Dubravka Kos - Colombia Trip

Travel Itinerary - 19 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 4.467 for 4 people (EUR 3.717) - This amount needs to be paid before 12th of Jan 2018.

Total price: USD 11.150 (EUR 9.292) per 4 people

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1 – Wed 31/01: ARRIVAL 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 hotel in the historic center of Bogotá.

 

Accommodation: Hotel BH Bicentenario

  

Day 2 – Thur 01/02: 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.

 

Accommodation: Hotel BH Bicentenario

Day 3 – Fri 02/02: TRANSPORT TO TATACOA DESERT

 

After waking up and having had a typical breakfast it is time to set course to the south. A driver will pick you up and bring you to the airport of Bogotá for you to take a flight to Neiva at 08:31AM. You wil land around 09:42 AM and from there a driver will bring you to the beautiful Tatacoa desert. This is a drive of about 1h30.

 

You will feel the temperature change the closer you are getting to the Tataoa desert. The last hour is a wonderful drive through the desert itself so you can already get some first impressions.

 

Your hotel is located in the middle of the desert and has different pleasant swimming pools with views over the desert. Furthermore, you will not spend the night in a normal room but you will do some glamping in of their bioeggs that are specially constructed to be able to fully enjoy the starry nights in the desert.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Bethel Bio Luxury

Day 4 – Sat 03/02: EXPLORING THE TATACOA DESERT & TRANSPORT TO SAN AGUSTIN

 

After breakfast it is time to start the Tatacoa desert tour. Together with a local guide, who lives with his family in the desert, you will discover the peculiar landscapes one of Colombia´s most arid zones. You will notice that part of the desert has a specific reddish color while other parts of the desert are rather yellowish. Both of them are home to many giant cacti and weird rocks.

 

Afterwards it will be time to set course to the mountainous south of Colombia. You will be brought by a driver to the mysterious and greenly surrounded San Agustin!

 

This is a drive of about 6 hours, but luckily for you, along breathtaking landscapes so you can let your eyes feast. The hotel in San Agustin is located in the middle of the typical green mountains of the San Agustin region.

 

Accommodation: Akawanka Lodge

 

    

Day 5 – Sun 04/02:  THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES OF SAN AGUSTIN

 

An English speaking guide will pick you up at the reception of your hotel and guide you around the archeological wonders of the San Agustin region for the full dayYou will start the day with a visit to the archeological park of San Agustin. Here you can learn more about the mysterious pre-columbian San Agustin culture. The park is an open air museum and makes part of UNESCO world heritage.

 

After this visit it will be time to go to some locations near San Agustin where archeologists found many statues and burial sites that belong to the San Agustin culture. You will visit several archeological sites, including the famous statue ´El doble Yo´.

 

Don´t forget to look around you on your way because the surroundings are beautifully green and with different types of plantations and some hidden waterfalls.

 

Accommodation: Akawanka Lodge

Day 6 – Mon 05/02: SAN AGUSTIN & TRANSPORT TO POPAYAN

 

In the morning you can still enjoy your last moments in San Agustin and you will visit some more beautiful archeological sites  and natural attractions with an English speaking guide.

 

In the afternoon a driver will bring you to Popayan, La Ciudad Blanca. This is a drive of more or less 4 hours, luckily through beautiful landscapes so you can let your eyes feast.  The hotel in Popayan is located in the middle of the historic center so right after arriving you can already start discovering the city.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Boutique Confort Suites

 

 

 

Day 7 – Tue 06/02: DISCOVERING POPAYAN

 

Today is the day to get to know Popayan! An English-speaking guide will guide you around this white city with all its religious history and learn everything there is to know about  its colonial background.

 

 Accommodation: Hotel Boutqiue Confort Suites

Day 8 – Wed 07/02: TRANSPORT TO THE 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 there before the dark sets in. This is a drive of more or less 6 hours.

 

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 regionRight 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 9 – Thu 08/02: COCORA VALLEY & 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 10 – Fri 09/02:  FREE DAY IN THE COFFEE ZONE

 

You will have this complete day to decide what to do or visit in the coffee zone.

 

However, after the hike of yesterday it might be a great idea to visit some thermal hotsprings near your hacienda in order to relax your muscles. We can totally recommend to visit Las Termales de Santa Rosa de Cabal.

 

The hotel can arrange transport for you to get there. These hotsprings are located in the mountains and offer great views over the valley.

  

Accommodation: Hotel Finca del Café.

 

Day 11 – Sat 10/02: COFFEE TOUR & FREE TIME 

 

You will have the morning to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. After lunch, you will take a great coffee tour. Your English-speaking guide will take you through all the different steps in the process of making coffee.

 

You will see the whole process, from the bean to the cup. The tour takes about 3 hours.

 

 Accommodation: Hotel Finca del Café.

                                         

Day 12 – Sun 11/02: TRANSPORT TO MEDELLIN

 

Today it´s time to leave the coffee zone behind and discover the vibrant city of Medellin. You will be picked up after breakfast by your private driver. He will take you on a 5-hours long drive through gorgeous mountainous landscapes.

 

Once in Medellin, you will have some time to walk around and discover the modern and vibrant area of El Poblado surrounding your hotel.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

Day 13 – Mon 12/02: DISCOVERING MEDELLIN

 

It´s time to discover Medellin. In the morning you will take a private city tour. Your English-speaking guide will pick you up in your hotel and take you on a 4-hours tour through the most important and beautiful spots of this vibrant and modern city.

 

In the afternoon, you will take the Pablo Escobar tour. In this tour, you will Listen to the complete story of the narcos times in Colombia, visit his former mansion in Medellin and hear about techniques he used to defeat his enemies. You will also visit the Comuna 13, where you can witness how the past violent times are over and how social innovation has changed the fate of a city.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

   

Day 14 – Tue 13/02: VISIT TO GUATAPÉ & PIEDRA DE PEÑOL

 

After breakfast a driver will pick you up and bring you to the gorgeous surroundings of Medellin, more specificly to the colorful village of Guatape and the impressive Peñol Rock.

 

This tour will take as long as you want. You can agree on the ideal schedule with your guide when he picks you up. It includes lunch and in the late afternoon you will be back in Medellin.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

  

   

Day 15 – Wed 14/2 : FLIGHT CARTAGENA 

 

A bit before  noon, a driver will pick you up and drive you to the airport of Medellin so you can take your flight to Cartagena! A driver will await you at arrivals in the airport of Cartagena and bring you to your hotel in the colonial center of the city.

 

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: Tcherassi Hotel

  

   

Day 16 – Thu 15/02: 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: Tcherassi Hotel

  

   

Day 17 – Fri 16/02: CARTAGENA & FLIGHT BOGOTÁ

 

Time to further discover the pearl of the Caribbean! You will have some more 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.

  

Around 3 PM, a driver will pick you up at the reception of your hotel and bring you to the airport of Cartagena so you can take a flight back to Bogotá. This flight lands around 6:44 PM and a driver will bring you to the hotel in the colonial center of Colombia´s captial.

 

Accommodation: Hotel BH Bicentenario

 

  

   

Day 18 – Sat 17/02: FREE DAY IN BOGOTÁ

 

Today you will have your last day in Bogota. You can decide what you would like to do with this day. You could for example visit all the places and touristc sight you could not visit on the first day in Bogotá, or you could go shopping for souvenirs!

 

We can recommend to visit the Monserrate Hill with its spectacular views over Bogotá City. You can go up and down by cable car.

 

Accommodation: Hotel BH Bicentenario

  

   

Day 19 – Sun 18/02: BOGOTÁ & END OF TRIP

 

Depending on what time you have your flight you will have the morning free to enjoy Bogota. You will be able to visit the places you didn´t have the chance for on your first day or to revisit the most beautiful spots.

  

At the appropriate time will be brought 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 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
  • The deposit of 40% needs to be paid before the 12th of January, 2018.
  • The remaining amount needs to be paid before the 21st of January, 2018.

Dubravka Kos - Colombia Trip

Travel Itinerary - 19 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 4.467 for 4 people (EUR 3.717) - This amount needs to be paid before 12th of Jan 2018.

Total price: USD 11.150 (EUR 9.292) per 4 people

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