva
Hotel Casa Terra
Day 5
Location Barichara
Hotel Casa Oniri
Day 7
Location Mesa De Los Santos
Hotel Hacienda El Roble
Day 8
Location Cartagena
Hotel Quadrifolio

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)
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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