Colombia in 9 Days

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Culture, History & Beach Escape

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¡Vamos! Dive into the natural sanctuaries and cultural treasures of Colombia on an unforgettable journey through its most emblematic destinations. Discover the great colonial treasures of Bogotá and marvel at the colorful architecture of Cartagena and the idyllic beaches of San Andrés.

9 days trip including flights*

9 days and 8 nights in destination

1

NYC - BOG

Bogota

2

Bogota

3

BOG-CTG

Cartagena

4

Cartagena

5

Cartagena

6

CTG-ADZ

San Andrés

7

San Andrés

8

San Andrés

9

ADZ - 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

Arrival at US departure airport ready to check in for a flight* to Bogotá. Arrival at the capital of Colombia and transfer to the hotel to rest. 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: The Gold Museum is closed on Monday and the Botero Museum is closed on Tuesday.

3rd Day: Bogotá - Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Cartagena sits on the coast and is one of the main ports in Colombia. It is becoming increasingly up-and-coming and has a plethora of quirky bars and eateries and is home to colorful streets and leafy plazas. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

4th Day: Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get to know the colonial past and colorful present of the city. Set off on a 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 old town 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 Colombian coffee in one of the lively plazas. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

5th Day: Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring the city and its surroundings at your leisure or enjoy an optional tour to the Rosario Islands.* 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.) 

Optional
Rosario Islands Tour (Isla del Encanto)
6th Day: Cartagena - San Andrés

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to San Andrés, located in the Colombian Caribbean. San Andrés' most spectacular feature will reveal itself to you as you're flying in... behold the sea of seven colors!. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in San Andrés.

7th Day: San Andrés

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we take a panoramic tour, visiting different emblematic sites and tourist interest, among them is the Morgan's cave where according to legend the pirate Henry Morgan hid his treasures, visit the Baptist church that from its viewpoint you get a panoramic view of the entire island, continuing on the road around to observe the bay and beaches of San Luis, stop at West View where there is a spectacular natural pool with turquoise waters, lush seabed and colorful fish, you can swim if you wish. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in San Andrés.

8th Day: San Andrés

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities. We recommend taking an optional excursion such as the tour to Aquarium and Johnny Cay*. Overnight stay in San Andrés.

* Optional Tour to Aquarium and Johnny Cay: Moving in small boats you will arrive at Johnny Cay an islet of palm trees and white sand beaches where you will enjoy the sun and the beach. At noon, the boat continues to Haynes Cay to enjoy a typical lunch included, free time to explore the place, have fun on the beach or rest. Continue to the natural aquarium for swimming and snorkeling (equipment not included) to appreciate the marine flora and fauna with its fascinating colorful fish. Return to San Andrés and transfer from the dock to the hotel. 

Optional
Johnny Cay and Aquarium Tour
9th Day: San Andrés - 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: 8 Nights

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

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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Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Johnny Cay and Aquarium Tour

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.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Bogotá, San Andrés - US. *
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  • Internal flights: Bogotá - Cartagena, Cartagena - San Andrés. **
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  • 8 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels. ***
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  • 5 breakfasts and All-Inclusive in San Andrés.
  • 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

San Andrés entrance tax ($40 p.p approx), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* 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.

** Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

*** If the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Bogotá: Atton 93.

Cartagena: Holiday Inn Morros.

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

***** Possibility of booking optional excursions in the next step of the booking. Please note that all additional optional excursions which are not selected at time of booking must be requested before final payment is made at least 60 days before departure. The final price will be shown once you have selected the optional excursions, in the final step of the reservation process.

  • 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.

 

Pay in installments
50%
At time of booking
50%
60 days before departure
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