Blue Colombia

Travel Itinerary - 20 Days

From EUR 1750 per person

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BOGOTÁ 

 

Today your Colombian adventure finally kicks off! You will land in the international airport of Bogotá and so it begins.

 

A driver will welcome you at arrivals  and bring you straight to your boutique hotel in the historic center of Bogotá. Depending on your arrival time, you will have some free time to acclimatize, get used to the altitude, relax, and maybe discover already a little bit of the colonial center.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

  

  

Day 2: FREE DAY IN BOGOTÁ 

 

Bogotá is a huge city with a rich history so you definitely won´t get bored today. You can do many different activities going from just walking through the colonial center and immersing yourself in the busy atmosphere, visiting the famous Botero and Gold Museum, and taking the Bogota bike tour.

 

You could also try to eat ajiaco today. This is Bogota´s signature dish and it consists of a greenish potato soup accompanied with rice, avocado, mais, capers, and sour cream. A real treat!

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

Day 3: TRANSPORT TO THE COFFEE ZONE 

 

After a delicious breakfast it will be time to set course to the famous coffee zone of Colombia. You will be picked up by a driver at your accommodation and he will bring you to the airport to catch your flight to Pereira.  Another driver will await you in Pereira airport and transport you to your beautiful hotel in heart of the coffee zone.

 

Your hotel will be a traditional coffee hacienda and is surrounded by a gorgeous garden and an active coffee plantation. You will be able to enjoy an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, and visit the different viewpoints over the plantations and the green mountains that are so characteristic for this region.

 

Accommodation: Finca del Café

Day 4: FREE DAY IN THE COFFEE ZONE 

 

You will have day 4 available for some wonderful time in the coffee zone. You can opt to stay in the hotel and enjoy the lovely facilities of the hotel, or take a coffee tour in the plantations surrounding the place.

It might also be a good idea to pay a visit to the impressive Cocora valley near Salento. There you can  make an amazingly beautiful walk in the valley that is dotted with large palm trees. These peculiar trees are the national tree of Colombia, the Quindio Was Palm tree, and they can get as high as 60 meters.

 

Colombia´s coffee zone is also a great place for some birdwatching! And, if your looking for some real relaxing experience then you could go check out the stunning hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal which are located on a mountain offering spectacular views over the region.

 

 

Accommodation: Finca del Café

 

 

 

   

Day 5: FREE DAY IN THE COFFEE ZONE

 

Your second day in the coffee zone can also be spend as you wish. Whatever activity you couldn´t do on day 4 can be done today. So enjoy because there is no need to hurry!

 

Accommodation: Finca del Café

Day 6: FLIGHT TO SANTA MARTA & STAY IN MINCA

 

You will be picked up in the morning and be brought to the airport to take a flight to Santa Marta. This flight has a stopover in Bogotá.

 

From the airport of Santa Marta you will be transported to a beautiful boutique hotel in the tropical jungle of the Sierra Nevada. This hotel is located in Minca, at 15 kilometer of Santa Marta. The flora and fauna of this region is magnificent and is home to an unseen amount of birds and exotic plants. The temperature is pleasant and the views over the Caribbean sea, mountains and jungle are absolutely out of the ordinary.

 

Accommodation: Sweet Harmony Boutique Hotel

 

Day 7: FREE DAY IN MINCA 

 

Today it is time to fully immerse yourself in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada mountains. You will have the day available to experience the beauty of this little mountain village and its gorgeous surroundings.

 

Enjoy nature and its hundreds of birds, landscapes, panoramic views, authentic traditions and cultural interaction with the local inhabitants.

 

Accommodation:  Sweet Harmony Boutique Hotel

   

Day 8:  FREE DAY IN MINCA

  

Minca and its surroundings is one of the best bird watching spots in the world. In this region you can find an enormous amount of beautiful birds. Thanks to the location some of the birds can only be found here because they are not able to fly over the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the south nor fly over the Caribbean sea in the north. This is why a bird watching tour cannot be missed on your trip!

 

There is also a working coffee farm located in Minca so no reason to not know what to day today!

 

Accomodation: Sweet Harmony Boutique Hotel

 

Day 9: TRANSPORT TO TAYRONA 

 

Today you will be brought to your fantastic hotel that is located near the entrance of Tayrona National Park. The hotel has its own private beach, outdoor pool, and restaurant.

 

After you installed yourself it is time to enjoy the sea, the rest, and all facilities that your beach hotel has to offer.

 

Accommodation:  Villa Maria Tayrona

  

 

Day 10:  FREE DAY TAYRONA 

 

Today could be the perfect day to visit Tayrona National Park. The hotel can arrange for you to be brought to the entrance of the park so you spend the day discovering the beautiful beaches and jungle walk at your own pace.

 

However, it is also perfectly possible to spend your day on the pristine beach in front of the hotel and to use the facilities of the place.

 

The hotel can also help you with explaining and leading you to two gorgeous walks in the surroundings. 

 

Accommodation: Villa Maria Tayrona

 

 

Day 11: BEACH TIME & TRANSPORT CARTAGENA  

 

You can spend the morning peacefully on the beach, swimming pool or Caribbean sea.  In the afternoon we have arranged for you to be brought by a driver to Cartagena. This is a drive of about 4 hours near the coastline and through little villages so don´t forget to let your eyes feast on the beauty surrounding you.

 

By the early evening you will be dropped off of at your hotel in the historical center of Cartagena. The location of your accommodation is ideal and you will be close to the restaurants  and the main touristic sight of this colonial city.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Tres Banderas.

 

 

Day 12: FREE DAY CARTAGENA

 

Time to discover the pearl of the Caribbean! You will have the day to get to know the many faces of Cartagena. Learn about its history by getting lost in the streets and visiting the museums, try its delicious sea food in the many great restaurants, and take pictures of the colorful colonial buildings that never bore.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Tres Banderas

 

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Day 13: CARIBBEAN PARADISE IN THE ROSARIO ISLANDS

 

The last days of your time at the Caribbean coast of Colombia have to celebrated in style. At 08:30 you are brought to the harbor of Cartagena to take a speedboat to Isla Grande. This is one of the many beautiful islands of the Rosario islands that are located at one hour navigating from the coast of Cartagena.

 

If you feel like doing some activities that day then your hotel can always help you out with bird watching tours, diving courses, snorkel trips, kayaking, massages, or a walk through the mangroves.

 

Accommodation: Hotel San Pedro de Majagua.

 

Day 14: RELAXING IN A CARIBBEAN PARADISE

 

Today you can choose how to spend your day. You can relax on the beach and enjoy your Caribbean paradise or consult the hotel for tours and activities.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel San Pedro de Majagua.

 

Day 15: CARIBBEAN PARADISE & CARTAGENA

 

You will spend the morning and the afternoon calmly on the island. Your boat trip back to Cartagena is scheduled for 15:00 which means that around 16:00 you will be back  in the harbor and you will be transported to the hotel where you stayed the previous time.

 

The late afternoon and evening can be planned by you. Who knows, maybe you would like to go salsa dancing!

 

Accommodation: Hotel Tres Banderas

 

Day 16: CARTAGENA & BOGOTÁ

 

You can spend the morning freely in Cartagena and visit all the touristic highlights you are still missing. In the afternoon, you will be brought to the airport of Cartagena so you can take a flight back to Bogotá.

 

We will make sure you are transported to your hotel in Bogotá after arriving at the airport.

 

Accommodation: hotel Casa Deco

  

Day 17: TRANSPORT TO VILLA DE LEYVA

 

A driver will pick you up in the morning and bring you to precious Villa de Leya. On your way to this cozy colonial town you can make a stop in Zipaquira where you can pay a visit to an impressive underground salt cathedral.

 

Zipaquira is a 2 hours drive from Bogotá and from there it is another 2,5 hour to sleepy Villa  de Leyva.  After arriving and settling down in your hotel, you can visit the biggest square of South America and walk around in the beautiful cobblestone streets of this white town.

 

Accommodation: La Posada de San Antonio

 

  

Day 18: FREE DAY IN VILLA DE LEYVA

 

Today it is time to experience the atmosphere of a cosy and white  colonial village. Villa de Leyva is known for being one of Colombia´s most beautiful colonial towns. Furthermore, it is an absolute hotspot for fossils. The region used to be a sea long time ago so there are different spot ins the surroundings where you can learn more about the  history of the area.

Also nature enthusiasts will know what to do in Villa de Leyva. You can visit a paramo, rent a bicycle, or do some horseback riding.

 

Accommodation: La Posada de San Antonio

Day 19: FREE DAY IN VILLA DE LEYVA

 

Today again, it is your turn to take the lead in discovering Villa de Leyva and its mountainous surroundings. The hotel has a spa, and Villa de Leyva itself has some beautiful small churches and museums. Additionally, the restaurants in Villa de Leyva are very good when it comes to try local or international food. Enjoy!

 

Accommodation: Posada de San Antonio

Day 20: TRANSPORT BOGOTÁ & END OF TRIP

 

You can still enjoy the early morning in Villa de Leyva, but around 10:00 you will be picked up at your hotel and be brought directly to the international airport of Bogotá. 

 

This means that the end of your trip has come. We are sure you are going to fly home with good memories of this magical country with its impressive lush nature, kind people, and beautiful beaches and mountains!

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TRIP INFORMATION |TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The quoted price includes:

– All local flights

– Transport, tours, and accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

– Breakfast in each hotel

– 24/7 support from the Lulo Colombia staff

– The use of one of Lulo’s mobile phones on your trip

– A local SIM card with emergency credit

– A travel application with access to all details of your trip

 

The quoted price does not include:

– International flight

– Travel insurance

– Not mentioned services and meals

TRIP INFORMATION |DISCLAIMERS

  • Price based on group of 2.
  • Price is subject to change, depending on availability of hotels and flights.
  • By booking this trip you agree with the Terms and Conditions as mentioned here.
  • This is a sample itinerary to be used only as an example.
  • Prices mentioned in this sample itinerary are only for illustration purposes and do not represent an official quote.

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