Private Tour of Colombia & its Caribbean Coast - Bogota - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • An incredible private tour to the most vibrant and beautiful cities, landscapes and islands of Colombia!
  • The tour in Cocora Valley where you can hike among the country’s national trees and a visit to a coffee plantation where you see how coffee is harvested and roasted.
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Your Itinerary In Brief

Colombia is a diverse country, bursting with vibrant cities, a range of climates, picturesque landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and astonishing wildlife. On this 10-night tour, you will venture to three emblematic cities: Bogotá, Salento and Cartagena. You will also have the opportunity to stop in the Archipelago of the Rosario, one of the 56 natural parks of Colombia and where you can admire its dazzling azure waters.

 

Day 1 - 2: Bogota
Day 3: Bogota - Pereira - Salento
Day 4 - 5: Salento - Cocora Valley - Salento
Day 6: Pereira - Cartagena
Day 7: Cartagena - Getsemaní - Cartagena
Day 8: Cartagena - Archipelago of the Rosary
Day 9 - 10: Rosario Archipelago
Day 11: Rosario Archipelago - Cartagena

Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Bogota

Welcome to Colombia! 

Arrival at the international airport, El Dorado de Bogota, at 2,640 metres above sea level.

 

Transfer to your hotel in the Candelaria district. You will have the rest of the day to enjoy the capital, at your leisure. This buzzing city blends modern neighbourhoods, historical centres, urban architecture and green parks, making it a perfect place to sightsee and explore.

 

Overnight stay at the Casa Deco Hotel in the Candelaria district in a Junior Suite.

Included: private transportation, room & breakfast

 

DAY 2: BOGOTA

Optional (with a fee and can be added at the next stage of the booking process): Delight in a half-day dedicated to discovering the delicious flavours of Bogota. Go on a tour of the city, starting with the Paloquemao market, where you will taste exotic flavours and make the necessary purchases to make the favourite dish of the "Bogotanos". You then continue in the direction of the Chapinero neighbourhood and stop at the Misia Restaurant, where you will taste appetizers from several regions of the country. Next, continue towards the Abasto restaurant, in the Quinta Camacho neighbourhood with an architecture from the XIX Century. In this restaurant of fusion cuisine, you will discover a main course made with products from all over Colombia. You will then have dessert at La Herencia Restaurant, offering a wide variety of national pastries.

 

Visit the historical and cultural centre of Bogota (included):

- The Gold Museum, one of the most dazzling on the continent. Nearly 34,000 pieces of gold are on display, the most important collection of pre-Hispanic silverware in the world, which honours the Quimbaya, Taironas, Muiscas and Tolimas civilizations.

- The Candelaria district, the historical and cultural centre of Bogota, which has preserved its colonial and authentic atmosphere; along the cobblestone streets, you will discover colourful facades, beautiful carved wooden balconies and baroque churches.

- The Plaza Bolivar with its imposing buildings: city hall, Palace of Justice, cathedral, National Congress...

 

Note 1: the visit of the Candelaria is done on foot (3 to 4 hours walk in the city).

Note 2: the order of the activities are given as an indication according to the day of the week (Gold Museum closed on Monday).

 

Stay overnight at the Casa Deco hotel in the Candelaria district in a Junior Suite room.

Included: entrance(s) to site(s) mentioned in the program, excursion (private), lunch (excluding drinks), private transportation, English-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: Bogota - Pereira - Salento

You will be transferred to the Bogota airport for your domestic flight to Pereira. Once you land, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

 

Welcome to the "coffee triangle" (composed of three departments: Quindío, Risaralda and Caldas). It is here, in the Andean highlands of western Colombia, that almost 10% of the world's coffee is grown at altitudes ranging from 800 to 1,800 metres.

 

Overnight stay at the hotel Gran Azul in a Standard Room.

 

Please note: the hotel is a 15-minute walk from the village of Salento. You can also ask the reception to reserve a jeep for you.

Included: transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

 

DAY 4: SALENTO - COCORA VALLEY - SALENTO

Day dedicated to the discovery of the villages and typical landscapes of the coffee region.

On the program, a tour of Willy in the heart of the green Cocora Valley before a hike among the wax palms, the national tree of Colombia. With a little luck you may see hummingbirds during the walk!

 

Note: the hike lasts about 2 hours. If you wish, you can do the shorter version (15-minute walk).

 

Lunch break in a typical hacienda. You will then visit a Colombian coffee plantation, whose production can be just as complex and sophisticated as that of wine. There, you will walk among the coffee trees, be introduced to the harvesting and roasting processes, before tasting the beverage produced on site.

 

The day ends with a visit to the village of Salento: panoramic tour, discovery of the local architecture and the typical bamboo constructions (guadua).

 

Overnight at the hotel Gran Azul in Standard Room.

Note: The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the village of Salento.

You can also ask the reception to reserve a jeep for you.

 

Included: excursion (private), lunch (excluding drinks), private transportation, English-speaking guide, room & breakfast.

Day 5: Salento – Cocora-Tal – Salento

Optional and with extra charge: Departure by jeep to Boquia, where you can hike the beautiful mountains. You will be struck by the exuberant landscape of the Quindio Canyon and Cerro Morrogacho which reveals itself to the entrance of the Colombian Andean forest. You will also encounter a beautiful waterfall known as Santa Rita.

Note: 4 to 5 hours of walking round trip.

 

Free afternoon in Salento, a traditional Antiquarian village (the oldest in Quindío), known for having some of the best examples of Bahá'í architecture in the Café zone. Here, you will be able to discover the architecture and the typical constructions made of bamboo (guadua) inspired by pre-Columbian traditions.

 

From the Mirador you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Cocora Valley with the impressive peaks of the Cordillera Occidental in the background.

 

Overnight stay at the hotel Gran Azul in a Standard Room.

 

Note: The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the village of Salento. You can also ask the reception to reserve a jeep for you.

Included: entrance(s) mentioned in the program, private transportation, English-speaking guide, room & breakfast.

 

DAY 6: PEREIRA - CARTAGENA

Transfer to the Pereira airport for your domestic flight to Cartagena de Indias.

You will be greeted in Cartagena de Indias, on the Caribbean coast and then, transferred to your hotel in the historical centre.

 

You will participate in a private Salsa class to dance for an hour to the Latin rhythms, which have a big reputation of Colombia!

 

Overnight stay at the hotel Casa Pizarro in a Deluxe Room.

Included: transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, entrance(s) mentioned in the program, room & breakfast.

Day 7: Cartagena – Getsemani – Cartagena

Half-day tour of the historic centre and main sites of Cartagena. On foot, we will discover 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 - Romanesque, Moorish, colonial, military, Arab, Spanish and North American - that have shaped Cartagena.

 

You will also discover the Palace of the Inquisition, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, or the San Pedro Claver sanctuary, formerly dedicated to Spanish priests and missionaries.

 

In the afternoon, just a stone's throw from the walls and the chic of the colonial centre, you'll go on an adventure through the streets of the Bohemian Getsemani neighbourhood to discover the "local" way of eating that true Cartageneros love.

 

Whether you're looking for a snack or something more substantial, a healthy appetizer or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer it all! One of the best ways to get a glimpse of the daily life and culture of the local people. The tour will allow you a more personal contact with the "authentic Cartagena", with the street vendors filling your bellies with their delicacies and warming your hearts with their hospitality!

 

On the program: tasting of tropical fruits, arepas, buñelos, chicharrones, limonada and other cocadas...

 

Note: about 2 hours. 

 

Overnight stay at the hotel Casa Pizarro in a Deluxe Room.

Included: entrance(s) to site(s) mentioned in the program, excursion (private), English-speaking guide, room & breakfast. Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena.

 

DAY 8: CARTAGENA - ARCHIPELAGO OF THE ROSARY

Take a boat to the Rosario Archipelago. Settle in at your hotel on one of the twenty islands and islets of the national park.

 

Relaxation and swimming will be on the program(if you wish).

 

Note: upon arrival at the port of Cartagena, you will have to pay the port tax (22 000 COP - price may vary).

 

Overnight at the hotel San Pedro de Majagua in a Suite.

Transfer by a shared boat from Cartagena to your hotel in the Rosario archipelago.

Note: departure around 8:30 am

Included: private transportation, room & breakfast, boat ticket.

 

DAY 9: ROSARIO ARCHIPELAGO

Stay in the heart of the Rosary Islands. In this coral decor, bordered by white sand, everything invites you to escape: swimming in the crystal clear waters, discovering the mangrove, lazing around and relaxing, exploring the seabed...

 

Overnight at the hotel San Pedro de Majagua in Suite.

Included: room & breakfast

 

DAY 10: ROSARIO ARCHIPELAGO

Stay in the heart of the Rosary Islands. Enjoy the hotel's beaches for absolute relaxation. Want to go on an adventure? You can explore the mangrove and the surrounding islets by kayak!

 

Overnight stay at the hotel San Pedro de Majagua in Suite.

Included: room & breakfast

 

DAY 11: ROSARIO ARCHIPELAGO - CARTAGENA

In the late morning, return to Cartagena de Indias by a shared boat.

Note: departure from the hotel around 3:00 pm, variable according to the weather conditions.

Transfer from your hotel to the port of Cartagena.

Included: boat ticket, private transportation.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

During your tour, you will stay in Standard Rooms at carefully selected hotels.

 

In Bogota: Casa Negro (or similar)

In Salento: Gran Azul (or similar)

In Cartagena de Indias: Casa Pizarro (or similar)

In the Archipelago of the Rosary: San Pedro de Majagua (or similar)

 

In case of unavailability of these hotels, you will be accommodated in hotels of similar category.

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay (there is no guarantee of breakfast if you leave the hotel too early).

Your Optional Excursions

Half-Day Food Experience Visit in Bogotá

Your Optional Excursions

You will begin the day at the Paloquemao market, where you will taste the delicious local flavours and purchase the necessary ingredients to make the popular "Bogotanos". 

 

Continue in the direction of the Chapinero district and stop at the Misia Restaurant, where you will taste different appetizers from several regions of the country. Next, make your way towards the Abasto Restaurant, in the Quinta Camacho neighbourhood. In this restaurant of fusion cuisine, you will discover a main course made from products from all over Colombia. You will then have dessert at the restaurant La Herencia, offering a wide variety of national pastries.

Jeep Ride to Boquia

Your Optional Excursions

You will be struck by the exuberant landscape of the Quindio Canyon and Cerro Morrogacho, a beautiful entrance to the Colombian Andean forest. Finally, you will visit a superb waterfall known under the name of Santa Rita.

Your Journey to Colombia

Flights:

You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

 

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers:

Return airport transfers are included for all offers.

 

For inbound transfer arrangements, please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which will be payable locally.

The price of the tour includes:

  • Assistance from our team 24-hours a day during the stay
  • Private transportation (vehicle with driver, petrol, road taxes, parking, accommodation and meals if necessary)
  • All breakfasts (no guarantee to have breakfast if you leave the hotel early in the morning)
  • Lunches and dinners mentioned in the "included" of each day
  • Nights in the mentioned establishments or equivalent
  • Guides, entrance fees and activities included in the "included" of each day

 

The price of the tour does not include:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses, tips
  • Local tax to be paid on site
  • Insurance (optional)
  • Filing fees
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the program

 

Please note that the order of the activities can be modified without changing the interest of the program.

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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