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The coffee triangle & Caribbean beaches

Colombia in 11 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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Valentine, Travel Expert

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An in depth discovery of Colombia by the hand of a local guide! From Medellin and Bogota, to the beautiful landscapes of coffee plantations and the tropical atmosphere of the beaches of Cartagena.

Trip Highlights

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    Bogota
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    Cartagena de Indias
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    Islas del Rosario
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    Medellín
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    Tayrona

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $470

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

The adventure begins in the capital, Bogota, and continues with a taste of the best coffees in Armenia. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Quindio and the small colonial villages in the surrounding area, before flying to Medellin. Finally, head to the colorful Cartagena de Indias, with a day in the Rosario islands, to soak up its tropical vibe.

1st Day: Canada - Bogota

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Ready to experience the colorful culture of Colombia? Head to your departure airport to catch your flight*. Touch down in Bogota, the sprawling, high-altitude capital, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bogota.

*If your inbound or outbound flight departs 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
Estelar Suites Jones or similar
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1157 Reviews

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2nd Day: Bogota

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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of the historic center of Bogota, full of colonial style architecture. Visit the Banco de la República art museum, home to the largest Botero collection.

Continue to Plaza de Bolivar, admire the Palacio de San Carlos and Casa de Nariño, enter the Gold Museum, and ascend the Cerro de Monserrate to enjoy one of the most privileged views of the city. The afternoon is free to enjoy the city's lively atmosphere. Make sure you try a delicious cup of the famous Santa Fe chocolate! Overnight in Bogota.

Please note: the Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, the Botero Museum on Tuesdays and there is no ascent to Cerro Monserrate on Sundays- you’ll visit the Casa Quinta de Bolivar Museum instead.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Estelar Suites Jones or similar
tripadvisor rating

1157 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour Bogota with visit to Monserrate

Moderate

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3rd Day: Bogota - Coffee Axis

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Armenia, at the heart of Colombia's coffee-growing region. Known for its lush landscapes and fertile valleys where coffee plantations thrive. Take advantage of the day to savor the authentic taste of Colombian coffee through our optional excursion to Hacienda Combia*. Overnight in Coffee Axis.

*Optional excursion to Hacienda de Café Combia: enjoy a welcome drink before touring the different rooms. Learn about coffee production through an interactive exhibition and visit the place where the pulping, fermentation and drying processes take place. Finally, enjoy a wonderful selection of specialty coffees.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hacienda Combia or similar
tripadvisor rating

569 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Combia Inspiration Coffee Experience

Light

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4th Day: Coffee Axis

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Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning head towards the colorful city of Filandia for a guided tour. Stroll through its classic colonial streets, visit the main park, the parish María Inmaculada and the street known as ‘the street where time stood still’.

Next, ascend to the Quindío viewpoint, from where we can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of coffee plantations. Continue towards the incredible Cocora Valley, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.

Upon arrival toast with a welcome traditional "canelazo" cocktail and begin the hike through the cloud forest to appreciate its striking biodiversity. Return via the wax palm eco trail, the tallest in the world and national flagship tree.

Enjoy free time for lunch (not included) and finish the tour in Salento, where you’ll take a short walk to see the Bolivar Square, the Royal Street, craft workshops and Cocora viewpoint. Return and overnight stay in Coffee Axis.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hacienda Combia or similar
tripadvisor rating

569 Reviews

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Activities

included
Filandia, Valle del Cocora and Salento

Moderate

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5th Day: Coffee Axis - Medellín

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to fly to Medellin, known as "the city of eternal spring" for its pleasant climate all year round. Arrive in the hillside city and take a private transfer to the hotel, catching sight of the captivating skyline along the way. Overnight stay in Medellin.

 

Accommodation

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

28 Reviews

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6th Day: Medellín

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Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a guided tour of Medellin. Visit the Casa Museo de la Memoria, take the cable car up to the neighborhoods of La Sierra and Comuna 13, two urban areas that were once epicenters of illicit activity, but are now touristic areas thanks to social transformation.

Discover how artists have helped drive the progress of these neighborhoods through music and graffiti. The rest of the day is free for you to continue exploring the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Medellín.

Accommodation

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

28 Reviews

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Activities

included
Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

Light

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7th Day: Medellín

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Why not take a walk around El Poblado neighborhood and eat at one of its upmarket restaurants. We recommend disconnecting surrounded by nature by heading on our optional excursion to Guatapé*. Overnight stay in Medellín.

*Optional excursion to Peñón de Guatapé: begin walking through Marinilla, a town full of colonial architecture and famous for the production of musical instruments, before arriving at the well-known rock. Climb the Peñol to admire the incredible views. End with a relaxing one-hour walk along the reservoir. Lunch included.

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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8th Day: Medellín - Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cartagena de Indias. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Cartagena sits on the Caribbean coast and is one of the main ports in Colombia. It is increasingly up-and-coming, has a plethora of 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
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

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9th Day: Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off on an enchanting boat trip to the Rosario islands. Self-transfer to the port to catch your shared speedboat. During the journey appreciate the beautiful Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, where the San Fernando and San José forts are located.

After your arrival, spend the day enjoying the beach, soaking up the sunshine, swimming and snorkeling in the wonderfully mild waters. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch (included). If you wish, opt to visit the San Martín de Pajares Aquarium (entrance fee not included).

At the indicated time, return to the mainland and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to continue enjoying the wonderful tropical atmosphere of the city. Overnight in Cartagena de Indias.

Please note: the San Martín de Pajares Aquarium is closed on Mondays and sometimes Tuesdays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour to San Pedro de Majuaga (Rosario Islands)

Moderate

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10th Day: Cartagena de Indias

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last day at leisure purchasing some last minute souvenirs and enjoying the local food and atmosphere. To make the most of the trip and get to know this colorful city in depth, we recommend our optional panoramic tour of Cartagena de Indias*. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

*Optional panoramic tour of Cartagena de Indias: start with a walk through the main neighborhoods of the city: Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga, to the Castle of San Felipe (entrance included). Continue to the Church of San Pedro Claver and finish with a walk among the wonderful walled city to encounter the charm of its squares, narrow streets and colorful balconies decorated with flowers.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
tripadvisor rating

5512 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Tour of Cartagena

Moderate

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11th Day: Cartagena de Indias - 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.

*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

Included
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Please note the Gold Museum is closed on Monday and the Botero Museum is closed on Tuesday. On Sunday the ascent to Monserrate mountain is not operated, instead you will visit the Casa Quinta de Bolívar Museum.

City Tour Bogota with visit to Monserrate

Included activity for day 2 in Bogota

We will start with a panoramic walking tour through the historic center of Bogota. We’ll visit the Art Museum, Botero Museum, Plaza de Bolivar among other historic and important landmarks.

Duration 05:00h . Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Filandia, Valle del Cocora and Salento

Included activity for day 4

Admire Filandia's colonial style and head up to the Quindío lookout point to observe a beautiful landscape of coffee plantations. Afterwards, contemplate the towering wax palms of the Cocora Valley and stroll through the picturesque town of Salento.

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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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 6 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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Included
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Optional visit to San Martín de Pajares aquarium (by speedboat), entrance fee is paid directly, not included. The San Martín de Pajares aquarium is closed on Monday (or Tuesday if bank holiday on Monday). Return time from the islands 3pm.

Tour to San Pedro de Majuaga (Rosario Islands)

Included activity for day 9 in Cartagena de Indias

Self-transfer to the pier for a shared service speedboat to the Rosario Islands National Park. Discover the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica from the speedboat (approx. 1 hour journey each way). Enjoy a beach day on the islands with a traditional lunch.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
Optional

Combia Inspiration Coffee Experience

Suggested activity for day 3

Head to the Hacienda Combia for an experiential immersion in the coffee world.

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

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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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 7 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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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

Suggested activity for day 10 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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The price includes

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  • Departures from main canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Cartagena - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Bogotá - Armenia, Armenia - Medellín, Medellín - Cartagena. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfast and 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English/Spanish speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • 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.

Please note that depending on the category you choose to travel in, your accommodation in Coffee Axis will change between Armenia (Charm category) or Pereira (Superior category). The distance between the two cities is approximately 1 hour.

  • 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.

Children: 2 - 10 years.

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 +44 20 8068 3176 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.


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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