Enigmatic Amazon jungle, soaring Andean summits, cryptic archaeological ruins, unspoiled Caribbean coast, and cobbled colonial communities - Colombia boasts all of South America's allure and more.
If this is your first time in Colombia, prepare yourself: you're about to fall in love. Colombia's charming colonial cities, its gorgeous beaches, and archaeological ruins, jungle walks, and high altitude mountain treks will leave you breathless. Take a 12 days long Colombia tour with a friendly local guide and discover the absolute best this stunning nation has to offer.
Wander through the historical and cacophonous tunnels of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena
Spend three nights at the Castillo Ines Maria Hotel Boutique, the only castle that has been converted into a hotel in Cartagena
Learn to detect the subtle aromas and diverse flavors of Colombia’s celebrated coffees cultivated in the Quindío Coffee Region
Traverse the collection of plant life and radiant butterfly wings that decorate the Botanical Gardens in Quindio
Discover the marvelous gilded figures and handcrafted works of precious metal in the Gold Museum for insight into the pre-Spanish Colombia
Stroll along the charming streets of colonial towns surrounded by the stunning countryside near Cocora Valley
Experience the renaissance of community and culture in Medellin while visiting Botero Plaza, decorated with statues donated by the famous artist
Venture to the shores of Lake Guatavita, a source of the legend of El Dorado and the home to the chieftain’s crowning ceremony
Indulge in the rich combinations of Colombian chocolate during a private class to teach you the history of the bean and proper cooking techniques
Enjoy the panorama of Medellin’s vibrant and artistic streets from the cable car metro soaring over the city’s rooftops
(Day 1): Bogota – Arrive in Colombia’s Captivating and Bustling Capital City
(Day 2): Bogota – Explore Bogota’s Historical Streets and Cultural Museums
(Day 3): Bogota – Enjoy a Full Day Excursion to Lake Guatavita’s Mystic Scenery
(Day 4): Armenia – Travel to Armenia, the Capital of the Quindío Coffee Region
(Day 5): Armenia – Relish Cocora Valley and Visit Colonial Finlandia and Salento
(Day 6): Armenia – Delight in a Full Day Coffee Tour and Botanical Garden Excursion
(Day 7): Medellin – Transfer to the Revitalized and Welcoming City of Medellin
(Day 8): Medellin – Traverse the Streets, Art, and Cable Cars During a Guided Tour
(Day 9): Cartagena – Fly to the East Coast City of Cartagena for an Introductory Tour
(Day 10): Cartagena – Stroll along San Felipe Castle and La Popa Convent
(Day 11): Cartagena –Enjoy the City and its Surroundings at your Preferred Pace
(Day 12): Cartagena – Depart for Home
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Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Salento, Cocora Valley, Armenia, Filandia
The youthful atmosphere of contemporary Colombia rises from the streets through the incredible artwork and stories that show an emerging social awareness of the country’s diverse cultures and unique traditions. Updated for 2018, this 12-day Colombia tour will encompass the hidden treasures of Bogota and the community-centric paradigms of Medellin. Traverse the countryside known for its lush landscape and coffee plantations, and then bask in the sunlight of the Caribbean Coast dotted with a mixture of historical structures and luxury high-rises for a true introduction to the contrasting images of Colombia. Your adventure will begin with your arrival in Bogota, the bustling capital of the country. Get escorted to your hotel located near the cobbled streets of the historical district. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure to settle into the charms of the exciting city.
Wake the next day and venture along the cobblestone streets of La Candelaria and into the museum complex of Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica before leading to the top of Monserrate for a view of the city. The next day, step outside of Bogota to enjoy the enticing scenery of Lake Guatavita while absorbing insight into the majestic legends of El Dorado. Leave Bogota behind the following day and fly into the countryside at El Eden Airport in Armenia. Travel deep into the Quindío region to visit the colonial town of Finlandia, and then wander through the Cocora Valley on an adventurous excursion before relaxing in the colonial streets of Salento.
The next day, enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation to learn about the cultivation of the well-loved coffee bean. Visit the gorgeous Botanical Gardens of Quindío to see the butterfly house and enjoy a coffee tasting and learn about the subtle differences of the region. Fly the next day from Armenia to Medellin, Colombia’s second-largest city. Get escorted from Jose Maria Cordova International Airport to your hotel near the business center of the city. Enjoy an engaging tour of the city to learn about its tumultuous past and the community focused efforts that brought art and culture back to the streets before traversing the cable car metro for a visit to Botero Plaza.
Travel next to Cartagena for a journey through the historical cobblestone streets in Old Town, where the Spanish first settled after arriving on the eastern seaboard.
Next day, prepare yourself to wander through the remarkable complex of Castillo San Felipe, along with the unique convent of La Popa. The next morning and afternoon are yours to relax or discover, taking your time to enjoy the pleasures of Cartagena. Venture to Playa Blanca, located on the Rosario Archipelago, or traverse the numerous museums in Old Town for a deeper understanding of the city’s rich history. Conclude as you get yourself escorted to Rafael Nunez International Airport for your flight home.
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