Bolivar Square, BogotáSancocho, Colombian cuisineCoffee Triangle, ArmeniaBeautiful church in CartagenaColombian culture

Bolivar Square, Bogotá

Sancocho, Colombian cuisine

Coffee Triangle, Armenia

Beautiful church in Cartagena

Colombian culture

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the rich diversity of Colombia's key cities with expert guided tours of Bogotá and Cartagena
  • Stroll Bogotá’s “La Candelaria,” an old-world neighborhood exploring Spanish Colonial and Baroque architecture
  • Check out an exhibition of the acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero
  • Visit the lagoon of Guatavita where rulers of the Muisca (a Chibcha tribe) would offer a sacrifice to the sun god of the lagoon
  • Observe the entire coffee cultivation process at a running coffee plantation
  • Explore the Cocora Valley coffee area, known for its towering wax palms and rare parrots
  • Take a walking tour of Cartagena’s postcard perfect streets and enjoy the colonial center, amazing art, tasty food, friendly locals, and lively music


Itinerary

Day 1 - FRI I BOGOTA

Welcome to Colombia! Upon arrival in Bogota, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore the city. Bogota, the Colombian Capital was founded in 1538 by the Spaniard Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada under the name of Santa Fe. Here you will experience both the historic colonial grandeur and the bustling vitality of a modern metropolis. Bogotá is a diverse cosmopolitan city.

Day 2 - SAT I BOGOTA

Embark on an insightful Bogota city tour starting at the famous food market, Paloquemao. Walk through “La Candelaria,” an old-world neighborhood with cobblestone streets, featuring Spanish Colonial and Baroque architectural styles. Stroll across the main square, Simon Bolivar, to the famous Gold Museum, home the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold art. Take time to explore the Fernando Botero Museum, the well-known Colombian painter and sculptor. (B)

Day 3 - SUN I BOGOTA

Power up with breakfast at your hotel and get ready for an adventure to visit the famous underground salt cathedral. Inside you find monumental crosses, angels and the Madonna statue. Later you will head to the legendary lagoon of Guatavita, where it is said that rulers of the Muisca (a Chibcha tribe) would bring a sacrifice to the sun god of the lagoon. Next, enjoy a cultural interaction with local farmers where you have lunch and a chat with the family before heading back to Bogotá and stop on the way to taste typical arepas (corn bread). (B,L)

Day 4 - MON I BOGOTA I ARMENIA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Armenia. After checking-in to your hotel, head on an adventure to learn about the coffee producing process in the world’s third largest coffee producing country. Learn about the process of the seed – from planting and roasting to tasting. Walk amid the lush plantations, discover the secrets of the production process, and expand your palate with the help of local experts. (B)

Day 5 - TUE I COFFEE TRIANGLE (ARMENIA)

Rise and shine with breakfast at your hotel and head out on a drive surrounded by amazing vistas of the Cocora Valley coffee area, known for its towering wax palms and rare parrots. In the afternoon, visit Salento, an idyllic village with colorful buildings and authentic craft shops. Later you will visit, Filandia, situated on a hill and featuring magnificent views of the Cordillera. On a clear day you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Nevados National Park in the distance. (B)

Day 6 - WED I ARMENIA I BOGOTA I CARTAGENA

Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon take a stroll around the colonial city at your leisure. The flat and relatively small colonial center is perfect for a walking tour. Full of historic sites, beautiful architecture, postcard perfect streets, amazing art, tasty street food, friendly locals, lively music, and much more! It’s simply ideal for experiencing by foot. (B)

Day 7 - THU I CARTAGENA

Today you get to know Cartagena. During your included city tour, you will visit the convent La Popa, the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress located on the Hill of San Lázaro – named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Continue to the old city center and walk along the colorful streets, winding alleyways, and main squares of Old Cartagena. Round out your tour with a visit to the convent of San Pedro Claver. (B)

Day 8 - FRI I CARTAGENA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight back home ready to share the unforgettable memories of your time in Colombia. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • All transfers and services are via motor coach with English-speaking guide
  • Daily breakfasts & 1 lunch
  • Half day city tour of Historic Bogotá
  • See the Gold Museum and the Botero Gallery
  • Full day tour to the Salt Cathedral & the legendary Lagoon of Guatavita
  • The Coffee Triangle
  • Saliento & Filandia tour
  • City tour of Cartagena
  • Hotel taxes & service charges

Hotels

Armenia

El Bosque de Saman | hotels in Armenia Colombia

El Bosque de Saman

3 Nights / Comfort
Located in Alcalá, 25.7 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal, Hotel Bosques Del Saman Alcala features a restaurant and free WiFi...

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OR

El Bosque de Saman | hotels in Armenia Colombia

El Bosque de Saman

3 Nights / Style
Located in Alcalá, 25.7 km from Santa Rosa de Cabal, Hotel Bosques Del Saman Alcala features a restaurant and free WiFi...

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Bogota

B3 Virrey| hotels in Bogota Colombia

B3 Virrey

2 Nights / Comfort
Featuring a terrace and a bar that offers a tapas menu with beer and special drinks, this modern hotel provides free WiF...

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Atton 93| hotels in Bogota Colombia

Atton 93

2 Nights / Style
Chic décor, a restaurant, and gym facilities can be enjoyed 3 blocks from Parque del la 93’s trendy entertainment ven...

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Cartagena

Don Pedro de Heredia| hotels in Cartagena Colombia

Don Pedro de Heredia

2 Nights / Comfort
This property is 11 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel Don Pedro De Heredia is situated in the historical city centre of...

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OR

Batnu by Faranda Boutique| hotels in Cartagena Colombia

Batnu by Faranda Boutique

2 Nights / Style
This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the historical town of Cartagena, Bantu Hotel Boutique featur...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Intra flights, Local Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

HOTEL/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU NOV. 2019

This program can also be booked on a private basis

   Double  Single
 Travel in Comfort    $1,679 $2,039 
 Travel in Style   $1,869 $2,439



Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
January 18 $1199 $1549
January 25 $1199 $1549
February 22 $1199 $1549
March 08 $1199 $1549
April 05 $1199 $1549
May 03 $1199 $1549
June 07 $1199 $1549
June 28 $1199 $1549
July 19 $1199 $1549
August 16 $1199 $1549
September 06 $1199 $1549
October 18 $1199 $1549
November 01 $1199 $1549
November 16 $1199 $1549



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
January 18 $1369 $1899
January 25 $1369 $1899
February 22 $1369 $1899
March 08 $1369 $1899
April 05 $1369 $1899
May 03 $1369 $1899
June 07 $1369 $1899
June 28 $1369 $1899
July 19 $1369 $1899
August 16 $1369 $1899
September 06 $1369 $1899
October 18 $1369 $1899
November 01 $1369 $1899
November 16 $1369 $1899


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