11 DAY HIDDEN TREASURES COLOMBIA

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours, Traveler pickup is offeredPortsBogota Airport, Pereira Airport, Medellin Airport, Santa Marta Airport to Crespo Calle 70, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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This tour will show you the highlights of the beautiful and diverse Colombia in just 11 days. You will see colorful cities, abundant nature and stunning beaches, which will leave you speechless. Once you set foot in this South American country, you will start to experience its rich culture and the warmth of its friendly people. Enjoy one of the most biodiverse countries in the world as you discover the hidden treasures of Colombia.
ItineraryDay 1: BogotaStop At: El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International AirportPick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel located in the historic center of the Andean capital. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering the atmosphere of Bogotá. (Transfer: 30 min)Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Casa Deco or similarDay 2: BogotaStop At: Barrio La Candelaria, BogotaToday, discover the center of Bogota in an original and atypical way. The walking tour of the capital will take you through the most authentic places in the city. In the morning: Walking city tour in the center. You will discover the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota historical center and its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life. In the afternoon: you will visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renowned Colombian painter and sculptor. (Walking tour: 8h)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Casa Deco or similarDay 3: Bogota - SalentoStop At: Matecaña International AirportIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to Bogotá airport. Flight: Bogotá – Pereira. Pick-up at Pereira airport and transfer to your hotel: a nice traditional farm, located in the surroundings of Salento. In the afternoon, departure for a visit of a traditional coffee farm near Salento. You will reach the farm walking down from Salento, enjoying the local landscapes of the coffee region. The local farmer will explain the whole process of small-scale coffee production, from grounds gathering to the final product. You will be offered a cup of coffee at the end of the tour. The local production is available for sale. Return to Salento and your hotel in Jeep Willys. (Transfers: 30min + 1h – Visit: 1h – Walking: 1h30)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.Day 4: Salento - Valle del CocoraStop At: Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindio DepartmentToday, departure by jeep Willys (typical transportation) to the Cocora Valley. You will follow your guide on a wonderful hike and discover the gorgeous valley. The site offers a surrealistic atmosphere, with the numerous wax palm trees, the national tree of Colombia. Return back to Salento at the end of the hike, and lunch in a restaurant offering a beautiful view over the area. In the afternoon, you will go back to Salento, for a little walking tour of the village. (Transport: 1h – Hiking: 3h)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.Day 5: Salento - MedellinStop At: Parque El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia DepartmentEarly this morning, transfer from your hotel to Pereira airport. Flight: Pereira – Medellín. Pick-up at Medellín airport, and transfer to your hotel located in a lively area of the city: El Poblado. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to start visiting the city of Eternal Spring! Be prepared to take one of the nicest tours as if you were a citizen of Medellin. Together, with the guide, you will take public transportation to downtown. You will pass by the Administrative Center La Alpujarra, the train station, Botero square. Then, you will take the Metro-cable to go to the Botanical Garden. The tour will end by taking the metro to the central market and the visit of Plaza Mayor and Pies descalzos Park. Return to your hotel in public transportation. (Transfers: 1h + 15min – Walking tour: 6h)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Diez hotel or similar.Day 6: Guatape - La Roca El PeñolStop At: Laguna de Guatape, Medellin, Antioquia DepartmentToday you will discover the wonderful landscape around Guatape: a nice colorful little village, surrounded by a huge and beautiful lagoon. Departure to Guatape. You will visit El Peñol: an immense rock that dominates the Guatape Lagoon and the colonial village. The view is spectacular! This place has been called a natural and environmental heritage of Colombia. You will then go down to the village and visit its colorful streets! Return to your hotel during the afternoon.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Diez hotel or similarDay 7: Medellin - Tayrona ParkStop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to Medellín airport. Flight: Medellín – Santa Marta. Pick up at Santa Marta airport and transfer to the surroundings of the Tayrona Park. Arrival at your hotel overlooking the Caribbean sea. This quiet place has a privileged location between the Piedras river and the sea, at the foot of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunset. (Transfers: 45min + 1h30)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.Day 8: Tayrona Park - Arrecifes & Cabo San JuanStop At: Cabo San Juan, Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to the Tayrona Park entrance. The hike in the Tayrona Park will take you to a magical place located between mountains, tropical forest and the sea. You will discover beautiful white sand beaches and ancestral volcanic rocks in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. You start with a hike in the tropical jungle from Cañaveral. Then, you enjoy the exotic beaches of Arrecifes and stop at La Piscina, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Continue to the Cabo San Juan, a wonderful bay of white sand surrounded by volcanic rocks. Free time to have lunch in the Tayrona Park and to enjoy the beaches. Afterwards, you will go back to the park’s entrance, where a vehicle will take you back to the hotel. (Transport: 30min roundtrip – Hike: 4h)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.Day 9: Tayrona Park - CartagenaStop At: Cartagena, centro historicoIn the morning, transfer to Cartagena. In the afternoon, follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the “Pearl of the Caribbean”, a city rich in culture, diversity, exotic and heritage. This tour throughout the beautiful city of Cartagena will bring you back to colonial times, amidst colorful houses and lively squares. Walking tour in the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo. You will pass by: Plaza de los Coches, plaza de la Aduana, parque Bolívar, el Museo del Oro, el Palacio de la Inquisición, plaza de Santa Teresa, plaza de Santo Domingo, las murallas and Las Bóvedas. (Transfers: 4h30 – Walking tour: 4h)Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.Day 10: CartagenaStop At: Cartagena, centro historicoFree day. You can opt for a nice day-tour on the Rosario Islands, near Cartagena, to enjoy the Caribbean sea, go snorkeling and discover the coral reefs or other water activities (option not included).Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.Day 11: CartagenaStop At: Rafael Núñez International AirportLast moments to enjoy Cartagena and transfer from your hotel to Cartagena airport, where you will take your international flight. Transfer: 20min.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 10x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Transportation to the places indicated on the itinerary.
  • Accommodation.
  • Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking professional guides, specialists of each region.
  • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Entry/Admission - Barrio La Candelaria
  • Entry/Admission - Matecaña International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Valle del Cocora
  • Entry/Admission - Parque El Poblado
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatape

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Additional entrances not specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to National Parks and individual tourism taxes (At the airports)
  • Personal travel & health insurance.
  • Tips
  • Additional expenses not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Entry/Admission - Cabo San Juan

Itinerary

Day 10: Cartagena Stop At: Cartagena, centro historico Free day. You can opt for a nice day-tour on the Rosario Islands, near Cartagena, to enjoy the Caribbean sea, go snorkeling and discover the coral reefs or other water activities (option not included). Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.
Day 11: Cartagena Stop At: Rafael Núñez International Airport Last moments to enjoy Cartagena and transfer from your hotel to Cartagena airport, where you will take your international flight. Transfer: 20min. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Bogota Stop At: El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel located in the historic center of the Andean capital. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering the atmosphere of Bogotá. (Transfer: 30 min) Duration: 4 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Casa Deco or similar
Day 2: Bogota Stop At: Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota Today, discover the center of Bogota in an original and atypical way. The walking tour of the capital will take you through the most authentic places in the city. In the morning: Walking city tour in the center. You will discover the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota historical center and its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life. In the afternoon: you will visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renowned Colombian painter and sculptor. (Walking tour: 8h) Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Casa Deco or similar
Day 3: Bogota - Salento Stop At: Matecaña International Airport In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Bogotá airport. Flight: Bogotá – Pereira. Pick-up at Pereira airport and transfer to your hotel: a nice traditional farm, located in the surroundings of Salento. In the afternoon, departure for a visit of a traditional coffee farm near Salento. You will reach the farm walking down from Salento, enjoying the local landscapes of the coffee region. The local farmer will explain the whole process of small-scale coffee production, from grounds gathering to the final product. You will be offered a cup of coffee at the end of the tour. The local production is available for sale. Return to Salento and your hotel in Jeep Willys. (Transfers: 30min + 1h – Visit: 1h – Walking: 1h30) Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.
Day 4: Salento - Valle del Cocora Stop At: Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindio Department Today, departure by jeep Willys (typical transportation) to the Cocora Valley. You will follow your guide on a wonderful hike and discover the gorgeous valley. The site offers a surrealistic atmosphere, with the numerous wax palm trees, the national tree of Colombia. Return back to Salento at the end of the hike, and lunch in a restaurant offering a beautiful view over the area. In the afternoon, you will go back to Salento, for a little walking tour of the village. (Transport: 1h – Hiking: 3h) Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.
Day 5: Salento - Medellin Stop At: Parque El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia Department Early this morning, transfer from your hotel to Pereira airport. Flight: Pereira – Medellín. Pick-up at Medellín airport, and transfer to your hotel located in a lively area of the city: El Poblado. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to start visiting the city of Eternal Spring! Be prepared to take one of the nicest tours as if you were a citizen of Medellin. Together, with the guide, you will take public transportation to downtown. You will pass by the Administrative Center La Alpujarra, the train station, Botero square. Then, you will take the Metro-cable to go to the Botanical Garden. The tour will end by taking the metro to the central market and the visit of Plaza Mayor and Pies descalzos Park. Return to your hotel in public transportation. (Transfers: 1h + 15min – Walking tour: 6h) Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Diez hotel or similar.
Day 6: Guatape - La Roca El Peñol Stop At: Laguna de Guatape, Medellin, Antioquia Department Today you will discover the wonderful landscape around Guatape: a nice colorful little village, surrounded by a huge and beautiful lagoon. Departure to Guatape. You will visit El Peñol: an immense rock that dominates the Guatape Lagoon and the colonial village. The view is spectacular! This place has been called a natural and environmental heritage of Colombia. You will then go down to the village and visit its colorful streets! Return to your hotel during the afternoon. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Diez hotel or similar
Day 7: Medellin - Tayrona Park Stop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena Department In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Medellín airport. Flight: Medellín – Santa Marta. Pick up at Santa Marta airport and transfer to the surroundings of the Tayrona Park. Arrival at your hotel overlooking the Caribbean sea. This quiet place has a privileged location between the Piedras river and the sea, at the foot of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunset. (Transfers: 45min + 1h30) Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.
Day 8: Tayrona Park - Arrecifes & Cabo San Juan Stop At: Cabo San Juan, Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta District, Magdalena Department In the morning, transfer from your hotel to the Tayrona Park entrance. The hike in the Tayrona Park will take you to a magical place located between mountains, tropical forest and the sea. You will discover beautiful white sand beaches and ancestral volcanic rocks in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. You start with a hike in the tropical jungle from Cañaveral. Then, you enjoy the exotic beaches of Arrecifes and stop at La Piscina, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Continue to the Cabo San Juan, a wonderful bay of white sand surrounded by volcanic rocks. Free time to have lunch in the Tayrona Park and to enjoy the beaches. Afterwards, you will go back to the park’s entrance, where a vehicle will take you back to the hotel. (Transport: 30min roundtrip – Hike: 4h) Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.
Day 9: Tayrona Park - Cartagena Stop At: Cartagena, centro historico In the morning, transfer to Cartagena. In the afternoon, follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the “Pearl of the Caribbean”, a city rich in culture, diversity, exotic and heritage. This tour throughout the beautiful city of Cartagena will bring you back to colonial times, amidst colorful houses and lively squares. Walking tour in the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo. You will pass by: Plaza de los Coches, plaza de la Aduana, parque Bolívar, el Museo del Oro, el Palacio de la Inquisición, plaza de Santa Teresa, plaza de Santo Domingo, las murallas and Las Bóvedas. (Transfers: 4h30 – Walking tour: 4h) Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.
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