Classic Colombia

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Colombia
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1750 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. 

If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches and cities firsthand. Plus, there’s no better place to be if you’re looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of Calarcá. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bogotá
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Bogotá/Villa de Leyva
Visit Paloquemao market before driving to Villa de Leyva for an overnight. Stop en route to visit the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.

Day 3 - Villa de Leyva/Armenia
Enjoy a morning in Villa de Leyva before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.

Day 4 - Armenia
Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.

Day 5 - Armenia/Salento
Stretch your legs with a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento town. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.

Day 6 - Salento/Medellín
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.

Day 7 - Medellín
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city.

Day 8 - Medellín/Cartagena
Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town.

Day 9 - Cartagena
Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.

Day 10 - Cartagena
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.

Day 11 - Cartagena/Santa Marta
Travel by bus to Santa Marta with free time to explore this beautiful coastal city.

Day 12 - Santa Marta/Taganga
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.

Day 13 - Taganga
Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.

Day 14 - Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.

Day 15 - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta
Hike out of the park and return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.

Day 16 - Santa Marta
Depart any time.

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation: Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), hacienda (2 nts), eco-huts in the national park (1 nt, multi-share)
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches. (Allow USD320-400 for meals not included.)
  • Transportation: Plane, private van, 4x4, walking
  • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

 

Tour Price

£1799

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