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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, both rich in history and culture, and end the trip on a tropical island for an ideal all-around getaway.

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    Cartagena de Indias
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    Islas del Rosario
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    Medellín

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  2. All transfers

  3. Activities

  4. Some meals

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    Accommodation: 9 Nights

    Itinerary

    Immerse yourself in the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Medellín, known as the City of Eternal Spring. Continue by discovering the beautiful 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
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    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 Medellín. 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.

    This up-and-coming part of town is 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
    tripadvisor rating

    28 Reviews

    See our full selection

    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' because of its year-round warm tropical climate.

    Why not wander around the tranquil Botanical Gardens or simply people-watch in one of the city's sunny plazas. To get a well-rounded experience, we recommend an excursion to Peñol and Guatapé*. Overnight stay in Medellin.

    *Optional full-day excursion to Peñol and Guatapé: explore the quaint town of Peñol, known for its impressive, energy-producing reservoir. Discover the Piedra dell Peñol and climb 724 steps to reach the peak for unforgettable panoramic views! Enjoy lunch before visiting the town of Guatapé to appreciate its picturesque houses and take a leisurely boat trip on the reservoir.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Café Hotel by Lars or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    28 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Peñol & Guatapé Excursion

    Active

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    4th Day: Medellin - Cartagena

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Ready for the next part of your adventure? Transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Cartagena de Indias! Experience the colorful Caribbean culture in this city that sits on the Caribbean coast, one of the main ports in Colombia.

    Depending on your arrival time, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and begin exploring this vibrant city. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Barlovento or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    845 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: Bocagrande, Castillogrande 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
    tripadvisor rating

    845 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Tour of Cartagena

    Moderate

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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! To get the most out of your experience, we recommend an optional tour of the stunning Rosario islands* in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean ocean. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

    *Optional full-day Islas del Rosario tour (with lunch): self-transfer to the port to catch your speed boat over to the Rosario Islands National Park. On-route, appreciate the beautiful Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, where the San Fernando and San José forts are located. Arrive, 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
    tripadvisor rating

    845 Reviews

    See our full selection

    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
    tripadvisor rating

    1223 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 specialized local guide will show you the great variety of flora and fauna native to this area of the world.

    At the end of the tour, enjoy some time to wonder at what is known as the ‘Sea of Seven Colors’, where you can pick out each of 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
    tripadvisor rating

    1223 Reviews

    See our full selection

    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, and 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. Overnight stay in San Andrés.

    *Optional Aquarium and Johnny Cay shared excursion: begin 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 Andrés. Return to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, 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.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Sol Caribe Campo or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1223 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Johnny Cay and Aquarium Tour

    Light

    See more

    10th Day: San Andres - Canada

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    Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly it's time to bid farewell to Colombia today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

    *Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

    Included activities

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

    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:

    Active

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    Optional
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    It is optional to take the boat transportation to visit the San Martin de Pajares Aquarium, clarifying that the entrance fee is not included. The San Martín de Pajares Aquarium is closed on Mondays or Tuesdays when the previous Monday is a holiday.

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

    Suggested activity for day 6 in Islas del Rosario

    Self-transfer to the dock to embark by speedboat to the Rosario Islands National Park, during the trip we will appreciate the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica.

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

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Optional
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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.

    Entry into Colombia mandates the obligatory payment of a $90 fee.

    *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.

    Babies: 0-2 years.

    Children: 3-10 years.

    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.


    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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