10 days, 9 nights
Come with us to this intense but unforgettable trip around some of the Colombia’s magical destinations. You will start in the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. You will spend one day discovering the city and the other exploring its surroundings by going to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Then you will fly to Pereira to enjoy the coffee triangle by visiting the Cocora Valley and the coffee farms on one day and Santa Rosa’s hot springs on the other. The third country will be Medellín. You will spend one day discovering Comuna 13 and Medellín’s downtown and the other by going to Guatape and its breathtaking Piedra del Peñol. You will fly to your last destination: Cartagena and its Caribbean coast. You will have one day to wander around the Walled City and its colorful spots and one last day to relax in a small island near the city.
Colombia is more than a country to cross off a trip list. It is a whole world worth diving into to really seize its diversity. Come with us for ten days and discover why. Food, history, and lots of fun by the hand of our welcoming locals.
The day begins with a tour of La Candelaria, in the historic center of Bogota. You will visit the Plaza de Bolivar, Casa de Nariño, Chorro de Quevedo and two of the most important museums in the area: the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. You will enjoy local gastronomic experiences and a delicious traditional lunch. You will also take the cable car up to Monserrate to observe the city from the top, visit the basilica and its natural areas. The rest of the afternoon will be free.
On this day you will visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, one of the wonders of Colombia and the Guatavita Lagoon, where the Legend of El Dorado is said to take place. For this, you will head north of the city, first to the town of Zipaquirá. You will go through the tunnels and roads of the salt mine, to see the only subway Catholic church in the world and its history. Then, you will go to the town of Guatavita and walk to the natural park of Guatavita and learn about its legends. You will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and at the end of the day you will return to Bogotá.
On this day you will visit the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal where you will hike to the hot springs, rich in minerals and known for their medicinal properties. You will walk through the beautiful landscapes of this place, with its waterfalls and mountainous areas and enjoy its natural pools. You will also taste some typical dishes and a traditional lunch before returning to your hotel.
In Salento you will start the morning with a hike to the Cocora Valley, the natural sanctuary of the wax palms, Colombia's national tree. You will learn about Colombian farmer traditions, and you will take pictures of the breathtaking scenery at the viewpoints and enjoy a typical homemade lunch. You will also enjoy a tour of a coffee farm to learn about the entire coffee process, from planting, harvesting, picking and roasting. You will be able to pick cherries with local guides and participate in a coffee tasting with the baristas.
The day will begin heading downtown Medellín, 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, and a delicious traditional lunch. Besides you will take the Metrocable and head to Comuna 13 where you will take its famous graffiti tour and learn how art has transformed a territory marked by conflict into an artistic district. After exploring this colorful and vibrant place you will go back to your hotel.
On this day you will visit one of the most beautiful places in Colombia: El Peñol Rock and Guatapé. 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 Guatapé, have a boat trip around the lagoon and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.
On this day you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Cartagena de Indias and from there to your hotel. You will have the day at leisure.
You will visit the Walled City and the historic center of Cartagena on a private city tour. You will visit San Felipe Castle, the Clock Tower, the most important squares and colonial houses in the area. You will explore the iconic and colorful areas of the city and learn the history behind them. During the tour you will have gastronomic experiences with the most typical products of the city, as well as a delicious local lunch.
You will have a rest day in Playa Tranquila and visit the Aquarium, both places located in Rosario Islands. You will take a boat to get there and enjoy the Caribbean climate, the traditional 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.
On the last day of the trip, after checking out at the hotel, you will have some free time before taking your flight back to Bogotá. We are sure you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse country. A home that welcomes everyone.
On this 10-day tour to Colombia, you will see various locations in Bogotá, Medellín, the Coffee Region and Cartagena. Some of the most important spots you will visit are La Candelaria neighborhood, Monserrate Hill, Gold and Botero museums, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, and Guatavita Lake in Bogotá. Comuna 13, downtown Medellín, San Antonio, El Peñol Rock and Guatapé in Medellín. You will enjoy Santa Rosa de Cabal hot springs, the Cocora Valley and a complete experience in a coffee farm of the coffee region. And in Cartagena, you will see the Walled City and visit San Felipe Castle, Playa Tranquila, and the aquarium.
No, international flights are not included, we only include domestic flights on our multi-city trips across Colombia. In this case, we included a domestic flight between Bogotá, Medellín, the Coffee Region and Cartagena.
No, you can choose the city where you want to start the tour. For this 10-day adventure in Colombia, you can choose to start in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín or the Coffee Region.
No, the last day of the tour includes a domestic flight back to the city of origin; however, you can change it to a national destination with a similar rate.
You can choose to stay in 3-star or 5-star hotels. Depending on your choice, the price may vary. The accommodation will be either double or twin standard rooms.
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