Colombia Experience

Comfort, Bogotá to Bogotá

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Discover a corner of South America that's been off the tourist map for years. Without sacrificing your comfort, this fascinating Colombian adventure will take you to coffee plantations to taste where your morning cup of joe comes from, then on to to Medellín for some big-city bustle. Then switch gears and indulge in the caribbean beauty of Tayrona, and the colonial charm of Cartagena. This 12-day journey is an intriguing mixture of rural, tropical and urban—and culture and of course, coffee.

What’s included

  • Hands-on: Coffee Farm Tour, Armenia
  • Arrival transfer
  • Spend 2-nights at a hacienda and tour the coffee region of Armenia with visits to plantations and farms
  • Excursion to Salento and Cocora valley
  • Cartagena city tour
  • Santa Marta orientation tour
  • Admission and hike in Tayrona national Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Sip coffee at its source amidst lush plantations and spend the night at a hacienda-coffee farm
  • Explore the famed city of medellín and learn about its notorious past
  • Wander the cobblestone streets in historic cartagena
  • Explore the lush jungle and beaches of pristine tayrona national park

Itinerary

Day 1 Bogotá Modern Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis. If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre or post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D) Catch a flight to Armenia where we stay in an hacienda and take a Recuca coffee farm tour and learn about the culture of the region and the coffee growing process. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento and hiking the Cocora valley visiting a coffee farm, shops and the village. Included Activities: Salento and Cocora Valley Excursion Hacienda Stay
Day 4 Armenia/Medellín (1B) Experience all that Medellin has to offer with free time this evening and tomorrow. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
Day 5 Medellín (1B) Enjoy time to explore this historic city. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping.
Day 6 Medellín/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1D) Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito or into the national park.
Day 8 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena (1B) Drive to tropical Cartagena and embark on a city tour. Free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or explore nearby beaches. Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Days 9-10 Cartagena Enjoy two free days to experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city.
Day 11 Cartagena/Bogotá (1B) Fly back to Bogotá with free time for optionals including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 12 Bogotá (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking additional post-trip accommodation if you want more time to explore the city. Included Activities: Departure Day
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