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  • Immerse yourself in the colourful and unique world of Colombia, a complete trip full of visits and special discoveries.
  • Stay in 5 * hotels carefully selected for your convenience.
  • Discover the secrets of one of the best coffees in the world in this group circuit and with an English-speaking guide.

Your Destination

The land of the El Dorado is undoubtedly a beautiful synthesis of South America: beautiful landscapes of the Andes, colonial cities rich in history, remarkable memories of pre-Columbian cultures, the picturesque coffee region and a friendly and proud population of its ancestral traditions.

We take you on a tour to the end of the world in a country often ignored by tourists, Colombia. The fourth Latin American country, this original destination will allow you to combine discovery and relaxation.

Take in the colourful alleys of Bogota, its houses with colonial architecture and coffee plantations through the Spanish stronghold of Cartagena.

Our Offer

7 nights: 
2 nights in Bogotá
2 nights in Armenia (Coffee Zone)
3 nights in Cartagena 


9 nights:
 
2 nights in Bogotá
2 nights in Armenia (Coffee Zone)
2 nights in Medellín
3 nights in Cartagena 


11 nights:
  
2 nights in Bogotá
2 nights in Armenia (coffee zone)
2 nights in Medellín
3 nights in Cartagena
2 nights in Santa Marta

7-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Bogotá
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel. Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 2: Bogotá
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, departure from the hotel for a  panoramic view and walking tour of the historic center of Bogotá, which shows its visitors colonial and republican buildings. Entrance to the National Bank of Colombia museum that houses the botero museum. Next, you will visit  
the Plaza Bolívar, where you can admire the "Palacio de San Carlos", the "Casa de Nariño", the residence of the President of Colombia, the "Catedral Primada", the National Capitol and the Lievano Palace. The tour ends with a visit to the gold museum. In this museum, you will appreciate the work of pre-Columbian goldsmiths.
Back to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel. 

Optional tour:  Recommended visit to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
Day 3: Bogotá - Cafetera Region (internal flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the domestic flight to the city of Armenia. Arrival in the city of Armenia, reception and transfer to the selected hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4: Salento and Valle de Cocora
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, departure to the Cocora valley. On the way, you can appreciate the beautiful landscape of this place full of small mountains with a lot of different types of trees. Upon arrival in the Valley, you will taste a traditional cocktail (Canelazo) and an ecological Cocora guide will welcome you. In addition, you will walk through the cloud forest and enjoy the biodiversity of this place. On the way back, you will take the path of the "Bipalma de Cera", the largest palm tree in the world. During the time in this place, you will learn about the aborigines who worshipped this palm. In addition, you will have the possibility of planting the seedlings of the palm tree. Time for lunch (not included).

Finally, visit Salento, one of the most beautiful small towns in the region, where you will visit the Plaza Bolivar and you will recognize this picturesque town full of craft workshops. 
Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5: Coffee Region / Cartagena de Indias  (internal flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Cartagena de Indias. Arrival in the city of Cartagena, reception and transfer in private service to the selected hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6: Cartagena de Indias
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning for personal activities. In the afternoon, at the indicated time, departure from the hotel lobby to make a city tour of Cartagena. The tour of the city will begin with a panoramic view of the main neighborhoods of the city: Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga, until you reach the Castillo de San Felipe, where you will visit one of the most important constructions of military engineering at the time of the colony. After the visit to the castle, you will have a short walk through the walled city of Cartagena, where you can imagine living in the times of the Colony in a book by Gabriel García Márquez. Entrance to the church of San Pedro Claver. Free time to visit the walled city. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 7: Cartagena de Indias
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities or to enjoy a recommended trip to the Rosario Islands (optional activity)Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 8: Cartagena de Indias / UK
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight back home.

9-Night Itinerary

Same as the itinerary for 7 nights until day 5.

Day 5: Coffee Region / Medellín (internal flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Medellin. Arrival, assistance at the airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. In the afternoon, panoramic tour of the city For the most interesting sites: the Lleras Park, the Poblado Park and the Golden Mile, a brief walk through the sculpture park of Maestro Botero and time for photographs. 

Continue the panoramic tour admiring the Metropolitan Cathedral, reaching the northern area to descend between the park of Deseos and the botanical garden to enter the public transport system of the metro to Acevedo station, to take the metrocable and take a tour of this new urban mobilization cable car to Santo Domingo station. 
Return showing the location of the Pies Descalzos park, the smart building of the EPM, the Plaza Mayor until arriving at Pueblito Paisa, a small replica of the Antioquia culture with a 360 degree view of the city, a walk and time to visit several souvenir shops.
Day 6: Medellín
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to do personal activities or to enjoy the recommended visit to Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé (optional activity, consult rate). Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 7: Medellín / Cartagena de Indias (internal flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take a flight to the next destination. Arrival in the city of Cartagena, reception and transfer in private service to the selected hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8: Cartagena de Indias
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning for personal activities. In the afternoon, at the indicated time, departure from the hotel lobby to make a city tour of Cartagena. The tour of the city will begin with a panoramic view of the main neighbourhoods of the city: Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga, until you reach the Castillo de San Felipe, where you will visit one of the most important constructions of military engineering at the time of the colony. 

After the visit to the castle, you will have a short walk through the walled city of Cartagena, where you can imagine living in the times of the Colony in a book by Gabriel García Márquez. Entrance to the church of San Pedro Claver. Free time to visit the walled city. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 9: Cartagena de Indias
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities or to enjoy a recommended trip to the Rosario Islands  (optional activity)Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 10: Cartagena de Indias / Spain 
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight back home.

11-Night Itinerary

Same as the itinerary for 9 nights until day 9.

Day 10: Cartagena de Indias - Santa Marta
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer at the agreed time from Cartagena to Santa Marta in private service. In the afternoon, visit to the "Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino", former colonial farm where Simón Bolívar spent his last days. In this place you can also find the "Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art". Visiting the city center, you will have the opportunity to see the "Casa de la Aduana", where the Tayrona Gold Museum is currently located. The Cathedral of Santa Marta will be our last place in the old city. Accommodation at the hotel. 
Includes: Shared transportation, tour guide and entrance to the "Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino". 
Frequency: Monday to Sunday, at 2:00 p.m.
Day 12: Santa Marta
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities or to enjoy the recommended visit of the Tayrona National Natural Park (optional activity, see the rate). Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 13: Santa Marta - Cartagena / UK
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the return flight.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation with this offer.

7 nights:
2 nights in Bogotá:  Estelar Suites Jones, or similar
2 nights in Coffee Zone: Hacienda Combia by Sercotel, or similar
3 nights in Cartagena:  Barlovento, or similar

9 nights:
2 nights in Bogotá:  Estelar Suites Jones, or similar
2 nights in Coffee Zone:  Hacienda Combia by Sercotel, or similar
2 nights in Medellín: Poblado Alejandria Hotel, or similar
3 nights in Cartagena: 
 Barlovento, or similar

11 nights:
2 nights in Bogotá:  Estelar Suites Jones, or similar
2 nights in Coffee Zone:  Hacienda Combia by Sercotel, or similar
2 nights in Medellín:  Poblado Alejandria Hotel, or similar
3 nights in Cartagena: 
 Barlovento, or similar
2 nights in Santa Marta: AC Marriot, or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Excursions

Optional Excursions

You may choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process. 

Tour to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira (Bogotá)
Leaving through the north of the city, you will visit a part of the Sabana de Bogotá, where its rural and urban landscapes show images that are only possible in the tropics. Upon reaching the municipality of Zipaquirá, enter the Cathedral of Salt, a Catholic religious temple that is conditioned in tunnels that are no longer exploited from a salt mine. At the end of the visit to the cathedral, there will be a short panoramic tour to learn about the colonial and republican architecture that the town of Zipaquirá conserves. 

- Includes: Transportation in private service, professional tourist guide according to the chosen language and entrance to the salt cathedral. 
- Duration: 4 hours approx. 
- Departures: 09:00 or 14: 00h.
Café Inspiración (Coffee Zone)
Café Inspiración is an authentic immersion experience in the coffee world that allows tourists to "feel nature through the coffee experience". It is the new way of relating to nature, coffee and space. It is an authentic coffee experience, which is composed during the tour of seven stations articulated through coffee plantations that allow to know the natural elements that nourish the productive chain of coffee, the preparation and tasting of a personalized coffee cup. 

- Includes: private transportation, orientation and environmental interpretation, coffee process, assistance by expert staff of the hacienda, experience, hydration and refreshments. 
- Duration: 4 hours approx.
- Departures: 09:00 or 14: 00h.
Tour around the Isla del Encanto (Cartagena)
In the morning, transfer from the hotel to the pier on your own, to embark on a shared service boat to the National Natural Park of the Rosario Islands. During the navigation, appreciate the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, where the fortifications of San Fernando and San José are located (the trip by boat from Cartagena to the island or vice versa is approximately 1 hour). Time to enjoy the beach and typical lunch included. At the agreed time, return by boat to Cartagena de Indias. 

- Includes: Transportation by speedboat from the pier, typical lunch menu consisting of a main course, dessert and a non-alcoholic drink, and chairs for the beach. 
- Duration: 8 hours approx. 
- Departure: 8:00 am. 
Rumba in Chiva in shared service (Cartagena)
Panoramic night tour in a "Chiva", typical colourful bus, through the modern neighbourhoods of Castillogrande, Laguito, Bocagrande and the historic centre. Live music, entertainer and an open bar of national liquors on board, tasting of fried cartageneros in the historic centre. Later, we moved to a nightclub in the city for 1 hour. Back to the hotel. 

- Includes: Transportation in shared service, guide-entertainer in English, live music, tasting of national liquors (inside the vehicle), tasting typical fried food and entrance to a nightclub in the area. 
- Duration: 3 hours approx. 
- Departures: 20: 00h. Hotels in Bocagrande and Laguito. The guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby to go up to the chiva.
Visit to Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé (Medellín) 
Departure on the highway to Marinilla, a colonial city known for the development of musical instruments. During the trip to the area of the reservoirs, you can see a landscape of green meadows and mountains. Arrival at the municipality of Peñol, one of the main energy producers of the country with a reservoir built on the old town, which was flooded to make way for this beautiful work of engineering. Afterwards, visit the Piedra de El Peñol, a monolith with a height of 220 meters and 724 steps, climb to the rock until you reach the viewpoint to see a 360-degree panorama. Time to enjoy a typical lunch.
Next, visit the city of Guatapé to appreciate its picturesque houses whose baseboards on the walls represent the local culture, navigating the reservoir for about an hour. Return to Medellín. 

- Includes: Transportation in private service, professional tourist guide in the selected language, ascent to Piedra del Peñol, shared boat tour according to availability and typical lunch (main course and drink). 
- Duration: 8 hours approx. 
- Departures: 09: 00h.
Medellín, example of transformation (Medellín)
On this tour, visit three places in the history of Medellin in the 80s: the Monaco building, the Mystic Rose Virgin and the Montesacro gardens cemetery. The historical content during this first part of the tour will emphasize the social problems generated by the Medellín cartel in the 80s and early 90s. Continue the journey to Comuna 13, a place that marked the social transformation of the city, Walk through this popular district with its narrow streets decorated with graffiti and located in the upper part of the city from where you can see a spectacular panorama. Going up electric stairs, in this place you will enjoy a small gastronomic experience. Finally, head to the city center to visit the Plaza San Antonio.

- Includes: Transportation in private service and professional tourist guide in the selected language. 
- Duration: 4 hours approx. 
- Departures: 09:00 or 2:00 pm
Tayrona National Park Tour (Santa Marta)
Transfer from the hotel to one of the entrance points to the Tayrona National Park. After passing control of the ticket office, start an ecological hike through trails in the middle of the rainforest to reach the area of "Arrecifes", where its strong waves make it an ideal place for lovers of exuberant landscapes. From there, we walk to "La Piscinita", a beautiful natural rock formation that reduces the wave in the sector; this makes it a great place to enjoy a good swim. 

- Includes: Shared land transport, entrance to the park and English-speaking tourist guide. 
- Does not include: Typical lunch. 
- Frequency: Monday to Sunday at 08: 30h. 
- Required information: names and surnames, number of documents (cedula opasaportes), dates of birth, nationality.
Aquarium and Playa Blanca tour in shared service (Santa Marta)
Departure from the dock "El Rodadero" on boats, enjoying the landscape of "Gaira" Bay and "La Sierra". Next, we visited the aquarium and the "Museum of the Sea", where we observed some marine species in the region and the dolphin show. We continue our journey to Playa Blanca, which owes its name to its white sand. Located 20 minutes by boat from "El Rodadero", an ideal place to enjoy a day with beach, sun and sand, as well as a variety of delicious seafood dishes. Enjoy a delicious fried fish with rice with coconut and bananas, and then take a refreshing swim in the sea of crystal clear waters. 

Includes: Sea transport in shared service, English-speaking tourism guide and entrance to the aquarium. - Does not include: Typical lunch. - Recommendations: sunscreen, light clothes, swimsuit, sunglasses, beach towel, hat and wet shoes. - Frequency: from Monday to Sunday at 09: 00h.

Your Journey

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: Transfers are included as per itinerary.

Weather

Jan
min : 7°C max : 16°C
Feb
min : 8°C max : 17°C
Mar
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Apr
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May
min : 14°C max : 23°C
Jun
min : 18°C max : 27°C
Jul
min : 21°C max : 29°C
Aug
min : 21°C max : 29°C
Sep
min : 19°C max : 27°C
Oct
min : 15°C max : 24°C
Nov
min : 10°C max : 19°C
Dec
min : 8°C max : 16°C

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In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels in bed and breakfast regime
  • Private guided circuit
  • Panoramic tour in Bogotá in private service
  • Tour to the Cocora Valley and Salento in private service
  • City tour shared in Cartagena
  • Only for circuits of 9 nights: panoramic visit in Medellín
  • Only for circuits of 11 nights: panoramic visit in Medellín and city tour shared in Santa Marta
  • Local guide during
  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport in private service
  • Domestic flights included
  • Departure international city flight / Bogotá - Cartagena / departure city

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

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.

Important Information

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.

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