7 or 9-Night Tour of Colombia - Cartagena - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Admiring the splendid colonial buildings of Cartagena, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hiking through a lush landscape of wax palms and plantations in the tropical greenery of the Cocora Valley.
  • Extending the tour with a beach break in Baru, a dreamy paradise by the sea.

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Your Itinerary in Brief

Welcome to Colombia, where the sweeping southern landscapes of the Andes meet the lush tropics of the Caribbean in the north. Discover rich biological diversity, unique urban and rural culture, and colourful cities that boast beautiful colonial architecture. This 7-night tour crosses the highlights of the country, with an optional 2-night beach extension on the palm-lined Baru peninsula.

 

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Bogota

Day 2: Bogota

Day 3: Bogota - Pereira

Day 4: Salento - Cocora Valley - Filandia

Day 5: Salento - Pereira - Cartagena

Days 6 & 7: Cartagena

Day 8: Cartagena - Bogota - departure

 

2-night beach extension:

Days 1 - 7: Same as 7-night tour

Day 8: Cartagena - Baru

Day 9: Baru Peninsula

Day 10: Baru - Cartagena - Bogota - departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bogota

Touchdown in Bogota, ready for a lush adventure to the best of Colombia. Enjoy the ease of assistance at the airport and a transfer to your hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Casa Deco 3*.

DAY 2: BOGOTA

Enjoy a whole day with an informative English-speaking guide. Take a cable car up to Cerro Monserrate, situated at an altitude of 3150m, and discover the basilica Santa María de la Cruz de Monserrate, built in 1650, and its panoramic views over the valley and the city. Visit the historic district of Candelaria and Bolivar Square where the National Capitol, the Palace of Justice, the Bogotá City Hall, the Primada Cathedral, and the Sagrario Chapel are located. Admire the neo-classical façade of the Colon theatre, the splendid church of Santa Clara, and the Archbishop's Palace.

After lunch, stop by the gold museum and marvel at the largest collection of gold coins from the Amerindian era. End the day with a visit to the Botero Foundation, home to 85 paintings by the greatest impressionist masters. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Casa Deco 3*.

DAY 3: BOGOTA - PEREIRA

Take a private transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight to Pereira, where you will check in to your next hotel. Relax in the pleasant climate of Salento, an eco-tourism hub home to traditional paisa architecture and sublime painted wooden facades. Take the afternoon to explore as you please. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Salento Real*.

DAY 4: SALENTO - COCORA VALLEY - FILANDIA - SALENTO

Take a chunky Willys jeep to the entrance of the Cocora Valley, ready for an easy hike of about 3 hours. Walk through a landscape of verdant green hills and wax palms, which are the national emblem of Colombia and can reach up to 60m high! In the afternoon, see coffee production at a finca, as a local guide explains the art of making the best coffee in the world and you sample the coffee produced on site. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Salento Real*.

Day 5: Salento - Pereira - Cartagena

Take a private transfer to Pereira Airport to catch a flight to Cartagena, where you can settle in to your next hotel. Cartagena de Indias, the colonial jewel of the Colombian Caribbean coast, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and it's easy to see why. The buildings recall the splendour of the colonial era, with their superb carved wooden balconies, and grand doors that open onto sumptuous patios. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Casa India Catalina 3*.

DAY 6 & 7: CARTAGENA

Take the next couple of days to explore as you please, or choose an optional tour of Cartagena (not included). Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Casa India Catalina 3*.

DAY 8: CARTAGENA - BOGOTA

Take a private transfer back to Cartagena airport for your flight to Bogota, and connecting flight back home. Aviana Flight 9757 Cartagena 17:16 > Bogota 18:44. Breakfast included.

Beach Extension to Baru

DAY 8: CARTAGENA - BARU PENINSULA

Leave your hotel in Cartagena and head to the Cartagena pier at 8.15am, ready for an 8.30am departure to the Barú peninsula. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a long, lazy afternoon relaxing on the beach. Please note: the motorboats are a shared service, with a maximum of 27 passengers. Breakfast included. Overnight at Aura by Sport Baru 3*. 

DAY 9: BARU PENINSULA

Enjoy a free day to pass the time as you please, whether it's kayaking, snorkelling, playing ping-pong or simply stretching out on the beach. Breakfast included. Overnight at Aura by Sport Baru 3*. 

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

Transfer from Baru back to Cartagena port by shared motorboat (3:30pm), and then take a private transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bogota, and then your international journey home. Avianca flight 9757 Cartagena 17:16 > Bogota 18:44. Breakfast included.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable Standard Rooms in thoughtfully chosen 3* hotels. 

 
Your hotels during the tour: 

 

Bogota: Casa Deco 3* (or similar)

Salento: Salento Real 3* (or similar)

- Cartagena: Casa India Catalina 3* (or similar)

 

Beach extension:

- Baru: Aura by Sport Baru 3* (or similar)

  

Hygiene and safety measures :  

Throughout your tour, your establishments are committed to respecting the sanitary measures in force to ensure your safety and well-being.   

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay. 

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival. 

Your Optional Excursions

Guided Tour of Cartagena

Your Optional Excursions

Visit Cartagena, one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. The tour begins with a transfer from the city centre to the convent of La Popa, for beautiful views over the whole city. Continue to the largest fortress built by the Spanish in South America, the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas. Enjoy free time for lunch before returning to the city centre to see the Torre del Reloj, the official entrance to the walled city. Admire the statue of Don Pedro de Heredia, the conquistador and founder of Cartagena (1533). Learn the history of Cartagena and its roots embedded in legend and piracy. 

Your Optional Services

English Guide Supplement in Axe du Cafe

Your Optional Services

Enjoy an informative tour in your native language with an English-speaking guide.  

Your Journey to Bogota

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.

Your Destinations

Your Destination

Welcome to Cartagena, a stunning port city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Founded in the 16th century, the old walled city is located by the sea and is characterised by its squares, cobbled streets and colourful colonial buildings.

 

The city enjoys a tropical climate and is therefore an ideal destination for beach activities. By boat, you can go to the Baru Peninsula with its white sand beaches and palm trees, or to the Rosary Islands to explore their coral reefs.

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 a city tax which is payable locally - please see on site.

English-speaking emergency number: (+57) 301 788 8699

Spanish-speaking emergency number: (+57) 320 4885022

The price includes :

Accommodation as per the itinerary
Board as per the itinerary 
Excursions, entrance fees to sites and guides mentioned in the itinerary
Road transfers in private transport
Domestic flight Bogota / Pereira
Domestic flight Pereira / Cartagena
Assistance available 24 hours a day
Standard Room at the Aura Baru 3* hotel during the extension
Breakfast during the extension
Return transport by sea during the extension

 

The price does not include :

International flights
Extras, tips and personal expenses
Drinks during the whole stay
Anything not included in the itinerary
Entrance fees to tourist sites, except in Bogota and Cartagena
Travel insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in 'price includes'

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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