11 Day Classic Colombia (Miami Special) 2018 Itinerary

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3 Bogota, 2 Manizales, 2 Medellin, 3 Cartagena

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Visit La Candelaria District renowned for its perfectly preserved Colonial architecture
    • Stand before the impressive collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold pieces at the Gold Museum
    • View the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, the famed Colombian artist
    • Visit the amazing Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira built within the tunnels of a salt mine
    • Tour a working coffee plantation in Manizales, center of Colombia's Zona Cafetera
    • Walk on an ecological path through the world’s tallest wax-palms at the Nevados National Park
    • Discover Medellin in the beautiful Aburra Valley, named the "City of Eternal Spring"
    • Visit Santa Elena birthplace of the ornate flower arrangements called "Silletas"
    • Stay in magical Cartagena, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a true cultural treasure!
    • Tour Cartagena's Colonial District with Bolivar Park, Gold Museum, Santo Domingo Church and Square

What's this trip about?

    3 Bogota, 2 Manizales, 2 Medellin, 3 Cartagena

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
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End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Colombia

Attractions

  • Bogota
  • Cartagena
  • Medellin

Trip includes

    • Flights Miami-Bogota, Cartagena-Miami
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • All intra-flights: Bogota-Pereira & Medellin-Cartagena
    • 10 nights accommodations 3 nights Bogota 2 nights Manizales 2 nights Medellin 3 nights Cartagena Hotel porterage
    • All transfers
    • 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
    • Services of English-speaking local guides
    • Entrance fees per itinerary

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital city of Bogotá; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city independently, with its more than 60 galleries and museums Overnight: Bogota ▲

DAY 2, Saturday - Bogota City Tour
After breakfast, visit the colorful Paloquemao market. Your knowledgeable Tour Manager will provide insight into the delicious and often overlooked Colombian cuisine. Hot tamales are a favorite staple here, stuffed with chicken and corn in a banana leaf. You may also hav...
DAY 3, Sunday - Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
Depart this morning for Zipaquira. Upon arrival, visit the amazing Salt Cathedral built within the tunnels of a salt mine. Then, stop to watch an energetic local game of Tejo, the national sport of Colombia. Originally, gameplay consisted of hurling golden discs into a h...
DAY 4, Monday - Flight to Pereira, Tour the Cocora Valley and Salento Tour
Depart Bogota on a flight to Pereira in the center of Colombia's Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone,) a region of great natural beauty, charming colonial towns and welcoming people. Upon arrival, drive to the lush Cocora Valley, one of the most striking landscapes in Colombia, p...
DAY 5, Tuesday - Tour a Coffee Plantation
This morning, explore the lovely city of Manizales with its beautiful parks, mountain views, and running rivers. Walk to the Plaza Bolivar in the city center, highlighted by the massive Cathedral of Manizales, famous for its elaborate gold canopy and beautiful, large sta...
DAY 6, Wednesday - Medellin
Drive to Medellin and discover the beautiful Aburra Valley, surrounded on four sides by lush green mountains and rugged peaks. Named the "City of Eternal Spring" because of its year-round mild temperatures, the city bustles with non-stop activity. Head first to Parque de...
DAY 7, Thursday - Medellin City & Santa Elena
Today, see a different side of Medellin with a visit to the barrios. Witness the transformation of the city once known for its drug violence, to a safe venue to soak up culture and nightlife. Begin with a Metrocable cable-car ride that takes you high over the barrios off...
DAY 8, Friday - Magical Cartagena on the Sea
A flight takes you to Cartagena, (Cartagena de Indias) a magical city nestled on the Caribbean Sea with magnificent architecture, massive fortifications and fabulous sea breezes. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the continent's cultural tre...
DAY 9, Saturday - Cartagena
This morning, see expansive views of the city, sea and the port zone as you make your way to the San Felipe castle-fortress built on San Lazaro Hill to defend the city from pirate attacks. At the Walled City, walk through the multicolored houses and buildings of the Old ...
DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Cartagena
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or, join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Glide through the dense ...
DAY 11, Monday - Depart Colombia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast ▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Optional Activities
Monserrate Funicular Train Ride Board the Funicular Train that takes you up to Monserrate Mountain. After a short hike, reach the top of Monserrate. At more than 10,000 feet above sea level, see outstanding views of downtown Bogota. Visit the 17th century church and the "El Señor Caído" shrine that welcomes pilgrims all year long. *This Optional Tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 2 Price : $39 Jewelry Making Class Learn the art of jewelry making from trained craftsmen at FEJOCAR, a private non-profit jewelry school providing opportunities for local students with limited chances to attend college. Create jewelry of .925 sterling silver and raw Colombian emeralds. Learn the history of the emerald trade through high definition video, then melt metals, weld and laminate as you create several pieces of jewelry. Upon completion you will receive a diploma and one piece of jewelry that you created. Your participation helps support the education of less advantaged Colombians. Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $39 Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $39 Half Day Colombian National Aviary Tour Depart Cartagena and travel south for about an hour through the picturesque countryside to the Colombia National Aviary, which houses more than 1,750 birds, representing 135 species. It’s the second biggest aviary in Latin America, and sixth in the world. This fascinating place, with its unique flora and fauna, aims to educate and create awareness about the diversity of birds found in Colombia. Take a walking tour through the three ecosystems, tropical rainforest, seaboard and desert. At the end of the tour, enjoy a typical Colombian coffee before returning to Cartagena. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $69
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