Colombia's Highlights - 9 days Travel Itinerary • Lulo Colombia Travel

Colombia's Highlights

Travel Itinerary - 9 Days

From USD 1485 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: ZIPAQUIRA & GUATAVITA DAY-TRIP

 

Today you will take a full-day tour to two fantastic attractions in the surroundings of Bogotá.

 

Zipaquirá’s Salt Cathedral; a majestic cathedral built inside of the largest salt deposit on earth. Here you will learn how Catholic symbology and contemporary engineering converged in the construction of this huge temple.

 

On the other hand, Guatavita Lagoon, a mystical and sacred place for the indigenous tribe Muiscas, will give you a glimpse of what a Paramo ecosystem looks like while you learn about the famous legend of El Dorado.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

  

Day 3: DISCOVER BOGOTÁ + TRANSPORT TO MEDELLIN

 

After breakfast, you will discover La Candelaria, the charming colonial old town of Bogotá. Your English-speaking guide, will take you to discover the best places of this colourful area in a 3.5 hours-long private walking tour.

 

Along the walk, you will visit iconic places such as the Plaza Bolivar and Chorro de Quevedo. Your guide will give you explanations and facts about the history of Bogotá, as well as its current situation.

 

After lunch, it will be time to set course to the city of the eternal spring: Medellin. You will be picked up by a driver at your accommodation and he will bring you to the airport to catch your flight to Medellin.  Another driver will await you in Medellin’s airport and transport you to your beautiful hotel in heart of the modern area of El Poblado.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

Day 4: DISCOVER MEDELLIN

 

In the morning you will take a private city tour. Our English-speaking guide will pick you up in your hotel at 08:30 AM and take you on a full day tour through the most important and beautiful spots of Medellin.

 

You will start off our tour in Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a traditional small Antioquian town, where you will admire the typical large whitewashed houses decorated with beautifully painted doors as well as a traditional church and town hall.

 

Your next stop will be at Plaza Botero, right in the center of Medellín, where we are going to discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, one of Colombia´s most famous artists. As we have a look at the sculptures with their disproportioned body parts, we learn about Botero’s sense of humor and irony.

 

Lastly, we will visit the Comuna 13, an area that was once considered the most dangerous neighbourhood of Colombia. Learn about its crude history from a local street artist and about its road to recovery, becoming a humble but lively neighbourhood with beautiful street art and boiling with social innovation. Our expert guide will share his broad knowledge with you, point out important places of changes and tell you about what made Medellín the world’s ‘Most Innovative City of the Year in 2013.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

 

Day 5: GUATAPE & PEÑOL’S ROCK 

 

This private tour will take you to one of Colombia’s top tourist attractions, the huge rock of El Peñol. Just a one-and-a-half hour drive east of Medellín, the rock is located right next to the Peñol-Guatapé Dam, near the border of the towns Guatapé and El Peñol. More than 200m (650 ft.) high, the massive 10 million-ton monolith is visible from a distance.  You will have the chance to climb the rock and enjoy the amazing views from the top. You will be breathless after climbing up the 649 stairs – not only because of the hike but also the incredible views.

 

The next part of our tour includes visiting the gorgeous and colourful town of Guatapé. Walking down the cobblestone streets of this charming town, you will have enough time to admire the decorative panels at the base of the houses, each with a different theme chosen by the owner of the house.

 

Accommodation:  Sites Hotel

 

Day 6: FREE MORNING AND TRANSPORT TO CARTAGENA 

 

Today, it is time to go to the pearl of the Caribbean: Cartagena. But before you go there, you will still have some time in Medellin for you to enjoy this modern and cosy city on your own.

 

After lunch, you will be picked up in the lobby of your hotel and taken to the airport of Medellin so you can catch your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your boutique hotel in the old colonial centre of this gorgeous city.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel Boutique 3 Banderas

Day 7:  DISCOVER CARTAGENA

  

In the morning, you will take a fantastic 4-hours long city tour of Cartagena, a city that captures the heart of all its visitors because of its colours, Caribbean climate, warm people and its historical legacy.

 

This tour starts by picking you up at your hotel to take you to La Popa monastery. In this place, you can view Cartagena entirely from a viewpoint and learn about the history of this monastery.

 

Afterwards, we will drive to Castillo de San Felipe, a strong fort built on top of a mountain by the Spanish as a strategic point to gain control of the bay, where incredible battles were fought during many centuries. There we’ll have the opportunity to discover from the outside the impressive architecture and history behind this fort.

 

The Cartagena city tour continues with some great walks around the 2 oldest and most important neighbourhoods of Cartagena: Getsemani (famous for its graffities and colourful streets) and El Centro (the best preserved of the city).

 

In the afternoon, you will have some free time for you to enjoy the city on your own.

 

Accomodation: Hotel Boutique 3 Banderas

 

Day 8: ROSARIO ISLANDS DAY-TRIP

 

Explore Colombia´s turquoise Caribbean sea by taking this exciting Rosario Islands tour near Cartagena.

 

Imagine yourself on a white sand island dotted by palm trees and surrounded by turquoise water, holding a cocktail. No, this is not a dream, it can become reality on the Island tour to the Rosarios islands.

 

You will leave Cartagena in the morning and be back around 4 P.M. Different islands will be visited and you will have the opportunity to visit an open-air aquarium and snorkel. You will be served a typical Caribbean lunch on one of the islands.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel Boutique 3 Banderas

  

 

Day 9:  FREE TIME + RETURN HOME 

 

Today you will have your last day in Cartagena and in Colombia. Depending on the departure time of your flight back home, you might still have some time to keep discovering and enjoying Cartagena.

 

At the right time, you will be picked up in your hotel and taken to Cartagena’s airport.

 

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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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