Karen Weberman - A Blue Colombia

Travel Itinerary - 21 days

Deposit of USD 2.712 (Approx. EUR 2.184) already paid. Final payment of USD 4.945 (Approx. EUR 4.237) pending.

Total price per couple: USD 7.657 (Approx. EUR 6.166)

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1 – 31/07: 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 Chapinero neighborhood of Bogotá.

 

Accommodation: B.O.G Hotel

Day 2 – 01/08: EXPLORING 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 full day tour of the city.   

 

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, Eje Ambiental and Usaquen.

 

Accommodation: B.O.G Hotel

  

Day 3 – 02/08: EXPLORING BOGOTÁ 

 

After breakfast  you will be brought to La Candelaria, the historic center of Bogotá. At 10:30, you will start the famous Bogota Bike Tour and discover some of the most amazing things this city has to offer. You won´t only visit the most touristic spots but will also be introduced to a coffee factory, a local fruit market where you will try some exotic fruits, and a tejo place where you will learn more about the “national sport” of Colombia. (click here for more info about this tour)

 

After the tour we advise you to pay a visit to the two most iconic museums of Bogotá: The Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. The gold museum not only for its impressive collection of golden artifacts, but also to try some ajiaco, the typical potato soup from Bogotá, in their restaurant.

 

Accommodation: B.O.G Hotel

  

Day 4 – 03/08: START OF THE CASANARE ADVENTURE

 

Today you will leave Bogotá early in the morning and fly to Yopal where you will have breakfast before heading into the plains. Gorgeous green rice fields surround you from both sides of the road and it is possible to spot many herons, falcons and other types of colorful and rare birds from the car. 

 

The goal of this day is to visit a typical cowboy ranch and learn more about the Llanos culture. The drive to the traditional ranch will take around 2 to 3 hours, depending on the weather conditions. You will be welcomed by El Llanerazo, your local guide on this trip. He will show you around on the farm and introduce you to his self-made museum of Llanero culture.

 

El Llanerazo found some rare archaeological objects in the area and some archaeologists are trying to figure out to who and what culture they belonged to.  He will also show and explain tools and ways of how the cowboys live and work now, and in the past.

 

You will be served a typical lunch on the ranch while being surrounded by the noises of monkeys and birds. El Llanerazo will also demonstrate different cowboy skills and show you how he crosses a deep river with this horse.

 

In the late afternoon it will be time to set course to your hotel, El Diamante. The accommodation is surrounded by a beautiful exotic garden in which many birds live. Here you will enjoy the rest of the evening and have a delicious diner.

 

Hotel: Hotel El Diamante

Day 5 – 04/08: MORE CASANARE ADVENTURE

 

The second day in Casanare will start early with some bird-watching in the hotels´surroundings. A family of howler monkeys lives in the nearby trees and can be spotted as well. There are many falcons, parrots, and ibises and if you are lucky you will be able to spot an anteater!

 

After the bird-watching walk you will take your breakfast in the gardens of the house before driving to IBA Hato Matepalma. On your way you will be able to spot your first of many capybaras and deer on the way. It is known that a family of three horned owls lives in the trees near the ranch.

 

After making yourself comfortable in your room you can start exploring the area around the ranch and have a lunch in front of the lake.

 

In the afternoon you will have a horseback riding tour arranged for you so you can explore the immense flat lands as if you were true cowboys. The trip is absolutely stunning and will bring you through little creeks, bushes, and open fields full of thousands of birds, caimans, lizards, deer, and capybaras. Beween May and October you can ride all the way to a place called ´La Garcera´, an area full of lower bushes where all kind of herons and spoonbills come together to lay their eggs and care for their young. A truly incredible spectacle.

 

Hotel: Hato Matepalma

Day 6 – 05/08: CASANARE & FLIGHT TO BOGOTA

 

On the third day of your adventure you will go for an amazing walk after breakfast. Your guide will walk with you trough the plains to a place where you can find many land turtles, and in summer anacondas. It is incredible how easy it is to be able to spot all these animals in the wild.

 

You will be back from the walk around lunchtime and enjoy your last lunch in front of the lake while taking in the last views of the sunbathing capybaras in the lake. Then it will be time to set course again to Yopal, a 3 hours drive, so you won´t miss your plane back to Bogota.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Habitel

Day 7 – 06/08: COFFE ZONE + COFFEE TOUR

 

After breakfast, you will take a flight from Bogotá to Pereira, the heart of the coffee zone. A driver will be waiting for you to drive you to you hotel. It´s a drive of around 1 hour.

 

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

  

In the afternoon it will be time to discover Colombia´s alternative gold: coffee! You will take part in a coffee tour on the plantations of the hotel. Like this you will get to know the process, from seed to end product, to get to a coffee as delicious as the Colombian one. And, of ncourse, you will will given the chance to try out different coffees from the region.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel Finca del Café

Day 8 – 07/08: COFFEE ZONE & WALK IN VALLE DE COCORA

 

In the morning you will leave your beautiful hacienda to pay a visit to the Cocora Valley with a 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 Was 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 9 – 08/08: FLIGHT TO SANTA MARTA & STAY IN MINCA

 

You will be picked up around 08:00 the morning and be brought to the airport to take a flight to Santa Marta. This flight has a stopover in Bogotá and arrives at 14:31 in Santa Marta.

 

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 10 – 9/08: MINCA & THE KOGI COMMUNITY

 

Today you get the chance to get to know a local indigenous community: The Kogi. For centuries these indigenous people have been living in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. They are easily recognized by their typical white and naturally made clothes, with accompanying hats for men. They live in tribalism and still follow many ancient customs and rituals. This unique tour starts at 08:30 and will take a full day. (Note: lunch and local guide is included)

 

Enjoy nature, landscapes, panoramic view, authentic traditions and cultural interaction with the local inhabitants.

 

Accommodation: Sweet Harmony Boutique Hotel

Day 11 – 10/8: TRANSPORT TO BURITACA

 

Day 11 is a calm day on which you will be brought to your fantastic hotel that is located in Buritaca, near the entrance of Tayrona National Park.

 

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

 

Accommodation: Hotel Playa Koralia

  

 

Day 12 – 11/08:  RELAX AT THE BEACH

 

Today is a day to relax. Enjoy the facilites of your hotel and the Caribbean beach.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Playa Koralia

 

 

Day 13 – 12/08:  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.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Playa Koralia

 

 

Day 14 – 13/08: BEACH TIME & TRANSPORT CARTAGENA  

 

The morning of day 14 can be spend 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 Casa La Cartujita


 

 

Day 15 – 14/08: BAZURTO MARKET & SALSA LESSON

 

Today it is time to discover the real face of Cartagena. You are expected at 10:30 for a tour that will bring you to the Bazurto market or ´People Market´ of Cartagena. This  special, and also a bit messy, place is very animated and full of colors, interesting food, smells, and energies of the many vendors who sell their products at this market.  You will get a real impression of the typical warmth of the people living at the Colombia´s coast.

 

It might feel a bit unorganized at the beginning but it is the ultimate chance to see the real face of Cartagena and its people. In this guided tour of 3,5 hour in English you will be introduced to typical dishes, ingredients, and fruits and vegetables from the region. Additionally, you will meet charming locals and have the chance to take unique pictures.

 

In the afternoon you can relax in the hotel and mentally prepare yourself for a salsa lesson. The dance school is located in the historic center of Cartagena and at walking distance of the hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa La Cartujita

 

Day 16 – 15/08: FREE DAY CARTAGENA

 

Today you wil have a free day to discover Cartagena on your own. Enjoy the “Pearl of the Caribeean”.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa la Cartujita

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Day 17 – 16/08: 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 18 -17/08: 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 19 -18/08: EVEN MORE RELAXING IN A CARIBBEAN PARADISE

 

Today again 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 20 – 19/08: 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 another salsa lesson!

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa La Cartujita

 

Day 21 – 20/08: CARTAGENA & END OF TRIP

 

At the right time, your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport so you can take the 2:32 pm Avianca flight back to Bogota and catch your connection back to Europe.

 

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 4.
  • By booking this trip you agree with the Terms and Conditions as mentioned here.
  • The pending final payment must be paid up to 30 days before arrival

Karen Weberman - A Blue Colombia

Travel Itinerary - 21 days

Deposit of USD 2.712 (Approx. EUR 2.184) already paid. Final payment of USD 4.945 (Approx. EUR 4.236) pending.

Total price per couple: USD 7.657 (Approx. EUR 6.166)

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