This short tour offers great opportunities to travel in some of the famous regions of Colombia. Your journey begins in bustling Bogota, where centuries old colonial history beautifully combines with a buzzing cultural scene. In the Coffee Region, expect leisurely days spent amid verdant mountains and rolling valleys, your favorite cuppa in hand. End your tour in ageless Cartagena, where the ancient Old Town rubs her magnificent shoulders against tall skyscrapers and modern lifestyles.
Set at an altitude of over 2,000 meters in Colombia’s Eastern Andean range, Bogota boasts wonderful highland climate and natural beauty. The capital of Columbia is dotted with numerous national monuments and cultural landmarks.
City Tour Of Bogota The Colombian capital city of Bogota offers an eclectic and cleverly juxtaposed mix of the old and the new. Experience the unique life of its citizens in the pulsating heart of its bustling marketplaces. Soak in the sights, smells and tastes of Bogotá’s Paloquemao with its typical fruits, vegetables and other fresh produce native to the region. Visit the Plaza de Bolívar, the center of the downtown district of La Candelaria. Walk down cobbled streets, admiring medieval cathedrals, old colonial buildings and important modern landmarks such as the Town Hall. Visit the famous museum housing the priceless works of contemporary artist, Fernando Botero; and admire the gold collection of the ancient Muisca Empire in the Gold Museum. Climb up to the Cerro Monserrate for panoramic views of the city spread out below, amid spectacular Andean peaks towering all around. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).
Colombia’s Eje Cafetero or the Coffee Region—a rural stretch encompassing the three cities of Armenia, Pereira and Manizales—is renowned for producing the best coffee in the world!
Cocora Valley And Salento Tour Discover the Quindío wax palm tree, Colombia’s national symbol and tree, on this tour of the Cocora Valley. The Cocora Valley with its wax palm tree forest is arguably the best botanical garden in Colombia, complete with an originally preserved forest area and a butterfly sanctuary. Set at an altitude of over 2,000 meters (above 6,500 feet) this beautiful cloud forest is part of the Los Nevados National Natural Park. An easy, hour long trek through a lush landscape leads you into the heart of this valley. Take a lunch break in a charming little restaurant overlooking the valley, on your way down. Feast on freshly cooked trucha al ajillo (grilled trout in garlic sauce) before heading back up to the picturesque little town of Salento. Take a leisurely walk through the streets to reach up to the vantage point of Alto de la Cruz, for a mesmerizing, panoramic view of the Cocora Valley spread out beneath, surrounded by the Andean mountains of the Los Nevados National Natural Park. (Full Day, Morning Tour; Private Activity & Transfers; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking or trekking shoes).
Colombian Coffee Tour Take an informed, deliciously caffeine-induced journey through the UNESCO World Heritage site at Colombia’s Coffee Region. Learn everything there is to know about the globally loved Colombian coffee on this guided day tour. The region’s altitude, soil quality, moisture levels and a host of other geographical factors make it the best stretch of plantation land for growing the aromatic, mild and balanced coffee beans that the country is known for. Get to know all about planting, harvesting and processing Arabica and Robusta coffee beans in these lovely plantations. Sample a variety of this well-loved beverage and learn to recognize distinct coffee bean characters and tones under expert guidance. Savoring a steaming cup of coffee could never get better than this! (Half Day, Morning Tour; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).
Cartagena, Colombia’s very own Caribbean beauty, has a way of getting under your skin with its ageless charm. In sharp contrast to its colonial architecture, lies upscale, beachside neighborhoods with highrises, shopping malls and trendy eateries.
Cartagena City Tour Experience the grand colonial charm of this 16th century Spanish stronghold by the Caribbean Sea. Visit the imposing Fort San Felipe, whose tall stone walls still protect the city from the ‘pirates’ of the Caribbean Sea! A major Spanish port, it was mainly through Cartagena that most of the treasures of the Incas, the Andean and Amazonian empires were shipped off to the ‘Old World’. Relive the old times of rascally pirates and conquistadors, as you amble through winding streets and alleyways of the Old Town. Cool off by the many cafés lining the streets, before moving on to well-preserved historic buildings and grand old churches. Shop for delightful little artefacts and catch the sunset (and your breath) from Café del Mar at the city wall, as you sit sipping cups of aromatic coffee. (Half Day, Morning Tour; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).
Discovery Tour Of National Aviary In Baru Take up the unique opportunity of encountering multiple environs on this tour of the National Aviary in Baru. A dream trip for any nature and bird lover, be part of this wonderful ecotourism initiative in Colombia. Accompanied by your local guide, ride to the aviary, which displays a variety of exhibits to replicate tropical rainforests, tropical dry forests and desert landscapes. Explore over a hundred species of exotic bird life, marveling at the natural beauty surrounding you. Stop by the the Pescador de Colores Restaurant for lunch. Feast on sumptuous Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine, including delicious seafood, at this beach side restaurant. Take a leisurely swim in the crystal clear waters, before heading back to Cartagena. (Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring sun hats and comfortable walking shoes).
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 8 days / 7 nights
Meals as indicated
Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
Bogota – Armenia/Pereira
Armenia/Pereira – Bogota – Cartagena
All activities as listed :
Bogota: City Tour of Bogota
Coffee Region: Cocora Valley and Salento Tour
Coffee Region: Colombian Coffee Tour
Cartagena: Cartagena City Tour
Cartagena: Discovery Tour of National Aviary in Baru
All airport and hotel transfers
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
If your itinerary includes self-drive travel then all such travel comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
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