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COL02: 10 Days Bogota - Villa de Leyva - Medellin - Cartagena

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival in Bogota, Airport pick-up
Welcome to join the Colombia holiday packages! Today our guide and the driver will pick you up from the airport and escort you to check in the hotel. During the rest of the day, you could have a good rest and later explore nearby places by yourself. You could go to the 93rd Street Park, only 11-minute walk from your hotel, one of the most popular commercial and recreational areas in Bogota, surrounded by various restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.

Accommodation: Hotel BOG (4 stars)

Day 2: Bogota one day city tour
Today our guide and the driver will lead you to visit Mount Monserrate, located at the city center, over 3,000 meters (9,850 feet) above its base. We will take a cable car to its top and catch a magnificent vista of the city's landscape. Then we will pay a visit to La Candelaria, a historical area of the city featuring colonial architectures. We will first stroll around Plaza de Bolivar, a major square surrounded by historical buildings like the Palace of Justice, National Capitol, and The Primary Cathedral of Bogota etc. Then we will explore the nearby Museo de Botero, an outstanding art museum donated and curated by Fernando Botero, the most famous living artist of Colombia, and Museo del Oro containing a super huge collection of elaborate gold artifacts.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel BOG (4 stars)

Day 3: Half day tour with Salt Cathedral, Drive to Villa de Leyva
After breakfast, we will go to visit Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, 1.5-hour drive from your hotel. The Roman cathedral was caved inside a salt mine 200 meters (220 yards) below the ground, making it become the No.1 wonder of Colombia. After the visit, we will drive 3 hours to a charming colonial town called Villa de Leyva.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Campanario de la Villa (4 stars)

Day 4: Villa de Leyva full day tour
Today we will go to visit El Infiernito, a pre-Columbia site for religious ceremonies at the outskirt of Villa de Leyva, consisting of a mysterious subterranean altar, settings of upright standing stones and several earthen mounds. Then we will tour around the Vineyard Aim Karim and see how wine is made in a tropical setting. Next, we will go to Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo, a peaceful convent built in 1620 with a gorgeous courtyard and fossil decorated floors and walls, and Casa Terracota, a unique house entirely made of clay and the world's largest of its type. Last, we will go for a walk at the Plaza Mayor, one of the Americas largest town squares paved with massive cobblestones and embraced by some impressive colonial structures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Campanario de la Villa (4 stars)

Day 5: Fly to Medellin, Stopover at Laguna de Guatavita
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Bogota airport for the flight to Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia. On the way, we will stop and explore a picturesque crater lake called Laguna de Guatavita, where the legend of El Dorado, the Golden Man, was originated. It is a sacred lake to local Musica people and plenty of exquisite gold offerings was cast into the deep lake during past indigenous rituals, which had attracted many explorers and treasure hunters to find them. There will be a short hike to reach the lake. It rains a lot in the area and the road is muddy, so you'd better bring a raincoat and wear a pair of comfortable shoes.

Upon landing in Medellin, the guide and the driver based there will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 6: Medellin full day trip with Comuna 13 & Parque Arvi Forest Park
Today your Colombia holiday packages in Medellin will start with a visit to Comuna 13. Located along a steep hillside, Comuna 13 was recognized as the most violent neighborhood in Medellin for once being the most dangerous crime city in the world dominated by the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar. Now it has been transformed into a popular street-art center for graffiti. Our guide will lead you to take the metrocable to reach the neighborhood and share with you the hidden history behind these fantastic graffiti.

Next, we will take the metrocable to Parque Arvi. It is a super large natural reserve in the rural area of Medellin, an ideal place for hiking, picnicking, biking and horse riding. After that we will return back to the downtown. In the evening, you could arrange your own activities. You could have an independent visit to Parque Lleras, a recreational park and the nightlife capital of the city, where you could enjoy live band or rumba performance, drink delicious cocktails and sample local snacks.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 7: One day tour with Guatape and El Peñol
This morning, we will drive 1.5 hours to visit Guatape, a charming town sitting by a large reservoir, famous for streets lined with brightly hued houses. When arrive, we will first climb to the top of El Peñol, an upright inselberg located to the southwest of the town. It is about 200 meters (656 feet) in height and visitors could go up to the top by a stairway built along one of the rock break and overlook surrounding landscape. Later, we will knock around the town and sightsee its colorful buildings.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 8: Fly to Cartagena, Enjoy half day city tour
Today your guide will transfer you to take the flight to Cartagena. The local guide at Cartagena will pick you up and send you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will have a walking tour to visit the Walled City near Caribbean coast, known for an 11-kilometer (7 mi) long massive stone wall and well-preserved colonial architectures inside. There we will also pay a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a 16-century fortress built to defend its people from invaders' attacks including pirates raids.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Armeria Real (4 stars)

Day 9: Cartagena full day tour with Islas del Rosario
In the morning, we will take you to the wharf and then change to a boat to Islas del Rosario in 45 minutes. Islas del Rosario is an archipelago and a national park established to protect the coral reefs along Colombia Caribbean coast. After arrival, we will take a walk along the pristine beach and then have a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure to explore vibrant marine life. At dusk, we'll go back to Cartagena.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Armeria Real (4 stars)

Day 10: Airport see-off
Today our guide will send you to the Rafael Núñez International Airport on schedule and see you off there. Thanks for booking the Colombia holiday packages with us. Wish you all the best!

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 10% off - Book before Aug 31, 2024

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD4109 USD3698USD3719 USD3347
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
  • Economy class airfare of Bogota - Medellin - Cartagena.
  • English speaking local guides for the city tours mentioned.
  • All transfers in private AC vehicle with an experienced driver as per the itinerary.
  • Entrances fees for scenic spots as per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out from Colombia.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Colombia visa fee.
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