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Memorable Colombia 2 Weeks Tour

COL04: 14 Days Bogota - Armenia - Cocora Valley - Filandia - Medellin - Santa Marta - 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 itinerary 2 weeks! Today we will pick you up from the airport at Bogota and escort you to check in the hotel. Then you can enjoy your free time resting or exploring the city on your own. You could go to the 93rd Street Park, one of the most popular shopping, dining and nightlife areas in the capital city of Colombia.

Accommodation: Hotel BOG (4 stars)

Day 2: Full day visit in Laguna de Guatavita & Salt Cathedral
After breakfast, we will start the Colombia 2 weeks tour with Laguna de Guatavita, a sacred cater lake northeast to Bogota, where the legend of El Dorado originates. It rains often there. Proper shoes and an umbellar or a raincoat are necessary for the lake trip. Next, we will go to visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, an architectural wonder in Colombia, which is a Roman church hewn into the tunnels of salt mine 200 meters (220 yards) beneath the ground.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel BOG (4 stars)

Day 3: Bogota historical city tour, Fly to Armenia
Today we will drive to the Mount Monserrate at the city center and take cable car to its top, where you could overlook the entire city. Then we will drive to the historic area of Bogota, La Candelaria. We will wander at the Plaza de Bolivar. Surrounding the plaza are national buildings like the Republic Congress, The Justice Palace and The Cathedral Primada…We will also tour the Museo de Botero curated by the country's most famous living artist, Fernando Botero, with most of his paintings and sculptures as well as his personal collection of works by other artists. After the visit to Museo del Oro, the museum of pre-Colombian gold artifacts, we will send you to take the flight to Armenia. Our local guide and the driver will then transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Estrella del Monte (4 stars)

Day 4: Hiking at the wax palms of the Cocora Valley
In the early morning, we will drive to visit the nature reserve Cocora Valley, home to Colombia's national trees, wax palms, which up to 60 meters (200 feet) tall are the world's tallest ones. Upon arrival, we will hike along the winding trails, through the tropical forests and get to observation platform for the breathtaking views of misty green mountains and lush forests. Next, we will drive 40 minutes to visit an impressive colonial town called Filandia, featuring colorful colonial buildings and miles of lush coffee farms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Estrella del Monte (4 stars)

Day 5: Visit coffee finca Hacienda San Alberto, Fly to Medellin
After breakfast, we will go to visit famous coffee plantation Hacienda San Alberto, located one hour's drive from your hotel. During the coffee tour, the guide will give you a full introduction about Colombia coffee, from its plantation history, different coffee tastes to its commercial significance. You could also see the whole process of how Colombia's most award-wining coffee is made. Besides, there is a rewarding experience of picking coffee beans on your own. At the end of the day trip, you will be transferred to catch the flight to Medellin. The local guide and the driver will then help you settle down at the hotel booked in advance.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 6: Flower Farm tour in Santa Elena
Your Colombia 2 weeks tour today will start with a visit to Santa Elena, a small cultural town located high in the mountainside, roughly a 40 minute drive from downtown Medellin. It is the home to a great abundance of flowers and the birthplace of the famous Feria de los Flores, or Flower Fair in English, held each year in August. In the afternoon, we will go back to the city and enjoy a laid-back stroll along the greenery avenues at El Poblado, the most popular neighborhood in Medellin for foreigners.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 7: Medellin Comuna 13 street art tour
After breakfast, your guide will lead you to take the Metrocable to visit Comuna 13, used to be the most dangerous area in the city due to its favorable position for crimes – clinging to the steep mountainside at west side of the city. But now with collaborative efforts of locals and artists, it has transformed into a popular center for graffiti and street-art performances.

Afterwards, we will get to Parque Arvi forest park by Metrocable and go for a hike to appreciate its pleasant scenery. For your independent visits in the evening, we suggest you go to Parque Lleras, a recreational park with a good variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, which offers some of Medellin’s best nightlife.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 8: Drive to visit Guatape & El Peñol
Today we will visit the resort town of Guatape, a one and a half drive from Medellin. Upon arrival, we will first go to the El Peñol, a 200 meters (656 feet) high isolated rock hill bordering the town, and climb to its top via a staircase with over 649 steps. After overlooking the town at the top, we will get down and take a leisurely stroll at the town street lined with brightly painted houses.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Diez Medellin (4 stars)

Day 9: Fly to Santa Marta
After breakfast, we will escort you to board the flight to the city of Santa Marta. After arrival, the local guide and the driver will send you to check in the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy your own company hanging out at the city center or exploring nearby Caribbean beaches. Santa Marta Cathedral and Tairona Gold Museum are also located within a 7-minute walk from your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Placita Vieja (4 stars)

Day 10: One day excursion in Tayrona National Park
Today we will go to explore Tayrona National Park, a protected area located between Caribbean Sea and coastal mountains, known for palm-shaded coves, gorgeous beaches and lagoons, tropical forest and rich wildlife. During the 2 hours' hike to Cabo San Juan del Guia, a picturesque cape with some of the best beaches in the park, we will pass the jungle, spot local flora and fauna, wander at the exotic beaches of Arrecifes, and take photos at the mesmerizing La Piscina beach. In the afternoon, we will make our way back to the park entrance and drive back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Placita Vieja (4 stars)

Day 11: Full day trip to Minca
The diverse Colombia tour today will start with a 45 minute drive to Minca, a small refreshing town nestled in the forest of Sierra Nevada de Santa Mountains just outside the Santa Marta city. We will first tour around the La Victoria, a very famous organic coffee plantation, where you could have a wonderful time tasting coffee while observing its production. After that, we will go for a hike through the forest to the stunning Marinka Waterfalls, get refreshed at the cool mountain breeze, soak in the peace and quiet of nature, and watch colorful birdlife.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Placita Vieja (4 stars)

Day 12: Transfer to Cartagena, visit Walled City & San Felipe Castle
After breakfast, we will send you to take a 4-hour long-distance bus to the coast city of Cartagena. After arrival, the guide and the driver at Cartagena will pick you up and send you to the hotel for a good rest. In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage, the Walled City, featuring an up to 11 km (7 mi) long and 20 meters (66 feet) thick stone wall. Inside it there are many well-preserved colonial architectures. We will also sightsee the San Felipe Castle perched on a hill, built by Spanish in the 16th-century to defend against its enemies both from the land and Caribbean Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Armeria Real (4 stars)

Day 13: Leisure day at Cartagena
Today is a free day for you to explore the city at leisure. You could go on tour around the Walled City, visiting the old churches like Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, wandering at the historic plazas, getting a great culinary experience at one of the atmospheric restaurants and outdoor cafes, and buy some souvenirs at the craft shops. At night, you could have some delicious drinks at one of the bars on the city wall while enjoying the sea breeze. Or hop on a chiva party bus to enjoy live street music performances, dancing with locals and drinking local liquor at various bars around the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Armeria Real (4 stars)

Day 14: Airport see-off
Enjoy your last staying at Cartagena. At the end of the Colombia itinerary 2 weeks, our guide and the driver will send you to Rafael Núñez International Airport and see you off there. Thanks for booking the tour. Hope you've had an amazing Colombia vacation.

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
USD5719 USD5147USD5179 USD4661
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfares of Bogota - Armenia - Medellin - Santa Marta.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Bus fare for trip from Santa Marta to Cartagena.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Colombia.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Colombia visa fee.
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