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12 Nights - £3,245pp

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  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport and road transfers
  • 12 night accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Colombia and Panama

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

La Candelaria, Bogota

La Candelaria, Bogota

Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva

Cartagena

Cartagena

 

Now it’s time to discover Colombia, an amazing country full of surprises, home to the world’s best coffee, charming colonial cities and welcoming people.

Panamá is one of Central America’s most desired destinations. Main highlights include the legendary Panamá Canal and superb beaches in Bocas del Toro or Comarca de Guna Yala.

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.

Spend 3 nights in spectacular Cartagena, a highlight of any tour of Colombia.

Fly to Panamá and visit the historic town, Panamá Viejo and the great Panamá Canal. You will also enjoy a day tour to the Emberá Katumá Community.

Head to Bocas del Toro, an idyllic archipelago located on the Caribbean side. Return to Panamá City for your overnight flight back home.

At a glance

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport and road transfers
  • 2 nights Bogotá
  • 1 night Villa de Leyva
  • 3 night Cartagena
  • 3 nights Panama City
  • 3 nights Bocas del Toro
  • Bogotá city tour
  • Zipaquirá and Villa de Leyva tour
  • Cartagena city tour
  • Panamá City and Panamá Canal tour
  • Emberá Katumá Community visit
  • English speaking guide

Day 1: UK – Bogotá

Upon arrival at El Dorado Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Bogotá.

Day 2: Bogotá 

After breakfast, half day visit to the historic centre known as La Candelaria, the Botero museum and the gold museum.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Bogatá. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Bogotá – Zipaquirá – Villa de Leyva

After breakfast, departure from Bogotá to the north, towards Zipaquirá.

After a journey of roughly 1.15 hours reach the impressive Salt Cathedral, a true feat of engineering.

Continue on a 2-hour trip to Villa de Leyva, one of the area’s most beautiful towns.

Overnight Villa de Leyva. Breakfast included. 

Day 4: Villa de Leyva – Bogotá – Cartagena

After breakfast, return to Bogotá. On the way, take a break in the Convento del Santo Ecce Homo. Arrival at El Dorado Airport in Bogotá for departure flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Cartagena

Start with a panoramic view of the city from the Monasterio and Iglesia de La Popa.

Then, visit the Ciudad Vieja (old city) and the Convert and Church of the San Pedro Claver.

Afternoon at leisure. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Cartagena

Day at leisure.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Cartagena – Panamá City

Transfer to the airport for flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Panamá City. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Panamá City – Half Day Miraflores Locks

After breakfast, visit to the Panama Canal, a magnificent work of engineering, the one Balboa had dreamt about since 1513.

After 30 and 40 minutes of route, you will reach the Visitor Centre of Miraflores Locks, from which you will be able to see in detail ships moving along the canal and the way it operates.

 

Continue to the Amador Causeway which offers one of the best panoramic views of the city.

Visit the neighbourhoods located at the foot of Ancón Hill, the highest point in the city.

Overnight Panamá City. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Panamá City – Emberá Katumá Community

After breakfast at the hotel, road transfer to the little pier of Gamboa, 25 minutes away from Panama City, where you will board a pirogue, a motor canoe.

The Emberá are native of the Darién, who in turn come from the Chocó, Colombia. T

hey live at the edge of the river in little communities of thatch roofed palafittes named tambos, for counteracting humidity and avoiding floods.

Men dedicate themselves to manufacture the famous pirogues, canoes made by shaping logs, used to navigate even during the dry season.

Women, as for them, make splendid baskets, plates and masks out of vegetal fibre and delicate knitting.

Overnight Panamá City. Breakfast and light lunch included.

Day 10: Panamá – Bocas del Toro

Early transfer to the Airport of Albrook for flight to Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Bocas del Toro Islands are located in the western end of the country.

The archipelago is formed by six main islands: Colón, Bastimentos, Solarte, San Cristóbal, Popa and Cayo Agua, and by several coral atolls and islets offering dream beaches surrounded by palm trees, a spectacular barrier reef, several sea species, emerald-green waters, mangroves, tropical forests inhabited by an incredible fauna and a lush flora.

Each island has its own personality and natural beauty. It is a world that turns around water and nature where aquatic taxis are the sole means of transportation.

Overnight Bocas del Toro. Breakfast included.

Days 11 – 12: Bocas del Toro

Days at leisure.

Overnight Bocas del Toro. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Bocas del Toro – Panamá City

Early transfer to Tocumen International Airport of Panama City for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 14: Panamá City – UK

Morning or day at leisure. Transfer to Panamá International Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Hotel Suggestions Bogotá:

Casa Deco Hotel or similar

Hotel Suggestions Villa de Leyva:

Hotel Antonio Narino or similar

Hotel Suggestions Cartagena:

Casa San Agustin or similar

Hotel Suggestions Panamá City:

Grace Panama or similar

Hotel Suggestions Bocas del Toro:

Tropical Suites Hotel or similar

 

12 nights Colombia & Panamá :

  • Price from £3,245 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

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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