Hans Obrestad - Trip to Colombia

Travel Itinerary - 20 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of 2.788 USD (Approx. 2.238 EUR)

Total price per couple: USD 6.971 (Aprox EUR 5.595)

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BOGOTÁ

 

Your Colombian adventure starts today! A driver will await you upon arrival at the international airport of Bogotá. He will bring you to your charming hotel in the old center so you are near the touristic sites for the next day.

 

Don´t forget to take out cash from one of the many cash machines in the airport or to change your currency to Colombian pesos in one of the currency exchange offices. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

Day 2: DISCOVER BOGOTÁ

 

You will discover the historic center of Bogotá today. An English speaking guide will take you on a discovery tour through La Candelaria, the oldest part of the city.  The main square of Bogotá will be your first stop and from there on you will start your informative tour through the colorful and bustling streets of Colombia´s capital.

 

With your guide you will also visit the two most famous museums of Bogotá: the Gold museum and the Botero museum.

 

This day tour will be the perfect start for you travel through Colombia as it will allow you to learn about the history and culture of Colombia before actually visiting the different places of great interest the country has to offer. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

Day 3:  TRANSPORT TO SAN AGUSTIN

 

Today you will go to the green and mountainous south of Colombia, more specifically to mysterious San Agustin. This destination is famous for its collection of mysterious ceremonial burying grounds that are decorated with peculiarly looking statues. The village itself is rather small but cozy and tourist friendly.

 

Our driver will pick you up after breakfast and bring you to the airport so you  can take your flight to Pitalito. This is a 1 hour flight and a driver will await you in the airport of Pitalito and transport you to your hotel that is located on a hill overlooking San Agustin.

 

After settling in your hotel you can enjoy the exotic gardens surrounding the hotel and listen to the sound of nature and its many birds.

  

Accommodation: Hotel Akawanka Lodge

  

Day 4: ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF SAN AGUSTIN

 

 

You will start your day with a visit to the archaeological park of San Agustin. This is the perfect place to learn more about the mysterious pre-columbian San Agustin culture. The park is an open air museum and is an important UNESCO world heritage site.  An English speaking guide will make sure to tell you everything there is to know about the many statues the park holds. 

 

After visiting the park you will have some free time to use as you wish.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Akawanka Lodge

Day 5: TOUR IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF SAN AGUSTIN

 

In the morning you will start a tour to discover the surroundings of San Agustin. By doing it by car you will be able to visit some archaeological sites that are a bit more difficult tot reach. One of the most important statues you will see is the famous statue of  ´El doble Yo´.

 

You will also stop at El Estrecho, the exact place where the Magadalena river has to flow through its narrowest points.  Admire also some gorgeous and impressive waterfalls in the region, for example the Salto de Bordones.

 

You can decide together with our guide how long and how intensive you would like to make this day.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Akawanka Lodge

Day 6: SAN AGUSTIN & TRANSPORT TO POPAYAN

 

In the morning you can still enjoy your last moments in San Agustin and relax in the beautiful gardens of the hotel.

 

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 La Plazuela

 

Day 7: 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. You will have the afternoon free and can choose what to do with that time.

 

Popayan is also famous for its gastronomy so don´t forget to try out some typical dishes and drinks.

 

 Accommodation: Hotel La Plazuela

 Day 8: 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.  You can tell your driver to make as many stops as you want on this scenic drive to take pictures and have the necessary breaks.

 

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: 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 10: COFFEE ZONE 

 

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. You can agree with your guide on how far and how long you would like to walk for.

 

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. After that, you will go back to the hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Finca del Café

Day 11: FREE DAY IN THE COFFEE ZONE

 

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

 

You can stay at your beautiful hacienda or decide to pay a visit to the thermal hotsprings of Santa Rosa de Cabal. The hotel can help you out with activities if needed.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Finca del Café

 

 

 

Day 12: 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 to the airport of Pereira so you can take your  45 minutse flight. Another driver will await you in the airpot of Medellin and bring you to your hotel.

 

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: 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.

 

You will have the afternoon free and can choose how you would like to spend your time. Your hotel can help you out if needed.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

Day 14: MORE MEDELLIN

 

In the morning, 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.

 

Your afternoon will be free and can be spent however you wish like.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

Day 15: TRANSPORT CARTAGENA & FREE TIME

 

In the morning we have arranged for you to be brought by a driver to the airport of Medellin so you can take a flight to  Cartagena. This is a flight of more or less 1 hour.

 

A driver will await you in the airport of Cartagena and bring you to 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: Bantú Hotel

  

Day 16: DISCOVERING CARTAGENA

 

Time to discover Cartagena! This colonial city 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: Bantú Hotel

  

Day 17: CARIBBEAN PARADISE IN 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.

 

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 18: CARIBBEAN PARADISE

 

You will have another lovely day on the island to fully enjoy the Caribbean and pamper yourselves.

 

Accommodation: Hotel San Pedro de Majagua

  

Day 19: FREE TIME & 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 Bantú

Day 20: CARTAGENA & END OF TRIP!

 

Depending on what time you have your international flight back you will have the morning free to enjoy Cartagena. 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 you will be taken to the airport of Cartagena. 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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TRAVEL 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

TRAVEL 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

Hans Obrestad - Trip to Colombia

Travel Itinerary - 20 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of 2.788 USD (Approx. 2.238 EUR)

Total price per couple: USD 6.971 (Aprox EUR 5.595)

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