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11 Nights - £2,395pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Private car, driver & guide
  • Entrance fees

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Colombia Culture & Beach

Caribbean colours

Caribbean colours

Cartagena building

Cartagena building

Plaza Bolivar, Bogota

Plaza Bolivar, Bogota

Isla Rosario

Isla Rosario

San Agustin

San Agustin

 

This Colombian journey is a great way to combine areas of cultural and historic interest with the best of Caribbean Colombia.

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

From Bogota fly to Neiva and explore the South west interior of Colombia, a region rich in heritage and tradition and dissected by the butterscotch Magdalena River.

Pass through the Tatacoa Desert and spend two nights in San Agustin, visiting the nearby World Heritage archaeological site.

Fly to spectacular Cartagena, a highlight of any tour of Colombia and discover why so many people fall in love with this charming Caribbean city with it's magnetic old town.

Finally enjoy 3 nights in a Caribbean beach resort on one of the stunning islands, a short boat ride from Cartagena.

 

At a glance

  • 2 nights Bogota
  • 2 nights San Agustin
  • 4 nights Cartagena
  • 3 nights Baru or Rosario Island
  • La Candelaria, Bogota
  • Monseratte
  • Old Cartagena

Day 1: Fly UK to Bogota

Overnight flight UK to Bogota.

Day 2: Bogota

Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Overnight Bogota.

Day 3: 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 4: Bogotá - Neiva – San Agustin

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Neiva.

On arrival, visit the town of Villavieja and the Museo Palenteológico, before heading on to the Tataco Desert crossing crevasses eroded by wind and water.

After lunch, take a scenic 4-hour journey along a paved road to San Agustín with views of the extensive floodplains of the Magdalena River valley, passing fruit, maize and coffee plantations.

Overnight San Agustin. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 5: San Agustín Archaeological Park & Alto de los Idolos

In the morning visit San Agustín Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

See the enormous stone statues up close and walk on the ceremonial Fuente de Lavapatas before heading up the hill to the Lavapatas terrace and a remarkable view over the surrounding countryside.

Also visit the small Museo Arqueológico before lunch.

After lunch, visit the rural town of Isnos to visit two other important archaeological sites Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de las Piedras.

In Alto de los Idolos appreciate the funerary complexes with some of largest stone figures and the most well preserved tombs that still show some original paintwork.

Overnight San Agustin. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 6: San Agustin – Neiva – Cartagena

Transfer by car for about 4 hours to Neiva airport for the flights to Cartagena, via Bogotá.

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 7: 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 8: Cartagena

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

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Cartagena - Rosario or Barú Island

After breakfast, transfer in a regular or private boat to the hotel of your choice on Barú or Rosario Island.

The journey consists of an hour boat trip to San Pedro de Majagua and Sport Baru or 2 hours to Punta Faro.

Overnight Beach. Breakfast included (other board basis available).

Day 10: Barú or Rosario Island

Enjoy the day to relax on the beach.

If you are on Barú Playa Blanca, Playita de Cholón, Playa de los Muertos and Playa Bobo are excellent.

On the Rosario Islands, a visit to the reef of the archipelago of Nuestra Señora del Rosario as well as the islands of Tesoro, Múcura and Maravilla makes for a great day out.

Enjoy snorkelling or other water sports. Diving is also available.

Overnight Beach. Breakfast included (other board basis available).

Day 11: Barú or Rosario Island

Enjoy the day at leisure.

Overnight Beach. Breakfast included (other board basis available).

Day 12: Cartagena

Transfer back to Cartagena for a last night to soak up the ambience and charm of the old town.

Overnight Cartagena. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Fly to the UK

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

Day 14: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK

Superior Hotel Suggestions Bogota:

  • Casa Deco Hotel
  • Hotel Cite

Superior Hotel Suggestions San Agustin:

  • Sazagua Hotel Boutique

Superior Hotel Suggestions Cartagena:

  • Casa San Agustin

Superior Hotel Suggestions Isla Rosario:

  • Coralina Island

Superior Hotel Suggestions Baru

  • Hotel Playa Scondida

11 nights Colombia Culture & Beach - Superior:

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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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