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Colombian Panorama

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  • 10 Days

Colombian Panorama

Discover Bogota, the capital and its cultural sites. Enjoy the green sceneries and the authentic villages of the Coffee Region and learn more about the coffee-making process. Then, visit Santa Marta and discover the Tayrona region before heading to Cartagena to learn more about its gastronomy and history.

Arrival

Welcome to Colombia! Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport. Transfer to your hotel in the Candelaria district and free time to enjoy at your own pace Colombia´s capital city where modern districts and historic center, urban architecture and green parks stand alongside. Welcome to Colombia! Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport. Transfer to your hotel in the Candelaria district and free time to enjoy at your own pace Colombia´s capital city where modern districts and historic center, urban architecture and green parks stand alongside. Read more

Bogota

Bogota City Tour

Full day to explore Colombia's capital city of Bogota : - Cerro de Monserrate is the 3152m peak flanking the city's east. Over there, you will enjoy a stunning view over the city and its surroundings. At the top, there is a white church, accessible by cable car or by funicular railway, it is a sanctuary for pilgrimages and particularly crowded on holy days. -The Candelaria district : Bogota's historical centre. You will be walking through its cobblestoned streets, you will discover colorful colonial mansions, splendid carved wooden balconies as well as churches built in baroque style. - The Gold museum displays one of the most dazzling collections in South America. It brings together around 34.000 pieces of goldsmith work, considered as the world´s largest pre-Colombian collection of its kind. Those artifacts come from different civilizations : Quimbayas, Taironas, Muiscas or Tolimas. - Botero Museum is dedicated to the most famous colombian artist, Fernando Botero. The Museum features both his works (around a hundred of drawings, paintings and sculptures) as well as his private collection with no less than 85 masterpieces of well known artists, such as Dali, Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Miro, etc. - Bolivar Square (Plaza Bolivar) surrounded by Bogota's greatest monuments, including the Town Hall, the Palace of Justice, Primatial Cathedral and the Congress Building. Note: walking tour in the Candelaria colonial center (3 to 4 hours walking in the city). Transportation is included for the visit of Monserrate.  Read more

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Local Market and Coffee Region

Half-day dedicated to the visit of La Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, which is an authentic, chaotic Colombian market where you are able to get exotic tastes and buy everything you need to cook a real "Bogotano" recipe. You continue towards the Chapinero district where you taste a starter from any part of the country. Then you will have your main course in a fusion restaurant located in Quinta Camacho district. Finally, you have a dessert in a restaurant which offers a lot of national pastries. A great way to discover flavors from all over Colombia! Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight. Domestic flight to Pereira (optional, contact us). Welcome to the « Coffee Triangle », including the departments of Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío, which together make up the heart of the Zona Cafetera, also called the Eje Cafetero. This area is famous for growing and producing the majority of the Colombian coffee, considered by some as the best coffee in the world. Transfer to your hotel in Salento. Read more

Bogota, Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley and Salento

Delve deep into this Colombia´s beautiful area. This day will be dedicated to the discovery of the scenic landscapes and small villages: - Hiking tour past the soaring wax-palm trees in lush Cocora Valley - Lunch break - Visit of Salento: panoramic tour, discovery of the local architecture, the houses made of bamboo and the colourful handicraft shops. At the end of day, you will be invited to play to "Tejo", a traditional Colombian game inherited from the Muisca Indigenous people. This game is a little peculiar: it contains explosives! Read more

Salento, Cocora Valley
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Filandia & coffee plantation

Day dedicated to the discovery of the typical landscapes of the coffee region: Departure for the surroundings of Filandia. This is an opportunity to learn more about the local agriculture of this beautiful region. You will visit a coffee farm which produces as well a lot of tropical fruits such as plantain bananas. Then you will go to a “trapiche” (sugar cane plantation farm) to see all the process of what we call here in Colombia “panela”. After a delicious lunch in one of the best restaurant of the village, you will visit the small and colorful village of Filandia, which has nothing to envy to its neighbor Salento. Finally, you will pass by a coffee cooperative to understand the local producers´ organization and the coffee trade. This very confidential visit will show you the process of coffee bags, whose seeds are carefully studied before being sold and roasted. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. Read more

Salento, Filandia
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City Tour Santa Marta

Transfer to Pereira airport for your domestic flight. Domestic flight to Santa Marta (optional, please contact us). Arrival at Santa Marta airport. For half a day, you enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city of Santa Marta: Bahia, historic center and its cathedral, San Francisco, Quinta San Pedro). Then you stop at the Hacienda San Pedro Alejandro which is a property dedicated to the famous South American liberator, Simon Bolivar. It is in this nice building that he spent his last days and died on the 17th of December 1830. Some of his personal belongings are displayed as well as a collection of portraits and sculptures created by famous artists (Alejandro Obregon, Edgar Negret). You will walk around the lovely botanical garden holds hummingbirds, iguana and parrots. Transfer between Santa Marta and the region of Tayrona Park. Read more

Coffee Region, Santa Marta,
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Cocoa Farm and beach time

Early in the morning, departure for the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta where you will visit a traditional cocoa farm. A hike in the jungle leads you to the little farm. The owner introduces you to the process of harvesting cocoa, until the making of chocolate. You have lunch at the farm. In the afternoon, you enjoy a walk on a beautiful tropical beach, only known by the local fishermen. Back in the middle of the afternoon. Note: 1 to 2 hours hiking, moderate level  Read more

Tayrona Region
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River Glinding

Departure for the Sierra Nevada. Tayronaka is a lost city of the Tayrona native people. Mythical city, it is precisely here that the movie Mission starring Robert de Niro was shot. With your guide, you retrace the history of this ancient civilization. After this short visit of the natural reserve, it is time to glide down the Don Diego river in a swimming ring! You will be able to watch howler monkeys and beautiful birds on the way. You have lunch, then take a lancha, a small boat that takes you down the river. The arrival in the ocean is spectacular! You enjoy some time on the beautiful wild beach. Note: about 30 minutes walk in the jungle; about 30 minutes tubing Departure for Cartagena de Indias, the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast. Note: 4 to 5 hour drive Read more

Tayrona Region, Cartagena
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Bazurto Market and Cartagena's historica

This morning, you will head to Bazurto market. Far from the walls of the "chic" colonial center of Cartagena, "the people's market", unaccustomed to tourists, will wrap you with its colors, flavors and Caribbean music. You will then participate to a cooking class where we will teach you the secrets of Colombian dishes that you can then taste.. The menu : empanadas o ceviche; coconut rice, fish, patacon and salad; dessert and natural juice. Duration: 5 hours Half day dedicated to the visit of the historic center and the main sites of Cartagena. With your guide you walk through the past and present of Cartagena by visiting the most beautiful monuments of the city such as the Clock Tower or Don Pedro de Heredia. During the visit you will notice the different influences that shaped Cartagena - Romanesque, Moorish, Colonial, Military, Arab, Spanish and North American. You will also discover the Palace of the Inquisition, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, and the San Pedro Claver sanctuary, formerly dedicated to Spanish priests and missionaries. Read more

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Farewell Colombia

Transfer to the Cartagena de Indias Airport for your international flight.

Cartagena

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bogota
Hotel Casa Deco
Day 3
Location Salento
Hotel Terasu
Day 6
Location Tayrona Region
Day 8
Location Cartagena

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Breakfasts: day 2 to 10
  • Lunch: days 3,4,5,7,8,9

Package excludes

  • Domestic airfare (optional)
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys, meals and transfers

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