Colombia in Highlights

Travel Itinerary - 13 days

From EUR 2.074 per person

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

 

DAG 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, and maybe discover already a little bit of the colonial center.

 

If you arrive in the evening, it will be good to know that the hotel can prepare little snacks so you can almost immediatley go rest after your long flight.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

DAY 2: DISCOVERING BOGOTÁ

 

Time has arrived to discover the historic center of Bogotá. An English speaking guide will pick you up after breakfast and will take you on a discovery tour through La Candelaria.   

 

You will walk over the picturesque cobblestone streets in the oldest neighborhood of Colombia. You will pay a visit to the famous Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. This last one shows the work of Colombia´s most famous temporary artist.

 

In the Gold Museum you can admire the biggest collection of pre-latin gold artefacts.   You will also visit Plaza de Bolivar, el Chorro de Quevedo, and el Eje Ambiental.

 

Get ready for this full day of discoveries!

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

DAY 3: SALT CATHEDRAL OF ZIPAQUIRA & VILLA DE LEYVA

 

A driver will pick you up after breakfast and bring you to charming and colonial Villa de Leyva. This is a drive of more or less 3,5 hours and you will be dropped of at your hotel in the center of the village.

 

But, on your way to Villa de Leyva you will make a stop in Zipaquira where you will pay a visit to an impressive underground salt cathedral. A English speaking guide will show you around in this 120 meter deep salt mine that is decorated with crosses and statues made of salt.

 

Zipaquira is a 2,5 hours drive from Villa de Leyva so after arrival you can already discover the beauty of this sleepy but gorgeous colonial village.

 

The white colored village has one of South-America´s biggest squares and is home to many great restaurants in its cobblestone streets.

 

Accommodation: Hotel La Posada de San Antonio

 

DAY 4: DISCOVERING VILLA DE LEYVA

 

You will be picked up by an English speaking guide at your hotel in the morning. He will take you on a full day trip back in time to the prehistory of Villa de Leyva.

 

On your way you will learn where once the prehistoric sea was located and you will see weird rock formations and natural phenomena like Pozo Azules. You will also visit a couple of museums that are dedicated to the study of the many fossils found in the region. One of them exhibits a giant Kronosaurus.

 

Furthermore, you will discover a museum about the colonial history of the place, an old monastery, and “el infiernito“, which is a sacred place for the local Muisca people. At the end of the tour you will pay a visit to the Terracota house to see how local natural materials are used for house building.

 

Hotel: La Posada de San Antonio

 

 

DAY 5: TRANSPORT VILLA DE LEYVA TO COFFEE ZONE

 

After breakfast it is time to set course to the coffee zone of Colombia A driver will pick you up at your accommodation and make sure you get on time to the international airport of Bogota where you will ake a flight to Pereira.

 

A driver will await you in the airport of Pereira and take you to your hotel, which will be a traditional coffee hacienda that 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

 

Right after your arrival you can already start taking in the beauty of the exotic flowers and birds that are richly present.

 

Accommodation: Hotel finca del Café

DAY 6: VALLE DE COCORA & SALENTO

 

In the morning you will leave your beautiful hacienda to pay a visit to the Cocora Valley with an English-speaking guide. You will 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 Wax Palm tree, and they can get as high as 60 meters.

 

Afterwards you will visit Salento, a colonial town nested at the feet of the Cocora valley and where you will have the opportunity to walk around and take pictures of the cute colorful houses.

 

You will finish your tour with a visit to Filandia, a local coffee village that is famous for its beautiful local arts and crafts. Around 17:00 you will be back at the hotel to enjoy the last sunshine of the day. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Finca del Café

DAY 7: COFFEE TOUR & TRANSPORT TO TAYRONA

 

Today, it will be time to get to know more about the world famous Colombian coffee. You will be guided around by an English speaking guide on an active coffee plantation so you can learn more about the complete production process of the coffee. You won´t only see how the coffee is processed from seed to coffee bean, but you will also get the chance to try out different kinds of coffee.

 

After lunch, a driver will bring you to the airport of Pereira so you can take your flight to Santa Marta. From the airport of Santa Marta you will be transported to a beautiful 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 swimming pool, and all facilities that your beach hotel has to offer.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Maria Tayrona

DAY 8: TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

 

Today is 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. 

 

You can of course also opt to stay and enjoy your free time relaxing at the beach or swimming pool of the hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Maria Tayrona

 

 

DAY 9: TRANSPORT FROM TAYRONA TO CARTAGENA 

 

After breakfast 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 afternoon 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 sights of this colonial city. Because of this you can immediately start discovering town!

 

Accommodation: Hotel 3 Banderas

 

 

 

DAY 10: CARIBBEAN PARADISE ON THE ROSARIO ISLANDS

 

The last days of your time at the Caribbean coast of Colombia have to be 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.

 

You will have the day to relax on a white sand beach, dotted with palm trees and crystal clear water to swim in. The hotel rents snorkel gear and 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 11: CARIBBEAN PARADISE & BACK TO 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.

 

A driver will await you in the harbor and bring you to your hotel in the colonial center of Cartagena. Enjoy the magic of the colorful pearl of the Caribbean!

 

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 Banderas

DAY 12: DISCOVERING CARTAGENA

 

Time to discover Cartagena! This colonial village has a lot to offer and is pefect to get lost in the colorful streets.

 

An English-speaking guide will pick you up after breakfast and show you around in the beautiful historic center of Cartagena. He will tell you everything there is to know about its history and gorgeous colonial architecture.

 

This tour takes around 3h30 and allows you to discover the best of the city.  In the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy the rest of this Caribbean Pearl.

 

Accommodation: Hotel 3 Banderas

DAY 13: CARTAGENA & END OF TRIP

 

Time to further discover the pearl of the Caribbean! You will hopefull have some  time today 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.

 

At the appropriate time you will be transported to the airport so you can catch your flight back to your country. 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!

TRIP INFORMATION |MAP

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.

Colombia in Highlights

Travel Itinerary - 13 days

From EUR 2.074 per person

RNT # 41503 Lulo Colombia | Travel Agency - Handmade @ThePappCorn