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Luxury - Colonial Colombia and Seaside

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Luxury - Colonial Colombia and Seaside

You will star with the Colonial part in Colombia and at the end you will enjoy some beautiful beaches.

DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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. Read more

DAY 3

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. Read more

DAY 4

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. Read more

DAY 5

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. Read more

DAY 6

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. Read more

DAY 7

DAY 7 (Barichara – Mesa De Los Santos)

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. Read more

DAY 8

Day 8 (Bucaramanga – Santa Marta)

Breakfast at the hotel. A vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Bucaramanga airport. (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 2h). Flight Bucaramaga – Santa Marta via Bogota (4 hours flight) Transfer to your hotel in the Tayrona parc (Private vehicle – about 1h). Free lunch and afternoon. Free diner and night at the hotel. Read more

DAY 9

Day 9 (Parc Tayrona)

Breakfast at the hotel. 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. Free diner and night at the hotel.

DAY 10

Day 10 (Parc Tayrona - Cartagena)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cartagena (Private vehicle – Spanish speaking driver – about 5h). Free 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”. (Spanish speaking guide) Back to your hotel. Free dinner. Night at the hotel. Read more

DAY 11

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. Read more

DAY 12

DAY 12 (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 diner. Night at the hotel.

DAY 13

DAY 13 (Cartagena – Mucura Island)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cartagena pier (Private vehicle - 10 minutes’ drive). Transfer Cartagena – Mucura Island by boat (about 2h navigation). 15.500 pesos / person for harbor taxes (Can only be paid by the customer once there). Arriving at Punta Faro hotel. With crystal clear water and white sandy beaches, you will feel like in paradise of the Caribbean cost. Traditional and charming, the best quality of facilities and services, you are in the perfect place to relax and disconnect from the rest of the world! Lunch at the Hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach or doing some activities offered by the hotel: snorkeling, kayak, scuba diving, tour to a nearby island, ecological walk… Dinner and night at the hotel. Read more

DAY 14

DAY 14 (Mucura Island)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free days on Mucura Island to enjoy the paradisiacal environment and many optional activities on the spot. Lunch, dinner and night at the hotel.

DAY 15

DAY 15 (Mucura Island - Cartagena)

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Free time at the hotel in the early morning. Transfer Mucura Island – Cartagena by boat (about 2h navigation). Arriving to Cartagena Pier, transfer to your hotel in the historical city center. (Private vehicle – about 10 min). Free lunch, diner and time. Night at the hotel. Read more

DAY 16

Day 16 (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
Day 3
Location Villa de Leyva
Day 5
Location Barichara
Day 7
Location Barichara
Day 8
Location Parc Tayrona
Day 10
Location Carthagene
Day 13
Location Mucura Island
Day 15
Location Carthagene

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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