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21 days / 20 nights
Availability : January / December
Bogotá
Min Age : 10 +
Dive into the truest side of Colombia!

With this 21-day Colombia highlights tour you will visit Bogota, the coffee region, the amazing Valle de Cocora, Medellín (the city of Pablo Escobar), Tayrona Park, San Agustin, Chingaza, and Cartagena. What more could you possibly ask for? Plus, you will have enough free time to wander around by yourself as well, to make this adventure truly yours. You will have private transportation, stay in beautiful hotels and haciendas, and discover an unforgettable country. The tours are arranged with English and Spanish speaking guides.
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Itinerary

Day 1The Adventure begins - Arrival in Bogotá

You will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel in the neighborhood of La Candelaría in Bogotá.
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 2Bogotá city tour

After breakfast, you will have a private biking city tour in Bogotá, during which you will explore the narrow streets of La Candelaría (the historical center of Bogotá). You will also go up to the hill of Monserrate by a cable car or a funicular. All this tour will be accompanied by a local English speaking guide. Please keep in mind that any entrances are not included and have to be paid separately. Meals included: brekfast
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 3Chingaza National Park

Meeting at the hotel with the guide and driver. Transport from the hotel to the Chingaza National Park (+/2 hours drive from Bogotá). Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that this exceptional ̈páramo ̈ mountain ecosystem has to offer. The hike will last between 4 and 6 hours. During the visit, you will also enjoy a typical lunch. Meet the driver after the hike and return to the hotel in the afternoon. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 4Transfer to Villavieja

Transfer from Bogotá to the village of Villavieja (6 h drive), right next to the Tatacoa desert. If the weather conditions allow, visit to the desert and its observatory at night (optional). Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Yararaka or similar

Day 5Tatacoa - San Agustín

Very early in the morning – visit the Tatacoa desert (with a local Spanish speaking guide). End the walk in the desert with a swim in the underground water swimming pool. Back to the hotel before noon for check out and depart to San Agustín by a private transfer (6 h drive). Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Yuma or similar

Day 6San Agustín

Together with a local guide visit to the Archaeological Park of San Agustín. In the afternoon continue with a tour of the surroundings of the town in order to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the area. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Yuma or similar

Day 7Drive to Popayan

Transfer to Popayan. The drive is long (3-6 h, depending on road conditions) but it goes through the stunning mountain nature so nice views are guaranteed. Check in at the hotel in the center of Popayan and start of an afternoon walking tour with a local guide. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in La Plazuela

Day 8Transfer to the Coffee Region

Morning departure north to the coffee region (6 h drive). Arrive in the colorful town of Salento where you will spend the next two nights. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Cuidad Segorbe

Day 9Cocora Valley

Pick up by a local guide in the morning and transfer by a typical Willy jeep to the famous Valley of Salento. Hike among the tallest wax palm trees in the world, up to the mountain, till reaching the Acaime Natural Reserve (5-6 h hike today). Back to Salento in the afternoon and night there. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation in Finca Palmar

Day 10Hike Los Nevados (Santa Isabel)

Very early in the morning check out from the hotel and depart towards Manizales (2 h drive). From there continue by the mountain roads, enjoying the views, till reaching the spot from where you will start today ́s hike. Together with your guide, you will walk through a ̈páramo ̈ and later rocky surface till reaching the snow level of the Santa Isabel glacier. Time for some rest and photos and then descend down to the parking place. Continue with a transfer to a rural hotel – a typical coffee finca – located in the suburbs of Manizales. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation in Hacienda Venecia

Day 11Coffee tour

Start the day with a coffee tour in the area of your hotel. You will learn everything about the process that this plant goes through before becoming a delicious drink. In the afternoon – transfer to the thermal baths of Santa Rosa de Cabal for a relaxing time there.
Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Hacienda Venecia

Day 12Transfer to Medellín

Today you will continue north to the city of Medellín. The drive takes around 6 hours, but the views are nice and you are free to make all the necessary stops on the way. Medellín is nowadays one of the most attractive, safest and most innovative cities in Latin America. The El Poblado district, where you will stay, is a wealthy and safe neighborhood of Medellín, and perhaps the best place to stay. It has modern and trendy restaurants, good coffee shops, fancy boutiques and beautiful parks. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Campana Boutique

Day 13Medellín city tour

A local English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel for a tour of the city of the eternal spring. Explore downtown and the historical center where you will find Plaza Botero, full of sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero. Take a ride in the cable car metro to the neighborhood Santo Domingo, which was once a notorious area with gang violence. Here you will have a spectacular view over the city. You will experience the transformation from the most dangerous city in the world to an innovative city with friendly people. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Campana Boutique

Day 14Fly to Santa Marta

Pick up at the hotel, transfer to the airport of Medellín and flight to Santa Marta. Once there you will be picked up by a local driver who will bring you to your hotel, located in the historical center of the city. Check in at the hotel and in the afternoon, continue with a visit to Taganga (only transfers). Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation in Casa Carolina

Day 15Transfer to Tayrona

Morning transfer (private) to Tayrona National Park (entrances included). The Tayrona National Park is perhaps the most beautiful nature reserve in Colombia. Beaches and tropical rainforest mix up here. Clearwater, swaying palm trees and soft sand that tickles between your toes. The driver will leave in a parking place inside the park (no vehicles can go further). From there you will have to continue walking or riding a horse (available on the spot for +/- 6 euros) to your accommodation place. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 16Free day in Tayrona

Enjoy a day off in Tayrona National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, swim or take a long beach walk. Arrecifes has one of the most beautiful beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. From Arrecifes it is a 15-minute walk across the beach to another bay where you can swim. From here you walk in 30 minutes to another famous beach, La Piscina. Continue for another 15 minutes to El Cabo de San Juan. From here you can take a walk over the old Tayrona path (uphill) to Pueblito, lasting about 3 hours back and forth. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 17One more free day in Tayrona

ONE MORE FREE DAY IN TAYRONA
Enjoy a day off in Tayrona National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, swim or take a long beach walk. Arrecifes has one of the most beautiful beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. From Arrecifes it is a 15-minute walk across the beach to another bay where you can swim. From here you walk in 30 minutes to another famous beach, La Piscina. Continue for another 15 minutes to El Cabo de San Juan. From here you can take a walk over the old Tayrona path (uphill) to Pueblito, lasting about 3 hours back and forth. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 18Tayrona - Cartagena

Transfer to Cartagena. Transport from Tayrona Park to Cartagena – it is a beautiful ride along the coast of about 6 hours. Welcome to Cartagena! The city is surrounded by a wall that used to protect the city from pirates. Because of its colonial appearance, Cartagena is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Islas de Rosario, real tropical Caribbean islands, are located within an hour of boat ride from Cartagena. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 19Free day in Cartagena

Free day in Cartagena. Enjoy a day off in Cartagena. A walk through the historical center will make you feel like you have traveled back in time. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 20One more free day in Cartagena

One more free day in Cartagena. A walk through the historical center will make you feel like you have traveled back in time. Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 21The Adventure ends

A driver will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport of Cartagena from where you will take your international flight back home (or a connection via Bogotá). Meals included: breakfast

Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.

The price includes

  • Accommodation in the hotels (or similar) in double rooms with private bathroom
  • Meals as described
  • Private transfers as mentioned in the program
  • Tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance

The price does not include

  • Contract management fee (10€ per person, mandatory)
  • International/national flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned as included
  • Optional activities and activities during the free time
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Voluntary tips for guides, drivers, etc.
  • Other personal expenses
  • anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes"

Partner terms and conditions

CANCELLATION POLICIES:

in case of cancellation by the customer, the partner will apply the following penalties:

– In case of cancellation 120 days before the date of departure of the tour, a percentage of 10% will be deducted from the fee paid
– In case of cancellation between 120 and 65 days before the departure date of the tour, a percentage of 30% will be deducted from the fee paid
– In case of cancellation from 65 to 0 days before the tour departure date, the entire amount paid will be retained

HEALTH INSURANCE

According to the Ecuadorian government, every tourist must have an international medical insurance while he is in Ecuador. The partner recommends to always carry it with you.

ILLEGAL TOURISM

The partner does not offer any tours that have implications with animal abuse, sex tourism or any illegal activity.

Sharewood can also provide for:

  • Airline ticket office
  • Transfers on site
  • Reservation of any extra nights (aside from the selected package)
  • Cancellation insurance policy
  • “Assistance / Medical / Luggage” insurance policy
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