Bogota & Cartagena Discovery

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Five nights spent in two of Colombia's most colorful cities - the perfect introduction to the "gateway to South America!"  With over 2,500 parks and 50 museums, Bogota is a city of discovery. A charming blend of colonial grandeur and modern design, its architecture is as diverse as the culture and nightlife. Experience the creative energy of the city with e...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Bogota city tour (half-day)
    • Full-day Zipaquira and Guatavita Tour, with lunch
    • Cartagena city tour (half-day)

What's this trip about?

    Five nights spent in two of Colombia's most colorful cities - the perfect introduction to the "gateway to South America!"  With over 2,500 parks and 50 museums, Bogota is a city of discovery. A charming blend of colonial grandeur and modern design, its architecture is as diverse as the culture and nightlife. Experience the creative energy of the city with each step; you'll discover government-sponsored street art and murals on streets sprinkled throughout the city. Your included city tour will give you a taste of Bogota's charm; sample bites at the food market, smell the fresh blooms at the flower market, and get a taste of opulence at the gold museum! You'll also enjoy a full-day tour to Zipaquira and Guatavita, where you'll visit an underground salt cathedral, see a volcanic lagoon, and even have a delicious typical lunch! Your final two nights are spent in Cartagena, Colombia's culinary capital! The city's history and culture has been inspired by the diverse inhabitants over the years. Visit the breathtaking monastery, gawk in awe at its magnificent fortress, and discover fairy-tale like squares and streets along the way.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBogota
End CityColombia

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats


  • South America
  • Colombia


  • Bogota
  • Cartagena


  • Culture
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Bogota (BOG), out of Cartagena (CTG)
    • Round-trip airport transfers in both cities
    • 3 nights in Bogota at the Hotel El Dorado Bogota, or similar
    • Half-day Bogota City Tour (morning)
    • Full-day Zipaquira and Guatavita Tour, with lunch
    • One-way, economy class flight from Bogota (BOG) to Cartagena (CTG)
    • 2 nights in Cartagena at the Caribe by Faranda Grand Hotel, or similar
    • Half-day Cartagena City Tour (morning)
    • Breakfast daily

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Day 1 Welcome to Bogota!

Arrive in Bogota and enjoy a comfortable transfer from the airport to your Bogota accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Start your Colombian adventure by treating yourself to a culinary feast of local specialties! Try a tamale wrapped in banana leaves, nibble on arepas, and end on a sweet note with a serving of arroz con coco (coconut rice pudding). 

Day 2 Bogota

After a hearty breakfast, embark on your city tour! You'll then have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Enjoy a stroll through one of the city's many (over 5,200)  lush parks, or soak up some culture at a museum or two. In the evening, head to town for a taste of the city's vibrant nightlife.

Day 3 Bogota

Today embark on a full-day tour of Colombia's picturesque countryside. You'll see a breathtaking salt cathedral, a volcanic lake, and even Colombia's largest dairy store!

Day 4 Bogota - Cartagena

Fly to Cartagena this morning! Unwind at your next hotel, then spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace.

Perhaps you'd like to head into the old town, where you can get lost in the dreamy cobblestone streets. Cartagena's coastal location means fresh seafood, and lots of it. Choose from one of the many restaurants and treat yourself to a freshly-caught bite.

Day 5 Cartagena

Your day will start with a tour of the city's most iconic highlights. You'll then have the rest of the day to explore at leisure.

Cartagena is Colombia's culinary capital, so tonight, treat yourself to a meal worth celebrating. Make your way to the vibrant neighborhood of Centro, where you'll find the finest eateries and bars waiting to be experienced. 

Day 6 Depart Colombia

Enjoy one final transfer to the airport in accordance with your flight home.

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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