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Colombia in 10 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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The perfect introduction to Colombia. Explore two of its key cities, rich in history and culture and end the trip on a tropical island for an ideal all-round getaway.

Trip Highlights

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    Cartagena de Indias
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    Islas del Rosario
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    Medellín

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  1. Accommodation

  2. All transfers

  3. Activities

  4. Some meals

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  • Accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Day 1 to 4

Café Hotel by Lars

Location

Medellín

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Vivre Medellín

Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Medellín, known as the 'City of Eternal Spring. Continue by discovering the beautiful colonial Cartagena de Indias, famed for its colonial buildings, squares and cobblestone streets. Then jet-off to the tropical Caribbean island of San Andres, where you can soak up the sun surrounded by nature.

1st Day: Canada - Medellin
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It's time to say 'hola' to Colombia as you head to your departure airport, ready for a flight* to Medellin. Arrive in the hillside city and transfer to the hotel, catching sight of the captivating city skyline along the way. Overnight stay in Medellín.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar

28 Reviews

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2nd Day: Medellin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know this colorful city today as you set off on a morning tour of Medellin. Begin at the Casa Museo de la Memoria to learn about the turbulent history of the city before taking a cable car ride to the neighborhood of La Sierra, an up-and-coming part of town where you can uncover the essence of modern Medellín in 'Comuna 13', with its vibrant street art and community atmosphere. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore the city at your leisure. Why not explore Colombia's rich artistic heritage at the Antioquia Museum or take a stroll through Plaza Botero? Overnight stay in Medellín.

* Please note: Casa Museo de la Memoria is closed on Mondays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar

28 Reviews

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Activities

included
Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

Light

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3rd Day: Medellin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Medellin, known as the 'City of Eternal Spring'. Soak up some culture in the Museo de Antioquia, wander through the tranquil Botanic Gardens or simply people-watch in one of the city's sunny plazas. Alternatively, we recommend an excursion to Peñol and Guatapé.* Overnight stay in Medellin.

Optional Full-Day Excursion to Peñol and Guatapé: Explore the town of Peñol, known for its impressive, energy-producing reservoir. Move on to Piedra de El Peñol, a strange stone monolith, and climb 724 steps to reach the peak for unforgettable panoramic views. After descending, stop for lunch before visiting the town of Guatapé to appreciate its picturesque houses and to enjoy a boat trip on the reservoir. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Café Hotel by Lars or similar

28 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Peñol & Guatapé Excursion

Light

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4th Day: Medellin - Cartagena
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cartagena. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Cartagena sits on the Caribbean coast and is one of the main ports in Colombia. It's increasingly up-and-coming and has a plethora of upmarket bars and restaurants and is home to colorful streets and leafy plazas, perfect for exploring! Overnight stay in Cartagena.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Barlovento or similar

835 Reviews

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5th Day: Cartagena
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your morning at leisure in this vibrant city. In the afternoon, you will take a panoramic tour of the main neighborhoods of the city: BocagrandeCastillogrande and Manga until you reach and enter the Castillo de San Felipe where we will visit one of the most important military engineering constructions in colonial times. Next, visit the emblematic Church of San Pedro Claver that dates back to the 1600s. End of the tour with a walk through the stunning colonial walled city where you can admire its beautiful squares, narrow streets and houses with their balconies magnificently decorated with flowers. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Barlovento or similar

835 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of Cartagena

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6th Day: Cartagena
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the day at your leisure*. It's a vibrant city with a plethora of quirky bars and eateries, colorful streets and leafy plazas, perfect for exploring! We recommend visiting the various plazas within the walled city, doing a spot of shopping in the independent boutiques and watching the sunset from an ocean-side bar with a tropical cocktail. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

*Optional Full-day Islas del Rosario Tour with Lunch: Enjoy a tour of the stunning Rosario islands in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean ocean. Self-transfer to the port to catch your speed boat over to the Rosario Islands National Park. During the boat ride appreciate the beautiful Bay of Cartagenaand Boca Chica, where the San Fernando and San José forts are located. Once you arrive you have the day to enjoy the beach, soak in the sunshine, have a swim in the wonderful waters and then savor a typical lunch (included). Transfer back to Cartagena at the indicated time.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Barlovento or similar

835 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full day Islas del Rosario en San Pedro de Majagua con almuerzo

Moderate

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7th Day: Cartagena - San Andres
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today it’s time to catch a flight over to the blissful island of San Andres, known for its coconut palms, white sand beaches and crystal-clear Caribbean waters. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of your day at your leisure. Enjoy the all-inclusive resort and start discovering this tropical island. Overnight stay in San Andres.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sol Caribe Campo or similar

1219 Reviews

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8th Day: San Andres
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All-inclusive at the hotel. After breakfast, experience a spectacular eco-tour onboard a catamaran that will border the mangroves of the Old Point National Park. A local specialized guide will show you the great variety of flora and fauna native to this area of the world. Finally, enjoy some time to wonder at what is known as the ‘Sea of Seven Colors’, notice and identify the different magical blue hues of the Caribbean sea. Transfer back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in San Andres.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sol Caribe Campo or similar

1219 Reviews

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Activities

included
Catamaran ride in San Andres

Light

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9th Day: San Andres
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All-inclusive at the hotel. Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can enjoy the full-board at your hotel, have a lazy day on the island, pick up some souvenirs while you immerse yourself in the local culture. We recommend an optional* Aquarium and Johnny Cay visit to discover more of the beautiful marine life.

*Optional Natural Aquarium and Johnny Cay shared excursion: This activity begins with a visit to Haynes Cay and the natural Aquarium where you can appreciate the beauty of these small islands and see their marine life. Next, take a tour around the mangroves and the internal bay of San Andres. Return to San Andres to have lunch at your hotel. After lunch, meet at the pier to venture over to Johnny Cay, enjoy some beach time, soak in the sea and sun. Finally, take an eco-walk through the island and observe the fascinating iguanas that inhabit the place, the main hosts of the natural park. Return to San Andres in the afternoon. Overnight stay in San Andres.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sol Caribe Campo or similar

1219 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Johnny Cay and Aquarium Tour

Light

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10th Day: San Andres - Canada
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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly it's time to bid farewell to Colombia. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

Included activities

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It is recommended to wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sun hat and clothing suitable for mild weather. Casa de la Memoria is closed on Mondays. A second departure is available at 14:00h.

Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

Included activity for day 2 in Medellín

Learn about the armed conflict at the Casa Museo de la Memoria before visiting La Sierra and Comuna 13, two neighborhoods that have emerged from their troubled past through art.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Passengers are only picked up at hotels in Bocagrande, Laguito and Centro Historico. Bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sun hat and clothing suitable for warm weather. The tour may vary due to museum closures.

Tour of Cartagena

Included activity for day 5 in Cartagena de Indias

You will take a panoramic tour through the main neighbourhoods of the city: Bocagrande, Castillo Grande and Manga until you reach and enter the Castillo de San Felipe.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Explanations in Spanish

Catamaran ride in San Andres

Included activity for day 8

A spectacular ecological tour in a sailing boat along the mangrove area that is part of the Old Point Natural Park, where a specialised guide will show you the great variety of flora and fauna of the area.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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If due to health problems you are unable to climb the rock of El Peñol, the ticket will be lost and cannot be replaced by another activity.

Peñol & Guatapé Excursion

Suggested activity for day 3 in Medellín

Visit Peñol reservoir and the famous Peñol Stone, a 220-metre high rock monolith to climb the 724 steps to the top. The views of the surrounding countryside are worth the climb! Also visit Guatapé town and cruise on the reservoir.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Es opcional tomar el transporte en lancha para visitar el acuario San Martín de Pajares, aclarando que el valor del ingreso es pago directo, no incluido. El acuario San Martín de Pajares cierra los lunes. Los martes cuando el lunes anterior es festiv

Full day Islas del Rosario en San Pedro de Majagua con almuerzo

Suggested activity for day 6 in Islas del Rosario

En la mañana traslado por cuenta propia del hotel hasta el muelle para embarcar en una lancha rápida en servicio compartido con destino al Parque Natural Nacional de las islas del Rosario, durante la navegación apreciaremos la Bahía de Cartagena y Boca chi

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Tour in Spanish

Johnny Cay and Aquarium Tour

Suggested activity for day 9

Explore Johnny Cay islet of palm trees and white sand beaches, the Haynes Cay where you’ll enjoy a typical lunch included, and explore the natural aquarium to appreciate the marine flora and fauna with its fascinating colorful fish.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Medellin // San Andrés - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Medellin - Cartagena, Cartagena - San Andrés. *
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts and all inclusive in San Andres
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English/Spanish speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Colombia.

  • Visa

    Canadians can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa.

  • Currency

    Colombian Peso.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    110 V, 60 Hz.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.colombia.co/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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