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Discover Colombia with this spectacular authentic tour

Bogota – San Augustin – Popayan – Coffeezone – Cartagena – Tayrona

This spectacular 19-day tour will give you a very authentic image of the great variety of landscapes and sights that Colombia has to offer as well as the fascinating history and culture of the Colombian people.

The tour will take you to a mixture of major cities, traditional rural areas, archeological sites, virgin nature and beautiful beaches. You´re sure to enjoy every moment!

Daily breakdown

Day 1: Bogota / Arrival
After arriving in Bogota you will get picked up and taken to your accommodation Hotel Muisca, located in Bogota´s historic center, La Candelaria. Enjoy the rest of your evening in Colombia´s capital city.
Meals - None | Accommodation – Hotel Muisca

 

Day 2: Bogota / Fruit and Handicrafts Tour
To get acquainted with the large variety of fruits and the rich cuisine of Bogota´s savanna, you will visit the traditional Paloquemao market where you will taste many different exotic tropical fruits. Afterwards you will be taken to typical handicraft markets, where you can buy Colombian artwork and small gifts to take home. The tour has an English speaking guide and takes 6 hours.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel Muisca

   

Day 3: Bogota / 12-hour-Tour to Villa de Leyva
Take a 12-hour-tour to the beautiful village of Villa de Leyva. On the way you will see the Boyaca bridge, which played an important role in Colombian history. You will also see the small village of Raquira, which is famous for its handicrafts. When you reach Villa de Leyva will have a city tour and visit the beautiful lagoons of Pozos Azules before returning to Bogota. The tour has an English speaking guide and includes a lunch. The transport takes about 3 hours each way.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation – Hotel Muisca  

 

Day 4: Bogota – San Augustin / Transfer, Tatacoa Desert
You will get picked up from the hotel in Bogota and taken to the airport to catch your flight to Neiva. In Neiva you will get picked up again and taken to San Augustin (a 4 hour drive). On the way you will stop off in the beautiful Tatacoa Desert. Enjoy the rest of your evening in San Augustin.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel Anacaona  

 

Day 5: San Augustin / Archeological Park
After breakfast enjoy a tour to the San Agustin Archeological Park, a UNESCO world historical and cultural heritage site. Walk around the park to discover more about the statues and find out about the enigmatic culture that created them. You will also visit the Archeological Museum. In the afternoon you will enjoy a horseback ride to Tablon.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel Anacaona  

 

Day 6: San Augustin – Popayan / Transfer
You will be picked up in the morning from the hotel for your transfer to Popayan. It takes about 6-8 hours and it is not the easiest road. Either way the landscapes are well worth the slight discomfort! Once in Popayan, enjoy a tour through the “white city”.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel Plazuela  

 

Day 7: Popayan / Day tour Purace National Park
Today you will take a tour to the nearby Purace National Park, with its spectacular volcanos and natural sulfur springs. This is also a chance to see the typical vegetation of the Paramo zone and plenty of butterflies and other animals, as well as waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. The entrance fee and an english speaking guide are included.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel Plazuela

 

Day 8: Popayan – Pereira / Indigenous market in Silvia and Transfer to Pereira
Take your transfer to nearby Silvia to visit the traditional indigenous market. The indigenous tribes come every Tuesday in typical buses (Chivas) to sell their food and handicrafts on the plaza – an amazing cultural experience! Afterwards you will head onwards to the Coffee zone and your new accommodation.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hacienda San Jose

 

Day 9: Pereira / Coffee course and Hot Springs in Santa Rosa
In the morning enjoy your coffee course tour where you will visit Hacienda Venecia and learn about how coffee beans are processed and sample different types of coffee with an expert to learn about the variety of different strains. This is a 5 hour tour with an English speaking guide and lunch is included. Next, you will take a guided tour to the hot springs of Santa Rosa. Enjoy pools with thermal water, surrounded by mountains full of waterfalls. This tour includes lunch.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation – Hacienda San Jose

 

Day 10: Pereira / Tour Valle de Cocorra and Salento
Take a tour to Salento and Valle de Cocorra, where you can enjoy traditional architecture and visit craft workshops. You you will also have the opportunity to see Colombia´s spectacular national tree, the Wax Palm (Palma de Cera). You will take a nice walk through this beautiful area. The tour takes 8 hours, and includes a typical lunch and an English-speaking guide.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation – Hacienda San Jose

 

Day 11: Pereira / free day
Enjoy a free day in the Coffee zone! Tips: Visit typical coffee haciendas, take a taxi to the Coffee National Park or just relax in the hotel or by the pool. You can also visit local cities in the area: Armenia, Pereira and Manizales.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Hacienda San Jose

 

Day 12: Pereira – Cartagena / Transfer
You will be picked up in the hotel and taken to the airport in Pereira to take your flight to Cartagena (with a stop off in Bogota). Upon arrival to Cartagena you will be picked up by your transfer and taken to your accommodation at the Hotel Casa Curato, located within the enchanting walls of the Old City, a UNESCO heritage site.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Casa Curato  

 

Day 13: Cartagena / City tour
Today you will have a tour through Cartagena´s old before visiting the La Popa monastery, which overlooks Cartagena Bay and represents much of Cartagena’s history. Afterwards explore the mighty Fortress of San Felipe, that once defended the city against attacking pirates. The tour takes 4 hours and includes an English speaking guide.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Casa Curato

 

Day 14: Cartagena / free day
Enjoy a free day in Cartagena! Tips: Walk through the old town and admire the beautiful architecture, places and streets; Walk along the wall of the old town with a fantastic view over the sea and the city; see some churches and important buildings such as the San Pedro de Claver church or the Palace of the Inquisition
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Casa Curato  

 

Day 15: Cartagena / free day
Enjoy a free day in Cartagena! Tips: visit the modern part of Cartagena with its big hotels, beaches and shops; enjoy your time in the beautiful cafes, restaurants and bars in the old town or visit one of the city´s famous restaurants, such as Club de Pesca or La Vitrola.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Casa Curato

 

Day 16: Cartagena – Tayrona / Transfer
You will get picked up in the hotel and taken to the amazing Ecohabs in Tayrona National Park. The drive takes about 5 hours along the coast. Enjoy the rest of the day in the stunning Ecohabs, enjoying the view and the spectacular beach.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Ecohabs Tayrona  

 

Day 17: Tayrona / free day
Enjoy another day in the National Park. Tips: Explore the park on your own by foot or rent a horse to make your way around. You can walk along the beaches or venture further inside the park. You can do some more hiking and visit the indigenous family that lives on top of a hill. This area is called Pueblito and the hike is beautiful but not for beginners.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Ecohabs Tayrona

 

Day 18: Tayrona / free day
Enjoy another free day in the National Park. Tips: Relax at one of the many beaches (Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan, Neguanje, Playa Cristal) in this beautiful National Park!
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – Ecohabs Tayrona  

 

Day 19: Tayrona – Bogota / Transfer and Departure
You will get picked up from the Ecohabs and taken to the airport in Santa Marta (1 hour drive) to catch your flight to Bogota. In Bogota you can connect to your international flight back home.
Meals - Breakfast | Accommodation – None









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