Discover Colombia

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Discover Colombia, one of the highlights of South America! Amazing architecture, fantastic coffee & cuisine, geographic diversity, and gracious hospitality combine to make Colombia an unforgettable travel experience. Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Colombia is a land of startling contrasts: modern Bogota in the Andes Mountains, rich rural cultu...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Visit Gold Museum and Fernando Botero Museum(Bogota)
    • See the famous underground salt cathedral (near Bogota)
    • Visit the coffee Hacienda San Alberto and immerse yourself in the world of coffee
    • Enjoy a spectacular drive to Cocora Valley
    • Visit sculpture park of Botero (Medellin)
    • Visit the La Popa Convent and San Felipe Castle (Cartagena)
    • Explore Cartagena’s Walled Old Town

What's this trip about?

    Discover Colombia, one of the highlights of South America! Amazing architecture, fantastic coffee & cuisine, geographic diversity, and gracious hospitality combine to make Colombia an unforgettable travel experience. Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Colombia is a land of startling contrasts: modern Bogota in the Andes Mountains, rich rural culture in the Coffee Triangle, renaissance and renewal in Medellin, and the Caribbean coast of Cartagena.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBogota
End CityCartagena

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • South America
  • Colombia

Attractions

  • Bogota
  • Cartagena

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • Round trip airfare from Miami via LAN Airlines
    • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
    • Intra-Colombia flights, ground transportation and transfers
    • Accommodations at First Class hotels
    • 17 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D)
    • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
    • Experienced English speaking Tour Director throughout

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Itinerary

Travel Map
Day 1: Depart USA/Arrive Bogota.
Accommodation: Hotel Morrison 114 Your exciting journey to Colombia begins with an afternoon flight to Bogota, the capital of Colombia that rests on a high plateau in the Andes Mountains. Here, you’ll experience the mix of colonial grandeur and the vitality of a modern...
Day 2:
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Morrison 114 After a sumptuous breakfast, embark on your guided city tour of Bogota. Begin with a visit to the colonial part of the city, La Candelaria, Bogota’s heart and soul, known for its Spanish and Baroque-style ...
Day 3: Bogota/Coffee Triangle.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Mirador de las Palmas After breakfast this morning, drive from Bogota to Zipaquira to visit the famous underground salt cathedral, where a church is carved from salt inside of a cave. Some of you will experience a deep...
Day 4:
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Mirador de las Palmas As its name suggests, the Coffee Triangle is covered with coffee plantations due its nutrient-rich volcanic soil in the hilly landscape. Not only does the land produce some of the world’s finest c...
Day 5:
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: Hotel Mirador de las Palmas After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive to Cocora Valley through the region of Quindio and make sure you have your cameras ready to capture the magnificent landscape. Upon arrival, you’ll be gre...
Day 6: Coffee Triangle/Medellin
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: Hotel Medellin Royal After breakfast and likely a cup (or two) of coffee, embark on a drive through the mountains to Medellin. You’ll enjoy spectacular mountain landscapes as you pass through several changes of climate and al...
Day 7:
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: Hotel Medellin Royal After breakfast, visit the town of Guatape located outside of Medellin and bordering the Penol reservoir created by the Colombian government in the late 1960s. Upon arrival at Guatape, you’ll marvel at th...
Day 8: Medellin/Cartagena.
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel Capilla del Mar Start your day with a delicious breakfast before your half day city tour of Medellin. Your first stop will be at the Park de los Pies Descalzos (or Barefoot Park), where you’ll have the opportunity to kick off you...
Day 9:
Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel Capilla del Mar Founded in the early 16th century by Spaniard Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena has it all. It is a historical gem, a symbol of modern Colombia, and a spectacular beach destination. Cartagena’s charming old town is surr...
Day 10:
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Capilla del Mar It’s your day to either continue exploring the cultural sights of Cartagena or simply enjoy a day at the nearby beaches that attract visitors from all around the world. Later, enjoy an included delicious farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 11: Cartagena/USA.
Meals: Breakfast Early this morning, transfer to the airport and say adios to Colombia! Your amazing journey ends as you arrive in Miami today.

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Single supplement (single occupancy)$599
Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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carman

Mar 2020

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All great

All great except the local guide in Bogata who was not up to Smartour standard

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Patricia

Mar 2020

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All in all- a fabulous trip

Our tour guides were well informed, personable and truly delightful. We had a friendly group and good accommodations. Loved the coffee tour and tasting, but especial...

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Rita

Mar 2020

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Exceeded all expectations

Exceeded all expectations. A beautiful, safe country with scenery, history and...

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Howard

Mar 2017

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Surprisingand amazing architecture.

Forget the stories of drug cartels! Colombia is modern, beautiful and coffeelicious!!From Bogotá to Medellin to Cartagena, Colombia is a modern 21st century country ...

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Jul 2016

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Discover Colombia

Just returned from this trip in June 2016. It was an amazing tour and it really portrayed the country as it truly is. The people were great and let me say the servic...

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Accommodation

,Nights 1-2: Bogota: Hotel Morrison 114 Nights 3-5: Coffee Triangle: Hotel Mirador de las Palmas Nights 6-7: Medellin: NH Collection Royal Medellin Nights 8-10: Cartagena: Hotel Capilla del Mar
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17 meals: 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners
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