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Colombia Authentic Pacific Coast

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Colombia Authentic Pacific Coast

Experience the authentic Colombia during your trip to Bogotá, San Agustin, Popayan, the Coffee Region, Medellín and Cartagena. Get to know the heart of Colombia - Bogotá, the capital, walk through the magnificent Tatacoa Desert, stroll back in history in San Agustín Archaelogical Park, enjoy magnificent landscapes, take a walk around the historic city Popayan, find out how the best coffee in the world is produced and discover metropolitan Medellín.

DAY 1

Bogotá

Arrival at the International airport of Bogotá, meet your English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. 2 nights in Bogota including breakfast.

La Candelaria 2 nights
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DAY 2

Bogotá

After our first nutritious breakfast with eggs, bread, fruits and juice we meet our guide to start to discover the Colombian capital city. The tour starts with a trip in a funicular railway or cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill offering a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards we walk through the old town La Candelaria with its colonial architecture and visit the main square Plaza Bolivar the government buildings. Finally we discover the famous Gold Museum, which houses the world greatest collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold crafts. The tour ends, with a visit to Paloquemao an authentic market place, where we will see and can taste all the typical fruits and learn everything about vegetables and other food products of the region. Read more

La Candelaria 2 nights
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DAY 3

Bogotá - Neiva

Every Sunday some of the main streets of Bogotá are closed from 07AM to 02PM for the active Bogotans, that will like to bike in the Colombian Capital. We will participate for some hours on the Ciclovía going by bike from the center to the north getting to know parts of the modern north of Bogotá and Usaquén another beautiful colonial quarter. In the early afternoon, transfer to the airport and flight to Neiva. Upon arrival transfer to the Tatacoa desert, the heat of the day is now gone and we will enjoy the sunset in the desert. Transfer to our Hotel in Neiva. 1 Night including breakfast. Read more

Tatacoa Desert 1 night
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DAY 4

Neiva - San Agustín

We begin a 4-5 hour overland trip on the road that follows the Magdalena River, to San Agustín. It is here, some of the most significant archaeological relics in South America have been found. On arrival, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we we visit the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which is formed by the “Mesitas” and the “Fuente Ceremonial de Lavapatas”. We end the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum. Read more

San Agustín 2 nights
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DAY 5

San Agustín

After breakfast we will head to the famous strait of the Río Magdalena. Here, the longest river of Colombia narrows and is just 2 meters wide. In the afternoon we continue to the nearby village of Isnos to see the Parque Arqueológico (archeological park) where at the Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de las Piedras we will find some of the most impressive tombs and statues in the country. Read more

San Agustín 2 nights
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DAY 6

San Agustín - Popayan

We continue our Journey from San Agustin to Popayan (4-5 hours), crossing the beautiful Puracé National Natural Park. We will observe some more Colombian landscapes as the andenean cloud forest and the Paramos. Arrival in Popayan, also known as the white City. In the afternoon walking tour through Popayan. 1 Night including breakfast. Read more

Popayan 1 night
DAY 7

Popayan - Coffee Region

Transfer from Popayan to the Coffee Region with a short stop in Buga, where the famous Basilica del Señor de los Milagros is located. Further transfer to Armenia in the heart of the Coffee Region. 2 Nights at a Coffee Hacienda.

Hacienda in Coffee Region 2
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DAY 8

Coffee Region

After breakfast we visit the farm right next to the Hotel and learn everything about the Colombian Highland Coffee in a technical and practical introduction to the coffee cultivation and production process of the Hacienda. In the afternoon we visit the botanical garden and the butterfly rising.

Hacienda in Coffee Region 2
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DAY 9

Cocora Valley & Salento

Today we visit Valle de Cocora: With breathtaking landscapes, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia. Here one will find the impressive “Palma de Cera”, the official Colombian national tree and one of the tallest species of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, we visit Salento, a picturesque village with artisanal and crafts shops. Read more

Hacienda in Coffee Region 3
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DAY 10

Coffee Region - Medellín

In the morning time to relax at the Hacienda, afterwards transfer to Medellín (about 5 hours). Arrival the City of eternal spring, where we will spend 2 Nights at a Hotel in the modern part El Poblado.

El Poblado 2 nights
DAY 11

Medellín

After breakfast we discover Medellín, a city which stands for the Change in Colombia, like no other place. Once being a city know for many problems, Medellín recognizes itself nowadays for its friendly people, good weather and its projects of social inclusion, like the Metrocable. The tour starts in the heart of the center by exploring the San Antonio Park, Plaza de San Ignacio, the traditional Avenida La Playa and the Sculpture Park, which contains more than 20 sculptures, donated by Maestro Fernando Botero, a son of Antioquia and Colombia’s best-known artist. We finish the tour with a trip by Metro and by Cable Car to the Biblioteca de España. Read more

El Poblado 2 nights
DAY 12

Medellín - Cartagena

Today we leave the andenean region of Colombia and fly directly to Cartagena at the Caribbean Coast. Arrival at Cartagena de Indias and transfer to our Hotel located at the Old City. Today Cartagena is Colombia’s fifth largest city, has the best preserved colonial architecture in the country and is one of the most famous vacation resorts - it was declared a World Heritage by the UNSECO in 1984. In the evening we take a first walk through the beautiful Old City of Cartagena. We spend 3 Nights in Cartagena. Read more

Old City 3 nights
DAY 13

Cartagena

After breakfast transfer to the convent of La Popa (the highest point of the city) and the Castillo de San Felipe, an immense fort filled with history and mysteries hidden in its stonewalled tunnels. Leaving the castle, we visit the monument of Zapatos Viejos, the “Old Shoes”. In the afternoon time at leisure. Read more

DAY 14

Cartagena

Breakfast and day at leisure. Opportunity to take an optional half-day tour to La Boquilla, a fisherman’s village about 30 minutes by car from Cartagena, where travelers will be taken by natives in dugout canoes through the mangrove labyrinths of the swamps close by to the village. Or by Boat together with other tourists to one of the Rosario Islands to enjoy the white sanded beaches and the cristal water of the Caribbean. (optional tours, not included) Read more

DAY 15

Nuquí

Transfer to the airport and flight vía Medellín to Nuquí at the Pacific Coast. Arrival in Nuquí, welcome by English speaking local guide and transfer by boat together with other tourists to El Cantil (http://www.elcantil.com/). 3 Nights with Fullboard included and different excursions are being offered and included in the price: An excursion to thermal bath (El Cantil Option), and another excursion to a hidden waterfall inside the tropical forest or a hike through the jungle to see the poisonous frogs. Read more

3 nights
DAY 16

Wildlife Adventures

Go Whale watching (only July-October), to a thermal bath, to a hidden waterfall inside the tropical forest or hike through the jungle to see the poisonous frogs.

DAY 17

Jungle Fever

Go Whale watching (only July-October), to a thermal bath, to a hidden waterfall inside the tropical forest or hike through the jungle to see the poisonous frogs.

DAY 18

Nuqui - Bogotá

Transfer by boat to the airport and flight vía Medellín to Bogotá. Arrival and transfer to our Hotel Casa Deco. 1 Night including breakfast.

La Candelaria 1 night
DAY 19

Bogotá - flight home

Transfer to the airport and flight home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogotá
Day 3
Location Neiva
Day 4
Location San Agustín
Day 6
Location Popayan
Day 7
Location Coffee Zone
Day 10
Location Medellín
Day 12
Location Cartagena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogotá
Hotel Hotel Opera
Day 3
Location Neiva
Day 4
Location San Agustín
Day 6
Location Popayan
Day 7
Location Coffee Zone
Day 10
Location Medellín
Hotel Hotel Diez
Day 12
Location Cartagena

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All transfers and transportation in good, well-equipped vehicles: automobiles, vans and buses
  • Overnight in the hotels mentioned or similar including breakfasts (partly American breakfast, partly buffet)
  • Bilingual local travel guides
  • All other services mentioned in the program: walks, excursions and meals
  • Entrance tickets
  • High interest information material
  • Domestic flights: Bogotá – Neiva / Medellín – Cartagena - Nuqui - Bogotá
  • Lodging in Nuqui at Hotel El Cantil including full board, boat transfers and excursions as mentioned together with
  • other tourists
  • During whale watching season, 2 boat excursions for whale watching

Package excludes

  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Services not mentioned in the program

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  • -Tour starts with a minimum of 2 participants

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