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A Colombian Glimpse: Medellin and Cartagena 5-Day Tour

From the eternal spring city to the sea: let us introduce you a paradise named Colombia in a quick trip to two main cities

Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure

Languages

Eng-Spa

Overview

If you are short on time or if you wish to make a brief stop in Colombia, this tour will take you to two of the country’s essential destinations. You will start in Medellin. You will spend one day discovering Comuna 13 and Medellin’s downtown. On the second day you will explore its surroundings by going to Guatape and its breathtaking Rock of El Peñol. You will fly to Cartagena on the third day to enjoy the two other days in the Caribbean coast. You will have one day to wander around the walled city and its colorful spots and on the last day you will relax in a small island near the city. Food, history, and lots of fun by the hand of our welcoming locals

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Getting to know two of the must-visit places in Colombia: Bogota and Cartagena.
  • Combining city and nature by visiting the cities downtowns on one day and the top-notch natural destinations on the other.
  • Learning about our diversity through our history.
  • Diving into Colombian culture through its typical food, music and landscapes.
  • A chance to get in touch with locals.

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Description

We got you. Sometimes times is just not enough. But we are here for you, with a tour specially designed to give you a glimpse of what’s there to discover in Colombia.

Day 1. Graffiti tour, Comuna 13 and downtown Medellín
The first day will begin with a metrocable tour to take a graffiti tour of Comuna 13 and learn how art has transformed a territory marked by conflict. Afterwards, you will continue the metro tour through downtown Medellin, visiting the Museum of Antioquia, where you will find sculptures by the famous artist Fernando Botero, and other attractions in the area. You will visit important parks such as San Antonio and have various gastronomic experiences: fruits, coffee and a delicious traditional lunch.

Day 2. Piedra del Peñol and Guatape
On this day you will visit one of the most beautiful places in Colombia: Piedra del Peñol and Guatape. You will travel from Medellín to the town and from there to the first stop: the stairs that will take you to the Piedra del Peñol viewpoint, where you will have views of the dam. Then you will tour the town of Guatape and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

Day 3. Walled City and Castle of San Felipe
You will tour the Walled City and the historic center of Cartagena on a private city tour. You will visit the San Felipe Castle, the Palace of the Inquisition, the Clock Tower, the most important squares and the most important colonial houses in the area. During the tour you will have gastronomic experiences with the most typical products of the city, as well as a delicious local lunch.

Day 4. Beach day at Playa Tranquila and aquarium*.
You will have a rest day in Playa Tranquila and visit the Aquarium, both places located in the Rosario Islands. You will take a boat to get there and enjoy the Caribbean climate, the typical and fresh food and the scenery. At the end of the day, you will take the boat back to Cartagena and the hotel and finish the tour.

Day 5. Check out and departure
We know it is not an easy task to sum up a whole country in so little time, but this is our best. We are sure you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse country. A home that welcomes everyone.

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic flights and ground transportation (domestic only)
  • Transfers, visits and entrance fees, according to itinerary
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in scheduled hotels (or similar), according to chosen category
  • Travel insurance
  • 4 breakfasts (at the hotel)
  • 5 lunches
  • Tour with a local guide per destination
  • • Dinners
  • Extra purchases
  • International tickets. Arrival at the city where the tour begins and return to the country of origin are at the traveler's expense.
  • Additional nights and hotel reservations, as well as other facilities acquired outside the itinerary of Gran Colombia Tours.

Additional Information

🟡 Domestic flights include hold baggage of 23 kg

🟡 Please, take into account that most of the experiences and tours of this trip are done by foot

🟡 You can start the journey in any of both cities and finish it in the other one

🟡 Policy cancellation up to 8 days before departing for a 50% refund
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