Enjoy Colombia’s colonial cities, fragrant coffee, lush scenery, vibrant cultural life and impressive national parks in this 2-week itinerary taking in the highlights of Colombia.
Highlights: Bogotá– Salt Cathedral – Coffee Region – Cartagena – Tayrona NP.
Any of our itineraries can be adjusted to suit your requirements so let us know if you would also like, for example, to include a stay in Villa de Leyva, the Amazon rainforest, or visit Colombia’s Pacific coast.
You will be met on arrival at the airport and driven to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon city tour to visit the Bogotá's historic centre. Visit also the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum.
Paloquemao Flower Market & Salt Cathedral
Early-morning trip to the Paloquemao Flower Market then move to Bogotá's Usaquen district to sample some street food. Travel north to visit the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquirá. Round off the day by enjoying a late lunch whilst watching a Paso Fino display.
Fly to Colombia's Coffee Region where you'll transfer to your hacienda-style hotel. This afternoon visit a coffee plantation and in the evening relax in the Hot Springs at nearby Santa Rosa.
Coffee Region Full-day Tour
Soak up the atmosphere in Colombia's 'coffee triangle', a region which offers so much more than simply coffee. Visit the colonial towns of Filandia and Salento to admire the colonial architecture and browse the handicraft shops. Enjoy a short hike in the lush Cocora Valley.
Day at leisure. Options to go horse-riding, zip-lining, para-gliding, Botanical Gardens visit, cookery classes or yoga. Or simply relax by the hotel's pool.
Coffee Region - Cartagena
There's a gentle river rafting excursion this morning, with picnic lunch, before you take your flight to Cartagena, the colonial jewel in the whole of South America's crown.
Full-day tour of Cartagena, giving you a chance to orientate yourself and visit the main sites in the historic centre. In the afternoon drive up to San Felipe Fort and on to La Popa Convent.
Full-day boat trip out to the Caribbean Rosario Islands for some beach R&R & snorkelling.
Day at leisure. Relax by the hotel's pool or further self-explore the history and cafe culture of this charming colonial town. Option to visit former slave town of Palenque, nearby volcanic mudpots, or to go on a mangrove boat trip.
Tayrona National Park
Transfer up the coast to the Tayrona National Park, where the rainforest meets the beach. Along the way stop to visit the colonial town of Santa Marta.
Tayrona National Park
Days at leisure to enjoy the Park's natural beauty & wildlife. Guided tours are available or simply relax on the beach.
Tayrona - Santa Marta - Bogotá - home
Transfer to Santa Marta airport and fly to Bogota to connect with your flight home, arriving the next day.
The above sample Colombia holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Colombia has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Colombia holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Colombia holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Colombia holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Colombia holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Colombia holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Colombia holiday.