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9 Nights - £2,105pp

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  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • All taxes
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Private car, driver & guide
  • Entrance fees

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Classic Colombia

Cartagena

Cartagena

Bags for sale

Bags for sale

Bogota art

Bogota art

Bogota

Bogota

Coffee Plantation

Coffee Plantation

 

This Classic Colombia tour is a great way to experience the best of Colombia in a relatively short space of time.

Begin in Bogota, high in the Andes and discover the colonial centre of Bogota, La Candelaria and get a stunning view over the city from Monseratte.

From Bogota visit the perfectly preserved colonial era town of Villa de Leyva, with a stop at the Salt Cathedral on the way.

Fly to the Coffee Zone and spend 3 nights exploring this scenic and fascinating region of Colombia.

Visit the Vallee do Cocora and see the tallest wax palms in the world, discover the coffee growing process and visit the traditional village of Filandia.

Finally spend 3 nights in spectacular Cartagena, a highlight of any tour of Colombia and complete a journey from the Andes, through the Coffee Zone to the Caribbean Coast.

This Colombia tour can be extended with a few days on the beach in Colombia or Aruba.

 

At a glance

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • All taxes
  • 2 nights Bogota
  • 1 night Villa de Leyva
  • 3 nights Pereira
  • 3 nights Cartagena
  • La Candelaria, Bogota
  • Monseratte
  • Salt Cathedral
  • Parque Nacional de los Nevados
  • Valle de Cocora
  • Salento
  • Alto de La Paz
  • Old Cartagena

Day 1: Fly UK to Bogota

Fly from the UK to Bogota.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Overnight Bogota. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Bogota & Monserrate

After breakfast, enjoy a half-day visit to the historic centre of Bogota known as La Candelaria.

Visit Plaza de Bolivar, the Cathedral, the Capitol, and the Botero and Gold Museums.

Afterwards enjoy a cable-car ride to the Santuario de Monserrate, a symbol of Bogota with panoramic views of the city.

Overnight Bogota. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Bogotá - Zipaquirá - Villa de Leyva

After breakfast, drive for just over an hour to Zipaquirá, through the Sabana de Bogotá.

Visit the impressive Salt Cathedral, a true feat of engineering and one of the marvels of Colombia.

After the Salt Cathedral, continue on a 2-hour drive to Villa de Leyva in the afternoon and check in at your hotel.

Historic Villa de Leyva is a colonial jewel with an enormous plaza surrounded by Spanish style houses, small alleys, cobblestone streets and a beautiful 17th century church.

Visit the fossil museum in the afternoon and enjoy the evening to enjoy the atmosphere in the plaza.

Overnight Villa de Leyva. Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 4: Villa de Leyva - Bogotá - Pereira

After breakfast, return to Bogotá, with a break at the Convento del Santo Ecce Homo and learn something of the evangelical history of this region of Colombia.

Transfer to El Dorado Airport in Bogota for the short flight to Pereira in the Zona Cafetera. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight Pereira. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Pereira - Valle del Cocora & Filandia - Pereira

After breakfast, leave for the Valle de Cocora which is located in the central mountains of the department of Quindio.

This makes up part of the Parque Nacional de los Nevados where there is excellent birdlife and the Quindian wax palm, the national tree of Colombia, which can reach a staggering height of 60m.

Head into the cloud forest on foot or by horseback and enjoy the biodiversity of flora and fauna.

On the return journey, cross the River Quindio and see the tallest wax palms in the world.

Stop at a trout farm and then enjoy a traditional meal of smoked trout. Enjoy some free time here.

In the afternoon, continue 10 km to Salento for a city tour that visits the Plaza de Bolívar with its colourful balconies, the Calle Real, handicrafts shops and the Cocora viewpoint.

Visit the traditional village of Filandia and enjoy a tour that includes the viewpoint, the colonial homes, the Plaza de Bolivar and the coffee shops.

Here, enjoy some time soaking up the regional atmosphere and perhaps some local spirits before returning to the hotel.

Overnight Pereira. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 6: Pereira - Chinchina - Coffee Process Farming Region – Pereira

After breakfast, visit the coffee plantations along the steep hillsides.

Take a break in the Alto de La Paz, at a beautiful viewpoint before continuing on to one of the coffee haciendas to see the plantations and the production system in detail.

In the house learn about coffee preparation, toasting and the different qualities and properties of coffee before exploring the coffee plantations and the work of the coffee pickers.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Pereira. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 7: Pereira – Cartagena

Take an early transfer to Pereira airport for the flight to Cartagena, via Bogotá.

On arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in with the rest of the day free.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Cartagena

Enjoy a City Tour beginning with a panoramic view of the city from the Monasterio and Iglesia de La Popa.

Continue to the San Felipe Fortress, erected in honor of the poet from Cartagena, Don Luis Carlos López.

Walk around the fortress and learn how the castle was constructed, the engineering feats, the tunnels, underground galleries and passageways.

Continue on to the Ciudad Vieja (old city) and visit the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver, which dates back to the 17th Century.

Finally continue to the handicrafts zone of the Bovedas, a collection of archways built into the city wall of Cartagena, nowadays an artisan centre.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 9: Cartagena

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own, relax or take an optional excursion.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 10: Fly to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 11: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK

Superior Hotel Suggestions Bogota:

Casa Deco Hotel
Hotel Cite

Superior Hotel Suggestions Villa de Leyva:

Hotel Antonio Narino

Superior Hotel Suggestions Pereira:

Sazagua Hotel Boutique

Superior Hotel Suggestions Cartagena:

Casa San Agustin

 

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Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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