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Essential Colombia

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,863

Journey into the heart of what makes Colombia such a spectacular choice for a trip to Latin America.


This 8 day visit to one of Latin America’s most colourful countries will challenge everything you think you know about the land that invented ‘magical realism.’ If you’ve never heard that phrase before, pack a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the local literary star who popularised it.

The cosmopolitan city of Bogota is rich with colonial history, particularly around La Candelaria, Plaza de Bolivar and the Cathedral of Salt. You’ll also visit the world’s best gold museum. Santa Marta with its magical beaches and gateway to the “Lost City” and an ideal Colombian flop and drop spot.

Finally, Colombia’s most popular ‘tourist’ city Cartagena was one of the first sanctuaries for freed African slaves in the Americas. That heritage gives the city a distinctly different feel from its neighbours. Pay your respects at the monastery of La Popa, or visit the impressive San Felipe de Barajas Fortress.


 

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Accommodation in Bogota

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    Hilton Bogota



    Enjoy the central location and stylish atmosphere of the Hilton Bogota hotel. Located in the heart of the financial district, the hotel is close to Zona Rosa, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of the city, and Zona G, the entertainment and dining area. Reach ...

    Enjoy the central location and stylish atmosphere of the Hilton Bogota hotel. Located in the heart of the financial district, the hotel is close to Zona Rosa, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of the city, and Zona G, the entertainment and dining area. Reach the hotel from El Dorado International Airport in just 25 minutes.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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    Hotel B3 Virrey



    This chic hotel with a facade of vines and flowers is 1 km from the Parque de la 93 entertainment district, 10 km from the José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden and 16 km from El Dorado International Airport. The World Trade Centre is a 15-minute ...

    This chic hotel with a facade of vines and flowers is 1 km from the Parque de la 93 entertainment district, 10 km from the José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden and 16 km from El Dorado International Airport.

    The World Trade Centre is a 15-minute drive away, Botero Museum is 9.3 miles away, and El Dorado International Airport is a 30-minute drive away, the hotel can arrange shuttles for an additional fee.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport shuttle available $
    • Bar
    • Bicycle hire
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Free Parking
    • Hairdryers
    • Handicap accessible rooms
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non-Smoking Throughout
    • Pets Not Accepted
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Sound Proof Rooms
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Vending Machines
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    Hotel Movich 97



    Located in the upscale Chico area of Bogota, this modern hotel features a chic panoramic rooftop terrace with bar service. The hotel is just 7 blocks from Parque de la 93 Park and its many trendy entertainment venues. The Chico Museum is only 9 blocks ...

    Located in the upscale Chico area of Bogota, this modern hotel features a chic panoramic rooftop terrace with bar service. The hotel is just 7 blocks from Parque de la 93 Park and its many trendy entertainment venues. The Chico Museum is only 9 blocks away.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Spa

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    Cite Hotel Bogota



    Modern, exclusive, and sophisticated. Located in a comfortable urban zone in the most important business and entertainment area of the city and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Virrey Park. The Cite Hotel Bogota offers a calm atmosphere, where you will enjoy an unforgettable ...

    Modern, exclusive, and sophisticated. Located in a comfortable urban zone in the most important business and entertainment area of the city and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Virrey Park. The Cite Hotel Bogota offers a calm atmosphere, where you will enjoy an unforgettable experience through personalized service, style, and constant effort to guarantee a pleasant stay.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Cooked Breakfast Available
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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Accommodation in Cartagena

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    Hotel Ananda



    Ananda is located in the heart of the historical center. It is just a few blocks ways from historical monuments and buildings such as the Cathedral Santo Domingo's Square and the Inquisition Palace. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, art galleries and boutiques.

    Ananda is located in the heart of the historical center. It is just a few blocks ways from historical monuments and buildings such as the Cathedral Santo Domingo's Square and the Inquisition Palace. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, art galleries and boutiques.

    Facilities

    • Bicycles
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Golf
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Library
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Watersport Activities

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,863

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Day 1

Bogota Airport to Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Victoria Regia

Located north of Bogota in the exclusive area of La Cabrera Zona T Sofitel offers easy access to the city's major business and financial centers as well as the best art galleries restaurants and renowned Colombian and international designer boutiques. This 5 star hotel boasts rooms designed by the prestigious Colombian architect Miguel Soto. The decor is classically inspired and can be seen from the sumptuous lobby to the elegant meeting rooms the charming restaurants and every guestrooms details.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Victoria Regia

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    Hotel Victoria Regia



    Located north of Bogota in the exclusive area of La Cabrera Zona T Sofitel offers easy access to the city's major business and financial centers as well as the best art galleries restaurants and renowned Colombian and international designer boutiques. This 5 star hotel boasts ...

    Located north of Bogota in the exclusive area of La Cabrera Zona T Sofitel offers easy access to the city's major business and financial centers as well as the best art galleries restaurants and renowned Colombian and international designer boutiques. This 5 star hotel boasts rooms designed by the prestigious Colombian architect Miguel Soto. The decor is classically inspired and can be seen from the sumptuous lobby to the elegant meeting rooms the charming restaurants and every guestrooms details.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Bogota City Tour plus Monserrate Hill

Visit the well preserved historical colonial quarter of La Candelaria. There will be an opportunity for photographs at Plaza de Bolivar, the main square of Bogota. The Cathedral, the Congress Palace, the Cardinal's Palace, the colonial church of El Sagrario, the House of Independence, the Palace of Justice and the City Hall are located here. After, visit the famous Gold Museum where the world's greatest collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold crafts is displayed. Then transfer to Monserrate where you will go up the hill on a cable car. In Monserrate you will be able to appreciate an amazing view of Bogota, it is also a site of pilgrimage for Catholics.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Zipaquira Salt Mine

As you drive out of Bogota you are presented with a panoramic view of the city and the vast plateau of the northern area of Bogota. You will arrive to the small town of Zipaquira where you will take an underground tour to discover the famous Salt Cathedral.

Experience the extraordinary architecture and engineering of this remarkable underground mine. The cathedral was carved inside an active salt mine formed 250 million years ago, under the Halite Mountains. Here you will find 14 small chapels that represent the Stations of the Cross and Jesus Christ's crucifixion, a sanctuary and a main cathedral. Although this is a popular tourist destination to be visited, this is also a place of pilgrimage for the local community.

Duration6 Hours
Day 4

Bogota Hotel to Airport

Duration1 Hour

Medellin Airport to Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

Arrive Medellin

Arrive at Medellin Airport and transfer to the selected hotel for checking-in.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Park 10

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    Hotel Park 10



    In Hotel Park 10 you will feel the warmth of your home. The hotel's highly qualified staff is willing to provide unforgettable service and the facilities are designed for your comfort: A perfect stay while visiting Medellin.

    In Hotel Park 10 you will feel the warmth of your home. The hotel's highly qualified staff is willing to provide unforgettable service and the facilities are designed for your comfort: A perfect stay while visiting Medellin.

    Facilities

    • Gym
    • Library
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 5

Medellin

After breakfast, go to Cerro Nutibara (Nutibara Hill) located in the heart of the city where you can find a replica of an Antioquian town (pueblito Paisa) from days of yore. People from Antioquia, Medellin are referred to as Paisas who were the colonizers of what is now known as the Coffee Region. Later, head to the Plaza de las Esculturas (Sculptures Plaza) located next to the Antioquian Museum where there are several giant sculptures donated by the artist Fernando Botero, who was born in that city. Also visit the "Parque de los Pies Descalzos" (Barefoot Park), "Parque de los Deseos" (Park of the Wishes), and the Botanic Garden. Get on the "Metrocable" (aerial cable car), transportation that takes you to the poorest communities of the city.

Return to the hotel for the balance of your day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Depart Medellin

Breakfast and early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination (not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast

Medellin Hotel to Airport

Duration45 Minutes
Day 7

Cartagena Airport to Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia

Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia is a truly beautiful hotel nestled in the heart of historic walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia provides its visitors with the perfect balance of culture, history, elegance, and warmth, while they experience the stunning colonial city of Cartagena. Set in the historic heart of El Centro, Hotel Don Pedro Heredia is the perfect place to rest as you enjoy this breathtaking city.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia

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    Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia



    Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia is a truly beautiful hotel nestled in the heart of historic walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia provides its visitors with the perfect balance of culture, history, elegance, and warmth, while they experience the stunning ...

    Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia is a truly beautiful hotel nestled in the heart of historic walled city of Cartagena de Indias. Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia provides its visitors with the perfect balance of culture, history, elegance, and warmth, while they experience the stunning colonial city of Cartagena. Set in the historic heart of El Centro, Hotel Don Pedro Heredia is the perfect place to rest as you enjoy this breathtaking city.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa

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Day 8

Half Day Cartagena City Tour

The afternoon will begin with a visit to the Convent of La Popa built at the beginning of the 17th century on the hill of the same name. From there a magnificent view of the city and the bay can be seen. The tour will then continue on to San Felipe's Fort, built in the 17th century to protect the city from marauding invaders. After a tour looking at the construction of this impregnable fortress, there will be a stroll to the walled colonial city and stop at the colorful handicraft stores of Las Bovedas where the local artisans display their ware. From there, travel to the Convent of San Pedro Claver, named in honor of the Spanish born monk who was known as the "Apostles of Blacks". The tree filled courtyard of the convent houses religious and pre-Columbian artefacts. Afterwards you will be returned to your hotel, or you can continue to explore Cartagena's old town.

Duration2 Hours
Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Cartagena Hotel to Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDED:

  • Round trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Half day Bogota City Tour plus Monserrate Hill
  • Half day Zipaquira Salt Mine
  • Half day Medellin City Tour
  • Half Day Cartagena City Tour
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire

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