14 Day Colonial Colombia


14 Day Colonial Colombia


14 Days / 13 Nights

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Colombia’s cities are steeped in culture and history. The museums and some traditional communities will take you back in time to ancient pre- columbine civilizations and the communities of African slaves brought over by the Spanish, where the country’s history comes back to life. This classic colonial adventure will take you to some of the lesser-visited destinations on a Colombian tour and give an incredible insight into Colombia’s colonial past!

Special features of our 14  day Colonial Colombia Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  History, Culture, Classic.

Places to Visit:  Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Barichara, Mompox, Cartagena.

Duration:  14 Days and 13 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  4 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today you will arrive to The El Dorado airport in Bogotá. Your driver will be waiting to collect you and take you to the hotel.

    Today, we will head out on a half-day visit to the historical centre of Bogota, also known as La Candelaria. This historical suburb is of great significance to the country ́ due to its cultural heritage and its stunning Spanish colonial architecture. The city’s main Plaza is the Plaza de Bolivar, where the statue of Simon Bolivar is found. The plaza was originally used for civil and military purposes The Cathedral, found on the plaza's eastern side, is constructed on the same sp...

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      Today we will leave Bogota to travel to Zipaquirá, the spectacular Salt Cathedral. The name Zipaquirá refers to Zipa, the leader of the Muisca tribe and the chief of these rich salt mines. We will head through a tunnel in the cathedral, taking us to the dome. After we will reach the enormous cross carved into the saline rock and finally the three naves of the Cathedral that represent the birth, life and death of Christ. In the central nave is the main altar, with the hug...

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        Today we can enjoy Villa de Leyva by visiting its cultural and ecological attractions. There are many important museums such as the Colonial Art Museum and the Museum of Maestro Acuña, which exhibits works of this influential painter, sculptor and writer. The Fossil Museum, founded in 1977, was built exactly where a kronosaurus, a marine reptile of more than 120 million years old and 20 metres in length was discovered. On the outskirts of the town, there is also "El Infiernito"...

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          Today we will leave Villa de Leyva and travel to Barichara, where we will spend the evening.

          This town was declared a National Architectural Monument in 1975 for the well-preserved urban structure and colonial Spanish-style architecture. The houses are large and have a cloister style design around internal gardens, intricate stonework and clay tiles on the rooftops. The cobblestone streets represent the culture and the population of this town, known for its cuisine, stonemason...

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            Today we will visit Guane, a small town located on the hillside and found alongside the majestic Suarez River. This journey can be made by car or on a 2 hour hike, along the old Camino Real. This ancient pathway was made by the pre-Columbian indigenous people and following the footsteps of ancestral civilizations. We can appreciate beautiful landscapes, valleys and fossils, as well as the local farmers' way of life as they tend to their crops. This perfectly preserved, colonial villag...

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              Today we will leave Barichara and head towards Bucaramanga making a stopover at the theme park in the Chicamocha National Park.  This is home of the majestic Chicamocha Canyon. The river of the same name can be seen in the background. The heat of the region is accompanied by a refreshing breeze, making it ideal for hiking the trails leading to various attractions in this rugged and unique terrain. There is also a cable car, said to be one of the largest and longest cable car ride...

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                Today, we will head to the airport for our flight to Cartagena, where we will spend the evening.

                  Early in the morning, we will head out to Mompox, passing through San Juan Nepomuceno, the imposing Montes de Maria, rising up from the savannah and San Jacinto, a famous town for its wicker handicrafts. We will then continue through Carmen de Bolivar, Plato, Nueva Granada, Santa Ana, before arriving at Mompox, a magical place where time has stood still. 

                    We will begin our day the local way, in a moto-taxi, the perfect solution to the narrow streets of Mompox. The Calle Real del Medio is a perfect example with its whitewashed walls and stately homes behind imposing wooden doors and their carved wooden balconies, spilling over with the flowering plants. The Calle de la Albarrada runs alongside the river. We will head to the 5 colonial churches in town, including Iglesia Santa Barbara in front of a plaza and arguably the most spectacular...

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                      After an early breakfast, we will head back to the city of Cartagena. You will settle into the hotel and enjoy a free evening in this amazing city.

                        Today, we will head out on a tour of the city,  appreciating its fabulous views from the Monasterio and Iglesia de La Popa, constructed in 1606. This church and monastery are located above the city, offering a panoramic view of the city, coast and port, one of the most important in the Caribbean. We will then head to the San Felipe Fortress, built on the San Lázaro hill to defend the city from pirate attacks back in colonial times. Walk around the fortress and learn how th...

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                          Today is the final day of the tour. After breakfast, we will take you to the airport for your flight to Bogotá or your next exciting destination!

                            WHAT'S INCLUDED

                            • Daily breakfast & meals detailed in the quotation
                            • Private transfers & excursions with English speaking guide.
                            • Accommodation in 4* hotels

                            WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                            • Extra expenses not indicated in the itinerary.
                            • Internal Flights
                            • Airport Tax
                            • Tips and gratuities.
                            • Medical Insurance

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