Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a 12-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medelln, indulge in the Caribbean beauty of Tayronas lush jungle and perfectly pristine beaches, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historical Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.
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Modern Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis.
If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city.
Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves into coffee culture staying two nights at a traditional Hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun, and shade.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento and hiking the Cocora valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village.
Drive to historic Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival.
Visit Comuna 13 – a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombia's progress in overcoming its notorious past. Meet a local guide and begin the journey upwards with a ride on the city's unique public cable cars and escalator system and enjoy a walk discussing Colombia's history and revitalization. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping in the afternoon.
Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches.
Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the national park or into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito.
Drive to tropical Cartagena and experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city.
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city that were inspiration for Colombia's most famous author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner; Gabriel García Márquez. Relax in the afternoon before we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by 2 local dancers.
Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches.
Fly back to Bogotá with free time for optionals including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods.
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Trip Name: Colombia Journey
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: £2,199
Supplier Tour ID: SMCNG.A/201869
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