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15 days/ 14 nights
Bogota + Medellín + Pereira + Santa Marta + Lost city + Cartagena
The program can be started any day of the week from January 15 to December 15, 2022
The price of the program is per person in US Dollars:
Remark: In case of not availability in any of the above-listed hotels, your services will be confirmed in a hotel of a similar category.
Day 1: Bogotá
Arrival in Bogota. Welcome and assistance at El Dorado International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in, accommodation.
Day 2: Bogotá - City Tour + Zipaquira
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic City Tour through the historical center of Bogota, also called "La Candelaria". We will visit the Gold Museum, where we will see nearly 34,000 pre-Hispanic gold pieces and more than 25,000 pre-Columbian objects. Afterward, we will visit the Casa de la Moneda and Donation Botero where art pieces of master Fernando Botero, are exhibited. Botero is a Colombian artist internationally recognized in different techniques such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. The tour will end with a panoramic tour of the Plaza de Bolívar (The Prime Cathedral, The House of Nariño, The Liévano Palace and The Palace of Justice). Later on, we head to the town of Zipaquirá, located 50 Km from Bogotá in the northern part of the city, also called "Sabana de Bogotá". Once in the town, we will visit the Salt Cathedral, built inside a mine of 180 meters deep, considered one of the most important wonders of Colombia and a great work of engineering and religious art. Duration: 10 hours, Includes: Entrance fee to the Gold Museum- Casa De La Moneda and Botero Donation, entrance to Zipaquira, lunch, guide service and private transportation, local medical assistance card. Important Note: Gold Museum closed on Monday, Mint and Botero Donation closed on Tuesday
Day 3: Bogota – Medellin
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to El Dorado International Airport to take the flight (not included) to the city of Medellin. It is suggested to flight before 10:00 am. Welcome and assistance at Jose Maria Cordoba Airport and transfer to the Hotel. In the afternoon, let´s spend a great day visiting the main tourist sites of the city: San Antonio Park, San Ignacio Square, the traditional La Playa Avenue, Coltejer Building (one of the symbols of the paisa thriving), Sculpture Park, which contains more than 20 sculptures donated by Master Fernando Botero to the city of Medellín, the big houses and mansions of the traditional Prado neighborhood, Parque de Los Deseos, Atanasio Girardot Sports Unit where most of the sports practiced in the city take place, in addition to the remodeled Macarena Convention Center, the old bullring. Finally, we visit the traditional Pueblito Paisa and end with a tour by the Poblado area, where we will visit Parque del Poblado, Lleras Park and the Golden Mile, the financial and hotel heart of the city. Duration: 6 Hours Includes: Transport in tourist vehicle, bilingual guide. Stops at the Barefoot Park, Sculpture Park, Wish Park, and Pueblito Paisa, Metro and Metro Cable Entrance.
Day 4: Medellín- Peñol and Guatape
Tour to the Orient: Piedra del Peñol and Reservoirs Area. The new town of El Peñol is a fundamental starting point to get to know the past of this area. The visit will continue to the majestic Piedra del Peñol, which is one of the most interesting natural attractions of Colombia. Later we will visit the town of Guatape, famous for the details of the basement of the houses where we will take a tour by motorcycle taxi. Afterward, we will visit the Peñol- Guatape reservoir, by boat (additional cost). There we can enjoy a unique landscape. (Lunch is not included) Duration: 8 Hours. Days of Operation: Every day Includes: Tour as described, motorcycle taxi tour, bilingual guide, transportation and, local Medical Assistance Card.
Day 5: Medellin – Pereira
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to Rionegro International Airport to take the flight (not included), to the city of Pereira. Arrival in Pereira, welcome and assistance at the International Airport Matecaña and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Day 6: Pereira – Salento and Cocora Valley
Breakfast at the Hotel, later the journey to Valle del Cócora will begin, appreciating the beautiful landscape of the place, we entered the town of Salento previously. Once we arrive at the Valley, we will have a welcome cocktail (Canelazo) and assistance by a specialized eco-guide from Cócora who makes an introduction to the Cócora Natural Reserve. Walking, transfer to the palm forest where we can appreciate the biodiversity of fauna and flora of the place where we will take the ecological path of the highest wax palm in the world and national flagship tree where we will do the ritual of the wax palm of Quindío, which It consists of knowing the history of how the aborigines worshiped this palm. Then, the planting of palm seedlings continues. In the Valley you can do optional activities such as ecological horseback riding, walks to exclusive and very special places in the valley, have a delicious typical lunch in a restaurant in the Cócora Valley (Not Included) and have a barista show of origin coffee in the town from Salento at Café Jesús Martín. Transfer to the typical town of Salento where we will have a Walking tour visiting its colonial streets, artisan workshops and the viewpoint of Cocora. At the agreed time, assistance and transfer to the place of origin. Duration: 07 hours. Includes: Entrance fees to the described places, bilingual guide, private transportation, and local medical assistance card, Canelazo Tasting. Additional optional lunch: 25 Usd per person.
Day 7: Pereira – Coffee Farm
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time we start the tour to the Coffee Farm located in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal which is located at 1500 meters above sea level in volcanic soils of the Central Mountain Range of the Colombian Andes. The tour begins in the company of a local expert, taking tourists around and explaining the coffee process from planting, selective manual harvesting and pulping. After this, we will roast specialty coffee beans on a wood fire in the kitchen of the typical country house where we can have an authentic coffee experience. During the tour, we have several stations with beautiful views of the natural environment of the place while we enjoy a cup of coffee. Finally, we move on to the innovative process of drying the coffee bean and then to the processing plant, ending up at the main house where we finish the experience with a delicious coffee lemonade. Transfer to the hotel. Duration: 04 hours Includes: Private transportation, guide, and environmental interpretation, landscaping in the Tambo of Santa Rosa, interactive coffee process, assistance by expert personnel of the Hacienda, hydration, snack. Additional optional lunch: 25 UDS per person
Day 8: Medellin - Santa Marta
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to José María Córdoba Airport to take the flight (not included) to Santa Marta. It is suggested to take the flight in the morning. Arrival at Simón Bolívar Airport in Santa Marta. Welcome and assistance, and transfer to the hotel. Free time for lunch (Lunch not included). In the afternoon, city tour by the main avenues and visiting the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, an old sugar mill where Simón Bolívar -the liberator of Colombia- spent his last days. Here you can see three different collections, the historical collection, the modern collection, and the botanical garden. Visit to the Minor Basilica Cathedral, Gold Museum or Customs House, where Simón Bolívar was alive and dead, and which today is the Gold Museum. Appreciation of an extraordinary collection, which puts in context the cultural heritage, and observation of the beautifully restored colonial house that invites you to explore the past and present of Santa Marta. Return to the hotel. Duration: 04 hours. Includes: Entrance fees to the described places, bilingual guide, private transportation, and local medical assistance card.
Day 9: Santa Marta • Mamey • Cabaña de Adan Camp 1
Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 am, transfer from hotel to the point Aguacatero where a Pick up 4x4 will take us to Mamey. Lunch in the village (Included). Our first camping day will start with a walk along the river. At the first stop, we will take a bath in a natural pool. From this point, the steepest hill begins, continuing until reaching Cabañas de Adam where we will enjoy the spectacular natural pool and waterfall. There we will spend the night in hammocks. Dinner at the camp (Included). Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 7.6 km. Altitude: 450 m. Remark: Accommodation in hammocks/beds/marquees with mosquito nets and blankets Optional: Mules for luggage transport
Day 10: Camp 1 • Mutanzi • Camp 2/3
Breakfast. Early departure from camp 1, walk for two hours to the Mutanzi indigenous community, where it can be observed how this ethnic lives today. 40 minutes-walk to camp 2, where a delicious warm lunch will be taken (Included). Appreciation and enjoyment of the Buritaca River and its surroundings. The walk continues along the river for approximately 4 hours until reaching the camp 3 of the Mamo Romualdo (Mamo is a character in the indigenous community who represents the wisdom). During the dinner, the guide will share knowledge about the Tayrona culture and will lead a briefing about the next day. Accommodation in hammocks, beds or tents (subject to availability), dinner (included), at the camp. Duration: 7 hours. Distance: 14 Km. Altitude: 900 meters Remark: Accommodation in hammocks/beds/marquees with mosquito nets and blankets Optional: Mules for luggage transport
Day 11: Camp 3 • Lost City • Camp 2
Today we get up before dawn. Breakfast and beginning of the walk to reach the Lost City with the first light of the day. The walk winds through thick vegetation and suddenly, after crossing the river, we find a primitive staircase of rock with more than 1000 steps that will take us to the magnificent city of Tayrona. Upon arrival, you will have a guided tour of the area and have free time to walk in place or just sit and absorb the harmonic energy of the site. Additionally, you will have a private meeting with the chief or the shaman of the area. Upon our return, we pick up our equipment at the camp and walk to the "Adam's Camp" for lunch (Included). After a little rest and eating some local fruits, we continue to camp 2 Bumake. Accommodation in hammocks. Dinner (included), in the camp. Duration: 7 hours Distance: 9 km. Altitude: 470 m. Remark: Accommodation in hammocks/beds/marquees with mosquito nets and blankets Optional: Mules for luggage transport
Day 12: Camp 2- Mamey - Santa Marta
Breakfast. Early departure Continue down the mountain for half a walk (Approximate duration 7 hours) enjoying fruits and juices until you reach Mamey, where a delicious lunch will be served (included). Time to relax and take a shower before 30 min. Private transfer in 4X4 to Aguacatero 20 min. Return to the hotel in Santa Marta.
Day 13: Santa Marta – Cartagena
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the city of Cartagena. Approximate duration: 04 hours. Welcome Arrival at the Hotel for your respective Check-In. In the afternoon tour by the residential areas of Bocagrande, Castillogrande, and Manga. Arrival at the Cima de la Popa, where we will have a panoramic view of the city. Guided visit to the convent and church. Guided visit to the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the most important military engineering work of Spain in America and which protected the city from pirate attacks. At the end of this visit, we will return to the hotel along Santander Avenue where we can appreciate the bastions and walls of the historic center; we will visit Las Bóvedas craft center. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel. Includes: transport, guide, entrance fees, and local medical assistance card. Duration: 04 hours. Days of Operation: every day
Day 14: Cartagena - Islas del Rosario. (Charm)
Breakfast at the hotel. Daily departure: 08:30 hours *Departure from Marina Santa Cruz dock: 08:00 hours -full Day on the islands to enjoy its crystal clear waters. There we can go scuba diving or snorkeling (additional cost). At the Pegasos Pier, you will board a speedboat or yacht, with a panoramic tour of the Bay of Cartagena and Bocachica, where you can admire a beautiful landscape with the old forts of San Fernando and San Jose. Navigating along the coast of Baru Island we will reach the base island in the Rosario Islands. Free time to enjoy the sea and the facilities. Return to the hotel in Cartagena. Includes: Tour by the set of islands, typical lunch and assistance card, transfer Hotel /Port/ Hotel Duration: 8 hours. - Days of Operation: Every day. Not Included: Sailing and Coralia taxes U$10 per person, Oceanarium entrance U$10 per person.
Day 15: Cartagena
Breakfast at the Hotel, Free Morning and then transfer to the Airport to take the flight to your hometown.
The price of the program includes:
-Accommodation for 02 nights in Bogota -Accommodation for 02 nights in Medellín -Accommodation for 03 nights in Pereira -Accommodation for 02 nights in Santa Marta -Accommodation for 03 nights in Ciudad Perdida -Accommodation for 02 nights in Cartagena -Meal according to the Program -Excursions described in the program -Permanent bilingual guide. -Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport. -Land transfer Santa Marta / Cartagena. -Local medical assistance.
The price of the program does not include:
-Services not specified in the program -Meals not specified -Voluntary tips (guides, drivers) -Personal expenses, such as phone calls, laundry, room service, among others -Visa or consular fees (when required) -Taxes dock in Cartagena: 10 Usd per person and entry to the Aquarium: 10 Usd per person -Flight tickets