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Colonial charms & Caribbean coast

Colombia in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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Take a journey across Colombia, one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Discover its vibrant cities, quaint villages, verdant national parks, and Caribbean beaches in one amazing adventure!

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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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    Accommodation: 12 Nights

    Itinerary

    Dive into the natural sanctuaries and cultural treasures of Colombia, with our latest unforgettable journey, hand-made by our travel crafters. Discover the great colonial treasures of Bogotá and the lush coffee-growing region of Armenia. Trendy Medellin is sure to impress before you marvel at the colourful architecture of Cartagena and the idyllic beaches of Santa Marta.

    1st Day: UK/Ireland - Bogotá
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    It's time to say 'adiós' to the UK/Ireland and 'hola' to Colombia as you head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Bogotá. Arrive and transfer to the hotel, ready to get some rest before your adventures begin in the morning. Overnight stay in Bogotá.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Estelar Suites Jones or similar
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    1073 Reviews

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    2nd Day: Bogotá
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know Colombia's most iconic city with an action-packed panoramic tour of Bogotá. Discover the atmospheric streets of historical La Candelaria neighbourhood and soak up the artistic culture at the Botero Museum, home to the works of the best-known Colombian master.

    Enjoy people-watching in Plaza de Bolivar, home to majestic buildings such as the Palace of San Carlos, the Cathedral and the Lievano Palace. Pay a visit to the fascinating Gold Museum to admire ancient pieces crafted by Pre-Colombian goldsmiths.

    End the tour with a cable car or funicular ride up to Cerro de Monserrate to visit the historic sanctuary and soak up the beautiful panoramic views of the city! Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Dive into the glitzy nightlife of the Zona Rosa district or enjoy the laid-back ambience of the old town. Overnight stay in Bogotá.

    Please note: The above tour requires a moderate amount of walking and activity. The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and the Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays. On Sundays, the visit to Cerro de Monserrate will be replaced with a visit to the Casa Quinta de Bolivar Museum.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Estelar Suites Jones or similar
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    1073 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    City Tour Bogota with visit to Monserrate

    Moderate

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    3rd Day: Bogotá - Armenia
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    Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to the bustling capital in favour of the lush Andean highlands. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to take a flight to the city of Armenia. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

    Armenia is surrounded by the peaks of the Andes and is home to lively plazas and unique architecture. We recommend an optional tour of the Combia Inspiration Coffee Experience*, for an unforgettable taste of the local produce. Overnight stay in Armenia.

    *Optional Combia inspiration coffee experience: head to the Hacienda Combia for an experiential immersion in the coffee world. Learn about the stages of production in the coffee plantations during this unique and immersive experience. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hacienda Combia or similar
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    566 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Combia Inspiration Coffee Experience

    Light

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    4th Day: Armenia - Cocora Valley - Salento - Armenia
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    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning set off to the Cocora Valley in Quindío. Appreciate the beautiful landscapes along the way and on arrival, enjoy a welcome cocktail.

    Explore the cloud forest and its biodiversity and discover ancient aboriginal Quindio wax palm rituals, for a unique insight into the local culture. Take the opportunity to plant palm seedlings before heading to the town of Salento to visit the Plaza de Bolivar and the Cocora viewpoint to take in the sweeping views; a truly unforgettable moment.

    Return to Armenia and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, cooling off by the pool or exploring the historic town. Overnight stay in Armenia.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hacienda Combia or similar
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    566 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Cocora Valley & Salento Excursion
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    5th Day: Armenia - Medellín
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Head back into the city today, to the hillside metropolis of Medellín. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Medellin. Arrive and transfer to the hotel, and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

    Nicknamed the 'City of Eternal Spring', Medellin is known for its beautiful climate, vibrant music scene and diverse cultural treasures. Overnight stay in Medellín.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Café Hotel by Lars or similar
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    28 Reviews

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    6th Day: Medellín
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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

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    Activities

    included
    Social and urban transformation in Comuna 13

    Light

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    7th 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

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    Activities

    Optional
    Excursion to Peñol and Guatapé

    Light

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    8th Day: Medellin - Santa Marta
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, it's time for a little beach-side bliss. Transfer by road to Santa Marta, situated on the Caribbean Coast and known for its busy port and beautiful beaches, not to mention the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings.

    Arrive, transfer to the hotel and take some time to appreciate the sea views. A romantic stroll along the beach is the perfect way to end the day. Overnight stay in Santa Marta.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Senda Koguiwa or similar
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    43 Reviews

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    9th Day: Santa Marta
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in beautiful Santa Marta, soaking up the Spanish-influenced architecture and charming atmosphere of the Old Town.

    We recommend an optional full-day excursion to Tayrona National Natural Park for an unforgettable day of epic natural landscapes*. Overnight stay in Santa Marta.

    *Optional Tayrona National Park excursion: Set off early in the morning to the entrance point of the Tayrona National Natural Park. Begin an exciting hike of approximately 2 hours through the tropical forest trails to the Arrecifes Sector, recognised for its stunning natural beauty. Admire the abundant nature before arriving at a natural pool, the ideal place for a relaxing swim and enjoy the views of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and the Caribbean Coast.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Senda Koguiwa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    43 Reviews

    See our full selection
    10th Day: Santa Marta - Cartagena
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    Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, bid farewell to Santa Marta as you transfer back to Cartagena by road, enjoy the scenic landscapes of the Caribbean coast along the journey.

    Arrive, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend watching the sunset from an ocean-side bar with an ice-cool cocktail. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Barlovento or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    842 Reviews

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    11th Day: Cartagena
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer to the pier this morning to embark on an unforgettable full-day excursion to the Rosario Islands! The shared speedboat service grants spectacular views of the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica during the one-hour journey before arriving in the earthly paradise of the Rosario Islands.

    Spend the day relaxing at the beach and enjoying the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. This idyllic archipelago is largely undeveloped and offers a true slice of tropical island bliss! Enjoy an included lunch and, if you like, take an optional trip to the San Martin de Pajares Aquarium (to be paid for directly at the destination).

    After a laid-back day, return to Cartagena at around 3:00 p.m. Self-transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Barlovento or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    842 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Tour to San Pedro de Majuaga (Rosario Islands)

    Moderate

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    12th Day: Cartagena
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring the city and its surroundings at your leisure or enjoy opt for an optional city tour to discover Cartagena's colonial architecture and most important historic sites*. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

    *Optional Cartagena city tour: Set off on a tour of Cartagena, passing through the main neighbourhoods of the city: Boca Grande, Castillo Grande and Manga until you arrive at the majestic Castillo de San Felipe. Visit the Church of San Pedro Claver and end the tour withing the beautiful colonial walls of the old town.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Barlovento or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    842 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Cartagena City Private Tour

    Light

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    13th Day: Cartagena - Night on board
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    Breakfast* at the hotel. After your incredible Colombian adventure, it's time to head home. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

    *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.

    14th Day: UK/Ireland
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    Arrive in the UK/Ireland with fond memories of Colombia's warm culture and the unforgettable experiences you shared with your travel companions.

    Included activities

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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

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    Moderate

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    The experience lasts 3 to 4 hours approximately, recommended to take sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable shoes and adequate clothing.

    Cocora Valley & Salento Excursion

    Included activity for day 4 in Armenia

    A fascinating excursion to the lush Cocora Valley and Salento. Enjoy a welcome cocktail, explore the forest in the clouds with its biodiversity and discover ancient aboriginal Quindio wax palm rituals, for a unique insight into the local culture.

    Physical rating:

    Light

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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

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    Light

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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 11 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

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    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.
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    The activity lasts approximately 3 to 4 hours plus transfer time depending on the location of the hotel. Another departure scheduled for 14:00.

    Combia Inspiration Coffee Experience

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Armenia

    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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    People with respiratory problems, the elderly and children under 5 years of age are not allowed to climb the peñol. If due to health problems you are unable to climb the Peñol Rock, the ticket will be lost and cannot be replaced by another activity.

    Excursion to Peñol and Guatapé

    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:

    Light

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    Another departure is scheduled at 14:00h.

    Cartagena City Private Tour

    Suggested activity for day 12 in Cartagena de Indias

    Set off on a tour of Cartagena, passing through the main neighbourhoods of the city: Boca Grande, Castillo Grande and Manga until you arrive at the majestic Castillo de San Felipe. Visit the Church of San Pedro Claver and end the tour in the old town.

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

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
    • International flights: UK/Ireland - Bogota; Cartagena - UK/Ireland.
    • Internal flights: Bogota - Armenia, Armenia - Medellin, Medellin - Santa Marta.*
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    • 12 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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    • 12 breakfasts.
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.**
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    • Visits and entrance fees with an english speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • ATOL Protection.
    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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    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: transfers are with a Spanish-speaking driver.

    If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

    ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ 

    eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

    • Entry requirements

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

    • Visa

      British nationals 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

      GMT - 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.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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