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Marinela Travel Itinerary – 16 Days

Marinela

Travel Itinerary - 16 Days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 1.910 (Aprox EUR 1.591)

Total price per couple: USD 4.774 (Aprox EUR 3.978)

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1: Welcome to Colombia

 

Today start your Colombian adventure! You will arrive in the international airport of Bogotá. Welcome!

 

Our driver will await you at arrival´s and bring you to your hotel in the historical center of Bogotá for you to get a rest from your long flight and so you are close to the main attractions that are waiting for you to be discovered on your next day.

 

The airport has currency exchange offices and ATM´s so you can easily get Colombian pesos for your trip.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Deco

 

Day 2: Bogota City Tour

 

Time has come to discover the historic center of Bogotá. An English speaking guide will pick you up after breakfast and will take you on a 6 hours 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 Casa Deco

 

 

Day 3: Zipaquira and Villa de Leyva

 

 

A driver will pick you up in the morning and bring you to white Villa de Leyva.  This is a drive of about 3 hours through beautiful landscapes once you are out of Bogotá. On your way you will make a stop in Zipaquira where you can pay a visit to an impressive underground salt cathedral. Each hour an English speaking guide shows visitors around in this 120 meter deep salt mine that is decorated with crosses and statues made of salt.

 

After your visit to the salt cathedral you will continue your drive to Villa de Leyva. Once arrived and settled down in your hotel, you can visit the biggest square of South America and walk around in the beautiful cobblestone streets of this white town.

 

Accommodation: Hotel La Posada de San Antonio

Day 4: Time Trip Tour in Villa de Leyva & Back to Bogotá

 

You will be picked up by a guide at your hotel in the morning. He will take you on a 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.

 

After this discovery tour, it will be time to set course back to Bogota. Our driver will bring you to your hotel that is located very near the airport so you won´t have to go far the next day to catch your flight to Neiva.

 

 Accommodation: Hotel Habitel

  

Day 4: Tuesday 27/02: Transport to Tatacoa.

 

Today you will travel to the amazing Tatacoa desert. A driver will be pick you up in your hotel after breakfast.

 

The drive will take around 6 hours and will bring you through gorgeous landscapes as you will travel through the mountain ranges, making your way down to the desert. You can ask the driver as many times as you want to stop to take pictures.

 

After the 6 hours you will arrive to the fabulous Bethel Bio Luxury Hotel. This hotel is located right in the middle of the desert and has a very special architecture and decoration, all with a strong ecological focus.

 

Enjoy the outdoor swimming pools, the views over de desert, and the stars at night!

 

Accommodation: Bethel Bio Luxury Hotel

 

 

Day 5: Wednesday 28/02: Tatacoa Desert Tour

 

Time to discover the Tatacoa Desert. Your local guide will take you the most beautiful view points so you can take awesome pictures. You will also do some short walks to find some natural pools while learning about the history of this place and the traditions of the locals.

 

After a typical lunch where you can get to try goat meat, you will be dropped back in your hotel so you can enjoy the sunset at the swimming pool.

 

Accommodation: Bethel Bio Luxury Hotel

 

Day 6: Thursday 01/03: Transport to the coffee zone

 

After breakfast it will be time to set course to the famous coffee zone of Colombia. This is a serious drive of around 8 hours. Don´t hesitate to ask our driver to make as many stops as you wish so you can travel as comfortable as possible.

 

In the late afternoon you will arrive at your hotel. This is a traditional and gorgeous coffee hacienda, surrounded by a typical garden and an active coffee plantation. The hotel also comes with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and different viewing platforms over the plantations and the characteristic green mountains of the region.

 

If you arrive before sunset you can still enjoy the many exotic birds and flowers.

 

Accommodation: Finca del Café

Day 7: Friday 02/03: Free day in the Coffee Zone.

 

Today you will have a great free day in the coffee zone available. It might be a good idea to pay a visit to the Cocora Valley. There you can  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 can visit Salento, a colonial town nested at the feet of the Cocora valley and where you can walk around and take pictures of the cute colorful houses.

 

 

 Accommodation: Finca del Café

Day 8: Saturday 03/03: Free day in the Coffee Zone

 

You will have this day available for some wonderful time in the coffee zone. You can opt to stay in the hotel and enjoy the lovely facilities of the hotel, or take a coffee tour in the plantations surrounding the place.

 

Colombia´s coffee zone is also a great place for some birdwatching! And, if you are looking for some real relaxing experience then you could go check out the stunning hot springs of Santa Rosa de Cabal which are located on a mountain offering spectacular views over the region.

 

Accommodation: Finca del Café

 

 

 

   

Day 9: Sunday 04/03: Transport to Medellin and free time.

 

Today is time to leave the coffee zone towards Medellin, the city of the eternal spring. You will be picked up in the Finca del Café after breakfast and taken by car to your hotel in Medellín.

 

The driver will take you to your hotel located right in El Poblado: the modern and cozy area of this vibrant city. After check-in in the hotel, you will have some time to start discovering the neighbourhood.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

Day 10: Monday 05/03: Free time in Medellin.

 

Today is the perfect day to discover Medellin. You can opt to take a tour to the gorgeous surroundings and visit Guatapé and the rock of El Peñol, or stay in town and enjoy the graffities and Botero statues of this modern city.

 

Accommodation: Sites Hotel

 

Day 11: Tuesday 06/03: Flight to Santa Marta and Villa Maria Tayrona

 

Today you will have the last hours to enjoy the pleasant climate of Medellin. After breakfast, you will be brought to the airport to catch your flight to Santa Marta. This flight leaves at 11:39 and will land at 12:56.

 

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 María Tayrona.

Day 12:  Wednesday 07/03: Free day Tayrona

 

Today could be 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.

 

However, it is also perfectly possible to spend your day on the pristine beach in front of the hotel and to use the facilities of the place.

 

The hotel can also help you with explaining and leading you to two gorgeous walks in the surroundings. 

 

Accommodation: Villa Maria Tayrona

 

 

Day 13: Thursday 08/03: Free day Tayrona

 

On this day you can also opt yourself how you want to plan your day. If you didn´t go to Tayrona on day 12 you can do it today. Or, you can do one of the walks in the surroundings.

 

You choose.

 

Anyway, don´t forget to relax and enjoy this pinnacle of natural beauty!

 

Accommodation:  Villa Maria Tayrona

  

 

Day 14: Friday 09/03: Transport to Cartagena.

 

In the morning 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 sight of this colonial city.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel 3 Banderas

  

 

   

Day 15:  Saturday 10/03: Free day Cartagena

  

Time to discover the pearl of the Caribbean! You will have the day 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.

 

Accommodation: Hotel 3 Banderas

 

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Day 16 to Day 18: Sunday 11/03 to Tuesday 13/03: Caribbean paradise!

 

At 08:30 on Sunday 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 spend the following two days being pampered, relaxing, and enjoying yourself on Caribbean island. The hotel has its own private beach and comes with a restaurant.

If you feel like doing some activities 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 19: Wednesday 14/03: Caribbean paradise and 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 to go salsa dancing!

 

Accommodation: Hotel 3 Banderas

Day 20: Thursday 15/03: Flight to Bogotá.

 

Before taking your 10:18 flight back to Bogota, you will have some free time in the morning to enjoy one last time the cozy and beautiful streets of Cartagena

 

Around 11:44 you will land in Bogotá where our driver will await you and bring you to your hotel in the center of the city.

 

After settling down, you can start discovering the area. Colombia´s capital has a rich history and is famous for its graffiti. You can for example pay a visit to the famous Gold museum, the Botero museum, the main square with its political buildings, the Monserrate hill, or take the well-known Bogota bike tour.

 

For you to choose what to do!

 

Accommodation:  Hotel Casa Deco

Day 21: Friday 16/03:  Free Time Bogotá & End Of Trip

 

Depending on your departure time, you can still enjoy some time in Bogotá. As your hotel is located right in the middle of La Candelaria, the historical old town of Bogotá, you could easily visit the main museums (Gold and Botero) and walk the colonial streets around them.

 

A private driver will pick you up in the center and take you to the airport so you can catch you flight back home.

 

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 the following services for 2 people:

 

– Transport from airport in Bogotá to Hotel Habitel on day 1

– Accommodation for 1 night in Hotel Habitel in a double room (breakfast included)

– Transport from Hotel Habitel to the airport in Bogotá on day 2

– Flight in economy class from Bogotá to Pitalito on day 2

– 2 nights of accommodation in Akawanka Lodge in San Agustin, in a double room and with breakfast included.

– San Agustin surroundings Tour with an English speaking guide on day 2.

– Market & Archeology Tour with an English speaking guide in San Agustin on day 3.

– Private transport from Akawanka Lodge to Bethel Luxury Hotel in the Tatacoa desert.

– 2 nights of accommodation in Bethel Bio Luxury hotel, a double room and breakfast included.

– Tatacoa desert tour with a local Spanish-speaking guide on day 5.

– Private transport from the hotel in Tatacoa to the coffee zone on day 6.

– 3 nights of accommodation in Hotel Finca del Café, from day 6 to day 9, in a double room and with breakfast included.

– Private land transport from Finca del Café to Sites Hotel in Medellín on day 9.

– 2 nights of accommodation in Sites Hotel in Medellin (from day 9 to day 11) in a double room and with breakfast included

– Private transfer from Sites Hotel to airport of Medellin on day 11.

– Flight in economy class from Medellin to Santa Marta on day 11.

– Private transport from the airport of Santa Marta to the Hotel Villa María Tayrona on day 11.

– 2 nights of accommodation in Hotel Villa María Tayrona (from day 11 to day 13) in a double room with breakfast included.

– Private land transport from Hotel Villa María Tayrona to Hotel Tres Banderas in Cartagena on day 14.

– 2 nights of accommodation in Hotel Tres Banderas in Cartagena (from day 14 to day 16) in a double room (breakfast included)

– Private transport from Hotel Tres Banderas to Marina Santa Cruz harbour on day 16.

– Boat ride from Marina Santa Cruz harbour to Hotel San Pedro de Majagua on day 16.

– 3 nights of accommodation in Hotel San Pedro de Majagua (from day 16 to day 19) in a double room (breakfast included)

– Boat ride from Hotel San Pedro de Majagua to the Marina Santa Cruz Harbour in Cartagena on day 19.

– Private transport from Marina Santa Cruz Harbour to Hotel Tres Banderas in Cartagena on day 19.

– Private transport from Hotel Tres Banderas to the international airport of Cartagena on day 20.

– Flight in economy class from Cartagena to Bogotá on day 20.

– Private transport from the airport in Bogota to Hotel Casa Deco.

– 1 night of accommodation in Hotel Casa Deco, in a double room and with breakfast included on day 20.

– Private transport to the airport of Bogotá on day 21.

 

– 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.

Thomas Bastl

Travel Itinerary - 21 Days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 1.910 (Aprox EUR 1.591)

Total price per couple: USD 4.774 (Aprox EUR 3.978)

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