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 Colorful colonial towns, vast coffee plantations and pristine Caribbean beaches – this is Colombia’s way to give you a warm welcome and invite you to explore this South American jewel which recently has been gaining more and more popularity amongst travelers. On this 9 day adventure you will learn more about Bogota's history, walk around its historic neighbourhoods and get a taste of local life at its fisherman villages. 

Highlights:

The historic district of Candelaria - Bogota's vibrant heart. 
Cartagena - a beautiful colonial old town on the Caribbean coast.
Isla Barú - scenic fisherman village where we will experience the authentic life of the locals


Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Bogota.
Arrival to El Dorado airport in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia at 2600 meters (8530.1837 feet) above sea level and which is quickly becoming one of the Latin American urban highlights with more than 7 million inhabitants. Check in at your hotel in the city located in the old historical district of La Candelaria surrounded by plenty of cafes, museums and churches. (No meals)

Day 2: Bogota
We begin our second day with a fueling breakfast at the hotel, then we're off to enjoy a tour of the city, starting with a ride on the world-famous Bogota cable car. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the city and surrounding nature as the cars climb 3160 meters to the peak of Cerro Monserrate (10,367 feet). We will then walk through the historical suburb of La Candelaria, with its old churches and cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture, baroque churches, art deco houses, and street art. We will visit Plaza Bolivar and its stunning Cathedral. We will also visit the Museo del Oro (The Gold Museum) to see the most iconic and amazing gold artifacts of Colombia, and Fernando Botero’s permanent exhibition at the Banco de la República. For lunch you will be on your own and provided with ample time to explore and sample the incredible tastes of the city.
Flight to Medellin at night. AIrport pick up at Rio Negro Airport and transfer Medellin City for about 45 minutes.
Check in and overnight at a centrally located Hotel in Medellin.

Day 3-4: Medellin
Breakfast. Leisure day on your own to explore this wonderful city. Overnight at a centrally located hotel.
Optional tours from Medellin: Guatape Lagoon and El Penol Rock: Visit Guatape town and the famous stone with panoramic view “La piedra del Peñol” , a monolith from where you can see the dam of Guatape and its small islands. You can also the colorful town of Guatape with its picturesque walls on each house, Medellin City Tour: Visit Botero Museum. Medellin Underground, Poblado, etc.


Day 5 . Cartagena
Early transfer to Rio Negro Airport. Flight from Medellin to Cartagena in the morning. Airport pick up upon arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 6. Cartagena de Indias on your own.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure day on your own, no activities included. Overnight at Hotel Kartaxa or similar. (B)
Tour included: Playa Blanca-Corales del Rosario National Park
Transfer to the tourist dock of Cartagena. Boat trip to Corales del Rosario National Park, you can witness a stunning 27 small coral island archipelago with turquoise and blue waters. We will navigate through the Cartagena Bay passing between the Bateria de San José and Fuerte de San Fernando Spanish forts. After that we will visit the Oceanarium Aquarium or snorkel for an hour and will go for a tasty lunch at Playa Blanca on Isla Barú. Boat ride back by 4pm to Cartagena’s dock.

Day 7-8, Cartagena de Indias.
Breakfast. Go and explore on your own one of the most iconic cities of the Caribbean. Visit the Convent La Popa, San Felipe Castle and the working-class district of Getsemani. Overnight at Hotel Kartaxa or similar. (B)

Day 9. Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight back to Bogota or to Panama City.

 


Price Includes:
8 nights in standard hotels
rooms with ensuite facilities
breakfast. English speaking guide
tours as per program
domestic flights Bogota-Medellin and Medellin-Cartagena

Not Included:
meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
tips
personal expenses
optional tours from Medellin


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