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Colombia Express
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Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the world? The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isnt enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again weve made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogot and Medellin, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.

Latin America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145018
  • Starts: Bogota, Colombia
  • Finishes: Cartagena, Colombia
You will Visit
  • Bogotá
  • Cartagena

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Bogotá

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Bogotá/Villa de Leyva (1B)

Spend some time exploring Villa de Leyva, an excellent example of a colonial town in Colombia. Visit the Plaza Mayor, the town square, and check out the church, restaurants and shops.

Included Activities:
Paloquemao Market Visit
Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Villa de Leyva/Armenia (1B)

Enjoy a morning in Villa de Leyva before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.

Included Activities:
Hacienda Stay

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Flight (1.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Armenia (1B, 1L)

Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export.

Included Activities:
Coffee Farm Tour
Hacienda Stay

05

Day 5: Armenia/Salento (1B)

Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town.

Included Activities:
Cocora Valley Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Salento/Medellín (1B)

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.

Transport:
Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Medellín (1B)

Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.

Included Activities:
Medellín City Tour

08

Day 8: Medellín/Cartagena (1B)

Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)

09

Day 9: Cartagena (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
If you have another week, add on the "Caribbean Colombia Express" tour which takes you into famous Tayrona National Park and hops around some coastal islands.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Villa de Leyva)
    • Coffee farm visit (Armenia)
    • Hacienda stay
    • Valle de Cocora hike
    • Medellín city tour
    • Cartagena orientation walk
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), hacienda (2 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, public bus, 4x4, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the unique culture of Colombia
  • Drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains
  • People watch from a caf in Medelln
  • Soak up the sun in Cartagena.