Patrick & Joceline - Colombia Trip

Travel Itinerary - 20 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 2.758 per couple (EUR 2.240)

Total price: USD 6.896 (EUR 5.599 ) per couple

TRIP INFORMATION | ITINERARY

  

Day 1: 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. Depending on your arrival time, you will have some free time to acclimatize, get used to the altitude, and maybe discover already a little bit of the colonial center. If you arrive in the evening, it will be good to know that the hotel can prepare little snacks so you can almost immediatley go rest after your long flight.

 

Accommodation:  A double room in Hotel Casa Deco

  

Day 2: DISCOVERING BOGOTÁ

 

After breakfast, you will be taken to La Candelaria, the charming colonial old town 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: Double room in Hotel Casa Deco

Day 3: 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 take you all the way to the amazing Tatacoa Desert. It´s scenic drive of about 6.5 hours.

 

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 some special sort of fancy tents that are specially constructed to be able to fully enjoy the starry nights in the desert.

 

Accommodation: Glamping in Hotel Bethel Bio Luxury

Day 4: TATACOA DESERT TOUR

 

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.

 

After this great tour, you will have the afternoon to enjoy the sunset in the fantastic facilities of this hotel.

 

Accommodation: Glamping in Hotel Bethel Bio Luxury

Day 5:  TRANSPORT TO SAN AGUSTIN

 

After breakfast 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: A double room in Akawanka Lodge

 

    

Day 6:  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: A double room in Akawanka Lodge

Day 7: 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: A double room in Hotel La Plazuela

 

 

 

Day 8:  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.

 

Alternatively, you could opt for a guided tour to the Puracé National Park. A beautiful strech of nature above 3000 masl where you can do some short hikes and feed some wild condors, the Colombian national bird.

 

 Accommodation: A double room in Hotel Boutqiue Confort Suites

Day 9: 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: A double room in Hotel finca del Café

 

Day 10: 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: A double room in Hotel Finca del Café

 

 

Day 11: 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: A double room in 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 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: A double room in Sites Hotel

Day 13 – FREE DAY MEDELLIN

 

It´s time to discover Medellin. You will have the day for yourselves to decide what to do.  The city has a lot to offer. You can discover some museums and neighbourhoods on your own.

 

Accommodation: A double room in Sites Hotel

   

Day 14: 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: A double room in Sites Hotel

  

   

Day 15: FLIGHT SANTA MARTA & TRANSPORT TO TAYRONA

 

After breakfast, a driver will pick you up and drive you to the airport of Medellin so you can take your flight to Santa Marta !

 

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: A double room in Hotel Villa Maria Tayrona

  

   

Day 16: 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. 

 

You can of course also opt to stay and enjoy your free time relaxing at the beach or swimming pool of the hotel

 

Accommodation: A double room in Hotel Villa Maria Tayrona.

  

   

Day 17 : BEACH TIME

 

You can spend this free day peacefully on the beach, swimming pool, or Caribbean sea.  It will be a nice time to recover from yesterday´s walk and to enjoy the fantastic facilities of this beach hotel.

  

Accommodation: A double room in Hotel Villa Maria Tayrona

 

  

   

Day 18: TRANSPORT CARTAGENA & FREE TIME

 

After breakfast 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 sights of this colonial city. Because of this you can immediately start discovering town!

 

Accommodation: A double room in Hotel 3 Banderas

  

   

Day 19: 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: A double room in Hotel 3 Banderas.

 

 

  

   

Day 20: CARTAGENA & END OF TRIP

 

Time to further discover the pearl of the Caribbean! You will hopefully have some  time today to further discover beautiful Cartagena.

 

At te appropriate time you will be transported to the airport so you can catch your flight to Belgium. 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 remaining amount needs to be at least one month paid before your  arrival to Colombia.

Patrick & Joceline - Colombia Trip

Travel Itinerary - 20 days

Book now by paying a 40% deposit of USD 2.758 per couple (EUR 2.240)

Total price: USD 6.896 (EUR 5.599 ) per couple

RNT # 41503 Lulo Colombia | Travel Agency - Handmade @ThePappCorn