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Colombia Journey

Discover Colombia a corner of South America that's once again becoming a must-see destination. Spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medelln, indulge in the Caribbean beauty of Tayronas lush jungle and perfectly pristine beaches, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historical Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.

Latin America

Duration: 12 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155227
Starts: Bogota, Colombia Finishes: Bogota, Colombia
You will visit
  • Bogotá
  • Bogotá

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Bogotá

Modern Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis.

If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city.

Additional Notes:
We recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

02

Day 2: Bogotá/Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)

Catch a flight to Armenia where we Immerse ourselves into coffee culture staying two nights at a traditional Hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun, and shade.

Included Activities:
Coffee Immersion
Hacienda Stay

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento and hiking the Cocora valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.

Included Activities:
Salento and Cocora Valley Excursion
Hacienda Stay

04

Day 4: Armenia/Medellín (1B)

Experience all that Medellín has to offer with free time this evening and tomorrow.

Included Activities:
Medellin Community Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Medellín (1B)

Enjoy time to explore this historic city. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping.

06

Day 6: Medellín/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1D)

Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the national park or into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito.

08

Day 8: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena (1B)

Drive to tropical Cartagena and experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

09

Day 9: Cartagena (1B)

Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city that were inspiration for Colombia's most famous author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner; Gabriel García Márquez. Relax in the afternoon before we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by 2 local dancers.

Included Activities:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Old City walk
Salsa Dance Class

10

Day 10: Cartagena (1B)

Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches.

11

Day 11: Cartagena/Bogotá (1B)

Fly back to Bogotá with free time for optionals including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

12

Day 12: Bogotá (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
We recommend booking additional post-trip accommodation if you want more time to explore the city.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Stay at a traditional hacienda with coffee tour and tasting
    • Excursion to Salento and Cocora Valley
    • Medellín community walk
    • Santa Marta orientation tour
    • Admission and hike in Tayrona National Park
    • Gabriel García Márquez Old City walk
    • Salsa dance class
    • Internal flights
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (9 nts), hacienda/farm (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Bus, van, jeep, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spend two days in Colombian coffee heaven at a traditional hacienda
  • Learn the basics of salsa with a private lesson from two local dancers
  • Discover another side of Medellin with a visit to Comuna 13
  • Explore the lush jungle and white-sand beaches of Tayrona National Park
  • Wander the cobblestone streets of historic Cartagena