Colombia in 8 Days

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Be fascinated by the attractions of this amazing Andean country and uncover the enchanting colonial treasures of Bogotá. Head to Leticia and stay in the Amazon to encounter the abundant wildlife of the tropical rainforest and the charming architecture of colorful Cartagena.

8 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

1

NYC - BOG

Bogotá

2

Bogotá

3

BOG-LET

Leticia

4

Leticia

5

LET-CTG

Cartagena de Indias

6

Cartagena de Indias

7

Cartagena de Indias

8

CTG - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Bogotá

It's time to say 'adiós' to the US 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.

* 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.

2nd Day: Bogotá

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know Colombia's most iconic cities with an action-packed panoramic tour of Bogotá. Discover the atmospheric streets of the historical La Candelaria neighborhood 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. End the tour with a fascinating visit to the Gold Museum to admire ancient pieces of Pre-Colombian goldsmiths. 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.

 

Note: On Monday the Gold museum is closed and on Tuesday the Botero museum is closed.

3rd Day: Bogotá - Leticia - Tabatinga

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Leticia in the Colombian Amazon. Reception at Leticia Alfredo Vasquez Cobo International Airport and transfer by taxi to the hotel. Lunch. At the appointed time transfer by land to visit the border of Tabatinga (Brazil) where you can appreciate the Amazon River and do some shopping. On the way back, at sunset, we will start walking through the city of Leticia, visiting the Orellana Park, the market, the pharmacy of medicinal plants and the Santander Park, where it is possible to observe and listen to hundreds of parrots that have their bedroom there. Dinner and overnight stay in Leticia.

4th Day: Leticia - Wochine - Lagos Tarapoto

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 7:30 am from hotel to walk to the dock and take a shared boat on the Amazon River in a journey of approximately two hours, arrival at Puerto Nariño, tour by population and continue by jungle path to the Wochine reserve, where you can appreciate the Victoria Regia, the Pirarucus and other species of fish. Lunch and visit to a nearby community. At the agreed time visit to the Tarapoto Lakes where you can appreciate the landscape and the ecosystem with the possibility of observing pink and gray dolphins. Return from Tarapoto Lakes to Leticia by shared boat and walking from the dock to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Leticia.

5th Day: Leticia - Bogotá - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Cartagena de Indias via Bogota. Arrival, assistance at the airport and transfer in private service to the chosen hotel. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

6th Day: Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get to know the colonial past and colorful present of the city. Set off on a panoramic tour of Cartagena, passing through the main neighborhoods of the city: Boca Grande, Castillo Grande and Manga until you arrive at the majestic Castillo de San Felipe, an important feat in military engineering. Visit the Church of San Pedro Claver and end the tour with a short walk through the walled area where you can admire its pretty squares, narrow streets and houses with balconies beautifully decorated with flowers. The city's charms are undeniable. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Perhaps you'll head down to the beach for a lazy afternoon or enjoy a drink in one of the lively plazas.  Overnight stay in Cartagena.  

7th Day: Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Explore the beaches along Manzanillo Bay, soak up the charms of Cartagena's old town or simply kick-back by the pool. We recommend an optional excursion to the paradise shores of Isla del Encanto, in the Rosario Islands National Park.* Overnight stay in Cartagena.

Optional Rosario Islands Tour: In the morning, self-transfer to the pier to board a shared speedboat service to the National Natural Park of the Rosario Islands. Admire the views of the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, before arriving at the idyllic islands and taking the time to enjoy the beach and surroundings. Lunch included. (Does not include transfer hotel-pier-hotel, approx. $7 p.p. pier tax and optional entrance to San Martin Aquarium $14 p.p.) Price per person: $80.

Optional
Rosario Islands Tour (Isla del Encanto)
8th Day: Cartagena - US

Breakfast at the hotel. After an unforgettable getaway in Colombia, it's time to head home. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip. 

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Rosario Islands Tour (Isla del Encanto)

Take a shared speedboat service to the Rosario Islands National Park, appreciating the views of Cartagena Bay and Boca Chica along the way. Arrive at Isla del Encanto and spend the day enjoying the idyllic beaches and clear waters. Lunch included.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Bogotá, Cartagena - US.
  • Internal flights: Bogotá - Leticia, Leticia - Cartagena.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.*
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English 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

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

Leticia entrance tax $15 p.p approx (paid directly at the Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport).

Entry taxes to indigenous communities (Direct payment when entering the community).

* Please note: transfers are with a Spanish-speaking driver.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Colombia.
  • Visa
    US Passport holders 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.

 

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