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Colombia is a relatively new destination to travel in South America. The country has undergone social reconstruction after the control of the drugs barons in the 80s and now this incredible country is much more accessible to tourists. The country is blessed with incredible Caribbean beaches, magnificent biodiversity and is a culturally rich society which attracts more and more travellers every year. This 17 day Multi-destination itinerary will allow you to experience all of the country at its most stunning and beautiful best! Visit now while this is still and relatively undiscovered destination.
Special features of our 17 day Classic Colombia Tour:
Type of Tourism: Nature, History, Culture, Classic, Archaeology
Places to Visit: Bogota, San Agustin, Popayan, Cali, Coffee triangle, Medellin, Cartagena, Tayrona National Park.
Duration: 17 Days and 16 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 eastern side of the plaza, is constructed on the sam...
After breakfast, we will head to the local airport for our flight to Neiva, then on to the town of Villa Vieja to the Paleontology Museum. We will then continue through the impressive Tatacoa Desert formed by years of erosion. We will arrive at our final destination of San Agustín, appreciating along the way, the extensive floodplains of the Magdalena River valley.
After breakfast, we will head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The San Agustín Archeological Park. Here we can see the enormous stone statues and the impressive raised plateaus, specifically built to observe the stone monuments and passing over sacred grounds. We will walk on to the ceremonial Fuente de Lavapatas before heading up the hill to the Lavapatas terrace, with its remarkable views over the surrounding countryside. We will also visit the small museum. In the aftern...
spectacular scenery will accompany us on the journey, with the Andean mountains and high-altitude plains. We will spend the evening in Popayán.
Today we will visit the historical centre of Popayan founded in 1537. All around the Parque Caldas, we can appreciate the main religious and government buildings, as well as the Torre del Reloj, considered one of the main sites in the city. We will then head towards the Puente de Humilladero, built in 1873 to allow access from the city centre to El Callejón, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, a baroque style church designed by the Spanish architect Antonio García, the Iglesia...
After breakfast, we will visit the most important historical and cultural sights of Cali, such as the 19th-century Municipal theatre of Enrique Buenaventura, the Casa Proartes, the Centro Cultural and the Museo de Oro Calima. We will then head to the viewpoint in Cali’s historical San Antonio district for a stunning view of the city. Next, we will head to The Iglesia San Antonio, home to some well-preserved artwork and impressive wooden sculptures. We will then head to the...
Today we will head out to the coffee plantations along the steep hills of Pereira. The scenery is formed by this green carpet of coffee plants that spread out as far as the eye can see, only interrupted by the occasional Finca and beautiful heliconia flowers.
We will head to the San Alberto, a coffee estate located near the town of Buenavista Quindío. The tour begins with an introductory talk about coffee, its preparation, toasting, characteristics, quality and th...
After breakfast, we will head out on a visit to the Cocora valley, located in the central mountains of the department of Quindío. This valley forms part of the Parque Nacional de Los Nevados and is the ideal place to marvel at the “Quindian wax palm”, the national tree of Colombia. This tree can reach a massive 60 metres high and is the home of a number of bird species, such as the hummingbird and the endangered palm parrot.
We can get to the valley either b...
After breakfast, we will head out on a specialist “Social Transformation” Tour to visit the places that best represent the social transformation that has taken place in Medellín. The tour will show parts of Medellín from the 1980s, when the city was one of the most dangerous globally, to the current day, including many social projects that transformed the city to what it is today. Back in the early 90s, the search for the infamous Pablo Escobar was underway a...
Today we will take a flight to Cartagena. Our driver will be waiting at the airport to take us to the hotel.
Today, we will head out on a tour of the city, and 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 and the coast and port, one of the most important in the Caribbean. We will then head to the San Felipe Fortress, erected in honour of the poet, Don Luis Carlos López, from the city. It was built on San Lázaro hill to defend the city f...
After breakfast, we will head to the beautiful islands of the Rosario National park for the day. We will admire the islands' impressive landscapes with their crystal clear waters and gentle breezes. You will enjoy some free time on the beach to take in the spectacular scenery and kick back and relax. Islabela is the perfect place to enjoy the spectacular beach, delicious cocktails and a beautiful view. This island is surrounded by coral reefs and crystal clear waters, which create the...
After breakfast, we will head to the breath-taking Tayrona National Park, where pristine nature, diverse flora and fauna, sandy beaches, jungle trails, rough waves, tall palm trees and lots of sunshine, make this unique park an incredible place to visit.
Free day to relax on the beach or enjoy the many different activities on offer. The perfect place to spend your final evening on this classic multi-destination tour.
Today is our final day of this 17 day itinerary. After breakfast, we will head to Santa Marta airport to take our flight to Bogota, which marks the end of this amazing adventure!