Colombia Highlights
Tayrona  
Bogota  
Fortress at Cartagena  
Wax Palm Tree in the Coffee Region  
 
 
13 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2755
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Colombia Highlights

Colombia

This 13-day itinerary is an excellent introduction to some of Colombia's most spectactular colonial towns, cultural gems and natural beauty. Starting in Colombia's capital, Bogota, you can explore the old and new districts, and then head to the highlands of the coffee region, home to some of the world's best-loved coffee beans. Take a flight to Colombia's Caribbean coast where you can relax on the tropical beaches of Tayrona National Park, lapped by crystal clear waters, before heading off to explore Colombia's colonial highlight, Cartagena. 


Day 1
Day 1
Bogota
Fly direct from London to Bogota, staying for 2 nights in this modern and vibrant city still awash with Colombian cultural delights.
Accommodation: B.O.G Hotel
     
Day 2
Day 2
Bogota
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the historic district of Bogota, La Candelaria. Here you will see many old Spanish colonial properties with secluded gardens. During this tour you will stop off at the Plaza de Bolviar where a statue of Simon Bolivar, the liberator, is situated. In the plaza there is also a cathedral which is made on the remains of the first church in Bogota dating back to 1539. Another place to see here is the Capilla del Sagrario which boasts great architecture and is home to some art work by Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos. Afterwards, you will visit the Museo Botero which houses pieces of art by Fernando Botero as well as, Picasso, Renoir, Monet, Dali and Matisse. The Museo del Oro, opened in 1939, will also be visited which is home to 32, 000 pieces of gold and many stones and ceramics. The last stop will be at the Santuario de Montserrate, accessible by cable car and boasting incredible views back over the city.
Day 3
Villa de Leyva
Drive via the underground salt cathedral at Zipaquira to the pretty town of Villa de Leyva, staying at the Posada de San Antonio. On your journey to the hotel you will stop off to see the largest cross created from salt in the world and a mirror of water! Overnight in the colonial town of Villa de Leyva at the Posada San Antonio.
Day 4
Day 4
Coffee Region
Return to Bogota, stopping off at Fossil, Infiernito and the Convento Ecce Homo and afterwards fly to Pereira for a three night stay in Colombia's coffee triangle at Casa de Huespedes Sazagua.
Accommodation: Casa de Huéspedes Sazagua
           
Day 5
Coffee Region
You will start the day by visiting the coffee plantations which are a UNESCO site. Along the way you will visit Hacienda Venecia to see first-hand the production process including; the harvest and drying. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy yourself.
Day 6
Coffee Region
Free day in the coffee region to relax or take an optional excursion to Los Nevados national park.
Day 7
Cartagena
Fly to Cartagena via Bogota and stay 3 nights in Colombia's jewel in the crown. Enjoy the fascinating sights and sounds within Cartagena's old town walls, including a city tour
Accommodation: Ananda Hotel Boutique
         
Day 8
Day 8
Cartagena
Today you will start by visiting the Monasterio and Iglesia de la Popa from where you can enjoy great views of the city, port and sea. Afterwards, you will visit the San Felipe fortress on San Lazaro hill which was created in honour of the poet from the city, Don Luis Carlos Lopez. To end the day, you will visit the handicraft district, Bovedas, which was once used as a prison. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 9
Cartagena
Free day or perhaps take an optional tour to the Rosario Islands which is highly recommended.
Day 10
Day 10
Cartagena - Tayrona National Park
Land transfer to Santa Marta and on to Tayrona National Park for 3 nights at Tayrona Eco Habs.
Accommodation: The Eco Habs
       
Days 11 - 12
Tayrona National Park
Enjoy the crystal clear waters and white beaches, all with a tropical forest backdrop. Day at leisure to relax on the beach or go on excursions; snorkelling, riding or walks.
Day 13
Santa Marta - UK
Fly to Bogota and continue by overnight flight direct to London.

Pricing Information & Dates

13 day tour, from £2755 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
per person sharing, including international flights and breakfast throughout

Tour Route Map

  1.   Bogota
  2.   The Coffee Region
  3.   Cartagena
  4.   Tayrona National Park
  5.   Bogota

Accommodation on this Tour

Ananda Hotel Boutique
Ananda Hotel Boutique
Cartagena , Colombia
Ananda Hotel Boutique The Ananda is ideally situated in the centre of Cartagena’s historic district and lives up to its name, which means ‘a state of bliss’ in Sanskrit. Surrounded......
         
B.O.G Hotel
B.O.G Hotel
Bogota, Colombia
B.O.G Hotel B.O.G hotel opened in early 2012 and is right in the heart of the bustling northern district of the city, surrounded by the capital’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife. Designed......
     
Casa de Huéspedes Sazagua
Casa de Huéspedes Sazagua
The Coffee Region, Colombia
Casa de Huéspedes Sazagua Situated just one kilometre outside Pereira in the Coffee Region, this boutique hotel was once an old coffee plantation house. It has nine luxurious rooms, decorated with......
           
The Eco Habs
The Eco Habs
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
The Eco Habs Our favourite place to stay in the Tayrona National Park is the Eco Habs. These rustic cabins are constructed using natural materials in the style of the houses inhabited by the local......
       

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