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  • Walking down the historic cobblestone streets in the La Candelaria neighbourhood of downtown Bogota.
  • Exploring lush valleys and coffee plantations with the towering peaks of the Andes in the background.
  • Sunbathing on white sands edged by turquoise waters and backed by mangroves in the Rosario Islands!

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Our Offer:

10-Night Tour

Day 1: Bogotá

Day 2: Bogotá

Day 3: Bogotá - Pereira - Salento

Day 4: Salento - Cocora Valley - Salento

Day 5: Salento - Cocora Valley - Salento

Day 6: Salento - Pereira - Cartagena

Day 7: Cartagena - Rosario Islands

Day 8: Rosario Islands

Day 9: Rosario Islands

Day 10: Rosario Islands - Cartagena

Day 11: Cartagena

Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Bogotá

Arrival in Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport, 2,640 metres above sea level.

 

Transfer to your hotel in La Candelaria. End of the day free to enjoy the Colombian capital at your leisure. Explore the mix of modern neighbourhoods, the historic centre, urban architecture and green parks.

 

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


Includes: private transport, room and breakfast.

 

DAY 2: BOGOTA

Optional Half-Day Bogotá Excursion: 

You may wish to choose the optional half-day foodie visit to Bogotá (see details in 'Your Optional Excursions').

Option includes: entrance(s) mentioned in the itinerary, (private) excursion, lunch (excluding drinks), private transport, English-speaking guide.

 

Visit to Bogotá's historical and cultural centre:

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

 

La Candelaria district, the historical and cultural centre of Bogotá, which has preserved an authentic atmosphere. Along the cobbled streets, discover colourful facades, beautiful carved wooden balconies and baroque churches.


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


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


Note 2: the order and content of the activities are given as an indication, depending on the day of the week (Gold Museum closed on Monday).

 

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

 

Includes: Room and breakfast.

 

DAY 3: BOGOTA - PEREIRA - SALENTO

Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight.
Note: approximately 30 minutes drive. Domestic flight to Pereira.

 

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


Free afternoon in Salento, a traditional Antioquian village (the oldest in Quindío), known for some oft the best examples of Bahareque architecture in the coffee region. You'll see example of the architecture and traditional bamboo constructions (guadua) inspired by pre-Columbian traditions. From the Mirador, enjoy a panoramic view of the Cocora Valley with the impressive peaks of the Western Cordillera in the background.


Overnight at Gran Azul hotel in a Standard Room.

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

 

Included: departure transfer, domestic flight, arrival transfer, room and breakfast.

 

Day 4: Salento - Cocora Valley - Salento

Day for exploring villages and landscapes in the coffee region. On the itinerary: a tour in a Willys vehicle in the heart of the verdant valley of Cocora before hiking among the wax palms, the national tree of Colombia. With a bit of luck, you'll see hummingbirds during the ride!

 

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

 

Lunch break in a traditional hacienda. Visit a Colombian coffee plantation, the production of which can be as complex and sophisticated as that of wine. Walk among the coffee plants, and learn about the harvesting and roasting processes, before tasting the
drink produced on site. The day ends with a visit to the village of Salento.

 

Overnight at the Gran Azul hotel in a Standard Room.

 

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

 

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

 

DAY 5: SALENTO - COCORA VALLEY - SALENTO

Optional Santa Rita Cascade Hike:

You may wish to choose the optional hike to Santa Rita Cascade (see details under 'Your Optional Excursions').

Option includes:  entrance(s) mentioned in the program, private transport, English-speaking guide.

 

Free afternoon in the coffee region. Enjoy the sweetness of this beautiful region by touring the alleys of Salento, discovering local specialities, or even embarking on a short hike in the nearby mountains.

 

Overnight at the Gran Azul hotel in a Standard Room.

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

 

Includes: room and breakfast.

 

DAY 6: SALENTO - PEREIRA - CARTAGENA

Transfer to Pereira airport for your domestic flight. Domestic flight to Cartagena de Indias, on the Caribbean coast. Transfer to your hotel in the historical centre. Participate in an hour-long private Salsa lesson!


Night at the Casa Pizarro hotel in a Deluxe Room.


Included: departure transfer, domestic flight, arrival transfer, entrance(s) to the site(s) mentioned in the itinerary, room and breakfast.

 

Day 7: Cartagena - Rosario Islands

Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena. Transfer by shared boat from Cartagena to your hotel in the Rosario Islands.
Note: departure around 8:30 am.

 

Settle in to your hotel on one of the twenty islands and islets of the national park. Relax and swim at leisure!
Note: upon arrival at the port of Cartagena, you will have to pay the port tax (22 000 COP to date).

 

Night at the San Pedro de Majagua hotel in a Junior Suite.

Included: private transport, room and breakfast, boat ticket.

 

DAY 8: ROSARIO ISLANDS

Stay in the heart of the Rosario Islands. In this gorgeous setting, bordered by white sands, swim in the crystal clear waters, walk through the mangroves, and explore under the sea!


Night at the San Pedro de Majagua hotel in a Junior Suite.


Included: room and breakfast.

 

DAY 9: ROSARIO ISLANDS

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


Night at the San Pedro de Majagua hotel in a Junior Suite.


Included: room and breakfast.

 

DAY 10: ROSARIO ISLAND - CARTAGENA

At the end of the morning, return to Cartagena de Indias by boat. Transfer by shared boat from your hotel to the port of Cartagena.
Note: departure from the hotel around 3:00 pm, variable according to weather conditions.

 

Transfer between the port of Cartagena de Indias and your hotel.
In the afternoon, a stone's throw from the walls and the chic of the colonial centre, leave for an adventure through the streets of the bohemian district of Getsemani to discover the food cooked in the
'local' way, beloved by the city's inhabitants.

 

Whether you're looking for a snack or something more substantial, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! Sampling the food is one of the best ways to get an insight into life daily life and the culture of the locals here. On the itinerary: tasting of tropical fruits, arepas, buñelos, chicharrones, lemonada and other cocadas.

Note: about 2 hours.


Night at the Casa Pizarro hotel in a Deluxe Room.

Included: boat ticket, private transport, English-speaking guide, room and breakfast.

 

DAY 11: CARTAGENA

Half-day dedicated to the visit of the historic centre and the main sites of Cartagena. Many suggest that the best way to discover the past and the present of Cartagena is on foot, by visiting the most beautiful monuments in the city, such as the Clock Tower or Don Pedro de Heredia. You'll notice different influences - Romanesque, Moorish, colonial, military, Arab, Spanish and North American - that shaped Cartagena.

 

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.

 

Transfer to Cartagena de Indias airport for your international flight.


Included: entrance(s) site(s) mentioned in the in itinerary, excursion (private), English-speaking guide, departure transfer.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll be accommodated in Standard Rooms in the following hotels (or similar):

 

  • Bogotá: Casa Deco Boutique Hotel (or similar)
  • Salento: Grand Azul EcoResort (or similar)
  • Cartagena: Casa Pazarro Boutique Hotel (or similar; pictured) 
  • Roasario Archipelago: San Pedro de Majagua Hotel (or similar)

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay. Lunch (excl. drinks) is included on Day 4.

Your Optional Excursions

Optional Bogata Excursion on Day 2 & Cascade Santa Rita Hike on Day 5

Your Optional Excursions

Day 2: Bogata Excursion:

Half-day dedicated to a foodie visit of Bogota. Start at the Paloquemao market, where you'll taste exotic flavours and shop for the Bogotanos' favourite dish. Continue towards the Chapinero district with the Misia restaurant where you taste starters from several regions of the country.

Continue towards Abasto Restaurant, in the Quinta Camacho neighbourhood with its 19th century architecture. In this fusion restaurant, try a main course with products from all over Colombia.

 

Afterwards, have dessert at the restaurant La Herencia with a wide variety of national pastries.

 

Included: entrance(s) mentioned in the program, excursion (private), lunch (excluding drinks), private transport, English-speaking guide

 

Day 5: Santa Rita Cascade Hike

Departure by jeep to Boquia, where you start the hike. You'll be struck by the exuberant landscape of the Quindio Canyon and Cerro Morrogacho which reveals the entrance of the Colombian Andean forest.

 

Finally, come to the beautiful waterfall known as Santa Rita. This place was once inhabited by the spectacled bear.

 

Note: 4 to 5 hours walking round trip.

 

Included: entrance(s) mentioned in the program, private transport, English-speaking guide

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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:

Tour transport and inter-hotel transfers are included as per your itinerary. 

Your Destination

Colombia

Located in the north of Latin America, Colombia's spectacular landscapes extend to the magnificent Andes, gorgeous beaches, vast plains, and of course, the Amazon rainforest.

 

And Latin American culture is just as diverse: dynamic towns and colonial-era cities spell a kaleidoscope of colour. From the alleys of vibrant Bogotá to the historic jewel of Cartagena, there's always more to explore!

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 may be payable locally.

  • Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking/confirmation of travel. In case of unavailability, a hotel of equivalent quality will be proposed.
  • The categories of the hotels (number of stars) correspond to a classification established by us following regular inspections of each establishment. This is not contractual.
  • Rates only valid for foreign tourists.
  • Please note: Some hotels have pricing policies based on occupancy rates, and the tour operator will first need to ensure that their preferential rates apply.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in hotels as per itinerary (or similar)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on Day 4
  • Private salsa lesson
  • Guides, entry and activities included as per itinerary
  • 24-hour assistance during stay
  • Shared boat transfer from Cartagena to the hotel in the Rosario Islands
  • Domestic flights
  • Private transport (vehicle with driver, fuel, road taxes, parking, accommodation and meals for the latter if necessary)

 

Price doesn't include:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Any other meals not specified under 'price includes'
  • Drinks at meals
  • Any other services not specifically mentioned under '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

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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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