Enchanting Colombia: Bogota, Coffee Country, and The Caribbean

Enchanting Colombia: Bogota, Coffee Country, and The Caribbean

9 days /
8 nights

Price: $2,111 / person

Based on 2 people All Pricing Info
Destinations
BOGOTA, PEREIRA, CARTAGENA

Colombia, a thrilling destination, awaits eager travelers with open arms. In the 21st century, this vibrant country has emerged as one of the most exciting South American gems. Get ready for unforgettable experiences, from the buzzing nightlife of Bogotá and Medellín to the idyllic beaches of Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean coast and Utría on the Pacific side. Delve into history as you explore the remarkably preserved colonial town of Cartagena and uncover the secrets of La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s very own lost ancient city hidden in the jungle. Immerse yourself in the lush coffee regions, hike scenic trails, embark on boat trips, indulge in scuba diving, and discover paradise islands dotting the Caribbean Sea. As you journey through this enchanting land, you’ll be embraced by the warmth and friendliness of the locals. Get ready for a Colombian adventure like no other.

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Itinerary

DAY;

1

International Flight to Colombia - Arrival in Bogota

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey as you board your international flight to Colombia. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders that await you in this vibrant land. Upon arrival at El Dorado International Airport, be greeted by a knowledgeable bilingual guide who will accompany you throughout your adventure. Enjoy a comfortable transfer in a private vehicle to Hotel de la Opera, where you will be welcomed with warmth and hospitality. Relax and rejuvenate as you settle into your comfortable accommodations. Included: Bilingual guide, private vehicle, driver, and water.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel de La Opera or similar

Meals B

DAY;

2

Bogota Exploration - La Candelaria Historic Neighborhood & Gold Museum

Bogota Half-day walking tour of the La Candelaria Historic Neighbourhood with Visit to the Gold Museum Step into the heart of Bogota and discover the captivating La Candelaria neighborhood, where cultural heritage thrives. This oldest quarter of the city is brimming with history, from the iconic Plaza Bolivar to the grand colonial buildings and churches that surround it. Wander through the maze of streets and alleyways, where the past blends seamlessly with a buzzing bohemian atmosphere and a vibrant commercial center. Visit the renowned Gold Museum, home to a remarkable collection of over 35,000 pre-Columbian gold artifacts, including the awe-inspiring Balsa Muisca. La Candelaria is a living testament to Colombia's rich past and vibrant present.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel de La Opera or similar

Meals B

DAY;

3

Leisure Day in Bogota - Enjoy the Capital City

Take a day to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Bogota at your own pace. Explore its bustling streets, venture into local markets, or indulge in the delightful flavors of Colombian cuisine. With its rich culture and diverse attractions, there is something for everyone in this captivating city.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel de La Opera or similar

Meals B

DAY;

4

Flight to Pereira - Coffee Country Awaits

Board a flight from Bogota to Pereira, the gateway to Colombia's renowned coffee country. Upon arrival at Matecaña International Airport, a private transfer with a knowledgeable bilingual guide awaits you. Enjoy a scenic journey as you make your way to the enchanting Hotel San Carlos Lodge. Set amidst the picturesque landscapes of the coffee region, this accommodation offers a tranquil retreat. Take in the beauty of the surrounding nature and prepare for an unforgettable adventure.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel San Carlos Lodge or similar

Meals B

DAY;

5

Discovering Coffee Country - Filandia, Salento & Cocora Valley

Embark on a full-day tour to the traditional coffee towns of Filandia and Salento, nestled in the heart of Colombia's iconic coffee region. These charming communities showcase the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the area. Explore Filandia, where coffee production and rural life take center stage, and witness the well-preserved colonial architecture in Salento. The highlight of the day is a visit to the Cocora Valley, where you will be mesmerized by the towering wax palms and pristine natural surroundings. Take a short nature walk, spot abundant wildlife, and immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes. Please note that the trails may be shared with horses and weather conditions can be unpredictable. Delight in the rural past and natural wonders that make this region truly special.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel San Carlos Lodge or similar

Meals B,L

DAY;

6

From Coffee Country to Cartagena - A Coastal Escape

Bid farewell to the coffee country as you embark on a private transfer from Hotel San Carlos Lodge to Matecaña International Airport. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive with a knowledgeable bilingual guide. Upon arrival at Rafael Nuñez International Airport in Cartagena, another private transfer awaits you. Get ready to discover the charming coastal paradise as you make your way to the exquisite Hotel Ananda Boutique. Nestled within the heart of the city, this accommodation offers a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Optional Activities:

Overnight

Meals B

DAY;

7

Cartagena's Historic Walled City - Walking Tour & Museums

Embark on a half-day walking tour of the historic walled city of Cartagena, a living and pulsating museum. Immerse yourself in the colorful history of piracy and Caribbean allure as you stroll through the well-preserved colonial architecture. Pass through the iconic clocktower entrance, explore leafy Bolivar square, and wander through narrow cobbled streets. Discover the fascinating stories of the Inquisition Palace, a museum that unveils the city's tumultuous past. Visit the San Pedro Claver Church and Cloister, dedicated to the life of a priest who championed the rights of African slaves. As you explore the picturesque streets, let the myths, legends, and stories transport you back in time, evoking the essence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novels.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Ananda Boutique or similar

Meals B

DAY;

8

Leisure Day in Cartagena - Soak in the Caribbean Vibes

Take a day to enjoy the vibrant city of Cartagena at your own leisure. Explore its charming neighborhoods, soak up the sun on pristine beaches, or indulge in the local culinary delights. Let the lively atmosphere and fascinating history captivate your senses as you create unforgettable memories in this enchanting coastal paradise.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Hotel Ananda Boutique or similar

Meals B

DAY;

9

Farewell Colombia - Return Flight Home

As your incredible journey through Colombia comes to an end, a private transfer will take you to Cartagena airport for your return flight home. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences, the diverse landscapes, and the warm hospitality that made your adventure truly exceptional. Depart with a heart full of cherished memories and a desire to return to this captivating country.

Optional Activities:

Overnight

Meals

DAY 

2

Quito

This morning, you are picked up for your half-day private guided tour of Quito, including a walking tour of its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, the afternoon is at your leisure to spend relaxing or exploring the city further on your own.

Optional Activities:

Private tour of Quito’s colonial churches or insider’s look at the country’s finest Pre-Columbian art collection

Spectacular horseback ride in the high Andes near Quito

2-3 hour hike and birdwatching with Naturalist guide through nearby cloud forest to see hummingbirds and flora

Overnight Casa Gangotena, Plaza Grande, or similar

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.
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