Welcome to Colombia - 12 DAYS/11-NIGHTS
Daily departures with a minimum 2 clients on a request basis.
Day 1. Bogota
Welcome reception at the airport and transfer to Holiday inn Express Hotel (approx. 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic). On the way to the hotel, your guide, will give you all the tips and recommendations you need to get the most of your stay in Colombia. Free evening to explore Bogota or acclimatise and relax after the flight.
Day 2. Bogota City Tour
After breakfast, get ready for a half-day walking tour of Bogota, explore some of the main sights in La Candelaria, the historic centre, including the world famous Museo del Oro (Museum of Gold) and Plaza de Bolivar. Free afternoon.
Day 3. Bogota – Zipaquira – Villa de Leyva
You´ll be picked up for a transfer to Villa de Leyva. On the way you will stop in Zipaquirá where you will see the famous Salt Cathedral built 180 meters underground in a salt mine that was first developed in colonial times. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva take in the sprawling main square, colonial-style whitewashed architecture and cobbled streets. This is a portrait of rural towns as they once were. There will be time to wander the streets, browse local tiendas, chat it up with locals.
Day 4. Villa de Leyva Tour
Villa de Leyva boasts numerous archaeological and paleontological treasures, and this morning after breakfast, you’ll be taken a private tour exploring the desert landscapes around the town, you can chose if you want to take it by bike, horseback riding or car. You’ll visit an astronomical site and a museum showcasing various fossils. You’ll also visit Casa Terracota, known as the largest ceramics workshop in the world, where you’ll discover the unique forms, colours and textures of the local products. In the afternoon, after time for lunch (not included), discover Villa de Leyva on your own. Take in the sprawling main square, colonial-style whitewashed architecture and cobbled streets. This is a portrait of rural towns as they once were.
Day 5. Villa de Leyva – Barichara
You´ll be picked up for a transfer to Barichara. Upon arrival you´ll get checked in at the Hotel Hicasua. In the evening you´ll be picked up to enjoy a night tour in Barichara. Barichara is one of Colombia's prettiest towns, renowned for its colonial architecture and an oasis of tranquility. The most distinctive features include the cobblestone streets, the rammed-earth houses, the bahareque building style, mud tiles and stone monuments made by well-known Barichara’s artists and visiting artisan workshops and handcraft stores. There're various boutique shops, art galleries and stone carving shops to explore.
Dia 6. Hiking Barichara - Guane
After breakfast, you’ll set out on a guided walk along a historic cobblestone path, one of the most important trade routes during the colonial period. This route is part of a network of cobblestone paths, called Royal Paths, which link Bogota with the Caribbean coast. At the end of the hike you will arrive in Guane, a little village with a rich archaeological history.
Day 7. Barichara - Armenia
Today you´ll be transferred to Bucaramanga to take your flight to Armenia. Upon arrival in Armenia you´ll be transferred to the Hotel Hacienda Combia.
Day 8. Armenia – Cocora Valley – Coffee Tour
In the morning visit the Cocora Valley the birthplace of the wax palm, the national tree of Colombia. Enjoy a hiking to the Niebla Forest and witness an indigenous ritual held at the world's tallest palm tree. Then visit Salento, a traditional coffee town with multicolored houses and artists working in the streets.
Day 9. Armenia - Cartagena
You´ll be picked up for a transfer to Armenia´s airport to take your flight to Cartagena, after arrival in Cartagena you will be transferred to Holiday Inn Express in Boca Grande sector (10 min from Old City). Free evening.
Day 10. Cartagena City Tour
Visit Cartagena, Colombia’s walled city. Within its fortifications you will find a unique culture and history that seem to blend reality and fantasy. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the colonial buildings. Visit the city’s plazas, galleries, churches and vaulted walkways where crafts and antiquities are sold. Visit the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built during the colonial era to protect Spanish interests from invasions by the English and French. Explore Cerro de la Popa, where you will find a church and colonial convent constructed in the 17th century. Free afternoon.
Day 11. Cartagena – Rosario Islands
Expend the day and night in Rosario Islands.
Day 12. Retur
Transfer out to CTG airport for your flight back home.
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