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Colombia & Costa Rica

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica

Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica

Three-toed Sloth

Three-toed Sloth

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortugero, Costa Rica

Tortugero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

 

This Classic Colombia and Costa Rica offers the opportunity to discover Colombia and Costa Rica’s most iconic attractions in under 3 weeks.

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

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.

Fly back to Bogatá to catch your scheduled flight to San José (Costa Rica).

Head to the lush canals of Tortuguero National Park and discover amazing wildlife and birdlife.

From Tortuguero, continue to the impressive Arenal Volcano region and walk above the rainforest along the Hanging Bridges and enjoy the most extraordinary views of Arenal.

Head north for a relaxing beach stay in Tamarindo or one of the other Northern Pacific coast beaches in Costa Rica - the choice is yours.

Tamarindo is a lively beach town combining high-end shopping, dining and some nightlife with spectacular natural scenery.

Finally, return to San José to catch your international flights.

At a glance

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • All taxes
  • Private airport and road transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Necessary entrance fees
  • 3 nights Bogota
  • 1 night Villa de Leyva
  • 3 nights Pereira
  • 2 nights Cartagena
  • 2 nights San José
  • 2 nights Tortuguero
  • 2 nights Arenal Area
  • 4 nights Tamarindo

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 17thcentury 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, can reach a staggering height of 60m.

Head into the cloud forest onwhich  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: Fly Cartagena - Bogotá 

After breakfast, fly from Cartagena to Bogotá. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Bogota. Breakfast included. 

Day 10: Bogota to Costa Rica

On arrival at Juan Santamaria Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure

Overnight San Jose. Breakfast included.

Day 11: Tortuguero

This morning you will be woken up very early and transferred to Tortuguero.

On the way to Tortuguero, pass through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park with a stop at Rio Danta Restaurant for a tasty typical local breakfast.   

In the afternoon depart by boat to the nearby private trail, next to the National Park, for a guided walk into the tropical rainforest.

Please note that July to September is sea turtle nesting season. (Optional night tours are available at an additional cost). 

Overnight Tortuguero. All meals included.

Day 12: Tortuguero  

After breakfast, explore Mawamba Park’s private trails and visit the butterfly gardens, the iguanas and a frog garden.

After lunch enjoy a canal boat tour through Tortuguero National Park.  

Tortuguero is a great place for observing local wildlife such as birds, monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, American crocodiles and caimans.

The park also provides shelter to endangered animals such as manatees, tapirs and jaguars.  

Overnight Tortuguero. All meals included.

Day 13: Arenal area

After breakfast, take a shared boat transfer back to the pier and on to your next destination. 

The area of San Carlos offers a landscape of exceptional beauty with forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs, and Costa Rica's most active volcano, Arenal.

Overnight Arenal. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 14: Arenal area

After breakfast enjoy a walk in the Hanging Bridges.    

The Hanging Bridges are located within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America.

The trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as possible to the birdlife, flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rainforest.

More than 50 species of birds can be seen here, making this one of the most prolific bird watching walks in the region.

In the afternoon, enjoy a 2-3 hour walk along the lower slopes of  Arenal Volcano.   

The volcano is 5,437 feet high and although currently in a resting phase, Arenal has been Costa Rica’s most active volcano for the past 43 years.

Overnight Arenal. Breakfast included. 

Days 15 - 18: Tamarindo

After breakfast, transfer to Tamarindo, a beautiful beach town located on the North Pacific coast. 

Enjoy 3 days to relax in Costa Rica's North Pacific coast.

Overnight Tamarindo. Breakfast included.  

Day 19: Tamarindo - San José

After check-out, transfer back to San José (transfer time 5 hours).

Overnight San Jose. Breakfast included.   

Day 20: Fly back to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 21: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Hotel Suggestions Bogotá:

Casa Deco Hotel 

Hotel Suggestions Villa de Leyva:

Hotel Antonio Narino 

Hotel Suggestions Pereira:

Sazagua Hotel Boutique

Hotel Suggestions Cartagena:

Casa San Agustin

Hotel Suggestions Quito:

Casa Jaoquin Boutique Hotel

Hotel Suggestions Otavalo - Zuleta:

Hacienda Zuleta

Hotel Suggestions Cuenca:

Forum Hotel

Hotel Suggestions San José:

Studio Hotel

Hotel Suggestions Tortugero:

Manatus Hotel

Hotel Suggestions Arenal:

Arenal Kioro

Hotel Suggestions Tamarindo:

Capitán Suizo 

19 nights Colombia & Costa Rica:

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